Furniture. Saturday , December 02nd , 2017 - 19:41:16 PM
We‘re all familiar with rattan, although sometimes we think it‘s one and the same as wicker. But the material we now associate with cozy furniture is actually full of surprises. The term rattan, for instance, defines more than 600 species of climbing palms and a lot of them are in fact more similar to lianas than to actual wood. Rattan has slender stems and doesn‘t grow like a tree but more like a vine, also being a bit similar to bamboo from certain points of view.
Modern wicker was initially developed as a basket weaving technique. In time, it evolved into furniture. By the 17th century, in Northern Europe, wicker looked a lot like it does today. The trend soon spread all over the world and became as popular and as common as it is today. Then, in the mid 19th century it reached the United States where it was quickly industrialized and mass-produced.
The Kahn sideboard is in a lot of ways an homage to the style of the architect Louis Kahn, as the name clearly suggests. The cabinet has a strong and dramatic presence, featuring brass details that blend with the glossy black surfaces and the black glass top. This is a luxurious piece that hides an elegant wooden interior in a caramel tone.
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