Of late, I cannot get enough of cane. Not the old swirly cane of a man (of whom I cannot remember the name) that I had in my childhood room (although this was designed by stylist extraordinaire, my aunt Robyn Duffecy). The cane I am attracted to is simple, classic lines. I stumbled upon the Swedish design company, Sika & loved their take on it. I have been working on some beachside spaces and thought I could design a plastic & natural version, more suitable for commercial hard-wearing interiors.
Of course, my trip to Paris & the many styles of Parisian Bistro chairs, banquettes & stools only fuelled this. Whilst bicycling past the Hermes Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore windows, I knew that my thought was a collective one & would be right on par.
Cane has a softness, comfortability & durability that works in any interior. Watch this space to see where it will pop up soon!
25, Oct 2011