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Current Trends

  • Modern Maker: “Celebrating the beauty of craftsmanship. Embracing natural wood, textural weave and the imperfect sculptural forms of rattan and wicker. Drawing on the raw beauty of imperfect finishes, this trend is about making natural materials look effortlessly stylish. The color palette is primarily neutral, with shades of putty and stone adorning walls. This creates a calm backdrop to accentuate natural materials of statement rattan and skillfully woven wicker, along with pops of color. — Ideal Home

  • Next-level Natural Materials: “Natural materials are having a moment. This year we saw wicker, rattan and raffia in catalogs and on catwalks.”
    Jungalow

  • Sustainable Furniture: “Sustainable furniture will no longer adhere to its stereotypical re-used aesthetic, instead adopting a more slick style. The bohemian trend is gone, replaced by clean, elegant pieces that defy trends.” Elle Decor

  • "Organic shapes will be a big hit this upcoming year. Look out for a revival of curved furniture in 2019. The hard, geometric lines that we've seen for the past few years are giving way to softer shapes in both prints and furniture shape." —Alessandra Wood, interior designer expert and director of style at Modsy

  • Make that chair a vintage lightweight rattan piece, and you have a combination that feels refined, but still casual and cool.” — Justine Macfee, interior designer.

Pricing, Terms & Techniques

  • Pricing depends on the complexity of your design and the number of SKUs per design. Send AOW your design specifications and approximate units per design to get more specific pricing.

  • Pricing varies from vendor to vendor but as an example:

    • Bamboo basketry from Bali costs approximately $25-35 FOB.

    • Tunisian market bags cost $22+.

Materials

  • Bamboo

  • Jute

  • Rattan

  • Palm

  • Rush

  • Raffia

  • And much more!