TREND Woven Upholstered Furniture

We’re hard at work on architecture and interior deign for a five-story townhouse design in the NYC’s West Village right now. We love these clients because they are European, super-contemporary and have excellent taste. I’ve started to notice that many of the pieces we’ve selected for them and for our other clients have some type of woven or stretched upholstery.

On the village townhouse we’re using the Risom arm chair from Knoll:

One of the first commissioned pieces from Knoll, this timeless chair is upholstered in either cotton or nylon webbing. We’re using it in the new baby’s room as a side chair, with red nylon webbing that’s not only super-comfortable, but spit-up resistant as well!

In the downstairs guest room, we have another woven piece of the same era, from Artek – the 406 chair.

The 406 Chair is the one that’s been knocked off by Ikea. Designed by Alvar Aalto in 1939, this chair comes with a natural birch frame and a choice of linen or leather webbing in a number of colors.

We are also using this gorgeous chair from Ochre, that’s not necessarily woven, but has the stretched fabric look, in leather.

Some other woven chairs we’re loving include this surprisingly comfortable chair from Phillips Collection made from seat belts.

My current favorites are from my idol Patricia Urquiola. This colorful chair is part of her line for Moroso.

or this one:

Do you see a trend here?

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