Il Letterato Blue Porcelain Candle Holder with Scented Candle by Luca Nichetto for Richard Ginori
From the LCDC Collection...
The symbol of wisdom, Il Letterato (The Scholar) is one who contemplates the great design of life, an attentive observer who artfully tells the story of our human drama. This blue candle holder is a porcelain sculpture in the form of a bust. The upper part is adorned with a hat-like cylindrical container, designed to carefully protect the candle and its wisdom.
Made in Italy, the candle holder comes with six 1.4 oz. designer scented Musk Road tealights. Fragrance notes for the candle include bergamot, violet, mint, absinthe, aquatic scents, iris, geranium, white musk, cedar wood and patchouli.
About the Collection
Paying homage to the story of Catherine de' Medici and her journey to Paris, the LCDC, La Compagnia di Caterina, collection gives shape to the figures in her entourage: L'Amazzone (The Amazon), L'Amante (The Lover), Il Letterato (The Scholar), Il Seguace (The Companion), Il Favorito (The Favorite), Il Frate (The Friar), and La Dama (The Lady). Each member of Catherine de' Midici's court is considered a symbol of valor to aspire to, an ideal to ignite one's inner fire; to burn with passion, to nourish the fire of ambition, leadership and wisdom, to keep the flame of friendship, grace and generosity alive, and to show great courage even when everything goes up in smoke.
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- Burn time: approx. 8 hours
- Material: Porcelain
- Dimensions: 9" H x 2.7" L
- Not dishwasher safe
- Care: Never burn candles for more than 4 hours at a time. Let the candle cool, cut the wick and remove any wax debris before relighting. Trim the length of the wick to about 5 mm. Do not reposition the candle when burning or while the wax is still molten. Take care when extinguishing a candle. Place candles at least 20 cm from each other and allow enough space for the flame to burn. If left to burn outside the porcelain holder, make sure the candle is placed on a heat resistant surface. Keep away from drafts and heat sources.
About the Designer
Venice born artist and designer, Luca Nichetto, graduated in 1998 from Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV University of Venice) with a degree in Industrial Design. His artistic talent found inspiration in the famous glass industry of Murano, in which members of his family were involved He owns studios in Venice and Stockholm, Sweden where he combines his own Italian style with the Swedish spirit of modernity and sustainability. Nichetto has won several international awards for his highly sophisticated and innovative design work, ranging from products, furniture and accessories, to architecture, exhibition design and branding.
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About the Brand
Richard Ginori was founded in 1735 near Florence, Italy. The Twentieth Century brought most of the current product designs by the company, tied with the pre-and-post-war explosion of Italian fashion and design, with notable designers such as Gio Ponti taking the firm in new and notable directions. In 2013 the firm was acquired by Gucci.