Based in St Albans in the South East of England, Karoline has a 1st Class Hons Degree in Art and Design and began to make her mark in 1998 designing and making products using clear resin with real Candy and Miniature Creations embedded inside.
Fed up with the amount of mundane ‘white’ room accessories available and with a love of designing, making and creating, Karoline designed and made a small range of ‘Candy’ inspired Light Switches and matching Cupboard Knobs in her parents garden shed in the summer of 2002. The rest, as they say, is History.
Fifteen years on and the range has grown incredibly and outgrown it’s ‘Candy’ name.
Quality - Handmade in the UK
Everything you’ll find in the Candy Queen store is dreamed up by Karoline, Designed by Karoline and Handmade by Karoline. We take great pride in what we do and we will always go above and beyond to make sure our customers have something they Love as much as we do.
All of our Resin drawer knobs and decorative light switches with Resin rotary knobs are Made By Hand for you in our workshop in Hertfordshire by Designer Karoline Mileham and the Candy Queen team.
Our original light switches, before we start to loving customise them and make them look fab for you in our workshop, are made by VARILIGHT® (the leading British manufacturer of dimmer switches and decorative electrical wiring accessories) who have an industry-wide reputation for exceptional performance, long life and innovation.
The individual Animals, Space Shuttles, and Sports balls are Not made in the UK but Are Customised by us by Hand in our Workshop to turn them into cupboard knobs and light switches for you. As soon as we can find a UK based company to help us make the animals we´ll switch supplier :)
Karoline thrives on making and is constantly working on new ideas in the workshop and creating all sorts of Weird and Wonderful items. Like a Magpie is drawn to silver Karoline swoops on all things brightly coloured and has a Passion for Plastic!
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any queries,
Very Best Wishes
Some Sneaky Photos Whilst Waiting to Talk on Live Radio at Three Counties Radio December 2014