We want to bring back Rattan here in Canada by way of Danish furniture maker Sika-Design.
!Above) The Fox chair Designed in 1936 by Viggo Boesen prominently placed in Gunnar Asplund’s Summer Villa.
Inspired by a design competition held by the Danish wicker-maker guild in 1936, Viggo Boesen embarked on rattan furniture design combining modernist style with the hard wear qualities of the rattan material.
Viggo Boesen’s FOX lounge chair won the design competition in 1936. His inspiring, imaginative designs made him unique and put him among the designers of the “Danish golden age”. The chair was put in Gunnar Asplund’s summer home that same year.
The Hanging egg chair by Nanna Ditzel
The Hanging Egg Chair is a critically acclaimed design that has enjoyed praise worldwide ever since the distinctive sculptural shape was created by Nanna & Jørgen Ditzel in 1959.
Wicker maker Robert Wengler was now known as the best wicker maker in Denmark and many architects came to his workshop to get know-how and understanding about weaving and wicker work. Among those were Danish architects Arne Jacobsen, Viggo Boesen, Nanna & Jørgen Ditzel and Kay Bojesen. They had many of their prototypes made in R. Wenglers workshop in Copenhagen.
Today R. Wengler stands as one of the pioneers in Rattan production. What he did to the craftsmanship and the way he challenged the material, makes ground for the way we know rattan furniture today.
Rana chair by Nanna Ditzel
Rana is one of the first chairs based on the idea of ??integrating a shell on a frame in one piece. The 3-legged rattan chair initiated the rediscovery of rattan’s many properties.
Madame chair by Nanna Ditzel
Rocking chair by Nanna Ditzel
Nanna Ditzel studied under the leading Danish furniture designer Kaare Klint at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art’s furniture school. The rocking chair Nanny was one of the first chairs based on the idea of no legs.
Did you know Arne Jacobsen launched his furniture career with a piece of Rattan furniture in 1925? The chair was simply called the “Paris Chair.”
Ottomans by Franco Albini, designed in 1951.
Beautiful and practical.
Image from the Selby