There’s a serious disconnect with a lot of outdoor furniture. You have to trade off between “Easy to Care For” and “Looks Good.” If my Deep South upbringing taught me anything, it’s that rattan is the only material that combines both. Rattan—when styled correctly, as CB2 and Ross Cassidy have done here—looks phenomenal, but it’s a million times easier to care for than teak wood.
The rounded, dynamic mid-century shape makes this sofa look designer, which you never typically get in rattan. And, because today’s rattans are mostly synthetic, they’re incredibly water-resistant, sun-resistant, and don’t get mildew-y like teak occasionally does.
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