Design Warehouse ALL-WEATHER WICKER
Viro, the largest global producer of all-weather wicker for the medium to high-end market, weaves core green values into the fabric of the company’s business philosophy- a philosophy built on the foundation of a triple bottom line approach that includes environmental, social and fiscal responsibility.
Committed to collaboration with designers wanting to use greener materials, Viro is 100% HDPE (High Density Polyethylene), which means it is non-toxic and recyclable. It does not contain any plasticizer unlike PVC. Through intensive quality control Viro Fibre meets ISO 9001-2000 system standards.
Viro Fibre is also environmentally friendly- it is long-lasting and 100% recyclable. Its durability is evidenced by its weather resistance and, in particular, its highly tested ability to withstand UV rays.
No toxic chemicals are needed to maintain the product – it cleans easily with mild soap and water and is pest and fungus-free. Besides its commitment to the environment, Viro also contributes to Indonesia’s regional economy.
With Viro’s use of the latest extrusion technology, the company requires a highly trained labour force. Drawing from the local population and providing fair labour conditions and continuous training, Viro plays a role in building community and creating a cottage industry. This enhances Indonesia’s economy and reduces illegal logging and deforestation, which can accompany the production of natural rattan. Viro fibres are through-dyed giving colour saturation through the whole strand not just the surface like may other manufacturers ensuring years of natural colour with no fading or chipping of the dye after a few months of use.
OUTDOOR COLLECTIONS WEAVERS
The weavers hand-weave the fibre onto our aluminum frames. We are fortunate our weavers are from Indonesia, as they are known world-wide as being the best. As a company we have manufactured our teak in Indonesia for over 25 years, and are aware that the best, most experienced weavers come from Indonesia. This traditional process has been handed down from generation to generation. All of our products are hand-woven. Typically, a dining chair can take one to one and a half days to weave; a sofa can take up to three days to weave.
OUTDOOR COLLECTIONS DESIGN
The designs for Outdoor Collections are exclusive to us. Each piece is individual and unique. All of our styles are European designed.
We can be elegant, contemporary, traditional, sleek and architectural.