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How to shop the wicker obsession

Rattan and cane and seagrass, oh my!

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The thought of wicker furniture might first conjure up basic patio sets, but these days, home goods made from woven plant materials are stylishly incorporated all over the home.

As our recent On Trend story explains, furniture and decor woven from natural fibers like rattan and cane are more fashionable than ever, their natural warmth and airy feel offering an antidote to the sharp, opaque modernism of plastic and metal.

Author Rachel del Valle writes: “Cane, which can be woven into virtually anything, is a material that complements: It makes a room look better, more pulled together, more thoughtful than a simpler, denser material would.”

Ready to bring the joy of wicker into your home? Keep scrolling for over a dozen superb picks, from chairs and rugs to planters and baskets.


Cane and rattan are readily found in all kinds of chairs, where they’re woven into breezy seat and back panels (which can be replaced when broken). But look out for larger accent pieces too, like a caned TV stand and rattan-frame bar cart.

Chair with woven back and seat and bent steel tubes for legs.

Cesca Side Chair

  • $791

The iconic caned chair seen around the world, this Marcel Breuer design combines the industrial appeal of tubular steel with natural cane and wood. For a slightly more traditional variation, consider the Hoffmann Armchair with tapered beechwood legs (as seen in this dreamy Hamptons beach house recently featured in Curbed’s House Calls home tour series).


Whether it’s a rattan planter, bamboo light, or jute rug, these pieces are easy ways to add just a dash of tropical flair to your space.


Baskets are some of the most common items woven from plant fibers, so you can probably find one that matches your precise style or need.

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