Ask people to think of a chain-link fence, and the pleasure center in their brain isn't exactly going to light up.
Unless, of course, they're thinking of Dutch designer Joep Verhoeven's creations.
Verhoeven's company, Lace Fence, takes the stuff of penitentiaries, abandoned lots, and grim school yards and turns it into something that could almost sneak its way into a painting by Rembrandt or Vermeer.
"I was on my bicycle passing a fence," Verhoeven told Crave in an e-mail, "and someone had fixed an opening in the fence with some wire. That was my 'Eureka' moment: why not guide the wire by hand into shapes or patterns and integrate it into the industrial fence?"… Read more