I want to commission a bespoke six-person dining table and chairs. I've contacted a few local carpenters/woodworkers. To me, the mid-century style is the ideal balance of expressive while still understated.
For the chairs, I want upholstery only on the seat, none on the back. No arms.
Example 1. This is decent, but perhaps a bit too simple, not expressive enough. I don't like the half moon back rest.
Example 2. The molded wood might be hard to do,...