Best in Brass


Brass is bang on trend. When Elle Decor's editor-in-chief Michael Boodro predicted that brass would be big in 2013, we rejoiced! Thank you 70s retro revival!  There is a strong tradition of working with Brass in India and we've always had a penchant for this stunning metal. Here's our list of favourite brass pieces to inject glamour into your homes. 

These signature sculptures by Viya Home are inspired by the architectural finials that crown temples, mosques and pagodas. The Fatehpur finial attempts to capture the splendour of Mughal court performances and the Rajputana finial pays hommage to the magnificence of Rajasthani monuments. 

Ira Design's brings together indian craft with sublte contemporary influences. These beautiful tables are made of spun brass and are inspired
by the patterns of Kolam (South Indian painting stlye) designs.  

A celebration of British ingenuity . This brilliant tea set from Tom Dixon's Eclectic Range has been described as Bauhaus form meets Downton Abbey style.

Designed by Gareth Devonald Smith for Porta Romoana. This lamp is carefully made with individually cut pieces of brass, invisibly joined and welded.

Another stellar example of old meets new. This pendant lamp by Ayush Kasliwal inspired by temple bells is a perfect marrige of skilled craftsmanship and uncompromisingly modern design. 

No "Best of Brass" list would be complete without the the queen of brass accents. These beautiful handcrafted vases by Kelly Weasrstler are inspired
by the glamorous style of old Hollywood. 

Dwell Studio's metallic votives capture the flicker of a candle’s light and add an element of geometric glamour to the room.

Recently discovered in my late mother in law's home in Greece.  It's a simple thing but somehow small insignificant objects, can make us feel connected to the past. Every time I use them I'm reminded of a beautiful, stylish and inspiring lady and it makes me smile... 

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