Ahhh summertime. We've had a lot of rain this summer here in central Ohio, but now that the weather seems to be more summer-like I can't think of anything more relaxing and serene than floating down a river or lake in a canoe.
Did you know that quality canoes often have caned seats? Unlike solid seats it keeps the boat light weight and cushions the bottom while paddling along.
I recently got to work on two really cool large scale Sheet Caning projects - an antique wheel chair and a register cover from a 1920s Bexley home. Both things I only see in a blue moon! They were a nice diversion from the typical, normal size chair seats and backs I do day-to-day.
Mid-Century and Danish Modern furniture is hot HOT HOT!!! Especially Wegner and Møller pieces. Yet I rarely get to work on these quality pieces. Perhaps because they were not generally sold here in central Ohio. Just about every piece of Wegner and Møller I have worked on was purchased in the 1950s and 1960s in New York City or Denmark and moved to central Ohio with the owner later on. On the other hand, in every case, I have replaced the original seats. Maybe their time for weaving renewal is just now coming due.
These clients have lived a lifetime in these chairs and gleefully tell me that these chairs are loved just as much today as they day they were purchased. Of all the chairs I take in to reweave, Wegner and Møller chairs seem to be the most missed by my clients. They are their every day chairs and can't wait to get their beloved chairs back. And I don't blame them! These chairs are relaxing to sit in- every part hits at just the right place. The curves are so sleek and pleasing to both the hand and the eye.
E Emza Uphill