For years designer Russell Woodard’s midcentury mesh wire chairs were out of production, the province of in-the-know collectors who would pick them up at yard sales and vintage shops. (An original chair, dated 1956, is in the Cooper-Hewitt museum’s permanent collection.)
In 2015, Woodard Furniture reintroduced the Sculptura collection (now available at Design Within Reach). Since then we’ve been seeing a host of remarkably similar designs (with slightly different proportions) Which chair would you choose?
“This collection is handcrafted of iron wire mesh that evokes wicker furniture, molded to cradle the contours of the human form,” notes Design Within Reach. “All pieces are treated with rust inhibitors to withstand the elements, making them suitable for use indoors and out.”
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