Modern Dining Room Chairs

Modern Furniture Design

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances—both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: Modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, Modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”


     Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany. Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs—many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principles Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chair, and the Eames’s Lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.


     It’s difficult to overstate the influence that Modernism continues to wield over designers and architects—and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

Fency Dining Chair

Fency Dining Chair

By Marco Corti
Fency Dining Chair
Marco Corti
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Metal
Green velvet upholstered dining chair with two button- tufted back detail on delicately sculpted bronze metal legs. Made to order and available in various standard fabric and leather...
Set of Six Paul Evans for Directional Dining Chairs
Set of Six Paul Evans for Directional Dining Ch...
Paul Evans
Vintage 1970s American Modern Dining Room Chairs
Suede
Set of six suede Paul Evans dining chairs with chromed steel cantilevered base. Two armchairs. Four side chairs. By Directional. Side chairs are 19" W.
Nepal Dining Chair in White by Paola Navone
Nepal Dining Chair in White by Paola Navone
Baxter, Paola Navone
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Dining Room Chairs
Metal
Small chair with metal frame and Mongolian lamb covers.  
Bleached Maple and Leather Modern Dining Chair
Bleached Maple and Leather Modern Dining Chair
Martell Woodworks
2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs
Leather, Maple
This is a clean and simple dining chair, crafted of bleached maple and featuring a seat and back of natural skirting leather. The chair is light, sturdy, and very comfortable. The th...
Vintage Set of Four Mathieu Matégot Dining Chairs, France, 1950s
Vintage Set of Four Mathieu Matégot Dining Chai...
Mathieu Matégot, Atelier Matégot
Vintage 1950s French Modern Dining Room Chairs
Steel
Striking set of four vintage dining chairs by Mathieu Matégot in his trademark perforated and lacquered sheet steel. Wonderful lightness to these, masterful use of steel enables thes...
Lloyd Dinning and Accent Chair
Lloyd Dinning and Accent Chair
Crump and Kwash
2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs
Brass, Leather, Maple
Solid maple construction / zero voc oil finished / brushed brass rungs / leather wrapped back support Dimensions: 27 H (18in seat height) 23 W x 21 D.
Lloyd Dinning and Accent Chair with Pad
Lloyd Dinning and Accent Chair with Pad
Crump and Kwash
2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs
Bronze, Leather, Walnut
Solid wood construction / hand rubbed oil finished / solid bronze rungs / leather wrapped back support / leather wrapped seat cushion Dimensions: 27 H (19in seat height) 23 W x ...
Lloyd Dinning and Accent Chair
Lloyd Dinning and Accent Chair
Crump and Kwash
2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs
Bronze, Leather, Walnut
Solid walnut construction / zero voc oil finished / bronze rungs / leather wrapped back support Dimensions: 27 H (18in seat height) 23 W x 21 D.
Minimal style, solid wood chair, textiles or leather seatings, pattern backboard
Minimal style, solid wood chair, textiles or le...
Adolini+Simonini
2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs
The Wing chair solid wood collection, flexibility, modern aesthetics, comfort and softness are the keywords for this collection. The concept is inspired by the B-52 plane design, thi...
S/6 Mid-Century Modern Carl Karl Springer Style...
Karl Springer Ltd.
Vintage 1980s American Modern Dining Room Chairs
Animal Skin, Wood, Parchment Paper
Offered is a Mid-Century Modern set of six lacquered goatskin parchment KMF side / dining chairs in the style of Karl Springer. Exudes sophistication; linear in design with concave s...
UNA Dining Chair in Hard Maple with Vegetable L...
Estudio Persona
2010s American Modern Chairs
Leather, Maple
The UNA chair intersects the round wooden seat and legs with a leather upholstered cylindrical back. Using these fluid shapes allows greater focus on the details of the wood grain an...
UNA Dining Chair in Black Stained Oak with Leat...
Estudio Persona
