Brass is having a moment, and it’s showing no signs of losing its luster. This metal alloy, made of copper and zinc (in varying levels for different finish types), is beloved for its timeless, sophisticated look and strong, sturdy nature. Thus, it’s the perfect material to support upholstery designs such as sofas, chairs and beds. The trend has inspired new products in other home decor categories as well, including lighting, tables, accessories, flatware and more. The natural, gilded sheen of brass makes any object instantly more glamorous, so adding touches here and there—instead of large, ornate pieces that overwhelm the space—is a wonderful way to take a space up a notch or three. Here, we pull a few impressive new products from our favorite design brands that, together, curate a complete living room scheme that will stand the test of time and won’t blow the budget.
We are addicted to Canadian company Gabriel Scott’s Instagram feed, offering an on-brand montage of black, white and metal interiors installations and works of art, such as this sultry brass Dean Rectangular Coffee Table (from $2,600). If you’re in the NYC area, be sure to check out co-founders and brothers-in-law Gabriel Kakon and Scott Richler’s Manhattan flagship showroom in the Nolita neighborhood, which displays their uber-sexy, art-deco inspired lighting and furniture pieces in a moody, minimal atmosphere.
The stunning Cowhide Dining Chair in brass ($895) from ModShop in Gardena, CA proves that brass accents aren’t just for the ladies. We could see this rustic-glam combo in a modern highrise on the Upper East Side or an Aspen ski lodge.
Another drool-worthy collection comes to us courtesy of The Future Perfect, a design collective with Williamsburg, Brooklyn, roots. This time, they’ve partnered with London-based artist Michael Anastassiades on the Floating Forest series, which includes the perfectly poetic Cone Vase ($120) in brass and glass.
When architecture firm Commune teamed up with their Los Angeles neighbors Atelier de Troupe, magic happened in the form of the V-Lite ($365), a table lamp in perforated metal that doubles as a sconce (genius!)
Impress your next group of dinner guests with this brass flatware set from ABC Home & Carpet (from $240 for a 3-piece spoon, fork and knife set)—inspired by Japanese design and equal parts interesting and classic. Tip: brass flatware doesn’t weather the dishwasher well, so these are a handwash-only option.
Our latest collaboration with editorial site The Everygirl, the Caitlin ($1,800) is our most comfortable sofa yet. Inspired by the romantic lines of Old English furniture styles but updated with more subtle curves and cleaner lines, Caitlin is a marriage of both modern and traditional forms. This version’s Mod Velvet fabric in Sapphire and brass leg is also perfectly on-trend—as are all our brass options, including (below, from left) the Round Tapered Leg, L-Shaped Leg and Caster Leg.