Wicker, a material made from woven plant stalks, branches and shoots dates back to Ancient Egypt. The traditional handicraft has undergone a resurgence of late so we’ve decided to round up a few of the best contemporary wicker creations we’ve seen on the showroom floors.
EDIT Lauren Brown
Meet the Wicker aims to emphasize the strength of collaboration of both craft and industry. In combining the traditional craft with the industrial metal frame, this design is a departure from the handicraft appearance often associated with wicker weaving. We love their D1100 cupboard, crafted from anthracite powder coated steel and white wicker.
Handcrafted from beechwood and wicker, this seat was originally designed for the Bernandes Cultural Centre housed in a former convent. Lightweight in appearance yet robust and enduring in its structure, this timeless design available at Andreu Carulla also features a dining chair and an armchair in its collection.
Designed in 1962 for Jacques Martin’s home in Rio, this coffee table designed by Charlotte Perriand for Cassina is constructed from six rattan wedge sections of varying radiuses designed to sit out of alignment of one another. Edged in solid natural oak, the top comes in two other options of either Carrara or Nero Marquina marble.
GamFretisi designed the Targa armchair to create an intimate and secluded atmosphere when sitting and we adore the chic contrast between the plush upholstered seat and wicker back panel for ‘screening’.
Designed by Decha Archjananun for Special Editions, this lighting collection is made in Thailand from steel wire and netted palm shades using traditional weaving techniques. Available in two sizes and in two different colour ways of pink and red and yellow and black.
A design classic, the S533 collection available at Anibou represents some of the earliest steel furniture designs by Mies Van de Roh. The material choice inspired by fellow Bauhaus master, Marcel Breuer, we love this combination of natural rattan wicker with glossy stainless steel.