Designed and drafted in our offices across London and Singapore, Ong Shunmugam rattan furniture and basketry is made in Malaysia, home to the greatest diversity of rattan.

In the hands of veteran craftsmen, the use of locally harvested Rotan Manau, Rotan Mantang and Rotan Sega species with mixed mediums - batik and synthetic rattan from Indonesia, jacquard from China, indigenous Iban weave patterns - produce technical triumphs that consciously cross fences created by time, geography and cultural matrixes.

Fresh and imaginative approaches from idea to execution are guided by a sensitivity towards different strains of rattan’s tribal lineage, design eras and stylistic families, and respect for the imminent challenges underpinning its cultivation and manufacturing.

Retailing exclusively at Atelier Ong Shunmugam.