ISSUE 75  |  Travels with an Editor: Paris

10 Easy Pieces: Café-Style Outdoor Seating

June 05, 2013 9:30 AM

BY Alexa Hotz

Summer means outdoor entertaining, which means you’ll be needing chairs that can stand up to the elements. Here’s a roundup of our top 10 café-style chairs to fit the bill (they work equally well as indoor/outdoor options).

Above: Parisian Bistro Chair; set of two for $650 at Viva Terra. For more outdoor dining inspiration, see “An Otherwordly Outdoor Pavilion.

Above: Slatted Teak Chair; $248 from Terrain.

Above: Hay’s Hee Dining Chair is available in bright green (shown) and five other shades; $258 each from Finnish Design Shop.

Above: The silver Arc En Ciel Folding Chair is currently on sale for $75.65 from Design Within Reach.

Above: Made in France, the Louvre Side Chairs are $534 for a set of two from American Country Home Store.

Above: The powder-coated aluminum Luxembourg Side Chair in black is $326 from Amazon.

Above: Marais Dining Chairs made of varnished galvanized steel, vermilion, or lemon; $250 each at Design Within Reach.

Above: A Scandinavian cafe classic, the Swedish-made Grythyttan Chair 1 in oiled oak is £65 at the Balcony Gardener in the UK. The chair is also available through Orling & Wu in Vancouver.

Above: Fermob’s Classic French Bistro Folding Chair is available in Chili (shown) and eighteen different colors; $198 from Horne.

Above: Tarno French Cafe Chair in acacia and steel; $15 at Ikea.

Looking for inspiration to go with your café chair? See 1,943 images of Outdoor Dining in our Gallery of rooms and spaces.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on July 18, 2012.