These Xavier Pauchard-designed chairs are made from painted raw steel. First introduced in the 1930s, these Tolix chairs are featured everywhere from barbecues to the MOMA thanks to their lightweight but stylish design.
This classic beech frame gets a modern update with a bow-like back and a smooth onyx finish.
$2,445, Kate Spade
We can't always have breakfast at Tiffany's, but these Tiffany blue upholstered chair with T-stich accents are the next best thing.
$138.99 for 2, Andover Mills
This family-friendly chair is made out of super durable walnut and hickory woods, so it can withstand years of wear and tear.
$808, George Nakashima for Knoll
Inspired by the glam cantilever chairs of the 1980s, the Cora Dining Chair cradles you in velvet, and the circle base gives the illusion of extra space around the dinner table.
$199, West Elm
Perfect for a mod white kitchen, this dining chair set adds a pop of contemporary style and color with its sleek aluminum base and cherry red cushion.
$285, Modway Lippa
For mid-century lovers, consider this walnut wood-finished back with cutout details, pin legs, and an upholstered fabric seat.
Handcrafted using the centuries-old bentwood technique and constructed from oak, the woven rattan seats work outside or indoors in a rustic kitchen.
A refined touch for an industrial-style kitchen, the chair's top-grain aniline-dyed leather upholstery has a patina that will only get better over time.
$399, West Elm
This chair's traditional form perfectly accents the understated linen fabric and the wood's weathered finish. It's best suited for sizable tables, though, thanks to its larger stature.
Price varies; R
The Italian-made chair cuts a clean silhouette with a black steel and ergonomic seat upholstered in faux grey leather.
The teak and leather have a gorgeous, lived-in look that gives the chair so much personality.
With its soft shape, this chair calls to mind Italian designs of the 1970s, while the unusual and striking upholstered legs make it a great choice for more glamorous spaces.
The wood and understated silhouette of this chair recall the simplicity of Danish furniture. The lightly padded leather seat adds comfort, while the slim frame means this chair can fit at even the smallest dining table.
Price varies; M
With its graceful profile and glossy lacquer finish, this sleek style would work well in a sophisticated urban apartment. The single red stripe adds aesthetic interest to the otherwise all-black chair.
Price varies; Roche Bobois
Vintage lovers will adore this chair, as it recalls a traditional English scroll-back chair, but is sturdier and her than an antique. It's also compact in size, so it's a great choice for smaller spaces.
This frills-free chair is not only practical, but stylish as well, thanks to its streamlined shape and sturdy design.
$349; Room & Board
This sleek chair is extremely light, so it's easy to move around. Plus, it's got a compact footprint and is stackable.
$645, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra
This chair makes it so easy to turn to your dining companion on either side – but it could also make a great office chair.
$2,605, Barbara Barry for McGuire
Bold nailhead details and the richly textured oak frame give this chair a masculine, rustic feeling. It's a handsome choice for a mountain house.
$1,192, Lee Industries
The cutaway at the front lets you pull the chair close to the table without the arms bumping into the edge.
$2,850, Dmitriy & Co.