Copper – Must have in Goodwyn London handle and knob collections
Over the years, we found that gold and chrome are not enough. What once was considered to be in trend, the gold and chrome brassware for instance, it is now considered naff? Trends always change and always demand for more. I guess it is just us making the consumers buy again and again and update the style of the house like we update our wardrobes.
We do find that some materials will always have a glamorous look, keeping a certain value over the years.
What makes this materials last and overcome the movement of styles and trends?
Chrome has always been like a black dress… ready to be warned with every occasion either if it’s a cocktail party, a dinner or a less fortunate event. Black is always a trusted go to when it comes to what we have in our wardrobe. What about our interiors?
Architecture and interior design work side by side developing the trends as they cannot exist without the other. Timeless materials are most likely to come from nature. Nature is timeless therefore all that she designs will never be naff. Marble, wood, leather, natural gems, mother of pearl, gold, silver, copper and many more materials that are so used in luxury designs are all a result of Mother Nature teaching us about design.
Copper is one of the materials that brings a touch of elegance and warmth to any interiors. Feminine and gentle, the copper is one of the timeless materials that we can use without being worried that it will go out of fashion.
Timeless materials last. They age beautifully, they are alive and have a strong personality. Copper is often used in sculpture and architecture. Copper is well known for its property’s. Copper is low in the reactivity series. This means that it doesn’t tend to corrode. Again, this is important for its use for pipes, electrical cables, saucepans and radiators.
However, it also means that it is well suited to decorative use. Jewellery, statues and parts of buildings can be made from copper, brass or bronze and remain attractive for thousands of years.
Copper is a naturally hygienic metal that slows down the growth of germs such as E-coli.
This is important for applications such as food preparation, hospitals, coins, door knobs and plumbing systems. Copper and its alloys, such as brass, are used for jewellery and ornaments. They have an attractive golden colour which varies with the copper content. They have a good resistance to tarnishing making them last a long a time. Copper can be recycled without any loss of quality. 40% of the world’s demand is met by recycled copper.