This is our rope folding chair in black.
These foldable chairs are made with a high quality Teak wooden frame. The seat and back are strung with rope, which makes seating very comfortable. The rope is of the same type that is use in water sports. The stretchability of the rope is minimal, so also after longer use the seating comfort is not affected. The materials make the chair specifically suitable for outdoor use. Is the good weather gone? Then you can easily fold them away and store them without taking up much space in your shed. This chair is also available in natural coloured rope.
Rope folding chairs:
The wood used for the rope folding chairs is Teak wood. Teak has been a preferred hard wood for centuries for furniture, construction and ship building, also because it is very durable and suitable for outdoor use. Teak wood is indigenous is India, Thailand, Laos and Myanmar, but because of extensive logging it is only in Myanmar that it still grows in natural forests. In Indonesia it was introduced in the 16th century and during Dutch colonial time large plantations were started. After Indonesia became independent the Indonesian government has managed the plantations. This has been quite successful, as teak is a valuable wood and it has always been economical to replant teak after logging trees.
Practically all the teak wood in Indonesia that is used for furniture production comes from these plantations. Only for local use sometimes teak from small farms near villages are used. Since it does not grow in the natural forests of Indonesia, no tropical forests are cut for teak wood.
Since 2016 the Indonesian government has regulated all timber trade, with a system to trace all wood that is exported back to the source, where the trees were cut. This has been part of a the FLEGT trade agreement with the EU, to guarantee that only legal wood is imported into the EU.
These aspects together make teak production in Indonesia and its use for furniture both economically and environmentally sustainable.
Teak wood, nylon rope.
No special maintenance is required.
Teak wood becomes more grey over time. To get a deeper colour, treatment with teak oil is possible. This would be a personal choice, not a necessity.
Like any synthetic materials the rope can fade slightly after long exposure in the sun. But because rope with high UV-resistance is used, the process will be very slow and hardly noticeable. Whatever fading will happen, it will be evenly spread over the visible parts of the chair, not reducing the looks of the chair.