Cane Crush: 8 Contemporary Products Revisit a Tropical Tradition
These contemporary cane products—from artful accessories to sleek furniture pieces—revisit the southeast Asian art of weaving.
For their Cane collection by Thailand’s Atelier 2+, Industry West co-founders Jordan and Anne England revisit the Southeast Asian tradition of weaving cane—the bark from rattan stems—into intricate webbing. The craft dates back to the 17th century and reached its apex in Victorian times but translates well to contemporary furniture shapes. Case in point: a cabinet that pairs an arched ash frame with a woven-cane inlay, the unit perched atop twiglike legs.
Workstead’s custom cabinetry, with cane panels by woodworker Clay Richardson, graces a carriage house the studio renovated in Charleston, South Carolina.
Volare lounger in Manau rattan with epoxied-metal legs by Vivere.
Cane sofa with ash frame and woven-cane inlay by Industry West.
Capitol Complex chairs, an homage to Pierre Jeanneret, in black-stained oak and Viennese cane by Cassina.
Meghedi Simonian’s Split folding screen in teak, rattan, and oak and Bi Grey teak daybed upholstered in heathered fabric by Kann Design.
Frame II pendant and Frame sconce with lacquered-metal frames, rattan inlays, terrazzo details, and glass globes by Utu Soulful Lighting.