ISSUE 12  |  Inspired Seating

10 Easy Pieces: Classic Black Dining Chairs

March 24, 2010 10:15 AM

BY Julie Carlson

Black chairs add a graphic note to the dining table; either as a matching suite or as a single chair mixed in with wood chairs.

Above: New at Antiquaire in Chicago, the Tolix A Chair in glossy black enamel is $275.

Above: The classic black lacquered beechwood Thonet Vienna Side Chair is $119 at Crate & Barrel.

Above: The Nakashima-inspired Thatcher Chair in solid maple with an ebony stain is made in Vermont; $249 at Room & Board.

Above: The compact, glossy-black-painted Salt Chair is $98 at Design Within Reach.

Above: Ikea's solid beech Norvald Chair is one of the best deals around (also available in red or white); $69.99 at Ikea.

Above: Staach Cain Collection Chair in black; $620 for a set of two (only sold in pairs) at Design Public.

Above L: Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair with chrome base; $249 at Design Within Reach. Above R: Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair with wood dowel base is $399 at Design Within Reach.

Above L: The Arne Jacobsen–designed Series 7 Dining Chair is available in several different heights, starting at $551 for the 18.3–inch size at Design Within Reach. Above R: Eames Molded Plywood Dining Chair in black stain with metal legs; $499 at Design Within Reach.