Chairs on a metal frame are practical, durable and are presented in various models in shape and dimensions. Products withstand increased loads, are versatile and functional. Models are used in the design of apartments, office space, country cottages, etc. Structures made of metal frame are practical, because for a long time do not lose aesthetic and functional qualities.
Advantages and disadvantages
Metal chairs are versatile, attractive design and organic in any interior. Aesthetic qualities are combined with reliability in operation, because. models on a metal frame are wear-resistant and able to withstand heavy loads.
Iron products are resistant to mechanical damage. Designs retain a presentable appearance for a long time and do not require frequent maintenance.
The products are structurally stable, compact in size and easy to transport. Manufacturers present a wide range of models for office space and apartments. Due to the resistance to high humidity and temperature changes, the products are also optimal for country and country houses. Metal structures are affordable.
The lack of furniture on a metal frame is a lot of weight due to the massive metal base. Without special pads, the legs of the chair may suffer during rearrangements. In addition, iron products are difficult to repair on their own, because. working with metal requires qualified equipment and experience. The uniformity of models should also be taken into account, since many products of the middle price category of factory production.
How to choose
The type of iron structure depends on where and how the chairs are planned to be used. Classic metal models of standard height are optimal for placement in the kitchen or dining room. Transforming chairs are suitable for arranging a veranda or terrace. Frame furniture is suitable as an additional place to accommodate guests. The option on high legs is optimal for location in the bar area.
It is necessary to pay attention to the design of the model. Before buying, you need to test metal chairs for convenience and seating comfort.
Do not forget about the choice of material and color scheme, which should be in harmony with the interior of the room. The model should fit into the design of the room, complement it or act as a bright accent.
After choosing a model, it is necessary to carefully examine the frame of a metal chair. The design should be without sharp corners and with high-quality chrome plating to increase the wear resistance of the product. The presence of plastic covers on the legs of the chairs will protect the floor from scratches.
Often a set of chairs is purchased, so you need to pay attention to the upholstery of the product. Models must be identical in color and material quality.
Chairs on a metal frame are made from steel and aluminum pipes, which can be given different configurations depending on the project. The product is covered with layers of paint or chrome plating. The legs are complemented with decorative elements from pipes with a smaller diameter. Glitter gives the models an elegant look and is combined with the decoration of the walls and floor of the room.
Chairs on a metal frame with a soft back are complemented by seat upholstery. They produce models with a strong frame, completely hidden by a decorative fabric. Durable and wear-resistant materials (flock, chenille, twill, genuine leather) are used as decoration.
Genuine leather trim is durable, high quality, but has a high price. Flock is common as a budget and reliable upholstery of metal structures, because. the fabric is practical, easy to clean, presented in many shades.
Chenille fabrics retain color well, tolerate washing and cleaning, so they are often used in the decoration of kitchen chairs. In the living rooms and bedrooms in the Art Nouveau style, decorating the backs and seats with jacquard is suitable; the fabric is spectacular and durable, but requires careful care.
Office chairs are decorated with velor, unpretentious in operation, durable and aesthetic. For business furniture, twill is used, which is characterized by stable performance and durability.
In addition to textiles, plastic is used in the design of the backs and seats. The composition is practical, budget; presented in various shades. Plastic allows you to give furniture original shapes, bends. The material is easy to care for, tolerates temperature changes, exposure to moisture.
Manufacturers have developed a wide range of sizes for chairs with a metal frame. Each type of furniture is presented in its own dimensions, which you need to familiarize yourself with before buying. Seat depth varies from 40 to 45 cm; width parameters — 40–50 cm. In height, chairs from a profile pipe with a back from the highest point to the floor surface reach 80–90 cm. At the same time, the height of the back is about 40–45 cm.
Compact products are suitable for children. Adjustable structures made of a metal frame have also been developed, which, if necessary, are extended and increased or decreased.
The price category is influenced by the quality and brand of manufacturers. Metal chairs are manufactured by Italian, Chinese, Turkish, Polish, Russian furniture manufacturers. Bontempi, Calligaris, Fenice and Natisa brands are popular among key Italian manufacturers. The cost of Fenice products is the most democratic.
Polish and Chinese brands are budgetary and are represented by practical models. Russian manufacturers often use economical materials to create a line of products that affect the price of models. Genuine leather in the finish increases the price of products.
When fulfilling an author’s order, the cost of a metal structure is affected by the complexity of the product, the quality of materials for the frame and decoration. Therefore, to save money, you can choose simple and functional designs.
The quality of metalworking affects the price of metal structures. Advanced processing methods (waterjet cutting, etc.) that make the cut neat and preserve the structure of the metal at the edges are used for models in high price categories.
For budget designs, methods with a lower cost are used. Here the cuts are less aesthetic and rough. The volume of a batch of chairs and the popularity of models affects the cost.
Metal frame products are durable and reliable, but require careful operation and compliance with the rules of care. Move products carefully to avoid scratches and chips. To maintain the luster of the metal, it is necessary to periodically polish the surfaces with a soft cloth.
The upholstery of a metal chair can be damaged by exposure to direct sunlight and chemical treatments. Therefore, care requires special detergent compositions for the texture of fabrics. From exposure to the sun, chairs must be protected with capes. Fabric upholstery is cleaned with a steam cleaner. To remove difficult dirt, a cleaning composition for upholstered furniture or a soap solution is suitable.
Proper care of metal surfaces will help maintain the durability of the product. If the outer layer is damaged, it is recommended to use a polymer aerosol. The substance is applied to the metal after preliminary cleaning from dirt, dust, greasy stains.
Under mechanical influences, parts of the paint break off from the metal structure. You can restore an even coating by selecting the required paint tone and restoring the damaged area.
Metal frame furniture that is used outdoors should be painted after 1–2 years to prevent corrosion.
Home structures coated with titanium, copper or chromium alloys need to be periodically cleaned with a soft sponge. Do not use products with coarse abrasive particles or acidic compounds.
Metal surfaces are polished with a cotton fleece or flannel impregnated with a chromic solution. You can remove the darkening of steel surfaces with ammonia.