Using methods ranging from candle dipping, paper making and crafting textiles with natural wax, Wax Atelier explore and revisit traditional crafting techniques.
Wax Atelier was founded in 2017 by artists and designers, Lola Lely and Yesenia Thibault-Picazo, in London after collaborating and working together as graduates in 2012 with an interest in similar fields. Central to their work is the exploration of wax as a sustainable material, exploring the history of its crafting use such as waxed textiles, candle dipping and lost wax casting. Whilst revisiting traditional uses of wax, Lola and Yesenia also focus on new innovative technologies such as 3D printing with wax.
Born in Hanoi, Lola grew up in London and was always curious from an early age about how objects are made. Her practice focuses around drawing, making and the connection between materials, process and maker.
Yesenia is a French-born musician and designer. She uses design as a means to engage with diverse audiences on contemporary ecological challenges by exploring narrative potentials of materials through collaborations with experts in the fields of geology, anthropology and craft.
Wax Atelier's products focus on a more sustainable future in the world of interiors which we love here at AUTHOR. Their gorgeous candles and waxed food wraps are handcrafted in small batches in their London based workshop and they only use high quality, natural materials to ensure their products are sustainable and ethical for the conscious consumer.
We are delighted that Wax Atelier use natural ingredients to dye their products such as green tea, flowers, roots and wood bark. Their inventive use of waxed textiles to create a plastic-free, water repellent, food wrap alternative is inspiring and we can't wait to see what innovative wax products they produce in the future.