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.