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Naamanka | Dining chairs

Naamanka is a Finnish furniture brand founded by the designer and interior architect Samuli Naamanka in 2017. Naamanka is also a village in northern Finland, where Samuli Naamanka’s family has lived for centuries: in the old days, the Naamanka house provided spinning wheels, boats and sleights for the whole village. 

Naamanka’s designs are based on skillful Finnish traditions of cabinetmaking, complemented with Samuli Naamanka's fresh, experimental attitude and long experience with contemporary design. Naamanka products have been awarded with many international design awards, and the Clash 231 chair belongs to the permanent collection of Helsinki Design Museum. Naamanka products are manufactured in Finland.

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    Dining chairs from Scandinavia and beyond

    Dining chairs are among the most important chairs in your house. Dining room chairs invite the family to gather together during breakfasts, dinners and suppers, and in most homes, dining chairs are in active use also outside the meals. The design of a dining table chair requires exceptional durability, comfortability and adaptability, and that's a good reason to invest in high-quality, timeless design. Well-designed dining chairs provide a straight yet comfortable seating posture, and their dimensions have been designed to fit people of various ages and sizes. In public spaces, for example in restaurant use, stackability of the chair is a definite plus – a pile of stacked chairs is easy to store in a small space.

    The best dining chairs are a balanced combination of functional qualities and intriguing aesthetics – they have been designed to stand the test of time, both with their structure and appearance. The most common materials of Scandinavian dining chairs include wood, metal, plastic, rattan and different combinations of these. The seat might be upholstered in fabric, leather or velvet, or woven from linen webbing. Colourful dining chairs are a great way to spice up the decor of the dining area or neutral-toned dining table, and, respectively, strong colours of the interior can be balanced with black, white or grey dining chairs. Feel free to use your imagination – you can mix together chairs in different tones, or why not even several types of chairs.

    Finnish Design Shop has curated a large selection of Scandinavian dining chairs ranging from iconic chairs from the previous century to the best pieces of contemporary design. Finnish cornerstones of our chair collection include the chairs designed by Alvar Aalto for Artek, as well as Ilmari Tapiovaara's iconic chairs. More recent pieces of Scandinavian design include the Hee chairs and About A Chair collection by Hay and the Visu chairs by Muuto. Browse through our collection and find your new dining chairs already today!

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