Stoff Nagel re-issues glamorous 'S22' candlestick holders

It's been over fifty years since architect and designer Werner Stoff conceived the modular Model S22 Candlestick for German metal smith Hans Nagel. The now iconic and highly coveted design was a massive success both in the local market and throughout the world.

The design has been out of production for over three decades but has recently been re-licensed by Danish design company Just Right under the trademark STOFF Nagel. We are very excited to be able to offer this timeless modern design to a contemporary audience.

Now available in matte black, chrome and brass, these authentic candleholders provide a modern twist on the mid-century favourite. Stackable and fully customisable, they provide limitless opportunities for your own adventurous formations. 

Coupled with specially designed tapered candles, the S22 looks right at home lighting up a dinner party, positioned along a sideboard or even perching on a bedside table. 

 Stacked Stoff Nagel candleholders in brass

Stacked Stoff Nagel candleholders in brass

 
The Model S22 candleholder captures the essence of its time and its creators
— STOFF Nagel
 Wegner Stoff Orginal Nagel S22 Design

Wegner Stoff Orginal Nagel S22 Design

 
 Hans Nagel 1960's

Hans Nagel 1960's

Hans Nagel grew up in the bombed rubble of post war Cologne. The city was largely destroyed during the war and Hans' father struggled to make a living in the family owned metal working factory. In the 1960s Hans took charge of the company and was determined to turn around the family fortunes and create a successful business.

It was on a skiing trip to the Alps that the first glimmer of the Model S22 Candleholder was born. Hans fell backwards into the snow and put his hand out to stop the fall. He left three holes in the snow from his fingers which gave him the idea of creating an elegant metal candleholder.

This idea was realised through collaboration with a local Cologne Architect and designer Werner Stoff who Hans asked to create a bold metal candlestick with three legs. The final design from Stoff is now considered a modern masterpiece. An elegant tripod form with crisp detailing and a shiny chrome finish defined the design, however it was the modular ability to stack into highly creative sculptures that made it an enduring international success.

 
Dan Eagle