minimalist design incense holders

Cleanse — And Class Up — Your Space: 27 Incense Burners That Double As Art Objects

A few years ago, we noticed an uptick in the number of incense burners being produced by small-scale makers, and produced this little nothing of a story. Fast-forward two years, and that uptick has suddenly become a deluge — like jewelry once was, incense burners have become an indispensable part of a designers’ small goods line-up, as well as a place to experiment with form and materials. The rise in popularity of incense has gone hand in hand with an explosion in the world of ceramics (since incense burners can, by definition, only be made from a certain number of materials, including clay). But it all comes back to the recent popularity of cleansing rituals in general, be they part of a greater wellness trend or simply a way to reclaim some shred of sanity in these troubled times. Even better, these minimalist takes look stylish even when not in use. Breathe deep and scroll through to find where to find — and buy — our favorites right now.

Top: Saturno Incense Burner by Bloc Studios, $982

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Textured Bend Incense Holder by Malka Dina, $52We Living_Work Of

Dovetail Incense Holder by WE Living, $65


Void Incense Burner by Addition Studio (formerly Page Thirty Three), $149.95


Wave Incense Holder by Rachel Saunders Ceramics, $25


SAIC Pyramid Incense Burner With Tray, $24.95


Incense Altar by High Gloss, $45


Saikai Brass Cube Incense Burner by Masanori Oji, $22

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Rose Quartz Circa Mineral Incense Burner by Cinnamon Projects, $240

Orphan Work Incense Holder_Brass

001 Sage / Incense Rest by Orphan Work, $420

Incense Hut

Incense Hut by E. Smith, $40

Concrete Cat

Incense + Ash Charcoal Pastel by Concrete Cat, $75

Alder Shop

Brass Incense Holder by Alder & Co, $110


Incense Burner No 1 by Lonewa, $155


Incense Holder by Fredericks & Mae, $95

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Multipurpose Brass Bowl by Blackbird, $350


Censer Incense Burner by Appartus, $820


Linea Incense Burner Gift Set by Cinnamon Projects, $110


Hexagonal Incense Burners by Cofield, $32


Gully Incense Holder by Good Thing, $38


Incenstix Incense Holder by Avandi, $135


Nopales Incense Burner by Eric Roinestad, $90


Incense Burner Set by Addition Studio, $35

Malka Dina_Consort

Incense Holder by Malka Dina, $48


Monolith Incense Holder and Dish by MAAPS, $62

Saturn Incense Hut by Recreation Center, $60

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Satin Nickel Tall Cylinder Burner by Tennen Studio, $880