Dining and Side Chairs

Prouve Standard Chair

Despite my tendency to buy black furniture, I’m really liking the different color options of the Prouve Standard Chair…it might take some time to save up for several, but just one in any of the colors would really make a strong statement.

“Tubular steel piping is enough for the front legs that take relatively little strain, whereas the back legs are made of voluminous hollow sections and pass the strain on to the floor.”

16.5″W x 32″H x 19″D, Seat height at 18.25 inches

Purchase Information:

Price: $695.00
Availability: Buy Prouve Standard Chair here

ch20 elbow chair

The CH20 Elbow Chair (1956) by Hans Wegner is now available to the public for the first time.

 29″ h | 20″ d | 22″ w | seat: 17″ h

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $805.00
Availability: Buy ch20 elbow chair here

Nakashima Straight-Backed Chair

At this price, it would be strange not to treat it as a precious possession, but even so, it is a remarkable piece that shows thought and care in design and production.

‘Presenting a very special re-introduction: the Nakashima Straight-Backed Chair (1948), designed by George Nakashima for Knoll. Nakashima was an MIT-trained architect who was known to describe himself as “Japanese Shaker.” This was meant to express his belief that his designs should be treated as everyday functional objects, not precious possessions.’

Solid walnut with solid hickory spindles.

H 30″ W 22.5″ D 17.5″ Seat H 17″

Purchase Information:

Price: $710.00
Available from: Hivemodern

Strings Collection by Shin Azumi for Magis

If you’re feeling like the mid century classics are getting a bit ubiquitous, this is an excellent choice for more of a modern dining or outdoor seating option.

“the strings collection designed by shin azumi for magis is a visually interesting stacking chair and stool. made in chromed steel rod or cataphoretically-treated steel rod painted in polyester powder. painted version is suitable for outside use. seat cushions also available.”

stacking chair, $235.00, 23.2”w x 31.1”h x 20.5”d. seat height is 17.7”
o cushions: seat- $67.00, 13.6” x 13.4”, backrest – 13.6” x 5.9”
high bar stool, $274.00, 24”w x 36.4”h x 17.7”d. seat height is 31.1”
medium bar stool, $269.00, 23.2”w x 32.5”h x 16.1”d. seat height is 27.2”
o seat cushion, $84.00, 11.8” x 10.6”

Purchase Information:

Price: $235-$247
Availability: Buy Strings Collection by Shin Azumi for Magis here

Eames Molded Plastic Armchair

We haven’t posted all the classic mid century pieces, so we’ll be trying to correct that by highlighting a few every now and again.

“Originally made with fiberglass-reinforced plastic, these chairs now take advantage of the benefits of more eco-friendly polypropylene. The molded shell seat has a high, flexible back and a deep seat pocket. The waterfall seat edge promotes comfortable seating for extended periods of time by reducing pressure on the backs of thighs.”

Polypropylene; chrome-plated steel base; plastic glides.

H 32″ W 24.5″ D 23.5″, Seat H 16.5″, Arm H 26″

Purchase Information:

Price: $329
Availability: Buy Eames Molded Plastic Armchair here

fjord round bar table (0S1) by patricia urquiola

Patricia Urquiola’s Fjord collection for Moroso is huge-lots of different chairs and tables to choose from. This set is especially nice for a dining area.

fjord h. armchair, 22.8″w x 28.8″h x 21.8″d. seat height is 17.8″, $335

fjord round bistrot table (016), dimensions: 27.3″h x 31.5″dia, $652.00

fjord large round table (0SA) by patricia urquiola for moroso

dimensions: 28.8″h x 51.3″dia, $3,598.00.
[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $335
Availability: Buy fjord round bar table (0S1) by patricia urquiola here

Cox Chair

Crafted from three-dimensional veneer, this chair was recognized with a Frankfurt Messe Design Plus Prize, which is awarded to products that have a combination of innovative technology and design. It’s simply one of the loveliest chairs available, and it’s now on sale.

