Folding Chairs

For centuries, designers have devised ways to make foldable furniture, and the quality of today's chairs have certainly benefited. Commissioned in the earliest days for addressing the comforts of military leaders, they also evolved into ceremonial centerpieces, including thrones for kings. As time progressed along with the advantages of mobility, these space-saving pieces developed widespread use among royalty and commoners alike. The benefits were also appreciated among larger gatherings as increased comfort began to garner precedence.

Throughout the Folding Chair Shop, you'll find a full range of styles that is among the most requested. Advanced technologies also assure these are quality products that will stand well for large-scale placement or residential enjoyment. They're available in the best materials, too, including wood, wrought iron and aluminum framing.

Utility seating includes standard metal frames with options for upholstered seats and backs or colorful plastic insets. These are ideal choices for auditoriums, conventions, school libraries, churches or other organizations. Affordability makes them a practical solution for quantity purchases, plus they're among the easiest to set up or transport. We have included dollies for stacking that increases their appeal.

More formal or elegant occasions require a different approach. When you're charged with planning weddings or other special affairs, it's important to provide a beautiful landscape of seats that will provide comfort. Wrought iron is an excellent choice as is wood, especially teak. For any outdoor dining or bistro location, armchairs and side chairs will keep guests happily seated.

Casual and fun folding chairs are simply a delight to own. Individuals and families can always find a need for these. Extra guests will never be left lacking with any of the great designs featured here. We offer loungers for poolside in several styles. Our ergonomic models are among the most flexible as they'll let you sit upright or recline with breathable mesh that conforms to and supports your body.

For grander entertaining, you'll find complete sets that make shopping even easier. In fact, you can find an array of matching furniture that will transform a plain deck into a great grouping. Create a conversation or dining grouping with all-foldable pieces and enjoy the beauty of bar height tables and stools, too.

In addition, director's chairs are also available in standard and spectator heights. Canvas insets and aluminum frames make them a lightweight favorite for heading to the beach or camping. With such amenities as popup trays and side storage pouches, they're simply must-haves for those lazy days in the sun and the sand.

Composite materials are an environmentally conscious choice and offer a bright alternative to outdoor seating. You'll find slatted designs with arms and adjustable backs. Steamer styles are just as enticing, but you can also select footrests that will pair with the uprights.

Folding chairs are an economical solution for different indoor and outdoor occasions such as performances, meetings, and conferences. They are ideal for gatherings in town halls, homes, churches, and even restaurants. Folding chairs are inexpensive, convenient, and easy to use and the backs and seats are designed to seat people of all sizes. They are stain resistant and waterproof; and are therefore not damaged by accidental spills or adverse weather conditions. Folding chairs are commonly made of plastic or steel. Deck chair, Glastonbury chair, lawn chair, and director's chair are included in the category of folding chairs.

Most folding chairs have same structural features. For durability, these are made with 18-gauge steel tubing frames and double-riveted. As it is a dependable and wise choice for any occasion and climate, some families take it for their camping trips. Organizations choose folding chairs to furnish their buildings, as benches or seats are expensive and take up space. Folding chairs come in different finishes and styles including wooden and cloth, steel, padded and unpadded, and decorative and functional. Certain companies also make customer specific folding chairs.

Standard, plastic, padded, reinforced, and desktop are some of the different types of folding chairs. Standard folding chairs are durable and economical. They are made of steel and are available in different colors. Plastic folding chairs have similar design as that of standard chairs and are made of polypropylene plastic. They are temperature neutral, more lightweight, and not strong as metal chairs. Padded types have vinyl-upholstered seats and are available in different colors. Reinforced form has an extra rear-leg brace for frequent use. Desktop folding chairs are ideal for limited spaces such as classrooms and small halls that conduct seminars. As it has foldable tablet arms, it is used as makeshift desks.

Folding chairs can be bought or rented from hardware stores and office supply stores. Before buying folding chairs, always check for stability and strength. Make sure they will match the tables and other furniture you already have and that they can provide bothsafety and comfort.

