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[In search of decoration ...] The caning makes its comeback!

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[In search of decoration ...] The caning makes its comeback!

Hotel Panache, Romain Ricard

Want to bring a touch of authenticity to your home decor without distorting it? That's good ! Caning returns to the best of its form. Robust when he is cleverly worked, this singular braiding did not take a wrinkle. Better yet, it now envelops contemporary creations with its timeless appeal.

With the return of natural fibers, rattan in the lead, caning is back in service. If it occupies a place of choice in the heart of the publishers who revisit it with style, this weaving technique also seduces interior designers and other decorators. Spotlight on a trend that does not make a fold!

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The little story of caning ...

Imported in France by our Dutch and English neighbors in the 17th century, rattan becomes the preferred natural material for bait craftsmen. The beginning of caning is therefore not new. Very fashionable from the Regency of Philippe d'Orléans (1715-1723), then under the reign of Louis XV (1723-1774), the cane dresses with its elegant braiding chair, armchair, bench and headboard ... Left aside during the Revolution, lack of raw material, he returned in force under Louis-Philippe (1825-1845) and the Second Empire (1852-1870) with furniture caned wish. At the dawn of the 20th century, it modernizes and draws an iconic seat: Michael Thonet's No. 14 chair. Today, mechanical canning has taken precedence over traditional craftsmanship. The goal ? Produce on a larger scale.

The chair N ° 14, imagined by Michael Thonet in 1859

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Caning also fascinates the decorating pro

Interior architects who have founded their own agency - Transition Interior Design - Margaux Meza and Carla Lopez have also picked up on the trend: "this ancestral technique is back to the style of the day, and major design brands are appropriating it. saw only him at Salon Maison & Objet (January 2017, Editor's note)! As light as elegant, the technique of caning gives undeniable comfort, whatever the base. We also love the graphic game created by the lines of its openwork frame when they intertwine ... It's not for nothing that the great Maison Dior was inspired to model its famous handbags! "

Seduced by its authentic aesthetic, the interior designer Dorothée Meilichzon has given it a place of choice in the typical decor of the Hotel Panache, located in the 9th district of Paris. Accustomed with neat interiors full of past nostalgia, she imagined stylish headboards. Between turned steel, one of the signatures of the Parisian designer, and caning, this is a creation that does not lack cachet.

Hotel Panache, 1 rue Geoffroy-Marie, 75009 Paris, +33 1 47 70 85 87 www.hotelpanache.com.

Hotel Panache, Romain Ricard

From caning to everything

Revised and corrected by the major furniture publishers, caning offers a makeover. Velvet married in a retro couch, associated with beech in a boudoir spirit, pimped with bold colors ... In short the caning is not really his age!

A sofa between cane and velvet

Sofa Cannage, structure in black stained solid wood and frame in caning. Dimensions: W 210 x D 80 x H 78 cm. Price: 3,980 euros, Red Edition.

Red Edition

An armchair with enveloping design

Hideout armchair, structure in solid beech and cane. Dimensions: H 117 x W 74 x D 74 x H Seat 39 cm. Price: € 2,289. Front for Gebrüder Thonet Vienna.

Front for Gebrüder Thonet Vienna

A wardrobe between coral and wood with caned doors

Coral Straw cabinet, structure in solid beech and cane. Design: Isabelle Gilles and Yann Poncelet. Dimensions: W 120 x W 39 x H 180 cm. Price: 1,780 euros. My Colonel

My Colonel

An indoor lounge chair with assumed vintage look

Rakwe lounge chair, lacquered yellow steel structure, beech and rattan. Dimensions: W 145 x D 54 x H 85 cm. Price: 1 540 euros, at Kann Design's

Kann Design

An outdoor bench like our grandparents

Ulla bench, rattan and cane structure. Price: 535 euros. Broste Copenhagen

Broste Copenhagen

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