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Gold Resin Chiavari Chairs vs. Gold Wood Chiavari Chairs

Gold Chiavari Chairs at Event

Gold Chiavari chairs are the hottest event chair this season. We haven’t been able to keep them in stock and have had a solid list of back orders practically the entire year. With the season slowing down a bit I thought it made sense to write a post showcasing the pros and cons of gold resin Chiavari chairs versus gold wood Chiavari chairs. We’re anticipating gold Chiavari chairs will still be popular into 2017 so this post will give businesses who haven’t purchased gold Chiavari chairs yet, the chance to review which chair best suits their business needs. Read on for the comparison.

Gold Resin Chiavari Chairs


  • 4mm thick resin and 1mm thick hollow steel frame support (ours has a steel frame to provide additional support and durability – not all Gold Resin Chiavari’s do though)
  • Seams are virtually invisible
  • Resin at the core is a similar colour to the gold coating colour and because of that does not show scratches as easily as wood or aluminum (i.e. gold high gloss finish when scratched would show a gold toned core)
  • Solid resin seat allowing for easy change out of cushions
  • 2 horizontal chair rails similar to the traditional Chiavari chair look
  • Resin Chiavari chairs can hold over 1000lbs making them an extremely strong chair
  • Resin less likely to succumb to water damage if accidently left out to the elements


  • Generally more expensive than a wood or aluminum Chiavari chair – but also tend to last longer
  • Cannot be re-painted or re-stained as easily as a wood Chiavari
  • Chairs weigh 13lbs each – tend to weigh more than wood or aluminum – especially if there’s a steel core frame
  • Not all resin Chiavari chairs are the same chair – which leads to confusion in the marketplace

Gold Wood Chiavari Chairs


  • The authentic Chiavari Chair – over 200 years old – has always been wood
  • Gold Wood Chiavari Chairs have a matte finish which some companies really like
  • Wood Chiavari chairs are easier to re-finish
  • Weigh less than a resin Chiavari chair
  • Less expensive chair than a resin Chiavari chair
  • Costs can be reduced further with knocked down unassembled wood Chiavari chairs


  • Gold Wood Chiavari Chair shows a natural wood colour when it chips or scratches
  • Knocked down unassembled gold wood Chiavari chairs need their screws tightened often
  • Knocked down unassembled gold wood Chiavari chairs can be less sturdy / strong if proper care isn’t taken to ensure the screws and bolts are fastened.
  • Wood Chiavari Chairs often need their paint touched up after events
  • Can succumb to water damage if left outside for prolonged periods of time

If you’re interested in a quote for gold resin Chiavari chairs including shipping:

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