Often when we think about furnishing our homes we conjure up images of natural materials like timber, stone and marble against soft textures like wool, silk and leather. But right now, in interiors land, we’re also hot for a bit of wire. Yep, you heard right, wire.
The sculptural shapes wire can create mean it is being used to make all manner of furniture and homewares. What’s beautiful about it is that it looks delicate but is in fact surprisingly sturdy. It can be woven to create highly decorative shapes or formed into more radical, minimalist structures. Plus it’s super practical – often having dual indoor and outdoor use – with a light and airy feel in the sense that there’s nothing blocky or heavy about it.
So whether it’s a linear, powder-coated, steel wire barstool or a hand crocheted copper wire pendant, make room for some wire in your home. Here are some of my current favourite pieces. What I love about them is the fact they can be purely decorative, outstandingly functional – or both!
Main image: Tio Collection chairs designed by Chris Martin for Massproductions and available from Luke Furniture – www.luke.com.au
Words: Jacqui Moore, Contributing Interiors Editor, www.greenhouseinteriors.com.au
Meet the Jak chair and Jil table designed by Justin Hutchinson for Tait. Both are available in a wide selection of gorgeous colours and don’t let their slight build fool you, these babies are totally sturdy. Photograph by Scottie Cameron. See link below.
Meet The Captain by Bend Goods, a creative design studio in LA that oozes West Coast Cool. The Captain comes in red, white or gold and has optional upholstered seat pads. Available through Designpublic.com. See link below.
Danish brand Ferm Living is a firm favourite of the Greenhouse Interiors team and we think these wire baskets make a great side table when you add the optional oak lid. There are five gorgeous colours in three sizes to choose from. Available from Norsu Interiors. See link below.
How cute is this brass wire flowerpot holder by Base 212? I can see this on my windowsill filled with herbs! Available from Habitat Home for $75. See link below.
Be still my beating heart!!! This utterly divine crocheted copper wire pendant light is one of three designs just launched by Lightly. It’s been a two-year project to bring this baby to our shores – but worth the wait I say. The light shades are hand woven in Uttar Pradesh, Northern India in a lovely little collaboration that’s all about supporting a small weaving community. Prices start at $198. See link below.
How glam are these Smallwire tables designed by Arik Levy for Zanotta? Multiple colours and sizes and available from Space Furniture. I’m adding one to my wish list!
This spiral weave wire dome pendant by Marmoset Found is almost lace-like in its construction. Prices start around $269. Solid Oak side table from Huset. Image styled by Julia Green and photographed by Armelle Habib. See link below.
This is my favourite colour of all time and I love seeing it in the linear, minimalist feel of these pieces by Space to Create. Prices start at around $249. Image styled by Julia Green and photographed by Armelle Habib. See link below.