The 10 Best Modern Dining Chairs

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Best Modern Dining Chairs

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For this post, I have put together a collection of the best modern dining chairs currently available.

UPDATED: August 19, 2019.

A quality dining chair needs to be comfortable, easy to clean and beautiful. This selection deals with all three requirements. 

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The following chairs use durable, long-lasting materials that will enable you to enjoy your home dining experience for years to come.

So here is my list of The 10 Best Modern Dining Chairs.

Enjoy!


1. Furmax Modern Dining Chair

The Furmax Modern Dining Chair features a matte finish one-piece seat and back design for comfort and easy cleaning.

  • Includes sturdy steel frame design for long-lasting use.

  • Ergonomic formed polypropylene seat material.

  • Includes plastic feet to protect the floor from scratches.

  • Seat Height: 16.5".

  • Weight: 7.5 lbs each.

  • Set of four.


2. Coavas Dining Chair

The Coavas Dining Chair features an X-design leg mount for sturdiness and quick assembly.

  • Seat and back of chair are wrapped in fabric (several colors available).

  • Metal legs include rubber feet to reduce the risk of floor scratches on hard surfaces.

  • Supports up to 250 lbs.

  • Weight: 9.9 lbs each.

  • Set of four.


3. Monarch Specialties Dining Chair

The Monarch Specialties Dining Chair features a curved back design.

  • Covered in a white leather-look material.

  • Include a cushioned seat for comfort.

  • Features a U-shaped chrome metal base.

  • Two accent stitch rows on the back of the chair.

  • Seat Height: 19".

  • Set of two.


4. Eames Molded Plastic Dining Chair

The Eames Molded Plastic Dining Chair was designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller®.

  • Biomorphic form as comfortable as it has been collectible for decades.

  • Made of durable, 100 percent recyclable polypropylene.

  • Subtly textured finish and wire base.


5. Eames® Molded Plywood Dining Chair (DCW)

Hailed by Time magazine as the Best Design of the 20th Century.

  • Iconic DCW or “Dining Chair Wood” (1946) began as an experiment in the Eames’ apartment, where they were molding plywood in what they called the “Kazam! Machine.”

  • Expertly crafted with a molded seat and back.

  • Provides supports in a comfortable ergonomic position.

  • Rubber shock mounts buffer against jarring movement. 


6. Magis Steelwood Dining Chair

The Magis Steelwood Dining Chair by French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.

  • Designers set out to create a versatile, long-lasting dining chair.

  • Compatible both in small dinette spaces and luxurious dining rooms.

  • Combines the warmth of wood and the strong modernity of steel.


7. Eames Wire with Bikini Pad Dowel Dining Chair

The Eames Wire with Bikini Pad Dowel Dining Chair is an iteration of the single-shell wire Eames Shell Chair.

  • Crisscross two-piece “bikini” offers an unexpected and unique perspective on the traditional form.

  • Back and seat pads are available in a variety of colors.

  • Patented design maximizes both lightness and strength, and complements the dowel base.


8. Tolix® Marais A Chair Dining Chair

Metalworker Xavier Pauchard not only brought the art of galvanizing steel to France but also took the process to the next level by creating the Marais A Chair (1934).

  • The quintessential cafe chair, it was both elegant and robust enough to grace the decks of the S.S. Normandie ocean liner.

  • Takes 100 manual operations to create a Tolix chair, and 80 years after the company was founded, the Tolix name is recognized worldwide as best-in-class furniture.

  • All Tolix furniture is still made in Autun, the same Burgundy town where the company first began.

  • Slight surface abrasions and markings are characteristic of the material and part of its hardworking machine aesthetic.

  • Made in France.

  • Stackable up to 10 high.


9. CH36 Side Dining Chair

For 58 years, Danish designer Hans Wegner conceived memorable, comfortable, stunning furniture for Carl Hansen & Søn, the same company that continues to produce his authentic works today.

  • Known as the “chair-maker of chair-makers,” Wegner was a prolific designer with a unique ability to bring an elegant lightness to sturdy, long-lasting chairs.

  • CH36 Side Chair (1962) is expertly fashioned with a solid wood frame and handwoven paper cord seat.

  • Made in Denmark.


10. Møller Model 77 Dining Chair

In 1944, Niels Otto Møller founded J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik in Denmark. "My father never compromised on anything," says Jørgen Henrik Møller. "When he designed a chair, he would find the materials and then design the furniture. Each design took him five years to complete."

  • Møller hand-selects raw wood from environmentally friendly sources to make their furniture frames,

  • Never uses machines for the final polish, it is done only by hand,

  • Møllers is still a small family-owned business and is now managed by Jørgen Henrik Møller.

  • Made in Denmark


I hope this list of the best modern dining chairs was helpful, if you think I left out one that is important, let me know in the comments below.

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Brandon Hubbard, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

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