Inspired by the festive nature of ribbonsandndash; they are ever-present on gifts and at parties and always seem to herald good things to come andndash;designers Alken and Bengtsson used smooth andldquo;ribbonsandrdquo; of black powder-coated stainless steel to create pieces that cradle a range of candles from tealights to tapers and thick pillar candles. The dark metal resembles wrought iron; a coal-coloured tribute to natureandrsquo;s most sophisticated elements. Ribbons BlackEdition is versatile; meant for indoor or outdoor use the swirling black pieces stand out beautifully against a backdrop of white snow or green grass. There is something classically Nordic about the scene they create. With its smooth bands circling seamlessly with no beginning or endRibbons are an especially beautiful way to light up the house at Christmas andndash; but their dark beauty resonates all year round.