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These 10 Chairs Will Get You the Best Seat at the Table
We asked design power couple General Judd and Cristina Casañas-Judd of Me and General Design to dish on the spiciest new dining chairs.
As editors, we’re always asked for decor advice, and at the top of that list is dining chairs. So many things need to be taken into consideration, from the right height for your table to the weight of the chair to the seemingly endless aesthetic choices: Arms or armless? Upholstered or more minimal? Is it OK to mix and match? (Yes!) What about a bench in lieu of chairs? (We’re split on that one—a little back support is helpful after a couple martinis.) The husband-and-wife team of Cristina Casanas-Judd and General Judd of Me and General Design also have strong yet informed opinions on choosing dining chairs so cool and comfy your guests may never want to leave—we asked them to dish on the spiciest new designs.
Cristina Casañas-Judd: There’s a richness, like an undiscovered treasure found on a sunken pirate ship.
General Judd: It’s the perfect combination of lavishness and deconstruction, bestowing instant swag as you swivel.
26" w. x 21" d. x 40" h.
GJ: This could be poolside in a lush Art Deco setting in Miami.
CCJ: It’s so sexy but also practical because it’s light and stackable.
21" w. x 24" d. x 33" h.
CCJ: I like the attention to detail in the flower.
GJ: These are vibrant and fun but seriously crafted.
19" w. x 19" d. x 38" h.
GJ: It’s a classic shape that would work in most settings.
CCJ: I could see a rainbow of these around a table.
18" w. x 16" d. x 30" h.
CCJ: Fashion and furnishings collide.
GJ: This pushes boundaries of traditional techniques to an extreme.
24" dia. x 31" h.
CCJ: The craftsmanship is so intricate that this is an art installation for me.
GJ: It feels like fashion. This chair is saying, “I’ve got the perfect outfit on, and I am comfortable.”
18" w. x 17" d. x 32" h.
GJ: It has a lightness about it because it has no hard edges, only organic contours. For a simple chair it is quite effective.
CCJ: I do love the ombré effect. There’s something pleasing about gradient color—it feels like sunrise.
20" w. x 20" d. x 30" h.
GJ: The shape is natural and graphic.
CCJ: This is striking. It has a really nice, patterned feel to it and redefines what a typical dining chair could be.
22" w. x 24" d. x 32" h.
CCJ: It’s a friendly piece that can fit in almost anywhere with that shape.
GJ: Pierre revitalized a chair from a Swedish designer who died in 1959. It would be great at a large dining table.
20" w. x 23" d. x 35" h.
GJ: I love the use of recyclable materials.
CCJ: There’s something fun and crafty about the legs.
18" w. x 24" d. x 33" h.