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Furniture Trends: Thin Metal Legs in Brass or Gold


The fashion for industrial design is now being phased out in favour of a more comfortable style of furniture. Part of this transition is seeing metal frames with rough and ready industrial finishes transform into a more elegant and even decadent style. 

Thin metal frames on both chairs and tables in decadent colours including brass, gold and rose gold finishes are on the rise. The metal legs often go hand in hand with velvet upholstery in rich gemstone colours, terracotta and Millennial pinks, rather than a hard wooden seat or muted leather shades.

Thin metal legs on chairs & tables, particularly in brass, gold or rose gold

We're calling this the Gatsby trend, a contemporary take on the jazz age. The gleaming gold or brass metal legs are in keeping with the decadent feel of the era while evoking memories of golden art deco flourishes or art nouveau metalwork and matching the popular brass lights and fixtures of this time.

Read more about the decadent comfort trend here, or for more on furniture styles from different eras check out our handy infographics with examples of furniture trends from each era or furniture by styles 

Here are some further examples of the trend:

Clerkenwell Grind

Clerkenwell Grind

Brass touches are a predominant feature of this award-winning design, from the bar shelving and rail, to the lighting orbs and banquettes so it's only right that the Strike Barstools should have a brass finish to match. The Strike Barstool was a bestselling product in 2017 showing the popularity of the trend of thin metal legs on chairs, particularly barstools.

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Design by Biasol

Photography by Paul Winch-Furness


Omar's Place

Pearl gold metallic touches feature heavily throughout this restaurant, from the suspended tubular lights to banquettes and table bases. As an interesting variation on the trend, the Tonella Lounge Chairs have a thin cantilever cage base also finished in pearl gold. 

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Design by Sella Concept

Photography by Nicholas Worsley

 Click on the images to view products or get in touch with the team for more details.


Emy barstool Strike Armchair 2039 table - sample in showroom
croix lounge chair

thin metal table from cologne

jazz armchair
chic side table Beetle Lounge Chair Vic Metal Barstool


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Learn more about what's trending in furniture design right now, download our latest Furniture Style Guide. Including botanical velvet fabrics, spreads on decadent comfort, geometric patterns and terrazzo. 

Topics: Tables, Furniture trends,

By Paula Stanbridge-Faircloth Paula Stanbridge-Faircloth on 09/04/18 11:29
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