Rattan remains popular in our interiors. orange or red explored the many possibilities of this durable, versatile material, and found that rattan can be applied innovatively, in terms of design as well as manufacturing techniques. Combining rattan with recycled PET yarn results in beautiful objects: sustainable, circular, with a timeless aesthetic.
Rattan: versatile and sustainable Rattan is a versatile and durable material. It grows quickly, without pesticides or fertilizers, and is easy to harvest. It’s also recyclable, and ideal for combining with other materials.
Modular, circular Designer Marieke van Heck studied the materials themselves: their specific qualities and the ways they could be connected. She has developed a modular system in which elements can be used in varying compositions, replaced or separated from each other.
Objects Marieke then developed three concrete objects: a side table, a hanging lamp and a room divider. Curved rattan uprights are literally interwoven with cloths made of PET yarn. The combination of these materials results in an entirely new image. The deceptive simplicity of the objects and the designer’s recognizable style give rattan a timeless aesthetic.