The metal comeback
Metal is the eternal, timeless design material making a comeback in our homes. Like stone and wood – which work well with metal -, high quality raw materials have seen a resurgence in the past few years in interior design.
Whether refined or more crafted, they add an original touch to your interior. Their craftsmanship aspect often means they are unique, artistic pieces.
Metal is used in architecture and furniture to create a thousand different looks. Used in renovations and new builds, with an untreated, polished, painted, waxed, patina, beaten, rusted, matte or glossy finish, it makes every room unique.
Décor trends have come and gone over the centuries, yet today we still admire the long wrought iron balustrades sweeping down Art Deco staircases, the door knockers and other door handles dating back to ancient times, and the old roofs of Paris.
Despite an industrial style being extremely fashionable over the past few years, metal combined with wood, concrete or glass can create stylish, clean lines that deliver a whole range of different looks.
Metal is a genuine, authentic material which provides a reassuring, indestructible aspect. Iron, copper, aluminium and zinc are the most popular metals, all with different properties and finishes.
For many years, stoves and fireplaces have been considered simple heating devices. Today, they have become both decorative and high performance. Jean Claude Bordelet, a self-defined “harmony designer”, is one of the pioneers and undisputed masters of metal fireplaces. Whether imposing or more discreet, central or wall-mounted, JC Bordelet fireplaces systematically combine style and performance. These creations – stoves and open/closed fireplaces – fit with all rooms and styles.