A friend introduced us to the Bellini chair several years ago. He used them to transform his garden: 6 Bellinis (back then only $90 each) around a stainless steel Inox dinner table ($550).
With a small apartment, a three-week-old baby and lots of sitting down due to sleepless nights, these chairs have surprised him and his wife with how durable, easy to clean and comfortable they are....
They chose to mix up the colors with charcoal, pistachio and dove grey colors, which add more pizzazz to the outdoor dining room, and we heartily recommend this. The chairs stack very closely together, are light, won the prestigious Compasso D'Oro award in 2001, and at $110 they aren't too expensive. We give them the thumbs up.
(repost of Maxwell's 2004-07-15 original)