50 Modern Outdoor Chairs To Elevate Views of Your Patio & Garden
Outdoor seating has come a long way since the wooden bench. Whether you’re looking for chairs crafted in cane, made modern in ABS plastic or meshed in powder-coated iron, we’ve got a treat for you. Want to complement an industrial exterior? Try red metal chairs with detailed backs for size. Want to rock out in a bold turquoise hammock? Sit in the Mexican-inspired, circular Acapulco. About to host some Irish friends? Show them to their seats in clovers. Make your outdoor living space a place to be proud of, with our top 50 picks for outdoor chairs.
Acapulco Chair: Use the secrets of the Mayans in your outdoor chair design. Using traditional methods for weaving hammocks, these stylish chairs won’t rust on their powder-coated iron frames.
Acapulco Outdoor Rocker Chair: Want the ability to rock? These turquoise, plastic string weave finds have all the benefits of their predecessors, with a little sway added in.
Outdoor Rocker Chair With Cushion: For those after a more traditional rocking chair, this brown rattan creation ticks all the boxes. While away the time on its aluminium frame and two-cushion polyester.
Braided Papasan Chair: Want something minimalist, yet natural? This papasan chair on a metal frame adds a round of raw material to your outdoor view.
Kartell Masters-Style Outdoor Stackable Chair: Available in five colours, these polypropylene chairs are easy to clean and maintain. Recline in comfort on their detailed backs, or stack them up to stay out of the rain.
Bertoia Diamond-Style Outdoor Chair: After something a little different? Steel mesh backs and leatherette seats add a hint of the mod to your poolside setting.
Bertoia-Style Side Chair: Modify the style for outdoor dining. A straighter mesh back and removable leather seat mean it’s easy to eat lunch in the open.
Eames-Style Outdoor Wire Chair: Like the look of the Eames chair? These solid chrome chairs take Eames’ famed frame and add an on-or-off seat pad, a perfect twist for the outdoors.
Farmhouse Wire Lounge Chair: Inspired by Amish barns, designer Gaurav Nanda spot-welds these iron chairs to make them curvy. Choose from three colours for the base, three colours for the cushion.
Lucy Outdoor Galvanized Iron Chair: Another Gaurav Nanda design, this galvanised iron chair is pretty on your deck – and pretty on your floor, with its chair leg protectors. Move her inside or outside – or find cheaper replicas, if the price is too high.
Sculptural Outdoor Chair: Bring classic wicker and modern iron mesh together. Made in the US, these rust-inhibited seats were added to Cooper Hewitt’s permanent design collection in 1994. Get one for your outdoor pebbled area.
Outdoor Mesh Dining Chair: Also available as a bar or counter stool, these powder-coated steel finds add glitz to an outdoor patio. Get them in one of five different colours.
Colorful Outdoor Stacking Dining Chairs: Have a large party you’d like to seat outside? These stackable aluminium chairs are perfect afront the green arches of your next family wedding.
Industrial-Look Tolix-Style Chair For Outdoor Use: Make your barbecue dinners look ultra-modern. These metal sets of four offer non-marking feet, so you don’t have to scratch your patio’s stone.
Panton S-Style Outdoor Chair: You can’t go past the Panton S. A design classic stackable up to four chairs high, buy it in white, red, black or light blue in durable ABS plastic.
Clover Chair: Hosting the next St Patrick’s Day drinks? Seat your guests on chairs in clover. Made from monobloc polyethylene, these creative finds are easy to clean, easy to sit in and easy to maintain in the outside weather.
Art Deco-Style Outdoor Chair: Planning a romantic outdoor setting? Place this set of two chairs by famed designer Claudio Francesco Bellini beside a bottle of wine.
Affordable Outdoor Chair Set: On a tight budget? This set of four chairs, coloured in black, white or olive, present a most cost-efficient set whilst retaining a sense of style. Patterned with trees, their molded plastic, non-marking feet and steel legs will have guests thinking you’ve spent a fortune.
Sissi Chair: Inspired by traditional Viennese chairs, this white fantasy is made to grace your garden. Constructed with plastic and fibreglass, its interconnecting loops provide a fashion-conscious alternative to more standard seating options.
Outdoor Mesh Lounge Chair: Feel the need to relax? Do it in the outdoors, with this punched-pattern, powder-coated steel find – with the option of an ottoman.
Patio Swing Chair Without Stand: What sense of freedom comes from a swing! Dangling peacefully from a steel chain, its synthetic rattan and polyester cushioning make it the perfect place to read a book.
Ball-Shaped Swing Chair: Love the ball look instead? This synthetic rattan find hangs dreamily from your ceiling – or can sit more squarely, with an option on a stand.
