Often seen in casual outdoor settings or hidden away in storage closets, folding chairs have somehow developed an unsophisticated rep. But we’re here to erase the stigma, because the extra seating can be downright chic. What’s more, they're stellar space savers for apartment dwellers, or anyone managing small square footage. Keep scrolling for inspiration that proves this versatile seating style deserves a permanent place in your home—and, of course, to shop the best chairs on the market right now.
Fermob Plein Air Folding Armchair ($874 for a set of 2)
Sir David Chipperfield for Alessi Piana Folding Chair ($250)
Giancarlo Piretti 1970s Folding Chrome Chairs ($1800 for a set of 2)
Ole Wanscher OW2000 Egyptian Chair ($1470)
Calligaris Skip Folding Dining Chair ($347 for a set of 2)
Morten Gøttler for Carl Hansen & Søn Cuba Lounge Chair ($775)
Fermob Verbena Bistro Metal Chairs ($216 for a set of 2)