3 Folding Chairs To Up Your Dinner Party Game

Even if you haven't moved out of that shoebox of an apartment yet, expanding your dining table for guests doesn't have to be a sloppy afterthought — with a set of flimsy folding chairs from Ikea circa 2003. Give your guests the best seat in the house, like for real, with one of these cool new space-savers that you will want to keep out permanently — not that there's anything wrong with that.

Ligne Roset's re-edition of Pierre Paulin's sophisticated 1983 design folds in the center and boasts a leather backrest for an extra touch of understated luxe. Available in black or natural beech wood. $1330 at Ligne Roset stores.

French designer Christian Desile's namesake Desile chair is an awesome example of space-saving design. Each one is cut from only 20 mm of bamboo wood. $388 at A+R Store.

Here's a seat that you can literally fold up into an envelope and keep in a drawer. Flux's genius polypropylene chairs are practically weightless, but can support up to 350 pounds. Available in a full spectrum of hues, $109-$199 at YLiving