So 70s– but updated rattan perfectly fits the current trend for craft techniques and natural textures in interiors.
The raw material for rattan furniture is a close relative of the palm tree. It’s a type of a vine that rapidly grows in the jungles of south eastern Asia – up to 100ft high. Rattan has a strong core and so it’s durable and hard to break. It is usually steamed to bend it into various shapes and the outside skin of the rattan pole, which is the peel, is generally used to bind the furniture joints together.
Habitat has been championing rattan furniture for several years. Their new Spring/Summer collection includes a stylish range of bedroom furniture. A modern twist on the material and an alternative look to the ubiquitous upholstered bed frames.
Nadia rattan bed, £550; Nadia rattan bedside table, £95; Nadia dressing table and stool, £295. www.habitat.co.uk