When you think of KOUBOO, your mind likely goes instantly to our natural rattan furniture and home décor. After all, we’re passionate about bringing this exotic, artistic and beautiful material into your home. Natural, sturdy and steeped in tradition, rattan furniture embodies a time-honored tradition and brings an organic touch to contemporary spaces.
But beyond our brand, the story of rattan is one that’s certainly worth telling. That’s why we’re unraveling a story that spans continents, artists and craftsmen – and why we’re still passionate about this endlessly intriguing material.
Rattan, often mistaken for a type of bamboo, is distinctively unique. Sourced mainly from the tropical jungles of Southeast Asia – particularly Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. With its vast rainforests, Indonesia is known as the world's largest supplier, contributing about 70% of the global market.
Rattan is a vine that possesses an innate flexibility. This flexibility allows for intricate designs while preserving durability, making it a favorite amongst furniture artisans. With more than 600 species of rattan in the world, artisans can pick and choose for the most unique textures, hues and characters.
You see the words thrown around on furniture websites and in design blogs, but what is the difference between these woven materials? Don’t be baffled by the buzz words! Here’s a simple breakdown of these materials:
Pop these fascinating factoids into your back pocket for your next cocktail party or ad hoc furniture discussion:
As one of the rainforests most versatile offerings, rattan is favorite for artisans and craftsmen across various disciplines:
Beyond its structural use, the tender shoots of certain rattan species are culinary delicacies in parts of Southeast Asia.
For many indigenous communities, rattan is an integral part of life, used for constructing homes, creating tools and building a livelihood.
With its natural vibe and intriguing backstory, the transformative power of rattan in interior spaces can’t be denied. Natural rattan lends several design bonuses to your space:
Peruse our website and you’ll see our love for rattan evident in every Kouboo creation. Our artisans craft products using a variety of methods, including:
Wicker weave: The signature look of many Kouboo pieces, this method interlaces rattan strips in intricate patterns. You’ll see this look throughout our furniture and home décor collections.
Cane weave: This tighter, more refined weave, is often seen in higher-end rattan furnishings, like our Bermuda Rattan Cane Lounge Chair.
Hapao technique: A beautiful spiral weave technique, Hapao hails from the Philippines and is evident in many of Kouboo's creations – particularly our placemats.
We recognize the versatility and beauty of natural rattan. That’s why our artisans create a wide range of products to make your home more beautiful and more functional:
From sleek dining chairs to elaborate daybeds, Kouboo’s rattan furniture showcases both quality and artistry. These aren't just pieces of furniture; they're heirlooms created with exquisite craftsmanship. Explore our entire collection here.
Light fixtures become art pieces when crafted from rattan. The weave patterns, when illuminated, cast captivating shadows, making spaces come alive in the evenings. Dive into the world of Kouboo rattan pendant lighting here.
The blend of tradition and functionality is nowhere as evident as in Kouboo’s rattan baskets. Whether it's for storage or purely decorative purposes, these baskets are a testimony to handcrafted perfection. Explore the collection here.
Beyond furniture and baskets, Kouboo offers a range of rattan decor items. From placemats that make dining a rustic experience to serving trays that are as functional as they are beautiful, each item exudes a distinctive charm. Find the perfect accessories here.
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