There is no denying that caned furniture is having a moment—again. In fact, applications of woven cane, which is the material from the outter skin of rattan stalks, are popping up everywhere from cabinetry to club chairs, sconces to settees. While its joyful return is ushering a fresh, airy style into homes across the world, caning—the process of weaving the durable, flexible strips into furniture—is by no means new.
Used for chair seats and backs, caned furniture first appeared in Europe during the 17th century as trade with Asia flourished. The pieces were lighter, airier, and less formal than solid wood chairs with upholstered seats—and were even considered a more hygenic design as the open weave allowed fresh air to pass through. During the 18th and 19th centuries, caned furniture became increasingly popular throughout European colonies where rattan is accessible, where the craft is long established, and where furniture that does not warp or crack in humid climates remains particularly relevent.
Today’s epic resurgence draws two stalwart patterns—the open mesh design favored by Thonet (who cemented caning as the seat material of the cafe chair with his 19th century design) and Jean-Michel Frank’s “radio” matrix—back to the fore, weaving a chic grid across generations. Though quite different from one another in style, both patterns are highly versatile: the more iconic pattern featuring a six-way weave sits as well with French café furniture as with modern steel forms while the more simple over-under pattern found in the radio design adapts beautifullly to ultra-linear, Parsons-style forms.
If you’re searching for just the right caned furniture for your home, you’re in luck: we’ve rounded up the very best pieces available now. Go ahead, shop our 50 favorite caned furniture pieces—from playful lighting fixtures to ultra-refined dining room seating, cased goods for the living room, home bar, or home office, and bedroom—right here.
Dunmore Cane Credenza
The Dunmore Cane Credenza by Society Social, with its natural cane doors and brass hardware, is offered in an array of lively shades and can even be custom-painted any Benjamin Moore or Sherwin-Williams color.
Mos Bench with Cushion
Perfect for an entry or at the foot of the bed, the Mos bench by GamFratesi for Gebrüder Thonet Vienna is made of painted bent beechwood and cane siding.
Harbour Cane Bed
With its natural rattan weaving on the headboard and footboard, Serena & Lily’s Harbour Cane bed lends tropical flair to a traditional Louis XVI-style frame.
Barrel Back Cane Dining Armchair
Finely woven cane highlights the simple curves of the Barrel Back Cane dining armchair from Pottery Barn.
Antigua Caned Headboard
The soft scalloped shape and lattice-patterned cane of Amanda Lindroth’s Antigua Caned headboard add charm to any bedroom.
Ton 811 Caned Dining Armchair
Crated by Ton at the original Thonet factory, the 811 Caned dining armchair is a faithful rendition of Josef Hoffmann’s 1930s icon.
Georgia Woven Cane Pendant
Hang the Georgia pendant by Becki Owens for Hudson Valley Lighting in a den or over a games table for instant ambience and beautifully filtered light.
Raleigh Club Chair White
An updated take on a traditional French bergère, the Raleigh club chair by Bungalow 5 is made of a fresh white lacquered mahogany and features hand-tied, bleached cane sides.
Nell Grey Lacquer Chest with Cane Front Door
A crisp gray finish meets natural woven caning on the Nell nightstand from Worlds Away.
Hoffmann Dining Chair
The Hoffmann dining chair at Design Within Reach, shown here in the Coffee finish, brings the tradition of European café culture to your dining table at home.
An ideal perch for lounging indoors, the Mulholland chaise at Industry West combines the angular lines of its black wood frame with natural caning.
Cane Back Parker Chair
The petite proportions and French details of the Cane Back Parker chair by Aidan Gray make for a boudoir-worthy seat.
Cane Side Chair
Mecox’s Cane side chair, with its striking lattice-back detail, provides a breezy elegance to any dining room.
Ikea’s Missveden mirror is made of an over-scaled rattan weave and brings a playful note to a gallery wall.
Bahamas Four Panel Room Divider
Paneled with cane webbing, the Bahamas room divider by Eichholtz functions as a screen to create privacy or as a decorative piece that adds architectural interest to a room.
Harbour Cane Daybed
We love the French mattress, complete with button tufting and piped-edge details, of Serena & Lily’s island-ready Harbour Cane daybed.
The famous Cesca Chair from Knoll, originally designed by Marcel Breuer in 1928 of tubular steel and cane, marries industrial processes with natural materials.
Piani Steel Blue Side Table
Patricia Urquiola reimagined cane furniture for today with the Piani side table for Editions Milano, seen here in a iridescent steel blue lacquer.
Patricia Caned Chair
Ballard’s shapely Patricia Caned chair features a double-caned back in a washed oak finish and looks good from all angles.
Nestor Cane Table Lamp
Add some oomph to your desk or bedside table with Pottery Barn’s vintage-feeling Nestor Cane table lamp that features a natural cane shade.
