If you’re after black wood dining chairs to complement your dining room table, I’ve found eight beauties for you to admire. These include design classics from Ercol, Normann Copenhagen, Arne Jacobsen and Carl Hansen. Many of these have a mid-century modern flavour. I’ve also included a couple of more reasonably priced options which are perfect for anyone working within a budget. I hope you find one of these black wood dining chairs just right for your dining room.
Designer Black Wood Dining Chairs
Mid-century modern Ercol Originals Butterfly Chair designed by Lucian R Ercolani which dates back to 1958. Key features include the Windsor Wedge joint which interconnects the legs to the seat making it very strong. The combination of the curved backrest and seat give this piece a distinctive silhouette akin to a butterfly shape. Made from elm, ply and beech with a black paint finish. Measurements are 75cm high, 48cm wide, 45cm depth and seat height 47cm. Current price is £415. Buy from Barker and Stonehouse. Product code: RTRO0024BLAC.
Another Ercol Originals, this Stacking Chair is also designed by Lucian Ercolani. It’s a mid-century modern era piece dating back to 1957. The design was inspired by Windsor furniture so it has that solid wedge joint. Key features are the distinctive backrest, curved indented seat and the tapered splayed legs. You can stack this chair to save on space. The seat is solid elm and the legs are solid birch which has been painted black. Measurements are 77cm high, 45cm wide, 77cm depth and seat height 45cm. Current price is £365. Buy from Heal’s. Product code: MG001013.
Say hello to the Normann Copenhagen Just Chair in delicious lacquered black ash veneer. This understated moulded shell chair seat sits neatly above the minimalist steel frame for support. You can stack these chairs to save on space. Measurements are 79cm high, 53cm wide and 53cm in depth. Current price £169. Buy from Houseology. Product code: NO0429.
Normann Copenhagen Just Chair from Houseology
This amazing Arne Jacobsen Grand Prix Chair in black laminated ash was first created in 1957. It’s named after winning the Grand Prix at the Triennale di Milano. The design was re-introduced by Fritz Hansen as a non-stackable version. Measurements are 80.5cm high, 50cm wide, 50cm in-depth with a seat height of 46.5cm. Current price £456. Buy from The Conran Shop. Product code: 865159.
Chill out on the Carl Hansen CH33 Dining Chair. Designed by Hans J Wegner back in 1957, it’s a beauty. Made from solid oak. With its curved backrest and seat and graceful legs, it’s a pert and perfect piece. Measurements are 74cm high, 55cm wide and 48cm in depth with a seat height of 44cm. Current price £490. Buy from Utility Design. Product code: not listed.
Super stylish CPH Chair designed by Hay. The seat has been moulded using plywood in a layered effect for support and a flexible backrest. Distinctive four legs making an inverse V shape for a contemporary finish and stackable options. Measurements are 80cm high, 49cm wide, 50cm depth with a seat height of 46cm. Current price £215. Buy from Amara. Product code: 1039011419000.
Mid-Priced Black Wood Dining Chairs
Something a little less expensive is the Callum Black Stackable Dining Chair. With a slim and slender profile and slight curves, this minimalist design is great value for money. The seat is constructed from plywood which is lacquered black whilst the frame is in metal. Measurements are 82.5cm high, 42cm wide and 52cm in depth with a seat height of 46cm. Current price is £60. Buy from Habitat. Product code: 261196.
Or perhaps you might prefer this Suzy Dining Chair in Black. It’s part of the John Lewis House collection. The chair is made from plywood which has been laminated. The design is very simple and I love the trim of the wood peeping through on the seat edge. With a slightly curved backrest and seat with a dip, it’s very comfy. You can also stack this chair with is useful. Measurements are 81cm high, 48cm wide and 45cm in depth. Current price £69. Buy from John Lewis & Partners. Product code: 83642302.
Buy Black Wood Dining Chairs
You can buy all these chairs online from the following retailers.
Barker and Stonehouse Affiliate Link: Barker and Stonehouse
Heal’s Affiliate Link: Heal’s
Houseology: Ceased Trading
The Conran Shop Affiliate Link: The Conran Shop
Utility Design Link: Utility Design
Amara Affiliate Link: Amara
Habitat Affiliate Link: Habitat
John Lewis & Partners Affiliate Link: John Lewis & Partners
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