About Rattanhause

Our furniture is entirely manufactured using local products as well as local labour. Weaving has always been a strong component of the African culture and our local weavers hand-weave each piece of furniture individually.

The process starts where aluminium is purchased locally and then bent according to each design and welded together. All furniture frames are manufactured from 6063-T6 commercial grade aluminium.

It is widely assumed that aluminium lasts forever, but if not treated, especially when near the coast, aluminium does in fact corrode. After our frames are structured, each frame is powder coated to ensure the aluminium is well protected and resistant to corrosion and damage from the elements.

Once our frames are powder coated it is time for the weavers to weave their magic to produce the finest quality furniture. All our furniture is hand woven from our own on-site produced rattan. Unlike the furniture imported from the Far East which is mostly manufactured using second to fourth generation recycled material, our rattan is manufactured from virgin (new) HDPE and is available in various colours. All our rattan is UV resistant (specifically for the African climate – certification available on request), weather and temperature resistant, moisture resistant, strong and durable, chemical resistant, 100% recyclable, lightweight, easy to clean and maintain, as well as light and scratch resistant.

Our local seamstresses create comfortable cushions using only the best. Quality material from reputable suppliers. The fabrics are manufactured specifically for outdoor use and are weatherproof, colourfast and carry a minimum of a 1-year guarantee. Customers have a choice of a wide variety of fabric designs and colours.