Just because you’re purchasing resin wicker outdoor furniture, doesn’t translate to you needing to settle for whatever is on sale at the garden shop or discount department store.
It’s possible to find high-quality, well-designed, outdoor wicker furniture, and there are three global companies that are doing it – Agio International from Australia, Ficks Reed from Chicago and Gloster from Indonesia and the UK. To find out more about each of these unique furniture companies, keep reading.
Wicker Furniture by Agio International
Wicker furniture by Agio International is well-known for its high-quality construction and durability, even in poor weather conditions. The wicker is hand woven and treated with a durable resin that’s resistant to UV rays, meaning the furniture won’t fade or crack in the sun. Their line of products include dining sets, bar sets and lounge settings.
Though high quality, the resin wicker outdoor furniture made by Agio International is also expensive. Their wicker furniture is hand woven and well treated, but the several hundred or even several thousand dollar price tags are enough to scare most consumers away.
Ficks Reed Furniture
For over 120 years, Ficks Reed has been making furniture from rattan, wicker, bamboo and other exotic hardwoods. The company does the majority of its sales through custom orders and subsequently offers customers their choice of 300 styles and over 30 colors or stains. There are four colors available in their outdoor resin line – these include Java, Sequoia, Espresso and Natural.
Ficks Reed is a popular and well-known name because of its high-quality, American produced wicker furniture. Due to this, they’re extremely susceptible to counterfeits and copies, so buyers should beware. If you suspect a shady retailer or seller is attempting to pass off a copy, contact Ficks Reed directly to make sure they are a certified reseller. Alternatively, you can order a catalog or custom-made product from Ficks Reed directly.
Wicker by Gloster Furniture
Gloster Furniture got their start making teak outdoor furniture for the UK market in 1981. In 1992, the company eventually moved their factory and manufacturing headquarters to Indonesia and started also making resin wicker, metal and woven products. Their wicker products are high-quality and are all finished with a special resin designed to keep out moisture and the sun’s fading rays.
Despite being an international producer of resin wicker outdoor furniture, Gloster did start its business as a teak manufacturer. While the company produces high-quality wicker products, customers should know that resin wicker isn’t the primary focus of their business and therefore the selection is more limited, so customers run the risk of having their product lines discontinued.