Trend Alert: Black Woven Cane & Rattan Furniture

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Images via Dwell & Pablo Veiga

I’ve been swooning over all types of woven furniture lately, specifically cane furniture! I love how light and airy the woven texture feels, which is perfect for spring, wouldn’t you agree?

To be honest, I haven’t always been a fan of rattan furniture. In the past, if someone mentioned the word rattan,  I would totally cringe!

I still kind of do… and I’m sure I’m not the only one that feels this way. I think that’s because we all picture our grandma’s rattan furniture. Remember those white rattan or wicker shelving units that would sit over the toilet?

That’s what I think of when you say rattan. Ugh… I think we can all agree that we never want to see that look come back, right?

But, trust me when I say that rattan furniture is coming back with a vengeance! Today, we’re seeing cane and rattan furniture with more modern lines and even pops of black!

Images via Nicolas Schuybroek Architects & Tres Chic House

Cane is made from the outer layer of the rattan plant. It’s cut into long strands and woven into sheets in various patterns. Cane remains a popular choice among furniture makers today because of its sustainability and resistance to moisture. So, it’s no wonder why we see this look popping up from generation to generation! It’s truly an oldie, but goodie!

Here are a few of my current favorites – 

Shop Black Wicker Cane Furniture


Rio Chaise Lounge via Zeitlos Berlin | Morris Chair via Gebrueder Thonet Vienna | Cane Bed via Industry West

Ebonized Davis Side Table via Faithful Roots | Cane Lamp via Industry West | Adagio Dining Chair via Wayfair

Cane Media Console in Black via Industry West | Cane Armchair via Cane Collection | Room Divider in Black via HK Living

Not exactly your grandma’s rattan and cane furniture, am I right? I love the modern and contemporary edge these pieces have, along with the lightness the cane material brings.

What do you think of this look? Are you a fan of woven cane or rattan furniture? Let me know in the comments below, and of course, if you’re looking for more inspiration, check out our other seasonal edits and Pinterest page for more!

  1. Jack Meredith says:

    Hi I’m Jack Meredith.
    I make furniture also all kinds of caning patterns ,
    Rope weaving.
    I love this black furniture trend us bringing back caning.

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