Who was born in Germany, perfected the fine craftmanship of making wicker furniture in materials like rush and willow, materials which you could find and grow in Europe.
Louis Wengler, the son of Robert Wengler, found the exotic material rattan at the Leipziger fair in Germany. R. Wengler was appointed as wicker maker to the Crown in 1914 as King Christian X placed a large order for rattan furnishing.
Robert Wengler was now known as the best wicker maker in Denmark and many, now famous, architects came to his workshop to receive know-how and understanding about weaving and wicker work.
Among those were Danish architects Arne Jacobsen, Viggo Boesen, Nanna & Jørgen Ditzel and Kay Bojesen. They had many of their prototypes made in R. Wenglers workshop in Copenhagen.
Today R. Wengler stands as one of the pioneers in rattan production. What he did to the craftmanship and the way he challenged the material, paves the way for the way me know rattan furniture today.
Sika-Design carry on this proud tradition as the worlds leading manufacturer of premium handcrafted rattan furniture.
ROBERT WENGLER BIOGRAPHY
1825 Born in Germany.
1851 R. Wengler leaves his home and travels to Denmark to start his own business.
1854 R. Wengler buys his first place in Copehagen - Amagertorv 7
1861 R. Wengler helps founding the Danish Wicker Maker guild
1902 Robert Wengler dies.