Cafe Chairs

Bistro chairs are standard-height seating elements designed to accommodate café, bistro, restaurant, or other dining facility seating needs. Traditional bistro chairs have durable four-leg bases, mid-height or tall backrests, and armless frame styles.

Styles

Aluminum Café Chair: Aluminum café chairs are standard-height four-leg chairs, designed with aluminum frames and usually feature integrated armrests for added comfortable support. The aluminum metal is often anodized to protect from exposure to the elements and may be finished with paint to prevent signs of wear from normal use.

Bar Chair: A bar chair typically features a four-leg frame with seat positioned around 32”-high for comfortable access to taller bistro tables and bar counters. The seat design usually includes a seat and backrest with contoured shaping for comfort. Most bar chairs are armless for easier sitting and standing requiring less chair movement.

Barstool: A barstool is designed taller than a typical café chair or bistro chair, usually with an overall-height of 41” to 42”, depending on the design. Barstools usually feature reinforced four-leg frames and armless sides.

Black Sling Seat and Back Chair: The black sling seat and back chair is a versatile four-leg armchair with black fabric comprising the seat and backrest components. The fabric is durable and pulled taut for lasting comfortable support and the non-padded design allows increased airflow for cooler seating.

Big & Tall Bistro Seating: Big & Tall bistro seating refers to chairs and stools designed with larger features and reinforced frames to accommodate larger users with lasting comfort and reliable support. Big & Tall bistro seating elements typically offer a higher weight capacity, such as chairs and stools that can support up to 400-pounds.

Café Chair: A café chair is a standard-height seat with contemporary style that suits typical café and bistro locations. The café chair usually contains a contoured seat and back, without armrests, in a four-leg frame style. The café chair may accommodate stacking and may come with a choice of colors to customize the finished look, depending on the furniture collection.

Café Chair with Arms: Café chair with arms describes a seating product with a comfortable seat and backrest, supported by a four-leg frame with integrated armrests to enhance comfortable use. The seat and backrest components may be cushioned and upholstered, with choice of upholstery colors depending on the chair collection, and a coordinating armless café chair is usually available as well.

Café-Height Chair: A café-height chair can refer to a standard-height chair suitable for use in café, restaurant, and bistro settings. Café-height typically does not refer to stools, such as barstools or bistro-height chairs, but select chair collections may use “café-height” to refer to taller seating elements. Each product lists the overall measurements in their respective specifications for convenient shopping support.

Café-Height Chair with Arms: A café-height chair with arms generally features a frame with seat positioned between 30” and 32” above the floor, for comfortable use with most café tables. The sides of the seat feature integrated armrests, usually designed as extensions or connections of the overall frame.

Café Height Plastic Stool: Café height plastic stools often refer to taller seating elements with seat positioned above 30”-high, designed with a durable plastic backrest with coordinating or upholstered seat. The frame is usually made with a classic-style four-leg base and a reinforcing rung or U-brace to secure legs together.

Café-Height Stool: A café-height stool is usually designed with a taller four-leg frame, with the seat set between 30”- and 32”-high for a stool-like design. The frame often includes a backrest component but armrests are offered on select styles only.

Circular Base Chair: Circular base chairs in the bistro collection generally describe swivel and/or adjustable chairs with a post-style frame and a low-profile round base that stabilizes the chair for comfortable use. The round, circular base is designed wide for stability.

Fully Welded Café Stool: A fully welded café stool is a four-leg seating element with reinforced legs, and a steel or other metal composition that is assembled by the manufacturer and welded for permanent assembly. The backrest is typically designed with an open-style pattern featuring welded components, and the base usually features a reinforcing brace or rungs that connect the legs for added support.

Multi-Purpose Stacking Chair: A multi-purpose stacking chair is a versatile, four-legged chair design that suits virtually any location and seating need. The design typically includes a contoured seat and backrest, armless frame style, and durable finish on the seat and frame components.

Natural Sling Seat and Back Chair: The natural sling seat and back chair is a versatile café-style chair designed with a four-leg frame featuring built-in armrests for added support. The seat and backrest are made with taut sling fabric in a light natural color, designed to allow greater airflow for cooler seating and lasting comfortable use.

