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trending: wicker & rattan seating

DesignRose FriesenComment

Also making a MAJOR comeback (see “crushing on credenzas”) is wicker and rattan seating. What began as a play on basket weaving in ancient Egypt circa 1341-1323 BC, wicker furniture eventually made it’s way to United States during the mid-19th century, when two American companies, Wakefield and Heywood (now Heywood-Wakefield), found themselves in fierce competition for the American wicker market. 

Given its airy, casual character, and association with traditional hand crafts, wicker continues to be a favorite from desert going bohemians to beach house owning traditionalists. 

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We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites, including these cuties we spotted at Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach, California.