April 10, 2015 // Design

Current Obsession: Studiohiji’s Modern Take On Rattan Furniture

We’ve been having a serious rattan obsesh of late, but nothing prepared us for the discovery of Indonesian designer Studiohiji. Designer Abie Abdillah’s genius takes on traditional rattan forms ranges from modern interpretations of classic 1970s shapes to a sick little stool inspired by his lifelong love of Tintin. Although rattan furniture originated in Indonesia, the industry has been in steady decline and Studiohiji’s intention is to help it thrive again. He’s even catered to those who aren’t rattan fans by creating pieces that resemble plastic, but are in fact wood. He’s all about reclaimed wood, responsible manufacturing and debunking traditional issues with rattan furniture, including making it available in a flat-pack so those of use thousands of miles away may enjoy it. Some pieces are available at forthecommongoods.com.sg and you can download Studiohiji’s catalog to learn more about Abie and his inspo. So in love with this stuff, it’s insane.

Current Obsession: Studiohiji’s Modern Take On Rattan Furniture

The Dano stool, inspired by Tintin’s rocket. Need. Want. Etc.

Current Obsession: Studiohiji’s Modern Take On Rattan Furniture

Pretzel bench. Sick.

Current Obsession: Studiohiji’s Modern Take On Rattan Furniture

The mid-century colors of the Net chair are perfection.

Current Obsession: Studiohiji’s Modern Take On Rattan Furniture

Of course, you will want the matching Net tables.

Current Obsession: Studiohiji’s Modern Take On Rattan Furniture

How beautiful is this construction? Srsly.

Current Obsession: Studiohiji’s Modern Take On Rattan Furniture

Loop lounge chair. So good.

Current Obsession: Studiohiji’s Modern Take On Rattan Furniture

The leather-bound joints of the Eunos lounge chair.

Current Obsession: Studiohiji’s Modern Take On Rattan Furniture

Euno with its matching footstool.

Current Obsession: Studiohiji’s Modern Take On Rattan Furniture

Oh, Eunos, you are perfect.

Current Obsession: Studiohiji’s Modern Take On Rattan Furniture

Such perfect angles.

Current Obsession: Studiohiji’s Modern Take On Rattan Furniture

The almond shape is just so inviting for any butt.

Current Obsession: Studiohiji’s Modern Take On Rattan Furniture

Goda armchair. Looks like plastic, isn’t.

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