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Mesh storage baskets

All owners of beautifully organised homes will tell you that their secret is effective storage. We were delighted, then, to find a storage item which is both stylish and practical – Sketch Bok/DBN’s mesh baskets. The mild steel powder-coated black mesh storage baskets come in two sizes and are ideal for storing items you don’t want to hide out of sight in cupboards or drawers. A collection of the baskets makes a striking focal point against a wall, especially one which is brightly painted, and they could function as anything from bookshelves to display racks for picture frames or treasured thrift-store finds. We also love the fact that they are modern, clean-lined and very sturdy. Wendy Douglas, the Durban creative behind Sketch Bok/DBN, has launched a range of products in which the mesh baskets appear. ‘The inspiration behind the baskets is an industrial vintage concept which is what this furniture collection is based on. We have played with creating different textures with metals,’ says Wendy.’ The mesh idea started with the re-creation of the “old school” south African stoep furniture, which we created a rocker version of. From that we created the bar stool and the mesh baskets. The baskets are a simple storage solution with an industrial edge. They can be made in any size and are great to stack too, which gives a cool vintage industrial locker feel.’ The baskets can be purchased online at ilovebokkie.blogspot.com. Small 300mm (w) x 200mm (l) x 200mm (h) R795 Large 600mm (w) x 300mm (l) x 300mm (h) R995