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Dishy Dining Chairs for the Outdoors


We’ve round up the 12 best seats for backyard dinner parties.

Above left: Woven rattan is back this season, with many contemporary brands mixing the age-old technique with fiery colour choices. 504 by Casagrande Rattan, at Augustus Jones. Call for pricing.

Above right: High back, low arms, weather-resistant wicker, iron base: checkedy, check, check. This modern classic deserves a place at the head of the table. Spurwink, $450, at Stylegarage.

Above left: Ikebana – Japanese flower arranging – inspired this steel chair by designer Victor Vasilev. Arty and ivy-like, it’s also restaurant-grade sturdy. Ike by Desalto, at Suite 22 Interiors. Call for pricing.

Above right: Seeing double? No two offset backs give Philippe Nigro’s steel chair added dimension and the upholstered seat, a touch of luxe. Resille by Ligne Roset, at Kiosk. Call for pricing.

Above left: What’s better than a springy, stringy woven chair for alfresco dining? We love this tone-on-tone palette, calve-hugging nook, and easy-to-push-back frame. Harp by Roda, at Jardin de Ville. Call for pricing.

Above right: Hot child in the city! We love how Stephen Burks paired an orange frame with nearly-neon yellow polyethylene cords. Traveler Outdoor Bridge by Roche Bobois. Call for pricing.

Above left: This loopy design by Jaime Hayon is also quite smart. The curved seat is comfy and the cut-outs make it easy to scoop up and reposition. Mila by Magis, $910 for 2, at Design Within Reach.

Above right: Available in six colours, this resin chair is perforated for easy breezy comfort (and drying) and stackable – making it a simple solution for small spaces. Milano, at ARD Outdoor. Call for pricing.

Above left: While made of polypropylene, the honeycomb pan of this super-durable chair has a bit of give, making it a cushy perch for a multi-course meal. MS4 by Calligaris. Call for pricing.

Above right: It takes one to know one. Iconic designer Jasper Morrison reimagines the classic wooden bistro chair in rock-solid, two-tone polypropylene. All Plastic Chair by Vitra, at Studio B. Call for pricing.

Above left: An aluminum frame with synthetic webbing is expected but a purple-brown colourway? Armless and high-back versions are also available, as is a sharp orange-blue palette. Kente by Varaschin, at Selene. Call for pricing.

Above right: Tie one on in style with Sebastian Herkner’s ash chair with nautical rope back (in 6 colours) and padded seat (fabric, leather or vinyl). Unam 01 by Gervasoni, at Radform. Call for pricing.


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