COASTAL COLLECTION - INSPIRATION
THE COASTAL COLLECTION IS INSPIRED BY THE COAST MOUNTAIN RANGE THAT MAJESTICALLY FRAMES VANCOUVER.
We were inspired by the wealth of life on the mountains, the tone-on-tone greys of mountains fading into the distance and the richness of materials found above and within the mountains. Hand-carved wood represents rich forests, metallic vases are reminiscent of precious deposits of ore that lie beneath the surface, textured ceramics evoke the roughness of stone, and smooth glass alludes to icy glacial water.
INSPIRED BY NATURE, GUIDED BY DESIGN.
We have a reverence for the wonder of nature and it shows in our products and presentations. We believe in creating sensual, natural and comfortable places that are not ostentatious, and we believe that everyone–from the most humble to the most wealthy–should live with thoughtful, respectful and beautiful things.
SUSTAINABLE, RICHLY-GRAINED MANGO WOOD.
Mango trees are best known for their mouthwatering fruit. However they are now now being re-discovered as a source of sustainable, richly-grained wood. Mango trees are fast growing, reaching heights of up to 100 feet in 20 years. At that height, the tree stops producing fruit and needs to be cut down so that new younger trees can be planted. This makes Mango wood a perfect material for crafting
beautiful home décor products.
METAL IS AT THE HEART OF THE COAST MOUNTAINS.
Reflective copper, silver and gold can all be found buried deep beneath the surface. The Ferro, Luxa and Aurum vases are all inspired by these shiny treasures. Ferro iron vases are available in zinc and antique brass finishes. They are handmade, making each one a little bit different. Luxa vases have a rainbow lustre and soft undulating forms. They resemble soap bubbles blowing in the wind. A gold texture accents the bottoms of the vases making them feel completely luxurious. Finally, Aurum glass vases are exquisitely coated with a patinaed gold glaze. Their tops are hand chiseled to produce a faceted texture that catches the light like a jewel.
MADE BY THE HANDS OF SKILLED ARTISANS AROUND THE WORLD.
The majority of 18KARAT’s products are handmade around the world from local materials by skilled artisans. Pieces from the Coastal collection are no different. Here are photos of some of the Coastal collection’s products being made. We believe that the more you know about the provenance of an object, you will have a greater appreciation for what you are buying.