Vivify your patio, porch, or poolside with vintage outdoor seating. At Chairish, our buyers have scouted the globe looking for vintage dealers and wholesalers with the chicest and most unique outdoor seating. Our edit includes not just your usual run-of-the-mill loungers, but pieces with playful silhouettes and unexpected details. From whimsical French wrought iron patio furniture to colorful Chinese drum stools to lattice-back poolside chairs, our collection of outdoor seating is expertly curated to speak to design lovers like you. Shop exceptional vintage outdoor chairs and loungers you won’t find anywhere else, as well as a specialized edit of newly-made patio furniture, hand-selected by our curators for its vintage grade appeal.
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What sorts of outdoor seating can you find here at Chairish? Discover outdoor seating in of-the-moment materials like wicker, as well as timeless materials like cast wrought iron. Browse furniture in regal styles like Chippendale, Victorian, and Hollywood Regency. Explore iconic designs like wrought iron peacock chairs, Francois Carre pinwheel chairs, and Victorian scrolling wrought iron garden benches. You can shop vintage designs from garden furniture gurus like Brown Jordan and Russell Woodard, while also perusing designs from the new class of outdoor designers, like Celerie Kemble for Lane Venture and Barclay Butera. Whether you crave a preppy Palm Beach chic look or a tumble-down French garden look, you’re sure to find outdoor seating to bring your vision to life at Chairish.
Outdoor Dining Chairs
It used to be that outdoor dining chairs were a relative afterthought. In the mid 20th century, when outdoor living first emerged as a trend, outdoor dining chairs were primarily constructed of iron or aluminum. Silhouettes were simple, consisting of standard straight-back designs as well as barrel chairs. These days, outdoor dining chairs possess enough style to rival their indoor counterparts. Look for dining chairs that mimic the look of bamboo or rattan, but are constructed of all-weather, UV resistant materials (a word to the wise: it’s usually some form of resin). Wovens are also gaining traction and often come in shocking hues that will energize any patio space. Last but not least, it’s hard to go wrong with French-inspired folding bistro chairs. Coming in a parade of rainbow colors, folding bistro chairs are almost always a fail-proof choice when decking out the great outdoors.
Outdoor Lounge Chairs
Need a place to tip back a tonic, soak up some sun, and get lost in some extracurricular reading material? A luxe outdoor lounger is likely your best bet. Outdoor lounge chairs come in a variety of styles. Though it’s worth calling out that many outdoor dining chairs will bear the name “lounge chair.” Most designers will encourage you to stray from the more upright silhouettes that are reminiscent of dining chairs and spring for the most commodious designs your outdoor space can accommodate. Up until several seasons ago, boxy lounge chairs crafted of all-weather wicker were all the rage, but these days it’s possible to find outdoor lounge chairs that look like they were co-opted directly from the living room. Look for outdoor lounge chairs with unexpected shapes that cradle the body to make all-day lounging even more comfortable. All-weather cording and rope threaded around aluminum frames can also offer a flexible tension that feels incredibly relaxing to the body.
Outdoor Chaise Lounges
Let’s be frank: few things in life top poolside lounging, so make sure you’re making the most of it with outdoor chaise lounges that truly put you in the lap of luxury. If you’re a fan of all the bells and whistles, consider a reclining chaise. A reclining chaise will give you the option to sit up straight or lie supine—a luxury any sunbather worth their salt will know how to fully appreciate. Since outdoor chaise lounges have movable parts, it’s worth investing some consideration into the material used for the frame. Powder-coated aluminum is a common choice for outdoor loungers, as is teak and other engineered, weather-resistant materials. If you find an old frame you love—might we recommend plugging the name “Brown Jordan” to your search bar—chances are that they can easily be revived with some new outdoor seating cushions. Sunbrella fabrics that are resistant to not only fading but staining, give you more reason than ever to splurge for that crisp white upholstery you'd never dream of doing indoors.
Have hedonistic fantasies of dropping a 10-seater sectional in your living room, but not the desire to turn your living room into an unabashed pleasure dome? We feel you. Thankfully, the great outdoors offers you the opportunity to go big with sofas without any of the guilt that accompanies such gargantuan pieces indoors. Look for comfy, cushy, enveloping silhouettes if you plan on hosting those affairs that evolve from casual canapes to fireside chats to kumbaya singalongs (depending on how heavily the rosé is flowing...) If you’re a bit more partial to a sleeker look, try hunting down Mid-Century-inspired outdoor sofas which generally provide a more boxy look. Modular sofas may also be of interest if you favor a modern look. As a bonus, they can easily be broken apart to create more intimate outdoor seating areas when entertaining.