If there is one trend that is quite dominant in the interiors this year - it is the curve. Rounded shapes and sinuous lines are known for giving a softer and more welcoming feel. And that's when bentwood furniture comes into the picture.
Michael Thonet was the first one to pioneer the process of steam bending - heating up the piece of solid beechwood to achieve desired curved shape for an elegant and ligthweight pieces of furniture from one continuous piece of timber. Before that, to create a curve, carpenters had to cut and carve wood. The chairs were popularly used by cafes and bistros across Europe. Today, the iconic Thonet chairs are simply known as “classic bentwood chair”.
Meanwhile, cane is having somewhat a revival moment too. This lightweight and aesthetically pleasing material is being used in furniture elements, home accessories and even can be seen in current fashion shows. To top that, cane is a sustainable and durable alternative to the traditional use of wood.
The actual cane material comes from the rattan stalk - a vine that belongs to the palm tree family. Caning can often be mistaken with wicker work, when caning is a specific technique of applying rattan cane (peel) to seat or backs and of chairs.
Pepper Sq. brings Thonet heritage online, with cane bentwood and a new contemporary furniture range from FAMEG.
Fameg caters to the contemporary consumer with its designer collaborations, bright colours and new forms, while the company retains Thonet heritage expert skills and technology when it comes to bentwood furniture production.
Browse our latest addition of trendy bentwood and cane furniture here.