Nine to Know | Silver Accents


    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.

    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.

    Toogood Roly Poly Chair Aluminium

    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.

    Designed by Verner Panton in the 60s, the &Tradition Flowerpot VP9 portable table lamp is synonymous with the era’s Flower Power movement. The timeless silhouette has meant it can sing in any finish – silver included. 

    Owner of famed Japanese firm Nendo, architect and designer Oki Sato handcrafted a set of sleek sterling silver vases for Georg Jensen, referencing the gentle curved lines found in nature.


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