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In the 1950s, dinner was a time for everyone to gather round and spend some quality time together – a concept we still cherish and enjoy today. 1950s dining chairs had to be comfortable and stylish, in keeping with the design ethos of the era. Generally, they’d take a bold shape with smooth, curved edges; designers such as Eames, G Plan and Ercol all used this basic outline to create beautiful, eminently desirable dining chairs. 1950s dining chairs could be made out of various materials; a combination of teak legs and a velvet seat pads, for example, or plastic and ash. Their primary purpose was comfort, but aesthetically they were beautiful, too, and that combination of ergonomic functionality and effortless chic is probably why they are still highly sought after today.
Why shop for 1950s dining chairs with Vinterior?Here at Vinterior we want nothing more than to match the perfect piece of vintage with its rightful owner, which is why we feature items from over one thousand trusted sellers. We also list new and upcycled items, too, which is fantastic if you are after retro chairs with a contemporary twist or an up and coming designer’s brand new take on an old classic. So, whether you are mid-century modern mad or you’re looking to invest in your first piece of 1950s design, at Vinterior we have an enormous range of 1950s dining chairs with a price range to suit all budgets.
How to style 1950s dining chairsIf your kitchen or dining room is looking a little lacklustre, don’t worry! A set of 1950s dining chairs could be exactly what you need to bring it right up to date. The era’s creative output is brimming with the functional, stylish design that is currently all the rage; but if you’re tired of flat-pack and want to move away from mass produced high street furniture, you’ve come to the right place.
Vinterior’s wide selection of exciting options will revolutionise the way you look at dining chairs. Perhaps you’ll opt for a set of six teak G-Plan chairs to go with your vintage 1950s dining table - reupholstered by one of our creative upcyclers in a brand new, state of the art fabric. Or maybe you’ll choose four Eames plastic chairs in contrasting colours to sit around your breakfast bar.
If you have a more rustic, Scandinavian-themed eating space, opt for Ercol and the gentle, organic shapes and exposed wood that the British-Italian brand is famous for. The possibilities are endless – and make sure you don’t just leave 1950s dining chairs in the kitchen and dining room, either. They make fantastic desk chairs in a study, or if you scatter them with cushions and throws, they’re perfect occasional chairs in the living room or bedroom. Buying a 1950s dining chair is an investment in an heirloom that the whole family can enjoy for years to come.
If you’re feeling creative, why not use Vinterior to source some chairs that you can renovate yourself? Put your own stamp on a 50’s classic, choosing your own fabrics and paint, and create something entirely unique. This is a sure way to add interest – not to mention a talking point – to your home. Feeling inspired? Don’t let your dream 1950s dining chairs get away! Browse Vinterior and perfect your mid-century dining look today.