Copper occurs naturally as native metallic copper and was known to some of the oldest civilizations on record. The history of copper use dates to 9000 BC in the Middle East.
Copper is the new black. It has a warm luster and rich patina, which lends itself to a vintage, lived-in feel, making it a good fit for rustic themed spaces. Often used in kitchens, around fireplaces and in bathrooms this intimate material is less bombastic and showy than other more precious materials.