Design Trends: Contemporary Caned Furniture

Mon Colonel ArmoireStraw armoir designed by Isabelle Gilles and Yann Poncelet by Colonel

Caning is a traditional method of weaving. The term for the material, cane, is derived from the peeled bark of the rattan stalk, which is most commonly found in tropical areas of South East Asia.READ MORE

Those Beautiful Classics: String Shelving Systems

String_6e_2014String® shelving system by Nils Strinning

You may have seen these light, yet stable, shelving systems in the Internet quite a few times filling both contemporary homes and office spaces. But if you don’t know anything about them yet, you may be surprised to hear that these shelving systems are actually a mid-century design.READ MORE

Beautiful classics: the Wishbone Chair

Designed in 1949 by Danish furniture designer Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn, the wishbone chair has been in continuous production since 1950. Wegner is considered as “the master chair-maker” and designed more than 500 chairs during the course of his life, however the wishbone chair is perhaps Werner’s most celebrated work.READ MORE