Northwick Wares was founded in 2017 by three friends from North London united by a love of design. With this focus, we create lifestyle products with an emphasis on materials and craftsmanship. Everything is designed, prototyped and ultimately hand made in London. We primarily aim to use raw materials of natural origins to form our products and we also endeavour to partner with suppliers that share the same views and values.
Our first range of three candles captures our travel experiences and brings them into our homes in London. Each referencing a particular place and time, the scents all evoke different moods. Fjordlands brings to mind the idyllic fjords of Norway with scents that capture cascading waterfalls, forest fruits and woody mountain incense. Inspired by the Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, our Majorelle candle transports you to the shady Moroccan garden lanes of what was once Yves Saint Laurent’s holiday home, while Caledonia takes its cues from the Scottish Highlands, the embodiment of a Sunday afternoon stroll following fresh rain on the wild green terrain.
The branding, design work and art direction was by co-founder Oliver Shilling and references natural materials at every opportunity. The brand icon uses three trees to support this message while referencing the three founders and the packaging celebrates the imperfection of the crackle-glazed ceramics used in their candles with colourful and foiled terrazzo patterns that reflect each of the scents.