Folding chairs are having a moment—but not thanks to their looks. As we start to gather (socially distanced, of course) with friends in parks and on sidewalks this summer, they’re an easy and functional accessory to grab and go. But despite their newfound popularity, it’s tough to find chic options online…so we did a little digging.
Whether you can handle a tall slingback armchair or want something smaller and lighter to tote around, five of our favorite retailers have you covered. Depending on what you want your warm-weather vibe to be, we found the seating for you.
If You Want to Surround Yourself With Color
Head to Anthropologie, where bright hues and splashy prints await. We’re still thinking about Clare V.’s collaboration with the brand, and her France-meets-California line is riddled with bold graphics; the Plage chair is a personal favorite.
If You’re Going Camping
Lateral Objects’s just-launched partnership with Kermit Chair Company reinvents a campsite classic, complete with aluminum and stainless steel hardware. Between the electric blue, citron yellow, and tomato red, primary colors have never looked cooler.
If You Want to Pretend You’re Spending the Season in Paris
Channel the bistro seating of your dream cafés with these woven chairs from Louis Drucker (whom you may remember from our Maison & Objet design show recap). They’ll make chatting outside your apartment stoop feel oh so chic; just add rosé.
If You’ve Been Spending Your Time Watercoloring
Elevate your artistic inspirations with Society6’s sling chairs: There are more than a thousand options, each one featuring a unique pattern based on artwork available for purchase on the site. From geometric lines to abstract shapes, the collection is ideal for anyone looking to highlight their creative side.
If You Want to Be Transported to the Hamptons
Take your pick of The Inside’s cabana-style outdoor seating, which includes designs from heritage brands (such as Scalamandré) and fresh faces (Christene Barberich, among others). We’re particularly drawn to the simple striped motifs, which feel like the quintessential coastal summer print.
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