15 Classic Thonet Bentwood Dining Chairs

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.

Best Thonet Bentwood Chairs

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! Click the chairs on the image below to shop.


Thonet Bentwood Chair History

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

Styling Bentwood Chairs

Teal bentwood chairs via A Beautiful Mess
A Beautiful Mess
White bentwood chairs in country dining room via Anna Truelsen
Anna Truelsen
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


  1. 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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