Invite nature into your home with rattan
Rattan is a living material with a will of its own. It has to be boiled and sun-dried before it can be tamed into different shapes that we can sit on, rest in, or decorate our homes with. That’s why we work together with experienced artisans that help to shape the rattan vines to functional products. The cooperation means you can have unique and handmade furniture in your own home – created by man and nature together.
Designers: Andreas Fredriksson, Jonas Hultqvist, Willy Chong
”We like working with natural fibers like rattan and bamboo – living and renewable materials that provide great opportunities to create unique products. The most enjoyable part of this project was to use these materials in new and innovative ways. We wanted to make furniture in natural fibers, often combined with metal underframes, that is modern, gives an airy feeling, is easy to move and comes in flat packages. Better for the environment and easier to take home and enjoy.”
What is rattan?
Rattan is a strong yet lightweight and flexible material made from the rattan plant’s stem. It can be used both whole and split into thinner materials that are braided into things like furniture and baskets. Rattan belongs to the palm family and climbs along trees, though no trees are required to be felled when the rattan cane is harvested. Since it is a natural material and the products are often handmade by skilled craftspeople, each object gets a completely unique look.