12 Modern Dining Chairs for Under £500

Sale season is in full swing which means it’s time we compiled a list of the best luxury modern dining chairs that won’t break the bank. Whether it’s your first time buying designer furniture or you simply want to get hold of a luxury steal for less, you can expect to sit pretty with our selection of modern dining chairs designed to last a lifetime.

1) Masters Dining Chair by Kartell

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The Masters Chair by Kartell is your chance to own a slice of design history. Born from the insatiable imagination of  legendary designer Philippe Starck, Masters is delicate on the eye and devilishly comfortable. Ready for use inside and out, this luxury chair is the steal of the summer at just £160.

2) Panton Chair by Vitra

Vitra Panton Dining Chair - Resized

An iconic example of fluidity in design, the sinous Panton chair continues to delight decades after its inception. Not content with outlining a new physiognomy for modern dining, Vitra’s chair is now weatherproof and perfect for use in the garden this summer. Grab yours now for just £178.

3) Drop Dining Chair by Fritz Hansen

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Dine in delicious harmony with Arne Jacobsens Drop Dining Chair. The unmistakable curves and lithe legs showcase Scandinavian style at its best, for a dining experience that is drop dead gorgeous. Available in the Chaplins Summer Sale for £249.

4) Basel Chair by Vitra

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Available in a variety of shades, the Basel Dining Chair by Jasper Morrison adds an earnest touch of quality carpentry to contemporary interiors. Its strikingly simple silhouette recalls the Swedish desire for Lagom while setting the scene for a leisurely brunch. Shop now for just £250.

5) Chair One Series by Magis

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Known for their daring experiments with both form and function, Magis’ Chair One is a must have for any creative interior. Fall in love with the sleek geometric structure that captures the essence of 21st century style.  Available now from £493 for two.

5) Carl Hansen & Son – Wishbone Dining Chair in Beech

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Carl Hansen & Son’s elegant Wishbone Dining Chair redefines organic living for the modern age. The elegant craftsmanship evokes a natural joyfulness by providing a serene sitting experience whether in the kitchen or the living room. Order yours today and enjoy for life with the special sale price of £459.

6) Isabel Dining Chair by Cattelan Italia

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The Isabel Dining Chair exemplifies fine Italian dining at its best. Serve your guests in style with this sumptuous selection from Cattelan Italia, from £408.

7) Standard Prouvé Chair by Vitra  

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Perfectly poised and wonderfully chic, Jean Prouvé’s Standard Chair is a design collectable with a rich history. First conceived in 1934, it possesses a unique timelessness, equally at home in a dazzling chrome penthouse or a Californian beach house.  Showcasing significant value appreciation over the last decades, there was never a better time to ‘Prouve’ how powerful mid century modern design can be. From £323.

8) Louis Ghost Dining Chair by Kartell

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Live like a royal in the Louis Ghost Dining Chair this summer. Philippe Starck’s sensational design distils the hushed charm of bygone palaces into a sleek crystalline form, that is as practical as it is gorgeous. Available for a limited time only for just £480 in the Chaplins Summer Sale.

9) 3D Dining Chair by Gubi

3D Dining Chair by Gubi

Break the mould with Gubi’s 3D Dining Chair. This luxury designer chair’s lightweight appeal is made possible by the use of three dimensional veneer, a revolutionary technique that enables wood to be bent into extravagant shapes with cracking. Polished and professional, this modern chair heralds a new era of sleek design possibilities, the perfect gift for the forward thinking homeowner from £174.50.

10) Ant Dining Chair by Gubi

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A little chair with a lot of resonance, the Ant Dining Chair embodies many of the qualities of its miniature namesake. It’s chic minimalist design reveals an industrious nature and is revered the world over for its lifelong quality. Throw in the Ant’s supreme comfort-ability and you have the perfect companion for a late night study session or quiet evening meal. Yours for just £296 in the Chaplins Summer Sale.

