Tracy Bulla -- Casual Living, December 22, 2010
A mix of metallic finishes make a comeback this season, showcasing understated, matte applications that go for a hint of shimmer as opposed to all-out shine. Look for silver and gold to glow softly in gilding or leafing techniques with burnished variations on bronze stepping up as the next finish to watch.
Marsia Holzer sculpts organic tree forms in cast bronze with light mica shades and bronzed steel accents.
From the Kinder-Harris Collection, Paragon juxtaposes glazed ceramic against silver leaf to give the Winter Wish lamp an understated brand of elegance ($339).
Designed by Larry Laslo, Frederick Cooper refashions a bamboo stalk in luxe gilded gold with a golden-edged, raw silk shade.
Ambience heightens the effect of an abstract motif with a mottled Old Bronze finish ($100).
Tara Shaw Maison debuts the lavish Italian Iron lantern with a burnished, distressed finish and antiqued mirror inlay ($1,995).
Imax's Orbit Wide Ceramic lamp highlights a distinctive rippled surface with a shimmering bronze metallic glaze and complementary finial ($108).
Featuring a hand-sewn silk shade, the Maitland-Smith lamp casts a fluid horse form in vintage silver and ebony-finished brass.
Hand-carved scrolling acanthus leaves star in Theodore Alexander's charming Rocaille pair of lamps, mounted on stepped brass bases.
A modernist column comes finished in gleaming Burnished Silver for a sophisticated edge in the Astrid lamp from Murray Feiss.