Warm-colored metals such as brass and copper continue to be a popular material choice for contemporary lighting design. We highlight five of our favorites.
With a white marble body and perforated brass shade, the Vulcain lamp by Pool is turned on and off via a key on the side of the body.
Originally designed for a patisserie, the copper shade of the CU29 pendant by Paul Crofts Studio is inspired by pastry-cutting utensils.
Part of a wider collection of lamps with brass disc-shaped reflectors that can be rotated around the bulb, the Orbit Helios lamp by Workstead is available with a marble, travertine, or Maine green stone base.
Lit by recessed LED diffusers, the Punkt pendant lights by Hamburg-based designer Olga Bielawska feature a conical copper diffuser with a wax finish topped with a circular disc of slate.
Machined from blocks of brass-plated solid aluminum, Tom Dixon's Cog lamps are inspired by the rugged beauty of mechanical cogs found in the workshop.