If you thought my obsession for natural materials has waned over the last few months, you’d be well and truly wrong. The need for rattan is very much still here and no fella (or Instagram poll for that matter) is going to tell me otherwise. There’s just something about the material that instantly makes me feel at home, and I can’t deny that when the shapes nod to mid-century design, I’m instantly sold.
I recently discovered the Liana collection from MADE; a collection designed by British-based design studio and interior crowd-favourite Sebastian Cox. Is it me or are these rattan collections just getting stronger and stronger? Known for its modern craftsmanship, Sebastian Cox have created a wardrobe, cabinet, bedside table, bed and dressing table celebrating the beauty of natural materials. That means rattan combined with soft ash to create every modern bohemian’s dream furniture collection. I’ll take it all for my future home, what about chu?
Sleeping is one of my favourite pastimes and this kingsize Liana bed looks like the perfect place to spend a Sunday morning. The ash details combined with the woven rattan headboard keep the look understated with a touch of retro. Add a plush linen duvet and you’ll be on your way to the land of nod in no time at all.
Cox has a strong focus on modern woodworking and the double wardrobe in the Liana collection is the perfect example of a soft aesthetic that’s strong too. The statement piece features the woven rattan detailing but has the stylish addition of cut out handles. If the wardrobe isn’t your bag, there’s also a cabinet version which features inner shelves and drawers for a functional touch – ideal for a bigger bathroom or office space.
If I made dressing tables, they would look like this. Simple and modern with a fitted mirror and concealed drawer, this minimal rattan take is crafted from natural timber ash. It’s petite too, so perfect for small rented spaces.
Bedside tables are a little bit underrated in my opinion. I love the way they add symmetry to a room and this table is simple, functional and space-saving. With the rattan detailing on both sides, this understated bedside table has been elevated with a touch of the good stuff. Cannot wait for the next rattan range…