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Fibre Rush Woven Chairs

Fibre rush is a durable one-ply, a twisted paper resembling real bull rushes.

 

Paper fibre or "fibre reed" was introduced when China had an embargo on rattan reed exportation.

 

Paper fibre became the substitute for natural rattan reed. Material is wrapped around the four dowels framing the square of a seat, creating four triangles.

Fibre Rush Chair Converted to Laced Danish Cord

If you're looking to modernize your fibre rush chairs consider our absolute favourite no-nail Danish cord option!

Fibre rush chair converted to laced danish cord

Care & Maintenance for Fibre Rush

Care and maintenance for fibre rush woven chairs are the same as the care and maintenance of Danish cord, as both materials are twisted paper. 

 

Caning Canada often converts rawhide chairs to fibre rush or Danish cord. They can easily accept Shaker tape as well. 

The French Canadian Cloverleaf chairs are hand-carved in Quebec and found woven in rawhide, seagrass, and fibre rush. Caning Canada doesn't offer leatherwork. We love to see these beautiful chairs restored using Danish cord, fibre rush, seagrass, or Shaker tape. The frame of the Cloverleaf and other ladder-back chairs are typically unobstructed, allowing the restoration material to suit the chair owner's taste.

 

Isn't it wonderful when an unobstructed frame offers the flexibility to accent many personal decors? I love it. 

Cloverleaf chair converted from rawhide to laced Danish cord
Cloverleaf chair converted from rawhide to laced Danish cord

Borge Mogensen Woven Chairs

Armchair Model 157

Model 537 Oresund Chair

Chair J39

Børge Mogensen was born in Aalborg, Denmark, 1914 - 1972

 

He began his studies in furniture design at the Danish School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen in 1936.

 

Borge Mogensen made the concept of “Danish Modern” known throughout the world. 

Armchair Model 157

Mid-Century Børge Mogensen Armchair Model 157 woven in seagrass for Søborg Møbelfabrik 1954.

original (14).jpgMogensen Armchair 157

Model 537 Oresund Chair

Model 537 Oresund chairs were designed by Borge Mogensen for Karl Andersson & Söner, 1955. 

 

 

These chairs stem from the first production period. The design was inspired by American Shaker furniture. It is made of oiled oak and paper cord.

original.jpgMogensen Chair 537

Chair J39

This is Mogensen’s most famous chair. The J39 Chair earned the nickname ‘The People’s Chair’ for its simplicity and versatility in 1947.

 

 The vision was to create high-quality functional furniture at a reasonable price to make the ideas of simple modernism popular among the people. Mogensen decided that the furniture should all be based on established cabinet-maker’s principles using local production without compromising on quality. 

Mogensen chair J39
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