Round willow laundry basket height 60 cm

105,00 €

WB21L002

The round white willow laundry basket

The round laundry basket is a great classic of traditional wickerwork. Combining lightness, sturdiness and functionality, this basket is equipped with a hinged lid made of willow splint and two elegant woven handholds on the sides. The bottom is made of varnished particle board.

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

Willow grows easily throughout Europe. It does not require any plant protection products or fertilisers. 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 62 x diameter 41 cm (handles extend 2cm each). Weight 2.8 kg. Entirely woven in natural "white" willow (no varnish or stain). Made in Spain.

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 hand woven. 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.