Outdoor club chairs are comfortable outdoor seating that imitate the 19th-century club chairs. Furnish your patio with a set of beautiful club chairs and your outdoor living area instantly turns from just functional to classy.
What's the history of the Club Chair?
Club chairs originated in England and France. Suitable for a single gentleman to sit comfortably, they were often found in gentlemen’s clubs during the 19th century. Originally, they were upholstered with lambskin. The square, supportive design became popular and soon the chairs were available with less expensive coverings.
From the Club to the Poolside
None of these original upholstery types would be suitable for outdoor club chairs. Philippe Starck, a designer from the 70s & 80s, developed the Bubble Club chair. These chairs were constructed of polyethylene molded into the familiar club chair style, and were accompanied by a molded sofa. Impervious to damp, they were the first outdoor club chairs.
Today’s Outdoor Club Chairs
You will find no shortage of outdoor club chair styles for your patio or garden. Access any catalog listing “outdoor club chairs” and you will find chairs that have the traditional arm and back styles created from a wide variety of modern materials. Weather-resistant outdoor fabric selections with UV resistance create added options for upholstery.
Not all club chairs are upholstered all over. In fact, the outdoor chairs frequently have a wicker, metal, wood or synthetic framework with seat and back cushions that can be removed. This keeps the cushions from getting wet with rain or dew, and allows sturdier materials, such as metal, to be left outside all year round.