It's no secret that metallic is making a big comeback in the design and fashion worlds, but it's gold in particular that is truly making its presence known. From gilded lipstick on the catwalks for Spring/Summer 2016 to Fondazione Prada’s gold-clad art complex in Milan, this is a trend that's already firmly taken hold.
What is it that makes gold such a popular metallic? It's richness and opulence for starters, but perhaps gold's timelessness is really why it's back. Here are three items recently in store at Kartell that would add just the right amount of bling to your home:
Shanghai vase in gold by Mario Bellini
With a multi-faceted façade, this vase will be a focal point wherever you put it.
R5400 incl VAT
Bloom light by Ferruccio Laviani
Covered in delicate little singular blossoms, these hanging lamps are made to refract the light shining through and setting a space a-shimmer.
From R6150 to R28500
Masters chairs in metallic by Philippe Starck with Eugeni Quitllet
The original Masters chair weaves together a trio of chair designs – 'Series 7' by Arne Jacobsen, the 'Tulip Armchair' by Eero Saarinen and the 'Eiffel Chair' by Charles Eames – into one classic design and this metallic finish gives it a sophisticated edge.
Retails for R9675 incl VAT