2010s American Modern Chairs
Leather, Oak
UNA dining chair in black stained oak with black leather back bolster. The UNA chair intersects the round wooden seat and legs with a leather upholstered cylindrical back. Using thes...
UNA Leather Upholstered Dining Chair in Black S...
Estudio Persona
2010s American Modern Chairs
Leather, Oak
UNA Leather Upholstered Dining Chair in Black Stained Oak intersects the round wooden seat and legs with a leather upholstered cylindrical back. Using these fluid shapes allows great...
Four Italian 1970s Korium Chairs by Tito Agnoli...
Tito Agnoli, Matteo Grassi
Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Armchairs
Metal
These Korium chairs are a Italian design classic from the 1970s. They are especially elegant in their minimalistic design. Korium KM1 designed by Tito Agnoli in 1978 - his main focus...
Corbett Dining Chair in Solid White Oak with Br...
KGBL
2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs
Bronze, Oak
The corbett chair is fabricated of solid, rift cut wood. Bronze standoffs allow the seat to visually float above the base. Shown in quartered fumed white oak. Also available in Ameri...
Evander Dining Chair in Yellow Wool Bouclé wit...
KGBL
2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs
Wool, Walnut
The Evander has a sleek, attenuated form yet somehow manages an enveloping comfort. Upholstered seat and back on a solid wood base. Shown with American Black Walnut base and Yellow W...
Contemporary m2kr You Chair in Galavanized Stee...
Myriam Kuehne-Rauner
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs
Steel
Design studio m2kr playfully transforms gender symbols into the extravagant chair collection "ME", "You", "Family" The minimalist design, high quality workmanship and the material ...
Contemporary m2kr Me Chair in Galavanized Steel...
Myriam Kuehne-Rauner
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs
Design studio m2kr playfully transforms gender symbols into the extravagant chair collection "ME", "You", "Family" The minimalist design, high quality workmanship and the material ...
Contemporary m2kr Family Chair in Galavanized S...
Myriam Kuehne-Rauner
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs
Steel
Design studio m2kr playfully transforms gender symbols into the extravagant chair collection "ME", "You", "Family" The minimalist design, high quality workmanship and the material ...
Reunion Dining Chair or Side Chair Shown in Oxi...
Cedric Martin
21st Century and Contemporary American American Modern Dining Room Chairs
Oak
The Reunion chair is a lean and sturdy side chair suitable for the dining room or as a desk chair. It is shown in oxidized white oak and available in many wood and finish options. Th...
Six Klismos Chairs in the style of T.H. Robsjoh...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1980s American Modern Dining Room Chairs
Faux Leather, Wood
Set of six klismos chairs, very well made.
SQ Dining Chair, Maple Hardwood Side Chair
2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs
Hardwood, Maple
The SQ dining chair believes upholding abstraction becomes principle when adhering to straight lines and rectangular forms. Shown in maple and also available in ash, white oak, o...
Issa Chair, Brazilian Wood
2010s Brazilian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Hardwood
The contrariety of consecutive lines of straight lines define the whole piece. Stuffed with fittings, a chair is an exaltation of traditional carpentry, which lacks the use of hardwa...
Black Leather and Antique Brass Dining Chair
Stephen Kenn
2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs
Steel, Leather
A steel and leather chair with a comfortable seat, easily stackable to save space when needed. This version has an antique brass frame, an antique brass backrest, and a black leather...
Natural Nubuck Leather and Antique Brass Dining...
Stephen Kenn
2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs
Steel, Leather
A steel and leather chair with a comfortable seat, easily stackable to save space when needed. This version has a steel frame with an antique brass finish, and a natural nubuck leath...
Thick Dining or Side Chair in Dark Walnut with ...
Godar Furniture
2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs
Leather, Walnut
The Thick Chair is a dining or side chair designed by Justin Godar in 2010. The arms are sloped for user comfort and to allow the chair to be stowed part way under a dining table. Fr...