Baby chair recall over collapse risk

By Stephen Rogers


IKEA has been forced to recall a brand of baby’s high chair after it emerged they are at risk of collapsing while the child is in them.

The Swedish furniture giant said it wants customers who have a Leopard children’s high chair to stop using it immediately and bring the seat and frame back to the exchange and returns department at any IKEA store to receive a refund.

"Snap locks that secure the seat to the frame can break, making it possible for the seat to drop through the frame," a spokesman said.

"Children can suffer injury to the head and other parts of the body from falls. Detached snap locks pose a choking hazard to children."

IKEA said it had received 11 reports of broken snap locks, including one incident where the seat dropped through the frame leaving the child with bruised legs.

In a second incident a detached snap lock was found in a child’s mouth but was removed before the infant could choke on it.

Earlier this year, MacLaren announced that a million folding pushchairs in the US were being recalled after reports that 12 children lost their fingertips when they were caught in hinges. The company was criticised for not ordering a recall in Ireland where the products were on sale.

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Office Furniture Chairs

Desk Styles Today

Today the V-shaped or rectangular tabletop varieties seem to be most popular. On the desktops is plenty of space for a computer or laptop as well as elbow room and space for key task reports.

Since more and more tasks are now computer generated there is scarcely the need for a desk with quite a few drawers, shelves, or cabinets. Thus, many of the newest desk designs are most sufficient. This is one very important change you should be aware of right now.

Popular Desk Chairs

The desk chair is probably way more important than the desk itself. This is for one main reason: the fact that you spend so much time every single day at your desk.

The right chair can encourage you to use correct posture which can help prevent a host of health problems. Suggested desk chair models include the ribbed and smooth leather or faux leather styles.

These are similar to the standard black swivel ones you see people sitting in at virtually all offices today. The above-mentioned models are very popular, or you can select one produced from a mesh material. This is a variety that really conforms to a person's body shape.

Occasionally, people for some reason prefer a tougher shell, though. That is why maybe they may sit in an Organic Chair all day. However, this one is typically utilised as a reading chair and not for working behind a desk all day, as it is more constructed for break time than working.

No matter which chair you choose, make sure it helps you maintain the proper upright position. This may help you slow the onslaught of backaches, spin injury, arthritis, carpal tunnel and many other complications.

About the Accessories

This may be the toughest part of all. It can also be the most fun part of decorating as it helps you identify your workspace as yours. Your individuality will usually be demonstrated as you choose items such as abstract paintings, contemporary lamps, or framed photos to place throughout the room.

Make it a point that you pick out the most appropriate combination of accessories to emphasize your workspace. However, make sure you do not clutter up your desk, book shelves, and walking space with too many unnecessary trinkets.

Choosing the appropriate office furniture can help you immensely. To being with, it will aid you as you attempt to depict a more professional atmosphere in your place of business.

To Park Your Pilgrims

Published: November 16, 2009
WITH Thanksgiving fast approaching, many hosts face a perennial challenge: finding enough chairs so that a special someone isn’t relegated to the floor.
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PULL UP A CHAIR Palo Samko tries out a campaign folding chair at Ralph Pucci in Chelsea.

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Those who don’t have adequate seating typically resort to the humble folding chair, known for being wobbly, uncomfortable and an eyesore. When the big day is over, they stash it away in the basement or a closet until the next gathering.

But shouldn’t the seating be as carefully considered as the meal?

According to Palo Samko, 34, a woodworker born in Czechoslovakia and now based in Brooklyn, it’s not hard to find well-designed folding chairs at a variety of prices if you know where to look.

Mr. Samko’s own furniture and accessories are sturdy and playful. His dining tables, for instance, often have hidden drawers that hold miniature art pieces, like a menagerie of animals carved out of wood.

But while he is passionate about inventive design, he said he never places form above function. “You can design crazy things,” he said, but if the furniture doesn’t feel good, “you can’t really use the piece.”

