ISSUE 28  |  Summer in Paris

Design Sleuth: Classic French Rattan Bistro Chairs

July 14, 2011 6:01 PM

BY Julie Carlson

An alternative to the current craze for metal Tolix chairs: the classic French rattan bistro chair. Here are a few sourcing ideas:

Above: A cafe table setting; photo via Heather Bullard.

Above L: The Brasserie Rattan Chair in natural rattan frame with polyethylene woven seat and back is $266 from the American Country Home Store. Above R: NYC-based TK Collections several different versions of the French bistro chair in dozens of colors and patterns; to the trade only.

Above: Currently on sale at Conran: the St. Remy Chair is $99.50 (down from $199) and is based on an original French design from the 1930s.