Bride & Groom MOM Subscribe

Find Local

Trend Spotting: Color-Coated Metals

Wire and metal furniture gets a fresh look in bold, bright hues.

Though Harry Bertoia’s iconic 1952 wire chair may rank eternal as a midcentury design masterpiece, there’s no harm in putting a playful spin on a classic. We’re falling for these modern iterations of wire and iron designs, which fuse the industrial-rustic vibe of the metal frame with coatings in poppy brights, glossy gold, and exuberant neons. And this time, there’s room for more than just chairs. Here are nine of our favorite pieces, from oversize baskets to pendant lamps.

Above: 1) Currey & Company Parker pendant lamp, $490 at Zinc Door; 2) Yellow Carillo coffee table, $199 at World Market; 3) Assembly Home wire table, $49 at Urban Outfitters; 4) Guarav Nanda Bunny lounge chair, $416.50 at

Below: 1) Powder-coated steel Parsons bed, $999 at Room & Board; 2) Bend Seating Lucy chair, $425 at Design Public; 3) Bend Goods & Guarav Nanda oversize wire basket, $250 at A+R; 4) Threshold Iron wire table, $59.99 at Target; Wire coffee table, $199 at CB2.



You Might Also Like:

Trending: Marble Furniture and Decor

Get the Look: 7 Moroccan-Inspired Rugs

Design Obsession: 20 Copper Accents

blog comments powered by Disqus

Most Popular on Washingtonian

9 Businesses You Remember If You Grew Up in Washington

Photos: What Life Was Like in DC During the Great Depression

Metro's Ridership Is Still Falling, and Fare Hikes Might Be the Only Way to Keep Its Revenue Up

How David Gregory Lost His Job

Local TV Commercials You Remember If You Grew Up in Washington

Can't-Miss Food Events This Week: Taste of DC, Cap City Oktoberfest

Where to Find the Best Pizzas Around DC

Inside the Hotly-Anticipated Pizzeria Inferno Napoletana

New This Week: Taylor's Kimchi-Cheesesteak, Vegetarian Tasting at 2941