Rattan and wicker furniture are not modern inventions. Archeologists have uncovered wicker chairs, boxes and chests of at least 5,000 ...
Rattan and wicker furniture are not modern inventions. Archeologists have uncovered wicker chairs, boxes and chests of at least 5,000 years old in Ancient Egyptian excavation sites. You can even trace wicker furniture back to AD 79 where people used it in early Rome. As time unfolded, the idea of weaving reeds into wicker furniture began to spread. For Victorian England, indoor and outdoor wicker furniture became a more sanitary, sophisticated alternative to upholstered furniture and the first wicker items traveled to America aboard the Mayflower.
Although the popularity of wicker furniture has risen and fallen over the past centuries, today's businesses have revealed a renewed interest in this classy, versatile furniture and it is seen often in gardens, offices and lobbies. Although wicker furniture tends to be costly, easily ranging upwards of $5000 for a high-quality set, many businesses consider this purchase a worthwhile investment. Consider the following:
1. Wicker furniture looks professional and has a classic appeal.
2. Rattan and wicker are versatile materials that companies can custom-design into a variety of styles.
3. Wicker and rattan furniture is low maintenance, eliminating the cleaning costs of upholstered furniture.
4. Outdoor rattan-based furniture is durable and weather-resistant.