Ubu’s Candle


Ubu’s Candle is a mystical desk and bedside lamp. Our ode to midwestern wabi-sabi combines heaven and earth with a hand-made screen floating atop a mesa of solid grain. This illuminating companion to books, pipes, and knitting needles will lighten up your Sunday nightlife.

Bulb is not included. We recommend an extra round 40W Edison.

Shipping info: ships within 2-3 weeks.

Approximate Dimensions: 11″ x 11″ x 7″

One of a Kind

Made from slab off-cuts, the bases feature live edges, figuring, chainsaw cuts, and the traces of life that once lived within. We embrace each piece’s idiosyncrasies highlighting its beauty. As Nick often prescribes ‘Let your freak flag fly’.

Hand Forged Steel

Every screen frame is hand forged in Los Angeles. Designed by our resident lighting guru Jane, the simplicity of this design keeps the integrity of metal and wood working together to make your hearth glow.

Japanese Mulberry Paper Screen

Every screen is fit by hand with archival Japanese Mulberry paper. Katazome screen printed images are done by hand in small runs at the source in Japan.

The Light Stuff

In the age of “plastic fantastic” we don’t skimp. Every base includes a solid porcelain light socket and gold cloth covered switch cord. Bulb not included – we recommend an extra-round 40W Edison bulb or the equivalent.

Solid Wood Base

Ubu bases come in wide range of solid wood species: Redwood, Redwood Burl, Walnut, Bastogne Walnut, Claro Walnut and Buckeye Burl. You never know what will come next!