Handcrafted German Pyramid & Candles
Look ma, no electricity!
Since 1899, the Müller Company in Seiffen, Germany has been producing handcrafted wooden collectibles, whose whimsical designs are recognized the world over. Once the holiday season rolls around, their figurines and candle holders appear on many a tabletop and mantel.
German holiday pyramids were invented in the early 1800s, long before the invention of electricity. Instead, these clever decorations rely on the candles heating up the air above, which then pushes up against the blades of the wheel above. And voila: a spinning, eye-catching display of traditional Christmas scenes, hand-carved by artisans in Germany. (We recommend really doing it up by throwing in their pals, the nutcracker, music box, and smoker.)
Photography by Ty Mecham, Rocky Luten, Bobbi Lin
Details & Materials -
A mix of linden, mahogany, walnut, elm, beech woods pine, ash and alder.
Deer, Dark Wood: 8.625"L x 5.5"W x 12.5"H; includes 1 box of unscented candles (50 pieces each)
3-Tiered Forest Scene: 11.5"L x 11.625"W x 16.25"H; includes 1 box of unscented candles (50 pieces each)
Santa Giving Out Presents: 10"L x 6.5"W x 12"H; includes 1 box of unscented candles (50 pieces each)
Care & Notes
Don't leave candles unattended and keep out of reach from children and pets. Never place the candles to close to each other and never on top of each other. If the flames are too large, trim the wick to a shorter length. Use a fireproof, flat surface away from potential drafts. Only for use with authentic pyramid candles; burn time for each candle is approximately 1–2 hours. Store the candles in a cool, dry place.
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How we'd use this beauty in our own homes.
From chewy & sugar-rolled to crisp & brittle (with everything in between!)
Even in my 12-square-foot shoebox kitchen.
We're calling it saucepan-pourri.