Swivel Chair: Swivel chair products are designed with a sturdy seat and backrest assembly set upon a stationary or mobile base that accommodates 360° rotation of the seat element for comfortable use in active environments. The swivel seat design allows users to sit and stand without significantly moving the chair as a whole.

Swivel Chair with Gas Lift: Swivel chair with gas lift describes a one-person seating element with connected seat and backrest, set on a post-style frame with a sturdy round base. Within the frame is an integrated pneumatic gas lift mechanism that adjusts the seat-height with the touch of a convenient under-seat lever. The seat component rotates 360° on the frame for easier access.

Teak and Aluminum Stackable Arm Chair: Teak and aluminum stackable arm chairs are bistro chairs made with aluminum frames, usually finished in a protective paint to preserve the metal and appearance. The chair frames include built-in armrests with matching teak wood armrest caps, and the seat and back components are designed with slats or pieces of teak wood. The natural teak color can be preserved with specialty wood care products or allowed to weather, becoming a warm gray wood-tone color over time.

Upholstered Café Chair: An upholstered café chair may refer to a chair with cushioned and upholstered seat or to a chair with upholstered seat and backrest. The cushion thickness varies between chair collections and styles, and the upholstery may be fabric or vinyl, with or without a choice of colors to customize the look.

Wicker Stackable Arm Chair: Wicker stackable arm chairs are four-leg chairs with built-in armrests featuring teak wood armrest caps and plastic wicker-style woven seat and backrest components for a durable, classic look. The aluminum frame surrounds the seat and backrest, and the frame is finished in paint finish to protect from exposure and frequent use.

Wood Café Chair: Wood café chair can refer to all-wood café seating products or café chairs with a wood seat and wood backrest but metal, aluminum, or steel frame. Many wood café chairs offer a choice of wood finish colors to customize the overall design.

Wood Café Barstool: A wood café barstool is designed with an all-wood frame or with metal frame, such as steel or aluminum, and wood seat and wood backrest components. The barstool size is often 10” or so taller than the coordinating café chair, and the wood components and/or frame are usually offered with a choice of wood finish colors.

4-Legged Chair: A 4-legged chair generally refers to a standard-height seating element with sturdy frame supported by four legs. The legs are often angled outward slightly to enhance stability and may include a connecting rung, U-brace, or other reinforcement.

Components

Built-In Footrest: A built-in footrest refers to a frame component that connects the legs of a four-leg stool or bistro chair, with a permanent or fixed position in most frame styles. The footrest supports feet and shoes during sitting and leaning, enhancing comfortable use of the seating element and reinforcing the frame for continued quality performance.

Casters: Casters are wheels placed at the base of select bistro chairs for a mobile seating design. Casters are typically made in a dual-wheel swiveling assembly for better weight distribution and maneuvering. Some chair collections offer a choice of casters as an optional accessory, while others include casters for optional use.

Chrome-Plated Frame: Chrome-plated frames are generally steel bistro chair frames that have been finished for a shiny mirror-like appearance. Chrome plating is a protective finishing process that uses a thin layer of chromium metal applied to the surface of the frame. The chrome plating protects the metal frame from corrosion and other damage associated with normal exposure and use. Chrome plated frames are easy to clean.

Circular Base: Circular base refers to a steel tube base design on select bistro chairs with a ring-like configuration, for the bottom of the chair frame, which extends upward at an angle to support the chair seat or shell. The circular base is different from a typical round base design, which is usually made with a solid round base and centered post support.

Contoured Black Plastic Arms: Contoured black plastic arms are the armrests on select bistro chairs, designed in black plastic and shaped to slope or angle downward, from the backrest to the front of the seat, for more natural resting support.

Non-Marring Floor Glides: Non-marring floor glides are composed of nylon, polyurethane, plastic, or other floor-safe material, custom-made to fit the ends of the bistro chair legs in a given collection and designed to protect floors from damage, scratches, scuffs, and other marks associated with typical chair use.

