Brass objects that become entirely unique over time
Static, mass-manufactured objects have completely changed how we experience design (hello, Ikea). Sometimes that’s a great thing, but sometimes we just want to feel like the unique flowers that we are. Sometimes we just want products that are truly one of a kind! That’s perhaps why we adore the objects from the Tarnish collection by British designer Daniel Schofield.
Made by local craftsmen in the United Kingdom, the solid brass collection consists of a vase, plate and jar – all useful yet decorative objects. Each object is mirror polished then half lacquered and half left untreated. Over time, the untreated half absorbs fingerprints, imbibes the air and drinks up every touch, gradually creating a narrative unique to each piece. The other half remains perfectly pristine.
The designer hopes that the contrast will highlight the particular patterns that develop over time, further endearing the objects to their owner with time.