With the craze for anything with cane in the last few years, it was only a matter of time to see this interior design trend reach its natural state: Rattan.
Because cane is actually made from rattan; a tropical palm tree used for its strong wood. Similar to bamboo, it is very durable despite being flexible and lightweight. You get cane by peeling the skin off the rattan vine, making it a great wicker material for binding purposes.
Rattan was long associated with your grandma’s 1960s untouched decor or Tahitian beach resorts. But not anymore! We’ve noticed an important uptick in rattan usage in interiors that are not necessarily vintage-inspired or country, but rather very contemporary.
While this material primarily grows in Southeast Asia’s rainforests, many Scandinavian brands are using it in their collections – ferm Living, Artek, Sika-Design, Gubi and Menu, to name a few. Iconic designers such as Arne Jacobsen and Eero Aarnio also created rattan furniture decades ago, and a few of their classics are being produced again.
We love how rattan adds warmth and texture to an interior. The key is to combine it with modern shapes to balance it out, to create the perfect “old meets new” look.
Here, we are rounding up our favorite furniture and home accessories that might just convince you to embrace the rattan revival.
All sources after the jump.
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Find them here:
- Ulriksberg chair, IKEA
- Tangelo lampshade, Sika-Design
- Daybed, Bloomingville
- Tynell 9602 floor lamp, Gubi
- Mirror, Sika-Design
- Carpet beater, Parolan Rottinki
- Lounge chair and pouf, Sika-Design
- Stool, Eero Aarnio Originals
- Hanging basket, HM Home
- Aalto tea trolley, Artek
- Paris exterior lounge chair, Sika-Design
- Basket with lid, Bloomingville
- Table lamp, Globen Lighting
- Candleholder, Menu
- Apple basket, ferm LIVING
- Chair, Eero Aarnio Originals
- Delaktig headboard, IKEA
- Wall hanger, Bloomingville
- Tjillevips basket, IKEA
- Branaes laundry basket, IKEA
- XL pendant lamp, Golden Lighting
- Rika armchair, House Doctor
- Serving cart, IKEA
- Wall decoration, Bloomingville