An oldie but a goodie
Don't be frightened of the Breuer its been around for a long time (approaching its 100th birthday!) and a fabulous example of industrial design techniques applied to furniture. Inspired by Marcel Breuer's Cesca Chair, the tubular steel cantilevered frame holds a traditional woven rattan. Available in natural to match oak settings or in black to match our Linea Collection.
Rattan is lightweight, durable and flexible. Not to mention its ability to repel water due to its low porosity. Derived from the Rattan plant it is obtained by peeling the skin off the vine and woven into webbing. Given Rattan is a natural product some variations in colour will apply.
Colour Black (painted)
Construction Chrome tubular steel frame with removable stoppers to protect floors and tipping. Traditional woven rattan seating framed by solid oak with a natural grain.
Rigorously tested for correct measurements, colour, wood moisture (internals included), load bearing and construction strength. Available with Warranty, please click here to download.
We try our best to ensure photography depicts colours as accurately as possible. Colours can appear different depending on the type of display you are viewing from, therefore we recommend viewing in person for true colour representation.
Furniture by Design are a family owned and operated NZ based company and are a subsidiary of Salamander Importers. With over 30 years in the furniture business our passion for quality furniture at affordable prices is stronger than ever. With highly experienced Furniture Buyers, in-house Interior Designers and collaboration with European Furniture Designers we aim to strike a balance between trend, quality and affordability.
Wood displays different grain patterns depending on which way they are cut - for example, the 'medullary ray' which can appear on oak furniture is a mark of good quality timber, these are just characteristics of the natural beauty of the wood. Wood veneers also allow distinctive patterns to be created on some surfaces, such as table tops and drawer fronts by the way slivers are arranged. All timber and veneer surfaces will change colour and mellow over time. New furniture will initially vary in shade from items that have been previously purchased.
How to care for your timber furniture
Dust with a clean, damp, lint free cloth
Frequent dusting will remove abrasive build up, which can damage the finish over time
Do not use a very wet cloth or allow liquid to contact with the veneers for a long period of time as this can permanently damage the surface. Wipe up spills immediately
Do not use any abrasive cleaner or harsh detergent as this can damage the surface of the furniture
Spray polishes are best avoided as they contain silicones which may spoil the furniture's surface when building up over time
Make sure all surfaces are protected from heat and liquids by mats and coasters
Ensure that a mat or pad is placed under paper when you are writing on the furniture surface
Do not place rubber or plastic materials on the wood finish as chemicals which may react with the finish if left in contact for an extended period of time
Our furniture will endure most temperatures in the home but it is best to avoid placing furniture next to heat sources such as radiators or fires. Be particularly careful with solid wood as the lack of humidity caused by home heating can cause damage such as warping, cracking or splitting
Excessive exposure to sunlight can cause fading of your furniture