Domestic use of rattan is as old as human inhabitation of tropical forests around the world. Used here by the Toraja women of Sulawesi, Indonesia originally to create fishing baskets and repurposed as a light shade, these baskets continue to provide for the Sulawesi families by catching light instead of fish.
Material: Handwoven Rattan
Size: 22”H x 12”Dia
For the past 30 years, Tucker Robbins’ passion has been bringing the spirit and craft from traditional artisans to contemporary life. By combining ancient techniques and iconic forms, he creates furniture that is both modern and timeless. He has created thriving artisan workshops in Guatemala, Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Cameroon, working with sustainably harvested or reclaimed materials. Through his support of indigenous cultures and traditional handcraft he has formed partnerships with tribal chiefs, Arabian sheikhs, and village artisans around the world. The result is a collection of furniture with a spirit and life of its own.