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Eero Saarinen Knoll Executive Dining Chair/Armchairs with Tubular Legs, Set of 4
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Set of four Mid-Century Modern executive dining chair set featuring 2 side chairs and 2 armchairs
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Eero Saarinen for Knoll 'Executive' Dining Chair in Ocher Yellow Upholstery
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Eero Saarinen for Knoll International, dining chair model 72, plywood, fabric, United States
Category

Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Pair of Brown Saarinen Executive / Dining Chairs or Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration is this pair of Eero Saarinen for Knoll executive chairs. With brown fabric
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive/Dining Chairs Up to 30
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration are these Eero Saarinen for Knoll executive chairs. With black fabric and
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

1963 Pair of Eero Saarinen for Knoll Red Vinyl Armless Executive Dining Chairs
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a pair of armless executive dining / side chairs, designed by Eero Saarinen and
Category

Vintage 1960s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

2021 Eero Saarinen for Knoll Armless Executive Dining Chair Blue Mohair Velvet
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a single 2021 production Eero Saarinen for Knoll armless executive side / dining
Category

2010s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Velvet

Saarinen for Knoll Executive Side/ Dining Chairs
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Set of 8 Eero Saarinen Side Dining Chairs for Knoll. This set dates to 2009. Red velvet material
Category

Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

2008 Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Dining Arm Chair Abacus Fabric
By Knoll, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Saarinen for Knoll executive arm chair in Knoll's 5A Peacock color of the Abacus fabric. The chairs were
Category

Early 2000s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

1960s Eero Saarinen Knoll International Black Fabric Executive Arm Dining Chair
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is an Executive Armchair with tubular legs designed by Eero Saarinen and produced
Category

Vintage 1960s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

1999 Knoll Saarinen Armless Executive Side / Dining Chair in Green Fabric
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a Saarinen Executive Armless Side Chair, Model 72C, designed in 1950 by Eero Saarinen and
Category

1990s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

1960s Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Dining Arm Chair in Black Leather
By Ettore Sottsass, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a 1960s executive armchair No. 71 USB designed by Eero Saarinen and produced by
Category

Vintage 1960s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Eero Saarinen Executive Armless Chair for Knoll
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Eero Saarinen executive armless chair for Knoll. Inspired by his Womb chair design, the molded
Category

Mid-20th Century North American Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wool

Knoll Saarinen Executive Arm Chair in Velvet, Gold Edition
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
The next generation of Eero Saarinen's famed executive chairs have arrived, 100% authentic Eero
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Saarinen Executive Armless Chairs in Navy Velvet, Obsidian Matte
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
We have been restoring Saarinen Executive Chairs for years in every fabric one can imagine, right
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

2014 Knoll Studio Eero Saarinen Executive Armless Side Chairs White
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a fantastic set of (sold separately) Eero Saarinen Executive Armless chairs with
Category

2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Saarinen Executive Armless Chairs in Velvet, Chrome Tubular Legs, Set of 12
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
The next generation of Eero Saarinen's famed executive chairs have arrived, 100% authentic Eero
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Saarinen Executive Armless Chairs in Emerald Velvet, Gold Edition, Set of 6
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Wilton, CT
The next generation of Eero Saarinen's famed executive chairs have arrived, 100% authentic Eero
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Saarinen Dining Chairs for Knoll
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Atlanta, GA
Sculptural set of four "Executive" model dining chairs, designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
Category

Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Saarinen Dining Chairs for Knoll
Saarinen Dining Chairs for Knoll
H 31 in W 21.5 in D 18 in
Saarinen Executive Armless Chairs in Noir Velvet, Gold Edition, Set of 6
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
The next generation of Eero Saarinen's famed executive chairs have arrived, 100% authentic Eero
Category

Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

2003 Knoll Saarinen Armless Executive Side Chair in Bordeaux Fabric, Model 72C
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a Saarinen Executive Armless Side Chair, Model 72C, designed in 1950 by Eero Saarinen and
Category

Early 2000s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Eero Saarinen Knoll 2020 Executive Side Chair w/ Wood Legs & Ivory Leather
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Executive side chair with ivory leather and ebonized walnut wooden legs. This appears to be Knoll's Volo
Category

2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Eero Saarinen Executive Armchair
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Dallas, TX
We have up to ten available in this upholstery which is a Knoll textile with Bergamo piping. Or you can do in a fabric of your choice.
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Eero Saarinen Executive Armchair
Eero Saarinen Executive Armchair
H 31.5 in W 26 in D 24.75 in
Space Copenhagen Swoon Dining Chair
By Fredericia, Space Copenhagen
Located in Berkeley, CA
The Swoon chair is the smallest upright version of Swoon, is a size that’s even more compact. With
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ch...

