Golden lamps contribute an extraordinarily exclusive touch to your home, no matter where you place them. One step up from the brass lamps we know and love, gold is particularly great for table lamps that adorn shelves, windowsills, desks, and dressers. The small golden sculpture is guaranteed to bring a contagious sense of excitement into your home, and it’s bound to become the centrepiece of your office, living room, or kitchen décor.
Whether you choose a brass, gold, or other metallic hue, you’re in for a lovely and incredibly elegant fixture that spreads joy and radiates comfort in the room that’s lucky enough to become its new home.
Brass is a copper and zinc alloy. Compared to pure copper, brass is harder and more durable. Copper is softer than brass and better at distributing heat, including conducting electricity. This means that copper is great for bowls and similar items, and it’s commonly used in pots and pans, while brass tends to be popular for decorative items as it is lighter than copper.
But brass is also used for practical items—it’s famously the material we use to make brass instruments like trumpets, bassoons, and tubas, but it’s also used for zippers, locks, and ammunition. The colour varies depending on the quantity of zinc used to create the alloy. A high quantity of zinc results in a lighter hue, whereas alloys with a higher quantity of brass will be reddish.