The Yates sofa, part of Taylor King’s expanded wicker offerings, is a modified, casual shelter design.
TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. – After gradually adding wicker elements to its line, high-end upholstery manufacturer Taylor King has now formed a program for indoor wicker furniture.
With a refined, relaxed feel, Taylor King’s wicker seating is designed to bring a fresh, modern feeling to any living space. While the roots of furnishings made with woven materials trace back to ancient times, today’s wicker is anything but old-fashioned. Wicker seating can convey both a modern and vintage flair, depending on the weave pattern, fabric and finish, and that eclectic nature makes it the perfect accent for most any interior, from airy sunrooms to more formal settings.
Created from natural materials such as rattan, cane, rope and leather, Taylor King’s wicker pieces can accept any of the company’s 50-plus wood finishes.
Examples from the expanded wicker line include:
- The Porter chair, a fresh spin on traditional club chairs with curved cane frame and exposed back detail. A sumptuous loose back pillow and kidney accent add a casual touch.
- The island-vibe Marlowe chair with slender reeds of pencil rattan, and a sturdy rattan frame bound with leather. Available in any Taylor King finish, with a large assortment of fabric choices.
- The Noble settee has crisp straight lines of vintage Tuxedo styling, updated with an intricate, diamond-patterned wicker treatment, and modern neck-roll pillows.
- The rope-back Ray chair is available in any Taylor King finish, and also offers a choice of fabric or leather on the tailored seat.
- The Farrell chair combines graceful rattan framing, a diamond-woven wicker pattern and eye-catching leather bindings.
- The island-inspired Clark swivel chair with inset panels of basket-woven wicker has a hidden swivel mechanism and is available in fabric or leather along with an assortment of wood finishes.
- The casual, modified shelter-style Yates sofa has a hardwood frame and a continuous panel of split cane weave that sweeps seamlessly from side to side. Resting low to the ground with sculpted legs, Yates features two deep seat cushions flanked by four comfy accent pillows.
I’m Powell Slaughter, senior editor at Furniture/Today. I returned to the publication in January 2015 after nine years of writing about furniture retail strategies and best practices at a monthly magazine focusing on home furnishings retail operations. Prior to that, I spent 10 years with F/T covering wood furniture, the last five of those as case goods editor. Upon my return to F/T, I developed coverage of the logistical and service aspects of the furniture industry as well as following the occasional, home office and home entertainment categories. In April 2018 I took over the upholstery category, with responsibility for coverage of the fabric and leather stationary and motion upholstery, recliners and massage chair categories.