Gold, Silver & Bronze in the Häfele collection
To celebrate the 2016 Olympics in Rio, we are taking a look at the Gold, Silver and Bronze products we hold in the expansive Häfele catalogue. Metallic finishes are a staple in almost any project, from residential kitchens to offices and hospitality. With products ranging from architectural ironmongery to lighting and appliances, it’s easy to understand why our simple and versatile gold, silver and bronze collections are so popular.
Gold historically has always symbolised prosperity and luxury; desired by the masses but owned by the lucky few. While gold finishes are now abundant in the home, the sophistication it adds to s pace has not been lost. Although silver and especially copper have grown in popularity in the last decade, gold is well and truly making a comeback thanks to interior design bloggers and magazines. The key to making the most of the exciting new gold finish trend is not to over-do it, a few touches of gold are a subtle way to introduce some elegance without the gaudy exuberant finishes of the late 80’s. Häfele supply beautiful subtle products, such as golden furniture handles and ironmongery, alongside statement pieces such as the brand new range of metallic sinks.
Highlights from the Gold Collection:
Coming soon! Luxe Olea Porcelain Washbasin
Ben Nevis straight lever handles
Sarah Beeny Home Coleridge furniture knob
While gold and copper have shown a tendency to dip in and out of fashion over the years, a classic silver finish has always been top of mind for most consumers. Cool silver finishes are still incredibly popular among savvy shoppers, with plumbing fixtures and stainless steel just two examples of where the trend has thrived. Häfele’s silver range is as versatile as it is diverse, while our lighting range exhibits the finish prominently, the decorative handle category pushes silver to its limit, with brushed chrome, antique pewter, stainless steel polished chrome and matt nickel only a few of the choices.
Highlights from the Silver Collection:
Look 12V flexible reading light
Loox 12V LED 2022 downlight
Häfele Coniston tap
Highly regarded by interior design specialists as ‘The metal of the moment’ the warm rosy glow of bronze and copper is more popular in the home than ever. Having already established itself in a commercial setting, copper brings drama and opulence to boutiques and high-end hotels. As often happens with residential trends, consumers are adopting interior design choices from commercial settings, and are choosing to warm their interiors with the sophisticated allure of rich bronze. The PBA bathroom accessories range is a great example of how copper adds a daring finishing touch, as well as being the most hygienic material available in our access for all category.
Highlights from the Bronze Collection:
Sarah Beeny Home copper cup handle
The PBA bathroom accessories range
Copper broad style hinge