Gone are the days when folding chairs were ‘plasticky’ eyesores used on the campsite only. These modern-chic, comfortable folding chairs are meant to be looked at as well as seated on.
Their innovative designs make them optimally suitable for large and small spaces such as apartments and offices. In recent years, luxury folding chairs let you easily add additonal seats or hide away surplus chairs when not in need.
1. Shift Folding Chair
There’s nothing softer than the feel of material that’s knitted, broken in by the wear of time to be lusciously plush and squishy. This versatile piece takes the concept of a knit material and uses 3D printing to cradle you in total comfort.
Able to fold up and out of the way when it’s not needed, the Shift Chair of furniture is as chic as it is innovative.
2. Honeycomb Chair
The honeycomb motifs on this folding chair not only look pretty, they also help to make the seat and back as light as possible. They come in a variety of transparent pastel colours, or matte white.
The Honeycomb Chairs fold flat when not in use and can even be hung from the wall to keep them out of the way, making them ideal to use as extra seating for parties or functions.
3. Fläpps Folding Chair
When laid flat, the Fläpps Folding Chair looks something like a cartoon drawing of window. With a quick snap of the wrist, the top ‘windowpane’ flips down to make a seat, and the bottom one slips out to form the back legs of the chair.
Stylishly designed and unobtrusive, the chair is less than an inch thick when folded and you can easily hide four in a cupboard for unexpected guests.
4. Casual Home Director’s Chair
Sitting in this chair will have you feeling like you’re about to make a #1 box office blockbuster. Casual Home’s Director Chair is made from solid wood for long-lasting use. Comfortable armrests grace the chair’s sides, while the fabric seat and backrest mold to support you where you need it most.
Use it as extra seating for your next outdoor party, or start to write your next big screenplay while you sit in its comfortable embrace.
5. COSCO Vinyl Folding Chairs
The COSCO Folding Chairs are ideal for extra seating. They have a sturdy steel frame and come in steel and vinyl, steel and fabric or all steel, available in the colors linen or black.
They are easy to clean and fold flat when not in use, making them ideal to use as extra seating for parties or functions.
6. Mity-Lite Flex One Folding Chair
It looks like any other folding chair, but the weatherproof Mity-Lite Flex One can support up to a thousand pounds of weight.
It has a tough steel frame covered with slightly stretchy polypropylene mesh which is designed to accommodate any body shape. Not only that, but they’re made in the USA with a 10 year warranty.
7. Palfrey Chair
The Palfrey Chair isn’t your typical folding chair, nor should it be. This bad boy has a unique folding style that’s all its own. Palfrey folds itself up sideways to a compact size as if it were merely a shadow.
It cuts a slim figure, but don’t be fooled – this chair can hold an impressive amount of weight for one that can flatten against a wall.
8. Hercules Chairs
You probably think of folding chairs as uncomfortable, wobbly bars of metal with a thin iron seat. Well, you’re not wrong, but brands like Hercules are looking out for you. Hercules Folding Chairs come in handy sets of 2, and they have the thickest cushions I’ve ever seen.
Imagine having these at your next party venue, or anywhere you need extra seating. Prepare to be showered with compliments from your guests because these chairs are COMFY.
9. Baxton Studio Chair
Does anyone else remember the fashion trend of clear plastic furniture? True, this was in a time before millenials, but this retro favorite is coming back – only this time it’s actually trendy.
The Baxton Studio Chair is made of solid acrylic for an ultra-clear seat that sits atop a reflective metal frame. Your next dinner party or celebration will leave your guests talking about their beautiful seating arrangements.
10. Linon Keira Padded Folding Chair
Convenience can often mean having to sacrifice on style, but not with this folding chair. Linon’s Keira Padded Folding Chair is both fashionable and functional. Its space-saving design folds up for storage and comes out strong when you need to use it for parties, dinner, or just extra seating.
Although lightweight, the Keira chair is very sturdy thanks to both front and rear supports, and the vinyl seat cushion is padded for comfort.
11. Stakmore Arts & Craft Folding Chair
Do you know what the best part of buying furniture is? Not having to assemble any of it. The Stakmore Arts and Craft Folding Chair comes completely assembled and ready to use.
Although it appears to be like any other comfy dining chair, it folds up for transportation and storage, giving you the convenience of a folding chair with the appearance of fashionable dining furniture.
12. COSCO wood Folding Chair Set
Upon first inspection, I couldn’t believe this was a folding chair! It looks just like a sophisticated dining chair that you’d find in a Better Homes & Gardens magazine, with delicately white-washed wood and a neutral grey color.
The comfy seat cushion will please any user, and this COSCO Wood Folding Chair Set folds up just like a standard metal folding chair to become slim, compact, and portable.
13. Office Star Folding Chair
It’s just a folding chair – what’s the big deal? The deal is not this chair’s appearance, but rather what it’s made out of. The Office Star Folding Chair is composed of durable resin that makes it suitable for both indoor and outdoor spaces.
The maximum weight of 200 pounds may not seem like much, but when you find out the chair itself weighs only a pound, it’s pretty impressive!
14. Profile Chair
Like a model on the runway, the Profile Chair only ever shows you its good side. This sleek designer chair is lightweight enough to carry around with you, yet durable enough for a long sit-down.
Not a single material in this chair’s make is wasted; only the good remains, creating a sustainable and raw design that’s sure to astonish anyone lucky enough to grace its broad, comfortable seat.
15. Adams Quik-Fold Chair
Adams’ Quik-Fold Chair is great for outdoor patio furniture, events, or extra seating in a pinch. Thanks to the durable resin material, rusting and rotting won’t be a problem, even if the material gets wet.
Park your chair around the lakeside campfire and enjoy the sunset without worrying about the wear and tear that normally comes with cheaper patio chairs. Available in white, sage and portobello.
16. Saxe foldable chair
Oh, the luxurious feel of leather! There’s nothing like it. That’s why the Saxe chair’s designers included the sought-after material in the item’s form as a chic and classic seat.
Solid oak will make you feel like you’ve spent a fortune on this premium piece, and maybe you have, but the long-lasting frame and comfortable seat are worth every last penny. Kick back and relax in one of the classiest folding chairs you’ll ever meet.
17. PHI VILLA Rattan Chairs
Folding chairs aren’t usually known for their durability outdoors, but these PHI VILLA Chairs are changing that. Their set of two rattan folding chairs has everything you need for long-lasting outdoor furniture.
Each chair guarantees up to five years of rust-free use; the paint is incredibly difficult to scratch, so you don’t have to worry too much about wear and tear.
18. Winsome Robin Folding Chairs
There’s such a beauty in natural furniture. Bare wood can sometimes make more of an impression than any stain or varnish, which is why this folding chair set is so charming.
Winsome’s Robin Folding Chair Set are made from solid wood in a natural finish. The chairs seat stands just under 18 inches from the floor, the standard height for dining chairs, making them perfect companions for the dinner table.
19. Folding Air-Chair
It’s blinding. It’s beautiful. What’s more, it’s from Jasper Morrison. Every shiny detail screams that the Air-Chair is the perfect folding chair for whatever venue you put it in, from a premier movie screening to the coziest cafe. Sitting on this chair, you can feel how sturdy and reliable it is.
The Air-Chair can be used for either indoor or outdoor activities, so you’re never limited as to what you can do with it.