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Somerton Picnic Basket

For those times when a large wicker hamper would be too much – when you’re picnicking close to home, or just carrying crockery to the garden – we created this basket... Read more

A closer look at Somerton

For those times when a large wicker hamper would be too much – when you’re picnicking close to home, or just carrying crockery to the garden – we created this basket. Use it when you want something smaller and lighter but that still has plenty of space. It doubles as an attractive place to store picnic essentials when it’s not out and about too.


Somerton’s made from kubu – a type of natural rattan that’s strong, smooth and sustainable. It has a grey-brown colour that’s subtle and fits easily into any interior. Because it’s a natural material, this colour will vary within each piece, giving them even more texture.

In the making

It’s not always possible to make things by hand, but when it comes to basket-weaving, that’s really the only way to do it. It means that, even though our baskets are fairly uniform in shape and size, they do vary slightly, giving them much more character than if a machine made them.

Design is in the detail

The handle is woven in as a sturdy part of the structure, so you can pick the basket up without worrying. And so it sits neatly wherever you place it, with as few wobbles as possible, we’ve made the bottom as flat as we can.

In use

This picnic basket is just the right size for carrying all your crockery and cutlery. It has two smaller sections that’ll fit bottles, flasks or stacked tumblers, and one larger section for plates and bowls or a blanket. And its strong handle will fit nicely over the crook of your arm.

  • Width :49cm
  • Depth :29cm
  • Height :40cm
  • Weight:1.80kg

Just so you know

As durable as this basket is, it won’t be happy living outside.

Taking care of Somerton

Somerton couldn’t be easier to keep clean – all you need to do is wipe it down with a dry e-cloth if it gets dusty or spilt on. It’s not keen on water, so if it does get wet just make sure you dry it well. And if you’re keeping it in the bathroom, give it a chance to dry out.

When it comes to smaller items, we don't hang around.

With smaller designs we tend to use one of three couriers; the three that we think are the best. It means that we can get your order out to you sooner. You’ll receive an email from our delivery partner to confirm your delivery date within 24 hours of us dispatching the item (or items).

No-quibble returns

We believe that returns should be easy, that’s why we approach them with a ‘no quibble’ mindset. We offer a free returns service on accessories and all the details on what you need to do will be on your delivery note. Just make sure you keep hold of the packaging.

For our full returns policy, please click here.

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