Cane work in interior decor and furniture can be traced back to the days of ancient Egypt. And it’s making a strong comeback now. Why? It’s an interior design classic that is being reinterpreted in clean and decidedly modern ways.
A bit of backstory: Cane comes from the vines of the rattan palm that grows in Southeast Asia. Once the outer skin of the vine is peeled off, you have long, flexible strands that can be easily used for weaving.
If you’re not sure if you’ve seen can or not, here’s a hint – cane work is the distinctive, open-weave material that you are probably most accustomed to seeing on chairs.
The Hoffman chair and Marcel Breuer’s cesca chair are design classics. They were created in the 1920s, but look fresh and current in today’s modern interiors.
Today, we are seeing caning on everything from headboards to armoires to daybeds – and we wholeheartedly approve. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites; which one is your favorite?