ISSUE 66  |  Cult of the Kitchen

10 Easy Pieces: Outdoor Folding Chairs

April 03, 2013 3:00 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

What I love about warm weather: guests show up at a moment's notice. Sometimes it's easier to feed them than to seat them, though, unless you have a secret stash of folding chairs—the weather-resistant kind that won't punish you for absentmindedly leaving them out after the party's over. Let us help you with that:

Above: A set of two Vintage Folding Chairs with metal frames and wooden seats is £150 from The Balcony Gardener.

Above: With a durable steel frame and backed-on weather-resistant powder coated finish, a silver Arc En Ciel Folding Chair weighs about 10 pounds and is currently on sale for $75.65 from Design Within Reach.

Above: Made of steel, Fermob's Latitude Folding Chair has a two-tone backrest made in customizable colors of weather-resistant fabric. Stocked in six colors including Linen/Savanna, a pair of chairs is $404 and is nonreturnable from Y Living.

Above: Constructed of powder coated steel, a Folding Bistro Chair from Fermob is the classic Paris chair and is available in 14 colors, including white, from Potted.

Above: A Pronto Folding Chair is $99.99 from Crate & Barrel.

Above: Made of teak, a sturdy Tropico Folding Dining Chair comes with a handle to make it easy to carry when folded; sold in sets of two, it's $395 per set from All Modern.

Above: A folding Brewery Chair with an oiled oak seat and neck rest is £165.00 from The Balcony Gardener.

Above: Made of solid acacia wood, an Applaro Folding Chair is 17 3/4 inches wide by 22 7/8 inches deep by 34 1/4 inches wide. The manufacturer recommends storing it in a dry, cool place to protect the finish; $35 from Ikea.

Above: With a galvanized steel frame and a seat and backrest made of ash wood, a folding Bayern Chair is 94.12€ from Elefant.

Above: Constructed of hardwood, a Spontaneity Folding Chair is manufactured in Vietnam. Non-returnable, it is $99 from Jamali.

Looking for an outdoor café table? See 10 Easy Pieces: Outdoor Bistro Tables and Chairs.