The richness of gold has long been synonymous with glamour and prosperity. To celebrate the most alluring and auspicious shade of the Lunar New Year, we asked a few of our favourite designers how to incorporate this glittering metallic hue into the home.
“ We are moving to more exciting and colourful interiors, where gold, copper and brass colours fit really rather well, especially with blue and green textiles and black feature walls. ” - Tom Dixon
As a self-taught designer that discovered his career through metalwork, the acclaimed creative director who has become a modern British institution in design, sees endless possibilities and potential in metal. “But of course, gold is the most noble of materials, and immediately gives a certain glamour to any object,” he says.
“ I love setting a table with gold accents and plates, I keep it simple with all the other elements and it brings a nice balance – it’s elegant without going over the top. Around the house, I have gold accents in candles, library objects, art and picture frames. ” - Elad Yifrach, Founder of L’Objet
Renowned for creating luxurious tabletop accessories, L’Objet has crafted a loyal following of discerning aesthetes. Founder Elad Yifrach is a frequently drawn to use the precious element in his collections as “it has the magical touch to transform any object or raw material into a work of art.”
As a designer, Yifrach is inspired to reinvent how the material is perceived by using it with a modern touch: “Gold is precious, keep it as your secret accent to elevate the atmosphere that you are creating. Just like fashion, you want to add that one detail that completes your look and brings out the fun and personality – gold has the power to do just that.”