Rattan is one of the most sustainable materials available for furniture manufacturing. Rattan is often confused with bamboo, but there is a big difference between the two materials. Bamboo is hollow and cannot be bent. Rattan, on the other hand, is solid and can therefore be steamed and bent into all sorts of shapes. The fact that rattan is solid also makes rattan furniture very durable, and able to last for generations.
Rattan comes in 600 different variants and from these 40 can be used in the production of furniture. At Sika Design we only use the 2 best qualities called Tohiti and Manau.