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Sift Lords: 5 Perfect Perforated Metal Designs

Poking holes in metal’s industrial reputation

By Eric Mutrie


Like a knight’s chain-mail hood, Kettal’s cupped aluminum Stampa chair appears both fluid and sturdy. Designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, the outdoor seater gains a distinguished patina over time. $1415, at Studio B


Resident’s brass Mesh Space Pendant – sus-pended by thin wires – tucks a halo-like LED ring inside of a hole-covered dome. Hang it above a kitchen island to play up its resemblance to a pasta strainer. $4725, at Klaus


Punched steel was a hot trend at April’s Milan Furniture Fair. MDF Italia’s Heron collection, designed by Rodolfo Dordoni, was one of the standouts. A honeycomb-patterned screen backs this cabinet’s open compartment. Coming soon, at Kiosk


Umbra’s Perftime copper wall clock is all about minute details. For instance, small openings in the face of the powder-coated metal timepiece make it easy to spot the hour at a glance. Also available in black. $50, at The Umbra Store


The perforated-look trend extends beyond steel. On BoConcept’s Dot cushion, rows of tiny circles mimic the look of a metal grate. Choose from yellow, green or grey. $60, at BoConcept

Originally published in Issue 3, 2016 as Sift Lords.

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