History

Chairs have been handmade for centuries and woven with pliable natural reeds and grasses. In the 17th century cane furniture made its way from Asia to northern Europe. Furniture makers flourished in the 18th century making exquisite hand caned chairs for the French and English courts. In the 1920s the Bauhaus School in Weimar, Germany, showcased the work of Marcel Breur and Mies van der Rohe. Their designs modeled what we now think of as Modern architecture and interior design. the Breur chair with it’s molded tubular frame continue to be hand and sheet caned today. The mid-century Scandinavian arts and crafts movement of the 1950s refined furnture design for a new generation with the seat cord chairs of Hans Wegner and other modernists like Finn Juhl, Jens Jenson, and Arne Jacobson. They continue to be cherished and restored today.