How about these yarny chairs? Pretty cool. I came across this photo somewhere online and I believe (to the best of my foreign language limitations) that I’ve traced it back to its original source, a Japanese craft blog called Plain Living. The site is in Japanese, but it’s worth a visit just for the photos alone – lots of adorable crafts, beautiful food, and great photography. There’s so much amazing craft inspiration coming out of Japan right now, and this blog is a good place to start soaking it all in.
So, I think the creator of the blog Plain Living is the person who made these chairs (if anyone has any other info, please let me know in the comments). From looking at this photo, I have a feeling the chair on the left was made by working crochet surface slip stitch through the spaces in the metal chair, with roving. At least that’s what it looks like to me – what do you think? The chair on the right could be the wrong side of the surface slip stitch, or it could be that the roving is just woven in and out through the metal spaces.
I totally want to try this — all I need is a wire chair. Hmmmmm…..
How amazing would this technique look worked on one of these babies? Unfortunately these are a bit spendy for me right now, but a crafty girl can dream. 1. Eames Wire Dining Chair, $629; 2. Knoll Bertoia Diamond Lounge Chair, $988; 3. Knoll Bertoia Side Chair, $501; 4. Knoll Bertoia Asymmetric Chaise, $6,187 (I think this one would be downright spectacular with a sweater!)
But all hope it not lost. There are many knock-offs of these types of mid-century wire chairs, and even the authentic ones can often be found vintage at a reasonable price. Consider me officially on the hunt.