Matte Black...Housewares

Matte Black...Housewares

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Janel Laban
Mar 10, 2011
I guess I'm buying into a product design stereotype when I say that matte black is associated in my mind with tech-y items such as cameras, televisions and music equipment - not housewares. But if I go with the association just a bit longer, it DOES start to make sense; these are the tech items of the homemaker. With that cleared up, here is a mini-trend I noted at the Home and Housewares show...a rise in matte black goods. I think it works well for the super familiar items that we all use everyday - a pot, a knife, a teapot, etc., because the matte black finish makes them appear more sculptural. Do you like the look? Shown above, top row, left to right: 1. Vipp 2. De la Terra 3. Bodum 4. Stelton 5. Kor Bottom row, left to right: 6. Dakota 7. Archetun 8. De la Terra 9. Joseph Joseph 10. Royal VKB Images: Janel Laban
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