Colony armchair by Skrivo mixes
steam-bent wood and rattan

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Milan design studio Skrivo has combined a steam-bent wooden frame with woven rattan material to create this angular chair.

Colony armchair by Skrivo mixes steam-bent wood and rattan

Designed for Italian brand Miniforms, the Colony armchair by Skrivo has a seat and backrest formed from woven strips of dried vine using the traditional process called caning.

Colony armchair by Skrivo mixes steam-bent wood and rattan

"Caning has always caught our eye," said the designers. "It is functional, sustainable, resistant, lightweight and most importantly it reminds us of furnishings from the past."

Colony armchair by Skrivo mixes steam-bent wood and rattan

Sections of beech wood were steam-bent to create the rounded frame. Curved elements are joined to make a hexagonal shape around the outside of the chair.

Colony armchair by Skrivo mixes steam-bent wood and rattan

More poles connected to the corners support the cane material, often referred to as rattan after the Southeast Asian plant it is sourced from.

Colony armchair by Skrivo mixes steam-bent wood and rattan

A pair of bars is bent in two places and run from the front to the back of the seat, forming four legs.

Colony armchair by Skrivo mixes steam-bent wood and rattan

The chairs are available in both natural finishes or painted bright colours. Cushions can be added to the seat for extra comfort.

Colony armchair by Skrivo mixes steam-bent wood and rattan