From lamps to light switches: chrome sets refined accents in all sorts of living spaces. With its clear, sparkling aesthetics, the material forms an essential part of the Gira design lines.
Chrome was first fabricated in 1978 and named after the colourful salts it contains: in Old Greek, “chromo“ means “colour“. Today, the material is mainly used for corrosion- and heat-resistant alloys. Interior designers tend to opt for chrome because of its shiny, reflective surface.
Chrome is chemically extracted from chromite, a raw material which occurs in the earth’s crust at low depth. The end result serves as an alloy for steel and synthetics, or a decorative plating on furniture and accessories. Within the Gira product range, chrome variants are available for switches from the Gira Esprit and Gira ClassiX design lines.
Chrome is a true all-rounder: materials with a chrome finish prove particularly resistant to corrosion and heat. Gira frame variants therfore rank high in terms of durability.
At home, the material impresses with a silvery white, reflective colour that creates eye-catching effects against the light. The immaculate surface has a smoothness which feels pleasantly cool to the touch. Switches from the Gira product range showcase these features in different ways: whereas Gira Esprit is known for its timeless, straightforward design, the sophisticated ornaments of Gira ClassiX are sure to make a striking statement. Either way, switches framed in chrome complement modern and luxurious spaces perfectly.