My local pub (OK, it is a poncy pub) is adorned with Tom Dixon’s fabulous copper globe pendant lights. They are a nice thing to look at when you are attempting to get served, and a future design classic, I reckon. Copper accessories seem to be around a lot at the moment, and what started as a high-end look has trickled down to the high street: B&Q even do a Tom Dixon-alike now, which I thought was quite a passable homage until I saw them side by side: it’s still not bad though. Copper reminds me of shiny new pennies, table tops in proper, unponcy pubs, and helping my mum polish the pans at home as a kid. Wikipedia tells me that copper reserves will run out in 61 years, so snap up some of these accessories, then melt them down in 62 years’ time and get rich.
Clockwise from top left: Copper Shade by Tom Dixon, from Icône; Pendant light, B&Q; Grande Empire shade, Habitat; Etienne kitchen sink, Eclectica Partnership; Tallvik table light, IKEA; Block coffee table by Tom Dixon, from Nest; punched metal stool, Graham and Green; Spirit Copper Titanium Candleholder, by Rosenthal, from dotmaison; Ribbon table lamp, Habitat; Abstract vinyl floor in burnished copper, Amtico; matt copper wall tile, Fired Earth; Bateau bath, Holloways of Ludlow; Habibi table, E15