More than just a style statement – although they are that too – a rattan armchair creates a sense of space while offering strong and durable support. The chair is designed to conform to your body, cradling you in comfort.
The short answer is no. While rattan will take a little bit of light weathering, it should not ideally be left exposed outdoors as this can damage the structure of the furniture. If you are planning on using it outdoors, try and keep it covered and protected from rain and sun when not in use.
Rattan is a solid fiber that can be bent and shaped to a huge range of shapes. When used in clusters it can be incredibly strong and more durable than the more rigid and hollow bamboo. However, it does always depend on the build quality and design.
Properly cared for, there is no reason that rattan furniture can’t last for decades. It is incredibly strong and lightweight, which gives it a natural longevity and means it is always a stylish option for your living room space. There may be a time when small repairs are required, and these are highly recommended as they can add years to the life of any furniture.