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Rattan outdoor furniture is one of the oldest outdoor furniture in China, and it became popular in the South China about 1000 years ago. Taking Foshan as an example, “Nanhai rattan weaving” has been included in the list of intangible cultural heritage in Guangdong, China.
There must be certain reasons why rattan weaving products can flourish in Guangdong. The temperature in Guangdong is generally high throughout the year. Enjoying the shade outdoors in the evening is a good way for leisure and entertainment. The cool and breathable characteristics of rattan chairs fully meet the needs of residents here. Coupled with the abundant rainfall in the south, vines are everywhere, making the materials convenient to obtain. That has created the “soil” that is suitable for the development of the simple rattan outdoor furniture. So this also means that the rattan weaving skills and aesthetics in Guangdong have experienced years of accumulation and development, and now they have reached the level of proficiency.
As an ancient art, rattan weaving has been passed down for thousands of years. What’s more, the application of weaving art to modern outdoor furniture also has many advantages.
Nowadays, the rattan materials used for outdoor leisure furniture are mainly PE or PVC-based synthetic rattan, also known as PE rattan. It can take the role not only as the “inheritor” of traditional rattan weaving skills and aesthetics, but also as the “expressor” of modern rattan weaving art creation and innovation. And it has the characteristics of beautiful appearance, bright color, long service life and comfortable touch feeling. Besides, it is widely used in modern outdoor furniture, and people use it to make sofas, tables, rocking chairs and so on. It not only has high aesthetic value, but also has the characteristics of sun protection, waterproof and corrosion resistance. Plus with its poor thermal conductivity, it also has the characteristics of warm in winter and cool in summer.
Compared with wood and metal outdoor furniture, rattan outdoor furniture is lighter, more cost-effective, and easier to maintain.
Compared with other kinds of plastic outdoor furniture, PE rattan outdoor furniture is more durable and looks more artistic.
More importantly, rattan outdoor furniture is a versatile product, and you don’t need to consider whether it matches your original decoration style.
One advantage of rattan patio furniture is that its maintenance cost is low. Users don’t have to spend too much time and energy to keep it in good condition or clean, just don’t expose it to the sun for a long time. If it gets dirty, simply scrub the surface gently, so that it can avoid damaging the furniture. As for the gaps that are difficult to clean, users can use a toothbrush to clean them.