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.
There are a few things that always mark the start of a new year … a fresh day timer, new set of goals and a new selection of colours of the year. While I can’t say my design decisions are overly impacted by the colour announcements, I do love seeing what everyone is forecasting. The chosen colours are often reflective of the what we’ve experienced in the previous year and the hope for the future. After a year like 2020, I think the selections for 2021 are especially hopeful and inspiring. Scroll through and let me know your favourite!
2020 has disrupted the way we live in so many ways, from how we socialize, work and learn to where we live. For some of us, the shelter in place mandates had us re-evaluating the space we call home. For many the lack of outdoor space or a functional workspace became glaringly obvious. For others fluctuating markets and employment uncertainty had us putting plans to upgrade our homes on hold. Given all of this, it wasn’t entirely shocking to see so many people take on home improvement projects to enhance the efficiency and function of their home.