Limited Edition Seymour Chwast x Joya "Drafting Table" Candle

$118

Seymour Chwast is a native New Yorker and noted illustrator. He currently has an exhibition at Poster House in Chelsea, NYC which focuses on the impact Push Pin, his studio with Reynold Ruffins, Edward Sorel and Milton Glaser, had on American illustration.

Frederick Bouchardy, founder of Joya, has been a fan of Seymour's work for many years. Seymour visited our studio in 2018 and agreed to make us original artwork, inspired by our space, mission and team. 

The resulting candle is highly limited in an edition of 100, presented in cast porcelain that required extreme care and a tailor-made process involving injected ink into thin layers of relief to evoke a woodblock printing technique. The porcelain was then painted by hand and numbered.

Inspiration is the portrait of a solitary artist: Moonlight and warm light on a worn drafting table, pencil shavings, smudged sketches and diagonal waves.

We also printed hooded sweatshirts, notecards and lighters to celebrate the occasion. 

Fragrance Notes:

The scent is subtle, luxurious, persistent, present. It is sheer cedar, amber, musk and paper—all heart and base notes—no top:

Texas Cedarwood, tobacco, red juniper, vetiver, oakmoss, dry and sheer ambers, frankincense, chalk dust, musk and suede.


Limited Edition Seymour Chwast x Joya "Drafting Table" Candle

Net Weight: 260 g / 9.2 oz.

Approximate Burn Time: 70 hours

Handmade porcelain container - edition of 100

Ingredients: soy wax blend, fine fragrance, essential oil, cotton wick.

Key Fragrance Components: Texas Cedarwood, tobacco, red juniper, vetiver, oakmoss, dry and sheer ambers, frankincense, chalk dust, musk and suede.


– Trim wicks to 1/4" before lighting

– Burn candle for no less than 1 hour and no more than 3 hours at a time. This prevents wax tunneling

– Discontinue use when 1/2" of wax remain

Once your candle is finished and the vessel is ready to be repurposed, we recommend using a dry tissue, towel or rag by hand to wipe off any soot (carbon) that may have accumulated on the inside of the container. You should discard this tissue or rag, so using a dish brush is not advisable. After this process—once the soot has been removed—a hand-wash in soapy water to remove last elements of excess should do the trick. For any stubborn pieces of wax remaining, leaving the container in a freezer overnight usually encourages the wax to shrink and ultimately pop out. Metal wick stabilizers should also pop out without issue.

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