HBL Material Analysis: Copper

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Max Lamb

WGSN-homebuildlife this week investigates an interesting trend in materials which sees designers utilising the malleability of copper to produce a range of strikingly different surface finishes, from expanses of high shine to pock-marked and distorted effects.

Detail of Coffee Stool by Aysenaz Toker
The trend leads the customer into autumn/winter, confirming one of WGSN's macrotrends for the season ahead, 360. The mentality of 360 sees the customer craving authencitity and long-lasting value from products, which are literally seen as investments, and advocates a deep respect for history and tradition - but also a forward-thinking approach. The traditional and historic material of copper, paired with innovative design, follows this mentality precisely.

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