Retro rattan furniture is making a come back. And this is the perfect timing for a second invasion. Why? Because it brings to mind Hawaiian charm (think a sun filled Tiki bar), Edwardian glamour (My Fair Lady) and even symbolises the fight against oppression (see the Black Panther Party 1960s poster). Best of all rattan furniture is sustainable, being a fast developing tropical wood that renews itself in only 5 – 7 years. And furthermore, it’s manufacturing is low tech, not requiring production facilities that pollute the environment. What’s not to like?