Our Favourite Wood Chairs

If you’re looking to create a timeless look in your cafe then nothing does it better than the smooth finish of a classic wood cafe chair. And when you want elegance and durability, nothing beats walnut, oak, or beech minus the stuffiness.

From a dark ebony finish to a colourful upholstered seat, we adore modern wood cafe chairs for the warmth and comfort they can bring to your dining space. We thought we’d share 4 of our favourite wood chairs in celebration of a style that never dies.

Ladder back chair

Ladder back chairs have been in existence for centuries which just goes to show the longevity of a good design. Nice and chunky, this particular ladder back chair is constructed from light oak, which gives it more of a modern aesthetic, with a padded black vinyl cushion. This type of chair is instantly recognisable and in that way it feels comfortable and almost reassuring – a bit like being reunited with an old friend.

No. 18 Bentwood chair with embossed seat

We just had to include a bentwood chair amongst our favourites. We adore the curves which bentwood use both in the backs of their chairs and the sea – which in this case is also embossed for a subtle but decorative effect. Again, this chair is instantly recognisable and one you’ll see in loads of cafes. It presents just the right amount of whimsy and nostalgia, adding a Parisian feel to your dining space.

Bow Chair

Okay, we put our hands up and admit that this chair is a bit of a cheat since it’s designed to look like wood but is in fact constructed from metal with a wood finish. We felt we had to include it, because it of its modernist style with a high rounded back rest and a boxy body. Shown here in walnut with a padded vinyl seat, it’s a thing of beauty and extremely durable too.

Cross back metal chair in light timber

Again, this chair is a bit of a cheat but it is one of our firm favourites because we just love mix material chairs and this one has a steel frame with a timber seat and back rest. Styled in a bentwood fashion the cross back gives it real impact and because of the mixed materials it works well in traditional style decors as well as with industrial decors. Love it!

Here at Cafe Chairs Melbourne we’ve got a wide range of cafe chairs to suit all tastes, decor, and budget. Why not take a look in our online store or visit our showroom in Brendale to try them out for yourself. If you’ve got any questions for us, then please just give us a call on (07) 3205 1616.