The Bistro collection from Fermob

Since the 19th century, folding café furniture has graced the boulevards of French cities and towns.

About the Bistro collection

The Bistro collection is what first grabbed our attention with Fermob.

Bistro tables and chairs

CEDAR GREEN

Bistro folding chairs and tables

POPPY

Truly iconic

The concept of folding chairs for café terraces came about in the 19th Century in France.

By allowing the owner to fold them away and store them off the terrace, it meant they could avoid paying a license for a permanent terrace.

The design was patented in 1889 as “Simplex” by Edouard Leclerc (not to be confused with the founder of the E.Leclerc supermarket!), the same year as the Eiffel Tower was opened and Fermob have developed the modern version from that patent.

Bistro tables and chairs

HONEY, PINK PRALINE, DEEP BLUE

Not just for cafés

Fermob have extended the range since they re-invented it and Bistro now offers the most extensive choice with ten tables (plus a couple of special tables, like the high table and the balcony table), four chairs (plus a high, bar chair) and even a sunlounger.

We’ve even used our chairs when camping; they fold up flat and weigh less than 5 kg.

Bistro chair

HONEY

Bistro chairs and table

COTTON WHITE

Bistro chair

LAGOON BLUE

The colours

The majority of Bistro collection is available in all of the Fermob colours:

Cotton White

Nutmeg

Russet

Red Ochre

Chili

Poppy

Pink Praline

Capucine

Honey

Verbena

Willow Green

Cactus

Rosemary

Cedar Green

Deep Blue

Liquorice

Anthracite

Acapulco Blue

Storm Grey

Steel Grey

Lagoon Blue

Clay Grey

Frosted Lemon

Ice Mint

The exception is limited to two of the four chairs available; the Bistro Classic chair (with lacquered, painted wooden slats) and the Bistro Duraflon® chair (resin slats) are only available in two colous:

Cotton White

Cedar Green


The tables sizes

Ranging from the smallest at 37 cm × 57 cm, up to the 117 cm diameter, Bistro tables can accommodate anything from one person up to eight.

And a choice of four round tables (from 60 cm diameter up to 117 cm diameter), four rectangular tables and two square tables, it should be possible to find a table for any space.

Ten table sizes

From one to eight people

Floreal table

STORM GREY

Cargo table

POPPY

Caractère table and Lorette folding chairs

RED OCHRE

You might want to also see…

There are some other collections from Fermob that you might want to consider along side Bistro.

The Floreal range has three sizes of circular table with perforated patterns to the table top.

Caractère and Cargo tables are more substantial, larger variations on square and rectangular folding tables.

Bistro+ is a recent addition to the Fermob collection and features thicker tops with seamless edges.

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