Unusual Furniture & Rattan Designs

Rattan is the name for around 600 species of palms from the tropical regions in Africa, Asia and Australasia. Despite the fact that it’s predominantly used in furniture manufacturing, thanks to its durability, aesthetics and low maintenance requirements it’s becoming increasingly popular among craftsmen and artists. Moreover, the production process of hand weaving gives additional value to the object, may it be a piece of furniture, a home accessory or a Christmas decoration.

Nevertheless, you don’t have to take our words for granted. We’ve selected 11 unusual rattan designs that portray the exceptional characteristics of this unique material.


1. Rattan & Bamboo Biodegradable Roadster


2. The Voyage Bed by Kenneth Cobonpue


3. Rattan Volkswagen Beetle


4. Rattan Chairs Made of Twigs


5. Rattan Motorcycle


6. Rattan Reindeers


7. Rattan Bed Made of Twigs


8. Woven Car by Ann Conte & Jeanne Wiley


9. Rattan Nesting Chair


10. Talipun Woven Mask


11. Rattan & Steel Horse

rattan horse


So there you have it… 11 unique rattan creations made by skilled craftsmen throughout the world. For more information on each of them you can click on the image credit links below. Alternatively, if you would like to see some more ‘normal’ rattan designs, why not check out our range of rattan furniture.

Bridgman Rattan Double Sunbed
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  1. Frances Hunt -

    You have to admit, these rattan designs are pretty impressive. There seems to be a strange connection though between motor sport and artists who use rattan as their medium!

    The voyage bed looks really nice, like something out of a Bug’s Life scaled up. The brilliant thing is how deceptive rattan is because that bed looks like it would be structurally week but the material is immensely strong in my experience.


  2. Daniel Lloyd -

    I saw many kind of outdoor furniture but the above snaps made me fan of Rattan designs . Each and every piece of furniture is amazing. Such the creativity at outdoor furniture make them more pretty .

  3. Greg -

    Does it come from out of space? 🙂

    Beautiful piece of ART

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