Cult-Favorite Diptyque Candles Launches Decor
No other candle has created such a pop culture frenzy as Diptyque. Meghan Markle burns them in her house. John Mayer created a video ode to it. Countless fans of Feu de Bois, Eau Rose, and Baies have kept that signature black and white logo in the candle, er, spotlight for years. Now Diptyque is adding to its winning line-up with a home décor collection. Celebrating its 60th anniversary, the candle brand reached out to artisans to create a special capsule of tableware. It's a throwback to Diptyque's founders, artist Desmond Knox-Leet, interior designer Christiane Gautrot, and theatre craftsman Yves Coueslant set up on shop in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, who opened a tiny shop on 34 Boulevard Saint-Germain in 1961. The idea was to create a treasure trove of their art and the beautiful objects they came across on their travels. Knox-Leet designed what would become their logo, an oval pattern they called Prétorien, after the shape of a soldier's shield and in 1968 they began producing candles and perfumes. The scents were an instant hit and the rest is history.
"Our new home collection was created to bridge the gap between the past—paying homage to our archival designs—and what people currently know of Diptyque’s aesthetic," says Myriam Badault, senior vice president of decoration and lifestyle. "We've reinterpreted our distinct oval shape and our legendary patterns on objects that can embellish daily life." Badault and her team worked with artisans across Europe and Japan, like the famed Murano glassmakers and Portuguese artists who make waterproof wax vases. "We are constantly on the hunt for artisans whose universe resonates with Diptyque’s—a blend of serendipity, curiosity and eclecticism," she says.
Below we share a few of our favorite items from Diptyque's home decor launch; shop the whole collection here.
Light that Baies candle and start shopping this chic home decor collection, stat.