Bella Luce are new and based in London. We are makers of quality handmade urban style retro lighting, tea light holders, organic candles and occasional small furniture pieces – all of which make either an ideal gift or something beautiful for your home or office.
We like to keep things small and make a few products at a time, this enables us to take special care and attention when making either our lamps, candles and tea light holders for you to enjoy. Many pieces are just one-off and are unique.
Handmade Urban Style Lighting
Our urban style retro table lamps and wall lights are all handmade and inspired by twentieth-century classic Italian and European industrial design. Some are one-off pieces.
This bygone era of industrial design, notably from the 1930’s to the 1960’s had been when lighting was robust and made to perform a function – lighting had an air of simplicity to it and was made to last.
Our signature design is using sustainable U.K. sourced natural hardwoods such as ash, black walnut, oak and mahogany for our lamp bases with square clean edges.
We use our own unique organic wax polish by mixing organic beeswax and organic olive oil together. This type of wax polish dates back to the middle-ages and gives each piece of wood a hand polished matte finish. We don’t like using chemicals that make our wood look too shiny and seamless.
We also make lighting with galvanised industrial tubing, using chrome, solid brass and metal fittings.
Quality and safety is very important to us, our electrical supplies are sourced in the UK and comply with both UK and Europeans safety (CE mark) standards.
Before each lamp is sold, it must pass a portable appliance test (PAT) by a qualified electrician and be certified safe to use and comply to selling electrical products in the UK and Europe.
Handmade Tea Lights
Everyone love a tealight, they give off a wonderful atmosphere to any occasion. We enjoy making these beautiful handcrafted tea light holders made using a variety of natural hardwoods – ash, black walnut, oak and mahogany, all are sustainable and sourced in the U.K.
Each piece is individual and classic in style incorporating clean edges and urban chic of mixing metals normally used in industry like checker plate, Zintec metal stainless steel, polished cooper and brass for inserts.
By using original metal fittings used in industry we tend to try and retain their original patina and look.
By experimenting and using different materials together each piece becomes interesting and distinctive.
Handmade Organic Candles
We make beautiful handmade crafted candles, that have a rustic charm and are made using superior quality natural and certified organic ingredients. Our candles are non-toxic and environmentally friendly.
The beeswax is high quality, unbleached, unrefined organic yellow beeswax and comes from the western (European) honey bee called Apis Mellifera.
The coconut oil is sustainable and extracted from the finest organically grown coconuts and cold pressed to preserve its superb qualities and purity.
We prepare our own candle wicks that are made from 100% natural cotton and primed in one of our own blend of certified organic waxes which makes them burn clean and exceptionally bright.