Inspirations

10 Easy Pieces: Folding Camp-Style Chairs

Whatever happened to camp-style chairs with an appealing design? I remember packing for family camping trips with a pair of 60s-era camp chairs in tow–they were just as comfortable, functional, and durable as the modern plastic-coated options. No, they didn’t feature a removable headrest or multiple drink holders, but if you ask me, I’d rather spare those luxuries for a chair with quality design.

For those who share similar sentiments, here are 10 camp-style folding chairs–in canvas, wood, aluminum, and steel.

the shorter ny chair x 80, shown in gray, is among the style first produced in  9
Above: The shorter Ny Chair X 80, shown in Gray, is among the style first produced in 1980 by Takeshi Nii has a higher sitting and armrest height; $700 at Jinen.
the snowpeak low beach chair has natural wood armrests and a canvas seat; $16 10
Above: The Snowpeak Low Beach Chair has natural wood armrests and a canvas seat; $169.95 at Snowpeak.
the ultimate in outdoor elegance: the folding chair by mogens koch was designed 11
Above: The ultimate in outdoor elegance: the Folding Chair by Mogens Koch was designed in 1932 and is made of oil-treated beech and mahogany with brass fittings and a natural canvas cover. Available from dealers on 1st Dibs.
harken back to 1960s style, the schoolhouse folding outdoor chair lawn chair,  12
Above: Harken back to 1960s style, the Schoolhouse Folding Outdoor Chair Lawn Chair, shown in a Primary color weave, is $99 at Schoolhouse.
the zip dee folding chair is $190 at airstream supply company. 13
Above: The Zip Dee Folding Chair is $190 at Airstream Supply Company.

the snowpeak renewed take long bamboo chair features bamboo legs, aluminum supp 14
Above: The Snowpeak Renewed Take Long Bamboo Chair features bamboo legs, aluminum supports, and a canvas seat; $229.95 at Snowpeak.

the byer of maine pangean glider chair is $119.95 at amazon. 15
Above: The Byer of Maine Pangean Glider Chair is $119.95 at Amazon.

the børge mogensen designed deck folding dining chair hangs or stacks clea 16
Above: The Børge Mogensen-designed Deck Folding Dining Chair hangs or stacks cleanly when folded away. Designed in 1971, the chair is now produced through Carl Hansen & Søn; $445 at Design Within Reach.