ISSUE 75  |  Travels with an Editor: Paris

10 Easy Pieces: Café-Style Outdoor Seating

June 05, 2013 3:00 PM

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 ten café-style chairs.

Above: An Ada Chair is made from hand-welded steel; $135 from Industry West.


Above: A Brewery Chair, made of lacquered oak and metal, is $380 CAD from Canadian shop Orling & Wu. 

 For more outdoor dining inspiration, see post An Otherwordly Outdoor Pavilion.


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 $89 from Design Within Reach.


Above: Made in France, the Louvre Side Chairs are $524 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 are available in Gunmetal Gray or White; $250 each at Design Within Reach.


Above: A Scandinavian cafe classic, the Swedish-made Grythyttan Chair 1 in oiled oak is £45 at the Balcony Gardener in the UK. 


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


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

Looking for a table to go with your café chairs? See 10 Easy Pieces: Outdoor Bistro Table and Chair Sets.

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