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Wicker is where it’s at right now, but not in the way you’re used to. After being relegated to a Shabby Chic corner of the design world in the 90s, a few insiders are turning wicker into the material of the moment, weaving its way into chic homes everywhere. Our favorites among the latest wicker wave? Atelier Vime, founded by two friends who, after snapping up an 18th-century hotel in the Provençal village of Vallabrègues, realized their new digs had been home to a centuries-old wicker culture that was due for a revival. With classic wicker and rattan pieces by masters like Jean Royère and Tito Agnoli feeling cooler than ever, and fun new wicker accents popping up daily, we’re officially in love.

So how can you work this material into your home? We broke down a few ways to use wicker and curated a chic selection of these woven wonders.

Our Wicker Picks

  • Accent Tables

    Mid-Century Wicker Drinks Table





  • Lighting

    Mid-Century Natural Wicker Floor Lamps



  • Baskets

    Danish Modern Wicker Basket

Designer Sara Gilbane chose an undulating wicker accent table for her home’s sunroom. Photo by Zach Desart

3 WAYS TO WORK IN WICKER

1. Take a Seat
As pieces like Tito Agnoli’s 1960s Wicker Lounge Chair and Marc Newsom’s undulating design from the 1990s prove, wicker can take on surprisingly sleek forms in the realm of seating, which makes it a great way to ease into the world of wovens if modern is your thing. Think of a set of wicker accent chairs as the gateway to a lifelong love affair.

WICKER SEATING



  • Seating

    1990s Marc Newson Wicker Chair



  • Seating

    Harvey Probber Wicker Cantilever Chairs

2. Statement Lighting
Wicker lighting reads more sculptural than your typical options, which makes it a standout choice. For something a bit more subtle, the naturally warm undertones of a wicker lampshade look particularly fetching when paired with brass.

WICKER LIGHTING

3. Quirky Touches
The wicker animal sculptures by renowned Mexican folk artist Mario Lopez Torres never fail to bring a smile to our faces, and we’re guessing you’ll be similarly smitten. Equally charming and tongue-in-cheek wicker accents abound, making it easy to add just a touch to any room of the house.

WICKER ACCENTS



  • Accents

    Mario Lopez Torres Wicker Crocodile



  • Accents

    Vintage Wicker Mannequin Head

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June 7, 2017

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