The Mélina wicker table
The Mélina table is in fact more of a pedestal table, lower by 10 cm than a real dining table. It matches the Antonin, Mathurin, and Firmin wicker chairs, which are made from similar wicker weaving. The top of the table is woven from wicker splints in the same colour as the rest of the furniture, placed on a wooden support, which ensures the surface's stability and rigidity. The Mélina table will be just the right height for an aperitif, tea or coffee, or to place a lamp or ornament on.
Wicker, rattan, what's the difference?
Rattan is a tropical plant (85% comes from Indonesia) related to the palm family which produces a "cane" that is easy to bend (with steam). Rattan allows for tighter curves and finer weaves than wicker, but being less rigid, it requires a heavier frame.
Wicker (another name for willow) grows easily throughout Europe. It does not require any plant protection products or fertilizer. The harvest is completely regenerated each year, so it is a very easily renewable resource. Peeled hot ("buff" wicker with natural copper tones) or cold ("white" wicker), it is most often presented untreated, the willow fibre leaving its smooth and satiny surface to appear "au naturel".
Characteristics and options
Overall dimensions: height 64 x diameter 63 cm, diameter of the tray only 60 cm. Weight 5.5 kg. Structure, weaves and arches: natural buff wicker (no varnish or stain). Made in Europe.
A wicker table or pedestal table can be used in a veranda, a winter garden, or outside in good weather and occasionally, but cannot be considered as garden furniture. They are not made to resist to bad weather, humidity, frost, or too long exposure to the sun. Similarly, the Mélina table is woven by hand. Dimensional differences of 1 to 2 cm can be observed, no two are exactly alike.
Maintenance: dust with a damp cloth, avoid commercial cleaning products. In case of heavy soiling, clean with a sponge and soap.