20 April 2011


When I hear Wicker, Rattan or Cane furniture I sometimes flinch, unless it is done right. Here are two chairs from Bielecky Brothers, that are beautifully made and have a sophisticated, modern edge. They are made from Cane, which according to the Bielecky Brothers website, "is the skin of the rattan plant, which is peeled off to be used for wrappings and winding over hardwood or solid rattan frames. It can also be woven for seats or surface texture. It is relatively non-porous, and always retains its naturally mottled surface." I would not mind seeing a chair or two mixed into an eclectic setting with other pieces of wood, glass and metal furnishings. Throw in some sumptuous fabrics and great prints and I think it would be a great look.