Our journey begins in New York, a concrete jungle and gathering place for people from all over the world.

"Urban Lights was inspired by the iconic Massimo Vignelli work and his historic NYC subway stations. Designed in New York City and handmade in the USA, Urban Lights celebrates unique vibes of five Manhattan neighborhoods, 5th Avenue, Wall Street, Grand Central, Spring Street, and 125th Street, each with a beautiful olfactive profile."

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You are invited to join Urban Lights' dynamic and interactive universe:

  • Light an Urban Lights candle to set your dreams in motion.
  • Share your New York story with @UrbanLightsNYC to spark and spread love, joy, and hope.

In 2019, Urban Lights began as an experiment in candle-making by next-door neighbors, Elisabetta and Taner, who shared the same passion for candles. They soon found themselves busy in the kitchen of their apartments in Harlem bringing back to life old candle containers and making their own naturally scented candles.

During one of their candle-making home sessions, they were inspired by an old New York City Subway platform pillar that they had found at a local flea market in Brooklyn.

This decorative subway sign of their local 125 Street subway station would become the signature container of an iconic NYC-themed candles collection.