Rattan: A World of Elegance and Charm


The first book in decades celebrating ratta, a traditional and sustainable material that exudes laid-back elegance and an air of understated relaxation, and which is increasingly popular with designers of today.

Rattan furniture has many personalities. For some it evokes the glamour and exoticism of the Riviera, grand yachts, and tropical verandas, for others the nostalgia of an English croquet lawn or conservatory, while for many it is prized for its humble, organic beauty. It appeared in Impressionist paintings and in countless photographs of dazzling luminaries such as Marilyn Monroe and Gina Lollobrigida. Now, rattan has regainined its allure and becomeincreasingly desirable in interior design and fashion spreads—a reflection of its inherent beauty and sustainability.

By Lulu Lytle, co-founder of Soane Britain.

224 pages of colour photographs and text

Dimensions: 305x229mm