Patio Furniture: 10 Favorite Rattan Armchairs for Outdoor Living

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A comfortable rattan chair on a patio, deck, or balcony has a lot of power to sway you. Give into it.

Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe understood the attraction of well-designed chair, “A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.”

Things to do in a rattan armchair: Put your feet up. Close your eyes. Feel the breeze on your face. Here are 10 of our favorite rattan armchairs—many designed to do double duty at an outdoor dining table—to get you started:

A Sunwashed Riviera Armchair available in four colors (including Natural as shown) is $358 at Serena & Lily.

Above: A Sunwashed Riviera Armchair available in four colors (including Natural as shown) is $358 at Serena & Lily.
A Broste Copenhagen Ulla Armchair made of natural rattan is €319.95 from Living and Company.

Above: A Broste Copenhagen Ulla Armchair made of natural rattan is €319.95 from Living and Company.
From Denmark-based Bloomingville, a set of two Hubsch Rattan Chairs in natural is €375 from Living and Company.

Above: From Denmark-based Bloomingville, a set of two Hubsch Rattan Chairs in natural is €375 from Living and Company.
A Brigitte Rattan Armchair is $195 from Kok Maison.

Above: A Brigitte Rattan Armchair is $195 from Kok Maison.
A taupe gray Piano Armchair is $425 from One Kings Lane.

Above: A taupe gray Piano Armchair is $425 from One Kings Lane.
A Venice Rattan Chair with a frame that was steamed and bent into shape by hand is $498 from Serena & Lily.

Above: A Venice Rattan Chair with a frame that was steamed and bent into shape by hand is $498 from Serena & Lily.
Handmade of natural fiber, a rattan Albacken Armchair is $79 from Ikea.

Above: Handmade of natural fiber, a rattan Albacken Armchair is $79 from Ikea.
A rattan Woven Malawi Chair is made with bamboo and has a solid blue gum tree wood frame; it is $399 from CB2.

Above: A rattan Woven Malawi Chair is made with bamboo and has a solid blue gum tree wood frame; it is $399 from CB2.
A stackable, woven Agen Armchair with a bamboo frame is $79 from Ikea.

Above: A stackable, woven Agen Armchair with a bamboo frame is $79 from Ikea.
Made of rattan, a Bagatelle Armchair “is a tribute to belle époque—the beautiful era—that took place in the last century, during which gardens, parks, and cafes are adorned by furniture in the same design language as these beautiful armchairs,” notes retailer Artilleriet. It is 2,550 SEK (about $275 US).

Above: Made of rattan, a Bagatelle Armchair “is a tribute to belle époque—the beautiful era—that took place in the last century, during which gardens, parks, and cafes are adorned by furniture in the same design language as these beautiful armchairs,” notes retailer Artilleriet. It is 2,550 SEK (about $275 US).

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