Dining and Side Chairs

Pinch White Chair

As usual, a bit above what you might want to pay, but possibly worth saving for…

Aluminum frame with ply seat and back

L19″ x D21″ x H32″

Purchase Information:

Price: $545.00
Availability: Buy Pinch White Chair here

Monacca Zabuton Wooden Seat Cushion

Innovative cushion that is made from Japanese cedar and filled with agglomerated cork for a little give. Can be used on the floor or stacked in multiples for a stool.

Color: Natural (light wood) or brown (stained, dark wood).

Size: 2.5″h x 15.5″w.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Bellini Chair

This is a great option for anyone looking for dining chairs around $100 each. They’re stackable and rated for indoor/outdoor use and institutional/residential use.

“The Bellini Chair won the Compasso d’Oro in 2001. This chair is used in MoMA, Cooper Hewitt, and Philadelphia Museum of Art and is in museum collections around the world.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $100
Availability: Buy Bellini Chair here

loop chair

This is the cheapest I’ve seen the Loop Chair–usually it’s around $900.

Made for outdoors use but could also be used indoors in the right space.

Purchase Information:

Price: $690
Availability: Buy loop chair here

Catifa 207 Chair

This chair has a similar silhouette to the Cox Chair, yet has a significantly lower price tag (due to the materials, of course, but it’s nice to have the shape without dropping a whole load of money). Lots of color options seem to available as well…

Purchase Information:

Price: $530-$779
Availability: Buy Catifa 207 Chair here

Pierre Paulin Little Tulip Chair

This is a pricy chair but I currently can’t imagine anything prettier. It’s so delicate. I also really like the muted color of the upholstery.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1200
Availability: Buy Pierre Paulin Little Tulip Chair here

“WB Chair”

White on White just relaunched their new site. While perusing it today, I found the WB chair for only $135 (while the original sells for around $500). Such a great deal. Mind you, it is a reproduction, but if you’re in the Ikea price range, you may try White on White.

Purchase Information:

Price: $135
Availability: Buy “WB Chair” here

Victoria Sidechair by Philippe Starck

It’s always nice to find a well designed chair under the $300 mark.
“Fashioned in transparent polycarbonate, Starck’s modern interpretation of a baroque-inspired form with the Louis Ghost chair quickly attained icon status, prompting him to design a complementary armless version that’s ideal for dining. A daring example of single-mold injection, these classic Louis XV-style chairs are suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Made by Kartell.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $265
Availability: Buy Victoria Sidechair by Philippe Starck here

Blu Dot : Chair Chair

Here’s a nice side chair that won’t blow anyone’s budget. It stacks up to 4 high, which makes it perfect for dining or office area.

Available in Ebony, Graphite on Oak, Ivory Ply, and Technical White Oak.

Materials: Bent ply. Chrome plated steel base

16w x 32h x 20d x 18 seat height (inches)

Purchase Information:

Price: $129.00
Availability: Buy Blu Dot : Chair Chair here

I B Pop Chair

This is certainly a nice option for seating, though if you live in the U.S., you might have to pay a little bit more for shipping…

“i b pop has such a unique form, because we have taken a single sheet of plastic and turned it into a stunning contemporary chair. i b pop is perfect as a dining or occasional chair and can also bring easy style to any outdoor space. The colour options with a different outside and inside colour are ideally suited for making matching sets or inverted colour combinations. i b pop works well in the contract market as a reception chair or as seating in bars, caf├ęs or clubs.”

H74 x W52 x D52 cm

Avialbe in Red, White, Blue & Black

Purchase Information:

Price: $270.00
Availability: Buy I B Pop Chair here

round back chair + cushion

If you can ignore the scarf that makes it look like you’ve just invited Stevie Nicks to dinner, you’ll probably appreciate these chairs. They come in either Acorn (with rope frame) or Chocolate (with sold frame). You can also purchase a leather cushion to go with the Chocolate chair.

20″w x 18″d x 29.5″h.

Leather cushion: Coordinates with chocolate round-back chair.
18″ x 18.75″.

Purchase Information:

Price: $199
Availability: Buy round back chair + cushion here

Alain Berteau: Instant Classic Side Chair

Another Berteau chair to add to the list of affordable side chairs…it’s a great thing when interesting design meets a non-shock price tag.

Birch: Unfinished or Varnished,
$150.00

Lacquered: 9 colors available,
(+$75.00)

Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Availability: Buy Alain Berteau: Instant Classic Side Chair here

Alain Berteau: Instant Classic Dining Chair

A chair that can fit in a suitcase? Not a bad idea at all…

“Instant is a fun concept of affordable but lasting chairs. The chairs are delivered in ultra-flat boxes and can be taken away as a suitcase. Fifty chairs in the car? Yes, you can. Assembled in no time with 8 screws…
The chairs are made out of birch plywood and come in un- finished, varnished and lacquered versions.”

15.75″ width x 32″ height x 16.50″ depth, seat height is 19″.

(free shipping within U.S.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Availability: Buy Alain Berteau: Instant Classic Dining Chair here

Truss Cafe Chair

This chair has a nice linear silhouette without being too presumptuous…it has a more utilitarian modernism about it.

Available in White, Red, Moss Grey, Espresso Brown.

L19.5″ W 23″ H 29.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $270
Availability: Buy Truss Cafe Chair here

NIKOLAUS

Hmmm. This chair is called the NIKOLAUS chair, and it looks to be inspired by the Rex chair designed in 1952 by award-winning Slovenian designer Niko Kralj. Well, I’m not sure if this is a happy accident but at $29, the price is certainly happy!

Purchase Information:

Price: $29
Availability: Buy NIKOLAUS here