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Danish Cord

Danish paper cord is the material used to weave typical seats and backs found in many Danish, Scandinavian, and Mid Century Modern furniture designs. It is a very strong 3-ply fibre / fiber product and the weaving typically incorporates wrapping or rushing style weaving. It gained popularity starting after World War II in Denmark and other European countries. It is generally only seen on high end, quality made furnishings.  The basic Danish Cord seats often found on Møller and Wegner seats. 

Double Rail Hans Wagner CH 23

Double Danish Cord has an extra step in the weaving process where the weaving wraps around two rungs 

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. 

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