Precious Stones and Metals

Marble was a material used by the ancient Greeks and Romans for their buildings, sculptures and many other. Since the ancient times marble has been seen as a luxury material and is generally associated with high end living. Recently marble has made a comeback in the world of interiors. A handy tip to easily apply this trend in your home is to use small amount of marble through statement pieces for example a marble top coffee table or a marble tray , so the marble does not overpower the room. For this trend less is definitely more.

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By adding a marble tray to your interior it gives a subtle nod to the trend and adds a sophisticated and elegant feel to the room.

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Marble tray available from Hay ~ in store now!

We’re seeing a lot more luxurious metals being used in 2016, like matt brass, matt and glossy copper, bronze and blackened chrome. Some of our favorites are below:

Chipperfield Desk lamp by Wastberg:

“This lamp references an archetypal personal desk lamp for home or office use, and seeks to offer a fresh interpretation of the familiar on a domestic scale. The lamp is predominantly made from brass – a material commonly associated with lights, though not so widely used today. The intention was to create a simple form with a clear distinction between a base, a single arm and a lamp head. The lamp has no visible joints and minimal directional movement, without compromising its function.”

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Birdie desk lamp and light by Foscarini:

“The Birdie family of lamps is inspired by the poetic image of a bird on a branch, in a range of forms on the wings of its designers’ creativity and Foscarini’s research. Each version of Birdie is a design in its own right, although all are always recognisably part of the Birdie range with its stylised image of a twig. Birdie Suspension is suspended in the air with its straightforward and harmonious diffuser in three colours: white – with a pleasantly diffused light – metal-chrome or metal-copper.”

Kartell All Saints & Foscarini Birdie(All Saints Mirror by Kartell and Birdie desk lamp by Foscarini)

Kartell All Saints mirror

Foscarini Birdie

Birdie detail

 

Cloche pendant lamp by Norr11:

“The Cloche series is a family of pendant lamps made of spun aluminium with a brushed brass treatment on the inside. It comes with an optional opaque acrylic shield to distribute soft light. This elegant pendant lamp is suspended with a steel wire and has a fabric-sheathed cable. The Cloche series is inspired by the French hat of the early 1900s known by the same name. The open design spreads a even light, creating a gentle atmosphere with deep shades and reflections from the brass. The Cloche series is a beautiful piece of minimalism.”

 

 

 

 

Norr11 Cloche lamp

Norr11 Cloche

We are also seeing metals being used in other furniture pieces, a few products we are loving at the moment:

Coffee table by Gallotti and Radice:

They have introduced matt brass that gives the collection a luxurious feel to it.

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Slit tables by Hay:

Danish Design masters Hay have introduced also brass into there range of side tables.

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Componibili storage unit by Kartell:

We have noticed Kartell love using brass in their products at the moment!

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