MAINTENANCE & CARE
Rattan is a natural product that is made from the stem core of the tropical palm, Calamus Rotang. Calamus Rotang is a climbing palm that has long, flexible vines that can be over 100 meters long and up to approximately 4.5 cm thick. The palm has leaves with strong thorns and grows like vines up the trees in the rainforest.
Carl Hansen & Søn uses rattan from plantations in Indonesia, ensuring a product of the highest quality. Rattan has a beautiful and natural color spectrum which varies from yellow to light brown nuances.
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Normal cleaning and maintenance
Rattan is a strong, natural material and usually requires no maintenance. Loose dust and dirt are removed most easily by vacuuming. If vacuuming is not sufficient, the braid can be cleaned with a damp cloth. To avoid stains, remove any spilled liquids as soon as possible.
To prolong the life of the braid, you can moisten the back of the braid a couple of times a year.
Rattan is a natural material where the appearance can vary greatly. The color spectrum goes from light yellow to light brownish shades. Likewise, the surface gloss may fluctuate which is why some frames may appear shinier than others. The color variation is a characteristic of the natural materials and is not considered a defect/reason for complaint.
Rattan reed widths are never exactly the same so the number of windings can vary from frame to frame and be different at the end of each frame.
Do not place the rattan near heat sources or in direct sunlight.
When you choose a product from Carl Hansen & Søn, you get more than just a piece of furniture. You will become part of a long and proud tradition of beautiful and distinctive craftsmanship where nothing is left to chance. We are the world’s largest manufacturer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner, and we also manufacture furniture created by renowned furniture designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Børge Mogensen, Ole Wanscher, Kaare Klint, Poul Kjærholm, Bodil Kjær, and Tadao Ando. Carl Hansen & Søn represents more than 100 years of Danish design history, and our furniture is sold worldwide.