Whether I'm looking for shoes, home accessories, or furniture, I always find myself gravitating towards things that are woven. I appreciate the handmade look and tactile quality and the fact that they can look rustic or modern and simultaneously graphic and natural.
Weaving makes it way into the handicrafts of so many countries — featured here are kasuri fabric from Japan (Image 8), a diamond-patterned pillow created in Guatemala (Image 5), another created from an Anatolian kilim (Image 14), a blanket from Wales (Image 2), and a bolga basket woven in Ghana (Image 10).
Staying stateside, Shaker-style chairs are great examples of beautiful furniture featuring weaving. Image 12 shows a more classic example, while Image 13 shows a new adaptation from West Elm. Another, unexpected source of woven inspiration is the lawn chair, which furniture maker Tim Lewis reinterpreted in his Strap Chair, as seen here in his South Philly home (Image 1).
Images: 1. Kristen Lubbe for Apartment Therapy 2. Fforest 3. Wood and Faulk for Design*Sponge 4. West Elm 5. Proud Mary 6. Arounna Khounnoraj for Poppytalk 7. Brownerwouner 8. Orime 9. Snug As A Bug Rug Company 10. Bamboula 11. Bright Lights, Little City 12. Shaker To Fit 13. West Elm 14. Mother's Atelier