Black Walnut Hewitt Dining Chair

By New York Heartwoods
Black Walnut Hewitt Dining Chair
New York Heartwoods
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Dining Room Chairs
Wood, Walnut
New York Heartwoods' contemporary black walnut Hewitt dining chair is influenced by midcentury design, and features a hand shaped backrest, NYH's signature teardrop post legs and a f...
DGD Dining Chairs (Set of 2), Black, Powder Coa...
David Gaynor
2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs
Steel, Cotton, Oak
The DGD dining chair finds formality and comfort in the industrial and organic. Seat frame shown in white oak and available ash, maple, or walnut. Powder coated steel frame sho...
SQ1 Dining Chair, White Oak Hardwood Side Chair
2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs
Hardwood, Oak
The SQ1 dining chair believes upholding abstraction becomes principle when adhering to straight lines and rectangular forms. Shown in white oak and also available in ash, maple, ...
21st Century Custom Contemporary Solid Purple H...
Troy Smith
2010s Canadian Modern Chairs
Brass, Velvet, Hardwood
Hex chair The Hex chair was built and designed in 2017 by artist Troy Smith. This contemporary and timeless chair is made out of the highest grade of materials. Extremely comfortabl...
Set of Six Upholstered Dining Room Chairs by Ba...
Baker Furniture Company, Barbara Barry
Late 20th Century American Modern Dining Room Chairs
A beautiful set of six dining room chairs by Barbara Barry for Baker Furniture. They feature an espresso finish with a burgundy paisley fabric. The dining room table pictured is avai...
Set of 20 White High Gloss Aluminum Dining Chai...
Andrée Putman
Late 20th Century American Modern Dining Room Chairs
Aluminum
20 white high gloss aluminum dining chairs designed by Andrée Putman for Emeco, these chairs came out of the Morgan Hotel in NYC. All in good condition with signs of very little wear.
Amuneal’s Leather Stool (Counter Height)
Amuneal, Amuneal
2010s American Modern Stools
Steel, Leather
Amuneal’s blackened steel and leather stools are fabricated from precision machined and laser-cut steel components. The laser-cut and formed seat is hand clad in leather and suspende...
Phloem Studio Jess Side Chair, Modern White Oak...
Phloem Studio
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs
Hardwood
Phloem Studio Jess side chair is a modern contemporary solid wood dining chair in white oak with tapered hardwood legs and a solid wood laminated curved back. The seat has a carved r...
Phloem Studio Harbor Chair, Handmade Modern Whi...
Phloem Studio
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs
Rope, Hardwood
Phloem Studio Harbor chair is a modern contemporary solid wood white oak side chair handmade custom to order with turned tapered and shaped legs and tube back shaped from hardwood by...
Phloem Studio Harbor Chair, Handmade Modern Sid...
Phloem Studio
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs
Rope, Hardwood
Phloem Studio Harbor chair is a modern contemporary solid wood side chair handmade custom to order with turned tapered and shaped legs and tube back shaped from hardwood by hand and ...
Captains Chair, Handmade Modern White Oak and R...
Phloem Studio
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs
Rope, Hardwood
Phloem Studio captain’s chair is a modern contemporary take on a classic captain’s chair handmade custom to order with turned tapered and shaped legs and a horseshoe shape tube arm a...
Phloem Studio Jess Side Chair, Modern Ebonized ...
Phloem Studio
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs
Hardwood
Phloem Studio Jess side chair is a modern contemporary solid wood dining chair in ebonized (black) oak with tapered hardwood legs and a solid wood laminated curved back. The seat has...
Captain’s Chair, Handmade Modern Wood Frame and...
Phloem Studio
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs
Upholstery, Hardwood
Phloem Studio Captains chair is a modern contemporary take on a classic Captains chair handmade custom to order with turned tapered and shaped legs and a horseshoe shape tube arm and...
Phloem Studio Captains Chair, Modern Walnut and...
Phloem Studio
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs
Rope, Hardwood
Phloem Studio Captains chair is a modern contemporary take on a classic Captains chair handmade custom to order with turned tapered and shaped legs and a horseshoe shape tube arm and...
Phloem Studio Harbor Chair, Handmade Modern Map...
Phloem Studio
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs
Rope, Hardwood
Phloem Studio Harbor chair is a modern contemporary solid wood side chair handmade custom to order with turned tapered and shaped legs and tube back shaped from hardwood by hand. App...
Phloem Studio Harbor Chair, Handmade Modern Wal...
Phloem Studio
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs
Rope, Hardwood
