Detail - Brass

 
IC table lamp, by Michael Anastassiades for Flos Lighting

IC table lamp, by Michael Anastassiades for Flos Lighting

 
 

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.

Slit table, designed by Hay Furniture

Slit table, designed by Hay Furniture

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.

Twelve table, designed by Massimo Castagna for Gallotti & Radice

Twelve table, designed by Massimo Castagna for Gallotti & Radice

Castagna's Twelve table combines a hand burnished brass structure with a bright brass plate tray to create a vivid contrast. 

Beetle chair, designed by GamFratesi for Gubi

Beetle chair, designed by GamFratesi for Gubi

GamFratesi's introduction of polished brass, to the legs of their stunning Beetle chair, add an element of playfulness to their design.

Tri pendant light, designed by Resident Studio

Tri pendant light, designed by Resident Studio

Resident utilise the reflective properties of brass to good effect with their Tri pendant light which appears to hover in mid air.

Palette table, designed by Jaime Hayon for &tradition

Palette table, designed by Jaime Hayon for &tradition

Spanish artist/designer Jaime Hayon's multi-tiered Palette table combines different sizes, shapes, colours and materials to create something quite sculptural. 

Baba table, designed by Christoph Jenni for Maxdesign

Baba table, designed by Christoph Jenni for Maxdesign

Christoph Jenni adds a highly polished brass table top to his Baba side table, elevating it from purely functional to an object of desire.

Furniture and lighting collection, designed by Tom Dixon

Furniture and lighting collection, designed by Tom Dixon

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.  

Haumea table, by Massimo Castagna for Gallotti & Radice

Haumea table, by Massimo Castagna for Gallotti & Radice

Castagna combines polished and burnished brass with glass, wood and lacquered metal to create something truly unique with his Haumea table.

Ren coatstand, designed by Neri & Hu for Poltrona Frau

Ren coatstand, designed by Neri & Hu for Poltrona Frau

Shanghai based duo, Neri & Hu have added some neatly crafted brass details into their Ren collection for Italian brand Poltrona Frau.


 
Jack Pattison