We’re furniture designers; making wire, mid-century inspired
furniture for commercial and domestic settings

Based near the centre of Bristol, in the artsy district of BS3, all products are made locally to the highest standards using sustainable materials

We love to explore and prototype new designs, it’s what makes us tick

Whilst each design can either be unique or based on a theme, our philosophy is that all Modern Wire furniture must be extremely well made, comfortable, beautiful yet functional. Our minimal designs have a contemporary edge but firmly tip their hat to an era of mid-century furniture design that we love.

We like wire frame designs because they are solid, durable structures that create shapes and a sense of space. They blend into a variety of settings or can be genuine statement pieces in their own right. We design wire products that work alone or look great as part of a collection. Our range of furniture is continually growing and existing products being customised.

Our appreciation of furniture design is wide

Common themes that most excite us are engineering and quality, the Harry Bertoia ‘Diamond Chair’ is a perfect example of this. Modern Wire was established to fulfil a specific need of supplying high quality, mid-century inspired bar stools to Interior Designers working with bars and restaurants; longevity was, and still is paramount.

A bar stool that grew and grew

Recommending our bar stools, (to an interior designer working on a residential kitchen redesign) gave us confidence that our bar stools and other designs, could fit equally well into modern or traditional domestic environments. Since then, we’ve been creating versatile designs with clean lines and interesting shapes, in a range of colours that work within commercial and domestic settings.

What can you expect when you buy Modern Wire products

All of our products are made locally and to the highest standards using sustainable materials. Furniture is shaped by hand using steel bars and plates which is welded together. Frames are sand blasted and powder coated in a durable finish. All powder coating is suitable for indoor use. Frames can be primed for outdoor environments using a zinc rich powder coat layer as primer. This helps fight corrosion for added durability and longevity before an over coat powder paint finish is applied.

The wire frames are powder coated in six standard colours. Tops are upholstered in high quality vinyl as standard, in a range of six colours but can also be covered in leather or fabric finish. If you would prefer something a little more bespoke (in both colour and design), all of our products can be customised. All non-standard product additions are priced accordingly.

Lead times and delivery

Lead times are usually 3-4 weeks. We are able to fulfil large orders and ship worldwide. If wishing to order from outside the UK, please contact us via email and we will be able to coordinate. Online ordering is currently set up for UK shipping only. Standard UK delivery (at the moment), does not extend to the Highlands and Northern Ireland. If you live in these territories, please speak to us regarding shipping charges. Lead times are subject to order complexity and where we’re shipping to. We use recycled cardboard and trusted courier partners. Upon delivery, products require no instructions, no assembly or tools except the Totem; which is push fit assembly and requires a drill for simple wall fixings.

We work with everybody

We ship direct to consumers or furniture can be collected from Bristol. We work with a variety of trade customers and will soon be stocking retailers. Our projects with interior design agencies have provided furniture for a variety of environments; Hospitality, Residential/Office Developments, Higher Education, Gyms, Museums etc. and clients such as Selfridges, Emirates Stadium, Shakespeare Globe.

Our values and where we’re heading

We pride ourselves on our friendly, helpful and honest customer service. We love what we do and enjoy living and working in a progressive, creative city that champions independent businesses.

Wire frame designs will always be a passion. The next generation of Modern Wire furniture, and what excites us in the future is an intriguing prospect. However our products evolve, we will continue to design and prototype products that inspire and hopefully enrich lives; remaining true to our original values of creating furniture that is extremely well made, comfortable, beautiful and functional.