Get the Look: 30 Colorful Dining Chairs

Oddly, in all these years, I’ve yet to pull together a roundup of modern dining chairs. I’ve done Get the Look posts for modern patio chairs, modern desk chairs, and modern dining tables, and plenty of other furnishings, but alas, no modern dining chairs. Until now. There’s quite a variety here. There all modern silhouettes, but some are wooden, others acrylic or plastic; only a couple have upholstered seats.

All of these modern dining chairs sport fun colors. There’s a dining room photo by Petra Bindel that I’ve been kind of obsessed with, featuring three Muuto Nerd chairs in pastels around a pale wood table in a white room. When I decorated the dining room in my friend Meredith’s NYC condo, we used Eames chairs in three different colors around a Saarinen pedestal table.

There are more brightly colored modern dining chairs around than you may think. Made.com has several chairs in fun colors, including a hot pink that’d make Barbie blush. Home furnishings site Lulu & Georgia is full of color, with a couple of great purple dining chairs, among others. Crate & Barrel and West Elm sometimes have amazing colors too, but you have to get them quick because they tend to only stock them for a season; and of course, Ikea is worth checking too.

Here are my 30 colorful, modern dining chair picks.

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S H O P P I N G 

1. Stacking Chair by Lucian Randolph Ercolani

3. Globus Chair by Jesús Gasca for Stua

4. Yeva Side Chair 

5. Edge Chair by Novague 

6. Cornell Chair

7. Pushpin Chair

8. L’eau Chairs

9. Ruby Chair

10. Dwight Chair 

11. Butterfly Chair by Lucian Randolph Ercolani

12. Ghost Chair by Philippe Starck

13. Isabella Leather Wrapped Side Chair 

14. Nerd Chair by David Geckeler for Muuto

15. About A Chair AAC22 by Hee Welling for Hay

16. Tucker Chair

17. Bleecker Chair by Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler

18. Modern Dining Chair

19. About A Chair AAC12 by Hee Welling for Hay

20. 111 Navy Chair by Emeco

21. Maui Armless Chair by Vico Magistretti

22. Veda Chair

23. Vintner Side Chair

24. Era Chair by Michael Thonet 

25. Alchemia Side Chair 

26. Eiffel Dining Chair

27. Nadia Side Chair

28. Wishbone Chair by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn

29. Kitsch Dining Chairs 

30. J110 Chair by Poul M. Volther for Hay Denmark

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Get the Look: 34 Linear Suspension Lights

In addition to wall-to-wall carpet, pink bathroom tile, and misplaced doorways, the Delray Beach condo doesn’t really have overhead lighting—except for one oddly placed linear suspension lighting fixture. If you can get your eyes to focus beyond the nautical fanfare, you’ll see the fixture above the former owner’s dining table. We are changing the layout, so that spot will function as an entry area, probably with a console table and/or bench. (The entry door is to the right of the table.) As I mentioned yesterday, the carpet and fake wood floor will be ripped out, and a plywood floor will run throughout. So, for the purposes of this post, the question is: What to do about replacing that light fixture?

I perused the usual suspects to figure out my options—Lumens, Ylighting, Lightology, Lamps Plus, etc., and found more ceiling lights, including an interesting option I didn’t see on the US ones (#6) on the British site Argos. (And I learned a new term in all this: linear suspension lighting.) I would love to know what kind of light you think would work best. Remember, it will be an entry space, not a dining area. Ideas please!

 

 

S H O P P I N G

1 Pinto 1 Linear Suspension by Eglo, $372 at Lumens.

2 White Birch Plywood Lamp byArtek, $995 at Hive.

3 Logico Triple Linear Suspension by Artemide, $3,115 at Lumens.

4 Hola Suspension Light by LZF, $1043 at Ylighting.

5 Prisms 3 Light Suspension by ET2, $178 at Lightology.

6 Arteriors Home Caviar Staggered Pendant, $2,760 at All Modern.

7 LED Over Light, £120 at Argos.

8 Classique Slender Rectangle by Stonegate, $1,008 at Lightology.

9 Jamaica Suspension by Foscarini, $2,738 at Switch Modern.

10 Lyra 48 Linear Suspension, $1,040 at Lightology.

11 Larmes Linear Suspension by ET2, from $318 at Lumens.

12 Silhouette Linear Suspension by Besa Lighting, $1,000 at Lightology.

13 Noto Suspension Lamp by Artemide, $2,940 at Hive.

14 Titanium Linear Suspension Light by Access, $359 at Lightology.

15 Odyssey Linear Multi-Light by Access, $333 at Lumens.

16 Sioux Suspension Lamp by LZF, $1,732 at 2Modern.

17 Zen Linear by Fredrick Ramond, $1,399 at Ylighting.

18 Mouille Style Bent Arm, $6,800 at Urban Archaeology.

19 Sonneman Puri Four Light Pendant, $990 at All Modern.

20 Cellula Swarovski Crystal Chandelier, $2,730 at DWR.

21 Helix LED Linear Suspension by ET2, $1,328 at Lumens.

22 Flexxxibile Long Suspension, $2,009 at Lightology.

23 Long & Hard Suspension by Philippe Starck for Flos, $1,895 at Hive.

24 Long Light by Marcel Wanders for Moooi, $814 at Hive.

25 I-Club Small Suspension Light by LZF, $1,713.60 at Ylighting.

26 Troag Suspension Lamp by Luca Nichetto for Foscarini, $1,488 at Hive.

27 Cirrus Linear Suspension by Hinkley Lighting, $599 at Ylighting.

28  T-2205 Series Island Light by Estiluz, $1,008.80 at All Modern.

29 Tolomeo Double Suspension by Artemide, $720 at Hive.

30 Revel Linear Suspension by Tech Lighting, $1,200 at Lightology.

31 Artcraft On the Spot 3-Light, $342.91 at Lamps Plus.

32 Forecast Alexis Nickel 3-Light Rectangle, $665.91 at Lamps Plus.

33 Scandia Three Light Oval by Artcraft, $347.43 at All Modern.

34 Louvre Suspension Light by Established & Sons, $3,020 at Unica.

 

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When choosing a light, be sure to note what kind of bulbs it requires, and if the wattage is bright enough to light your space. A guide to choosing the right GU10 LED or other similar guides light might provide helpful information.

