Baskets for a Modern Interior

Baskets for a Modern Interior

Aaron Able
May 19, 2010

Traditional basket culture dates back for centuries — so what makes a modern basket? In addition to the use of contemporary materials (plastics, recycled telephone wire, etc.) many of these baskets are produced by traditional craftsmen to provide fair trade and sustainable commerce systems in a modern global marketplace — modern thinking indeed!

1 Fair Trade Baskets designed by Piet Hein Eek - available at Le Souk for €74.90 - €145.95
2 Part of the Rwanda Path to Peace project, Rwanda "Friendship" Cathedral Basket - $24.97 at Macys
3 Eno Fruit Basket by Douglas Legg - $74 at Unica Home
4 Panier coffee table storage "baskets" by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Kartell - $129 each from Hivemodern
5 Large woven acid green shopper - $59 at Conran Shop (also available in blue and yellow)

6 Industrial Mesh Basket - $39.95 at CB2
7 A Design w/Conscience collaboration, the trans­Neomatic baskets by Studio Campana for Artecnica — repurposed scooter tire and natural wicker - $55 and $88 at Design Public
8 Part of the Rwanda Path to Peace project, Fair Winds Trading Rwanda Basket Modern Unity Fruit Bowl - $46 at Macys
9 Zambian Handwoven Flat Baskets - available from Canvas
10 A Design w/Conscience collaboration, Ta­Tu steel wire storage tables and stools by Stephen Burks for Artecnica - $172 - $550 at UnicaHome

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