ALL OUR FLEXALUM CHAIRS HAVE NOW SOLD AND WE’VE FOUND NONE TO STOCK FOR 6 MONTHS NOW- they’ve suddenly become impossible to get!
The listed price is for ONE Flexalum chair only- no tables. The $165 price is for one of the chairs with the ORIGINAL white finish in EXCELLENT condition. We currently have 4 chairs like this. WE ALSO HAVE ANOTHER 4 THAT HAVE BEEN PROFESSIONALLY POWDER-COATED (I HAVE A RECEIPT FOR THIS- THE POWDER-COATING ALONE WAS $85 PER CHAIR! We’d sell the professionally powder-coated ones for $195 each. I may be willing to sell these in multiples of 2. I’d prefer selling them all as a set of 8. These are near impossible to get as a set of 6 or 8.
The description below was written in 2017. There’s a small add-on part I’d like to add here. These 8 chairs were used to style an apartment for sale (see the photos- the apartment has since sold- more furniture from this styling job will be listed on the iNVISeDGE website soon- sorry all of it has since sold). For the application I used them for I believe they were the very best investment I could have made. THESE CHAIRS WILL NOT LOSE VALUE LIKE NEW CHAIRS AND THE QUALITY OF MANUFACTURE IS IRREFUTABLE- LOOK AT THEM AFTER 60-ODD YEARS! (In essence you get to use these chairs and not pay anything for the privilege!). I can’t see any reason why Flexalum chairs won’t at least retain their value forever (but it’s likely they will continue to increase in value in the future along with inflation). FLEXALUM CHAIRS WILL NEVER CORRODE IN FULL WEATHER. This set was put on the rooftop of a beachside apartment. NO CORRISION even after exposure to the salt air. I didn’t even wash these down after 2.5 years and look at them! They NEVER blew over and we had a cyclone go through there and a couple of bad storms- completely exposed to winds coming in from the ocean. READ THE DESCRIPTION BELOW FOR ALL THE ADVANTAGES OF INVESTING IN FLEXALUM CHAIRS.
Provenance and Background Information
(This description was written in 2017)
These VINTAGE Flexalum chairs (made in Australia the late 1950’s) are thick cast ALUMINIUM so they’re strong and sturdy- I can’t see how they ever could any structural problem- none of the chairs have any corrosion AT ALL which is extraordinary for something that has gone out in full weather. They’ve already lasted about 60 years and I can’t see why they won’t last forever. Sets of 4 in this design are hard to find but a set of 6 or 8 is near impossible. We found these as two sets of four- they were found 6 months apart and over 250 km apart. (My Admin Assistant drove over 100 km to get the 2nd set of 4 chairs- I was keen to assemble more than 4 as I think they’re one of the best outdoor designs ever made.) Sets of 6 or 8 are worth more (per chair) because they’re vintage and were only ever sold as sets of 4 when retailed 60 years ago (with a small circular table). After being in this business over 16 years I’ve never seen a set of 6 of these for sale. (This was written back in 2017.)
These chairs are cast aluminium- despite being thick metal they’re easy to move around, won’t blow over in strong wind and won’t corrode at all. They’re also small which is perfect for a smaller balcony and makes it easy to store away chairs that are not always needed. If you have a larger space you can get more of these chairs around your table.
In my opinion, the comfort of these chairs is good. For great comfort you need some seat pads. I kept seat pads in an outdoor storage box and just bought them out when we were sitting down for extended periods.
The best thing about investing in Flexalum furniture is the inspiration it evokes- it ticks every box and provides a benchmark for modern companies to work towards. This suite was built to last and will continue telling stories long after you and I are gone. There’s no better way to invest in your home and reduce your carbon footprint.
We sell vintage Flexalum chairs (c. early 1960’s) from $135 to $210 EACH depending on the condition of the white finish. They are $210 each if the white finish is professionally powder-coated and $135 each if the finish has significant wear. (Contact us to see what we currently have in stock and where the chairs are located.) The finish of Flexalum chairs is COSMETIC only! Flexalum chairs NEVER rust, NEVER corrode even if the finish is wearing off. I personally like them even when the finish isn’t perfect- they are vintage chairs and have a story to tell. Signs of use and age add character in my eyes. (THE WHITE FINISH DOES NOT AFFECT THE DURABILITY OF THESE CHAIRS AT ALL (EVEN IN FULL WEATHER)! The white finish of all 8 chairs that we currently have is brilliant. (Sorry ALL 8 have since SOLD!)