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The advantages of stackable chairs


Ben Taylor

If you’re looking for furniture for an event or business premises, you’ve likely come across stackable chairs during your research. You might think they’re just for temporary events like summer fetes or those that move locations a lot such as festivals – and they are great for that sort of thing. However, they’re also good for permanent furniture for restaurants, hotels and cafés. 

Want to learn more about stackable chairs and how they could benefit you? Keep reading.

What are stackable chairs?

As the name suggests, stackable chairs are those which are designed to stack neatly and safely. There are different kinds of chairs made with different materials to suit any event – each coming with a range of benefits and advantages. 

Stackable chairs are popular with events organisers, business owners and venue managers who need flexible seating arrangements. Perfect for overflow seating as they can be stored away when they’re not needed, stackable chairs are the ultimate solution for maximising your venue space.

Types of stackable chairs

  • Metal stackable chairs

Metal stackable chairs use sturdy, durable metal poles to make up a chair frame that can withstand a certain amount of wear and tear. These chairs often have padded plastic or upholstered seats and backs for comfort, but you can also get fully metal stackable chairs as well. This type of chair is renowned for its robustness – you won’t need to replace it very often.

  • Plastic stackable chairs

Plastic stackable chairs are a classic in schools for a reason – they’re lightweight, they come in all shapes, sizes and colours, and they’re comfortable for children and adults alike. Furthermore, plastic chairs are ideal for keeping a clean and hygienic venue as all you have to do is wipe them clean. They’re also fine to use outdoors – even in the rain!

  • Wooden stackable chairs

For a more natural look, wooden stackable chairs are a great alternative. Made almost entirely of wood (except for fixings and padded seats), this type of stackable chair is ideal for indoor functions like weddings, dinners and awards evenings. Wooden chairs are often also more sustainable than plastic or metal alternatives.

  • Upholstered stackable chairs

If comfort is your priority, then upholstered stackable chairs are the way to go. While they typically use a metal, wooden or plastic frame for sturdiness and stability, upholstered chairs come with the benefit of a padded seat and back – perfect for long events that involve a lot of sitting down.

Moreover, with many different fabrics and patterns to choose from, you’re sure to find something that suits the style of your event and pairs well with the rest of your furniture and decor.

What are the benefits of stackable chairs?

Asides from the wide range of styles, sizes, shapes and colours available, here are some of the great benefits most stackable chairs have in common: 

Save space

Compared to conventional chairs, stackable chairs tend to be more compact and sleek as they are intended to be lightweight and portable. This means you can maximise your venue space to fit in more guests without compromising the space needed to get around the room safely. You won’t need masses of space to store or transport them either – win-win!


With their basic, effective design, stackable chairs are suitable for a wide range of events – from weddings and charity auctions to awards ceremonies and office-based presentations. They’re also ideal as seating in restaurants, hotels, bars and cafés. They’re especially useful for venues that host a wide variety of events and need furniture that can cater to any occasion.

Easy to use

Stackable chairs are simple and uncomplicated – most come fully formed so you don’t even have to worry about assembling them. And once you’ve finished using them, they stack on top of each other out of the way so you can get on with whatever’s next. They’re easy to clean and keep in good condition, too. 

Easy to store

As they’re so lightweight and compact, stackable chairs are perfect for storage and transportation. They’re quick and easy to move and don’t require any disassembly before you put them away. This makes them ideal for events such as weddings where you might want to clear a dancefloor or performance area quickly. Storage and transport can be even easier with the help of a chair trolley! 


Stackable chairs are designed to be able to withstand wear and tear – after all, they’re made to be stored, transported and moved about to suit your needs. They can take continuous use with no problems, giving you peace of mind for your event. They’re also made to be sturdy and hard to tip over – perfect for children, the elderly and anyone in between.