MORO DABRON & JAMB
Constantly inspired by artefacts from the ancient world and their timeless nature, Will Fisher and Charlotte Freemantle founders of Jamb, had always longed to create their own candle and were instinctively drawn to working with Moro Dabron.
The collaboration presented the perfect opportunity to create a candle vessel that evoked a Roman Bronze, combined with a uniquely layered smoky fragrance which captures the English country house.
The candle vessel was inspired by a Bronze-age nave seen in the British Museum, which was adapted by adding a supporting socle to reflect Moro Dabron’s first candle vessel. It was then cast, using the ancient lost wax process, and laboriously hand-patinated using a multi-step process honed at Jamb’s workshops in London; resulting in vessels with their own unique, richly textured, verdigris surface that replicates the appearance of ancient Roman bronzes, salvaged from a sea bed after thousands of years of ageing.
Photographed amongst the extensive collection of Grand Tour objects in Will and Charlotte’s house in London, the vessel is reminiscent of artefacts discovered by British collectors during the 18th and 19th centuries and fits seamlessly surrounded by its neoclassical counterparts - objects that shaped the creative and intellectual sensibilities of some of the greatest artists, writers and thinkers of the day.
Moro Dabron and Jamb wanted to evoke the essence of an English country house through scent. With notes of olibanum, cade, smoke, precious woods, black pepper and amber, it brings to mind the warmth and aroma of a log fire burning in a room full of antique furniture, tapestries and books.