In any case, our current dining chairs are awfully uncomfortable, especially when you've been sitting on them for a while. I only worked this out after they'd been purchased and were used for our first dinner party, so the prerequisite for the next ones are:
a) comfortable to sit on
b) easy to clean
d) good quality
My plan for the new house is to have a long timber dining table to seat 8-10 people comfortably. As for the chairs, I still haven't made up my mind, but here are the contenders so far.
These ones have been a favourite of mine for some time now:
|Hans Wegner Wishbone Chair|
These dining chair from Jardan could be a bit of fun - available in both leather and fabric (but there is no way I would ever have fabric upholstery dining chairs while my children are still living at home.)
|Jardan Sunday Chair|
You can't go past the simplicity of good Scandinavian design, and these chairs by AA are also a favourite:
|Alvar Aalto 611 Chair with Black Webbing|
|Alvar Aalto Chair 66|
You will have gathered by now that I am a big fan of C & R Eames. I like these molded plywood chairs, but I fear the kids will scratch them.
Eames Molded Plywood Dining Chair with Metal Base
Eames Molded Plywood Dining Chair with Wood Base
I've alway loved this one (I have one as an office chair) and I originally had plans to use these for the dining room:
|DSW Dining Chair|
Oh, but they are also nice in black too ....