Client: Lobmeyr
Zymbel is a solid brass candelabra designed by Samuel Wilkinson for Austrian artisans Lobmeyr.

The idea behind the Zymbel was to create a candle holder that would reflect and amplify the glow from a single candle with a bit of ‘theatre’.

The form is based on four shifting discs, whose composition can be changed as desired, that move around a candle in spherical space. All parts are constructed from solid brass and have been hand crafted by Lobmeyr’s skilled master craftsmen.

The weighted base allows the other three discs to cantilever up and around the candle producing a gravity defying appearance. The rear discs can be tensioned or repositioned via a handmade butterfly nut on the back. The candle visually floats above the disc via a central spike.

All faces are highly polished apart from two, which have been polished then rubbed with oil to produce a rich contrasting darkened surface.