Contemporary Dining Chairs
When it comes to designing the perfect contemporary dining space, dining chairs and side chairs are among the most essential components. With their understated yet elegant designs and exceptional comfort, these chairs can not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of your dining area, but also provide a comfortable, inviting experience for your household and guests.
Made of wood, metal, polyethylene, and more durable-yet-approachable materials, HAY's selection of contemporary dining chairs and side chairs has options to suit a wide variety of spaces. Browse the latest in contemporary dining furniture or discover fresh versions of old favorites in the Herman Miller x HAY Collection.
Contemporary Side Chairs
Side chairs are versatile seating options that can stand by to provide additional seating not only in the dining area, but also anywhere else in your home. These chairs excel in both functionality and aesthetic appeal, making them a valuable addition to your interior decor.
Though contemporary side chairs and dining chairs are mostly interchangeable, side chairs are typically armless, meant to blend into the background of a space when not in use. For a versatile, visually appealing accent chair that can stand in as a dining chair or armchair in a multitude of spaces, choose an upholstered accent armchair. With larger, plusher silhouettes than their sleeker counterparts, upholstered accent chairs can stand in as lounge chairs, dining chairs, and more.
Types of Dining Chairs
Upholstered Dining Chairs: Featuring cushioned seats and padded backs, upholstered dining chairs prioritize comfort without compromising on style. Whether you opt for plush fabric or luxurious leather upholstery, these chairs are warm and inviting, designed to cradle their occupants for lasting comfort.
Wood Dining Chairs: For those seeking natural warmth and timeless elegance, wood dining chairs are the ideal choice – especially when paired with a wood dining table. Crafted from high-quality wood such as oak, walnut, or teak, these chairs showcase the beauty of natural materials.
Metal Dining Chairs: For a contemporary take on industrial materials, metal dining chairs are the way to go. These chairs often feature sleek frames made from materials like stainless steel, aluminum, or chrome. Many metal dining chairs also feature wood or plastic seats and seat backs. Their clean and streamlined designs make them an excellent choice for minimalist interiors, offering a stylish contrast to other elements in the room.
How to Choose Accent & Dining Chairs for Your Space
HAY offers a wide selection of dining chairs and accent chairs that are fitting for every room. As you browse chairs, think about the style of your home and the purpose of the chair. Create unity by pairing like materials together – wood dining chairs with a wood dining table – or establish compelling contrast by mixing and matching materials, colors, and silhouettes.
A sculptural upholstered side chair is the perfect seat for a living room or bedroom. A wood side chair is an ideal choice for an entryway or dining room. Or use an accent chair to introduce a pop of color into a room. Choose a pair of colorful side chairs to flank a living room sofa or offer seating in a home office. For small accent chairs, consider the HAY Élémentaire Chair, which combines a compact footprint with ergonomic design principles. Or look to the HAY About A Chair collection to find dining chairs and side chairs alike for your home office space. For contemporary takes on mid-century classics, shop the Herman Miller x HAY Collection.
At HAY, shop contemporary dining chairs and side chairs that will provide essential seating options throughout your home, elevating both the functionality and the aesthetic appeal of your space.