Collection by Diana Budds

Design Trend to Watch: 3-D Weaving


Twisted cord appears in lighting and furniture pieces.

Our editors are spotting a new treatment for cord and string at design fairs around the world: three-dimensional weaving. Zanotta’s Twist bar stool, B&B Italia’s Reel ottoman, and Missoni Home’s Cordula nesting tables demonstrate this effect, but Julie Lansom’s Sputnik light shades are standouts.

Julie Lansom weaves different hues of cotton thread around a wood frame to fashion her intricate Sputnik lights.
The Reel ottoman by B&B Italia is durable enough for outdoor use and refined enough for interiors.
Kati Meyer-Brühl's Les Copains chairs feature handwoven cord seats and backs.
Missoni Home's Cordula nesting table features chevron-design polyester cord, hand-woven onto the frame to form...
Emilio Nanni designed the Twist bar stool for Zanotta.