11 retro metal lawn chairs that are still stylish in 2021
They're so cute.
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One scroll through Pinterest and Instagram will reveal that fashion isn’t the only thing currently inspired by retro trends—lawn furniture is, too. And as summer is approaching, people are looking for new ways to spice up their backyards, so why not combine the two with some retro metal lawn chairs that are perfect for vintage lovers? We searched high and low for 11 of the cutest ones available.
Whether you’re looking for a single chair, something that folds up, or a set that can be easily transferred from your porch to your backyard to the beach depending on the occasion, you’ll find it below. These vintage-inspired silhouettes that are sturdy, are very easy to move around, and will transport you back a couple of decades.
1. A fold-up lawn chair
This woven, fold-up lawn chair reminds us of summertime in the ‘90s. Despite its dated look, the chair is made with modern, UV- and rust-resistant materials, ensuring that it will last for plenty of outdoor lounge seshes ahead. Not into yellow? This chair is available in green, orange, and blue, as well.
2. A ‘60s-inspired outdoor dining chair
This powder-coated steel chair lives up to Article’s standards, offering an undeniably stylish silhouette at a fraction of the price of similar offerings compared to other retailers. While the ‘60s-inspired chair is made of steel, it’s surprisingly lightweight, so you’ll be able to easily carry it all over your lawn.
3. A glossy metal bouncer
This cute retro chair brings images of the ‘50s to mind. While it’s sold in seven stylish colors, it’s been a fan-favorite at Wayfair over the past years with more than 700 reviews and a 4.7-star rating, and it regularly sells out. But rest assured, the chairs are often restocked, so keeping your eye out is well worth your time if you like the glossy metal silhouette.
4. A set of curvaceous chairs
These curved outdoor dining chairs give us simultaneous ‘60s vibes and George Jetson glimpses. In that way, the metal chairs, which are designed to support up to 215 pounds each, are the perfect contemporary choice given they’re modern with a nod to the past. Plus, despite the mesh metal seats, reviewers still say they’re still comfortable even without cushions.
5. A set of tulip-inspired chairs
When you search for retro metal lawn chairs on Google, Gardener’s Supply Company is one of the first places to pop up with a downright adorable selection. These tulip-inspired chairs feature the same bounce as the Morrison chairs, but rather than a smooth back, they feature ridges that mimic the appearance of a blooming tulip. So pretty.
6. A set of retro metal rocking chairs
Here we have another set of chairs that have sold out more times than we can count at Wayfair. Rather than being fully grounded or offering a bounce, these retro metal chairs are full-on rockers—and we must admit, they’re cute as can be. The low, sloped chairs make sitting back and relaxing easier than ever and since they can hold up to 250 pounds, you can have faith that they’ll hold up through endless rocking.
7. A set of slated metal chairs
These green, coated-metal chairs look like something you’d find in the ‘80s or ‘90s but they make just as much sense for the present day. While suitable for the outdoors, these metal chairs are indoor/outdoor in nature, so you can style them inside your home once summer is over, too.
8. A slated retro rocking chair
We’re suckers for rockers—especially rockers with a retro aesthetic. This one is made of coated, weather-resistant metal, so no worries if it gets left out in the rain. Though, since it requires assembly, if you’re worried about it potentially falling apart, know that you can pay an additional $18.99 for a five-year protection plan from Wayfair.
9. A set of chairs with shell-shaped backs
While this is yet another Morrison chair set, it looks different from the ones that precede it. Rather than smooth or tulip-inspired backs, these chairs feature a shell-like exterior that makes them undeniably beachy. While some reviewers mention challenges in assembling these, they say it’s worth it for the vintage coastal vibes.
10. A steel and rope chair
This coated aluminum chair features a woven polypropylene rope seat and back that offers a sturdy but flexible seating situation. Available in four colors, the chair is sold in pairs, but the price listed is for one, which is a bit confusing if you don’t read the fine print. Nonetheless, it’s a great way to add some retro flair to your outdoor space.
11. A set of aluminum armchairs
While not as retro as the other options on the list, these aluminum armchairs give us '90s vibes thanks to their simple lattice design. They look like something you'd see in an episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Clueless, or Friends. And with that in mind, we say they're worthy of adding to a patio. The chairs themselves are made of powder-coated aluminum, so they're durable and will withstand the elements.
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