Materials

Oak

Space Copenhagen Swoon Dining Chair
Space Copenhagen Swoon Dining Chair
H 33.27 in W 24.41 in D 24.8 in
2010s Knoll Saarinen Executive Arm Chair in Red Fabric with Tubular Steel Legs
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a Saarinen Executive Arm Chair, Model 71A, designed in 1948 by Eero Saarinen and produced
Category

2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

2000s Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Side Chair in Blue Fabric, Model 72
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a Saarinen Armless Executive Chair, model 72, designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
Category

Early 2000s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Plastic, Foam, Plywood

Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen for Knoll Red Executive Armless Chairs - a Pair
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning authentic mid-century modern pair of Saarinen executive armless chairs by Knoll. One of
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ch...

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armless Chairs - Set of 8
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning authentic mid-century modern set of eight Saarinen executive armless chairs by Knoll. One
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ch...

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armless Chairs - Set of 12
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning authentic mid-century modern set of twelve Saarinen executive armless chairs by Knoll. One
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ch...

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen Knoll Red Executive Armless Chairs - Set of 12
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning authentic mid-century modern set of twelve Saarinen executive armless chairs by Knoll. One
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ch...

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armless Chairs, Set of 4
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning authentic Mid-Century Modern set of four Saarinen executive armless chairs by Knoll. One
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen for Knoll Red Executive Armless Chairs Set of 4
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning authentic mid-century modern set of four Saarinen executive armless chairs by Knoll. One
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen for Knoll Red Executive Armless Chairs Set of 6
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Stunning authentic mid-century modern set of six Saarinen executive armless chairs by Knoll. One of
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ch...

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armchairs
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Dallas, TX
We have a set of 12 like new Eero Saarinen executive armchairs. These would be wonderful re
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armchairs
Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armchairs
H 31.5 in W 25.5 in D 24.5 in
Space Copenhagen Swoon Dining Chair, Swivel Base
By Space Copenhagen, Fredericia
Located in Berkeley, CA
Space Copenhagen Swoon dining chair, swivel base is the smallest upright version of Swoon, is a
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ch...

Materials

Oak

Eero Saarinen Executive Armchairs for Knoll and De Coene
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen, De Coene Frères
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Comfortable and iconic Saarinen executive chairs for Knoll / De Coene. De Coene was a Belgian
Category

Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Pair of 6 Rare Gio Ponti "Leggera" Dining Chairs 1950s
By Gio Ponti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A simple chair with a refined, clear, cultured form, an icon of design. In 1952 the Leggera chair
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Saarinen Executive Armchair in Original Black Leather, Steel Tubular Legs
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Wilton, CT
Manufactured by Knoll Furniture, the mid-century classic vintage Eero Saarinen Executive Armchair
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Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

1960s Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armchair in Tan Fabric
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a 1960s production executive armchair with metal legs designed by Eero Saarinen and
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Vintage 1960s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

2008 Eero Saarinen for Knoll Armless Executive Side / Dining Chairs
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
chair) Eero Saarinen for Knoll armless executive chair with tubular steel legs. The chairs are fully
Category

Early 2000s American Modern Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Eero Saarinen Executive Armchair in Blue Raf Simons Upholstery
By Raf Simons, Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Dallas, TX
Gorgeous upholstery by Raf Simons. Brightens this chair.
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Modernist Organic Vintage Three Foldable Dining Chairs Beech Mesh Chrome, 1970s
Located in Vienna, AT
Modernist organic vintage three vintage chromed metal, beech and Viennese mesh dining chairs or
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

'Yucatan' Dining Chairs by Edmond Spence for Industria Mueblera, 1960s Signed
By Industria Mueblera Mexico, Edmond J. Spence
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This set of six classic mid-century modern Mahogany and cane 'Yucatan' dining chairs was designed
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Cane, Mahogany

1960s Kai Kristiansen Fully Restored and Reupholstered Rosewood Dining Chairs
By Kai Kristiansen, Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik
Located in Knebel, DK
Rosewood dining chair with adjustable swivel backrest by Kai Kristiansen for Schous Møbelfabrik
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Rosewood

Bottega Leather Dining Chairs by Fauciglietti and Bianchi for DWR, Pair
By Renzo Fauciglietti & Graziella Bianchi, Design Within Reach
Located in Miami, FL
seating in any space, from dining room to home office to executive suite and beyond. Made in Italy. - DWR
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

