It’s easy to associate rattan with your grandparents’ dusty old porch furniture. You picture a wicker living room set complete with curly-wurly shapes and floral cushions. But rattan isn’t only destined for the flea markets and garage sales of the décor world. While it was traditionally used in summer homes, screened porches, and verandas, the new rattan can just as easily find a sleek and modern spot in our city homes.
Innovative furniture companies are now reinventing wicker and rattan in modern new ways that still feel as laid-back and low-maintenance as its predecessors. Better yet, the trend is easily adopted for all rooms and budgets, from small accents like trays and baskets, to large statement-making furniture. Are you ready to weave in this breezy summer trend into your home? (Sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves.)
You won’t find a prettier summer placemat than this rattan option by Deborah Rhodes.
A chic tray that functions both inside and out? Look no further than this CB2 blackened tray.
Possibly our favorite summer coasters, these woven circles by Deborah Rhode are perfect for propping down a glass of rosé on a warm summer day.
For a purely decorative mirror, it doesn't get prettier than this option from CB2. Hang it alone or as a cluster.
To lighten up your summer nights, grab a set of these woven lanterns from Selamat.
If IKEA is doing rattan, you know it’s officially trending. The Scandinavian giant opts for a line of sleek blackened furniture.
Possibly the chicest room divider we’ve ever seen, find some privacy behind this rattan screen.
Transport yourself to the South of France with this modern take on the French bistro chair.
If the Italian coast is more your speed, grab a set of these Capri woven dining chairs and live la dolce vita.
Own a piece of midcentury history with this rattan ottoman by Franco Albini. It’s the perfect perch for children and extra guests.
Made out of rattan-wrapped porcelain, this pendant is the perfect blend of traditional and laid-back.
Make a statement with these sculptural pendants from Blu Dot, available in three shades.
This geometric lounge chair will make a modern statement in any living room.
Breeze your way to a deep sleep with this sleek rattan king bed.
This breezy side table is the perfect mix between modern shapes and beachy vibes.
This iconic chaise lounge was one of the most beloved long chair of midcentury design. It was dubbed the “hammock chair,” so you know it’s made for napping.
If you thought rattan couldn’t look modern, think again. This stunning rattan chair is at once chic and relaxed.
For a bar cart of tea trolley, you won’t find a better piece for your beach home. Blending Danish design with a coastal vibe, it’s ready for an endless summer.
Palecek Woven Rattan Hourglass Stool (price upon request)
Palecek is well known for its rattan and wicker furniture. This geometric hourglass stool makes the perfect spot to put down your drink on a summer day.
GamFratesi Targa Lounge Chair (price upon request)
A far departure from traditional rattan furniture, this collection by GamFratesi and Thonet features furniture with clean lines and a modern vibe.
Cane Line Nest Lounge Chair (price upon request)
Cane Line recently came out with this nest lounge chair that’s is at once sculptural and comfortable, making it a great addition to any living room.
Thom Fougere Rattan Bench (price upon request)
Another designer to jump on the rattan trend is Thom Fougere, who designed this piece to serve both as a coffee table and a bench.
GamFratesi Allegory Desk (price upon request)
Another piece from the GamFratesi and Thonet collaboration is this Allegory desk, perfect for pinning memos in the weave.
Are you jumping aboard the rattan trend?