Historically gold, bronze and brass tones were the reserve of Royalty and interior traditionalists. There have been many trailblazers and pioneers along the way, Paul Evans whose extensive use of polished brass in the 1970’s was prolific. Interiors brand Charles Burnand is championing distinguished artists and artisans who work with such metals in exquisite and unusual forms.
Italian artist Sabrina Landini works with gold, silver, bronze and copper in liquid form covering glass and manipulating the metals to stunning effect. Landini’s Riflessi series spans art and functionality, be it in the form of an opaque mirrored wall hanging or table top.
Design duo, Skogsberg and Smart’s hand-blown Hurricane Goldrush table lamp is hand painted in 18 carat gold which takes on a translucent appearance allowing the light to shine through the shade.
CTO lighting are renowned for their use of metals and to stunning effect. The Brutalist influenced Bloc table lamp, cast in solid brass resembles a huge block of solid gold.
Brass and bronze hues add warmth and texture to the dullest of interiors, a perfect example are the triangular wall tiles in 4 differing brass colour tones at the Charles Burnand store.