Chair Caning School & Working Museum
Visit the nation’s only chair caning school & working museum at CURVE Studios & Garden. We are open by appointment only during the COVID pandemic. Call to schedule a class or visit the museum-we would love to see you! Classes are still being held in person with two people or less and with new tool kits. Tours are welcome, just call for an appointment. For a virtual tour or free classes, visit our you tube channel: https://youtu.be/eR3bltC9RBs
Operated by two chair nerds on a mission to prove that chair caning is not a lost art, this FREE museum is kid and dog friendly. While some museums have static exhibits, Brandy and Dave kept the workshop and classroom open so that visitors can see the weaving happening. The museum features a chair wall with 8 basic styles of weaving with information about the materials, history, and process of each style. Informational panels about materials and history will inspire a reverence for this ancient and global craft.
Visit hundreds of chairs from all over the world with special exhibits on Western North Carolina makers and historic chairs including some from the original S&W Cafeteria. Our most recent #Canespotting Exhibit will get you seeing cane patterns all over the place!
Don't miss The Chair Arch in the garden at CURVE Studios just outside our shop...an 8 ft. tall cathedral arch made of 15 chairs...highly instagrammable! Warning: you might become a chair nerd.