Collection by Kelsey Keith

Material Focus: Copper Furniture and Lighting


See you later, burnished brass; bright and shiny copper is the new kid in town.

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.

What's that? You love copper so much you want to ride it? You're in luck.
Seattle-based duo Iacoli & McAllister have been mining the copper vein for awhile (see their Algedi table), and this...
Venerable French glass manufacturer Saint-Louis hired Dutch designer Kiki Van Eijk to make a contemporary piece of...
Jaime Hayon designed these copper vases for Gaia & Gino with an eye on Turkish geometric motifs.
Unveiled at 2013 Salone del Mobile, the new Husk table by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia features a copper tray atop...
Toronto-based studio Castor designed its new Coil Lamp with a nifty trick: It's powered by an Apple laptop charger.