Long fascinated with rattan's versatility, designer Lulu Lytle examines the enduring appeal of this sustainable tropical palm in RATTAN: A WORLD OF ELEGANCE AND CHARM. The first book in decades to examine the history and craftsmanship of rattan furniture, this insightful tome showcases rattan's appeal through archival images of beautiful interiors including Madeleine Castaing's winter garden in Paris, Michael Taylor's own Californian beach house, the Titanic's Café Parisian and the Billy Baldwin designed Mr. Kennedy's beauty salon in New York City. Rattan's many personalities are explored through its inclusion in settings as diverse as Impressionist paintings, flamboyant nightclubs and pared down contemporary drawing rooms.
An ode to rattan, this book celebrates the beloved material’s versatility, natural beauty, and craftsmanship. Explore rattan’s rich history through a series of photographs – featuring iconic spaces like Parisian gardens, California beach houses, and Art Deco interiors. It’s a gorgeous look at the laid-back exoticism and relaxed glamor that makes this material so timeless.