Vintage wicker furniture – When we think of wicker or rattan furniture, first idea that usually comes to mind is either an outdoor piece of furniture or some rustic, old, cheap piece of field. However both are materials are increasingly used in interior design, as you will see in amount of ideas to decorate that we propose in wicker and rattan for exterior and interior, with both economical and high design pieces.
Vintage wicker furniture, on other hand, comes from a bush that grows in field naturally and that exists in many countries, although it seems to be native to Ancient Egypt. It is a lightweight material, very light and flexible. It also allows use of paints and varnishes without absorbing them, which increases their decorative possibilities.
Surely we all remember ever having gone summer in our childhood and find in rural craftsmen making baskets of wicker (now used frequently to beach), bread baskets, mats or baskets of all kinds. It is that, in general, originally they were elaborated mainly for its use in field. However both materials have been evolving and adapting to our days giving rise to numerous furniture, designs and complements, for example is vintage wicker furniture. Even so, at present its possibilities in decoration and contemporary design have been expanded by adding upholstery, dyes and complex shapes thanks to its flexibility.