Peacock chairs by Filipino designer Kenneth Cobonpue. Rattan has been used for hundreds of years in furniture, and the durable, long-lasting reed is currently enjoying a revival. Peacock chairs by Filipino designer Kenneth Cobonpue. Rattan has been used for hundreds of years in furniture, and the durable, long-lasting reed is currently enjoying a revival.
Peacock chairs by Filipino designer Kenneth Cobonpue. Rattan has been used for hundreds of years in furniture, and the durable, long-lasting reed is currently enjoying a revival.

Sustainable and free of plastic: the revival of rattan furniture and why it’s here to stay

  • Rattan is ‘totally sustainable’, ‘grows like grass’ and is ‘durable and long-lasting’, says an Australian architect based in Thailand
  • Eco-chic style is upping demand for the pieces made by a Filipino designer, and by a brand with Hong Kong origins whose desks are suited to social distancing

Topic |   Architecture and design
Peacock chairs by Filipino designer Kenneth Cobonpue. Rattan has been used for hundreds of years in furniture, and the durable, long-lasting reed is currently enjoying a revival. Peacock chairs by Filipino designer Kenneth Cobonpue. Rattan has been used for hundreds of years in furniture, and the durable, long-lasting reed is currently enjoying a revival.
Peacock chairs by Filipino designer Kenneth Cobonpue. Rattan has been used for hundreds of years in furniture, and the durable, long-lasting reed is currently enjoying a revival.
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