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!