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The Scout: Wicked savings on West Elm's 1970s California-style wicker

June 29, 2009 |  5:34 pm


Once-fuddy-duddy, wicker became the big-money signature of 1970s Los Angeles interior designer Michael Taylor, who used supersize woven furniture to create "The California Look." Taylor's simple sculptural pieces continue to inspire mass-market manufacturers. Here, for example, is West Elm's Modern Weave coffee table, made from natural rattan. The tables are a tad over 3 feet square, and Taylor probably would have considered them a wee bit teensy and used a pair of them as side tables. You could too, now that they've been reduced from $249 to $199 during West Elm's  Dash for Design sale. 

-- David A. Keeps

Photo: West Elm