Amphora laundry basket diameter 53

79,00 €

119,00 €

-40,00 €

WB21JM008

The amphora laundry basket

This very elaborate round laundry basket is based on the amphora shape of the demijohn of the past. The lid fits into the top of the basket, and two solid handles complete this superb piece.

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 70 x diameter 53 cm. Weight 2.9 kg. Entirely woven in natural and brown dyed buff wicker. 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 under water and brush with Marseille soap.