Rattan Garden Furniture has been around now for several years now and over this time designs and colours have changed quite a lot. It all began with the straight clean lines of the Georgia Two seat sofa set and the timeless dining classic, the Cadiz arm chair. To be honest these two designs are still our most popular to this day but they are now being rivaled by a much more curvaceous look. The Bilbao is going toe to toe with the Cadiz as far as sales performance is concerned in the dining department and the Opal Corner suite is this season must have. The colours have also changed a lot since the early days when the mixed brown weave was really the only colour available. Over the past few years we have introduced the biscuit coloured Hamilton weave which seems to be a hit for the more traditional market. The sleek black finish has always had a smaller following, particularly with the younger, trendy couples as it does lend itself to a more contemporary look. This year the black seems to be even more popular and is eating into the sales of the mixed brown. The Grey is the big winner this year and seems to be growing in popularity. We introduced the grey weave last year and whilst it did sell relatively well we can already see that for the 2013 season we will defiantly sell out of the grey. It is never easy to see into the future and ordering for the upcoming seasons is very difficult. We have been fortunate here at Zebrano as one of our Managing Directors has a soft spot for the Grey and despite the relatively slow sales last year she nevertheless decided to order a few containers. That said we have not ordered enough so if it is grey you are looking for get in there quick. In general we have lots of stock in the mixed brown weave but the stocks of the black are running low and the grey are sure to sell out by the end of April. So what’s next in the world of Rattan Garden Furniture? Who knows is the honest answer. I still like the mixed brown and as far as total sales are concerned the mixed brown still outsells all other colours. The brown picks up on the other colours in the garden and lends itself to almost any outdoor space.  The black is set to stay but will always be a harder or harsher colour which is more appropriate to an apartment or ultra modern home.  What of the grey?  Well the grey is set to compete with both the black and the brown as the grey is a two tone or mixed weave and not only looks very modern but also has more of a chance to fit into a traditional home environment. I’ll key you posted on upcoming trends in the rattan garden furniture world!