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AFFORDABLE EXTRA
SEATING
by Georgina Callan

RIDDLE: what’s stackable or foldable and something you don’t think about until this time of year?
Spare chairs.  We don’t give them a thought until we’re ready to add more seats at the table and
then it is often something of a scavenger hunt to come up with chairs that look good with, or even
fit around, the table. We seek out slim line chairs that look compatible but somehow “go away”
visually and do not distract from the original table seating group. Or perhaps they add a punch
of color to the table scape in hot red or orange?

The good news is that many manufacturers have thought about this and are offering stacking
and/or folding chairs on sale.  The chairs need to be slim in profile, to fit in around the table,
comfortable and built to suit most bodies. But they need to look good when out on display
and not take up too much space when the festivities are over and the chairs are stowed in
garage or attic. Oh, and they need to be inexpensive.

The Rex Gray Chair at $70.00 is lightweight with a faux wicker seat made of plastic piping with
a polished aluminum frame. It will reside outdoors or indoors and stacks when not in use. Its café
style has a certain laid back attitude.
The Rex Gray Chair measures 20” wide, 23” deep by 28.5” high  cb2.com
If black and white is your look, there are many options.  At Dot & Bo there is a Half and
Half chair for $80.00 that is made of steel and solid beechwood. It measures 16.5 wide,
18” deep and 34” high, and will stack when not in use. The chair is available in black
or white.  
dotandbo.com
Dot & Bo also offers an Inverted Ghost Chair in black, white, red or
orange, for $99.00 and the chair will stack, up to 4 high.  It measures
34” high, 23” wide and 19” deep.
dotandbo.com
At Design Within Reach the Lisboa side chair is stackable, up to 10 high. It is
available in red, white or black and made of polypropylene fiberglass and
measures 19” wide by 20.5” deep by 32.25” high. The chair costs $120.00.  
dwr.com

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