Those with a taste for a fine living know: the setting for a memorable meal is just as important as the menu. Whether it’s an informal gathering at home or a special occasion at a five-star restaurant, the following chairs are not only supremely comfortable, they are good-looking enough to make every bite taste just a little bit better. Call them the “Delicious Dozen” — these are twelve contemporary dining chairs that really make our mouths water.
Draenert’s Nobile Soft Chairs and Bar Chairs
Part of the Chelsea collection, the Chelsea chair’s cultured, cosmopolitan good looks are particularly well-suited to the civilized pleasures of the dining room. The chair’s simple yet elegant proportions are available in three backrest options: two with arms, one without. Crafted of the finest wood, fabric, and leather, these versatile seats embellish any setting.
0414 by Gallotti&Radice
Strong yet soft, curving yet steely, 0414 by Studio G&R is an elegant seating solution that marries traditional craftsmanship with fashion-forward good looks. The ash frame is available in a black, natural, or a tobacco-stain finish; the seat and backrest can be upholstered a variety of fine fabrics, velvets, suede, or leather.
Velis defines “the perfect integration between the parts, in a perfect balance: legs and seat meet in a frame that, left visible, gives richness to the project.” Crafted of ash or Canaletto walnut, with seat and back upholstered in rich leathers or fabrics, these chairs and armchairs bring a touch of sophistication to any interior.
Flow Chair Color by MDF Italia
A unique combination of simplicity and refinement, in a range of colors the designer has defined the “natural color of Japan,” Flow Chair Color is striking on its own or even more impactful as a family of seatings, making it an ideal statement piece for the home, office, or in public spaces.
IBLA Chairs and Armchairs by Giorgetti
Graceful and delicate, Ibla’s curved design harkens back to centuries of hand-crafted wood chair making, but the slim airiness of the seat and backrest are thoroughly modern. The result is an instant classic, a chair that defines that art of fine contemporary living.
Designer Guiliano Cappelletti’s SIGN is designed to stop you in your tracks: a timeless, iconic design with a large, welcoming seat and simple yet strong steel base. Available in a wide range of finishes, fabrics, and leathers, this is contemporary design at its finest.
Side Chair by Mark Albrecht Studio
Two simple elements — English Bridle leather and steel — come together to create this modernist take on the humble side chair. As a dining or occasional chair, the design brings a touch of traditional hominess to any setting, with its woven seat and back and simple lines.
Leave it to a Spanish woman to inject a little fashionable flair and humor into the art of seating. Patricia Urquiola’s Glove-Up features sinuous, molded lines, the backrest flowing into the lightness of the legs. An inviting chair or small armchair, available in a range of fabrics and leathers, Glove-Up brings classic, easy comfort to any contemporary setting.
Designed by: G. e R. Fauciglietti, Bella is a simple yet stunning work of art that combines surprising strength with elegance, grace, and lightness. The steel frame features lacquered steel legs and an innovative, flexible spring steel back that ensures extraordinary comfort along with slim good looks.