Wicker has been around for thousands of years and has been used for most of that time for furniture construction. Wicker is the production method or technique by which organic fibers are woven together. These days with the advent of various plastic and resin fibers you can now get all weather wicker, that is a resin or plastic weave as opposed to an organic weave using seagrass, bamboo, rattan or rushes and reeds.
All weather wicker weave can be constructed from fibers of any color, length, diameter and smoothness. This opens up a world of opportunity for the manufacturers of wicker chairs as the designs that were not possible with natural wicker can be easily created with synthetic wicker weave.
All weather wicker can be created with a smooth, soft, pliable finish. This has lead to the creation of wicker sun loungers. Previously a sun lounger in natural wicker would have been uncomfortable without lots of cushioning but now this is not the case. If sun loungers would not get much use in your house you can get a whole range of wicker chairs to suit most rooms indoors or outdoors.
Wicker rockers might have been rare in the past, especially those for outdoor use. They would not have been particularly durable or comfortable but now you can get wicker rocking chairs in a wide range of colors and styles to suit outdoor use as well as indoor use. Some of these do not even require cushions to be enjoyed.
Many people enjoy relaxing outdoors in this age of leisure, previously outdoor furniture seemed to be restricted to dining sets and loungers but now you can find a wide range of outdoor sofas and armchairs made from all weather wicker which will stand up to the weather and look stylish whilst giving you the opportunity for greater relaxation than a dining set might give you.
If you need a dining set for the outdoors then a modern wicker outdoor dining set is well worth consideration. Generally cheaper than teak or hardwood furniture but more stylish than other resin sets outdoor wicker dining chairs are reasonably priced and there are plenty of design options to be had.
The true beauty of modern wicker chairs is that they are easy to maintain and very durable. Older designs from organic materials look traditional but dated and can be damaged easily by damp over their lifetime. Modern synthetic wicker produces many fine chairs in modern contemporary styles that can be washed down easily, are comfortable and won’t rot, fade or become moldy from damp conditions.
If you are in the market for a dining set or household chairs consider wicker chairs you will be surprised at the choice of design available.