Eastward Rattan furniture is made from a premium grade rattan – Grey Pullut – known for its versatility and durability.
An attractive colour in its natural state, Eastward Rattan furniture is not stained or painted, but given an application of transparent matt lacquer to protect the furniture for everyday use, allowing the colour of the vine to show through. The result is a beautiful, natural look that compliments the neutral tones favoured for today’s contemporary interiors. Rattan is the generic name for over 600 species of climbing vines, native to the tropical rainforests of South East Asia – about 70% of the worlds Rattan production comes from Indonesia. Rattan vines commonly grow to lengths of up to 600ft. They are superficially similar to bamboo, however the stalks are solid rather than hollow and they need support from other plants to grow whereas bamboo can grow alone. Harvesting of Rattan takes place from 7 – 15 years from the start of growth. In forests where rattan grows, its economic value can help protect forest lands, by providing an alternative to timber logging. Rattan is much easier to harvest, requiring simpler tools and also much easier to transport, and of course it is much faster growing than most tropical timbers. Rattans are extensively used for making furniture. The inner core can be separated and worked into wicker, and the thicker cores are used for furniture frames. Eastward Rattan furniture is durable and relatively lightweight, but can withstand heavy use. Their range includes dining and occasional chairs, sofas, armchairs and coffee tables complemented by removable, machine washable luxurious deep seating Chenille cushions available in a range of fabric colours.