Robert W. (1825-1902) was known as the best wicker maker in Denmark and was appointed purveyor to Her Majesty. Many, now famous, architects came to his workshop to get knowhow 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 Robert W's workshop in Copenhagen.
Robert W. was a pioneer in rattan production. What he did to the craftsmanship and the way he challenged the material, lays the groundwork for the way we know rattan furniture today.