The rattan bistro chair, longstanding staple of French cafés and sidewalks, is newly available all over: from boutique family businesses to Target and Home Depot. The seats come in an astonishing range of color combinations and shapes, including bar stools and benches. They’re traditionally made of natural fibers, but convincing facsimiles in aluminum and other more weatherproof materials now abound.
Here, 10 classic side chairs that have a summery, Gallic vibe—and stand ready to be put to use year-round, indoors and out. Bonus: they’re not only comfortable but light and stackable.
The company sells its designs wholesale and retail and has a New York-based branch, Gatti House USA, run by Annick de Lorme, whose brother oversees French operations. Standard-size chairs, as shown, retail at $995. Go to Style By Annick to view the catalog and inquire about purchasing.
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