Non-Marring Polyurethane Glides: Non-marring polyurethane glides are enhanced frame elements found on select four-leg bistro chair styles. The glides are attached at the base of each chair leg and provide cushioned support for safe use of the chair on a variety of surfaces. The non-marring polyurethane glides protect floors from scuffs, scratches, and other damaged caused by movement of the chairs or frequent use.

Optional Basic Seat Cushion: An optional basic seat cushion is an accessory designed for use with the designated chair collection. The basic seat cushion is custom-made to fit select bistro chairs, providing a 1½”-thick padded seat platform for enhanced sitting comfort. The cushion is covered with a washable polyester cover, designed with a zipper for easy removable to wash. The back of the basic seat cushion will contain straps or ties for attaching to the backrest of the intended chair.

Optional Chair Cap Shoes: Optional chair cap shoes are custom-made accessories for select bistro chair collections. The optional chair cap shoes attach to the bottom of the four-leg frame, with the set including one chair cap shoe for each of the four legs. The chair cap shoes enhance stability in different environments, much like how snowshoes disperse weight to prevent sinking, the chair cap shoes support the chairs on grass or sand for safer setup and use. For stacking chairs that offer optional chair cap shoes, the shoes will not interfere with stacking capabilities.

Optional Vinyl Pad for Seat: An optional vinyl pad for seat refers to a cushioned bistro chair accessory designed for select chair collections. The 1½”-thick cushion is covered in soft, leather-style vinyl on the top with a rigid base designed for specific bistro chairs. The rigid base is composed of resin and the seat pad attaches to the bistro chair with hook & loop “bullets” to secure in place but accommodate easy removal as needed.

Protective Nylon Floor Glides: Protective nylon floor glides are designed to fit the legs of a bistro chair collection, providing cushioned support for chair use on different floor surfaces. The protective glides reduce risk of damage to flooring from movement and use of the chairs.

Round Base: Round base usually describes the very bottom of a chair frame, designed with a circular shape and low profile to offer enhanced stability with a post-like chair support for the frame. The design usually includes a swivel seat, allowing the chair to rotate 360° on the base, and may include an adjustable height mechanism such as a gas lift or pneumatic lift for easy seat adjustments.

Steel Base: Steel base refers to a variety of bistro chair designs with steel frame either comprising a base or overall chair frame, depending on the product line. A steel base may be a post-style support frame with circular base for stability, or a four-leg chair with integrated backrest. Most steel frames or steel base chairs are finished with durable paint finish or chrome for lasting appearance.

Teak Arm Caps: Teak arm caps are custom-sized Teak wood pieces attached to the tops of the armrests of select bistro chairs for a decorative armrest that provides comfortable support and enhances the overall chair style. To retain the original color, Teak wood must be maintained with specialty wood care products or the wood will weather to a warm gray wood tone.

Tekwood Arm Caps: Tekwood arm caps are wood-style armrest caps that are made of a polystyrene-based wood alternative, presenting the appearance of natural wood in a durable, indoor/outdoor design. Tekwood arm caps come in a choice of two weathered wood tone colors and require no special care products to maintain.

Wooden Waterfall Seat: A wooden waterfall seat is a wood seat designed with a rounded front seat-edge that slopes downward slightly for a waterfall-style effect. The design of a waterfall seat reduces pressure on the backs of legs for improved circulation, comfort, and support with extended sitting. The seat surface is usually contoured for a natural fit and feel, and the wood is finished and protected by lacquer or other topcoat to ensure lasting quality.

4-Leg Frame: A 4-leg frame can refer to a number of bistro chairs with the chair-frame designed in a four-leg style, featuring straight or angled legs to offer a supportive base. The four legs may be connected by rungs or a footring for added support, on two sides, three sides, or on all four sides depending on the frame design.

Construction Materials

Anodized Aluminum: Anodized aluminum is aluminum metal that has been treated with an electrochemical process to thicken the outer surface for resistance against corrosion and other damage associated with frequent use and exposure. Anodized aluminum is available in different colors or with decorative finishes, although many bistro chairs with anodized aluminum frames have a standard aluminum-colored frame finish.

