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Franco Albini 1960 Rattan Cane & Bamboo Rocking Horse, Animal Sculpture Italy
By Franco Albini
Located in Miami, FL
Original Franco Albini Mid-Century Modern Rattan and Bamboo Rocking Horse, Animal Sculpture. Rattan and bamboo rocking horse core with basket weave seat. This horse brings joy to ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Toys

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Bamboo, Cane, Rattan

Mid century modern Wicker and Bamboo Rocking Horse
By Rohe Noordwolde
Located in Weesp, NL
Bamboo and wicker mid century modern rocking horse Adorable rocking horse in great condition produced by Rohe Noordwolde, the Netherlands in the 1960s. Measurements: H 74 x W 40 x L...
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Toys and Dolls

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Bamboo, Wicker

  • Mid century modern Wicker and Bamboo Rocking Horse
  • Mid century modern Wicker and Bamboo Rocking Horse
  • Mid century modern Wicker and Bamboo Rocking Horse
  • Mid century modern Wicker and Bamboo Rocking Horse
H 29.14 in. W 15.75 in. D 33.08 in.
Original Italian Rocking Horse Made of Bamboo and Rattan
By Franco Albini
Located in München, DE
Original 1960s rocking horse made of bamboo and rattan. Design attributed to the well-known architect and designer Franco Albini (1905-1977). Made in Italy. Wonderful decoration fo...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Children's Furniture

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Bamboo, Wicker

Rattan Bamboo and Wicker Rocking Horse Child's Toy, Italy, 1960
Located in Rome, IT
Rattan, bamboo and wicker child's rocking horse with basketweave seat. Made in Italy in the 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Bamboo, Wicker, Rattan

Mid-Century Italian Modern Bamboo and Rattan Rocking Horse Attributed to Albini
By Franco Albini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-century rocking horse, often attributed to France Albini, composed of a bamboo frame with woven rattan seat and accents. Very good, vintage condition with natural patina and li...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Children's Furniture

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Bamboo, Rattan

Mid-Century Modern Danish Rocking Horse with Wicker Rattan Seat
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautiful Mid-Century Modern Danish rocking horse with wicker rattan seat and bamboo.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Toys and Dolls

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Bamboo

Franco Albini Rocking Horse
By Franco Albini
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Some say Franco Albini designed rocking horse, probably Italian from the 1960s. Clever design, functioning rocking horse!
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Toys and Dolls

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Bamboo, Wicker

  • Franco Albini Rocking Horse
  • Franco Albini Rocking Horse
  • Franco Albini Rocking Horse
  • Franco Albini Rocking Horse
H 21.5 in. W 29 in. D 16 in.
Franco Albini Bamboo Rocking Horse
By Franco Albini
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Child's rattan and bamboo child's rocking horse Mid-Century design with basket weave seat.
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

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Bamboo, Rattan

  • Franco Albini Bamboo Rocking Horse
  • Franco Albini Bamboo Rocking Horse
  • Franco Albini Bamboo Rocking Horse
  • Franco Albini Bamboo Rocking Horse
H 21 in. W 28 in. D 16 in.
Unusual and Finely Made Canework Child's Rocking Horse
Located in Babworth, Retford
The bamboo body bound with rattan and supported by a rocking base, Denmark, circa 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Toys

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Bamboo, Cane, Rattan

Rare Bamboo Rocking Horse by Dirk van Sliedrecht for Rohé, 1950s
By Rohe Noordwolde, Dirk Van Sliedregt
Located in Brussels, BE
Very rare and hard to find, handmade bamboo body and a rocking base, bound with rattan, Netherlands, circa 1950s. Still very stable (without a child ;-) and strong, with no damage ...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Country Rocking Chairs

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Rattan, Bamboo, Cane

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Bamboo Rocking Horse For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic bamboo rocking horse available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of bamboo, natural fiber and rattan, every bamboo rocking horse was constructed with great care. Your living room may not be complete without a bamboo rocking horse — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. A bamboo rocking horse made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Scandinavian Modern — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made bamboo rocking horse over the years, but those crafted by Franco Albini, Rohe Noordwolde and Dirk Van Sliedregt are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Bamboo Rocking Horse?

Prices for a bamboo rocking horse start at $400 and top out at $1,383 with the average selling for $830.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Materials: Bamboo Furniture

Bamboo — the reed-like, woody grass revered the world over for its attractiveness, durability and unbeatable versatility — has a purity and elegance that Ming Dynasty dignitaries, European royals and workaday folks alike have appreciated for centuries. Antique and vintage bamboo furniture can help introduce an air of relaxation in any space, and pairs well with chinoiserie decor and a range of porcelain decorative objects.

So why is bamboo — in its many forms — so enduringly popular? The grass itself is classic-looking and pleasingly geometric, and it evokes a subtle exoticism that’s both glamorous and (due in large part to its sustainability) highly attainable.

Bamboo is harder than mahogany. It’s a rigid and hollow reed, and as such it is not rattan, which is dense, steamable and bendable, and has become its own ultimate decorative-arts chameleon over the years. But like rattan, bamboo is an organic material that provides a link to nature, helping us to bring a bit of the outside in, in an elegant yet no-frills way that seems comforting and familiar. Plus, bamboo’s lightness and slight irregularities make it the perfect counterpoint to heavy-feeling interiors.

For organic modern interiors — or any space that would benefit from a dose of the natural world — a variety of vintage bamboo outdoor furniture, side tables, dining chairs and more can be found on 1stDibs.