What is a Chaise Lounge Chair?

What is a Chaise Lounge Chair? Where did this term come from? This furniture was originally called a “chaise longue”, which translates to “long chair” in French. But, over the years, this term was misworded, misspelled and eventually it became “Chaise Lounge Chair”.

Unlike modern daybeds that serve dual functionality as both a sofa-like seat by day and a bed by night, chaise lounge chairs are not really designed for sleeping but for lounging, assuming a posture of somewhere between sitting up and lying down. 

Today, the chaise lounge chair can be seen in homes as a luxury accessory piece, but are now even more popular in an outdoor settings. You can find them at hotels or gracing the backyard patios and poolside of many residences.

As with other patio furniture, Chaise Lounge Chairs come in many varieties, styles and with several optional functions. See some of the many types of outdoor chaise lounges available in the market today:

Orion Aluminum Sling Lounge Chair by Castelle - With spectacular style and a modern aesthetic, the Orion Sling Lounge Chair offers expertly engineered angles and a floating on air seat design. This fully adjustable chair has a soak resistant sling and the frame is completed with a four-stage metallic finishing process.

Orion Sling Adjustable Chaise Lounge Chair

Barclay Butera Cushioned Chaise Lounge by Castelle - This adjustable plush Sunbrella Cushioned Chaise Lounge Chair is handcrafted with classical features and precision artistry. The intricate cast aluminum details hold seamless beauty and timeless style. Through a collaboration of the expertise of Castelle artisans and the unique perspective of celebrity designer and author, Barclay Butera, this collection is made to enhance any beautiful backyard patio. 

Barclay Butera Cushioned Chaise Lounge

Sag Harbor Chaise Lounge Chair by Kingsley Bate - Perfect for sunbathing or lounging, the Sag Harbor Chaise Lounge Chair is made from all-weather wicker that is hand woven around a powder-coated aluminum frame. The backrest adjusts to four different positions including perfectly flat and a thick, high-density Sunbrella covered foam cushion is included. Solid teak wheels, partially hidden beneath the chaise, allow for easy arrangement with minimal effort.

Sag Harbor Chaise Lounge Chair

Havana Adjustable Chaise Lounge Chair by Sunset Beach - The Havana Weathered Teak Chaise Lounge chair has a trendy contemporary look with its wide-plank geometric angles and clean lines. This modern, resort style chaise lounge has wheels, is adjustable and includes a plush Sunbrella cushion which is great for basking in the sun or pampering yourself with relaxation.

Havana chaise Sun Lounger

Catalina Adjustable Double Chaise Lounge ChairWith its transitional design and comfortable, generously proportioned frame for two, the Catalina Adjustable Double Chaise Lounge Chair by Patio Renaissance® is perfect for relaxing in your backyard. This piece is crafted with high-quality resin wicker that's hand-woven over a durable, non-corrosive aluminum frame built to withstand the outdoor elements and is available in a Roasted Pecan or a Driftwood finish. 

Signature Chaise - Ledge Lounger - The Signature Chaise by Ledge Lounger provides a contoured, comfortable place to relax inside or alongside your pool. Made from durable and color-stabilized material, this elegant lounger delivers sleek style in a weather-resistant form.

Signature Chaise - Ledge Lounger

This is just a sampling of some of the many outdoor chaise lounge chairs available in the patio furniture market today. Pacific Patio Furniture of Agoura Hills carries one of the largest selection of outdoor chaise lounge chairs in the Los Angeles County area. We hope to see you soon!