Chain Link

Remember as a kid making chain links out of paper? Am I showing my age??? Even then we were designing.

I love to see what creative things designers come up with simply from observing totally utilitarian objects. Chains and chain link fences can be the impetus for beautiful home furnishings as well as fabric, rugs, bedding and window treatments.  The chain link shape, commonly referred to as  “Ogee” or onion shape was called cyma reversa in ancient times.  It is seen in ancient Persia and ancient Greece and is one of the characteristics of Gothic style architecture.  So, this shape has been around for a loooooong time and we still use it today in new and creative ways.

Here’s what happens when you think outside the box – or chain!

A stunning light fixture from Global Views can be a real conversation starter at your next dinner party

GV Chandelier

The crystal C’s hook together creating a chain link.  How pretty!

GV II

Going for an industrial look?  Try the Chain Link Tables

GV Tables

ELMChain

Add a mirror

GV Mirror

Trays for your barware

GV Trays

Chain link fencing dates back to the mid 1800’s.  Today there are many fabric designs that mimic “fencing.”  Use them for upholstery or  window treatments, let your imagination be your guide.

Duf VII Duf VI Duf V

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Even area rugs use the chain motif

Sur

Sur II

Lol

Lol II

Sur III

Bedding ensembles borrow the ogee or chain link form as well.  And of course they are all available at Stange’s of Waupaca.

WTC III

WCT

WTC IV

WTC V

Wallcovering also incorporates this design.  You guessed it, available at Sange’s of Waupaca

York

York II

Take a look around your world and see what other commom shapes are incorporated in design objects that adorn your home.

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