Natural and blue rattan deckchair , circa 1930
Natural and blue rattan deckchair, circa 1930
Ample rattan deckchair with flat blades, partially tinted cyan and navy blue.
As was customary, this chaise longue could also be used as an armchair, the footrest simply fitting under the seat.
With a very beautiful finish despite a simple assembly (the armrests can be dismantled like the footstool), a beautiful range of colours and lines of remarkable flexibility, this deckchair is one of the great successes of rattan.
At the end of the 19th century in Europe, rattan furniture was all the rage under glass roofs and in winter gardens. This new rattan or bamboo furniture is presented at major world exhibitions, thus contributing to the new taste of the day: exoticism. The first sets are imported from China or Indochina. Then productions developed in Europe, notably the Perret & Vibert and Marius Raguet factories in France. The Belle Epoque knew the golden age of rattan. The new urban bourgeois class immediately seized this decorative, light and practical furniture.
Rattan was revived in the second half of the 20th century and for some time, between 1950 and 1980, it regained its former grandeur. Today, rattan is back on the decorative scene more than ever for its practicality, elegant simplicity and naturalness.