Kunst Industrien

The History:

It all started long before the former owners Ib and Jette in 1993 opened their store in the street named Bredgade in the city of Copenhagen.

Ib initially learned to make candles from his father-in-law who had made candles since the 1950's and Ib and Jette decided therefore to make this their way of living.

Quality has always been of utmost importance to the family who have continuously been experimenting with the variety of wax mixes, wicks and production techniques to reach the unique wax alter candles that we have today. The wax alter candles are the signature products of KunstIndustrien.
Over time the candles became more and more popular and about 10 years after starting the business in Bredgade, KunstIndustrien became a B2B business.

Through the years, a variety of other products have been added to our portfolio, such as coloured candles, candle sticks, hurricanes, and accessories for candles.

Today KunstIndustrien is owned by entrepreneurs Britta and Steen Frost.
Their vision is to continue to develop products toward even more sustainability and craftmanship of very high quality.

The Candles :

The wax alter candles from KunstIndustrien are truly handmade and individually manufactured according to a long-standing classic and proven recipe that gives the candles a beautiful glow and slow combustion of only 5-7 grams per hour.

They only use the best available raw materials on the market for our candles. This means that besides burning more stable, more beautiful and longer than most candles in the market, their candles also have one of the lowest soot behavior scores in the EN, testing close to 0, which means that there is minimal oozing or smelling.


The special mix of high-grade waxes makes their wax alter candles translucent and gives them a beautiful glow when burning. Stearin on the contrary is light-dense. This means that wax candles made purely from stearin will not have the same warm translucent glow when they burn. For taper candles this is not as important which is why many of our taper candles are made of 100% stearin.

The wicks are closely matched to the diameter of the candle. Therefore, their candles very rarely run. Again, the candles do not ooze or smell which is an indication that the raw materials they use are of such high quality.

Many people believe that 100% stearin is the best material for candles.

At KunstIndustrien, they both sell candles from 100% stearin as well as candles made from other wax mixes – the most important factor to note within this is the connection between the quality of the raw materials and the craftsmanship. Poor or impure raw material will make a candle burn poorly and with ooze.

In December 2016 their candles were tested for soot at an approved laboratory.

The result should be between 0 and 1, where 0 is the best. Their candles scored as low as 0.04 and are thus among the very best in the market.


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