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ICFF 2012: Brass Tactics

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Everywhere we looked on the show floor of ICFF, we saw our own faces reflected back. Brass, copper, gold and other shiny metallics seemed to swathe or pepper most surfaces, appearing everywhere from huge lighting installations to tiny drawer pulls. Paging Portlandia—we think we've found this year's bird-on-it motif. Tom Dixon, we are holding you personally responsible.

Part of the Tools for Everyday...
Another component of the Tools for Everyday Life, this time by David Irwin for Swann Morton.
Brass-and-marble Hawley table by Brooklyn–based Egg Collective.
Brooklyn's all-female Egg Collective exhibited this pendant (and also nabbed an ICFF Editors Award for best new booth).
Soren Rose's valet for De La Espada features a brass rod to hang clothes.
Autoban's new collection for De La Espada included these gold-plated Pill lamps.
Asher Israelow incorporated brass hardware in this adaptive reuse of a steamer trunk.
The Kelly chandelier by Gabriel Scott hangs off of a blackened steel base.
A detail of the brass plates and chains.
Lindsey Adelman Studio is a perennial favorite and their ICFF booth featured live lamp-making demonstrations.
Here's a shot of the demonstration space.
Japanese company Kaikado has been making these canisters since 1875 and is still run by the same family.
Rich Brilliant Willing's Cask Milk Stool is made from brass, blackened steel, and oak.
Steve Oh's LED Haven lamp comes in aluminum or brass (the latter shown here).
The gold-plated Work Lamp by Design House Stockholm.
Lighting by New York's Apparatus Studio.
Fire Tripod lamp, with a spun-brass shade, lathe-turned legs and brass feet, by Matthew Fairbank Design.
Pendant by Matthew Fairbank Design.
High boy dresser by Brooke Richard and Laura Watson of Brookline, Massachusetts–based Richard Watson.
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