There are two different types of weaving, both hand woven, to select from. The simplest version, recalls the form of a fishing net, whilst the more elaborate version, (the result of a very laborious technical processing) uses a series of knots similar to those used on sailboats or with ropes used in mountaineering. For the elaborate version there is a considerable increase in the quantity of material used. It integrates well in any environment, whether it is for the outside terrace of a house or in the dining room, the terrace of a restaurant on the seaside, for use inside or outside a mountain cabin or chalet, and even for the poolside or wet room areas. The comfort factor gained by using this material, which everyone will perceive differently, makes this product truly special. Frame and rope are weatherproof, both in cold and hot seasons.
“Our aim was to create dense braiding that would still let the air through, reminiscent of the braiding of the ropes used to moor boats , (habitat rope chair)which makes the pieces look lightweight but, at the same time, they look just like cosy nests in natural colours to sit back and relax in.”
We used just the right amount of outdoor rope with a metal frame. The habitat rope chair doesn’t have the same modernist spirit as the Basket but it’s familiar enough that, when you get close, it stirs a memory and makes you feel at home. That’s what it was, more or less—an object of memory. The habitat rope chair consists of a basket with large backrest cushions. Seen from the side and back it has that modernist look. The braiding is traditional, your classic outdoor fibre. ‘I fancied something really traditional, something a bit modernist, relaxed in the way we treated the fibre. And the rope chair, the chair with its classic braiding and baskets, it’s captivating.