Behind The Design | October 15, 2015
Always Trending: Copper
Copper may be trending now, but we’re happy to report that we’ve embraced home décor’s shiny new penny since 2000 when we introduced the Copper Arabesque Dining Table. While the table’s base is a scrolling work of art made of hand-forged iron, the top is recycled copper that’s been fired to achieve the desired mix of orange and red patina and pounded by hand with hammer and anvil to give it the look of an Old World antique.
That single introduction more than 15 years ago led to an entire collection of dining and bistro tables, buffets and bars. You can identify the collection because each piece is made by the same artisan and stamped with a monarch butterfly—a symbol of the region in Mexico where the monarch migrates and where our table is made.
A few other pieces that we’ve managed to give some sort of copper accent:
Planters, available in three sizes, hang indoors or out. But remember, the patina will change when exposed to varying temperatures and humidity—after all it is copper.
Incorporate copper with a few beaded toss pillows.
Artisans distress the leather on this chair by hand, over and over again. The final finishing process includes a coating of oil, which is what gives it that copper-like sheen. #ArhausLove
A compilation of hair on hide creates a modern floorcovering full of coppery hues. Remember, this is a natural rug. It is not dyed and each one is a one of a kind.
Almost too beautiful to use, but you have to. The collection is made of stainless steel and the finish is matte. Bon appetit.