Willow laundry basket 54 cm high

75,00 €

WB21JM005

The willow laundry basket

The laundry basket is a traditional willow basketry icon. Combining lightness, sturdiness and functionality, this laundry basket can be used as an all-purpose storage basket (toys, shoes, books) or as a laundry basket. Equipped with a hinged metal lid and side handles.

Willow, rattan, what's the difference?

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 willow, but being less rigid, it requires a heavier frame.

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" willow with natural copper tones) or cold ("white" willow), 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 54 x width 44 x depth 32. Weight 2.3 kg. Entirely woven in natural buff willow (no varnish or stain). Made in Europe.

A wicker basket is not really made to resist to bad weather, persistent humidity, frost, or too long exposure to the sun. Also, each piece is woven by hand. Dimensional differences of 1 to 2 cm can be observed, no two are exactly alike.

Maintenance: dust with a soft brush, avoid commercial cleaning products. In the event of heavy soiling, you can exceptionally rinse with water and brush with Marseille soap.