Wax Atelier

Wax Atelier

Wax Atelier re-visit traditional techniques of candle dipping and paper making using natural wax. For Wax Atelier the art of making becomes a tool to experience the interconnection between the natural world and material culture.

Wax Atelier was founded in 2017 by multidisciplinary designers Lola Lely and Yesenia Thibault-Picazo, in London.

Born in Hanoi, Lola grew up in London and was curious from an early age about how objects are made. Drawing, making and the connection between materials, process and maker are all central to her practice.

Yesenia is a French-born musician and designer. Exploring narrative potentials of materials through collaborations with experts in the fields of geology, anthropology and craft, she uses design as a means to engage with diverse audiences on contemporary ecological challenges.

Together as Wax Atelier they create hand dipped candles and waxed linen food wraps made in their London studio. Naturally coloured and made in small batches using traditional candle-making techniques.