folding chairs

The unsung heroes of comfortable entertaining.

Very few people over the age of ten like to sit on the floor. When you need extra seating either around the dining table or in the living or family room, having some stylish folding chairs solves the problem. Folding chairs are easy to store in a closet or under a bed and so handy to have when you need them. The trick is finding ones that are attractive and comfortable, since your guests could be spending as much as a couple of hours in them.

This is a polypropylene chair reinforced with fiberglass designed by British architect Sir David Chipperfield.   It is 30” high x 18” wide x 19” deep. It folds flat and can be stored horizontally or hung on a hook. It comes in white, red, green, black and gray. It is on sale for $175 – $250.

This Bistro Chair is a traditional French park chair dating from the late 19th century. The seat is made of durable powder-coated steel and it comes in 23 colors. It can be used indoors or outdoors. A pair is $216.00.

This St. Germain folding chair is made from solid wood with fluted rails, a tightly woven cane seat and a bamboo-style back. It is easy to fold, move and store. Ballard Design has cushions for the seat($35.00). Chair is on sale for $87.20.

This Ballroom Folding Chair by Ballard Designs is made of hardwood, folds easily for storage and is easy to set up. The seat raises from the back. Ballard Designs sells a cushion for these chairs for $35 – $50. The chair comes in four colors – white, rubbed black, fruitwood and gold. They are on sale for $199.20 for a pair.

Bunny Williams has designed a pretty scalloped slipcover to fit over the ballroom folding chair. It is made from natural linen and has a deep foam seat insert. Monogramming is available. Slipcover is $99.00.

These Terai chairs are great looking. Each one comes with color and pattern options. They are 32”h x 16”w x 16”d. The chairs are covered with embroidered cotton upholstery. The frame and legs are made of Indian rosewood in a natural finish. $198 – $228.

The Terje folding chair from Ikea is 17.4”w x 20”d x 30.4”h. It is solid beech wood that has been stained. It also comes in black or white. It folds flat and can be hung on a hook by the hold in the seat. $19.99 each.

This Chippendale Pierced Back folding chair is the most formal folding dining chair I’ve seen. It is 18.25”w x 24”d x 36.75”h. The seat thickness is 2”. It comes in the brown finish shown, or white. It is $299 – $349.00 for a set of two.

I love this LexMod Telescoping chair in clear Lucite. It has a chrome frame and a durable acrylic seat and back. It folds for storage. It weighs 9 pounds and is 19”w x 30”h x 19”d. $80.06 for one chair.

Please let me know if you have folding chairs you love!

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