If there was one single material that had a completely transformative effect in the history of civilisation there is one word; metal.
The discovery of metals in early history allowed humans to produce better quality tools and implements for farming and building.
In effect, metals offered the chance for humans to settle in one place for longer than a season and begin to enjoy all the benefits that this brings.
As you can gather, here at Homecolours we love to see the plus points of materials in all their glory. The metal effect is not just an ancient history lesson, of course. The powerful design look of bold metals offers striking looks for all kinds of interiors and occasions.
Take the above Fatboy Metallicap, Gold for example. Few could doubt the importance of gold for all sorts of reasons. Its beauty, sheen and indisputable value all go into the beautiful design of this remarkable add on to the Fatboy Transparent Lamp. Acting as a stylish cover, the cap is a lovely reminder of the power of metal.
Metal can also be an excellent inspiration even when the main material of a product is not metallic in its basis. The above Tess Daly Metallic Stripe Cushion, 50 x 30cm is a lovely example of this. The silver-coloured stripe pattern creates a strong look for bedroom or sitting room. It is comfortably made with a polyester and linen mix and is just as cosy as it is cool looking!
A unique fusion of the organic and the metallic is offered with the AYTM Concha Shell Hook, Silver. The zamak alloy plus chrome plating helps to bring a strength and durability to the artistically made piece. Based on natural sea shells, the hooks are fantastic for anyone looking to explore an artistic look in the home.
Brass is shown off in distinction and class with the Tala Brass Triple Pendant with Canopy. Comprising three brass pendants and a 3-metre cord attached to a circular canopy, the piece is a lovely centrepiece for an interior. Superb for a dramatic effect in any room, the light effect when equipped with suitable bulbs is memorable indeed.
The above Georg Jensen Cobra Bowl Stainless Steel is a dining table piece that is sure to have a profound effect come mealtime. A serving bowl with a modern and tasteful appearance, the item is available in three different sizes. Another impactful way to use the solid boldness of metal in the home, it is at once memorable and compelling.