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The new era of cane decoration

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Caning is finding a boost of youth today. Furniture designers play with this braiding technique, which has long been kept separate from contemporary creation.

Back to basics

The crafts of yesteryear are an inexhaustible source of creation constantly brought up to date by designers who transmit a new creativity. Caning, a technique of weaving rattan or other natural fiber, originated in France in the mid-17th century. Among the specialists, let us retain the French Drucker Family, famous for over 100 years for having equipped the vast majority of bars with caned chairs (www.drucker.fr). They offer their comfort at the famous Parisian terraces of the 'Deux Magots', the Closerie des Lilas or other prestigious places…

A more current interpretation

More than ever current, caning is back in force in the latest furniture creations. So some great classics are revisited , like the famous bentwood chair N ° 14 by Thonet (www.thonet.de) also called "bistro chair" which is now available in an offset version with a knot at one of the 4 legs. Philippe Bestenheider, Swiss designer (www.bestenheider.com) revisits caning, in a futuristic version with the armchair named Lui5 for the editor Fratelli Boffi. For its part, the French designer, object and fashion, Stéphane Plassier, offers a one-legged chair, unique, which finds its balance resting against a wall ... Then others are freed from the plant material to exploit the motif of caning ... Printing on wallpaper or bed linen with the Palmyre line by Olivier Desforges. Lee Walsh, English designer, (www.leewalsh.co.uk) wins the price of audacity with his metal tables reproducing, by laser cutting, the graphic shape of cane. A nice nod to this ancient technique . A result at the crossroads of ancestral influences and design…