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For a while, wicker had a reputation as the staple of country style. That's changed recently as modern designers incorporate more natural materials. "Wicker" refers to plant fibers woven into objects...usually furniture or baskets. Fibers are stiff, sturdy, and lightweight and can range from rattan to willow to bamboo. Here are a few of the modern shapes (both old and new) that we love the most...

Left to Right, Top to Bottom:
Lehran Pendant Lamp, $89.99 at IKEA
Twist Weave Low Open Totes, $10.95 - $17.95 at Crate & Barrel
Seagrass Wicker Rug, $29 - $649 at Restoration Hardware
Mies van der Rohe D 42 Armchair, $1,499 at Nova68
PK22 Easy Chair in Wicker, $2,930 at Design Within Reach
Frances Coffee Table, $490 at Maine Cottage
Linus Chair, $39.99 at IKEA
Alseda Stool, $29 at IKEA
Aalto Tea Trolley with Wicker Basket, $3,104 at Unica Home