About Us

“There is a glimmer in those who have been through the dark”

- Atticus

  • Melle is a Johannesburg-based candle studio that specialises in creating carefully designed sculptural dinner candles with a sophisticated and romantic feel.

    Moved by a desire to create and an appreciation for one-of-a-kind homeware objects, Melle flowed out of several creative endeavours and was launched via Instagram in October 2020. Melle (meaning ‘strong wolf’ or ‘meeting place’) is all about adding to the magic that happens when people who find strength in their gentleness come together. With the idea of fine and thoughtful gifting at our core, we are dedicated to creating pieces that are just as pleasing to the eye as to the heart.

    All Melle candles are designed, individually poured, and hand finished in our studio. Melles are sold in pairs of two in our signature candle boxes, and you can choose between the Spiral, Sphere or Taper design in a range of selected colours.