Rush Seat Weaving

The use of rush to form seating is a very ancient craft with examples found in the tombs of Egypt. Rush seat weaving was used extensively in country furniture for centuries. It then enjoyed a renaissance during the arts & crafts period at the end of the 19th century, with the designers admiring it for its simplicity and purity. William Morris, founder of the Arts and Crafts Movement, produced the Sussex range of rush seated chairs for many years through his firm Morris & Company. Rush seats still look fantastic in a country kitchen with the mellow tones of the rush fitting any decorating scheme.

Degraded rush seats can be replaced using the original twisted bulrush though sadly this is getting harder to source. Alternatively, some of the modern replacement materials such as reel rush or natural finish paper fibre rush can be used.

In order to calculate the price for rush seat weaving, please take a photograph of the whole rush panel. Email it to us with measurements of the widest points front to back and side to side.

There are several other woven seating alternatives, including seagrass, often used for small stools and Danish cord.

Seagrass Seat Weaving

Another natural fibre used extensively for stool seats is seagrass. This looks like a stiff twisted rope or string of varying thickness. It is frequently woven in chequerboard or chevron patterns. We offer a seagrass replacement service. 

Again, in order to calculate the price for seagrass restoration, please take a photograph of the whole panel and email it to us with measurements of the widest points front to back and side to side.

Danish Cord Seat Weaving

Danish cord became synonymous with the mid-century danish chair. Some of the greatest designers of the period used paper cord in their designs. Examples include Hans Wegner’s Peacock chair and Carl Hansen’s wishbone chair. We can re-weave these chairs while remaining faithful to the patterns used on the original chairs.

In order to calculate the price for seagrass restoration, please take photographs of the whole seat from above and below and email it to us with measurements of the widest points front to back and side to side.

How To Get An Estimate For Your Rush Seat Weaving Project

Use the contact form below to email us pictures and dimensions and we will come back to you with an estimate for your seat weaving project.

Email us to obtain a free estimate

Click the button to email us few photos. Please include one of the whole of each piece of furniture, plus as many detailed shots of the damage as you think may be helpful.
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