One of the questions we’re often asked is why our rattan chairs are synthetic? We can understand this question, because in most people’s minds rattan furniture should be made with a bamboo frame and a seat that’s been woven from strands of natural palm. While we totally get where they’re coming from, there are many reasons why synthetic rattan is now the material of choice when it comes to outdoor cafe furniture. So let’s take a look at the benefits of our ‘rattan’ chairs.
Cafe furniture needs to be strong and robust in order to withstand constant use and adverse weather conditions (when being used outdoors). Synthetic rattan is a man made sturdy material which has made a huge impact on outdoor furniture. Not only can it stand up with the best of them when it comes to being used constantly, but it can also withstand the harsh Australian climate with ease. Because it’s been UV stabilised it won’t fade in the sun or go brittle and crack in the winter; and it won’t attract mildew or peel when left outside for long periods of time, like real rattan chairs do in similar circumstances. Even better, it can handle all of these scenarios without being maintained, and comes in a choice of modern or traditional styles. Yes, really!
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Our Parisian rattan chairs boast a lightweight and durable steel frame which is powder coated to look like bamboo or dark wood. Furthermore, they also include eleastic under the seat which gives extra support and ‘bounce’ for the user. The frame is welded together for additional strength and convenience, since no assembly is required. Furthermore, the tight rattan weave won’t sag wth continual use, and is easy to clean with just a wipe of a damp cloth.
Cost effective and versatile
Because our Parisian chairs retain their good looks for many years to come, you can be assured that your investment yields a great return. They’re sleek and stylish and just perfect for adding that certain “je ne sais quois”. Available in a choice of subtle colours and with or without arms, they’re easily matched to most table configurations and decors too.
Since our Parisian range of rattan chairs is suitable for indoor and outdoor use, you can also create a seamless flow from one area of your cafe to another; and at the end of the day, their stacking ability makes light work of storing them in a safer place, if needs be.
Now you understand the benefits of synthetic rattan chairs, why not pop by our showroom and try them for yourself? You won’t be disappointed.