Army green and gunmetal gray no more… folding chairs have given themselves a makeover and taking the design world by storm, showing off their new colors, shapes and functions. We think of pulling out the cobwebbed folding chairs from the basement for Thanksgiving or Christmas but designers are now understanding that these functional items can really make a statement. We’re finding them in place of dining or kitchen chairs to bring a fresh hip appeal to a space. They’re seen in offices and board rooms instead of the cafeterias.
Why? Because we’ve broken into a rule bending, it makes more sense, fresh and alive, it’s affordable and with a little creativity I can make it look marvelous era of design. The days of McMansions, overly sized and priced furniture and a muted palette of tans and taupes are over. These brightly colored, cut out patterned and alternative thinking chairs are everywhere from Target to showrooms of high-end designers like Jonathan Adler.