We take a magpie eye to a collection of silver lighting, furniture and accessories for an unexpected interior accent.
In the latest issue of est magazine, we saw March Studio influenced by 70s optimism and the train station below to line the ceiling of a Melbourne apartment in silver. The focal ceiling was further highlighted by a series of silver design pieces in the home, including March Studio’s coffee tables, the Chiara F floor lamp and kitchen stools by Philippe Starck. Drawing inspiration from our cover story, we explore nine examples of silver accents, melding metal into small, striking touches of glamour.
London-based Australian furniture designer Brodie Neill has received international acclaim for using waste and discarded materials. One of the designer’s most recent creations, the Atmos desk, is crafted from recycled stainless steel using a two-toned technique, giving it a glossy mirror-like appearance.
Designed only five years ago, Henry Wilson’s Surface sconce is a favourite among Australian designers. Also making its way into the Powerhouse Museum’s permanent collection, Henry Wilson’s Surface sconce features a matte silver finish and oxidises over time to reveal a distinctive patina, speaking to the tactile beauty of metallic accents.
Described as ‘as paper origami translated into a metal universe’, the HAY Slit table puts the reflectiveness of silver to use, inverting any object that rests on top.
Faye Toogood’s famed Roly Poly chair was released in aluminium; a strong and durable counterpart to earlier iterations of the chunky chair. Each make comes imprinted with a different set of blemishes and irregularities.