Black Mesh Back with Lumbar Support: Black mesh back with lumbar support describes bistro chairs with a curved backrest frame. The backrest supports a black mesh fabric that provides comfort-enhancing airflow and increased contact with the lower spine due to the curved shaping.

Black Polyurethane Weave Seat and Back: Black polyurethane weave seat and back refer to the seat and backrest of select bistro chair products made from polyurethane with a wicker-style pattern that provides the look of wicker furniture in an easy-clean, low-maintenance, long-lasting chair product. The polyurethane weave design provides some flexibility while retaining shape and support for lasting quality use. Thee black polyurethane weave seat and back chairs are stackable.

Breathable Mesh Backrest Design: Breathable mesh backrest design indicates the backrest of the bistro chair or stool has a frame-like arrangement with mesh filling the backrest and pulled taut for support. The mesh backrest allows airflow for improved comfort, and the taut design fits the natural shape of the user’s back for improved support.

Built-In Lumbar Support: Built-in lumbar support refers to the ergonomic curved shapes of many bistro chair products, or the enhanced lower-back region of cushioned backrests on upholstered bistro chairs. The lumbar support provides better spine contact with the curved lower-back portion of the spine to improve comfort and use of the chair.

Catalytic Lacquer Finish: Catalytic lacquer finish is a clear protective topcoat applied in multiple steps; with a lacquer finish applied then a catalyst added to cure the lacquer to a hard, durable layer of protection. The catalyzed lacquer finish protects from regular use and exposure, reducing signs of wear and fading.

Contoured Vertical Slat Design: Contoured vertical slat design refers to a unique bistro chair frame style with a backrest featuring vertical slats that are curved for relaxed ergonomic support. The backrest is primarily an open-back design and the backrest frame surrounds the vertical slats on the sides and top.

Curved Wood Backrest: A curved wood backrest is a backrest component on select bistro chairs with a curved shape made by naturally bended and shaping the wood for a customized style. The wood backrest is finished and protected with topcoat or lacquer for a lasting appearance and use, and the curved shape provides comfortable back support.

Environmentally Friendly Powder-Coat Finish: Environmentally friendly powder-coat finish is a paint finish, usually applied to steel bistro chair frames. The powdered paint is applied and cured to create a durable, hard, protective finish that generally resists scratches and other damage associated with normal use.

Extra-Thick Curved Polypropylene Backrest: The extra-thick curved polypropylene backrest refers to the backrest of select bistro chairs and stools, made from durable black polypropylene plastic, in an extra-thick design that is curved for lasting support and comfortable use. The backrest may feature cutouts in a scattered or star pattern for enhanced style.

Fiberglass Coating: Fiberglass coating is a smooth, durable finish applied to the resin bistro chairs, offering a high-quality appearance and feel. The resin chairs are designed to be lightweight but exceed durability of traditional plastic chairs, and the colors last for continued use. The fiberglass finish helps protect from weather and the elements, including exposure to sunlight and UV rays.

Fire-Retardant Foam Cushion: Fire-retardant foam cushions are seat cushions that resist burning or igniting for a safer, more durable design. The foam is typically certified or verified within set industry standards to ensure fire-retardant properties.

Gray Poly Trim: Gray poly trim refers to the gray poly-plastic frame surrounding the mesh seat and back of select indoor/outdoor chair collections. The durable poly-plastic trim is molded to maintain shape and offer lasting durability, and the trim frames and supports the mesh seating for premium quality and appearance.

Hand-Rubbed Finish: Hand-rubbed finish refers to a wood stain application process, usually consisting of a multi-step application of wood stain for penetrating color. The wood stain is applied by hand and usually finished with a topcoat, lacquer, or varnish to protect from regular use.

Hardwood Seat: Hardwood seat describes the seat component of many bistro chairs, composed of solid hardwood that has been shaped or contoured for a natural fit. The wood seat is smoothed and finished, with a choice of colors offered for most bistro chair collections.

Lacquer Topcoat: Lacquer topcoat is a hard, durable, clear finish applied to many wood bistro chairs finished with wood stain or veneers. The lacquer protects from signs of wear and provides a smooth, long-lasting quality appearance.

