Furniture. Monday , April 02nd , 2018 - 07:08:10 AM
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.
We‘re all familiar with rattan, although sometimes we think it‘s one and the same as wicker. But the material we now associate with cozy furniture is actually full of surprises. The term rattan, for instance, defines more than 600 species of climbing palms and a lot of them are in fact more similar to lianas than to actual wood. Rattan has slender stems and doesn‘t grow like a tree but more like a vine, also being a bit similar to bamboo from certain points of view.
A pair of wicker chairs can look lovely in a dining area, around an intimate table with a round top. Wicker started out as a basket weaving technique and it’s being used for that even today. Wicker baskets are appreciated for their artisanal nature, being sometimes associated with the rustic style. Rattan furniture is often associated with outdoor spaces and decors although it can also fit nicely indoors. Modern interiors can accommodate rattan furniture easily given its casual and airy character.
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