Modern wicker was initially developed as a basket weaving technique. In time, it evolved into furniture. By the 17th century, in Northern Europe, wicker looked a lot like it does today. The trend soon spread all over the world and became as popular and as common as it is today. Then, in the mid 19th century it reached the United States where it was quickly industrialized and mass-produced.
Synthetic wicker was then invented, also in the US. This allowed it to become more durable and resistant to weather and pests. Modern wicker is usually made from rattan and it‘s really versatile. In fact, rattan furniture can fit in nearly any interior, also being very popular outdoors. It‘s appreciated for its casual and airy appearance, usually being associated with manual labor and unique hand-crafted designs.
The structure of the Alba sideboard is actually quite symmetrical, despite the apparently random pattern that defines its front panels. The sideboard is divided into three main sections. At the center, it has two drawers while the two sides are cupboards with adjustable shelves and built-in cable access points. That being said, you can use this unit as a media cabinet but also as a storage cabinet for hallways, bedrooms and other spaces.