ISSUE 6  |  The French Connection

10 Easy Pieces: Red Café Chairs

February 10, 2015 2:30 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

Make a romantic gesture in the garden. Here are 10 of our favorite red café chairs (suitable for use outdoors and in):

Above: A small, folding choice for a balcony, Ikea’s Malaro Chair has a steel frame and a solid acacia wood seat and back; $29 per chair.

Above: Fermob’s classic French bistro chair, a 19th century European design, is made of powder coated lacquered steel and has curved slats for comfort. A pair of French Bistro Folding Chairs in Poppy Red is $216 from Horne.

Above: Created in the 1930s by French metal worker Xavier Pauchard, galvanized steel Tolix chairs have been ubiquitous since. A low-back style, the Tolix a97 Armchair has a high-gloss Rouge varnish; $275 apiece from ABC Home.

Above: Heavily inspired by the design of the Tolix chair, a set of two metal Carlisle Dining Chairs have rubber tips to prevent scratches on the floor; they require assembly and a set is $99.99 from Target.

Above: The iconic original: a stackable Tolix Marais A Chair is available in red. For more information and prices, see Tolix.

Above: From Fermob, the Luxembourg Armchair is stackable and has an aluminum frame. A red Garden Seat With Aluminum Armrest is 249€ from Manufactum.

Above: A stackable Spark Side Chair by Knoll has a metal frame and rubber glides to protect floors and is $184 from All Modern.

Above: Evoking your grandmother’s backyard, vintage red Perforated Metal Folding Chair (from the 1940s) are $100 apiece from Rejuvenation (while quantities last).

Above: Suitable for use on a covered porch, a stackable red Suzy Dining Chair is made of metal and beechwood; £69 from John Lewis.

Above: A wooden stacking chair with a design that evokes a classroom chair, a Decode Hatcham Stacking Chair is £350 from Nest.

For more outdoor dining furniture, see: