Dining/side chairs

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  1. gomestar

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    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.
     


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    They're comfortable and very nice in leather. Little underwhelming in plastic.
     


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    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.
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    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.
     


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    some narrowing down

    contender #1
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    contender #2
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    #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.
     


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    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:

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    They look great with either wood legs or steel cantilevered base. Plus, they make an upholstered cover, if you like.
     


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    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"
     
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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Oh, maybe the most perfect dining chair ever made:

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    I know you don't want to go the MCM route, but come on, this is painfully beautiful. Pricey.
     
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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    We'd get the Cesca chairs if not for the expense. $1,200 a chair! Even more if you want arms.
     


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    Nah. That one looks like it's confused about itself. The Cesca is unrefinable.
     


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    it's striking yet elegant.
     


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    You could copy us and do these:

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