Dining and Side Chairs

Tevere Chair by Hida

Man, this chair costs a pretty penny, but there’s something very nice about the simplicity of materials and form.

“The Hida Tevere Chair provides comfortable seating in a design that transforms natural material into a sturdy, contemporary form. The Tevere Chair features Sugi wood, a tree native to Japan that provides a lightweight, but strong, construction material.”

Designed by Enzo Mari

22″W x 20″D x 31″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $940.00
Availability: Buy Tevere Chair by Hida here

Piero Dining Chair

This simple, laminated wood dining chair is actually quite affordable.

Currently on clearance so only available in ‘natural’ wood or ‘wenge’.
Suitable for commercial use.

Purchase Information:

Price: $152.00
Availability: Buy Piero Dining Chair here

Steelwood Chair, Magis

This chair sounds like it’s been through the wringer a few times, but the end result does not disappoint. It’s easy to appreciate how the curving steel plate and solid beech provide a rich contrast- they give detail to an otherwise simple form.

“The Steelwood chair is a radical assemblage of two traditional materials: steel and wood. Unlike its plastic siblings, it is aimed to become more delicate through time, acquiring a patina over uses and years. The steel forming process required deep technological research due to the unique and intricate form. It led to the final process which requires almost ten successive stamping stages in order to get the right curvature.”

16.1w x 21.7d x 32.3h

Purchase Information:

Price: $420.00-$630.00
Availability: Buy Steelwood Chair, Magis here

Couture Chair by Philippe Starck

The tweed pattern print seems to emphasize some mid century inspiration, don’t you think?

“Finally: another chair by Philippe….. but wait there is a twist: a pattern on the shell with a new printing on plastic technique. He chose a tweed pattern with pastel colored threads.”

Frame in chromed steel, seat in colored polypropylene

16.5″ x 16.5″ x 30.7″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $339.00
Availability: Buy Couture Chair by Philippe Starck here

Sun Set Stacking Chair

Not a bad price for an outdoor chair…

” -This outdoor designed furniture is made from superior polyethylene-based synthetic fibers, which is both UV and weather resistant. -Resistant to pool water, sea salt, and changes in climate. -Easy maintenance and a Non-toxic materials that is 100% recyclable and friendly on the environment. -Products can be left outside all year round and is able to withstand temperatures from -20°C to +55°C.”

19.5W x 22D x 29.5H

Purchase Information:

Price: $167.00
Availability: Buy Sun Set Stacking Chair here

Rubber Band Chair by Tom Dixon

Suitable for outdoor use, this chair takes the common material of rubber bands and transforms them into an elegant solution for seating.

EPDM rubber bands

23.5″ x 23.5″ height 31.5″

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $400.00
Availability: Buy Rubber Band Chair by Tom Dixon here

STAACH Cain Collection Chairs

These sturdy, stackable chairs are simple and spartan.

Made out of
certified wood sourced in the US each piece is fabricated in their NY
workshop.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $380
Availability: Buy STAACH Cain Collection Chairs here

Olivia Chair

Holy moly, this is such a smart idea. Previously a folding wooden chair, now it’s got a few special abilities. Available from
reestore, a store whose aim is to “take everyday waste objects and cheekily turn them into charming yet functional pieces of furniture and accessories.” Worth taking a look at their collection.

‘Olivia is our first design to consist primarily of an “off the shelf” product. Her modified coat-hanger style backrest allows for unruffled jacket slinging and olivia doesn’t take offence at being reduced to size and hung out of sight.’

Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery

(Thanks Christy!)

Purchase Information:

Price: £120
Availability: Buy Olivia Chair here

Common Chair

This chair is made from scrap hardwood, ensuring that each one is slightly different. It might set you back a fair chunk of change, but it will surely be something that you’ll hold on to for years to come.

“Using Canadian hardwoods gathered from Toronto area studios and manufacturers, the Common Chairs are made by hand and assembled at random so that each chair is unique. Finished using a water based, zero VOC finish.”

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $700.00
Availability: Buy Common Chair here

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