To find folding chairs that are functional and stylish, Mr. Samko went shopping in Manhattan and online, stopping first at Ralph Pucci in Chelsea. There, he admired six steel-frame folding campaign chairs by Jim Zivic, with seats and backs of various materials, including tanned leather, suede and shearling.

“This is a really special piece,” he said, sitting on one made with white suede. It could be used every day, he added, “in a cabin or in a really nice apartment.” (He wasn’t surprised to learn that all six chairs on display had been sold to a woman on Central Park West who planned to use them as her regular dining chairs.)

Around the corner at Bed Bath & Beyond, he lowered his 160-pound frame into a nondescript $14.99 wood chair. “I think even a kid could open it,” he said, noting its light weight. But he preferred another chair he found there, with a metal frame and a microfiber seat, because he thought it seemed more durable.

At Design Within Reach in the Flatiron district, he tried out the Lina, a “comfy” Italian steel-framed piece with a “really soft” leather seat and back, which he thought would develop a nice patina over time. He was particularly impressed by how easily it opened and shut — and the way it collapsed to a mere 3 1/2 inches wide.

His favorite find, though, were the vintage blue French school chairs at ABC Carpet & Home. “These are beautiful,” he exclaimed, running his hands over the chipped paint. The seat backs were comfortable, too, Mr. Samko said, even though they were made of a single strip of curved steel.

Newer pieces can be purchased “almost any time you want,” he said, but when vintage chairs sell out, “that’s it.”

Outdoor Furniture Web Site Debuts New Blog and New Products

Founder of, Alan Reid, created an independent online business that specializes in high quality, well-made furniture. Here shoppers can browse through an assortment of chairs, tables, benches and much more - all perfect for outdoor socializing and relaxing. The Web site has recently added new products and an interactive blog.

Pfafftown, NC (PRWEB) November 1, 2009 -- As people in North America lavish in relaxation for the great outdoors, many are still choosing which kind of furniture would look best for their backyards, gardens or patios. While big box retailers do carry a small selection of outdoor furnishings, but they are often cookie cutter and lack the unique looks that one can find on a site like

"People are always looking for outdoor furniture," said Alan Reid. "In the South, a lot of time is spent outdoors and in the North, it's a very similar culture. I wanted to have a way for people to have furniture that matches their personality and backyards."

People are always looking for outdoor furniture Reid is an entrepreneur and the force behind Debuting back in January 2009, the Web site features some of the best made wood furniture on the market. The site also gives tips on the best techniques on care and staining the products.
"When I started the site, I didn't just want to have cedar patio furniture and folding lawn chairs that had a uniform look, so we have the hints on there that can help people create something a bit more dynamic and suited to their tastes," explained Reid.

Additionally, Reid has taken his helpful hints a step further and launched a new coordinating blog

"I look at it as a way to further communicate new ideas with people who want to have the perfect outdoor d├ęcor," he said.

Alongside the new blog, Reid has also added some new outdoor furniture on the Web store.

"People like to sit out and enjoy nature," he said. "In doing that, we should have the kind of selection that reflects peoples' diverse personalities."

About the Company:
Outdoor Furniture Shop Online and its Web site are owned and operated by Alan Reid.

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Presented by Gallery At Knotty Pine

At Gallery At Knotty Pine, Route 10 PO Box 96 , W. Swanzey, NH

787 Rt 10 W. Swanzey NH 03469 THURS, NOV 5th @ 6 PM We will be selling antique and custom furnishings and accessories from homes in Swanzey, Keene and Dublin, NH. FURNITURE: Fancy inlaid walnut dining table w/carved knees & legs w/4 dining chairs; custom mahogany glass-front wall cabinet; Chinese black lacquer cabinet w/matching mirror; marble-top brass table; custom wing chair; Vict walnut drop leaf table; mahogany gate leg table; sm. corner etagere; fancy Chippendale-style mirror; Chinese teak wood taboret w/soapstone insert; pr. of Regency-style mahogany end tables; oval inlaid Hepplewhite-style mahogany stand; long custom trestle table; inlaid chest & matching stand; wicker furniture; selection of beds (rope, tall post, etc.); Larkin folding table; Peel patio set; Windsor highchair; foot stools; selection of 19th Century & Victorian chairs & rockers; (6) fancy-back brass chairs.

