Hate Plastic Chairs? 5 Reasons to Change Your Mind

With summer in full swing here in Brisbane outdoor patios are full of happy smiling people enjoying the warmth and the sunshine over a cup of coffee and a delicious muffin. Now is definitely time to get a piece of the action and if you’re not utilising any spare outdoor space then you’re surely missing a trick.

The thing is, it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg to set up an outdoor area, especially if you take advantage of any sales or promotions that furniture retailers are currently offering. At the moment we’ve got a 10% discount offer on all of our plastic or polypropylene chairs, with the exception of the Specta chair. Perhaps you haven’t considered using plastic chairs before, because let’s face it, they did once have a bit of a stigma and were considered cheap and tacky. Today, however, this couldn’t be further from the truth and if you haven’t checked out plastic chairs recently, then you will be pleasantly surprised.

Today’s polypropylene chairs come in a wide range of exciting styles and colours, and even better they’re extremely affordable. So that said, let’s take a closer look at the benefits of plastic chairs.

Lots of options

Plastic chairs come in a huge range of styles and colours, so whether your tastes are classic or modern, you’re sure to find something that takes your fancy. If you like a traditional chair then you might be interested in our Belle chair which comes in serene colours of latte, charcoal, black, white, plus red for that extra pop of colour. You can also choose this chair with or without arms to give you even more options. If you’re after something a little more eye-catching and funky, then our Grace chair fits the bill perfectly. The cut out back rest adds interest and with vivid shades of blue, green, and red as well as black, white, and charcoal, it’s sure to cut a dash on any outdoor dining area.

Easy to clean

With kids around, and a few accident prone adults, it’s hardly surprising that spillages occur, so it’s good to know that plastic chairs make easy work of cleaning up. There is no damaged fabric to worry about, and all it takes is a quick wipe over with a damp cloth and non abrasive cleansing agent to keep your chairs looking as good as new.

Lightweight and stackable

Another benefit of plastic chairs is that they are light and easy to move around to fit in with your customers. If an extra couple of people arrive, it’s easy to ‘borrow’ plastic chairs from a neighbouring table. In addition, because most our plastic chairs stack on top of each other, they’re ideal if your storage space is limited.

Durable and weather resistant

The great thing about polypropylene chairs is that they’re mostly made by injecting the resin into a pre-fabricated mould. This means that there are no seams or joints to worry about cracking or splitting, and is why so many different styles can be easily manufactured. In addition, the plastic is designed not to fade, and it won’t crack, warp, or rot, even in the harsh Australian climate.


As already mentioned, polypropylene chairs are extremely affordable with our lowest priced chair currently selling for just over $35. What’s more, some of our plastic chairs such as the Ribbon and Stephanie chair, are designer replicas, so if you like all things designer but tend to shy away because of price, then these could be a great alternative.

So throw up a few tables and parasols, invest in some polypropylene chairs, and make use of that outdoor space while you can. Here at Cafe Chairs Melbourne we stock a wide range of cafe furniture so why not download our 2018 catalogue, browse our online store or visit our showroom in Brendale to check it out yourself.