August 17, 2017

Rudolph Schindler. Wilshire Medical Office Side Chair, about 1943

Following the opening of the 2016 exhibition highlighting the design history of the chair,

SAIC (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) acquired their first permanent collection of 20th-21st century furni...

August 15, 2017

 LAWSON FENNING 

Wayward has a couple of restaurant projects on the roster, so naturally we have been exploring the design options for bar stools that can handle heavy traffic, and also look sharp. 

We've got sucked down a little rabbit hole looking at the structura...

August 3, 2017

The Regent Street Warehouse by Australian architectural firm Techne 

Some of our favorite moments at Wayward have come from seeing our final product installed. When working with designers, the process starts with us reviewing a presented idea, then ordering material and...

July 27, 2017

We're so thrilled to see our custom light fixture make an appearance in Dwell! It was awesome to build this piece for Siren Betty for the new Chicago BnB, The Publishing House. We like to think it brings the bling moment to a beautifully sophisticated room. 

Head over a...

July 21, 2017

Brian (WAMCO’s superstar welder) began working with metal 11 years ago in Elmwood Park, IL. He followed the passion to Cleveland, OH to receive his welding certification from Lincoln Electric. Brian moved back to Chicago to work for a variety of metal shops, finally la...

July 19, 2017

URBAN PHILOSOPHY CHAIR BY NISSA KINZHALINA | OPUS 2 BY TIMOTHY K 

In concepting the upcoming Wayward design line (exciting news coming soon!), we have been considering what it means to interact with a designed item. Furniture, like clothing, has to be designed to fit an...

July 12, 2017

The level of harmony achieved when concrete and steel are incorporated in a single design is, well, drop dead sexy. 

It's when two of the most well-tested materials, true to their form and simple in aesthetic, create a type of industrial chic moment. Both ingredients ha...

July 6, 2017

HENRY WILSON via SIGHT UNSEEN

Here at WAMCO, we’re consistently working with designers to create light fixtures that serve a greater function than simply providing light to a space. Based on material, design, size, and placement - a light can be the center focus  or an...

June 30, 2017

Chicago’s Fulton Market District (also historically referred to as Fulton River District) is one of the city’s most flourishing neighborhoods for eaters and drinkers. It’s a pot of gold for Chicago’s prime time hospitality companies who are staking out ground for conce...

June 28, 2017

Hands down, we’ve seen a heightened demand for brass products over the past year. You could think of it as a trend, but the history of brass is undeniably dense and multifaceted. It manifested in the form of a trumpet that changed the entire world of jazz starting in N...

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