Get the Look: 48 Office Chairs that Swivel

As I mentioned yesterday, I need a new desk chair. Not only is mine falling apart, lately, the seat seems really hard. (Not sure why, all of a sudden.) So, when Tesco (yes, the British supermarket) got in touch asking me to tout its great office chairs selection, I figured it was a good a time as any to investigate. I found the usual suspects by Knoll and Herman Miller at Design Within Reach and Smart Furniture, and some high end contemporary models at Hive and Unica Home. Of course I browsed IKEA, West Elm, and CB2 for some less expensive choices too.

My favorites, the Eames Soft Pad Management Chair and the Eames Aluminum Executive, are both way too expensive, Any other thoughts? Here’s my desk:

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S H O P P I N G

1 Eros Castors by Philippe Starck for Kartell, $517 at Hive.

2 Amia Chair by Steelcase, $629 at Smart Furniture.

3 MultiGeneration Hybrid by Formway for Knoll, $340 at Smart Furniture.

4 Admire Office Chair, $348 at Zinc Door.

5 Cherner Task Chair by Norman Cherner, $1499 at DWR.

6 Hudson Task Chair by Philippe Starck for Emeco, $1,980 at DWR.

7 Bubble Camel Leather Office Chair, $229 at CB2.

8 Criss Cross Office Chair, $248 at Zinc Door.

9 Bungee Office Chair, $139 at The Container Store.

10 Sayl Task Chair by Yves Béhar for Herman Miller, $499 at DWR.

11 JULES Junior Desk Chair, $34.99 at IKEA.

12 Aeron Chair by Donald Chadwick+William Stumpf, $849 at MoMA Store.

13 Freedom Task Chair by Niels Diffrient for Humanscale, $799 at YLiving.

14 Uno Multi-Purpose Mid-Back Chair by Steelcase, $309 at Wayfair.

15 Trafico High-Back  Chair by dCOR Design, $151.59 at Wayfair.

16 Crescent Office Chair, $370 at InMod.

17 Eames Soft Pad Group Mgt. Chair by Herman Miller, $2,049 at Hive.

18 Freedom Task Chair  w/Headrest in Sabrina Leather, $2,465 at DWR.

19 Nine-0 Swivel Chair by Ettore Sottsass for Emeco $1,030 at Design Public.

20 Egoa Task Chair by Josep Mora for Stua, $699 at DWR.

21 360 Chair by Konstantin Grcic for Magis, $840 at Bobby Berk Home.

22 Globus Work Station by Michiel van der Kle for Artifort, $10,863 at Hive.

23 Exclamation Chair by Spectrum West, $700 at YLiving.

24 Plywood Wrap Office Chair, $199 at West Elm.

25 Mirra Chair by by Studio 7.5 for Herman Miller, $829 at YLiving.

26 Embody by Stumpf + Weber for Herman Miller, $1,339 at Smart Furniture.

27 Eames Aluminum Executive Chair by Herman Miller, $2,119 at Sit4Less.

28 ALRIK Swivel Chair, $14.99 at IKEA.

29 Polo Desk Chair by Robin Day, $199 at The Container Store.

30 Liberty Task Chair by Niels Diffrient for Humanscale, $1,129 at DWR.

31 Bombo Desk Chair by Stefano Giovannoni for Magis, $952 at InMod.

32 Crew Task Chair by Brian Kane for Steelcase, $489 at Smart Furniture.

33 Moorea Swivel Chair by Vico Magistretti for Kartell, $800 at Hive.

34 Think Chair 3D Knitt by Glen Oliver Löw for Steelcase, $884 at Sit4Less.

35 PATRIK Swivel Chair, $199 at IKEA.

36 Jones Office Chair, $249 at CB2.

37 Jam Workchair by Archirivolto S.T.C. for Calligaris, $307 at YLiving.

38 Trafico Faux Leather Office Chair, $223 at Zinc Door.

39 Scoop Task Chair by Blu Dot, $599 at Design Public.

40 Swivel Leather Desk Chair, $399 at West Elm.

41 Mauna-Kea Swivel Chair by Kartell, $1,352/pair at Smart Furniture.

42 MultiGeneration Hybrid Chair by Knoll, $285 at Smart Furniture.

43 Spin Chair by Ross Lovegrove for Driade, $941 at Unica. Home.

44 Scoop Office Chair, £39.88 at Tesco.

45 Flow Upholster 5-Point Star by Jean-Marie Massaud for MDF Italia, $695 at Northern Icon.

46 Lotus Chair by René Holten for Artifort, $2,789 at Unica Home.

47 Chair One 4-Star Base by Konstantin Grcic for Magis, $1,298/pair at 2Modern.

48 Bentwood Desk Chair, $135 at Crate & Barrel.

 

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