Lotz Armor Edge: Lotz Armor Edge is an edge finishing process that is typically sprayed onto raw edges of core furniture panels, such as the seat of a bistro chair. The finish is applied under heat and pressure, and cures to a hard, protective finish that lasts. Lotz Armor Edge finishing resists chipping and other damage associated with normal use.

Mesh Chair Shell: Mesh chair shell generally refers to the indoor/outdoor chair design of select seating collections, featuring a poly-plastic trim surrounding weather-resistant mesh seating for a comfortable, waterproof, and long-lasting design that supports indoor or outdoor use. The mesh chair fabric comes in a choice of colors to coordinate with different locations and suit different preferences.

Padded Seat: Padded seat describes standard upholstered bistro chair seats, which are cushioned with foam or other padding and upholstered with fabric or vinyl. The chair collections vary in design options and color choices, and select styles feature padded backrests upholstered to match.

Perforated Backrest Design: A perforated backrest design is a bistro chair with backrest that features small, uniform cutouts, usually round in shape and arranged in a pattern for neat appearance. The perforated backrest design provides cooling airflow for improved extended chair use, and creates a unique appearance that complements the overall style.

Polyurethane Coating: Polyurethane coating is a protective topcoat applied over wood stain or veneer finished bistro chairs. The durable clear coating protects from wear and exposure typical of frequent use.

Reinforced Legs: Reinforced legs refer to bistro chairs with connecting elements that support the lower frame and reduce unwanted movement in the legs that can weaken the frame over time. Reinforcing elements may be an attached footring or rungs that connect two or more legs. Some chairs may have braces reinforcing the connection between the chair legs and the seat.

Resin Construction: Resin construction is a plastic alternative offered in select bistro chair collections. The resin is lightweight but extremely durable, offering an exceptional quality chair while maintaining affordability. The color selections accommodate different decorative needs and the smooth fiberglass coating protects the chair for lasting quality performance. Resin bistro chairs are protected from exposure to the elements, UV rays, and sunlight.

Slat-Style Cutouts: Slat-style cutouts refer to the horizontal cutouts found in the backrest of select bistro chairs. The cutouts are typically arranged in parallel sets of three or more, running across the backrest to produce a slat-style appearance but with a single backrest component.

Sling Fabric Seat and Back: Sling fabric seat and back refer to the fabric sling design of select bistro chairs, made with a taut fabric seat and backrest supported by the frame. The sling fabric comes in two colors for a versatile style that works with different locations and decorative needs.

Solid Hardwood Frame: Solid hardwood frame indicates the bistro chair has been constructed using solid wood, as opposed to wood material or wood products. A solid hardwood frame generally refers to a four-leg bistro chair with reinforced legs, wood seat, and wood backrest components. The seat and backrest may have added cushioning and upholstery, depending on the chair design.

Solid Wood Back: A solid wood back is a bistro chair with a backrest designed from a piece of wood, curved for a natural, comfortable fit and finished in a choice of colors to suit different needs. The seat is often also made of wood and offered in coordinating color choices, depending on the chair design.

Stain-Resistant Fabric Upholstery: Stain-resistant fabric upholstery is treated or coated fabric used to upholster the seat and/or backrest of some bistro chairs and stools. The fabric upholstery is placed over padding or seat cushions to enhance comfort, and the treated or coated fabric resists staining and is generally easy to clean for simple upkeep.

Star-Style Cutouts: Star-style cutouts are round or shaped cutouts that are often arranged in a scattered pattern and made in varying sizes alone the poly or other plastic backrest of select bistro chairs. The cutouts allow airflow for cooler seating and create a distinctive style to the overall chair design.

Steel Criss-Cross Slat Back: Steel criss-cross flat back describes an open-style bistro chair backrest design featuring steel strips that cross in the center of the open-back and connect to the corners of the backrest forming an X-style design. The criss-cross slat back design offers comfortable support and continued airflow for cooler seating comfort and an attractive contemporary style.

Steel Horizontal Slat Back: Steel horizontal slat back refers to a bistro chair frame composed of steel with steel strips forming the backrest in a horizontal striped layout. The steel slat-back components are connected to the sides of the backrest frame and form a horizontal striped pattern that offers cooling airflow and comfortable support.

