Everyone seems to remember pleasantly creaking garden chairs or sofas, on which one could relax sweetly. Woven furniture is associated primarily with nature, rest in the fresh air and rustic style. Recent years confirm that the fashion for such furniture has survived, and what’s more, it has entered the salons, and traditional and innovative braids are becoming more and more prestigious.
Not everyone knows that the first of this type of equipment made of rattan (cane rotang), water hyacinth, were already in Egyptian homes in 1600 BC, while in the 17th century they could be found in the salons of rich aristocratic houses. These were mainly woven sofa and armchair seats. A little later, woven furniture appeared in the backyards, terraces and plots of land, playing the role of “leisure thing”.
Today, many people decide to furnish their interiors so that they contain not only utility items made of wicker (or other similar material), but also woven from natural and synthetic materials, sofas, tables and armchairs. For the production of some of them, metal, various types of strings, lines, and wires are also used, which, woven into one unique pattern, look unique and intricate.
A great return to the salons
Today, on the furniture market, you can find very innovative materials for weaving designer furniture, e.g. viro. Lloyd loom, hularo or sanlux. There are also furniture woven from artificial fibers such as rote (resembling a fishing net) or rete (imitating straw). Contemporary furniture is refined in every inch, it does not damage clothes, does not creak (unless they are deliberately made in this way) and they look extremely elegant. The great Renaissance of woven furniture introduced them to the 21st century living rooms decorated in different styles – primarily rustic modern and eclectic.
It is enough to look at only one brand Kennet Cobonpue (known for an industrial designer, winner of several prestigious awards), which is known and recognized all over the world to see the phenomenon of braids. The furniture of this company is woven from natural fibers, inspired by the beauty of nature, its unpredictability and changeability. It can’t be different when ideas for furniture are born on the exceptionally charming islet of Cebu, flooded with Pacific waters. The raw material for their production is the aforementioned rattan, bamboo and manila and buri fibers. Sofas and chairs designed by Kennet Cobonp look extremely elaborate and charming.
Woven furniture for any interior?
They look best in large rooms, because they need to have a lot of free space in which they will be more noticeable. Usually these are larger items and placing the entire sofa set plus armchairs and cabinets will not look good. Braids need “breath” and only then will they be best presented. Of course, in small interiors you can also arrange such furniture, but preferably individually, rather as a designer accessory. One woven armchair, cabinet or table will give such a room lightness and delicate freshness.
What are the characteristics of braids?
They are certainly very charming and nicely fit into various types of interior, even as the abovementioned addition. They are characterized by lightness and original appearance as well as comfort of use. Keeping them clean will not be a problem for anyone using the appropriate measures. The furniture made of it draws attention and is characterized by its original modern look and innovative form. Placing a rattan sofa or armchair in the room will give it mystery and introduce some kind of exoticism. This material is very durable, hard and resistant to adverse weather conditions, so it can easily take an honorable place on the terrace or in the yard in front of the house. This type of rattan furniture looks nice integrated into a room with lighter colors, beige, subdued. They stand out with their strong, decisive color, emphasizing their unusual charm.
Generally, all braids “feel good” in the wood environment. The interior becomes very natural and lively. They will also cope in darker interiors, because the wood-like material has excellent adaptive properties. They can also be dyed in a selected color, thanks to which they will find their places in modern and minimalist interiors.
Woven furniture has its rich history and constantly creates a new one. It is amazing that the weaving materials are enormous and each of them suits more or less to a particular type of interior. Interesting solutions are recently used to make woven furniture from metal, lines and wires. A suitable example of the use of innovative ideas and technologies in creating such furniture is, for example, the Woven Collection, a designer who weaves wonders from soft materials, not only furniture, but also vases, shades and other decorative objects for various types of interiors.