Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Who wants a Paper Seat anyway?

Usually when we replace a woven seat,  we are trying to make it as close to the original as possible.  But with this chair, that is not the case.  The customer opted for a completely different look.  I think it actually looks better than the original.

The chair had a 'Fibre Rush' seat originally.  It makes a pretty pattern, but in actuality 'fibre rush' is just a fancy name for a paper seat.  This seat is easily damaged from liquids and tends to sag more then a natural rush.

We replaced that with a 'Flat Reed' seat.  As you can see, it is a completely different look! On this particular seat we used 3 different widths of reed to give it a textured look.  Flat Reed comes from the center of a Rattan pole.  It is extremely light but at the same time strong, which makes it good for sitting on!

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