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The Evolution of Wicker Furniture Design

THE EVOLUTION OF WICKER FURNITURE DESIGN Tropical Rattan from Golden Girls Era Contemporary Wicker Ancient Egyptian Wicker Victorian Era Wicker Heywood-Wakefield Wicker Loom Wicker 3000-1200 B.C. 1837-1901 1850 1900 1980-1990 Present Day In the United States, Cyrus Wakefield began constructing Delicately woven rush or reed furniture was buried with pharaohs in ancient Egypt, including Tutankhamen (ca. 1341-1323 BC), who was buried with several examples of wicker, from a chair seat to a headboard By the nineteenth century's Victorian era in England, wicker had become an important and popular element for outdoor furniture. As lovers of cleanliness, Victorians believed that the raw Wicker furniture began to decline in the public regard by the early 1900s, popularity continued to wane until Marshal B. Lloyd, a competing designer, began producing wicker furniture from synthetic materials in more simplistic designs, greatly reduced the cost of production, thus lowering price. The sun-soaked style catches a new wave of popularity with set-in-Florida TV shows such as Modern wicker furniture is available in both contemporary and traditional styles. Patio chairs and outdoor sofas are reinforced with frames made of rust-proof aluminum. The wicker itself is rattan furniture in the 1850s. Wakefield's company later merged with the Heywood Chair Manufacturing Company to form the Heywood-Wakefield, one of the oldest and most prominent "Miami Vice" and "The Golden Girls." Prewar rattan classics like fan-arm chairs, used on the set of the latter become highly collectible. wicker was far more sanitary for furniture, as it tended to collect much less dust than upholstered items. coated with a UV-resistant and weather-resistant resin that keeps your furniture looking great no matter how many seasons it's left exposed to the sun and rain. to a stool. North American wicker manufacturers. S WICKER www.wickerparadise.com PARADISE Whee le matlpper

The Evolution of Wicker Furniture Design

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Going from the beginning of wicker styles to modern day designs.

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