A client and I just decided on a table and four chairs for one of her terraces. She wanted something a little out of the ordinary but still in keeping with the classicism of her house's covered porch. We bought sand color Lloyd Loom chairs and a round Moroccan table in pale gray Zellige.
I have a Moroccan Zellige table somewhat like it also, but after a number of chair styles, including the inevitable Luxembourg and what is called Soda Fountain chairs, it is now surrounded by light gray Bellini Plastic chairs which are comfortable, stackable and weatherproof (this post). Just what I need.

I do love the early 20th century woven chairs but they are very difficult to find in good condition nowadays.
They are especially charming around the wonderful metal "gueridon" so often found in antique fairs in France,
The Luxembourg folding chair has been replaced by a teak version, as its durability and all weather quality makes it a good choice when storage is tight. 
The newest type of seat material seen everywhere now consists in an aluminum "chassis" and a strong resin weave which comes in a variety of shades. This is the ultimate convenience: light, indestructible, very good looking and not so styled that it cannot fit almost any outdoor decorating scheme.

Another option when looking for chairs for an outdoor space be it a garden or a terrace, is the molded metal chairs originally designed for banks and even the American Army.

If you want to be very comfortable however, nothing beats a plump cushion both on the seat and in the back.
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au revoir.

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