Trend to Watch: Brass Revival

, , , , By Catherine Lazure | Nordic Design

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All that glitters is no longer silver – From glowing faucets, burnished door knobs, honeyed furniture to shiny lamps, brass is making a comeback!

Brass was in vogue back in the ’70s, but was quickly snubbed by designers that saw it as old-fashioned. Decades later, Brit designer Tom Dixon was among the first to reintroduce brass with the launch of his very popular Beat pendant lights in 2006. A few years later, brass is experiencing an undeniable resurgence and is the metal of the moment, putting an end to the four-decade reign of silver tones.

Loved for its warmth, rich gleam, timelessness and artisanship, brass surprisingly adds fresh touches to any decor. It is contemporary, but has an authentic beauty and personality. I personally love it combine with grey or black, marble or wood.

See below my favourite brass picks from leading Scandinavian designers and brands:


1. Shelf 600, Frama; 2. Chunk of wood candleholder, Menu; 3. Belle jewelry box, Claesson Koivisto Rune for Skultuna; 4. Mass light, &Tradition; 5. Nappula candleholders, Iittala; 6. Precious box, Georg Jensen; 7. NEB Hexagonal sofa table, Per Söderberg; 8. NEB table lamp, Per Söderberg; 9. Pot Hortus, Svenskt Tenn; 10. Cushion, Bloomingville; 11. Scissors, HAY; 12. Stool, House Doctor; 13. Knobs hooks, 2-pack, Menu; 14. Hexagon pot, Ferm Living; 15. Faucet, Vola; 16. Bestlite lamp, Gubi; 17. Mini O Table, OX Design

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Photos in top banner: Skona Hem, WorksteadArtilleriet, Ferm Living


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