The revered Charles & Ray Eames and Harry Bertoia would have to be history’s great wire furniture pioneers. Between the three, some of the most iconic and enduring wire furniture pieces were realised mid last century, and remain highly coveted ‘must-haves’ to this very day.
In more recent times however, a resurgence of wire furniture – and all the forms and flexible designs it affords – has seen this décor trend broaden in appeal and strike a chord in many a home. From functional pieces to aesthetic-enhancing accessories, from indoor to out, wire furniture has captured the imagination in many a home maker’s room, and we confess to being somewhat addicted.
Serving style and creative IQ
As Charles Eames himself said; “the role of the designer is that of a very good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests.” Eames replica wire dining chairs with moulded padded seats are most certainly a step in this direction. Sleek and highly sculptural in form, such chairs imbue total class at the dining table. The powder black coating and black cushion make this one very sexy, shapely and confident chair, whilst the geometry created by the wire patterns gives it a striking complexity. This is the thinking home’s dining chair of choice.
The Fusion Wire Chair’s recognisable silhouette is constructed from cross-woven wires and positioned on a bent-wire and natural finished wood leg base. A soft black seat pad finishes the look and offers sitting comfort.
A slice of Mad Men, a 60s pool setting, and wire goes retro
Stepping outside for a moment and we can see just how comfortably wire furniture can jump from confident and classic, to carefree and fun. There’s something very 60s pool deck about this white wire three-piece setting. With the cute curled designed and quite gorgeous polka dot printed cushions, we can almost see Doris Day reclining in one of these chairs as she studies her latest script...
The uber cute balcony setting from Found Furniture combines white wire framing in a curled design with black and white polka dot seat cushions. Perfect for enjoying your morning cup of tea out on the balcony or patio.
The lightness of being
Staying outdoors but taking design to a more contemporary, edgy space are white wire stacking chairs. The soft curves and airy design of these chairs shows how graceful and seemingly light-of-touch wire furniture can be. And the fact they stack is of course a big tick in the pragmatic box – sleek and practical.
The Spence & Lyda Tio Chair is a contemporary wire design that is stackable and easy to move around your area. Its clean and simple design aesthetics make it adaptable to many spaces.
Dialling up the happy tone
Another feature of wire furniture that we adore is the ‘happy tone’ these pieces can create. A fresh powder coat of colour on otherwise simple pieces, such as side tables, delivers an affordable and upbeat pop to any space. That feeling of lightness we mentioned earlier is also present in pieces like this – rather than having a solid and dominating form, wire furniture makes a gentler impression on a room by allowing one to see right through it.
Bring a burst of Turquoise into your home with this beautiful wire side table from Life interiors
A sculptural form
When it comes to wire lighting, we forecast no end of sculptural potential for the home. Indeed, such pieces can become as intriguing and interesting as the art they may well illuminate.
The Australian made 519 Cuba table lamp features a simple Wire design in a black finish. A great addition to any living space. With so much potential and at such great prices, there’s no excuse not to wire our homes for style.