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10 Outdoor Seats Fit for Royalty

The now-famous patio chairs that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle perched upon during their interview with Oprah may have sold out (in 48 hours!), but we’ve got 10 alternatives with the same breezy vibe.

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Christopher Knight recently became a household name, again—the actor-turned-home-furnishings-mogul is known for playing Peter Brady on The Brady Bunch—when Prince Harry, Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, and Oprah sat on his furniture company’s acacia wood and wicker Burchett Outdoor Club Chairs during a juicy televised interview, which aired in early March. Within 48 hours, the seats were sold out, leaving patio decorators the world over in search of alternatives with the same elegant lines, natural materials, and breezy, transparent arms. If you’re one of them, consider the following options, which incorporate all the best elements of those now-famous seats, plus some unique twists of their own.

 

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Pavona Lounge Chair | RH, from $948 
Los Angeles–based designer Ann Marie Vering was inspired by a handheld folding fan when creating this seat’s dramatic arced profile, which features a single, continuous panel of handwoven all-weather cord—available in two colors, Marrone or Crema. The high-backed, waterfall cushions are sold separately as a set and come in your choice of all-season Limonta, Perennials, or Sunbrella fabrics.

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Boca Coastal Beach Grey Teak Woven Rope Outdoor Lounge Arm Chair | Palecek, $3,115
Don’t be fooled: At first glance, this sturdy seat appears to be built entirely of wood, but in fact, only the frame and legs are teak. The wide bands woven to create the back and sides are a synthetic rope in taupe and gray fade-resistant finishes. The cushions are upholstered in ivory Sunbrella sailcloth salt fabric.

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Callan Lounge Chair with cushions | Frontgate, from $1,179
We love this design’s slightly boho vibe, which comes courtesy of a sustainably harvested and kiln-dried teak frame and handwoven synthetic wicker that’s treated with an ivory wash finish to create a gently weathered look. Choose white or indigo cushions for fastest delivery; patterned or custom Sunbrella fabrics may not arrive until summer.

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Archie Modern Classic Grey Woven Metal Outdoor Lounge Chair | Kathy Kuo Home, $1,950 for set of two
This seat looks light and airy, thanks to its woven polypropylene-rope back and arms, but it weighs in at 30.5 pounds, ensuring it’ll stay put on the patio during gusty Colorado days. The powder-coated aluminum frame is finished in a soft gray; the water-resistant zippered cushion cover is white polyester.

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Havana Modern White Performance Cane Outdoor Lounge Chair | Summer Classics, $1,450
This mid-mod design looks too polished to put outside, but rest easy: here, traditional open cane weaving has been updated in an all-weather, natural resin wicker; the frame, which looks like ebony, is black aluminum. Includes non-welted white Outdura back and seat cushions.

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St Tropez Modern Blue Cushion Brown Aluminum Outdoor Lounge Chair | Tommy Bahama, $1,329
Yes, Tommy Bahama makes outdoor furnishings, too, and the pieces have all the island flair of the brand’s iconic apparel. This occasional chair is made of wrought aluminum in a custom finish that looks like natural teak. Upholstery fabric in a geometric pattern (COM and additional fabric options are available, too) complements the vertical, all-weather lanyard cording that wraps the frame.

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Montecito Coastal Beach Abaca Grey Woven Teak Wood Cushion Outdoor Lounge Chair | Palecek, $4,051
Teak gets a pretty twist on this splurge of a seat that would look just as lovely in a sunroom as it would out on the deck. Its wood frame and legs are hand-tooled with a cerused, off-white polyurethane finish for a perfectly beachy vibe. The woven back and sides feature hand-twisted, all-weather synthetic abaca (that resists cracking, peeling, fading, breaking, and stretching) in a sandy hue. A loose seat and back cushions are included.

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Capri Teak Lounge Chair | RH, from $1,256
Taking cues from Japanese sudare screens, Australian designer Anthony Spon-Smith combined a U-shaped, weathered teak frame with a double-rope scrim that allows just the right amount of sunlight and summer breezes to filter through. All-weather cords and a choice of Perennials or Sunbrella fabrics ensure long wear.

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Cade Coastal Regatta Rope Acacia Wood Outdoor Lounge Chair | Kathy Kuo Home, $1,950 for set of two
Imagine curling up by the fire pit in this modern yet cozy seat, whose acacia wood base is paired with a back and sides in fast-drying regatta rope made from 10,000 double-braided and UV-stabilized yarns. Cushions upholstered in a light gray fabric complement the darker gray tones of the rope.

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Seton Lounge Chair with cushions | Frontgate, from $1,199
Perfect on a hot day, this seat features textured resin wicker, handwoven over a rust-resistant aluminum frame in an airy open pattern. Its all-weather cushions are upholstered in a solution-dyed woven fabric in your choice of color.

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