Until now, I’ve always felt an intense aversion to rattan furnishings. You can blame my years of auditing hotels, working out of a suite with unattractive and snag-happy rattan living room sets with bad tropical prints. Feelgood Designs of Melbourne has me not only accepting rattan but craving it. Feelgood combines contemporary design with craftsmanship to create a relaxing atmosphere for both commercial and residential spaces. Their collection includes classic pieces from Japanese and Scandinavian designers.
I adore this midcentury rattan hanging chair designed by Nanna Ditzel in 1957. Ditzel was a Danish designer who began her career in cabinet making and went on to design jewelry, textiles and furniture.
The Manta chair by designer Henrik Pedersen also caught my eye. This piece is technically on a steel frame but has a rattan feel. Pedersen is a Danish designer of graphics, lighting, packaging and furniture. He is also the founder of 365°. The organic shape of this chair is a beautiful interpretation of the grace of the manta ray.
Is your outdoor space ready for spring? I’ve put a few comfy papasan chairs in the outdoor gazebo. Pass the prosecco and pull up a chair, let’s watch the sunset.
Images via Feelgood Designs.
Info on Ditzel via Nanna Ditzel Designs.
Info on Pedersen via BoConcept.