A Golden Touch of Brass
At Nordic Tales, we have a deep love for authentic materials. Throughout our designs, you will find lots of oak, glass, and, of course, brass – a metal we find so interesting, we dedicated a collection of accessories to show of its many facets.
Our extern designer, Julie Begtrup, explains that she finds brass an interesting material to work with because of its timeless expression. Additionally brass can be processed in different ways which changes the aesthetic appearance of the material completely. Julie played with these possibilities when she designed Elements – a candle holder where one half is sandblasted and the other half is polished, creating an alluring contrast between dull and glossy.
The Application of Brass
Brass is a cobber and zinc alloy with a beautiful golden color. Known for its strong and resistant qualities, brass has been popular as an industrial metal and is to be seen in engines, pumps, and water pipes – but brass does not only have an industrial usage: For decades it has played a big part in the music arts, and wind instruments made of brass is still to be seen in the orchestra pit of every classical concert. Both the industrial connection and the softer association to the arts are reflected in our brass designs where the hard surface of the brass is contrasted with soft, organic silhouettes.
A Timeless Patina
If you prefer your brass to keep its clean golden look, you can easily polish it – but at Nordic Tales, we prefer our brass items with a natural patina. Julie even emphasizes that one of the things that makes brass so interesting is how the patina beautifies the brass as years go by. And we have to agree! The brown, black, red, and green shades that slowly appear as the brass oxidizes refine the look of our candle holders, hooks, and lamps and make each item totally unique as no item patinates in exactly the same way.