Wrought iron furniture has a lengthy history, dating back to Roman times. In 17th Century Britain, William and Mary; lovers of French baroque style wrought iron, employed a skilled craftsman to create exquisite iron art on demand. The style then swiftly swept the nation, in gates, railings and then furniture. This love affair continued throughout the Victorian era to present day.There are many reasons wrought iron furniture has been used for centuries in the elegant gardens of high society Europeans. Here are 7 of them, demonstrating why ‘worked’ iron really is the only choice when it comes to fashionable, functional garden furniture:Fashion1. Classic, Elegant, TimelessWrought Iron Furniture is the epitome of classic, elegance. Conjuring up images of sophisticated al fresco parties, romantic candle-lit dining and luxuriously long lunches – your Wrought Iron Furniture will not disappoint. To make a statement that screams refinement and class, choose wrought iron.Just like in bygone days when furniture was bought to last lifetime, you need never worry that it will go out of style. A classic design will keep you in mode for decades to come; you’ll never need to replace it. Your wrought iron furniture can be graceful, subtle with intricate curling work and or bold, striking with a more contemporary twist.2. UniqueIron designs are not manufactured, they are created. Metal can be sculpted to form the most unique patterns and designs. You could even have something custom made. An additional benefit is that it’s available in colours too. Stay smart with black, choose cream for a shabby chic look or white for a pure grace. Different finishes are normally available too, such as patina for an antique look.3. VersatileWrought iron furniture is available to suit modern decor as well as an antique décor. Do not rule it out as you think it’s too Victorian. It is available in very modern, striking designs these days, not just the old-fashioned, traditional twists and curls.It is so versatile it will fit into any existing décor or landscaping, especially if you go for black or grey. This makes it a great choice to go indoors too – in conservatories and summer houses. It will lend itself to whatever the existing décor dictates. If you include cushions that tie in with the décor, it will look as if it was designed just for that space.4. ExtendableWrought iron can be the basis for an entire garden theme. There are many beautiful wrought iron accessories out there that will complement your furniture; plant stands, light fittings, wall art, pergolas. As the material is so versatile, these are available in many intricate designs. This theme can work well with many landscaping styles; rustic Old-Tuscany, minimalist, edgy or even Oriental.Function5. Durable & Weather ResistantWrought iron furniture is almost indestructible. The hardest wearing and most weather resistant garden furniture you can buy. It is tough and sturdy, you need not worry about it bowing or breaking. Powder coated wrought iron will withstand anything; it is chip and scratch resistant and will not rust or corrode over time.Wrought iron surpasses every other material in this category. A wooden patio set will quickly decline when exposed to the weather for a few seasons. No matter what your climate or conditions, come rain or shine, the beauty of your wrought iron furniture will remain intact. This makes it the perfect choice for those who live in areas with harsher environmental conditions.6. Low MaintenanceWash when necessary with soapy water and rinse, no sanding down, applying oils or stains for protection. Choosing this material will save you time and money.7. HeavyWhen it comes to patio furniture – the heavier it is – the better. There is nothing more infuriating than your furniture being blown over in wind and storms. With iron, you can sit back and relax, knowing your furniture will stay put.So, there you have it – that’s why wrought iron wins. It is so worth making the investment in timeless, quality garden furniture that will last. Wrought iron furniture is the ideal choice, superior in fashion and function to any other material.