The sun is out and the high season for tourists in Paris has just begun so it's the perfect time to think about recreating the experience of sipping rosé on the terrace of one of the capital's chic cafés at your own home.
We've chosen some classic and more contemporary bistro chairs to use indoors or on your own terrace to add a little piece of Parisian elegance to your daily morning coffee and croissant. Just remember to arrange them side-by-side for extra authenticity.
Probably the most recognisable cafe chairs are those made by master craftsmen Maison Gatti whose colourful creations sit en masse along the boulevards all around Paris. The company has been in production since 1920 and their gorgeous chairs are inseparable from Paris café culture.
Some of these photos are from the hugely successful Paris in Four Months blog which is a great source of French inspirations. Check it out!
Another classic chair seen all around Paris is the vibrant folding bistro chair from Fermob. We've featured Fermob before with their line of Luxembourg outdoor lounge chairs that can be found littered around the parks of Paris.
These fun pops of colour are incredibly practical and perfect to bring outside in the warmer months to relax in the shade with a bowl of coffee and your copy of Le Monde.
While most cafés in Paris turn to the past for their aesthetic inspiration, Wiener Gebrüder Thonet Vienna Design looks to the future with these lines of classic bistro chairs that twist tradition as well as wood to create design classics of tomorrow.
There's no doubt that these chairs would look striking in a modern bistro but they're effortless enough to look great around a dining table or at a bar in an achingly chic home. Check out their website for more collections including the absolutely gorgeous Targa sofa.
It's impossible to talk about café furniture without mentioning the ever-present Thonet bent wood chairs that never seem to go out of style. We love these classic chairs but the addition of a dip-painted effect breathes new life into an old classic that can sometimes feel a little bland.
Although these examples are rather sedate in their colour choices, we think a fresh summery shade could lift these pieces to an even more modern aesthetic. There are plenty of how-to guides to achieve this look but this video by Home Made Modern is the winner for us.
Despite being absolutely everywhere with copy-cat versions available at almost every furniture store, the Tolix chair is a classic in its own right and its perfect blend of industrial chic and comfort makes them just-right for home use.
I don't know about you, but I still can't go past an one of these easy metal forms for an all-purpose seating option that still reminds me of a contemporary bistro in Paris.