Phloem Studio Harbor chair is a modern contemporary solid walnut wood side chair handmade custom to order with turned tapered and shaped legs and tube back shaped from hardwood by ha...
Set of Six Midcentury Chrome Dining Chairs by M...
Milo Baughman, Design Institute America
20th Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Chrome
Exquisite set of chrome dining chairs designed by Milo Baughman for Design Institute America (DIA). Mirrored chrome, modern beauties. Nicely angled legs. Recently upholstered, uphols...
Six Dyna Chairs by Roche Bobois, Paris
Roche Bobois
Early 2000s French Modern Chairs
Structure in molded beech plywood and perforated finish Alpi veneer (reconstituted wood veneer, ebony or wenge stain) or without penetration covered with fabric or leather, non-fire ...
Set of Four Leather Giancarlo Vegni S91 Chairs ...
Giancarlo Vegni
1990s Italian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Set of four natural buck leather chairs model S91 designed by Giancarlo Vegni and made by the Italian firm Fasem.
Karl Springer "Regency Armchairs," 1980s
Karl Springer
Vintage 1980s American Modern Dining Room Chairs
Leather
Set of four exceptional "Regency Armchairs" completely wrapped in black leather with matching black leather upholstery by Karl Springer, American, 1980s.
Contemporary Dining Chair in Walnut, Oak or Ebo...
Made In Ratio
2010s British Modern Dining Room Chairs
Oak, Walnut
A contemporary solid-wood all-purpose stackable chair produced using the latest production technologies of shaped wooden furniture. The design boasts a strong architectural gesture t...
Saint Luc 'Hamac' Dining Chair in Navy and Brow...
Saint Luc
21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Dining Room Chairs
Hamac is almost the manifesto of the technological innovation created by Saintluc. Lured by the chance of giving a contribution to the valorization of the linen fiber in the furn...
Set of Six Modern Style Korean Dining Room Chairs
Vintage 1960s Korean Modern Dining Room Chairs
Fabric, Foam, Wood, Mahogany
Set of six elegant dining chairs. Completely restored, frames are solid walnut wood, finished in a walnut lacquered with a rich shine. Seats have been professionally upholstered in l...
Afra & Tobia Scarpa Set of Four Dialogo Chairs ...
Afra & Tobia Scarpa
Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Fiberglass
Afra & Tobia Scarpa set. A set of four "Dialogo"chairs. The chairs are designed by Afra & Tobia Scarpa. The frame is of very nice constructed wood. The sitting is of fiberglass. Betw...
Set of Modern Dining Chairs
Late 20th Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Wood
Set of six black ebony painted dining chairs with curved backs.   
Hagia Outdoor Dining Chair by Kenneth Cobonpue
Kenneth Cobonpue
2010s Philippine Modern Patio and Garden Furniture
Hagia outdoor dining chair by Kenneth Cobonpue Bask in Hagia’s regal luxury and romantic Gothic aesthetic. Beneath an intricately handwoven vaulted ceiling, revel in a lofty cathe...
Second Chair Set in Western Pacific Maple and S...
Matthew Philip Williams
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs
Acrylic, Maple
Literally the second chair designed from the studio, this chair is all about simplicity. Made from Pacific Maple and varying Solid Surface material, these chairs are created as an ef...
Second Chair in Western Pacific Maple and Solid...
Matthew Philip Williams
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs
Acrylic, Maple
Literally the second chair designed from the studio, this chair is all about simplicity. Made from Pacific Maple and varying Solid Surface material, these chairs are created as an ef...
Giuseppe Scapinelli Set of Eight blue Chairs
Giuseppe Scapinelli
Mid-20th Century Brazilian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Wood
Set of eight Giuseppe Scapinelli blue chairs made of golden caviuna wood. This chairs were designed and produced in a very small quantity in the mid-1950s by the Italian born Brazili...
Evander Chair or Armchair in Yellow Cotton Line...
KGBL
2010s American Modern Chairs
Cotton, Linen, Walnut
The anthropomorphic Evander chair is generous enough for use in a living room but can also be used in the dining room. Shown in a cotton/linen weave with a solid American black walnu...
Julian Dining Chair with Fumed White Oak Base a...
KGBL
2010s American Modern Dining Room Chairs
Wool, Oak
The solid wood frame of the Julian frames a crisply upholstered seat which rises and forms the backrest. Shown with a fumed white oak frame and wool stripe fabric. Also available in ...
Two T.H.Robsjohn-Gibbings for Baker Chairs, cir...
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Vintage 1960s American Modern Side Chairs
An arm and a side chair by T.H.Rosjohn-Gibbings for Baker, circa 1961. The designer's collaboration with Baker was short lived and produced in small numbers-the pieces are rare and h...
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