1. Light, comfortable, casual. That's the vibe you get with wicker and rattan bar stools. These indoor/outdoor bar stools will beguile you with their tropical charm and natural beauty. Think summer BBQs and mojitos, or weekend afternoons spent on a shady patio with a gin and tonic, and a good book.
2. Wicker is derived from fast-growing tropical plants, which makes a wicker bar stool one of the most earth-friendly furniture choices you can make. Rattan is a climbing palm from tropical Asia with tough, solid stems. Because rattan stems aren't hollow like bamboo, a rattan bar stool is stronger and sturdier.
3. Wicker bar stools with an aluminum frame will cost you a little more than those with all-wicker construction, but the benefits are well worth it. The aluminum frame is rust-proof and extremely durable, yet the woven wicker exterior helps retain that carefree, "everybody in the pool" attitude.