Teak Option: Teak option indicates the bistro chair design features a variable component, such as armrest caps or seat and backrest slats, which are available in real Teak wood if desired. Teak wood is durable, but to retain the light color it must be maintained with specialty Teak wood care oils or products. If not maintained, the wood tone color weathers to a warm gray.

Teak Wood Care Products, Teak Wood Care Oil: Teak wood care products and Teak wood care oil are specialty products used to maintain the natural wood tone color of Teak wood bistro chair components. The use of these specialty products is optional, and foregoing their use will allow the wood to naturally weather to a warm gray wood tone instead.

Teflon-Coated Fabric: Teflon-coated fabric is fabric upholstery, used for the seat and/or backrest of select bistro chair styles, which has been treated to reduce staining and simplify cleaning for longer lasting appearance while accommodating frequent chair use.

Tekwood Seat and Back: Tekwood seat and back describes a wood-alternative design feature offered with select bistro chair collections. The seat and backrest are composed of slats, assembled in the frame with a small space between each piece for airflow and decorative effect. The design is available in Teak wood, with Tekwood as a non-wood alternative. Tekwood is made from polystyrene and comes in two weathered shades, requiring no specialty products or upkeep to maintain.

Triple-Curve Seat: A triple-curve seat is a bistro chair design with seat that has contoured shaping in three distinct locations for enhanced ergonomic support. The triple-curve seat typically features an inward or downward curve from the sides to the center, as well as a curve at the front of the seat that slopes slightly downward for a waterfall effect that reduces pressure on legs. The seat may also be curved around the perimeter or edges for a smoother feel and more compact size, and curved around the back of the seat to bring the backrest to a more natural position.

Vinyl Upholstery: Vinyl Upholstery is a durable, smooth, easy-clean upholstery option that is often available in black or a choice of colors. The vinyl can be wiped clean to maintain appearance and typically does not stretch so the vinyl upholstery helps maintain seat shape and cushioned support.

Weathered Teak: Weathered Teak is Teak wood that has been exposed to the elements and not maintained with specialty wood care products. The result is a warm gray tone to the wood, with the wood grain pattern still visible. Weathering does not diminish the quality or durability of the Teak wood; it is merely a cosmetic change.

Welded Backrest: A welded backrest is a metal, usually steel, backrest attachment that has been welded in place by the manufacturer for permanent assembled position and reliable support. The backrest is usually finished with paint or other durable finish and coating to protect from exposure and regular use.

Welded Footbar: A welded footbar refers to a reinforcing element found on the frames of select bistro chairs, usually connecting the front two legs. The footbar may extend around the sides of the frame and connect the back legs as well, depending on the frame design. The footbar is welded in place by the manufacturer for a permanent support feature that enhances comfortable sitting and work postures.

Welded Footring: A welded footring is a support feature found on select bistro chairs and stools, usually with taller height, connecting the legs of the frame and offering a comfortable resting place for feet and shoes while seated or leaning. The footring attachment is permanently welded in place for consistent quality performance.

Welded U-Brace: A welded U-brace is a three-sided frame element that joins the front two legs of a four-leg bistro chair, and extends along both sides to connect with the back legs. The brace has a U-style shape and may be angled to enhance support of the lower frame. The U-brace is welded by the manufacturer for lasting quality use.

Wicker-Style Seat and Backrest: Wicker-style seat and backrest refers to the seating collection made with polyurethane seat and backrest components, made to appear as if made in classic wicker furniture style but with a durable, easy to clean, black design. The woven style of the black polyurethane seat and backrest components wipe clean as needed and endure frequent use with long-lasting appearance.

Wood Horizontal Slat Back: A wood horizontal slat back is a backrest design made of wood using individual wood strips to form a slat-back pattern or a single piece of wood with horizontal cutouts to resemble a slat-back design. The wood is usually finished in a choice of colors, with coordinating wood seat components on many wood horizontal slat back chair products.