ACCESSORIES: 19th & 20th C paintings & prints; sterling flatware & hollowware; Czechoslovakian canister set; majolica; selection of brass hardware; iron floor lamp w/mica shade; plaster figures; Nippon tea set; Royal Doulton; Arts & Crafts light fixtures; brass ware & fixtures; fireplace equipment; lamps & lanterns; table lamps including Rose Medallion & iron bridge lamps; brass & copper pails; estate books; baskets; cast iron cookware & doorstops; costume jewelry; mixed ephemera & advertising; pierced tin bed warmer; chestnut roaster; early lighting; bottles; kitchenware & country & primitive accessories; glassware & china; ivory figures and much, much more. 1

THURS, NOV 12th @ 6 PM MAIN EPHEMERA, ADVERTISING, TOYS & COLLECTIBLES Featuring the My Heroes Museum of Western Entertainment memorabilia, as well as a nice selection of 19th & 20th century ephemera, advertising, toys & collectibles. Sale to include 150 lots of early and mid 20th C Western cowboy & Indians toys; collectibles & memorabilia (Gene Autry, Lone Ranger, Hopalong Cassidy, etc) to include: signatures & signed photos; comic books; outfits; boots; hats & accessories; posters & lobby cards; toys & games; radio; films; letters & correspondences; checks & contracts; collectibles & desk accessories; musical instruments & much more. Sale also includes 200+ lots of 19th & 20th Century ephemera; advertising; toys & collectibles to include: nice selection of soap & washday advertising & other product advertising; estate books including selection of juveniles; 19th Century maps; holiday collectibles; toys & games (pressed steel & tin lithograph); photography (cased images, albumins, cabinets, CDVs & more), postcards & trade cards; scrap albums; selection of political items; product premiums & tins; periodicals & magazines; souvenirs; paper dolls; childrens puzzles & blocks; and much, much more. A well mixed and diverse sale. For full listing and photo gallery, look online at See full page ad in Antiques and The Arts Weekly Page137.

THURS, NOV 19th @ 6 PM MULTI-ESTATE ANTIQUE AUCTION We will be selling items from Wilmington, VT, Petersham, MA and Dummerston, VT, along with items from the Bennington Museum for a fine Thursday evening antique sale. FURNITURE: Early 19th century 2-door low cupboard w/paneled doors in old blue paint; walnut 1-drawer washstand; Queen Anne candlestand; Chippendale paneled secretary top; Gothic Hepplewhite-style mahogany parlor suite; early Jacobean-style carved cupboard w/2 drawers; Sheraton 4-drawer chest w/backsplash; 19th C 2-door cupboard top w/panel doors in old blue; nice Victorian oak round-top dining table; Mission oak 2-door glass-front china cabinet (w/label); Victorian oak princess dresser w/mirror; Victorian oak 5-drawer tall chest; set (6) oak Chippendale-style dining chairs; Danish-style walnut cabinet; selection of Victorian & country chairs & rockers.

ACCESSORIES: 2-part tabernacle mirror w/Classical reverse painting; cast iron La-Va-Bo basin; Oriental rugs; 19th C lighting; long-handled wooden fishing net; fireplace equipment; early copper lined bath tub w/dovetailed wooden case; 19th & 20th C paintings & prints; green painted wooden tool chest; wooden yoke in old red; pierced tin foot warmer w/hearts; Bennington-type pottery; small Liverpool jug He in Glory America in Fear (as is); lacy Sandwich glass; cast iron; lot of fish lures & wooden fish decoys; Bavarian china; costume jewelry; sterling & silver plate; Christmas items; estate books & ephemera; washday advertising; bottles; 19th C canvas wall maps; old tools; baskets; kitchenware; brass & wooden ware; pottery & china; stoneware; collection of motorcycle related toys (tin, plastic, die cast, etc) & much, much more.