About Us

Lit Lab Berlin is a one woman show inspired by scent, sustainability, and architecture. Founder Mallory Chen is a Taiwanese-American living in Berlin, who discovered her calling while working in San Francisco, Berlin, and London. Despite jumping from city to city, she found solace in the smell of 3 things: mothballs, ginger, and waffle cones— little snippets of home that would bring back overwhelming waves of nostalgia.

Ultimately this led her to join scent with her love of candles, and thus Lit Lab was born. Her candle designs are inspired by Berlin's modern and historic architecture, capturing both the clean, angular facets, and the raw and stunningly decrepit essence of Berlin's concrete jungle. 


Every single candle is casted, painted, and poured by hand.