Rattan is a material that usually is associated with baskets or rattan furniture for which is commonly used. In my project I have decided to use rattan for the same purpose - creating a stool, but in a totally different way then usually. The effect is unexpectedly different in comparison to regular rattan weaving technique.
The part of the stool that is made with rattan sticks weights less then 1 kg, because the sticks are extremely light. One rattan stick is not able to hold human body, but more of them together, connected in a certain way create funny and comfortable stool.
Conservation is fine, but in planting terms it has it’s dangers. As Christopher Lloyd noted with typical forthrightness, the ‘dead hand of tradition’ can stifle inspiration, ruling out quirkiness and individuality, and preventing great gardens from developing.
Uglow, J. (2004) A Little History of British Gardening (via hortism)