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Expert Mid-Century Modern MCM Woven Furniture Repair, Caning Canada

Mid-century modern is one of the most popular trends in furniture design. The period between 1933 and 1965 focused on improving daily life through making things simply beautiful. Mid-century modern design is all about clean lines, simplicity, and practicality.

Caning Canada has been restoring mid-century modern MCM furniture weaving since 1986 offering Danish cord, seagrass, fibre rush, cane or rattan furniture weaving services as we explore this beautiful country in our RV.

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Mid-Century Modern MCM Weaving Samples and Explanations - Caning Canada

No nail Danish cord weaving

Danish Cord


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 cord is a robust 3-ply paper product estimated to last up to 60 years with regular use and proper care. See below for Danish paper cord care and maintenance. The cord is slightly waxed to resist dirt and stains. Beige Danish cord is in its natural state, white Danish cord has been bleached, and  black Danish cord has been died. 
Underside Double Rail Hans Wagner CH 23

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.  



Moller 71 Beige Danish Cord
If you would like to refresh your upholstered Danish chairs with Danish cord Caning Canada can provided the upholstery removal services and the Danish nail supply and installation. 
Stapled Danish cord woven chair

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 rail Danish cord chair

Double Danish Cord has an extra step in the weaving process where the weaving wraps around two rungs. Photo courtesy of @Louchemilieu



Danish paper cord woven chair repair

Some mid century modern designs do not use Danish hook nails to attach the Danish cord to the chair. 

Rush Pattern Chair Woven with Danish Cord


Some chairs are woven in the rush pattern using Danish cord material.  Rushing pattern Danish Cord
mimics traditional rushing with the Danish Cord material. Often these chairs have extensive slots that the Danish Cord must be fed through which makes weaving these seats more labour intensive.
Danish chair woven with Danish cord in rush pattern
warming chair woven with Danish cord

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

warming chair woven with Danish cord
Danish cord chair repair is very time consuming. The variations of Danish weaves are specific to the chair style and dimensions. A properly restored piece is truly beautiful.   

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.

CH23 dining chair is one of the first five chairs Hans Wegner designed for Carl Hansen & Søn in 1950
The CH23 dining chair is one of the first five chairs Hans Wegner designed for Carl Hansen & Søn in 1950. The elegance of the double rail woven with Danish paper cord. 
Wishbone Chair, also known as the CH24 Chair or Y Chair is a chair designed by Hans Wegner in 1949 for Carl Hansen & Søn
The Wishbone Chair, also known as the CH24 Chair or Y Chair is the first chair Hans Wegner designed for Carl Hansen & Søn in 1949.
Lounge chair CH25 Hans Wegner


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
Hans Wegner J16 Rocking Chair designed for Fredericia Furniture in 1944
Hans Wegner J16 Rocking Chair designed for Fredericia Furniture in 1944 slotted at the back for the back slats.  
PP512 Folding Chair was designed in 1949 by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansenv
The PP512 Folding Chair was designed in 1949 by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen. Photographed on the left is a Yugoslavian reproduction of the Wegner folding chair. 
Teak W2 Dining Chairs by Hans J. Wegner for C.M. Madsen, 1950s woven with binding cane.

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.

Danish paper cord Mod. 316 Teak Dining Chair by Peter Hvidt, 1960s
Mid-Century Model 316 Chair by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard Nielsen for Søborg Møbelfabrik 1958.
Minerva Corner Table by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for France & Søn, 1950s
Minerva Corner Table by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for France & Søn, 1950s
Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for France & Søn Teak Daybed Model 451 1956.
Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for France & Søn Teak Daybed Model 451 1956. 

Hans Olsen 1919–1992

Rocking chair designed by Hans Olsen for Juul Kristensen in Denmark, circa 1960s
Rocking chair designed by Hans Olsen for Juul Kristensen in Denmark, circa 1960s

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

Moller 55 dining chair by Niels Otto Møller for JL Møllers Møbelfabrik, 1950s
1951 Armchair Model Number 55 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

Danish paper cord Moller Model 75 chair
1954 Chair Model Number 75 is designed  by by Niels Otto Møller for JL Møllers Møbelfabrik
Dancing with Hans Moller
1954 Armchair Model Number 56 is designed  by Niels Otto Møller for JL Møllers Møbelfabrik
Danish paper cord Moller Model 77 chair
1959  Chair Model Number 77 is designed  by Niels Otto Møller for JL Møllers Møbelfabrik
Danish cord Moller chair 77
1959  Armchair Model Number 57 is designed  by Niels Otto Møller for JL Møllers Møbelfabrik
Model 80a stools, 1959 produced by J.L Moller Mobelfabrik
1959 Stool Model Number 80A is designed  by Niels Otto Møller for JL Møllers Møbelfabrik
VINTAGE CHAIR MODEL 78 CHAIRS BY NIELS MOLLER 1962

