10 Easy Pieces: Café-Style Outdoor Seating
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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 10 café-style chairs to fit the bill (they work equally well as indoor/outdoor options). Above: Parisian Bistro Chair ; set of two for $650 at Viva Terra. For more outdoor dining inspiration, see " An Otherwordly Outdoor Pavilion. " Above: Slatted Teak Chair ; $248 from Terrain. 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 currently on sale for $75.65 from Design Within Reach. Above: Made in France, the Louvre Side Chairs are $534 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, vermilion, or lemon; $250 each at Design Within Reach. Above: A Scandinavian cafe classic, the Swedish-made Grythyttan Chair 1 in oiled oak is £65 at the Balcony Gardener in the UK. The chair is also available through Orling & Wu in Vancouver. Above: Fermob's Classic French Bistro Folding Chair is available in Chili (shown) and eighteen different colors; $198 from Horne. Above: Tarno French Cafe Chair in acacia and steel; $15 at Ikea. Looking for inspiration to go with your café chair? See 1,943 images of Outdoor Dining in our Gallery of rooms and spaces. N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on July 18, 2012.