At the Atelier Beau Brin, in a constant concern for excellence, the restoration is done in real caning, the traditional six strands (six passages of individual strands). Each one progresses through the holes around edges and gradually draws this so characteristic pattern. Each one is carefully positioned and streched to obtain a regular design and clean borders.
The cane seats are coloured with wood tints and not tinted waxes (no unsightly heaps stick between the strands).
The cane is of high quality and everything is handmade.
The mechanical caning, sold in rolls, is scrupulously reserved for recent seats that require its use (such as some of the great names in 20th century design). I won't "sneak it" on the old seats, I promise ! Beware : here is how to do the difference between a handmade caning and a mechanical caning.
The binder cane (or tight, i.e without space between the strands) offers other patterns and allow to customize the seats. Note that it can replace a strawbottow and thus give a new style to the seat.
Fan-shaped, sun-shaped, backrest with blind holes (not through), glue pegged, large-sized canework : everything is possible with the good old-fashioned method !
LOUIS XV STYLE ARMCHAIR 19th c. (avec P.Allemand)
Identically restored back : no glue or border, traditional wood dowels.