This chair’s made with a woven resin fibre we call ‘all-weather wicker’ – it’s got very much the same look as natural rattan, but it’s happy being left outside and will make your life much easier (as well as having a longer lifespan).
The seat cushion
All our garden furniture cushions are made from natural-coloured, weather-resistant fabric, so you needn’t bring them inside if there’s a quick summer shower. They’re not completely weatherproof, though, so don’t leave them out all year long or in pouring rain. They’re filled with foam, which is soft but keeps its shape well, and the covers are removable, so they’re easy to clean.
How it feels
Toulston has angled backrest so you’re not completely upright – by far the most comfortable way to sit. The seat curves a little to hug your spine, and the foam cushion’s firm enough to be supportive.
Toulston’s legs are wrapped in resin fibre almost all the way down, with just the bottom of the aluminium frame exposed (where it’s most likely to get dirty). Each foot’s capped in plastic, so the chair moves around easily. The cushion’s held in place with small wooden toggles that hook into loops in the weave, so it won’t move around.
Where we see it
The square shape of Toulston works well with our rectangular Tuscany or Bordeaux tables for large gatherings, but you could just as easily have a pair either side of a round table in a small space.