Design: The Return of Rattan

Le 20 juillet 2021, par Agathe Albi-Gervy

Rattan is everywhere, from the pages of fashion magazines to major retailers. How about trying the vintage version?

€1,258
Nanna
(1923–2005) & Jorgen (1921–1961). Ditzel swinging chair, rattan, 117 x 68 cm/ 46.06 x 26.77 in., made by R. Wengler, 1959.
Marseille, October 11, 2016. Leclere auction house.

Rattan comes from various species of palm trees in Southeast Asia, especially the Philippines and Indonesia. Its sturdy vines can be twisted without breaking. In the 1950s and 1960s, it brightened up country houses. Today, rattan adds a more chic retro touch to city interiors in need of a breath of fresh air. Natural materials are in style. Alongside now-classic “sunburst” mirrors, chairs and sofas are adorned with cushions featuring trendy tropical designs. The daring can round out suites with tables and chests of drawers. Prices have risen in the past few years but remain affordable. This is an opportunity to discover rattan creations by the greatest French, Italian and Danish designers.

Prices include buyer’s premium and commission.

 

€1,900Tito Agnoli (born 1931), “P3” fireside chair, metal and braided rattan frame, 68 x 60 x 90 cm/26.77 x 23.62 x 35.43 in.Paris, Drouot

€1,900
Tito Agnoli
(born 1931), “P3” fireside chair, metal and braided rattan frame, 68 x 60 x 90 cm/26.77 x 23.62 x 35.43 in.
Paris, Drouot, March 31, 2021. Delon - Hoebanx auction house.  

€2,340Janine Abraham (1929–2005) & Dirk Jan Rol (born 1929), rattan armchair, made by Rougier, c. 1957. Paris, Drouot, January 22, 2016. M

€2,340
Janine Abraham
(1929–2005) & Dirk Jan Rol (born 1929), rattan armchair, made by Rougier, c. 1957. Paris, Drouot, January 22, 2016. Millon auction house.

Result: €780 French, 20th century, table lamp, base in black imitation leather and steel with a black patina, braided rattan shade with bl

Result: €780
French, 20th century, table lamp, base in black imitation leather and steel with a black patina, braided rattan shade with black border, 56 cm/22.05 in. Paris, Drouot, April 15, 2021. Binoche et Giquello auction house.  


















Spurned since the 1970s, rattan is the great decoration trend of the moment


 

€657France, 1950s. Set of four Scoodby-Doo armchairs, black-lacquered metal rods, rattan covered with color plastic, 69 x 69 x 57 cm/27.16

€657
France, 1950s. Set of four Scoodby-Doo armchairs, black-lacquered metal rods, rattan covered with color plastic, 69 x 69 x 57 cm/27.16 x 27.16 x 22.44 in. Paris, Drouot, November 12, 2012. Lucien Paris auction house.

€250 French, 20th century, “Emmanuelle” armchair in stained and woven rattan, Pomaré model, fan-shaped back, 144 x 76 x 54 cm/56.69 x 29.9

€250
French, 20th century, “Emmanuelle” armchair in stained and woven rattan, Pomaré model, fan-shaped back, 144 x 76 x 54 cm/56.69 x 29.92 x 21.26 in. Paris, Drouot, February 12, 2021. Millon auction house.

€8,576 French, 1950s–1960s, coffee table in stained beech and woven rattan, 32 x 114 x 54 cm/ 12.60 x 44.88 x 21.26 in.Paris, Drouot, Dece

€8,576
French, 1950s–1960s, coffee table in stained beech and woven rattan, 32 x 114 x 54 cm/ 12.60 x 44.88 x 21.26 in.
Paris, Drouot, December 8, 2020. Tessier & Sarrou et Associés auction house.

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