Cane Webbing by Roderick Vos and Mr & Mrs Vintage
Weaved cane is one of the oldest techniques used in furniture manufacturing. Cane strips have been used in objects since ancient times, originating as basket material and evolving into furniture. Caned furniture first appeared in Holland, England and France around the 1660’s thanks to bustling trade with Asia. Thonet revolutionized the furniture industry in 1859 with its 214 chair. The simple caned seat contributed to the chair’s extraordinary lightness, which meant that it was less expensive to produce and transport.
In todays’ contemporary interiors Cane Webbing is making a comeback. NLXL is the first wallpaper manufacturer to introduce Cane Webbing wallpaper. NLXL Creative director Rick Vintage: “We started working on Cane Webbing wallpaper designs in early 2018. At the same time we were working on a wainscoting wallpaper but it wasn’t until we put the two together that we saw the potential of this collection. When Roderick Vos, one of our favorite designers, stopped by our studio we showed him prototypes of the webbing/wainscoting designs. He got inspired and surprised us with his beautiful sketches for the ‘Angle Webbing’ wallpaper a couple of weeks later.
The collection comprises of a modernistic take on webbing by Studio Roderick Vos, as well as a classic approach by NLXL founders Mr. & Mrs. Vintage. The latter can be combined with 4 wainscoting designs. The wainscoting is mounted horizontally on top of the vertical strips of Cane Webbing wallpaper, just like it would be installed in real wood.
Ultra high resolution scans make this new collection a typical NLXL trompe-l’oeil product.
Photos Courtesy @podedesignfurniture Photography @benning.gladkova Art Direction @claire_vos @roderick_vos Styling @kamer465