Rattan is Hot, but What Will be the Next Big Material in Interior?

Rattan is hot right now. We all know that rattan has been the big comeback kid lately and while it is still on an all-time high right now with stunning DIY’s around the web, I thought, why not give you a little heads-up on what I think you be the next big thing – some might even do very well with the DIY people, which is not me. I think the biggest DIY thing I’ve ever done was to paint a wooden stool. Yes, wow.


Tambour is mostly known from its use on 50’s credenzas and other curved surfaces. The material got a short comeback in the 80’s too. I am sure y’all remember the bread boxes in almost every Scandi kitchen? Now it is back. Take a moment to look at Asplund’s round Palais Royal table, as seen in Hans Hjelmqvist stunning home, is a perfect example of how the lines of the tambour make the table a lot more interesting and very modern.


Another natural element moving up the charts these days is the jute webbing. Anything webbing really. An iconic piece you might all remember is Bruno Mathsson’s Eva, a chair you might have seen at your grandparents’ home in the 80’s. Again I am no expert, but I believe webbing could be something for the cool DIY kids too. So far, I have found myself obsessing over Brdr. Krüger’s new F-Chair, which is the perfect modern take on webbing used in a more geometrical pattern that just the basic pattern.


And speaking of Brdr. Krüger, in collaboration with David Thulstrup they launched their Arv chair for the new Noma 2.0, with a seat made with wowen paper cord. Another material making a comeback. Of course we know from many of the iconic pieces by Hans Wegner, but I think its time to review and renew the old technic. Its not only seen on chairs, but also lamps, and both Hay’s new Bonbon shade and Made by Hand’s new Ro lamp are new favorites of mine.


What do you think? Will any of these be the next big thing? Or do you have you mind set on a completely different material?



*** top image courtesy: September Edit

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