The category of Scandinavian chairs with wooden frames and plastic shells has enjoyed dazzling success over the last twenty years. These are lightweight chairs, often less expensive than all-wood chairs, and particularly comfortable thanks to the natural elasticity of the shell and the ergonomic design.
Aesthetically, wood/plastic chairs offer the advantage of being able to combine a wide choice of shell colors with the natural beauty of wood. Shells are often available with or without armrests.
The term "plastic" is a generic misnomer, concealing a multitude of often highly innovative materials, including recycled polypropylene, sometimes mixed with post-consumer wood or plastic fragments.
Last but not least, Scandinavian wood/plastic chairs can often be upholstered - whether in the form of a simple fixed seat cushion, padding covering the entire interior or full upholstery.