21 February 2012

Thakoon weaves :the Art of Cane


the latest to use the intricacies of Cane? the designer Thakoon Panichgul when wondering- "How do we make the back of the coat a little sexier?”
who knew Caning was Sexy?
Sexy in the form of the age old technique of Caning- this time in leather.
On  second thought-
well yes, Caning. It does reveal & conceal- that is Sexy.
Bringing an Art such as Caning to Fashion is what makes Thakoon such a great designer & what makes Fashion an Inspiration.

T magazine shares the Thakoon Story here

We sleep, 
but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning.  Henry Ward Beecher

these caned chairs from the renowned design firm of Jansen are available at 1st dibs-

this Thonet Chaise-

or this Marcel Breuer Cesca Chair

all use Cane in their Design.
It can be MODERN, INDUSTRIAL- HISTORIC- revealing & concealing...
& Now Add- SEXY.
thank you, Thakoon.

& I shoud say- ELEGANT.
thank you-THAKOON.

The intricacy of weaving inspired Charlotte Moss' Nantucket enamel collection for Halcyon Days-
Cane Elegance.

Cane takes a turn on curtains-Trimmings made in France for Robert Allen.

The patterns of the parquet in the prettiest apartment imaginable resemble the layered effect of Caning.

the flickering of light from a favorite candle- woven metal that creates the patterns of Caning...

Slatkin candles has woven a silver ring this Spring around their fresh candles-I've ordered multiples to go with their candles- Spring & Lilac Blossom

I love these bronze woven rings made in France that were a gift that also encase Slatkin candles.

the beauty of Weaving inspires us All- 
Jennifer Boles of The Peak of Chic writes for House Beautiful and extols the virtues of  Cane here
Cane inspired from Duchess Fare here
Candy Pratts Price-of Vogue, with accessories inspired by Cane here

Thakoon Panichgul has taken Caning to new levels-weaving his own Fashion magic.

& a FOOTNOTE from rosegold here



  1. The caned furniture and 'objets' are great, but I find the caned clothing kind of off-putting; maybe it's just me.

    By the way, I love that fish netsuke.
    --Road to Parnassus

    1. Inventive though I think-I have a few netsuke,something I have continued to collect.pgt

  2. "Who knew caning was sexy?" Kenneth Tynan

    Puns aside, I have missed visiting Little A and am pleased that it's educational as ever, PGT. I was actually pondering caned chairs just yesterday; it's rather masterful, if a little precarious, to see it on dresses

    Stay well,


    1. Hello Barima-well you have been absent at your "post" too-& have missed them. Masterful-I agree.

  3. I appreciate the detail of the caning on the Jansen chair. In other cases the trellis pattern is stenciled onto the caning with no regard to the weave; this example is particularly artful.

  4. Lovely Post ~ Many Thanks for the Reference!

  5. So interesting! There is no end to creativity!

  6. very unique to see the leather caning on fashion design. Adore the silver caned candle holder as well!

    Art by Karena

    1. I love this little candle holder from Slatkin and a steal at $4-I love their candles.

  7. A wonderful LA classic. And, a super-creative Thakoon! I love caning and I do think it's wonderful in the front of the black w/black dress. The chairs, the Henry Ward Beecher quote, the Slatkin holder; all great!

  8. FABULOUS post!! So wish I had seen the Thakoon show!! And just like the canind, love the weaving of fashion and decor here that inspires us all. I think I need to order those candle holders - LOVE!



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