Trend Spotting: Color-Coated Metals

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

By: Michelle Thomas

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 Fab.com.

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.

 

 

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