1 Seam Two by E15
Part of its Selected collection, the Seam lamp is now available in hand-polished solid copper. The fixture consists of a single piece, but features a perforated line running down the centre to create the optical illusion of one object and its mirror image.
2 Furore by Supergrau
Germany’s avant-garde Supergrau has re-released this compact chandelier – also available in chrome and matte black or white – in high-polish copper. Its seven hand-blown glass fixtures hang from bent arms of varying length. Looking both organic and industrial at once, the fixture resembles root vegetables, or stops on an underground transit route.
3 Table lamp by Pulpo
Relatively new to Germany’s design scene, Pulpo already boasts an accessories collection vast and diverse in its material makeup. For 2013, the studio released pillbox-like table lamps with coloured glass bases and perforated metallic tops. The combination of materials is customizable and a sconce version is set to join the collection.
4 Pantop by Verpan
Even some of the classic-modern companies were on board the copper train. Verpan – one of Denmark’s favourite exports since the 1960s – reintroduced its bell-shaped pendant in the material. First designed in 1980, Pantop will come in chrome as well as matte black and matte white later this year.
5 28.7c and 28sc by Bocci
Vancouver’s Bocci updated its latest light-orb line with copper suspension wires, and a new wall-mounted sconce that also incorporates the metal. The mouth-blown fixtures hang like fruits on the bent, vine-like wires, creating a tangled, ceiling-suspended forest.