People are always on the lookout for new materials to build their furniture with. Currently, wicker has gained a lot of popularity. Maybe people find it to be more of a natural material than wood for some reason, and that is why they place their wicker furniture right in front of their houses, in their patios.
Most times, humans do the work of weaving and forming the patterns of the wicker furniture, and machines are avoided. Due to this process, wicker furniture becomes extremely flexible. It can be modified into any desirable shape.
For that reason, it can move in the direction the pressure is applied, and that prevents it from breaking. Wicker is the only material that has life, wood, wrought iron, etc. will be as rigid as ever, but wicker will obey the shape of the people sitting on it, or the things kept on it.
Now, since we all know how susceptible wood is to climatic conditions, wicker becomes the best choice. It can be blended with other stronger materials (such as built on a metal frame, or given a glass table top), and made better-looking. Wicker really looks at home in the patio, it merges with the surroundings beautifully.