The Copper Edit

Copper's popularity continues to rise in the design world, and it's not hard to see why. These pieces are among my favourites in store and online right now and Showroom's customers seem to be loving them too. 

Working with artisans to bring designs from inside my head into life is one of the most exciting aspects of running The Spring Collective. I especially love those moments in store when customers discover something they've not seen anywhere else - that's when the whole design and curation process comes full circle.

My new Moscow mule mugs and julep cups are the latest additions giving me that thrill. I tried sourcing them for the shop for months from another local business in the end never could find anyone making them in Australia from 100% copper. (I didn't reckon copper plated would wear as well over time.) Not wanting to give up on my vision of the perfect summer drinking vessel I decided to look into having them manufactured aboard. Over the internet I found a small workshop in Jaipur that hand makes copper crockery. The lead artisan and I went back and forth via email, working our all the design details to create the perfect shape and finish. 

They've come up perfectly and I can't wait for the weather to turn a little warmer so I can fill them with crushed ice and ginger beer to be enjoyed out on the verandah. 

Your can shop our copper edit online or in store at Showroom, 104 Edward St in the Brisbane CBD. 

Catherine Roberts