Design Roundup: Cane Furniture
February 21, 2021
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Cane furniture has been making a slow resurgence over the last few years. But it’s popularity seems to have been kicked into high gear as I’m seeing it pop up everywhere.
There is nothing new about cane, it’s quite literally been around for centuries. Originating as basket material and evolving into furniture later. A woven cane bed was buried in Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1323 BC, and a cane coffin holding a Moche princess was buried in Peru around AD 750. Cane was used all over Asia and Africa throughout history, woven on objects like Tibetan shields from the 14th-16th centuries AD.