Garden furniture can be very different. And much depends on the country in which it was produced. Our site of tips decided to figure out what features the furniture for the garden, terraces and patios, produced in different countries of the world, has.
As the portal wrote in its article about the features of tiles produced in different countries, Italy firmly holds the position of a trendsetter in this area. Garden furniture is no exception. It is from Italy that the most unusual novelties come, manufacturers and designers from this country love to shock and surprise the public. Among the models of Italian garden furniture, you can find anything – from the simplest-looking plastic chair from a famous designer to massive sofas on a forged frame that can be used in a luxurious living room, and not on the street.
In Italy, furniture is also often made in ethnic style, creating interpretations of unusual techniques from Africa and the “distant islands”. There are no complaints about the quality of Italian garden furniture, the only negative is the high price.
Specialists put Spanish garden furniture in second place in terms of quality and beauty of design. It is practically in no way inferior to the Italian one, but it is much cheaper. Spanish manufacturers may be less experimenting with design, but their collections include anything from simple plastic sun loungers for the pool area to luxurious beds with pillows, awnings and comfortable mattresses. Produced in Spain and forged and wicker garden furniture.
Other European countriess
Popular garden furniture made in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Poland. The choice is great, but the prices are high. The main feature of European garden furniture can be confidently called that it is really outdoor. Natural rattan and other wicker wood are rare in Europe. Most often these are imitations that can be used outdoors all year round. European manufacturers regularly patent materials that allow them to create very convincing imitations of natural wicker furniture. And such models serve for a very long time, even if they are not cleaned in a warm room in winter..
Manufacturers from Asian countries – Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, China – in contrast to European ones, just use natural materials. In these countries, garden furniture is produced from rattan, lianas, banana, bamboo, teak, hevea, and abacus. And often manual labor is used in production, due to which such furniture looks very authentic. The price of outdoor furniture from Asia is also pleasing. But the design and shape are often quite primitive. The emphasis is on functionality and the use of natural materials.
The main feature of Russian garden furniture is the widespread use of willow vines and logs. Such furniture is made in artisan workshops and by the hands of home craftsmen. Such garden furniture looks exactly in Russian, in a rustic style, perfect for summer cottages and household plots. But you should not leave it on the street for the winter. And in direct sunlight, it deteriorates faster. The Russian garden furniture made of vines and logs serves less than the products of European manufacturers made of synthetics, it is necessary to regularly update and repair. And yet – rocking chairs are most often found in domestic manufacturers, for Europe it is a rarity.