10) Comback by Kartell

Comback by Patricia Urquiola for Kartell

Designed by one of the greatest designers of our time, Patricia Urquiola’s Comback Dining Chair is your chance to time travel. Back to the era of graceful Windsor Style Dining Chairs and forward into to a future of gorgeous luxury furniture that stands the test of time. Shop this delightful design online now for just £445.

11) Kuga Dining Chair by Bontempi Casa

Kuga Chair by Bontempi Casa

Fall head over heels for the impeccable craftsmanship of the plush Kuga Dining Chair. The perfect day-to-night seating arrangement, this luxury modern chair is a proud champion of Made in Italy design. Dress up your dining table for just £255 in the Chaplins Summer Sale.

12) Indy Fixed Chair by Cattelan Italia

Indy Fixed Chair manufactered by Cattelan Italia

Caress your back in the finest Italian couture with the Indy Fixed Chair by Cattelan Italia. The elegant curved back lends this modern dining chair it’s supreme comfort ability while the statement splayed legs keeps things contemporary by offering a sharper edge. Yours for life for £463.


  • Masters Dining Chair

    Masters Dining Chair

    The Masters chair is a powerful tribute to three symbolic chairs, re-read and re-interpreted by the creative genius of Starck.


  • Panton Dining Chair

    Panton Dining Chair

    The Panton dining chair is a re-creation of the 1960's Panton classic dining chair, this time featuring a new matt finish which is weatherproof - what Verner Panton originally aimed for.


  • Drop Dining Chair

    Drop Dining Chair

    The design of the back combines a warm embrace with freedom of movement, resulting in a surprising level of comfort.


  • Basel Dining Chair

    Basel Dining Chair

    Designer Jasper Morrison completely renewed the classic genre of simple wooden chairs with the Basel dining chair.


  • Chair_One - Stacking version

    Chair_One - Stacking version

    Chair_One is a modern chair designed by Konstantin Grcic for Magis, which is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.


  • CH24 Wishbone Dining Chair - Beech

    CH24 Wishbone Dining Chair - Beech

    This chair has been featured in design magazines, films and TV all around the world and is regarded as one of the most influential design pieces ever created.


  • Isabel Dining Chair - Low Back

    Isabel Dining Chair - Low Back

    The elegant Isabel dining chair by Paolo Cattelan is a perfect example of when contemporary furniture design combines with luxury Italian styling.


  • Standard SP Dining Chair

    Standard SP Dining Chair

    The engineer, architect and designer Jean Prouvé incorporated this simple insight in his design for the Standard Chair: while steel tubing suffices for the front legs, since they are subject to less stress, the back legs are made of voluminous hollow sections that transfer the primary weight to the floor.


  • Louis Ghost Dining Chair

    Louis Ghost Dining Chair

    A comfortable dining chair in transparent and coloured polycarbonate in the Louis XV style.


  • 3D Dining Chair - Sledge

    3D Dining Chair - Sledge

    The Gubi Chair is the first furniture design to be based on the innovative technique of moulding three-dimensional veneer.


  • Ant Dining Chair

    Ant Dining Chair

    Designed by Arne Jacobsen, the Ant chair is one of the most prominent icons in the Fritz Hansen collection. Despite its minimalist form and svelte shape, the Ant chair is an extremely comfortable chair.


  • Comback Dining Chair

    Comback Dining Chair

    A recollection of tradition and ancient emotions, reminiscent of the chairs gracing the verandas of colonial homes.


  • Kuga Dining Chair - Wood Legs

    Kuga Dining Chair - Wood Legs

    Luxury dining chair by Bontempi Casa featuring four striking wood legs that accompany the leather seat and backrest.


  • Indy Fixed Chair

    Indy Fixed Chair

    The contemporary polyurethane seat features a beautiful shape with a sleek design on the exterior.


  • Grand Prix Dining Chair - Wood Legs

    Grand Prix Dining Chair - Wood Legs

    This Arne Jacobsen designed chair has become an influential design for both aesthetics & its ergonomics.


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