Detail - Brass
At the expense of a variety of brushed metal finishes and the ubiquitous chrome, brass has appeared as the must-have finish of 2016. Combining warmth and depth with a variety of interesting reflective properties, it is easy to see how this traditional material has made its way back into our hearts.
By adding a brass finish to the various shapes and planes of their simple metal side table Hay have utilised light and shadow to great effect.
Castagna's Twelve table combines a hand burnished brass structure with a bright brass plate tray to create a vivid contrast.
GamFratesi's introduction of polished brass, to the legs of their stunning Beetle chair, add an element of playfulness to their design.
Resident utilise the reflective properties of brass to good effect with their Tri pendant light which appears to hover in mid air.
Spanish artist/designer Jaime Hayon's multi-tiered Palette table combines different sizes, shapes, colours and materials to create something quite sculptural.
Christoph Jenni adds a highly polished brass table top to his Baba side table, elevating it from purely functional to an object of desire.
Tom Dixon has made a name for himself by introducing unusual or unique finishes to his furniture and lighting. Brass, in its various guises, is used to great effect across his collection.
Castagna combines polished and burnished brass with glass, wood and lacquered metal to create something truly unique with his Haumea table.
Shanghai based duo, Neri & Hu have added some neatly crafted brass details into their Ren collection for Italian brand Poltrona Frau.