Straw Marquetry is a traditional technique used in high-end cabinet making. The stem is opened, split, ironed and dyed by hand. A variety of tones are available from pale gold to dark brown. The skilled craftsmen first sort out the stems. They secondly adjust and then glue the selected pieces edge to edge to a structure or furniture to form decorative designs or patterns. Straw marquetry was made popular by French designer Jean-Michel Frank in the 1930’s.
Vosges manufactures in France bespoke straw marquetry furniture.