We curate a collection of nine classic walnut dining chairs, each reflecting a timeless union of material, form and craftsmanship.
One look at a mid-century modern space, and you’re likely to find walnut dining chairs. Popular with some of the 20th century’s most renowned designers, such as Arne Jacobsen and Hans J. Wegner, walnut dining chairs have proved a timeless favourite ever since. In this Nine to Know edit, we explore a cross-section of walnut dining chairs in various shapes and styles that all share in the warmth and versatility of timber.
Made in Ratio’s Alpha Chair, designed by founder Brodie Neill, debuted in Milan in 2015. The intricate, curvaceous design appears as though sculpted from one piece of wood, created through advanced computer-controlled cutting.
The Bassamfellows Brutus Chair calls on Modernist masters Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret as a softer and lighter interpretation of their work. The chair’s Vienna caning takes influence from 1950s Chandigarh, framed by smooth curves.
The Artisan Latus Chair, designed by internationally renowned Bosnian designer Salih Teskeredzic, won the 2011 Interior Innovation Award. Salih Teskeredzic designed the chair to reflect the strength, nature and poetics of wood as a material.
One of the first chairs conceptualised by design luminary Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn, the CH23 chair sees the pursuit of quality design through finer details. The CH23 Chair features intricate cruciform cover caps in the backrest, a handwoven seat and arched rear legs.
Designed by Michael Thonet for French Modernist architect Le Corbusier, the recognisable No. B9 Chair has a timeless European elegance that has ensured it’s stood the test of time in the dining room since the 1920s.
Inspired by the 100-year-old brownstone apartments lining the streets of Brooklyn, the De La Espada Elliot Dining Chair juxtaposes new and old. Designed by Jason Miller, the chair captures his pursuit of a chair that contrasts time, purpose and aesthetics.
The AIR Chair by Christophe Delcourt is part of his Shape of Shade collection. Christophe Delcourt designs luxuriously minimalist furniture for restaurants, hotels and boutiques, that also find a special place in designers – and design enthusiast’s homes.