1962  Chair Model Number 78 is designed by  Niels Otto Moller for J.L. Moller Mobelfabrik

Moller Model 62 Armchair 1962
1962  Armchair Model Number 62 is designed by  Niels Otto Moller for J.L. Moller Mobelfabrik
1963 Bench Model Number 63 and 63A are designed  by  Niels Otto Moller for J.L. Moller Mobelfabrik
1963 Bench Model Number 63 and 63A are designed  by  Niels Otto Moller for J.L. Moller Mobelfabrik
Model 79 Chair by Niels Otto Møller for J.L. Moller.
1966  Chair Model Number 79 is designed by  Niels Otto Moller for J.L. Moller Mobelfabrik
1966 Armchair Model Number 64 is designed by  Niels Otto Moller for J.L. Moller Mobelfabrik
1966 Armchair Model Number 64 is designed by  Niels Otto Moller for J.L. Moller Mobelfabrik
1970 Chair Model Number 82 is designed by  Niels Otto Moller for J.L. Moller Mobelfabrik
1970 Chair Model Number 82 is designed by  Niels Otto Moller for J.L. Moller Mobelfabrik
Danish paper cord Model 83 Chair by Niels Otto Møller for J.L. Moller
1974  Chair Model Number 83 is designed by Niels Otto Møller for J.L. Moller Mobelfabrik
Danish paper cord Moller model 83
1974  Armchair Model Number 66 is designed by Niels Otto Møller for J.L. Moller Mobelfabrik
Danish 401 Dining chairs vy Jorden Henrik Moller for ANISH 401 DINING CHAIRS BY J Jorgen Henrik Moller for J.L. Mollers Mobelfabrik of Denmark , 1974
1974 Chair Model Number 401 is by Jorden Henrik Moller for J.L. Mollers Mobelfabrik
Wide Teak Danish arm chair with rope seat. Model number 404, designed in 1974 by Jorgen Henrik Moller for J.L. Mollers Mobelfabrik of Denmark.
1974 Armchair Model Number 404 is by Jorden Henrik Moller for J.L. Mollers Mobelfabrik 
1976  Chair Model Number 84 is designed  by Niels Otto Møller for J.L. Moller Mobelfabrik
1976  Chair Model Number 84 is designed  by Niels Otto Møller for J.L. Moller Mobelfabrik
Model 67 Chair by Niels Otto Møller for J.L. Moller 1960.
1976 Armchair Model Number 67 is designed  by Niels Otto Møller for J.L. Moller Mobelfabrik
1981 Chair Model Number 85 and armchair Model Number 68 are designed

Arne Vodder 1926 - 2009

Armchair model FD186 designed by Arne Vodder and manufactured by France & Son, Denmark 1956.
Armchair model FD186 designed by Arne Vodder and manufactured by France & Son, Denmark 1956.

ERIK WØRTS 1916 - 1997

 Erik Wørts and produced by Wørts Møbelfabrik in 1957 in Denmark.
These chairs were designed by Erik Wørts and produced by Wørts Møbelfabrik in 1957 in Denmark.

H W Klein for Bramin 1919 - 

H W Klein for Bramin Denmark woven in Danish cord 1960s.
H W Klein for Bramin Denmark woven in Danish cord 1960s.

Børge Mogensen 1914 - 1972

Mid-Century Børge Mogensen Dining Chairs by Søborg Møbelfabrik 1954.
Mid-Century Børge Mogensen Dining Chairs by Søborg Møbelfabrik 1954.

Kofod-Larsen 1921 - 2003

Kofod cane back lounge chair woven in the Hans Olsen style
Kofod cane back lounge chair woven in the Hans Olsen style. 
Erik Kollig Andersen and Palle Pedersen produced by Horsnaes Møbler in the 1950s-1960s
Erik Kollig Andersen and Palle Pedersen produced by Horsnaes Møbler in the 1950s-1960s

Poul Cadiovius 1911 - 2011

Pia chair designed by Poul Cadiovius
Pia chair designed by Poul Cadiovius

Skovmand & Andersen 

Skovmand & Andersen Danish cord chair.
Skovmand & Andersen Danish cord chair. 
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