The bistro chair dates back to the 1800s and is often synonymous with rattan French cafe or bistro chairs, the Tolix A chair, or Michael Thonet's bentwood chairs. 


Rattan Bistro Chairs

The bistro chair's natural habitat is the Parisian bistro or brasserie and they have become a symbol of the Parisian identity. Chairs used in French bistros have always been made with a natural rattan frame, an import from French colonial empires in Asia. The chair's rattan frame is sturdy and light which makes them the perfect fit for French sidewalk terrasse as the chairs are carried inside every night and moved around during the day to accommodate guests. Rattan is sustainable wood as it is the fastest growing tropical wood and regenerates every 5-7 years. Our rattan bistro chairs are a fresh scandinavian design interpretation of the classic. They are sturdy enough for contract and hospitality restaurants and cafes and designed well enough for you home's kitchen. Our rattan bistro chairs are made from the finest Malacca cane frames that are hand bent and then the back and seat is hand woven using a premium Art-Fibre (the same material used on the bottom of snow skis).


Metal Bistro Chairs

Our metal bistro chairs for outdoor feature a powder coated aluminum frame and are woven with our signature UV resistent Art-Fibre that can withstand the elements rain or shine. 


Commercial Bistro Chairs

All or our chairs are rated for contract and hospitality use and many are stackable. You will find our chairs in upper end cafes, brasseries, bistros and restaurants in cities throughout the world.  Sika Design is a leader in handcrafted bistro chairs and we offer a variety of customization options including custom colors, weave patterns and frame sizes.