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HomeBlogThe Great Chiavari Chair Comparison - Which One is Right for You?

The Great Chiavari Chair Comparison – Which One is Right for You?

The name Chivari is synonymous with our signature Chiavari Chairs. However, despite the fact that all Chiavaris preserve the same classic look, we offer various takes on the iconic theme to meet your personal needs. Therefore, we created this handy guide to make it easier for you to decide exactly which Chiavari is right for you.

  1. Toughwood:
  • Weighs in at 9 pounds
  • Maximum capacity of 350 pounds
  • Price of $44.98-46.98
  • Available in 7 colors – Black, Gold, White, Silver, Espresso, Mahogany, and Fruitwood Brown
  • Material: Real wood, offering a classic charm.
  • Ideal for: Indoor event venues and fancier special occasions where the charm of real wood adds to the ambiance.
  • Consideration: Chivari’s Wood Chiavari Chairs are the epitome of timeless elegance, perfectly suited for upscale indoor events like weddings, galas, and corporate functions accented with refined style. The rich wood tones and classic design create an unmistakably sophisticated ambiance. While these chairs are ideal for indoor venues, they add charm to outdoor events as well. However, susceptibility to weathering and the elements necessitates extra maintenance and care to preserve the wood chairs’ beauty and prevent premature aging or damage.¬†
  1. Basic Resin:
  • Weighs in at 7 pounds
  • Maximum capacity of 350 pounds
  • Price of $31.98 – $34.98
  • Available in 4 colors – Black, Gold, White and Silver
  • Material: Resin, highly scratch-resistant and durable.
  • Ideal for: General facilities and events, such as family picnics, community centers, or conference venues.
  • Consideration: For event planners on a budget seeking versatile seating, Chivari’s Basic Resin Chiavari Chairs offer an affordable yet reliable solution. Their durability makes these chairs suitable for a wide range of both indoor and outdoor events and venues. While they may lack the upscale elegance desired for more formal occasions, basic resin chairs provide steady performance at an unbeatable price.

Think beer garden tables at Oktoberfest celebrations, outdoor music festival seating, family reunion barbecues, or school fundraiser dinners – the basic resin chair’s strength is its ability to stand up to steady use in any environment. Its affordability and durability make it ideal for high-volume settings where chairs need to be sturdy and low maintenance. While not as sophisticated as our other Chiavari options, the basic resin chair ensures guests have a comfortable place to sit without breaking the event budget.

  1. ProClear Resin:
  • Weighs in at 9 pounds
  • Maximum capacity of 350 pounds
  • Price of $54.98 (ships unassembled for $2.00 less)
  • Spectacularly clear
  • Material: Resin with a diamond-like shine.
  • Ideal for: Weddings, graduation events, or any occasion where making a striking impression is essential. An incredible eye-catcher, especially at outdoor events where the sun makes the chairs glimmer like diamonds.
  • Consideration: For exterior events, our personal favorite option is the ProClear resin Chiavari Chair. Its sleek, reflective surface is simply magical in sunlight, creatinga dazzling sparkle that elevates the ambiance of any setting. ProClear resin chairs are perfect for tying the setting into the natural surroundings at garden weddings, al fresco wine tastings, or glamorous poolside soir√©es. The shimmering chairs mimic the way sunlight glistens on water.

While ProClear resin may not offer the warmth and classic aesthetic of wooden chairs, its contemporary look adds a level of modern upscale panache. The chairs’ clear design allows them to blend seamlessly into any color scheme without clashing. This versatility makes them well-suited for color-coordinated events where custom decor accents take center stage. Just picture rows of gleaming ProClear Chiavaris lining the aisle of an outdoor ceremony flanked by vibrant floral arrangements.

  1. Tough Resin:
  • Weighs in at 10 pounds
  • Maximum capacity of 350 pounds
  • Price of $44.98-47.98
  • Available in 7 colors – Black, Gold, White, Silver, Mahogany, Sparkling Glitter Silver, and Sparkling Glitter Gold
  • Material: Resin with improved weatherproofing.
  • Ideal for: Events where durability and weather resistance are paramount, such as outdoor weddings, concerts or garden parties.
  • Consideration: For events where you need the elegant look of traditional Chiavari, wantaffordable pricing, but need something more durable than our basic resin chair. While maintaining a classic, sophisticated aesthetic, these chairs offer enhanced weather resistance and strength compared to standard resin models. This makes Tough Resin Chiavaris¬†remarkably versatile for both indoor and outdoor venues.

Picture them lining an indoor ballroom for an upscale corporate retreat, withstanding heavy use throughout an evening of mingling and dining without showing signs of wear. Then envision those same chairs transitioning outdoors the next day for an al fresco fundraising luncheon on the venue’s patio, or backyard wedding reception. Their tough resin construction can handle direct sun exposure without fading or becoming brittle over time.

  1. Aluminum:
  • Weighs in at a light 6 pounds
  • Maximum capacity of 617 pounds
  • Available in 4 colors – Black, Gold, White and Silver
  • Price of $69.93
  • Material: Aluminum, lightweight and durable.
  • Ideal for: Outdoor weddings or large events where portability is crucial.
  • Consideration: When it comes to outdoor events that demand seating able towithstand the elements, Chivari’s Aluminum Chiavari Chairs are second to none. Their weatherproof aluminum frame makes them ideal for any outdoor affair, from rustic farm weddings to corporate getaways with lawn games and activities. You never have to worry about these chairs rusting, warping or degrading due to rain, humidity or sun exposure.

Despite their rugged durability, Aluminum Chiavaris are surprisingly lightweight for easy transport and set up. This portability lends itself well to venues with difficult access areas or events that require seating to be frequently reconfigured throughout different spaces. While these chairs come at a premium price compared to other Chiavari types, their exceptional quality ensures years of reliable use, upholding Ben Franklin’s wisdom that “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”

  1. Resin Steel Skeleton:
  • Weighs in at 13 pounds
  • Maximum capacity of 850 pounds
  • Available in 8 colors – Black, Gold, White, Silver, Mahogany, Fruitwood Brow, Sparkling Glitter Silver Champagne, Sparkling Glitter Gold Champagne
  • Price of $58.98
  • Material: Resin with a steel skeleton, offering exceptional strength and durability.
  • Ideal for: Events where comfort, strength, and modern design are desired, such as intensive corporate gatherings or high-end weddings.
  • Consideration: Its sleek and modern design, coupled with its strength and durability, make it suitable for both indoor and outdoor events. When paired with a Chivari cushion,it offers superior comfort without sacrificing style. When it comes to events that demand ultra-durable seating able to withstand heavy use, Chivari’s Resin Steel Skeleton Chiavari chairs are virtually indestructible. Their sleek, modern design coupled with extreme strength makes them perfectly suited for high-traffic galas, conventions, or bespoke receptions where you need chairs that can keep up with the pace.

The resin steel skeleton chair’s resilience ensures it can seamlessly transition between¬†indoor and outdoor venues and events without missing a beat. Whether setting up for a morning business meeting or an evening wedding out by the lake with guests partying until late into the night, these chairs can handle it all without sacrificing style or comfort. You’ll enjoy this style chair for many years without giving a second thought toward a need for replacements.

<= X-Ray of Steel Skeleton Chair

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