Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Millennials like the Industrial Charm of Engraving Brass on Furniture
Millennials today are shopping for unique, quirky, and fun furniture that makes a statement in a rustic home or a modern one. Industrial furniture is one of the top furniture trends on the market. Various metals and rich wood are a common feature to most industrial furniture. When someone says Industrial Furniture, we often think of it in terms of steel and cast iron; however, brass is slowly making its way back on to the playing field with the masterful art of engraving brass plates. Brass is known for its non-corrosive, sturdy nature. Items made out of this material also tend to last longer. It is common for us to see a lot of brass used in western furniture. According to Phyllis Oates, an expert on western furniture, brass was bent in to elaborate shapes and used for lighting fixtures and beds. Beds were made out of steel tubing with a brass casting and then trimmed with solid brass. Furniture store catalogs in the 1880s were full of ornate works of art entirely out of brass.