For starters, rattan or rattan is the name for nearly 600 species of hardwood vine or climbing palm trees of the Old World and belongs to the subfamily Calamoideae but differs from bamboo because its fibers vary greatly in length and width, depending on the species and the time at which it is harvested. It is a type of reed-like wood that does not come from a tree but from secondary growth such as vines and stems that make the wood lianas and is therefore flexible and can be used in furniture production.
Rattan is used in furniture, hammocks, and sofas to provide an airy seating experience, in work drawers or bedside units, or as upholstery in dressers, wardrobes and partitions. In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Anupriya Sahu, Founder and Head of Design at Alankaram shared, “Rattan is a nostalgic scene in Indian interior décor and is constantly being reinvented. The braided wicker pattern has always been a nuance in furniture design since it was first used over 200 years ago. General. The simple and captivating net of woven sugar cane can be used in most interior styles, bringing an old world charm.”
According to Shreka Sharma, Business Leader at Mangrove Collective, “Rattan weaving is a long tradition in our country that has recently seen modifications in luxury home furnishing and décor. Being so ubiquitous in the climate and context of India, the material is well suited to a modern tropical setting. Rattan is an easily available natural material Known for their strength, flexibility and texture, they are well known for their versatility, creating ample opportunities for exploration.”
She added, “Rattan elements also add visual light to the space. Lighting fixtures, walls, planters, and artwork apart from plain furniture, can incorporate rattan to create an inspired home décor look. Rattan can easily be combined with wood and steel in one piece and explore the curves and pieces and various weave permutations. When using these materials one is only limited by imagination, and the combination of skilled craftsmanship and design vision can result in a truly bespoke craftsman element.”
As the world is steadily moving towards an eco-friendly aesthetic derived from a neutral color palette, incorporating a blend of various naturally occurring materials such as rattan and wicker is trending in home and interior décor as these materials give the space a pleasing quality of classic aesthetics along with the promise of To stay on trend for years to come. Due to its low maintenance quality, affordable price and high adaptability, rattan is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, Disha Bhavsar and Shivani Ajmera, lead designers and co-founders of Quirk Studio, have revealed some of the ways it can be incorporated into home décor.
1. Furniture parts They are the most common element where rattan is woven into the body, especially chairs and tables. Due to its low maintenance characteristic, most outdoor furniture pieces choose rattan. This trend has made its way inside, with interior spaces displaying lounge chairs, consoles, and even storage units with materials on the shutters, backrests, and drawers.
2. wardrobe shutter It is another notable place to view beautiful rattan weaving. Ideally, it should be placed between the glass panes to prevent dust from entering the storage unit. By doing so, the wardrobe becomes a statement in itself, adding character and liveliness to the space while being functionally sound.
3. Decorative items such as tablecloth, utensils and hanging lights In rattan is gaining popularity. Not only does its light color complement most aesthetics, but the ornaments are also budget friendly and can be used in multiple ways.
4. Another very popular way to use rattan Weave it into the headboard and headboard of the bedroom. The different texture patterns allow for an interesting play of texture and design while also maintaining visual fidelity to create a serene ambiance. In addition, its easy maintenance feature allows for rough use and can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth.