The 10 Best Wicker Chairs
This wiki has been updated 5 times since it was first published in May of 2020. It may surprise you to know that wicker is both the name of the weaving process and the name of the material. Chairs can be made from any substance, either man-made or natural, that is pliable enough to be woven into furniture. Rattan is the most popular choice for indoor use, however, modern, synthetic replacements preserve the look while being a much hardier option for the outdoors. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
June 11, 2020:
The term wicker refers to a variety of vines, grasses, and plants that are used for weaving into furniture. Rattan, which is the thin, pliable stem of a palm, is one of the most popular materials for wicker furniture due to its durability and flexible nature. While rattan works well for both indoor and outdoor use, modern synthetic materials, generally called resin wicker or all-weather wicker, are a much better choice for outside, as they can withstand years of moisture, sun, or extreme dryness without compromising their structural integrity. The chairs featured in this ranking can be paired up with your existing patio furniture, or matched with other pieces in the same range.
Indoor options like the Safavieh Tana or the Safavieh Suncoast often come as a set of two and make good dining chairs. The Kouboo Grand Peacock is more of a display piece that would suit a sunroom or brighten up a corner in your living room. They are all made from natural materials giving them a warmer feel and a superior depth of color.
Man-made wickers try to emulate the rattan look. They are usually woven around weather-resistant metal frames and are constructed predominantly for use on a patio or outdoor seating area. The Quality Outdoor Living Aspen is a two-chair set that includes a matching table and has powder-coated frames. The Safavieh Kendrick and the Crosley Furniture Bradenton can be purchased separately, or as part of a range that includes tables, sofas, and sun loungers. The Christopher Knight Teardrop, the Christopher Knight Jacqueline, and the Corvus Salerno are all well-designed options that would look just as good indoors and have unique features like rocking or swiveling motions.