Rattan furniture that is both stylish and practical

This season’s homewares sees inspired combinations of textured rattan.

The new emphasis of furniture and textiles that lend texture to a scheme has precipitated a revival in all forms of weaving, from simple, sculptural baskets to seventies inspired wicker, macrane and rattan.

Dating from the days of the British Empire and traditionally used to grace conservatories, classic rattan chairs and furniture exude timeless elegance. The denser the weave, the more hardwearing the furniture will be.

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Murano Sunlounger, £1,010, Neptune

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Neptune Murano Sunlounger

Neptune have designed this classic Murano wicker chair to have an unimposing silhouette. It’s completely at home in the garden, where it picks up on the colours of stone and timber. And, just like fences and plant supports made from hazel and willow, it adds organic texture to your outdoor space.

Dom Rattan Footrest, Natural, £135, Bloomingville at Amara

Amara Bloomingville Dom Rattan Footrest

Add rustic elegance to the home with this rattan footrest from Bloomingville. Perfect for propping your tired feet up after a long day at the office, it is the perfect partner for your favourite armchair and will add a laid-back look to your living space.

Bermuda II Small Sofa, Neutral, £699, Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer Bermuda II Small Sofa, Neutral

Sit back and relax in our ultra cosy and stylish small sofa. With super soft seat cushions and a stylish modern silhouette, it provides an attractive way to give your interior design a refresh. Made from textiles, intricately woven rattan and sustainable hardwood materials, this chic seating option is a natural fit for the conservatory.

Tanjore Large Rattan Table Lamp, £320, Oka

Oka Tanjore Large Rattan Table Lamp

In closely woven rattan finished to a soft grey, the large Tanjore Lamp will blend beautifully with most schemes. Sizeable but not overwhelming, it is great on a desk, side table or console. It is also available in a smaller size.

Dante Pod Hanging Chair, Natural, £319, John Lewis

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John Lewis Dante Pod Hanging Chair

Claim your own space in the garden with this handwoven hanging pod chair. Complete with a powder coated steel frame which the wicker chair securely hangs from, you'll be sitting comfortably in no time. With enough room for one, you'll be able to get comfortable and watch the days slip by.

Tea Trolley 900, £2,320, Aino & Alvar Aalto for Artek at The Conran Shop

The Conran Shop Tea Trolley 900 by Artek

Inspired by the British tea culture and Japanese woodwork that Aino and Alvar Aalto encountered on their travels, the Tea Trolley 900 was designed by Alvar Aalto for Artek in 1937.

Wicked Lounge Chair byVincent Sheppard, £960, Heal's

Vincent Sheppard Wicked Lounge Chair

The Wicked series was designed by Alain Gilles for renowned Belgian outdoor furniture specialist, Vincent Sheppard. Chic lines and a refined colour palette is effortlessly combined with durability in this collection: the Wicked Lounge Chair is made from a handwoven polyethylene wicker, minimalist aluminium frame - and finished with a Taupe seat cushion.