Dining and Side Chairs

Industry Chair

Well, $199 for a minimal steel chair isn’t so bad, especially when you consider the price of a visual equivalent like the Emeco 20-06 Stacking Chair. Now, this one isn’t made from recycled aluminum, and it doesn’t stack, and sure, that’s a little disappointing, but you will have $376 left in your pocket, which means you can buy a second chair and some friends groceries.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Available from: CB2

Comback Chair

It feels like this chair was on the wait list forever, and now, finally, at last it’s available to purchase here in the US. Before, we linked to the UK retailer Utility, but now Hivemodern carries all three versions: 4 leg, Swivel, and Sled base. The Comback chair is Patricia Urquiola’s updated version of the classic Windsor chair, with a single mold plastic form for functionality and bright colors to make it thoroughly modern.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $540.00 - 720.00
Available from: Hivemodern

Edge Stackable Chair

One glance at all the surface planes on this aluminum chair and it’s easy to see how it was inspired by the art of origami. Sure, it doesn’t fold (like some other aluminum chairs) but considering the nice profile we’ll settle for the stackable option. Each chair takes around eight hours to manufacture- that helps explain the price tag- and can be used indoors or out. An optional seat pad is also available.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $629.00
Available from: Horne

The Camp Chair

Whether you use this chair for an actual camping trip or just as an extra seat around the house, you’ll no doubt be pleased with its materials and hardware. It holds up to 350lbs and collapses completely to packable/stackable dimensions (18 x 5 x 21″), and if you’d prefer a stool, just fold the back down over the seat (see image below).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $185.00
Available from: Best Made Company

Lockwood Chair by Misewell

Remember this chair from Misewell? Thought it might be time for a reminder post, as there’s been a price adjustment since 2010. With a wood seat and steel back, comfort doesn’t spring to mind, but apparently this chair is quite comfortable, even without the optional felt back pad. Plus, it’s supposed to ensure good posture, which pretty much all of us could benefit from.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $510.00
Available from: Misewell

Lucinda Stacking Chair

Sometimes a simple café chair is all you need, especially if you’re on a tight budget. This powdercoated iron chair can live indoors or out and stacks to save space. For $70 you could do a whole lot worse, that’s for sure. Choose between a hi-gloss white or the very brave, bright orange.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $69.95
Available from: CB2

Ru Chair

This chair isn’t new, in fact, it’s been around for a couple of years, but for some reason we’ve missed featuring it. Designed by Shane Schneck for Hay, this chair has a cantilever design that allows for easy stacking. Perhaps more impressively, the lack of two front legs means the seat of the chair can be suspended on a table for easy floor cleaning (see image at designboom). A cross lamination layering pattern gives the Ru Chair “exceptional” strength.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $295.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Hot Mesh Chair

Another fantastic indoor/outdoor seating option, this chair from Blu Dot features a mesh pattern of powder-coated steel. Perhaps the mesh would keep our backs and bottoms cool when enjoying the out-of-doors? Also, be sure to note these chairs are stackable, and have an affordable price tag to boot.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $99.00
Available from: Blu Dot

Copper Real Good Chair

Hello, hello. Blu Dot’s Real Good Chair ($139) is now available in a copper plated finish. There’s been a recent popularity of copper accents in the home, and if you’re going to jump on that boat, you might as well be brave about it and get a chair or two (or six). As you probably know, copper patinas naturally, so expect an aged look after you’ve had the chair(s) for a while.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Available from: Blu Dot

Lisboa Chairs

Stackable polypropylene chairs might seem more appropriate for restaurant/cafe settings, but they can work just as well for your home, especially if you need a durable seating option that works indoors or out. The Lisboa chair is lightweight and can be stacked up to six high for storage, in either the side or armchair version. Note to parents: if a chair is suitable for contract use, chances are it’ll withstand your kids’ shenanigans.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $99.00 - 140.00

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Available from: DWR

Standard Chair

Is this an affordable alternative to Prouvé’s Standard Chair ($935) or what? Answer: Yes, indeed it is. To be clear, in theory, knock-offs or “reproductions” aren’t the best choice if you can afford the original designs, but if an original is way out of your price range, then it’s certainly forgivable. In this case, $325 is way easier on the wallet than $935, especially if you consider ordering multiples ($325 x 4 = $1,300; $935 x 4 = $3,740).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $325.00
Available from: Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.

J107 chair

Are three legs better than four? Sometimes, and especially when it’s the J107 chair designed by Poul M. Volther. The J107 is part of Hay’s 2011 relaunch of the Danish furniture classics originally made for FDB, the Danish Consumers’ Co-operative Society. Available in black, coral, grey, natural, or white.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $225.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Sputnik Chair Collection

Want a little bit of retro with a dash of modern? This Sputnik chair collection has a few colors to choose from, and they all have fully adjustable seats (height of 18″ to 29.5″) which gets handy if you’re planning on moving them from desk to bar to dining table. (If you need more than one, start saving your pennies, because it could get expensive.)
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Purchase Information:

Price: $495.00 - 595.00
Available from: Horne

J110 chair

This dining chair catches the eye, doesn’t it? It almost appears to be a lounge chair because of its high back, but rest assured that the seat matches the standard dining height. Made from solid beech, the J110 chair is part of Hay’s 2011 relaunch of the Danish furniture classics originally made for FDB, the Danish Consumers’ Co-operative Society.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $345.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Redo-me

Redo-me is a system of pieces that you can reconfigure to make an endless array of furniture. Sounds a little far-fetched, but it looks pretty easy to assemble and the end result has a modern erector-set-feel that actually looks nice. You’ll have to do a little translating on the site to figure out which set combinations you need to make what you want, and for those of you that go for it (despite the overseas shipping) you get a high five. It’s also worth taking a look at Redo-me’s blog for customer pics and such.

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Purchase Information:

Price: €240.00 and up
Availability: Buy Redo-me here