A wicker furniture appeared in the artisan neighborhoods of ancient Rome, it became the ancestor of chest, it was more accessible and cheaper furniture made of wood.Therefore, wicker products (mainly reed) were considered plebeian in Rome furniture.But soon the patricians and appreciated by a soft and durable braided line, using it to cover the seats in the benches and sofas.It was very convenient, and no not surprised that the carved rosewood bench covered with a woven cloth, as a commoner in the house.Reed stems, and dry cereal, we are also obliged to the development of weaving.
There are different types of weaving.They differ mainly by type of materials used.The most solid and durable, and therefore the most common is rattan - it shoots lianoobraznye rattan, which grows in trop
Before weaving, rattan purified from cortex, and it becomes flat and smooth.Special way vines are soaked or steamed to make them the desired shape, curves.Recently, rattan furniture color: dark varnished or coated with white paint.
Willow - a tree growing in the northern hemisphere.He has a flexible, smooth and shiny bars.From woven willow baskets, boxes, chests, benches and cradles our ancestors.But the willow less decorative and in a city apartment mainly used in a variety of baskets.
Cane - marsh grass, which in mainly used in furniture production for weaving of elastic seating.From the leaves of palm trees with a special treatment, too, weave carpets and furniture.Also used for weaving, and some species of algae.
In Europe, Wicker rattan furniture came with the beginning of the era of colonial conquest.European deputies in hot climates of the colonies could appreciate the benefits of "purged" of wicker furniture, and returning home to the metropolis, were taken with him as an exotic gift to man-made delicate specimens wicker furniture.
Its first appreciated the British: on the terraces and verandas of their cottages appeared wicker rocking chairs, sofas and armchairs.And then to the whole of Europe was conquered by this lightweight and durable furniture.Fashion for the "Twist", as well as any fashion, then flared up, then subside, but basketry has since never disappeared completely from the European interiors.
In our time, wicker furniture again relevant, and in the most prestigious furniture shops are now represented braided headsets for home, garden, and even the office.Among the products very popular bedrooms, sofas and chairs, shelves and screens, coffee tables.And Wicker Furniture "gets" in the interiors of different styles, even in strict and demanding classics.See how gracefully looks sofa, trimmed carved wood with wicker accents and covered with white paint.A made in the same style as support for flowers could easily stand next.
Rattan furniture for urban interiors, in contrast to the garden furniture, has lost its colonial connotation.Now, rattan is used in combination with other materials: solid wood, glass, plastic and leather.As an example, the following photo: bar, desk, which is decorated with wood paneling, and to him - bar rattan chairs with leather seats.
Traditional, entirely wicker furniture in modern interiors often used for some contrast with synthetic materials, an abundance of glass, light wood and metal.In the next photo in the center of the interior is deliberately "rustic" chair, but it does not destroy the harmony, but rather fits in itself unusual for environment.
worth noting that the wicker sofas and chairs designed for the urban environment, most now have soft pillows, upholstered natural fabric (cotton or linen) to sit on this furniture is more convenient and removable covers can be as neededWash.In addition, the fabric seemed particularly emphasizes and refines the beauty of woven cloth, even performed of the toughest materials.
Caring for wicker furniture is easy enough.In addition to washing textile covers, sofas and chairs can be brushed.A dust inside intertwining rods removed using a conventional vacuum cleaner.After cleaning, especially the concerns of rattan furniture, bars should be treated qualitative composition for cleaning polished wooden furniture - then they permanently retain flexibility and shine.