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June 6, 2013
See you later, burnished brass; bright and shiny copper is the new kid in town.
Copper bicycle by Van Heesch at Anthropologie

What's that? You love copper so much you want to ride it? You're in luck. Van Heesch's copper bike is now for sale via Anthropologie. It even includes a copper chain lock and copper bell (plus handling gloves, naturally).

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Iacoli & McAllister introduced this copper Frame coffee table at 2013 ICFF

Seattle-based duo Iacoli & McAllister have been mining the copper vein for awhile (see their Algedi table), and this year at ICFF they introduced a copper version of their Frame Coffee Table.

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Contemporary lighting design by Kiki van Eijk for Saint-Louis using copper, crystal, and LED bulbs

Venerable French glass manufacturer Saint-Louis hired Dutch designer Kiki Van Eijk to make a contemporary piece of lighting; the result is the industrial-meets-Art Deco Matrice lamp that incorporates copper trusswork around a crystal bulb, with LED bulbs on the interior.

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KitchenAid Professional 620 6-Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer in Satin Copper finish

Even KitchenAid is getting in on the action: The company's professional 6-quart stand mixer now comes in a satiny copper finish.

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Copper vases designed by Jaime Hayon for Gaia & Gino

Jaime Hayon designed these copper vases for Gaia & Gino with an eye on Turkish geometric motifs. We love the shot of pure copper, especially when grouped as a trio.

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Husk table with copper top designed by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia in 2013

Unveiled at 2013 Salone del Mobile, the new Husk table by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia features a copper tray atop die-cast legs.

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Copper Coil task lamp designed by Castor can be charged with an Apple laptop cord

Toronto-based studio Castor designed its new Coil Lamp with a nifty trick: It's powered by an Apple laptop charger.

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Copper bicycle by Van Heesch at Anthropologie

What's that? You love copper so much you want to ride it? You're in luck. Van Heesch's copper bike is now for sale via Anthropologie. It even includes a copper chain lock and copper bell (plus handling gloves, naturally).

Image courtesy of Van Heesch.

In Dwell's June issue, we highlighted a selection of super-metallic objects for the home, the majority of which were made from copper, 2013's metal of choice. The current finish for metals strays from the patinaed, rubbed, waxed, and generally muted finish that's held on in the design market for the past decade. What we're now seeing at the design fairs, from Euroluce to ICFF, is a gleaming, smooth presentation, particularly with copper. Here are a few more editor-approved picks to get the look.

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