Four Fully Restored Erik Buch Teak Dining Chairs, Reupholstered in Black Leather
By Oddense Maskinsnedkeri, Erik Buch
Located in Knebel, DK
1960s set of four teak dining chairs with floating seat designed by Erik Buch for Oddense
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Teak

Carlo Bartoli Black Leather Dining Room Chairs for Matteo Grassi Italy 1980s
By Carlo Bartoli, Matteo Grassi
Located in Almelo, NL
Carlo Bartoli Black Leather dining room chairs for Matteo Grassi Italy 1980s This set of six
Category

Vintage 1980s Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Space Age Vintage Ivory Plastic Four Dining Chairs Helmuth Bätzner 1960s Germany
By Helmut Bätzner 1
Located in Vienna, AT
Space Age four white vintage dining chairs from plastic model No. BA 1171 by Helmut Bätzner for
Category

Vintage 1960s German Space Age Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Plastic

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Blue Twelve Dining Chairs Roland Rainer 1952 Vienna
By Roland Rainer Emil & Alfred Pollack
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern twelve ( 12 ) dining chairs or chairs from beechwood and plywood in ocean blue
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech, Plywood

Organic Scandinavian Modern Vintage Six Brown Teak Dining Chairs Erik Buch 1960s
By Erik Buch
Located in Vienna, AT
Scandinavian Modern Organic six (6) dining chairs or chairs by Erik Buch for O.D.Mobler 1960s
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

Six Fully Restored Erik Buch Teak Dining Chairs, Reupholstered in Black Leather
By Oddense Maskinsnedkeri, Erik Buch
Located in Knebel, DK
1960s set of six teak dining chairs with floating seat designed by Erik Buch for Oddense
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Teak

Mid-Century Modern Four Vintage Green Beech Dining Chairs, circa 1956, Austria
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern set of four vintage dining chairs executed by E. & A. Pollak, Austria, which
Category

Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Beech, Plywood

Set of Four Walnut Dining Chairs Attributed to Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Danville, CA
This beautifully crafted set of four wingback Walnut Dining chairs was custom made for the
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Eero Saarinen for Knoll 2020 Executive Armchair with Ivory Leather & Wood Legs
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a single 2020 production Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive arm chair with ivory
Category

2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

4 vintage Eero Saarininen Knoll Inc. Executive armchairs with an oak frame base
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Highclere, Newbury
chair transformed the notion of what executive seating could be with its fluid, sculptural form and
Category

1990s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wool, Oak

1960s Kai Kristiansen Fully Restored Dining Chairs in Teak and Black Leather
By Schou Andersen Møbelfabrik, Kai Kristiansen
Located in Knebel, DK
Kai Kristiansens model 31 dining chairs with refinished frames and black leather upholstery. The A
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Teak

Space Age Vintage Eight Red Plastic Dining Chairs by Marcello Siard, Italy, 1969
By Marcello Siard
Located in Vienna, AT
Space Age eight vintage dining chairs or chairs from plastic in poppy red color by Marcello Siard
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Space Age Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Plastic

Mid-Century Modern Eero Saarinen for Knoll Executive Armchair on Chrome Legs
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in St. Louis, MO
Classic Eero Saarinen for Knoll, executive armchair in original but soiled Knoll Fabric, on chrome
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Important Pierre Patout Mahogany Dining Chairs from S.S. Île de France, c. 1927
By Pierre Patout
Located in Los Angeles, CA
executive office. Consider using as side chairs, dining, cafe or breakfast table chairs, bedside chairs
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Mahogany

Set of Four Rare Early Production Eero Saarinen for H.G. Knoll Dining Chairs
By Knoll, Eero Saarinen
Located in Ferndale, MI
of four Eero Saarinen for HG Knoll executive chairs I have ever seen. All four on first generation
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Set of 8 Teak and Bouclé Dining Chairs by Arne Vodder for Sibast, 1960s, Signed
By Sibast, Arne Vodder
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This gorgeous set of 8 dining chairs by Arne Norrell for Sibast (1960s Denmark) features gorgeous
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Bouclé, Teak

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Executive Dining Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of executive dining chairs is available at 1stDibs. Each of these unique executive dining chairs was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, metal and upholstery. Executive dining chairs have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of executive dining chairs to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern and Modern executive dining chairs are of considerable interest. Executive dining chairs have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Eero Saarinen, Knoll and De Coene Frères are consistently popular.

How Much are Executive Dining Chairs?

Prices for executive dining chairs start at $250 and top out at $15,995 with the average selling for $3,928.

Finding the Right seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of unique chairs, sofas and other seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.

