Material Focus: Copper Furniture and Lighting

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June 6, 2013
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  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).  Courtesy of Van Heesch.

    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).

    Courtesy of Van Heesch.
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  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.  Courtesy of Iacoli & McAllister.

    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.

    Courtesy of Iacoli & McAllister.
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  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.  Courtesy of Saint-Louis.

    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.

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

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

    Courtesy of KitchenAid.
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  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.  Courtesy of 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.

    Courtesy of Gaia & Gino.
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  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.  Courtesy of B&B Italia.

    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.

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

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

    Courtesy of Castor .
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