Rattan – tastic!

June 14, 2013

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Franco Albini Ottoman 1951
I generally associate wicker with dated conservatory furniture so I ate my words when I came across this delightful piece. Handwoven & designed by Franco Albini in 1951 for Vittorio Bonacina, this one is so cool that it forms part of the permanent collection at the MOMA, New York! Its made from bent rattan and is a great way to add a natural touch to a modern space. Plus I’ve discovered that it doubles up nicely as a coffee table, not bad for the handsome price of £7!

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