DANCING ALL THE WAY FROM GREAT BRITAIN!
We used to stay at a friend’s house in New York who always lit these intoxicatingly fragrant candles Each candle also contains its iconic label in gold. I finally had to turn the candle over to find out the name. It’s Cire Trudon. The candles are incredible. We have one in our foyer right next to the hall chair that is covered in a fabric containing a glorious monogram from New Orleans based, Leontine Linens.
Cire Trudon puts out a catalogue that features the British artist, Lawrence Mynott. Quinn dug into his history and it turns out the artist has had an illustrious career as an illustrator. Check out his profile on the Cire Trudon website:
The candle company, Maison Trudon, hired Lawrence Mynott to create an original drawing for each one of the fragrances in the candle line. He graduated from Chelsea School of Art and The Royal College of Art. He has won numerous awards and continues to create whimsical and fantastic illustrations. His client list includes major advertising agencies, design groups, newspapers and magazines. He has provided illustrations for Penguin Books and Tatler Magazine. He lives with his wife in Tangier.
Quinn managed to find his email and wrote to him to see if he would do something for the “Rach and Bach” concert. He agreed! We love the final rendition which depicts Rachmaninoff and Bach on stage as two dancing metronomes. Now, the icing on the cake would be to visit Tangier and see Lawrence’s rooftop apartment. Maybe one day….