Caning is a method of weaving surfaces used for furniture. The term is from the material, cane, which is derived from the peeled bark of the rattan stalk, originally from a tropical area of the world and most commonly found in South East Asia. The “Cane Collection” from 2016 was designed by Atelier 2+ and manufactured by PODIUM factory, a woodcraft company in Thailand with a long history and expertise in the field.
“The caned furniture has a unique quality that gives a warm and timeless texture to the interior space. It has a long tradition and history dating back to the 17th Century when European trade with Asia flourished. 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 the tropical material has traveled and lived through history in another side of the world. We try to capture the classic colonial interior and reinterpret it in a new contemporary lifestyle,” said the founders of Atelier2+.