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Set of Candleholders Trepas

by Peter Karpf

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The Trepas Candleholders were designed by Danish architect and designer Peter Karpf is 1966. Made of solid copper, brass and stainless steel, Trepas is a system of tea light holders. Searching for the perfect vessel for this simple and universal candle, Karpf created a system of holders that can be positioned in countless ways. As the living flame within reflects off of the polished metals, a “tinge of infinity” is created as its reflections bounce between holders. The individual candle holders give one the possibility to mix and match, and to create patterns and shapes. Trepas means clover in latin. In connection to this, Karpf explains “when the three different metals of the Trepas material are placed next to each other in the shape of a clover, the flame is reflected differently in all of the different metals”. Additionally, Trepas has been treated so that the metal never oxidizes, and also so that fingerprints cannot be left on it. The Trepas Candleholders are part of the Architectmade's collection and are sold as a set of six or nine candleholders.

Architectmade is a Danish brand offering a glimpse into a few, rare design objects that some of Denmark’s leading architects created along their way to fame years ago. Celebrating timeless products that last, at the opposite of the "throw away" culture, Architectmade is renowned for its excellent craftsmanship. With three rounds of quality control, objects are made to stand the test of time and designed to be passed along to generations to come.

Trepas Candleholders by Peter Karpf for Architectmade
- Iconic, timeless Danish design
- Brass, Copper and Stainless Steel treated so that the metal never oxidizes
- Set of 3 or 6 candleholders (2 candleholders of each color)
- H 1.1” x Diameter 1.5”




Peter Karpf
Peter Karpf

Peter Karf was born in 1940. He graduated from the Danish School of Arts and Craft. He worked for the highly acclaimed Danish architect Arne Jacobsen and established himself as one of the most important figures of modern Danish design. His creations embrace both beauty and functionality, making an innovative use of materials. Through his career, Peter Karf has been known for his work with furniture bent from one single piece of wood, giving his creations a unique sculptural appearance. His work is also characterized by its simplicity and personal expression. Based on his belief that we live in an age of noise and stress, he designs furniture that brings us down to earth and helps us relax, as demonstrated by the simplicity and calmness of the Gemini candle holder.