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Dining Chairs

Bentwood Style Dining Chairs

Simple sophistication embodies the array of bentwood dining chairs housed in Vinterior’s vintage vault. With achingly cool curves, tactile shaping, and original patina, characterful dining chairs handcrafted using the bentwood technique bring an air of charm to your dining experience.

From the iconic Baumann bentwood dove dining chair of the 1960s to the fluidity of form encapsulated by Thonet’s bentwood-style dining chairs, there’s sure to be something for everyone in Vinterior’s curated collection of over 150 elegant examples.

Bentwood dining chairs add real authenticity to a dining space. By welcoming in the old and shunning the new, you can create a sustainable way of living in your busy modern home. And the best part? You’ll be supporting a community of passionate trusted sellers that aims to bring the finest characterful vintage pieces from across the U.K. and Europe to vintage enthusiasts like you. Sit back, relax, and scroll through the curated collection to unearth your dream bentwood dining chairs today.

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Bentwood-style dining chairs for sale at Vinterior

Bentwood dining chairs evoke Parisian bistro charm and help you to create an informal dining experience. Paired with cane seating, tapered legs, and comfortable armrests, these steam-bent dining chairs are unpretentious and ooze both form and functionality. Perfect to sit the kids to complete their homework, to enjoy sitting with pals when chatting over coffee, or for a more formal dinner party gathering, they are versatile and sustainable.

The bentwood technique

Beginning with the antique Windsor chair of the 18th century and seen in more modern examples like Thonet chairs, the bentwood technique involved using steam to make rods of wood malleable so they could be bent into curves. These curved rods then dried into shape and formed the backrests of dining chairs. In the mid-century, this technique was exploited by makers like Thonet, Ercol, and Fischel to create the iconic designs that are so sought-after today. While curved, lines remained clean and unpretentious. And they look just as contemporary today as they did fifty years ago.

With plenty of stories to tell, these bentwood-style dining chairs have stood the test of time and are capable of thriving for another fifty years or more. Every chair in our collection is chosen for its authenticity, character and charm. Shop with confidence from our community of trusted sellers and enjoy discovering your dream bentwood dining chairs.

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