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Emma Byer: Vintage Furniture

Posted Apr 11th, 2013 by The Old Cinema

This week at The Old Cinema we have a trio of pieces from Emma Byer’s new collection.
 

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Born out of a love of vintage furniture and bright colours Emma set up her own upcycling business in spring of 2012. Over the years, Emma has photographed many ageing interiors and patinated surfaces, and now brings these looks and interests together by resurfacing furniture with metal.
 

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Emma uses warm toned metals such as brass, copper and bronze which is coated and dripped on to furniture using a specialist technique and then aged to produce beautiful, natural patinas. This form of abstract expression Creates bold colour block pieces which look great in modern monochrome interiors.
 

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Emma says, “I love the rich, natural colours and patterns created by ageing metal. The subtle lustre and texture of the metal surface looks magical in different lighting”.