Collection by Diana Budds

Material Focus: Copper

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Warm, rosy-toned copper has fallen into favor with contemporary designers. Just as brass was au courant with designers last year, expect to see more of this material in furniture and products in the coming months (our roving editors have already spotted it in a few places during the 2013 Salone Internazionale del Mobile). In the slideshow that follows, we've gathered a few of our favorite examples from the Dwell archive that show how versatile copper can be.

Clad in copper panels that Holl had fabricated by the Kansas City, Missouri, company Zahner, the house is daylit by a...
The suspended living room's scaly belly doesn't detract from the unfussy kitchen and dining area.
What began as one-offs morphed into Seattle studio Iacoli & McAllister’s first in-house collection, which debuted the...
Though we love the custom teak-and-steel sink, shelving, shower caddy, mirror, shower, and vanity by Pat Carson Studio,...
Schatz and Eamon bought a small sheet of copper, cut out their house numbers, mixed and poured some concrete, and...
Both sturdy and whimsical, the Copper Lamp 10Kg by Samuel Treindl and Tobias Sieber is a tongue-in-cheek way to collect...
The house in the evening, with the main living space and basement illuminated. "It gets pretty windy here," Jamie says.
Lighting designer Tom Dixon released this pendant lamp in 2006 at the Milan Furniture Fair.
When the Zimmerman family settled in Seattle, Washington, in the late 1990s they bought a 1,100-square-foot Craftsman...
This handmade, copper-plated bike’s minimal aesthetic is reminiscent of vintage track bicycles.
The Svalbard Science Center, on the arctic Svalbard archipelago, is clad in copper sheeting, a material that remains...
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