Rattan & cane furniture online
French Knot offers a range of quality rattan furniture and accessories for your enjoyment. Our stylish rattan trunks would be a great addition to either your living room or bedroom and are extremely versatile. Use as extra storage and as seating. We have a great range of cane chairs that will add a touch of class to almost any room that you choose. If you enjoy spending time outside then why not consider one of our stylish picnic baskets. Wherever you want to display beautiful natural products French Knot will have something that is right for you.
Locally owned and operated
French Knot has been selling homewares, home decor and furniture online for more than 8 years. We are 100% Australian owned and choose our products on the basis of what we believe will appeal to the discerning Australian buyer. Because we are purely an online based store that sells its homewares products nationally we are able to keep our costs low and offer our products to our customers at very reasonable prices. We currently have more than 1,600 beautiful items available online for you to choose from.
Why go through all of the hassle of having to shop at times that suit somebody else when you can shop at French Knot 24/7 and have your items delivered direct to your door. Enjoy browsing our huge range of products at your leisure.
Here at French Knot we are constantly tracking home decor trends in the media and at local and international trade shows. We take great effort in hand picking all of our beautiful homewares, home decor and furniture from a select group of Australian and overseas suppliers. If we can't find products with the exact look and feel we are after, then we commission suppliers to build bespoke products that we believe are perfect for the Australian market and that will be perfect in your home.
How is rattan furniture made?
Rattan starts its life as a fast growing vine that is common in tropical environments like parts of Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. The vines grow extremely long and can regularly grow to 100-150m long. The raw material is generally harvested by hand and cut into 4-5m pieces. The pieces then have the outer husk removed and are dried. Prior to weaving the pieces are often left to soak in ponds to achieve the different colours that are popular.
Once the pieces are ready for weaving, the creation of the various products is still primarily done by hand. Skilled craftspeople will sit on the floor of a factory and use their hands and feet to massage the raw material into a stylish and durable product. Once the weaving has been completed the product will need to be cleaned and dried and quality checked to ensure that it meets French Knot's standards. The product is then shipped to Australia and is held in one of our warehouses awaiting your order.
Is wicker the same thing?
There is sometimes some confusion in relation to the terms used for this style of furniture. Quite often people will refer to it as wicker furniture. The term wicker actually refers to the process used to create the product. While it may be made from rattan a wicker item may also be made from man made materials, cane or bamboo. If an item is wicker then it is not necessarily a natural item made by a crafts person. It may well be made of man made materials and made in a factory. If the item is rattan then it will have been made from the tropical vine and will likely have been made by hand.
A beautiful piece of handmade furniture is a great addition to any home. Each piece will be unique as the materials used are natural and varies slightly in size and shape. Don't you deserve something that is unique, handmade, and timeless? Check out our current stock here.