Long an Object of Scorn, thanks to its association with the wicker excesses of the ’80s, rattan has lately experienced a rebirth. In fact, the vine-like palm is everywhere this year, woven into elegant, unexpected forms at Janus et Cie, say, or starring in a new collection from IKEA (don’t worry, no at-home weaving required). Offering a hint of mid-century style and a lot of exotic cool, the stuff is eco-friendly and sustainable, to boot. 

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