Wicker furniture is woven, and while the wicker sofa may owe its origins to ancient Egypt’s finely woven baskets made of rush, its look can be distinctly modern.
Whatever the material—bamboo, cane, rattan, or weather-resistant plastic—a wickerwork sofa has a light, airy look that looks right at home outdoors or in a breezy screened porch. Here are 10 of our favorite wicker sofas for outdoors and in.
Above: From Sika Designs, a three-seater Caroline Sofa made with rattan from Indonesia is suitable for use outdoors or in. It is 197 centimeters long (about 77.5 inches) and is $2,313. Above: An Open Weave All Weather Wicker Sofa stands up to the weather, with polyester rattan woven around a powder-coated aluminum frame. It measures 58.1 inches long; $898 from Terrain. Above: From Ikea, Kungsholmen Hållö outdoor seating collection includes a loveseat, a three-seater, and a sectional sofa. All pieces in the Ikea line have aluminum frames and polyester webbing. Ikea’s Kungsholmen Hållö Loveseat with beige outdoor cushions is $260. Above: From Danish brand Bloomingville, a two-seater Natural Rattan Sofa is happiest on a covered porch or indoors rather than in direct sunlight. It measures 120 centimeters long (about 47.2 inches) and is €439 from Living & Co.
Above: A wickerwork Pepe Sofa from design studio Tina & Pepe is woven of natural materials. Above: Designer Tove Kindt-Larsen’s wavy rattan Swing Sofa (circa 1937) looks as modern as ever nearly 80 years later. It measures 170 centimeters long (about 67 inches) and is €933 from Liggestolen. Above: A Pacifica Sofa woven of all-weather resin on a powder-coated aluminum frame comes with cushions covered in all-weather Sunbrella fabric (cushions are available in white, shown, and in denim). It measures 83 inches long; $2,598. Above: A Liggestolen two-seater rattan sofa designed by a Danish cane maker is 83 centimeters long (about 32.7 inches) and is €563 from Liggestolen.
Above: The Banquette Bagatelle “is a tribute to the Belle Epoque” and features rattan best suited for indoor use or outdoor use on sunny days; SEK4,390 at Artilleriet. Above: For sunrooms, screened porches, and covered spaces only: Alexa spotted a Nest Sofa from Danish designers Foersom & Hiort-Lorenzen. Made of sustainable rattan, it’s $1,230 at Cane-Line. (The collection also includes the Nest Club Chair, Nest Lounge Chair, the Large Nest Footstool, and the Small Nest Footstool.) Above: A one-of-a-kind Antique Bar Harbor Wicker Sofa is 85 inches long and is $7,500 from 1st Dibs.
If you like woven furniture as much as we do, you’ll love Alexa’s roundup of
Rattan Furniture Made Modern (Plus 15 to Buy) on Remodelista. Keep your outdoor wicker furniture looking as good as it would if it lived indoors with Janet’s tips in Hardscaping 101: Wicker Furniture Care.