Danica Design Candles

In 1970, Erik Laustsen was a recent college grad with an unsatisfying job in Upstate New York.  Longing for some creativity, he traveled to Karlebo, Denmark, and spent a year as an apprentice in his uncle’s candle factory.  In 1980, Erik and his wife Cindy began dipping candles, first in Upstate New York and then in West Rockport, Maine, where they reside today.  Today, Danica Design dips close to half a million candles by hand every year with each candle getting dipped 50 times.