20 Elegant Dining Room Chairs

Our favorite dining room chairs have more than good looks to recommend them. Ranging from iconic to innovative, eco-friendly to cutting edge, these distinctive modern designs are superbly crafted to offer both comfort and versatility. Pair these dining chairs with our curated list of Top 20 Contemporary Dining Tables and Top 20 Expandable Dining Tables.

Masters Chair
A little panache goes a long way with Philippe Starck's unmistakable modern chair. Lightweight and airy, the Kartell Masters Chair is a conversation starter at any gathering, and segues from dining room to terrace in grand style.
Chip Dining Chair
Pleasing comfort, timeless form, and a hardy build makes the Chip Dining Chair a no-brainer for any modern space. Solid wood legs and a clean silhouette, neatly upholstered in a range of color choices, allows Chip to fit in anywhere.
Clutch Dining Chair
Sturdy, elegant, and comfortable, Clutch boasts rounded edges and a curved wrap-around back that provides the perfect resting spot for arms. Dinner guests may be tempted to stick around long after dessert is served.  
Boheme Chair
Sharp lines and a minimalist form distinguish Boheme, a modern chair which combines a metal frame with a seat and backrest made of regenerated leather. Steel tube tapered legs complement just about any dining room scheme.
Beetle Dining Chair
This un-upholstered version of GUBI's celebrated Beetle Chair remakes the classic Beetle silhouette in polypropylene plastic. Accessibly priced, this modern chair's wide range of colors suits both formal & informal dining rooms.
Estelle Dining Chair
Solid Vermont hardwoods and a profile of sculptural elegance make Estelle the perfect reason to buy American. Put a suite of these modern chairs around a table, and no one will notice the table!
Bowtie Plyshell Dining Chair
Scandinavian design sensibilities and time-honored American craftsmanship merge in this sculptural design. A bucket seat on a splayed leg base of solid wood makes an elegant addition to any dining room.
Velvet Dining Chair
Modern design lovers are bug-eyed for GamFratesi's Beetle Dining Chair for GUBI, and no wonder. The height of elegance, this modern chair's distinctive profile and tailored good looks fit in anywhere, while standing out beautifully.
Lecture Chair
A reinterpretation of the classic elementary school chair, Lecture features a one-piece, bent-plywood form and powder-coated steel legs, stabilized with sturdy metal bars. A modern chair schooled in style, comfort, and durability.
ALFI High Back Chair
Finding beauty in industrial waste isn't easy, but Jasper Morrison's innovative design gets the job done impressively. Created from wood and plastic waste material, ALFI takes sustainable dining to new creative heights.