It's hard to be a dining chair. Combining serious style and a hint of glamour without sacrificing comfort? Tough challenge. No amount of glitz can make up for bruised tailbones and sore behinds — but you still want to leave your dinner guests in awe of your stylish sensibilities. Whether you prefer being swaddled by lush velvet or you're seeking a stark metallic look to match your industrial decor, these 14 dining chairs have you covered.
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This classic Eames silhouette complements any style, no matter its era (or color scheme). And it's pretty comfy, too, with an organically shaped shell that supports the natural curves of the body.
Jewel-toned velvet is the statement-making sensation of 2018 — and it's a fantastic fit for the dining room. This curved chair is a perfect example, and promises to turn your dinner parties into a luxe affair.
Add a dash of warm elegance and a pinch of funky style to your dining room with this modern interpretation of the Danish classic — the Wishbone Chair designed by Hans J. Wegner. Combine with a simple table and a pared-back design aesthetic, and you have an ideal example of midcentury modern.
You can never go wrong with a classic. The Navy Chair was originally designed in 1944 for submarines, so needless to say, durability was an extremely important factor. Made from recycled aluminum, and guaranteed to last a lifetime, this simple yet gorgeous design is an investment you won't regret.
Ooh la la! This striking, clear molded-acrylic seat with dynamic gold legs takes the art of dining to new heights.
Bring the beach inside with this beautiful caned armchair made with woven rattan. Even if you're miles away from the shoreline, and buried in snow, this elevated take on classic coastal style might help you feel the ocean breeze.
Pair good food, great wine, and scintillating conversation with these velvet beauties for a night to remember. You and your dinner guests will be happy to sit for hours laughing the night away in these cozy tub-shaped dining chairs.
Love a glitzy look, but can't afford to splurge? Well, you're in luck. The brushed-brass frame and plush upholstery on this armchair combines elegance and glamour, adding the perfect amount of drama to your dinner table.
Simplicity doesn't have to mean stark. From the front, these plush seats may feel a little plain — but there is a lovely crosshatched design woven on the back that adds interest without being overwhelming.
The good looks of a classic Arne Jacobsen chair at a price you can afford — sold! Not to mention, the gorgeous acacia veneer is a great way to warm up your charming breakfast nook.