Handmade elegance

bika kaarsen

Denmark 1969, Ingrid Buytaert started to produce candles. Known under the name bika, they were mainly spread over Belgium and The Netherlands. In 2005, I, Inge-Lise, Ingrid's daughter, took over the bika candles production. The company behind the candles is from then on known as ilyvero.

Maria Buytaert Kerzen

In the meantime, Ingrid's sister, Maria, started the production of candles in Germany. Under her given name Maria Buytaert Kerzen, she aimed for the German market. In the summer of 2018 Maria decided to retire and trusted me with the continuation of her candle production.

Ilyvero bv

Two lines intersect and stay within the family. The quality of our candles is one and the same, only the look is different. Bika candles have a structured, delicate flake-like surface which softens the colours of the candles. Maria Buytaert candles have a smooth surface and are by consequence brighter in colour.