The Art of Rattan

December 20, 2022

We work with masters in Rattan furniture to create bespoke designs.

Rattan was first discovered buried with pharaohs in ancient Egypt. Later, the Romans were inspired by Egyptian woven furniture, and adopted rattan as their own technique, spreading the style across their empire.Fast forward to the 17th century in Northern Europe – and rattan began to look much like it does today. In the 60’s and 70’s rattan became the chicest most exotic furniture trend. Now in 2022 it’s had a resurgence and we are proud to be able to support our clients and artisans.

Rattan is an attractive resource because it is easier to harvest than timber, and is also easier to transport, while and it also grows faster than trees. Rattan is light, durable and relatively flexible hence used for centuries in furniture. Giving its distinctive timeless look.

Village communities in South East Asia rely heavily on the rattan trade. Sales account for up to 50% of cash income in villages, making rattan a major contributor to poverty alleviation in rural area.

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