“Strong and comfortable, the Cox Chair swivels on its four slim legs and the deep seat is slightly shaped like a Windsor chair. Lightly scaled, with soft curves and clearly defined edges, it is suitable for dining, lounge or office.”

H 33.5″ W 23.5″ D 23.5″
Seat H 18″ Arm H 24.5″

*Also, DWR is running a combo sale- buy a combo of 6 tables, chairs or stools, Save 15%…so that’s a sizable savings to figure in.

Purchase Information:

Price: $850
Availability: Buy Cox Chair here

Cozy Cozy Pad for Chair Chair

These felt chair covers help dress up the very affordable Chair Chair by Blu Dot and allow you to change up the feeling of a room just by switching the colors.

“As if Chair Chair weren’t already perfect perfect, now you can accessorize it with a dash of color. Lightly padded, woven-felt covers slip on but don’t slip off. Available in aqua blue, wheat, or charcoal.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $39.00
Availability: Buy Cozy Cozy Pad for Chair Chair here

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Panton Chair

Another design classic…

“Verner Panton’s cantilevered stacking chair was the first single-material and single-form chair to be made and has been produced by Vitra through three decades of development in plastics technology. This version consists of a single piece of strong, flexible polypropylene with integral color that will not fade over time. As striking as modern sculpture, this classic piece is appropriately durable and easy to clean in cafés or restaurants, and is comfortable enough to use as an occasional chair in an office or residence.”

Availabe, in red/orange, white, blue or yellow.

H 33″ W 19″ D 22.75″ Seat Height 16.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $230
Availability: Buy Panton Chair here

Gubi Chair

I can’t believe this chair is on sale for more than half-off. If you have money, buy it.

“This award-winning design is made using a revolutionary 3-D veneer molding process that produces an exceptionally thin shell and uses a minimum of material. Designed with the edges turned away from the body, the seat forms an organically shaped shell that’s smooth and comfortable. Made of walnut veneer with a leather skin, chrome base.”

31.75h x 22w x 2.5″d.

Purchase Information:

Price: $795.00
Availability: Buy Gubi Chair here


The Penta chair is nicely structural as well as surprisingly form-fitting.

“The faceted form of the PENTA Chair consists of several metal panels covered and sewn together in high-quality black leather. Thin metal rods form the base of the chair providing stability and strength while retaining a slender profile. PENTA Chairs are equally at ease around the breakfast table or the conference table.”

Design René Barba


Purchase Information:

Price: $250.00
Availability: Buy PENTA Chair here

Kab Chair designed by Karim Rashid

The soft curves and dainty legs give this chair an elegant feel while the material allows for a more casual environment.

Available in lacquered version with lacquered steel legs or completely covered in saddle leather. Available in armchair, swivel chair and swivel stool.

made of compact polyurethane.

22″w x 32″h x 19″d

Purchase Information:

Price: $1794
Availability: Buy Kab Chair designed by Karim Rashid here


Sometimes it’s refreshing to see a nice price tag on a nice simple design.

Purchase Information:

Price: $69.99
Availability: Buy NORVALD here

Hee Outdoor Seating

I like these so much.

“Inspiration can come from anywhere, and in the case of Hee Welling, it was the interior of a refrigerator. More specifically, the shelves inside the refrigerator caught the eye of this industrial designer…
The durable powder coat finish makes the Hee Lounge suitable for indoor and outdoor use by protecting the solid steel underneath. The coating also provides a surprisingly soft seat, and gives a slight “give” to the surface.”

Available in White, Yellow, or Green.

Made of solid steel with a durable powder coat finish.
All are stackable.

Purchase Information:

Price: $230
Availability: Buy Hee Outdoor Seating here

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Ripple Chair

This chair, designed by Ron Arad is stackable and comfortable–the seat is large enough for proper lounging.

Made in Italy

Size: 31.5h x 27w x 25″d

Purchase Information:

Price: $390.00
Availability: Buy Ripple Chair here