Outdoor Garden Swing Chair With Stand: Don’t like the swaying feeling? Nestle into this poly-bamboo rattan basket, steadied for comfort upon an aluminium frame. Place it on your lawn to gaze up at the stars.
Knotted Hanging Chair: Macrame polyester yarn created this piece to be proud of. Hang it on your back patio or beside your front garden, for a peaceful place to watch the cats play from.
Outdoor Swivel Chair: Bring the office outdoors. The swivelling aluminium frame of this fabric-upholstered chair lets you feel the boss whilst you sit amongst the flowers.
Outdoor Dome Chair: Want to make a statement in your feature garden? This handcrafted, high-backed chair comes in stunning sunflower yellow.
Peacock Outdoor Lounge Chair: Loving these pieces from Gaurav Nanda? Find another, in this powder-coated iron find that mimics the peacock. Make it more comfortable with optional geometric cushions.
Butterfly Garden Chair: Peacocks not your thing? Reveal the butterfly’s beauty instead, with this metal wire creation adding drama to your garden.
Leaf-Shaped Outdoor Chair: Love the look of leaves? The contours of this powder-coated aluminium chair won’t rust or fade. Two complementary throw pillows make it a little bit cosier.
Outdoor Seating Poufs: Create a seating area with this ready-made scene. Two seating poufs and a slightly-raised table provide the perfect setting for after-work drinks.
Poolside Aluminium Frame Chair: Sunbathe in style. Made from material that’s 100% recyclable, its high-density foam cushions and two-year warranty make its comfort worry free. Ottoman not included.
Jibe Outdoor Lounge Chair with Cushions: Amp up the cushioning. These wide-set seats sit your tootsie on antimicrobial foam, keeping you comfortable whilst repelling winter mould.
Modern Outdoor Club Chair: Aluminium, resin wood and polyester sure look good. This outdoor chair would sit just as well beside a bookcase as beside your family garden.
Woven Outdoor Armchair: Made from woven wicker and rattan, this modern-looking armchair hides the ancient’s hammock-making secrets. Seat its iron frame outside for a better look at the flowers.
Minimalist Outdoor Wooden Chair: Keep your outdoor furniture classy. Constructed with grade AB teak, this squared-off design evokes quality, with its marine-grade stainless steel railings.
Contemporary Luxury Patio Chair With Cushions: Want to lie back a little further? Complete with three-year warranty, this longer teak seat bends the railings to your level of comfort.
Modern Luxury Outdoor Wicker Chair With Cushions: After a chair in cane? The graceful barrel of this long-lined seat is made of aluminium and natural seagrass wicker. Get its cushions in your choice of patterning.
Futuristic Looking Sculptural Outdoor Armchair: Remember the Jetson’s flying chairs? This Italian-made seat makes similar shapes in polyethylene. Get it for yourself in three different under-colours.
Sculptural Outdoor Chair: Buy a chair that looks like a shell. One single piece of polyethylene makes a statement perfect for the beach.
Minimalist Outdoor Seating: Think this chair is simply white and minimalist? Think again. With 16 colours and four colour-changing modes, this understated plastic round lights up the outdoors for up to eight hours. Use its remote control for your next party.
Contemporary Outdoor Chair With Wooden Slats & Stainless Steel Frame: Designing for a bachelor pad? The wooden slats and stainless steel legs of these wide-set seats call for a bottle of beer.
Modern High-Back Outdoor Chair: Merge modern metal and timeless wicker cane. These high-backed beauties are 100% recyclable.
Beautiful Two-Tone Outdoor Patio Chair: Don’t like the high back? Keep the last chair’s rust-proof aluminium, high-density foam and easy-to-clean frame, while lowering its height.
Modern 2-Piece Outdoor Wicker Chair: Worried white wicker might not stay clean? With a rust-proof finish and weatherproof glaze, it’ll be harder than you think to get it dirty.
Mid-Century Modern-Style Outdoor Chairs: Make your patio cool again. High-quality charcoal wicker could make a splash beside your pool. Cushions in water-resistant fabric are easier to keep dry.
Mid Century-Style Outdoor Foldable Lounge Chair: Need seating around the bonfire? These American-made chairs in yellow pine easily fold up to a chair, and then fold back down again. A teak oil finish protects their grains from humidity.
Nozib Sun Lounger: Need a lounger that stretches out to the sun? These designs are elongated using 88 pieces of teak.
Outdoor Folding Chaise Lounge Chair: Want a seat for your wife or husband, too? These acacia and eucalyptus loungers are easy on the eye and the budget. Simply fold them down the middle to move the conversation.
Two-Piece Wicker Cane Booth with Central Ottoman: Although technically not a chair, the simple luxury of this wicker cane day bed was too good to miss. Featuring a retractable canopy for extra shade, it’s easy to use as a full-sized lounger – or as extra seats for gossiping friends.
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