Rattan cane supports Insulaire furniture
collection by Numéro 111

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Rattan cane encircles furniture in this collection by French design collective Numéro 111 (+ slideshow).

Rattan cane supports Insulaire furniture collection by Numéro 111

The Insulaire range by Numéro 111 incorporates rattan cane as the structural support in most of the pieces, both as bent sections and straight poles.

Rattan cane supports Insulaire furniture collection by Numéro 111

"We were impressed by its toughness and also by its suppleness and its capacity to assume varied shapes, more or less complex," said the designers.

Rattan cane supports Insulaire furniture collection by Numéro 111

The material forms the external frame of a sofa, holding rounded upholstered cushions and supporting a back that wraps around one end and leaves the other open.

Rattan cane supports Insulaire furniture collection by Numéro 111

Two resin platforms fit into the cane frames of low and high side tables, and the top one of each is removable.

Rattan cane supports Insulaire furniture collection by Numéro 111

Small shelves and a mirror can be hung from the horizontal members of loose grid of poles that form a screen. A vertical fabric panel with a large pocket can be also be attached to the side as an acoustic shield and storage pouch.

Rattan cane supports Insulaire furniture collection by Numéro 111

Rattan is laid down in strips as a flat surface and lacquered pink for a section of a rug, which also has a softer tatami-influenced area.

Rattan cane supports Insulaire furniture collection by Numéro 111

Upholstered pillows have rigid backs and handles that can be folded back to create an angled back support.

Rattan cane supports Insulaire furniture collection by Numéro 111

The shade of the lamp slides up and down the wooden stand so it can be used as either a floor lamp or a table light.

Numéro 111 created the collection for the 2014 VIA Furnishing Programme award and exhibited it at the Maison & Objet trade fair outside Paris earlier this year.

Photography is by Colombe Clier.