Blue and natural rattan set – France, 20th century
This natural and blue rattan living room evokes winter garden fashion. The colours used give this set a summery charm. This rattan lounge is composed of two armchairs, a bench and a table. The sobriety of its lines and its weaving give it a discreet elegance that will match your decor.
Rattan furniture developed in the second half of the 19th century, especially under the Second Empire, with the fashion for exoticism. New materials such as bamboo and rattan appeared in decoration and quickly became essential elements. After an eclipse under the Empire and the Restoration, caning reappeared under Napoleon III and was a resounding success. The Second Empire saw the manufacture of caned seats on frames made entirely of rattan. Around 1900, this furniture took off with the decision of several French manufacturers to import raw materials from China and Indochina on a massive scale, in order to produce furniture that was ever lighter and more decorative.