Artist Profile: Stacey Paneras from House of Aeros

We are proud to stock House of Aeros' hand-poured sculpture candles in the Hellenic Museum Shop. The small business run by Stacey and Steven Paneras, partners in life and in art, was born out of lockdown and has since been featured in Vogue, Afterpay Australian Fashion Week and Fashion Journal.

Taking the concept of candle art to a whole new level, House of Aeros creates wax replicas of some of history’s most iconic marble masterpieces. Michelangelo’s famous Renaissance sculpture of David and the ancient Greek Venus de Milo find new life as scented candles. These candle-sculpture hybrids are handmade in Melbourne and offer a chance to add a luxury piece of art to your own living room. The couple have managed to successfully juggle their side hustle alongside full time jobs and we are just in awe of their design aesthetic. We spoke to co-founder Stacey about her Greek heritage, House of Aeros’ inception and her love of mythology.

Tell us a bit about House of Aeros, how did you begin the business?

The magic started on our honeymoon to Italy and Greece. Together, we fell in love with the beautiful architecture, museums and art history of each city. During the first lockdown, with all our spare time, our post honeymoon ‘woes’ kicked in which brought about the concept of House of Aeros.