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From humble beginnings to great heights, Rattan Décor continues the tradition of rattan weaving and preserving this rare craftmanship – shining light on this attractive and flexible material.
Though it may look delicate, rattan is considered one of nature’s strongest materials. Rattan can grow up to hundreds of meters long making it an abundant and sustainable resource. It is easy to harvest, easier to transport and it grows quickly. It is very flexible and ideal for making furniture, baskets, and decorative works.
Rattan Décor is a furniture store that specialises in making furniture using materials such as rattan, wicker, and cane. Owner of Rattan Décor, Mr Lim established the brand in the year 1989, making the brand an established name in the industry. With over 30 years of expertise in the industry, Mr Lim is deserving of the title, craftsman. As he mentioned, creating rattan furniture is an art form – craftsmanship that is often looked past but important in preserving, the heritage of rattan weaving skill.
According to Mr Lim, the rattan available in Malaysia is one of the best in Asia, if not the globe. The materials used at Rattan Décor are of high-quality materials and the craftsmanship is like no other. They offer readymade furniture and customisable pieces. From indoor to outdoor furniture, Rattan Décor has it all. Their furniture design ranges from swing sets, sofas to dining sets. Each piece that was created were done by hand, as Mr Lim explains that rattan furniture cannot be pre-cut and put together by machines. Thus, explains how tedious the process of rattan furniture making is.
Though not a walk in the park, Mr Lim continues to make rattan furniture because according to him there is still a demand for it, even though not high – there are those out there who appreciate the craftmanship. Within the local market, he has seen customers from all age groups come in and buy his products. Thus, proving that there is still a need for it and that rattan will not go out of style. Plus, it is an important material to preserve.
Rattan furniture is long-lasting and has minimal to no care whatsoever, it can last up to 10 years with proper care. It is also a material that goes well with others, such as timber, metal and even glass. The quality of the real deal is incomparable with those of mass-market, as it is made by hand and it is due to skills and passion that creates an authentic feel and aesthetic. Believing that rattan is here to stay, Mr Lim is sure that the rattan trend will not be going anywhere else but maintain its course to sail into the homes of those that seek unique and crafted furniture.
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