Blue Bunny is a new start up company created by Mo & Adia Morris, based in Bali. They produce on trend, sustainable rattan furniture with a touch of 70’s glam, an influence seen in larger brands like Patricia Urquiola’s recent collection for Cassina.
Blue Bunny describes itself as a contemporary lifestyle brand with a heart. All their furniture is hand-crafted from rattan 100% sustainably sourced in Indonesia.
The plant used for rattan furniture grows naturally without interrupting the present structure and balance of the rainforest. In addition, rattan cleans the air by converting CO2 into clean air. Rattan is an exceptionally sustainable wood, being the quickest developing tropical wood that renews in only 5-7 years.
Fast growing, easy to harvest light and incredibly durable. Rattan is one of the most natural sustainable materials for furniture. Rattan has been used for centuries in Indonesia and Asia.
Cane and rattan furniture provide a really good alternative to traditional hardwood. Incredibly, rattan grows over 2 centimetres per day. To put this into perspective, this means it grows up to 6 meters every year. Rattan can be fully grown and harvested within two years, compared to some hardwoods which take up to 30 years. Therefore, rattan is a completely sustainable product that is environmentally friendly.
Rattan helps to sustain numerous other plants and landscapes. As a runner, it relies on other trees and vegetation for survival. Therefore, rattan harvesters are encouraged to preserve the rainforests where it is found.
Rattan crops support many small holdings across South and Southeast Asia, such as Indonesia, where it is grown and harvested. It provides people in these local communities with a regular, reliable income in an uncomplicated industry with a focus on craftsmanship and labour-intensive management.
Blue Bunny donate a percentage of all our profits to support foundations Bayou Blue Family and Rachel House that provide care for critically ill children.
Both Bayou Blue Family and Rachel House were set up to assist children with terminal and life-limiting illness by helping provide full-time healthcare, support and therapy for them and their families.
Bayou Blue Family and Rachel House are now partnered to organically raise funds through the arts, events and product lines carrying a singular message, “to never see a child live or die in pain, and ensuring palliative care is accessible for all children with life threatening illness.”