Varick, by Alchemy & Co.

Earlier this year, our team was working tirelessly on a William Gray installation for Salone de Mobile 2020. Our launch event considered every sense – touch, sight, sound, taste, and smell. That installation could not come to fruition, but we forged ahead. To celebrate our inaugural collections, we decided to share the custom scent we developed for Salone with our friends and supporters. It is our effort to connect our products – which most are discovering digitally for the time being – with something experiential.

Developed for William Gray by Alchemy & Co., the Varick scent is sensual, timeless and layered. Each candle is hand-poured by Alchemy & Co. founder Michelle Lau (a designer at Meyer Davis) in her Brooklyn home. Similarly to William Gray, Michelle has a material focused approach to her work, and takes the process of refining her products to heart. After providing our team with an array of aromas to sample, she carefully experimented with different blends. We settled on a layered candle that includes notes of vetiver, tobacco, driftwood, lavender, incense and vanilla.

Michelle says, “Alchemy & Co. candles evoke memories and experiences to transcend the mundane. While the daily business of design can feel fast-paced, the process is long. Similarly, the ultimate product produced – be it an interior, a product, or a candle – is best enjoyed over time.” As Meyer Davis studio at large and the William Gray team continue to collaborate remotely, we relish any creature comforts that elevate the experience of working from home.

William Gray Varick candles are a special edition, available by request only. Please contact us if you would like to place an order.