Edward Lounge Chair
The stunning black limed finish on Bungalow 5’s Edward lounge chair takes natural, hand-tied cane to new heights.
Cane Drum Stool
A go-anywhere piece, the breezy Cane Drum stool from Jayson Home works well in pairs or on its own as an accent piece.
Whether employed as a sofa or a bed, the Villandry daybed, crafted of mahogany and cane, bring a dash of French elegance to any room.
Aimee Cane Cabinet
A study in subtle texture, One King Lane’s Aimee Cane cabinet is complete with woven cane door fronts and a mango-wood frame.
Anaise Cane Nightstand
With midcentury details and 1930s-style curves, the Anaise Cane nightstand from Crate & Barrel lends a contemporary sophistication to the bedside.
Noir Furniture’s teak and cane Jude chair is an homage to Pierre Jeanneret’s classic Chandigarh chair from the 1950s.
Natural cane and a black wood finish accentuate the modern lines of the stylish Atticus daybed from AllModern.
Edith Bar Cart
A sinuous rattan frame supports the woven cane shelves of the Edith bar cart by Selamat, the perfect piece to elevate your next cocktail party
Carvell Cane Back Bench
The airy Carvell Cane Back bench by Zentique would look appealing in an entry or as an accent piece in a living room.
Cane Folding Butterfly Chair
Eichholtz’s Cane Folding Butterfly chair, replete with sling arms bamboo-inspired details, recalls campaign furniture from the 19th century.
Natural Mango Wood and Cane Buffet
Take your dining room’s china storage up a notch with the tonal Natural Mango Wood and Cane buffet from Mecox.
Willa Cane Bed
One Kings Lane’s Willa Cane platform bed, made of curvy cane panels and honey oak, would steal the show in an urban loft bedroom.
Keep a couple of Bungalow 5’s easy-going, cane-topped Jerome stools nearby for impromptu living room gatherings.
Noreen Accent Chair
Whether upholstered in a solid linen, a pretty floral or a simple ticking stripe, the elegant Noreen chair from One Kings Lane evokes French antiques.
Ornate Caned Headboard
Painted in an soothing aqua finish, the decorative lines of the Ornate Caned headboard from Layla Grace make a feminine statement in a bedroom.
Jai-Alai Wall Sconce
A nod to Sputnik chandeliers, Corbett Lighting’s Jai-Alai wall sconce is a conversational piece that adds whimsy to any wall or ceiling.
Antonia Cane Bar Stool
Give your kitchen the cane treatment with BD Studio’s Antonia Cane bar stool, which pairs a brushed ebony nettlewood frame with a natural cane inlay.
Form meets function in the Macon cabinet by Worlds Away, which, with its streamlined silhouette, cane-sided doors and brass hardware, has mid-century style in spades.
Cane Rocking Chair
A natural wood grain finish and simplified lines lend the Cane Rocking chair from AllModern a cool, Scandinavian modern vibe.
Orly Octagonal Wall Mirror
We can’t get enough of the striking octagonal shape and white rattan frame of the Orly wall mirror by One Kings Lane and envision it hanging above a fireplace in a breezy living room.
Britt Dining Chair
From the brushed ebony finish to the natural cane back to the upholstered linen seat, BD Studio’s Britt dining chair spotlights a mix of luxurious materials.
A graphic pattern of cane inlay adorns the clean-lined oak frame of Design House Stockholm’s artful Air cabinet designed by Mathieu Gustafsson.
The glamorous Dulce stool by Maggie Cruz Home, seen here in a rosy Coral Gables pink finish, works as a drinks table when solo or as a cocktail table when grouped together with three or more.
Take the look of cane outdoors with Room and Board’s Plat chair, which is made from a woven polyethylene seat and back that mimics the natural appearance of classic cane.
Boho Natural Daybed
Load up the versatile Boho Natural daybed, designed by Mermelada Estudio in Spain for CB2, with a lively mix of throw pillows and cushions for extra style and comfort.
Cane Dining Chair
Constructed of solid ash wood and an inlaid woven cane backing, the Cane dining chair, part of Industry West’s new Cane Furniture collection, is offered in four lively finishes, including Green Wood, shown.
BM0488 Table Bench
Carl Hansen’s heirloom-worthy Table Bench, a reintroduction of a 1958 design by Borge Mogensen, has a delicate, double-woven canework top.
Carleen Cane Dining Chair
The Carleen Cane dining chair by Made Goods has an oh-so subtle winged back that makes the hours spent lingering at the dinner table ever more comfortable and inviting.
Josephine Woven Cane Poster Bed
The gracious Josephine Woven Cane poster bed brings a stately, Coastal flair to any bedroom.
Fields Cane Back Accent Chair
A contemporary take on the traditional barrel chair, Crate & Barrel’s Fields Cane Back accent chair highlights retro-feeling cane and bentwood in natural finishes.
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