I'm a Canadian collage illustrator and the editor of automatism, a blog where I share whatever I find inspiring, interesting, or simply beautiful in interiors, design, art, illustration and other creative fields. You can visit automatism here: http://lorilangille.blogspot.com/
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Wirework has a long history in homewares. From its humble beginnings as a means to repair precious broken pottery in 17th-century Slovakia, it gradually spread throughout Europe, thanks to itinerant tinkers whose clever hands created a huge array of household items from the simple material. These days, the strength and versatility of wire attracts modern designers who show the same creativity in their work as those wandering craftsmen from long ago. Here are some inspiring vintage and modern examples of wonderful wire. — Lori from automatism
Designed in 2004 by Bertjan Pot and Marcel Wanders for Moooi, the Carbon Chair's use of carbon fiber drained in epoxy resin not only makes it light and strong, but suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
The classic Wire Side Chair, designed in 1951 by Charles and Ray Eames, is a showcase for the versatility of wire. Both strong and lightweight, it looks as good today as it did back then. It is available in a choice of seat and back cushions.
Designed by Harry Bertoia over 50 years ago for Knoll, the Bertoia Asymmetric Chaise remained a prototype until 2005, when Knoll brought it into production. I love the free form sculptural shape of this piece; it's a work of art as much as it is seating.
Give family game night a twist and take turns learning the secret of this traditional disentanglement game. A charming reproduction of a vintage collection, the set features 12 wire puzzles in a beautiful retro packaging.