What is cane furniture?

Caning is an ancient technique that involves weaving strips of rattan, knotting them strand by strand, to create a surface. There are various types of caning and distinct motifs can be created using different techniques.

Two classic designs

famous no 14 cane chair micheal thonet mobilia

The famed no. 14 chair in wood with a cane seat, was designed in 1859 by Michael Thonet. With the advance of industrialization, the caning process was mechanized, opening the way to mass production. Some 45 million no. 14 chairs were produced.

The renowned architect and furniture designer Marcel Breuer, an icon of Modernism and the Bauhaus movement, designed the “Cesca chair” in 1928, at one of the high points of the Art Deco period. The chair was an homage to craftsmanship.

marcel breuer modern cane armchair mobilia

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Boho chic-style

It’s no wonder cane and rattan are back. With their calming light tones and natural texture, they have a way of creating a feeling of Zen in your home. They come from a durable, fibrous plant and are transformed into seating and furniture accents. Strong, versatile and elegant, they work with every style and taste—including yours.

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Natya collection

The boho-chic inspired Natya collection features ash wood furniture with openwork doors set with rattan cane. The simple finish of this collection will brighten up any room in your home. Functional, with its multiple storage spaces, and trendy, with its rustic chic style, the Natya collection will become the focal point of your living room, dining room and bedroom.

Norah collection

Cozy and super comfortable, the Norah collection is oozing style. Featuring a solid ash wood frame with a natural or black finish, woven rattan seat and back, it truly captures the beauty of the caning technique. This light and stylish chairs are a real invitation to relax!

Nelligan collection

The Nelligan collection combines natural charm and superior comfort. The sofa and accen chair feature a solid walnut frame with rattan sides and a cozy seat cushion padded with polyurethane foam, polyester fiber and feathers. A rustic yet modern sofa that’s perfect for lounging.

Cane furniture lends a soft, natural and exotic touch to any kind of décor in addition to a graphic effect and a slightly vintage look.

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