by Marica Fick
As we mentioned in the Trend Alert post we shared a couple of weeks ago – RATTAN is back and in a big way! Talk about a 70s blast from the past! What is next – Macrame and Moroccan shag-pile rugs?! Oh wait… that already happened too! Gotta love the cyclic nature of home and decor trends.
The element I most enjoy about the trend’s current incarnation is that it fuses vintage rattan pieces with new, contemporary designs. These fresh designs are slightly more simplified – almost minimal in a way.
While researching our Trend Alert article, I was surprised to see how quickly the rattan trend has spread to the South African retail market. This is something that usually happens at a snail’s pace. A quick online search of our local furniture and homeware stores delivered a lovely selection of gorgeous rattan and cane pieces. This is good news for those who want to incorporate rattan elements into their interior space.
SO, for all you lovers of rattan and cane, here is our round-up of trendy, chic, and beautifully contemporary rattan furniture pieces for your home…
8 Trendy & Chic Rattan Furniture Items:
Rattan Swing Bench
Mr Price Home has recently added a gorgeous and contemporary rattan range to their outdoor furniture collection. It includes this fun patio swing bench made from two-tone bamboo rattan. It is the perfect item for a lazy summer’s day spent on the stoep. Available from Mr Price Home
Bodhi Rattan Shade
Add some natural texture to your space with this handwoven rattan pendant light shade from Eli & Liu. The intricately woven design of the shade will cast beautiful patterns across your room when the light is switched on. Available through Illumina
The Thandi Basket trays are made from black painted rattan with a gorgeous tribal-like woven design in natural rattan around the rim. They also come in three different sizes – so you can buy a whole nested set! With its high-contrast, monochrome appeal, these trays will beautifully complement a chic African interior or Scandinavian-type. Available from Block & Chisel
Christy Screen (in Natural)
Add a bit of coastal St Tropez to your home with this stunning rattan screen. The geometric lattice design gives it a distinct Chinoiserie feel which means this decorative divider would not look out of place in a chic Hollywood Regency-styled home. Other than this natural finish, the Christy Screen also comes in black and white. Available from Block & Chisel
Peacock Cane Headboard
This beautiful and ornate design smacks of the 70s and is a perfect representation of the current rattan trend revival. Handmade in South Africa, the Peacock Headboard comes in four standard bed sizes. The bold pop of colour is what gives this rattan lovely its contemporary twist – it can be custom ordered in any Plascon colour. These ornate headboards are perfectly suited to children’s bedrooms and Bohemian-inspired spaces. Available online from Design Store
Mayo Chair (in Black)
I love the chic and contemporary design of the Mayo tub chair. Made from bamboo rattan and finished in a high-gloss black, this occasional chair would look at home both indoors and on the patio. The Mayo tub chair also comes in a natural finish. Available online through Esque
Lakota Side Table
Made from Jawit rattan, this lovely occasional table will add some casual Boho flair to your lounge or entertainment area on your stoep. Available from Block & Chisel
Rattan Cane Crib
I simply adore this retro kooboo cane crib beautifully made by Lu+Barnabé right here in Cape Town. It is gorgeous and oh-so-chic and will look smashing in any Scandi-styled or Bohemian-inspired nursery – #LuckyBaby! Available online through Clever Little Monkey
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF OUR RATTAN ROUND-UP? DID ANY OF THE FURNITURE ITEMS CATCH YOUR EYE? LET US KNOW ABOUT YOUR RATTAN WISHLIST IN THE COMMENTS BELOW…