Questions About Executive Dining Chairs
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 2, 2021
    The difference between a task chair and an executive chair is that most task chairs will have adjustable seat height as well as swivel and tilt functions. Task chairs are lightweight and mobile but are not intended for long periods of continuous use. Executive chairs are meant to be more comfortable and are usually designed with high backrests. An executive chair is intended for long periods of use compared to a task chair, which in some cases may be armless and isn’t going to provide the premium comfort that can be expected from an executive chair. Task chairs are also typically less expensive than executive chairs. Find a variety of antique, modern and contemporary task chairs and executive chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    The best executive office chair is really a matter of preference. When searching for the perfect office chair, it is important to consider both comfort level and style. On 1stDibs.com, you can shop a variety of different office chair styles.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    A dining chair is a chair used to provide seating while dining at a table. There are two main types: side chairs and armchairs. As the name suggests, armchairs feature integrated arms, and they typically go along the short ends of rectangular tables. Free of arms, side chairs are usually arranged along the sides of rectangular tables. On 1stDibs, shop a large selection of dining chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Dining chairs should be around 18 inches tall. Since most dining tables are 30 inches high, 18 inch tall dining chairs allow for a comfortable amount of legroom. As a general rule of thumb, there should be around 12 inches between a dining table and a seat.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    A carver dining chair is a kind of spool chair with legs rising above the seat level to frame the back and support the armrests. A theory about how carver chairs got their name is that the “master of the household” would sit at the head of the dining table and carve the meat that would be served for dinner. A widely reported origin story for the carver chair is that the name references a Pilgrim named John Carver, who was the founder of the Plymouth colony of Massachusetts in the United States. On 1stDibs, shop a range of antique and vintage carver chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 6, 2023
    The difference between an accent chair and a dining chair comes down to function and design. An accent chair usually goes in a seating area, and makers craft them with comfort in mind. As a result, most accent chairs feature cushioning and upholstery and are characterized by generous proportions. The purpose of a dining chair is to provide a place to sit while enjoying a meal. Usually, dining chairs are lighter and smaller than accent chairs for easy maneuvering. While they may have padded seats and backrests, dining chairs generally aren't as abundantly cushioned as accent chairs. Explore a large selection of chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Dining room chairs with arms require more space than armless ones.

  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    A good width for a dining chair is generally considered to be 16 to 20 inches. Chairs within this size range typically provide enough space for most people to sit comfortably. Shop a collection of dining chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Dining room chairs and dining tables do not necessarily have to match. 

  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A dining chair with arms is called a carver chair or elbow chair. It is a traditional dining chair with arms added to it for a more structured look and is a popular option for dining seats for a spot to comfortably rest your arms. Shop a selection of dining chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    Whether leather is good for dining chairs is largely a matter of personal opinion. However, many people find leather to be easy to wipe clean and appreciate its texture and appearance. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of leather dining chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The entire back of a dining chair is simply called the chair back. It may have another name that more accurately describes the shape such as an X back or a cross back. The individual parts of a chair back include the ear, top rail, cross rail, stile and back post. On 1stDibs, find vintage and contemporary dining chairs from top sellers around the world.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Choosing a fabric for reupholstering dining chairs is dependent on a number of factors. Cotton, faux suede, leather, tweed, velvet and vinyl are all popular options though each has different benefits. It is important to consider durability, ability to clean, and coordinating with decor.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The end chairs are called an armchair. Typically found at the head of the table, these specific chairs have armrests and give off a more formal feel. You can shop a collection of armchairs and dining tables from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Dining chairs without arms are called side chairs. Their counterpart, the armchair, is often found at the head of the table, with the side chairs filling in the seats along the side of the table. Shop a collection of side chairs from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Dining room chairs with arms are simply called armchairs. They are not to be confused with armchairs used in seating areas. A dining chair without arms is a side chair. You'll find a collection of antique and vintage dining chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    No, your dining room table and chairs do not need to match. Coordinated colors and styles can add visual flair to a space, and is a great way to show off your personal style. Shop a collection of dining room tables and chairs from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    The seat of a dining room chair is typically 18 inches from the floor and 16 to 20 inches wide.

  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 2, 2021
    To pick a fabric for dining room chairs, one should consider durable, easy to maintain or stain-resistant materials. While choosing a fabric is a personal choice, the most commonly preferred upholstery materials include cotton and linen — both are prone to staining, however — as well as leather and synthetic fabrics such as polyester. Shop a collection of antique, vintage, and contemporary dining chairs from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    To protect your woven dining chairs, try a fabric protection spray designed for the specific type of material. Follow the application directions printed on the bottle for best results. Also, wipe your chairs clean after every meal with a slightly damp cloth to reduce the risk of stains. On 1stDibs, find a range of woven dining chairs.

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