Thursday, September 2, 2010

{Wire} A Rediscovery

I have been seeing lots of cool wire accessories and furniture lately while searching for things for some projects I am working on .....

Crate & Barrel - Peacock Bowl

CB2 - Blackbird

Ballard Designs - Spiral Weave Wire Tote

Wisteria - Baluster Outline Lamp

I am loving them!!!

Then, when I was flipping through the September issue of Real Simple, they had a page devoted to unexpected wire objects.....

Terrain - French Wire Mirror

Jayson Home & Garden - Boucle Wire Shop Baskets

CB2 - Reed Chair

Conran Shop - Volier Table Lamp

So I thought...hmmmn. And kept looking......

Terrain - Steel Wire Chair

Terrain - Ujala Lamp

All Modern - Alessi Nuvem Bowl

Pottery Barn - French Wire Tea Lights

Maybe I'm behind and there is nothing new about this recent resurgence of wire use, but I love the look. Slightly rustic on some things and then clean and airy on others. My favorite is definitely the lamps (though I would take the birds off of the Conran lamp) and I think they would make a great addition to any room all while not taking up visual space!

Wire has been around for quite awhile when you think of the classic furniture designers using it for their collections. Like Eames and Platner.
DWR - Eames Wire Chair

DWR- Platner Dining Table

So, there's nothing new when it comes to using wire for furniture and other home goods. But, don't you just love it when you rediscover something that inspires you and to use that inspiration in new ways!

Anyone else loving the wire look? Have you also re-found something recently that has been inspiring again? I would love to hear about it if only to get inspired by that as well!

Images: From Vendors as Listed Above
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