Teak Lounge Chairs
Teak Lounge Chairs
After a long day in the garden, or just to escape on a lazy Saturday, nothing beats a comfortable chair in the shady part of your patio, with an ice-cold lemonade within easy reach. It is perhaps in the outdoor lounge chair category of outdoor furniture that teak truly shows off its unparalleled versatility as a building material. Whether it’s the frame, decorative elements like rockers or armrests, or even as the entire design, teak is worked in different ways to add earthy character and luxurious richness to outdoor furniture as well as harmonize with the surrounding environment.
Solid teak chair designs are among the oldest historical styles of outdoor lounge chair for good reason, and they are still very popular today. Teak wood thrives in most climates and is naturally resistant to moisture rot and insect pests. A tropical hardwood very dense in teak oil, teak can be shaped and kiln-fired to retain its form over time, lending it very well to sculptural and decorative elements in the chair frame. Another property of teak making it much-prized by resorts and home-owners is the noble grey patina that teak develops over time exposed to the sun and rain, if left untreated.
Popular Styles of Teak Lounge Chair
Rustic Teak Lounge Chairs
Perhaps the most classic expression of teak lounge chairs is the solid-teak framed rustic style. A mainstay of UK-based Barlow Tyrie is their Rothesay Estate Armchair, an almost throne-like imposing teak armchair that would look right at home in a country garden. The teak Adirondack chair is an updated ergonomic take on the Mid-Atlantic classic.
Teak Mid Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Teak is frequently included in more modern contemporary chair design styles owing to its visual appeal, outdoor performance, as well as a nod to the history of the material in chair design. The Garpa Bolero Teak Lounge Cantilever Chair adopts the classic curved steel tube frame of the iconic cantilever chair, but takes the design out of the office and plants it firmly out of doors with the slatted scooped teak seat, straight seat back, and curved armrests.
Folding Teak Chairs
Modeled after the ubiquitous deck chairs on ocean-going steamer ships in the last century, there is a plethora of folding teak chairs such as the Commodore Steamer, or DEDON SEAX which also incorporates all-weather sling. Barlow Tyrie Safari and Skargaarden Kryss hearken back to the style of portable outdoor chair commonly used in the African bush.
Teak Rocking Chairs
Nothing beats a classic teak rocker on the back porch for a quiet rest while waiting for the fireflies to come out. The Gloster Kay High Back Rocking Chair has a high open-woven wicker back to comfortably seat taller individuals as well as a sturdy teak undercarriage.
Teak Lounge Chair Maintenance and Outdoor Performance
Teak is very easy to care for: simply scrub with a mild detergent every six months to a year, and the wood will naturally restore its luster. To prevent the silvering effects of oxidation over time, just apply Barlow Tyrie Teak Color Guard. Many teak lounge chairs are also upholstered with deep all-weather cushions: these can be cleaned and removed during periods of non-use. Shop our selection of teak cushion boxes here.