Expert Mid-Century Modern MCM Woven Furniture Repair, Caning Canada
Mid-Century Modern MCM Weaving Samples and Explanations - Caning Canada
Danish mid-century modern mcm furniture incorporates minimalist design creating functional furniture with pure, clean lines. Chair frames are specifically designed to accept Danish cord material woven in a certain style.
Danish paper cord is a twisted paper cord which has been used to weave seats since the 1920s. Danish modern furniture gained popularity after World War II in Denmark and other European countries.
Mid-century and modern Danish cord chairs are woven with the standard basket weave pattern or the traditional rushing pattern. Chair frames are designed to accept a specific style of weaving and are therefore not interchangeable.
Some furniture designs weave the material through slots in the chair frame taking the material down in front of chair rails or the back slats.
The weaving is one sided and only wraps around a single rung on all sides. From the underside you will see the cord is attached by specialty hook nails.
These nails are designed specifically to weave Danish paper cord and are imported.
These Danish cord chairs use staples to attached the cord to the chair frame. There is an extra charge for these chairs to remove the staples and install Danish hook nails where possible.
Double Danish Cord has an extra step in the weaving process where the weaving wraps around two rungs. Photo courtesy of @Louchemilieu
Some mid century modern designs do not use Danish hook nails to attach the Danish cord to the chair.
I was told that this huge and lovely chair filled with charier is called a “Warming Chair” and that it came from a Quebec farmhouse. The chair was used by nursing mothers. Neil is having me replace the seagrass weaving on this chair with a similar gauge of Danish cord in a similar pattern as a Christmas present for his mother in Fairmont, BC
Danish furniture designer, Hans J.
Wegner (1914-2007) often referred to as the master of the chair, Hans Wegner opened
his own design studio in 1943 and created many chairs for Carl Hansen & Søn
from 1949 until 1968.
The Lounge chair CH25 was one of the
first four chairs Hans J. Wegner created for Carl Hansen & Søn. The Lounge chair was first placed in production in 1950
Teak W2 Dining Chairs by Hans J. Wegner for C.M. Madsen, 1950s woven with binding cane.
Peter Hvidt (1916-1986) and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen (1907-1993) were pioneers of Danish mid-century design and the founders of Copenhagen-based firm Hvidt & Mølgaard.
Hans Olsen 1919–1992
The History of J.L. Moller's Mobelfabrik Danish Cord Chairs
1920 Niels Otto Moller is born
1944 J.L.Mollers Mobelfabrik founded Arhus, Denmark
1951 Chair Model Number 71 and armchair Model Number 55 are designed
1954 Chair Model Number 75 and armchair Model Number 56 are designed
1959 Chair Model Number 77 and armchair Model Number 57 are designed
1959 Stool Model Number 80A is designed
1962 Chair Model Number 78 and armchair Model Number 62 are designed
1963 Bench Model Number 63 and 63A are designed
1966 Chair Model Number 79 and armchair Model Number 64 are designed
1969 N.O. Moller's son Jorgen Henrik Moller completes his training
1970 Chair Model Number 82 is designed
1974 Chair Model Number 83 and armchair Model Number 66 are designed
1974 Jorgen Henrik Moller designs chair Model Number 401 and armchair Model Number 402
1976 Chair Model Number 84 and armchair Model Number 67 are designed
1981 Chair Model Number 85 and armchair Model Number 68 are designed
1951 Chair Model Number 71 is designed by is designed by Neil’s Moller who used Arne Hovmand-Olsen’s name. Neil’s was a carpenter at the time and his friend Arne was an architect. for J.L. Moller Møbelfabrik
1962 Chair Model Number 78 is designed by Niels Otto Moller for J.L. Moller Mobelfabrik