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post #1 of 110
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As I've discovered, finding new dining room chairs is the hardest task ever. They'd be going with a white Kartell Maui table, help!

Options that we're considering:

http://store.hermanmiller.com/Products/Magis-Steelwood-Chair

http://hivemodern.com/pages/product3231/vitra-jasper-morrison-basel-chair

http://www.unicahome.com/p68671/kartell/hi-cut-chair-set-of-2-by-philippe-starck-for-kartell.html

http://hivemodern.com/pages/product379/kartell-philippe-starck-la-marie

http://hivemodern.com/pages/product235/vitra-jean-prouve-standard-chair

http://www.unicahome.com/p54062/magis/trattoria-chair-set-of-2-by-jasper-morrison-for-magis.html

http://hivemodern.com/pages/products.php?sid=605

http://www.unicahome.com/p25328/knoll/knoll-sprite-stacking-chairs-by-ross-lovegrove.html

http://www.unicahome.com/p33156/lapalma/kai-chair-and-stool-by-shin-azumi-for-lapalma.html

http://hivemodern.com/pages/product3482/bb-citterio-otto-4-leg-chair

http://www.maruni.com/en/product/armless_chair/2502-20/

http://www.cassina.com/portal/page/portal/new/webpages/cassina/catalogue/product?p=code:CS_699_1;is_finder_result:1&lang=en



this one will have to wait, but it's first on my list when we get a bigger place. I'm posting it here just because.
http://hivemodern.com/pages/product4272/cappellini-dror-bershetrit-peacock-chair



Also, at no point will "quality replicas" ever be considered.
post #2 of 110
I like the lightwood chair best for that table, of the group posted. Anything fairly light in the style of a cafe chair should work pretty well.
post #3 of 110
I've been thinking about getting these later this year.

http://www.stua.com/eng/coleccion/gas.html
post #4 of 110
They're comfortable and very nice in leather. Little underwhelming in plastic.
post #5 of 110
I recommend sitting in the ones you like, if possible. It's amazing how often I fall in love with a chair online and then find I really dislike the way it feels when I finally sit in it.

My wife and I sat in a bunch of chairs. We got the Stua Gas, because it was noticeably more comfortable than nearly all the other chairs we tested. They come in a pretty good variety of leather and fabrics.
post #6 of 110
Thread Starter 
yeah, I'll be able to try a bunch, though certainly not all. Comfort is not that important to me, only discomfort.


I imagine they'll get about 30 minutes of use a week.
post #7 of 110
Thread Starter 
some narrowing down

contender #1
chairs_trattoria.jpg

vs.

contender #2
chairs_airarmchair.jpg


#1 is beautiful, wood + plastic, but twice as much $$$ as #2.

#2 is also beautiful, fibreglass-plastic, and they can all slide under our table (space is at a premium). Not sure which ones I like better.
post #8 of 110
Of the ones you posted, I like the Prouve and Steelwood chairs best.

I'm surprised you didn't mention the Hal chairs by Jasper Morrison:





They look great with either wood legs or steel cantilevered base. Plus, they make an upholstered cover, if you like.
post #9 of 110
Thread Starter 
I like the Hal, but prefer the Trattoria. The chairs we have now are cantiliver based, but since the table we have is so small, it's a mess down there.


the Steelwood is great, but it wouldn't quite fit under the table unless we raised it by 2-3"
post #10 of 110
Oh, maybe the most perfect dining chair ever made:



I know you don't want to go the MCM route, but come on, this is painfully beautiful. Pricey.
post #11 of 110
We'd get the Cesca chairs if not for the expense. $1,200 a chair! Even more if you want arms.
post #12 of 110
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Oh, maybe the most perfect dining chair ever made:

chairs_latourette2.jpg
post #13 of 110
Nah. That one looks like it's confused about itself. The Cesca is unrefinable.
post #14 of 110
Thread Starter 
it's striking yet elegant.
post #15 of 110
You could copy us and do these:



I'm torn between these and the Cesca chairs. Ultimately, the price is determinative.
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