Caning is a method of weaving surface used for furniture. The term for the material, cane, is derived from the peeled bark of the rattan stalk which is originally from a tropical area of the world and most commonly found in South East Asia. For the new collection 2016, “Cane Collection” is designed by Atelier 2+ and manufactured by PODIUM factory, the long history and expertise in woodcraft company in Thailand.
“The caned furniture has a unique quality that give warm and timeless texture to the interior space. It has a long tradition and history back in 17th century when European trade with Asian. We love the historical touch and sense of place when we work with this material and the craftsmanship process. The caning method has a long tradition since the colonial period in South East Asia. It’s interesting to see how tropical material has been traveled and live through the history in another side of the world. We try to capture the classic colonial interior and reinterpreted in new contemporary life style” – Atelier 2 +.
This is a material that I think we will see a lot more of, in 2017.