Many people confuse rattan chairs with wicker chairs and since they look quite similar it’s hardly surprising. Wicker is the name given to the style of furniture that is created by weaving certain materials such as rush, willow, and even rattan. It’s the name of this latter material than creates the confusion. Rattan is a fast-growing lightweight palm that grows in the tropical regions of Asia, Africa and Australasia. Naturally renewable, it is used for weaving and binding different style of furniture, for other handy crafts, and even for shelters.
Our rattan chairs are made from nylon rattan that is more durable than natural rattan which over time tends to split and crack. Our Parisian chair range has all the charm of the traditional rattan chairs associated with Parisian bars but is manufactured from stronger, more durable materials. Take our Parisian chair with its stunning V pattern, for example. Rather than a cane frame that an authentic wicker hair would have, it has a lightweight welded aluminium frame which is powder-coated to look like dark timber. The seat and back feature a flat nylon braided wicker style seat and back in an eye-catching chevron pattern. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, the Parisian chair is an extremely attractive chair for any café owner looking to add a touch of European flair. Furthermore, it’s a low maintenance chair that can be easily wiped down with a damp cloth and mild cleansing agent to remove any dirt or stains. UV treated, it will happily sit outside in the hot sun without fading, cracking, or splitting.
Another of our chairs that features ‘rattan’ is our bentwood themed cross-back chair with a rattan seat. This stylish chair is made from polypropylene with steel rods inserted to make it even stronger. Taking inspiration from Bentwood it features the same sensual curves and slim gently tapered legs together with a cross on the back which aids support for the person seated. The padded nylon rattan cushion in a natural colour fits neatly within the chair frame adding to its elegance. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, this gorgeous chair is sure to give your dining space the wow factor.
At Café Solutions, we stock a wide range of indoor and outdoor café chairs so why not head over to our online store and take a look for yourself. Even better, you can always call into one of our showroom located in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney to see our furniture up close and give it a try.