Grain is an American design practice dedicated to social and environmental responsibility. Founded in 2008, the work of partners Chelsea and James Minola unites current manufacturing technologies and age-old craft techniques. Goods are produced in small batch runs in their Bainbridge Island, WA studio or through special collaborations with expert artisans in the US and abroad.
Chelsea and James met while studying Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design. Their furniture, lighting and objects are sold in over 100 retailers worldwide and have been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Elle Decor, and Metropolis. Learn more at graindesign.com.
Photo: Ben Blood
The Totem Candle is cast in unscented paraffin wax from forms originally created by turning beeswax on a lathe. Each candle is like a small sculpture, elevating it from an everyday pillar candle into a special object.