9-Ply Bent Wood Design: A 9-ply bent wood design describes a wooden bistro chair seat or chair shell, made of 9-layer plywood, and bent to form a contoured and curved shape for comfort. Plywood is made from real wood that has been sliced thin and layered with the wood grain patterns alternating to increase strength. The layers are pressed and bonded together forming a uniform panel used in furniture production. The chair is finished in a choice of wood tones and protected by lacquer for lasting appearance and durability.

Features

ANSI/BIFMA: Bistro chair collections listed as ANSI/BIFMA are verified within design, production, and/or safety standards set by the American National Standards Institute and the Business and Industrial Furniture Manufacturers Association.

Broken Carton Charge: A broken carton charge is an additional fee charged to buyers who opt to purchase an odd number of chairs from a collection that ships chairs in standard cartons of two. Purchasing an even number of chairs from the collection will avoid the added broken carton charge. Pricing is per chair.

Carton of 2: Bistro chairs that are sold in cartons of 2 are listed with individual pricing but shipped in a box containing two chairs. Purchasing a single chair or an odd number of chairs will result in an added fee for breaking the carton.

Fade-Resistant Design: Fade-resistant design describes a number of bistro chair components that resist fading from exposure and use. UV protective finishes, enhanced fabrics, and durable colored plastic components are among the fade-resistant features found throughout the bistro chair collections.

Green Features: Green features are a number of environmentally friendly design and production features among bistro chair collections. Typical green features include the use of eco-friendly finishes and recycled materials in the construction of the products.

Indoor/Outdoor Use: Indoor/outdoor use indicates the bistro chair or chair collection is designed for safe outdoor use, as well as convenient indoor use. Outdoor design features include UV protection, such as topcoat or finish that resist fading and UV damage, and weather-resistant features such as plastic and resin chair designs.

Rust-Resistant Design: Rust-resistant design describes a variety of bistro chair features that are composed of metal and protected from developing rust. Steel and aluminum are the most common metals used in bistro chair collections, with anodized aluminum, protective paint finishes, and other enhancements added to the metal to prevent moisture damage and rust.

Stacking Capacity: Stacking capacity indicates the maximum number of chairs in a given collection that can be safely stacked at one time. The stacking capacity is to be used for storage or transport, and if a customized chair dolly is part of the collection a different stacking capacity is usually specified for stacking chairs on the dolly versus the floor. Exceeding the specified stacking capacity can result in damage and increase risk of injury to users and passersbys, as well as void the warranty of the chairs.

UV-Resistant Design: UV-resistant design indicates the bistro chair, finish, upholstery, or other components are made to resist fading and other damage associated with exposure to UV rays or sunlight.

Water-Resistant Design: Water-resistant design refers to bistro chair seating and frame elements that resist damage when exposed to water and precipitation. Chair components made of plastic or resin are naturally water-resistant, while select chair seat and backrest elements, such as poly-framed mesh chair shells, are water-resistant in their fast-drying, non-padded, durable designs.

Weather-Resistant Design: Weather-resistant design indicates the bistro chair, upholstery, finish, or other chair components are made to endure exposure to the elements for safe outdoor use as desired. These chairs are often composed of polypropylene or resin or other water-resistant and weather-resistant materials, and made to endure exposure to moisture, sunlight, and other outdoor elements.

Weight Capacity: Weight capacity refers to the maximum amount of weight, evenly distributed, that a given bistro chair can support at one time. Exceeding the listed weight capacity can increase risk of damage to the chair or associated products, as well as increase risk of injury to users and others in the vicinity. Exceeding the weight capacity typically voids the warranty of the products.

Wood Keyhole Back: Wood keyhole back describes bistro chairs and stools with a wood backrest component featuring a round cutout, typically centered on the backrest. The wood may be finished in a variety of colors, and offered in a choice of colors to suit different preferences. The seat is typically designed to match and available in the same color options.

90% Recycled Materials, 90% Recycled Content: Bistro chair products that specify the use of 90% recycled materials or 90% recycled content are produced with recycled materials, such as recycled upholstery, paint or other finished, recycled plastics, or other recycled goods. Recycled materials can also be the use of leftover or re-purposed materials from other product lines. Products made with recycled materials are listed as having green features.