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All things Rattan & Weave...

Posted on July 04 2022

If you’re a follower of garden design trends, you’ll know that rattan furniture has taken off in recent years. Woven garden furniture adds a soft Mediterranean touch to your outdoor space and comes in a variety of styles. It features the weaving of natural or synthetic materials to form a flexible fabric-like structure.  
    
Woven furniture can include multiple variations which can all look very different - from Lloyd Loom or rattan, to rope and mesh. Synthetic materials are often used to replicate natural ones with outdoor furniture, this is because some natural materials are not actually suited to outdoor use. For example, natural rattan can get mouldy from rain and bleached by UV rays. If you invest in quality pieces, you avoid that shiny plastic look and synthetic weaves are almost identical to natural ones!
 
Here at Luxterior, we love woven garden furniture, which is why we are so proud of our Rattan & Weave collection! The collection features a range of beautifully hand-woven furniture furniture pieces to suit any outdoor space. Before you check it out, here's some info about woven furniture pieces and why they are so perfect for your garden or patio! 
   
So, what are the benefits of woven garden furniture?
 
-Its strong and flexible.
Quality woven furniture is both strong and flexible, making it perfect for the seats and backs of chairs or sofas. Its flexibility means woven furniture is sometimes more comfortable than hard materials like metal or wood - these harder materials require more cushions for maximum comfort.
  
- Its both chic and minimalist.
Woven furniture is the perfect combination of chic and minimalism. It is not flamboyant or loud, but has a soft boho-chic feel. It is also available in a range of different natural colours and tones, complementing your outdoor space perfectly.
 
-Its lightweight, but strong.
A great thing about woven furniture is that it's lightweight, it can be easily moved around when you have guests or fancy a change. But woven furniture is also durable and strong, especially if you invest in quality pieces. 
 
-Resistant to outdoor conditions.
Synthetic weaves are resistant to harsh weathering agents like salt and rain, they don’t go mouldy when rained on or bleached when in the sun. This makes them perfect for outdoor use in a garden or patio.
  
How to look after your woven furniture…
-Synthetic weave simply requires a gentle wash down with soapy water around once a year. If dirt gets stuck in the weave then a toothbrush can be used, try to avoid hash scourers as they can loosen the woven fibres. 
 
-Natural fibres like rattan should be sheltered and stored in a cool dry place when not in use. A furniture cover could also be used to protect natural woven furniture from damage. 
 
Other than that, woven furniture is pretty low-maintenance and long-lasting!
 
Our woven faves…
Here's a few of our top picks from the Rattan & Weave collection...
 

Curved Rattan Sectional Garden Sofa

-Quality synthetic rattan.
-Unique, stylish design.
-Various seat and cushion fabrics available.
-A statement piece of outdoor furniture.
 
Lounge Garden Armchair with High Woven Backrest
    -FSC certified beautiful wicker-weave. 
    -Available in tight-weave or wide-weave depending on your aesthetic preference. 
    -Durable matt-white aluminium structure.
    -Quality, comfortable seat and back cushions available in a variety of shades. 
     
    Urban Exterior Rattan Floor Light | Italian garden led in ground floor light for sale | e27 led | white brown
    Contemporary Outdoor Rattan Floor Light
      -Features a hand-woven rattan lamp shade, a clear acrylic (PMMA) diffuser.
      -Available as a bollard lamp or a suspended ceiling light.
      -Available in white/grey or brown and a white or metalized brown frame. 
      -IP65 - perfect for outdoor use!
        
      High End Woven Outdoor Dining Chair
        -Crafted from quality teak wood and a hand-woven rope backrest.
        -Woven sides and back are available in two colours; Ash Grey and Sand. 
        -Seat cushion is available in a range of different fabric options on request.
          
        Please get in touch today if you'd like any more information about these products or the wider Rattan & Weave collection!  A member of our team will be more than happy to help.