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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 10 Expandable Dining Tables.

Kartell 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.
Blu Dot 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.
Blu Dot 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.  
Connubia 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.
GUBI 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.
Copeland 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!
Saloom 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.
GUBI 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.
Gus* 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.
Emeco 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.
Calligaris Saint Tropez Stackable Chair
A metal and polycarbonate concoction, the pretty Saint Tropez Chair features a distinctive quilted shell and slender metal legs that inject a vintage vibe into any dining space. An added bonus: this modern dining chair is fully stackable.
Calligaris Parisienne Chair
The purely transparent Parisienne Chair reinterprets the classic French bistro chair in airy polycarbonate. Attention-getting and lightweight, this versatile modern chair is the height of versatility in any of five see-through colors.
Muuto Cover Chair
The Cover Chair by Muuto features a sturdy beech wood frame and ingenious curved backrest that stretches into armrests. Unpretentious and elegant in true Scandinavian fashion, this modern chair looks at home virtually anywhere.
Muuto Nerd Chair
Ingeniously constructed from oak or ash veneer, the Muuto Nerd Chair is a classic emblem of contemporary Nordic design, its precise engineering and refined form masking the strength and sturdiness of this stylish modern dining chair.
Cherner Side Chair
Norman Cherner's Mid Century classic remains an ageless modern dining chair, its sculptural profile a delicious complement to any dining room scheme. A range of wood and lacquered colors add up to good looks and versatility.
Calligaris Claire Chair
Engineered for comfort and ergonomics, Claire makes a welcoming dining statement. Solid ash wood legs, an enveloping form, and a range of stain-resistant upholstery choices add up to one delectable modern chair.
Calligaris Annie Soft Upholstered Chair
The appropriately named Annie Soft projects visceral comfort, thanks to a simple shell, covered in soft fabric and quilted details. Sturdy wooden legs complement this modern chair's invitingly upholstered seat.
Calligaris Skin Chair
An elegant modern chair, created to be exceptionally light and sturdy, the Calligaris Skin Chair is a polypropylene wonder. Skin's clean, decisive lines are versatile enough to grace dining room, living room, or office space.
Emeco Broom Stacking Chair
A collaboration between Philippe Starck and Emeco, the Broom Chair is a sustainable wonder, fashioned from polypropylene waste and reclaimed wood. Stackable and light, Broom is the ultimate eco-conscious dining chair.
Heller Bellini Chair
Mario Bellini´s injection molded stacking chair is already a contemporary classic, its seamless form equally elegant in indoor and outdoor settings. Virtually indestructible, the Bellini Chair is truly a chair for all seasons.