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The Short List: 9 Wicker Chairs Perfect for Bringing the Outdoors In

Easy, breezy and always in style.

30 June, 2021
Digging through the market’s myriad options for that perfect something­—be it a big-ticket item or a small (but statement-making) detail—can be more than a bit overwhelming. That’s why we’ve done the hard work for you, scouring the globe for the best of the best: The Short List!
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Forget your grandmother’s rocker: No longer synonymous with porches and patios, the latest generation of wicker furniture looks equally at home in a formal parlor as in a sunbathed garden room.

  • Arbor Armchair

    Great from every angle, this chair nods to Victorian forms, but clean lines make it work in modern settings, too. Arbor Armchair, from $1,259,  janusetcie.com.

  • Bergère Rattan 1930 Chair

    Sculptural and solidly minimalist, this Jean-Michel Frank design is handmade in France. Bergère Rattan 1930 Chair, from $2,020, theinvisiblecollection.com.

  • Classic Armless Lounge

    Lounge in the living room, not just by the pool, in this perfectly slouchy slipper chair alternative. Classic Armless Lounge, $2,228, thewickerworks.com.

  • Chareau #6

    The surrealist-futuristic creations of unsung design hero Pierre Chareu inspired this supremely sculptural piece. Chareau #6, $2,219, munder-skiles.com.

  • Lakeside Arm Chair

    An elegant, spiraling base elevates this statuesque seat to dining-room-ready status. Lakeside Arm Chair, $623, selamatdesigns.com.

  • Montauk Arm Chair

    Straight out of Sister Parish’s handbook, this green-painted, traditional silhouette looks just right indoors. Montauk Arm Chair, $500, scoutandnimble.com.

  • Pari Rattan Chair

    This bohemian model uses rattan reeds to maximal effect. Check out those curves! Pari Rattan Chair, $128, anthropologie.com.

  • Crochet Carré Armchair

    Renzo Mongiardino’s sensuous Italian design plus sink-right-in tufting equals a textural treat. Crochet Carré Amchair, price upon request, bonacina1889.it.

  • Caroline Lounge Chair

    A sleek silhouette and an airy disposition make this clubby lounger anything but square. Caroline Lounge Chair, $1,090, sikadesignusa.com.


    This story originally appeared in the Summer 2021 issue of Frederic magazine. Click here to subscribe!