16 Excellent Dining Chairs For Every Style

Is there a piece of furniture more understated, yet important, as the dining chair?

As the means for gathering, eating and entertaining, it’s an essential item but by no means basic when it comes to design.

And, the 16 excellent options we’ve picked out below will show you, there’s a dining chair to elevate every space. Take a look for yourself.

Bea Taylor

Pa Dining Chair

Cult’s in-house furniture brand Nau have a knack for discovering talented emerging creators and their latest collaboration with Sydney-based designer Timothy Robertson didn’t disappoint. The Pa dining chair is part of this new collection. Inspired by Japanese design, the chair features slim lines, a lightweight frame and a plush round seat!

No.B9 Le Corbusier Cane 

This bentwood armchair from Thonet is a classic piece. It was widely used by French Modernist architect Le Corbusier during the mid-1920s and has since achieved global recognition and appeal. This version features a hand-woven cane seat, adding subtle texture and extra comfort to the iconic design.

Sture Armchair

The Sture armchair is the result of a recent collaboration between Stolab and designer Mathieu Gustafssn. Although relatively new, the chair is inspired by Stolab’s history and achieves a striking balance between contemporary and classic.

Pièrre Dining Chair

SARAH ELLISON. are known for tackling simplicity with a playful twist. The neoclassicist-inspired Pièrre dining chair does this with its spherical walnut feet and the striking combination of steel, rattan and leather.

Eclipse Dining Chair

With a soft fabric seat and elegant American Oak construction, the Eclipse chair is a versatile piece that will suit many dining room styles! It’s plush seat means it’s super comfy too.

CH24 Wishbone Chair

The iconic CH24 Wishbone Chair from Cult is on many people’s wishlists. Designed by Hans J. Wegner, it holds a special place in the world of modern Danish design thanks to the way in which Wegner chose to combine the back and the armrest into a single piece. Iconic.

No.18 Thonet

It doesn’t come as a big surprise to learn that this chair is Thonet’s most popular chair ever produced. With its light, sturdy frame and versatile finishes, it’s a timeless design that channels the elegance and functionality that is quintessential bentwood.

Molloy Chair 

When creating this chair, Australian designer Adam Goodrum was inspired by the Molloy River in Western Australia, which also gave the chair its name. The design is elegant, sculptural and has the perfect profile for an understated, refined style.

Gus Chair

Jardan’s Gus chair seamlessly combines classic design elements with a modern feel. Above it has a wide leather weave, but it is also available in a timber or an upholstered seat option in a variet of finishes, which means it’s totally customisable to your space!

Carimate Armchair 

This chair from Cult gets its name from the Carimate golf club north of Milan, which it was originally designed for in 1959. Today it still stands as a covetable piece thanks to its sweeping arms, woven seat and finely detailed construction.

Arch Leather Dining Chair 

SARAH ELLISON.’s Arch leather dining chair is one of their most popular designs. The softly moulded leather and strong column legs make this piece truly unique.

Lilla Aland 

Stolab’s classic spindle-back chair, designed by Swedish designer Carl Malmsten, is an instant eye-catcher. It comes in a variety of finishes, with or without arms, at Thonet.

Result Chair

The Result chair by Friso Kramer and Wim Rietveld exudes nostalgic classroom appeal. It was originally designed in the 1950s and has been relaunched by HAY together with Ahrend. It’s suitable for public and private contexts, and is available in a variety of finishes!

Bola Side Chair 

DOMO’s Bola side chair promises dining in comfort. Thanks to its clever ‘circle-on-square, square-in-circle’ design, it looks good from any angle!

Kin Dining Chair 

Another chair promising the ultimate dining comfort is Eva’s Kin dining chair. Designed with a curved back for lumbar support and a curved seat for extra cosiness, this sweet chair nails comfort and support.

Alaska Leather Dining Chair 

Alaska from Life Interiors features a solid oak or walnut frame with soft leather upholstery for classic mid-century appeal.

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