In the 1950s and early ‘60s, famed designers such as Charles and Ray Eames and Harry Bertoia started creating beautiful furniture from wire. Grid seats curved over simple frames were as comfortable as they were eye-catching, and tables were crafted atop a striking base that seemed to elegantly float. The look was a striking complement to the sleek wooden and upholstered furnishings that were also popular during this era. And the organic and airy silhouettes helped streamlined small rooms, making them feel open and airy.
Today, you can still find some of these original pieces, with price tags that start well into the hundreds or thousands, or you can pay homage to the era with furniture inspired by the look. Check out these beautiful wire chairs, bar stools and tables that feature Midcentury Modern designs, effortlessly—and affordably—upgrading the look of your modern space.