Nothing reminds me of ’80s decor more than these woven cane chairs… well, and that orange-stained oak that they seemingly built everything in, and country blue and bears and… OK, there are a LOT of things that remind me of ’80s decor, but these chairs epitomize the decade for me. However, they’re not originally from the ’80s!
Named after his daughter Francesca, the Cesca Chair (its proper name) was designed by Marcel Breuer in 1928 and was the first tubular-steel frame chair that was mass-produced. The cane-backed chair, said to be inspired by a bicycle, was purchased by the Knoll Group in 1968 and is known as one of the most important chairs of the 20th century, being reproduced over decades, upholstered in various ways.
Woven cane webbing is everywhere right now; from chairs to tables, sofas to lamps, cabinets and credenzas, the look seems to have been plucked from generations past and placed right into our modern spaces and suddenly it feels as fresh to me as many other ’80s decor trends do right now… (like these fun tiled tables!!)
Isn’t it funny how just a little (or a LOT) of time can make something feel new again?
A Modern Take on Cane Webbing Furniture…
Do It Yourself… Cane Webbing
This old-new trend does not come cheap! H&M has a cute cane storage box for $50 and a cane coat rack for $40 but if you want to get the look you’re going to have to pay a pretty penny… OR, DIY IT! I used cane webbing in a DIY of my own and incorporated it into my new office and am IN LOVE and can’t wait to show you the results. Below are a few more DIY cane furniture options you can make yourself!
DIY Woven Cane Cabinet tutorial on youtube