10 Folding Chairs to Look at and Sit On
Many people have reached out to us looking for solutions for making their own home an edited home. Often requested is a guide to folding chairs–chairs being a staple piece of furniture for most any home. With a little help from our friends over at Apartment Therapy, we’ve put together this list of 10 folding chairs, ranging from the super inexpensive to the super not-inexpensive.
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1. Terje Folding Chair from IKEA, $16.99
We’d be remiss to not include the big I. This is one of their several folding chair options. They’re not super sturdy, but boy are they inexpensive. We’ll leave it at that.
2. Mika Natural Wood Chair from World Market, $75 for 2
This chair has a nice look and works inside and out.
3. Cyclone Indoor/Outdoor Chair from Target, $123.89 for 2
If your aesthetic leans toward pop-art, this chair from Target might be your style. It works inside and out.
4. Muji Beech Folding Chair, $70
We really dig this chair. Simple, real-wood, good price.
5. Clarity Acrylic Folding Chair, $150 for 2
Like the Target chair, this one will appeal to a particular aesthetic. The translucency opens up visual space, but acrylic tends to scratch over time.
We quite like the look of these. They have a very light design, but the leather gives them a touch of luxury. Their legs don’t look super beefy, so might be best for the lither buyer.
7. Flux Chair, $199
We’ve been using a Flux chair for a while and they’re surprisingly comfortable. They work as a lounge or dining chair, but are too slack for an office chair. When unfolded, they lie completely flat. They’re available in several colors.
8. Resource Furniture Pocket Chair, $225-480
These high-quality, Italian-made folding chairs are 3/4″ deep when folded. Unlike a lot of folding chairs, they have a nice, substantial feel. Prices vary depending on finish.
9. Leaf by Folditure, $680-760
We’ll dispense of the alien jokes. In terms of raw functionality and portability, it’s tough to beat the Leaf. They hang in your closet and are built solid enough to withstand your heaviest friend. [Note: the Folditure site has stopped publishing these prices, so check with them to see current pricing.]
10. The April folding chair by Gae Aulenti, $1350
If your tastes lean toward mid-century modern, and your budget leans toward hedge fund manager after a bonus, this chair is probably for you. Solid construction, classic looks, big price tag.