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Vitra | Dining chairs | Charles & Ray Eames

Vitra is a Swiss family business founded in 1950 by Willi and Erika Fehlbaum. Since its foundation, Vitra has concentrated on producing high-quality, well-designed and long-lasting furniture for homes, offices and public spaces. Vitra’s collections combine the creative touch of top designers with precise quality and durable materials, making them elegant and unique design classics.

Many of Vitra’s products have been in production since the company was founded, and all the products are still manufactured in the European Union. The center of Vitra’s operation is the Vitra Campus located in Weil am Rhein, border of Germany and Switzerland. Bringing together Vitra’s collections, design philosophy and its history and present, Vitra Campus is an impressive ensemble of contemporary architecture, and it also functions as a space for exhibitions and workshops. One of Vitra’s manufacturing units is also located at Vitra Campus – an extraordinary factory building designed by the Japanese architectural office SANAA. 

This brand has collaborated with: Verner Panton, Jasper Morrison, Konstantin Grcic, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Hella Jongerius, Charles & Ray Eames, Arik Levy, George Nelson, Dorothee Becker, Alexander Girard, Sori Yanagi, Isamu Noguchi, Front, Michel Charlot, Barber & Osgerby , Jean Prouvé, Alberto Meda

Some popular Vitra products: Vitra chairs, Vitra furniture, Vitra clocks

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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!

Some popular categories: GUBI dining chairs