Cane furniture is being used and appreciated at home, offices, or coffee shops. The elegant pieces add to the beauty of a room. The woven fibers show how much effort and time have been spent to produce cane furniture.
Labor of Love
Making cane furniture is not an easy process. Everything starts from a concept or a design of the product. Cane furniture designers make sure that the size and form of their work will be just right to fit our homes and please our eyes.
There are lot of cane manufacturers in Asia and Africa who export their goods to the different parts of the US, UK, Australia, Asia, and the rest of the world. Some western countries import the cane furniture parts and assemble them locally.
The workers who make your cane furniture are trained to be consistent with the art of cane furniture designs. Most workers are given vocational trainings so they can turn out wonderful masterpieces after years of experience.
The workers are briefed about the different kinds of canes, strength, durability, and the rest of the skills needed for the industry. The business of making cane furniture is quite big in countries like China, India, Indonesia, Philippines, and other parts of Southeast Asia.
Production of cane furniture like tables, cabinets, couches, beds, recliners and a lot more take from hours to a few days depending on the design. Weaving may seem to be just a repetitive task for the workers, but it shows the craftsmanship that they have acquired doing it everyday.
Remember that cane furniture is made by hand. Knowing this you can deduce that no two pieces are exactly the same.
If you are concerned about the environment and wonder where manufacturers get their cane raw materials, you will breathe a sigh of relief to know that cane is very abundant in places like Southeast Asia.
Cane grows very fast like bamboo. It can grow for as long as 6 m each year behaving like a vine. Cane finds its way around other plants acting like big roots of trees.
Cane develops this way by “hugging” trees, and harvesting them poses no threat of environmental danger or imbalance. Once they are cut for cane furniture production, they are manipulated using heat so they can be formed to the different designs of furniture that will appeal to the buyers.
You might be residing in a country where there are strict standards of material combustibility. Manufacturers know this issue well and comply with international standards before sending any cane furniture for export.