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French Copper

If you think that copper cookware and decor is the greatest thing since sliced bread, you are definitely not alone. We have always had a penchant for the shiny stuff: chrome, polished silver, gilt, and yes copper. It strikes us as a wonderful confluence of warmth and cold in one spectacular material. And it's not just the looks of it that get us going!

Copper has long been used as a cooking surface for a number of important reasons. First of all, it has been in use by humans for thousands of years for one purpose or another. It's long history with humans means that before too long, by the rise of the Roman empire, ancient cultures developed ways to make cookware and vessels out of copper. It's anyone's guess whether or not they realized that the heat conductivity characteristics of copper would make it a lasting choice for chefs around the world for centuries. And one could surely argue that many of the sauces and soups for which French cuisine would be famous may not have developed in the same way without copper.

We don't know about you, but thinking of the quintessential French kitchen brings a vision of a collection of copper pans organized on a rack beside the cooktop. It doesn't take much imagination to see copper as a broader decorative element. And its versatility means myriad possible shapes and uses for copper decor. The dazzling quality of this marvelous metal really stands out!

From utilitarian to universally fun, the warm pink hue of a copper accent can add a new quality to virtually any room. Paired with more subtle materials, it can draw your attention like few others can. Here are a few more of our favorites. Merci encore and have a wonderful day!

posted on 3/9/2021