16 Classic & Chic Thonet Bentwood Chairs for the Dining Room

16 Classic & Chic Thonet Bentwood Chairs for the Dining Room
Gallery wall with black bentwood chairs in dining room

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When it comes to the dining room, bentwood chairs are a fantastic choice. These simple and lovely chairs look like they belong inside an old French café, a Scandinavian minimalist’s home or maybe on the set of the Jolie/Pitt film By The Sea. This curved chair has evolved only slightly since its original 19th century inception by designer Michael Thonet, and its silhouette remains timeless. The chair was first made using steam-bent wood and called the No. 14 chair. It’s practical design and simplicity made this chair one of Europe’s most popular at the time – selling 50 million between 1859 and 1930!

“Never was a better and more elegant design and a more precisely crafted and practical item created.” – Le Corbusier

While the more classic versions of the chair come in a sharp black or a faded brown, a modern take on the bentwood chair consists of a bright color like pink or blue, or even a dip-dyed look where only the top or bottom portion of the chair is painted another color! Here are sixteen chairs we think you’ll love!

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Brown bentwood chairs with sheepskin throws

Domino / Brittany Ambridge

Bentwood chairs with pink dip-dye

Wills Casa

Teal bentwood chairs via A Beautiful Mess

A Beautiful Mess

White bentwood chairs in country dining room via Anna Truelsen

Anna Truelsen

Mismatched brown and white bentwood chairs


Bentwood Thonet chairs via seesbysanni

Sees by Sanni

Natural wood bentwood chairs with banquette via 30collins


Black bentwood chairs around white dining table via House of Philia

House of Philia

Scandinavian dining room with black bentwood chairs via Ton.eu


Black bentwood chair with New York poster


Pink and lavender bentwood chairs via Harlig Hemma

Harlig Hemma

Scandinavian black bentwood chairs via entrancemakleri.se


Dark bentwood chairs via RUE

Rue Mag

Black and brown Thonet chairs via Elle Decor SE

Elle Decor SE

Bentwood chairs in bright dining room


Green bentwood chairs in the kitchen via Petra Bindel

Petra Bindel

Brown bentwood thonet chairs via 2to5 Design

2to5 Design

Brown Bentwood Chair in Bistro cafe


Neutral wood bentwood chairs with tulip table via thedesignfiles


Black bentwood chair scandinavian home


Wood dining table with black bentwood chairs


Dipped bentwood chairs via Home Adore

Home Adore

Black bentwood chairs with rattan seats via Stadshem


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  1. Kelsey 7 months ago

    Hi! Do you happen to know who made the two tan thonet chairs that were from wayfair? Those links don’t seem to work anymore and I wanted to try to track the tan thonet chair down. It’s jist what I’ve been looking for and can’t find!
    Thank you for any help!!

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      Curated Interior 7 months ago

      Hi Kelsey, they were made by Wayfair (no brand name) so they must have discontinued production! :( Sorry about that, you can try ordering here, maybe? Good luck!

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