The Rattan ottoman designed by Franco Albini
The Rattan ottoman designed by Franco Albini in 1951 is an elegant and artful piece of furniture. These are part of our icons rattan collection. The design is timeless and work wonderfully in a living room, conservatory or bedroom. These ottomans are handcrafted using the highest quality Manau & Tohiti rattan. Rattan is a natural material which will evolve over time creating a beautiful patina. Discover more about the designer and the range here
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DIAMETER: 55 cm
HEIGHT: 35 cm
DIAMETER: 65 cm
HEIGHT: 40 cm
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Franco Albini was an Italian Neo-Rationalist architect and designer, renowned for merging modern minimalistic furniture design with traditional Italian craftsmanship. He had great success in the 1950’s creating a range of distinguished furniture designs. Franco Albini obtained three Compasso D’Oro awards, the most prestigious Italian design prize. In 1951, Albini designed the ottomans and Belladonna sofa made of rattan, which has since been coveted all over the world.
Danish design house Sika Design have revitalised iconic pieces of furniture from some of Europe´s most skilled and important architects and designers. Arne Jacobsen, Nanna and Jørgen Ditzel, Viggo Boesen and Franco Albini were all pioneers of their time – breaking new ground making experimental shapes using sturdy materials of rattan and creating sculptural and timeless icons. With great respect and admiration for the original designs and in close collaboration with the descendants of these renowned furniture makers, Sika Design have been able to bring these icons back to life. The company, which is a Danish 3rd generation family run business was founded in 1942 and has been specialising in quality interior and exterior woven furniture ever since. Still today Sika Design are the worlds leading manufacturer of high end natural rattan furniture.
Rattan is a natural climbing plant that grows in the Indonesian rainforest, it has been known to grow up to hundred meters long. Rattan grows naturally without disturbing the existing structure and balance in the rainforest and is a strong, lightweight, flexible and durable material. Rattan develops a beautiful patina over time adding the materials unique character.