Roundup: The Birdcage Aesthetic

Roundup: The Birdcage Aesthetic

Aaron Able
Mar 2, 2009

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Though the mounds of fresh snow are piling up outside, spring is near and retailers are reminding us with a collection of new catalogs and emails announcing new outdoor collections of furniture and accessories. A big trend for spring? The Birdcage Aesthetic — delicate wire frame tables, chairs, and lanterns that are more modern interpretations of a Victorian birdcage...

1 A composite of our personal favorite birdcage-inspired designs!
2 The collection of decorative birdcages from The Conran Shop add a modern twist with color and elaborate shapes. All are designed for votive candles and range in size and price — $66.50 - $122.50 from The Conran Shop. A collection of these, hung at varied heights could look stunning indoors too!
3 If candles aren't your thing, the hardwired white wash bamboo pendant lamp is $129 from CB2.
4 The High-Wire Act Table & Chairs from Anthropologie take the elegant Victorian scrolled wire shapes to the next level. The table is $498 and chairs are $248 in green, blue or white (chair designs differ slightly).
5 Ok...this one is a little out there. It's Ingo Maurer's Seven Rats Table Light. Yes, those are fake rats in a wire cage. Available from unicahome for $4,680. It's currently in the window of Ingo Maurer's SoHo showroom.

6 Flights of Fancy Bird Cage $119 from VivaTerra.
7 Birdcage Lamp is $139 from VivaTerra.
8 Really want to go all out? The Zinc Top Birdhouse by Michel Coudanne is almost 9' tall and costs $4,995 from The Conran Shop.

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