If you have yet to notice, brass is back in a big way in the design world and specifically here at Gabby. The structural weight of brass, combined with its opulent gleam, is what made it so popular in the 1970s. Now, as designers have even more freedom to leverage newer technologies and unconventional materials, another resurgence is well under way.
With its antique and vintage appeal, brass is anything but boring. It’s sophisticated but not stiff, and it opens the door to endless combinations and contrasts of colors, textures, and materials. Brass lends itself well to transitional designs for the home, as it is versatile and treatable, allowing designers to achieve just the finish that will complete their vision.
We’ve been particularly inspired by this metal as we set out to create looks that are timeless, expressive, refreshing, and unique. Here are some of the newest designs we revealed at the 2014 High Point Market event, which are also a buttress of this brass comeback.
An eye-catching fixture to hang in any sitting room, or quite reading nook, the Lester Chandelier has an antique gold finish that can add lend a graceful touch of the Old World. The combination of vintage finishes and illuminating lighting makes the piece stylish and functional.
The Butler Shade Pendant features brass in gorgeous lines and curves that create a beautiful small drum silhouette. The antique rubbed brass is paired with natural fibers in the form of a cream linen drum shade. The contrasting colors and textures result in a naturally chic design.
We took brilliant antique brass and created graceful, vintage-style curves to achieve the modern eclectic look of the Sienna Chandelier. Simple and elegant, this fixture is ideal for adding style and ambiance to spaces without adding too much volume or visual weight.
Inspired by art deco and minimalist design, the Gabby designers used cream colored vellum to fashion a tabletop that sits upon an antique brass base to achieve the sleek transitional look of the Hampton Coffee Table. The antiqued brass subtly complements the variations and tile-like appearance of the vellum.
The Tori Table showcases an intriguing Gothic-inspired design created with aged antique gold brass and mirrors. This completely original table design can add masculine interest to transitional, modern, or contemporary designs and is a true conversation piece.
Which brass piece inspires you to bring this metal back to the forefront of your interiors?
See more of our antique and eclectic style brass designs and the entire collection of transitional lighting and furniture recently revealed at the High Point Market by browsing the new products in the 2014 Gabby online catalog. To see these designs in person, locate a dealer.