Let's start with the manufacturers presenting their products in this market sector. The most prestigious and expensive traditionally considered to be English, German, French and Finnish garden furniture. However, because of high prices, demand, and sales are relatively small. Steady demand for cheap domestic, Belarus, Uzbekistan and the Polish garden furniture. Most often it is the traditional model: tables, chairs, folding beds, sofas, rocking chairs. Unfortunately, this group of producers are not always distinguished by a stable level of quality and a wide range of products. The Italian garden furniture is in high demand: it combines an interesting design, strength, durability and reasonable price.
What are the requirements customers? First, purely aesthetic, but, oddly enough, the beauty - it fashion. Second, the weight is of particular importance: it defines whether we can bring the furniture in the house or put it in the garden forever. And finally, garden furniture should be sturdy, not to be afraid of change of climate. Options on the market a lot, but the interests of the plastic and wicker furniture, so we pay them more attention.
The popularity of plastic furniture is easily explained: it is inexpensive and practical. In addition, plastic garden furniture is light, strong and not afraid of rain. The technology of its manufacture (injection molding, the use of forged items) enabled successfully to replace traditional wooden chairs for elegant comfortable chair.
Permanent demand dinner and dessert tables, chairs. Best-seller last season was 2-3-seater plastic benches. In the last two or three years become popular plastic folding chairs, couches in the transformable. They are very comfortable to sunbathe - lying down or reclining. Price varies and depends on the comfort, the presence of wheels for easy movement and, of course, from fame to the Russian market, the manufacturer.
But plastic has its drawbacks. For example, bleaching and destruction (decomposition) in direct sunlight. This observation holds for the cheapest grades of plastic, but some expensive varieties of plastic resistant to UV radiation and do not burn. In addition, plastic - brittle material.
It is light, extraordinary elegance, delicacy, and, most importantly, naturalness: in Russia, wicker furniture has always been associated with warmth and coziness of a country house. Today you can find a lot of variety of models wicker furniture, combining ancient identity and modern design.
Domestic wicker furniture is made, usually of willow twigs of varying thickness and is a highly complex products in design terms. Products from the vines can be divided into several types. First, the easiest to produce, consists of a frame, a thin braided willow neoshkurennym rod (diameter not exceeding 0.5 cm), which typically weave baskets - is the cheapest option wicker furniture, but generally the most aesthetically unappealing and very short-lived. In most cases, this furniture will last without repairs, only one season. A more preferable option when entwine oshkurennym frame and thicker rod - with a slight increase in the price you get a more durable product. In addition, these models tend to be more attractive in appearance (unfortunately, there are exceptions). And finally, closest to the traditional Russian school option - a frame made of a thick rod (2-4 cm in diameter), with delicate designs of the more delicate twig (1-2 cm), and the weaving of a thin rod is used only as a decorative element out there where the load on the lowest. Naturally, the rod should be oshkurennym. Among these products meet and have great artistic value. It is also important that the rod was coated with varnish (usually use a furniture polish), as a rod with less polluted and becomes water-repellent properties (this extends the life of the product several times). Lacquered products are easy to clean, have a more attractive appearance. Buying furniture, not hurt to ask the manufacturer, boil a vine: cooked in a special process vine bends without kinks, after drying, does not lose its elasticity, in addition, when boiled in vine kill fungal spores, which leads to rotting wood. In full compliance with the technology of preparation and cooking vine (including varnish after the manufacture of the product), when used properly, wicker furniture can do a 20-30 or more years.
And a few more tips
When buying ask the seller is a manufacturer of the Association of Russian folk art handicrafts, most often a guarantee of compliance technology and such products do not suffer from bad taste. In addition, you can ask extract the minutes of the artistic advisory council to approve samples of folk art craft products (NHP). Usually the master trying to submit their designs in this Council, as the NHP products are not subject to VAT. The existence of this document speaks of the aesthetic value of such products. However, its absence can not denigrate the product that came to your taste as well as receive it - it quite troublesome and long. When buying a product (especially when it relates to the chairs and tables) must ask him to try. Sitting in a chair, move it, squeeze the arm rests, sit. Do not be fooled some creaking and pohrustyvanie at the same time - it's lacquer, caught between the bars. Be wary of sharp single sounds - it usually break in two over-dried twigs. From this article it is better to refuse.
Despite its lightness and delicacy, modern wicker furniture is extremely reliable, robust and durable. The basis of the production of most models put tradition and technology as the workpiece material, and of the weaving. But scientific progress introduces its innovations in this sphere of production. The use of modern technologies for processing (cooking) and bending wicker allows some manufacturers to create design elements wicker furniture is very complicated shape without compromising strength and reliability. Special originality and elegance makes it the use of a large number of circular elements. New technologies used to produce a thick load-bearing structural elements wicker with a minimum number of joints, which provides extraordinary strength and durability of these products. The use of modern antiseptic and waterproof coating keeps the natural color of wood and allows the use of this furniture outdoors in gardens and parks. Created from natural materials, wicker furniture blends harmoniously with the extraordinary garden surroundings.
What is more?
As a fashion victim is worth noting the combination of cast iron with wood: frame - openwork cast iron, painted black or dark green color and the seats - a natural tree.
Wrought furniture taken infrequently, so the range of small, but it can be ordered from catalogs. Italian furniture is antique, but sometimes with modern elements: a table may be a glass surface, a chair - wooden pens, etc. But some models are not designed for the garden, so watch when you choose.
Interesting use of openwork forged or welded steel structures for garden chairs, benches and tables. For corrosion protection and decoration of metal covered by a 2-mm layer of plastic. This furniture is very elegant, but expensive.
Of metal garden furniture most widely used couches and rocking to the tents for two or three people are comfortable for relaxing and very affordable. In the sale of a fairly large range of rocking the production of Belarus, Russia and Italy.
We are well accustomed, and umbrellas. Covered with polyethylene and imitation umbrellas are inexpensive, but rush fast fabric better, you only need to look at when purchasing quality fabric - it must be strong. Consumers in one voice say that if you have unprotected cottage, with a wrought-iron furniture will make a site immediately. The people look hard on the legs when choosing garden furniture: they must be broad-based, so as not to fall into the ground.
In fact, garden furniture - a rare phenomenon. Most of the furniture has a dual purpose: it can be used in the garden and home. Still, with garden furniture has its own charm and characteristics. Keep this in mind when choosing furniture for the cottage.