Foldable chairs are a handy addition to any home as you can set them out when some friends pop over and stash them away after use. If you have parties and gatherings in your house often, then you should definitely stockpile them. Moreover, they are a must have for spacious homes as one can move them around the house easily. Place them in the garden, lawn, yard, poolside or even indoors. They don’t take up a lot of storage space as their size shrinks after they are folded. So, when you go out hunting for one, make sure you pick a sturdy and comfortable piece. Designs with straight lines are quite common but there are also piece that have a neoteric make and most are available in neutral tones to go with different settings. Here’s a lowdown on what’s hot in the market right now.
1. Elegant white Hasta folding chair by Elisa Honkanen
Measuring about 60 and 62 cms on the sides of the seat, this chair stands 72 cms tall. The basic design employed is of a foldable tripod stool. While, the light textile cushioning on the top is inspired from a kid’s game called fortune teller that uses a folded sheet of paper. The piece crafted by a Paris based designer of Finnish origin will be showcased at the “making of” exhibition at Le lieu du design this year.
A very demure looking seat, this chair will totally melt into any backdrop, no matter where you rest it. The whitewashed finish will go with all types of settings - colorful as well as a neutral toned background.
2. Testudo folding chair
The stylish and chic piece will go with modern, industrial and other new age settings. The ultra flat seat with a curvy outline is so contemporary. The plastic molding on the seat and backrest is the same. It looks nice even when it is folded over as the back rest and the hinged seat rest exactly on top of each other.
Not only does the chair look neat, it is also affordable. It feels comfy when you sit in it. Moreover, the piece is very sturdy and will easily last for long years.
3. Mahogany Wood Folding Chairs
This dandy looking seat can be used in formal as well as informal settings. The hardwood frame and robust vinyl seat cushion will last for long years. The seat has straight lines and the back is slightly curved. The built is quite light and the cushion is replaceable.
This smart looking chair can be used by private homes and small businesses alike. It can be stashed in banquet halls, clubs, coffee shop and small restaurants.
4. Natural Wood Folding Chair
This foldable chair can be set in your garden or backyard for everyday use. Also, you can stash in the living area when you have invited people over. It will easily gel in any type of set up. Stack it on the loft or in the cabinet for storage.
The chair will be shipped to you in one piece so you won’t have to assemble it. Four chairs are included in a single package.
5. Wine Barrel Folding Chair
Crafted by a Northern California based company called Whit McLeod, this chair will make you nostalgic instantly. It takes you back to the time when people enjoyed a relaxing glass of wine on a steamer deck chair placed on top of a vintage cruise liner. The chair goes flat when folded as the slats piece into each other. So, carrying it around or storing it will be a cinch.
The chair is made from reclaimed and salvaged woods. The white oak used has been sourced from wine barrels of California wineries and so each piece bears its winery brand under the seat.
6. Idlewild Outdoor Wood Spontaneity Folding Armchair
The look of this portable chair is quite grand. The Kapur hardwood used to make it is tough and its built consists of tenon joinery and mortise. The piece made in Vietnam is finished with linseed oil. Even the hardware is resistant to rust.
Relaxing on this chair will be a great experience as it has a cozy reclining back and arms that extend along the sides. The seat has a width of 22 inches and the height is 38 inches.
7. Kartell Dolly folding chair
This chair by Antonio Citterio and Oliver Löw belongs to the Dolly series of designs. It has a height of 820 mm and width of 520mm and is made out of polypropylene.
Chairs with straight lines look so mundane. But this one with a twisty frame and black color is a refreshing change.
8. Bolero Courtyard Folding Chair
The lean frame of the chair has boards running across the width. It will look nice resting in a well manicured lawn. The teak oil treatment will make it last for years and even the frame has been covered with iron powder.
It fits in all the functions you look for in a folding chair. It is sturdy, easy to store and also looks great.
9. Vange’s Desile Folding Chair
This bamboo product will be loved by people who like new age designs. Even though it has a cutting edge look, its neutral shade lends the piece a sober appeal. The chair was created for the Belgian editor "Vange" by designer Christian Desile.
What’s unique?A clever mechanism allows you to peg the chair to a wall or any other vertical surface after folding it. The seat measures only 20mm in thickness once it is doubled up and so you can sling it from a hook effortlessly.
10. Philadelphia 76ers Folding Chair
The light chair weighing only 6 pounds has a tubular steel frame and a textile covering on the top. Its non skid foot pads are definitely a bonus.
Use this chair when you want to chill back with cool drinks and your friends. It is a smashing piece for lounging by the pool or in the garden.