ISSUE 81  |  Weekend Getaway

10 Easy Pieces: Folding Deck Chairs

July 16, 2013 3:00 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

Nothing could be simpler–or more comfortable–than a folding wooden deck chair. They know this in the South of  France. They know this on the beach at Brighton. And we know this at my house, where we keep a pair of striped canvas chairs stashed away in the shed in anticipation of sunny July afternoons just like today. Here are ten of our favorite folding canvas deck chairs. See you on the sand:

Above: Striped deck chairs on the beach in Brighton. Photograph via Him and Her.

Above: A folding Beach Chair in Green and Coral Stripe has a beechwood grame and a cotton canvas cover. It is on sale for £31.50 from Garden Trading.

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Above: The Selsey Deckchair is made in England of woven cotton fabric for £65 each from Toast.


Above: For US loungers, a similar chair made of beechwood in southwest France folds flat. The Uni Kiwi Deck Chair; $150 at Quel Objet.

Above: A Saint Cyprien Deck Chair has a heavy weight cotton canvas sling; removable for easy washing. The beechwood chair made in the Catalan region of France is $169 from Bon Marche.


Above: A Waxed Canvas and White Ash Travel Chair has a wood frame treated with Danish Oil for a water-repellent finish; it is $98 from Kaufmann Mercantile.


Above: A handmade Huron Deck Chair with a chevron pattern polyester sling and frame made of North American white oak packs flat; made in Vancouver, it is $274.51 from Gallant & Jones via Etsy.

Above: A set of two French Deck Chairs With Canvas is $298 from Olive and Branch.


Above: A Wood Framed Folding Deck Chair is available in four color combinations including three stripe patterns and a solid Blue (Shown); $99.95 from Plow & Hearth.


Above: A Mysingo Beach Chair with a beechwood frame and washable fabric sling, available in assorted colors, is $24.99 from Ikea.


Above: A Vintage Deck Chair has a wooden frame and its original green-and-cream-striped fabric; it adjusts to three seating positions and is $265 from 86home via Etsy.

Above: For Australian beachcombers, the Canvas Deck Chair, made of elm wood in France, is available in nine different Sunbrella stripes for $195 AU from Otilly & Lewis.