I can tell you the exact moment I fell in love with cane furniture. I know, that’s oddly specific but it’s true. Many years ago while visiting a dear friend in sunny California, I remember going to their friend’s beautiful home in Malibu, swooning over the owner’s cool girl digs especially her gorgeous cane credenza. It was gifted to her from the previous owner of her home who had originally purchased it somewhere in LA’s Chinatown. I’d like to think she knew it made the room, so despite her leaving, she must of thought, naturally it had to stay. Either way, it was beautiful against fresh white walls, her rose colored surfboard propped up against its worn edge. Stacks of records’ colored spines peeking through the weaved cane of the cabinet doors across the front. So simple but such a showstopper. Something about it felt so effortless. So easy. The organic texture and sandy color anchored an otherwise eclectically dressed room adding balance while tying in some of the more rooted natural elements of the tranquil outdoors. While we all may not be as lucky with gifted gems like that credenza, there are a myriad of ways you use cane in your home. One of the most recognizable cane chairs was designed in 1928 by Hungarian architect, Marcel Breuer. Shown last in the following gallery the Cesca chair, as its known, was named after his adopted daughter Francesca. It’s comprised of tubular steel and cane and was eventually produced in the hundreds of thousands. Today one of these chairs sits in the Museum of Modern Art in New York referred by a curator there as “one of the most important chairs of of the 20th century.”