Let it shine: Test your metal with these polished performers

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1. Metallic squares cushion

John Lewis, £15. This silver Lurex design offers an easy way to glitz up that battered old sofa you can't bring yourself to throw out. 08456 049 049, johnlewis.com

2. Turn Me On candlestick

Alessi, £38 (small), £47 (large). Saucy of name and slender of shape, these are fashioned from turned aluminium. 020 7518 9090, alessi.com

3. Hindigo 12-drawer unit

Pedlars, £1,400. This industrial-style storage solution is a faithful reproduction of an item found in a factory in central France. 01330 850 400, pedlars.co.uk

4. Moroccan faux-leather gold pouffe

Bohemia Home, £88. Put yourself in the souk with this gleaming ottoman hand-embroidered in Marrakesh. 0131 447 2630, bohemiadesign.co.uk

5. Glaçon table by Lee West

Ligne Roset, £405. Sci-fi sophistication beams from these enamelled cube side-tables, available in black, silver and gold. 08707 777 202, ligne-roset.co.uk

6. Twist silver wire bowl

Heal's, £62. Fashioned from stainless-steel metal-wire spirals, this twisted vessel is less fruit bowl, more fruit nest. 08700 240 780, heals.co.uk