Rattan chairs: 7 modern riffs on an old summer favorite
The Arpa chair from London-based Sé takes the organic lines of rattan, bends them into a sleek, modern form, and then translates the look in powder-coated tubular steel. Keep an eye out for more; the company is still developing California distribution. For now, Arpa ($8,130) can be ordered from Sé online or the company’s two U.S. distributors, New York-based Mondo Collection and Chicago-based Atelier Gary Lee. (Sé)
At the other end of the budget spectrum, the Högsten armchair from Ikea re-creates the look of rattan in modern white all-weather material. It’s $79.99 as shown, $89.99 for a version with a higher back. (Ikea)
Suspended in time? Serena & Lily’s hanging rattan chair takes a familiar idea and adds heavy-duty rope, so you can hang the seat in the house or at a sheltered spot outdoors. The chair can support up to 400 pounds. It’s $450. (Serena & Lily)
The Bruges chair and ottoman from VivaTerra may not instantly transport you to Belgium, but the body-contouring rattan lets you leave behind the cares of the day. At the time we reported this story, both pieces were on sale: the chair for $598 and the ottoman for $269. (VivaTerra)
The Odette design from Anthropologie combines teak and rattan for a surreal take on the classic Thonet chair. It’s available in blue or mint green for $998. (Anthropologie)
Architectural lines and artisanal craftsmanship come together in the hand-woven Ringo Braziliana rattan chair from Nova68. It’s $480, cushion included. (Nova68)
The Rizza chair from Grandin Road also plays with tradition, creating the silhouette of a rattan chair with resin-coated aluminum in rainbow colors. It’s $299.