David Francis is a master at blending exotic materials such as rattan, abaca, lampakanay, and bamboo with more-traditional materials like mahogany and cherry. His furniture is beautifully made and exudes a profound sense of history yet manages to be utterly timeless as well.
This handsome rattan club chair takes its cues
from the bold designs of the Art Deco movement. Its woven shell has side-panel cutouts that keep the piece from feeling too heavy. Its tight, waterfall-style cushion is a thoughtful choice that ...
The rattan frame, H-pattern woven cane back and
sides, and rawhide bindings give this generously proportioned chair a definite British colonial feel, brightened by the serene blue upholstery.