Mosman Insider: Our Favourite Dining Chairs
WELL SELECTED CHAIRS ARE A FANTASTIC WAY TO SET THE TONE FOR YOUR DINING SPACE - BUT FINDING THE PERFECT ONE FOR YOU CAN BE SURPRISINGLY DIFFICULT, WRITES MOSMAN COLLECTIVE CONTRIBUTOR AND INTERIOR DESIGNER, LORI MURRAY.
Whether you are splurging or saving, one thing is clear – a good dining chair needs to be able to withstand everything from lively dinner parties to late night homework sessions and everything in between.
Here's a round-up of my Top 10 favourites - that feature in stylish Mosman homes this year:
No. 811 "Hoffman"
This classic, designed in the late 1920’s, is made of solid beech frame and hand-woven cane seat and back. I am yet to see a dining table where these don’t suit.
Purchase here: thonet.com.au
2. COCO REpublic
We recently purchased 10 of these for a client’s huge dining table and they are thrilled with the result. Casual, contemporary and slightly industrial, these chairs are a great solution if you’re looking for something unique.
Purchase here: cocorepublic.com.au
Clean, contemporary and functional, the leather option for this chair makes a very special statement around a dining table. A timeless choice – and all Australian made!
Purchase here: jardan.com.au
"About a Chair"
Encapsulating true Danish style – simple, functional, minimalist, and high quality, this Hay chair pairs beautifully with a clean and simple oak dining table.
Purchase here: pond-pond.com
No. B9 "Le Corbusier"
This classic bentwood armchair is another staple that is appropriate in any setting. Seat them at the head of a table, and pair with the No.18 Thonet chair, also one of the most versatile chairs ever produced.
Purchase here: thonet.co.au
6. Hans Wegner
Consider this an investment, an heirloom – or perhaps straight to the wish list! Originally designed for Carl Hansen & Son by Hans Wegner in 1949, this sculptural yet beautifully simple design will never date.
Purchase here: cultdesign.com.au
8. Arthur G
A contemporary upholstered chair, and highly customisable – this beauty can suit all of your colour/fabric requirements - and best of all they are Australian made!
Purchase here: arthurg.com.au
Because Scandinavian design doesn’t always have to leave your wallet empty! Funky, durable and affordable, pair this chair with a pale oak dining table for a fantastic contrast, or a modern round breakfast table for a match made in heaven.
Purchase here: ikea.com.au