Wood Goods: Our Favorite Wood Chairs Right Now

Nothing beats the smooth finish of a classic wood restaurant chair when you want a timeless look. Here are some of our our favorites.

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Set of white Hugh Chairs in cafe setting.

Nothing beats the smooth finish of a classic wood restaurant chair when you want a timeless look. And nothing beats the durability and elegance of beech, oak, or walnut when you want class sans the stuffiness.

From a dark Kona finish, to a brightly upholstered seat, we love modern wood chairs for the warmth and comfort they can bring to any room. To celebrate a style that never dies, these are our favorite wood pieces, straight from Grand Rapids Chair.

Black Hugh Chair.


When you want simple but elegant, Hugh is your chair. A modern twist on the classic Windsor chair, Hugh doesn’t do frills, just comfort and clean lines. Using modern woodworking techniques, Hugh's seat is a little larger to for added comfort and proportion. This traditional yet simple design can be finished in any of our standard stains.


Winner of multiple design awards, the Merano Collection features an armchair, a side chair, and a barstool. For added elegance, Merano can be made using European oak or American walnut. Add upholstery to each piece to meet your space’s individual needs.

Merano Chair with natural wood and white upholstery.
Bentwood Chair Number 14 whitesweep.

Bentwood: An Elegant Staple

Bentwood No. 14 has been a staple in bistros since its premiere in 1859. Now, there’s a new bistro chair in town and her name is Tilly. Inspired by the form of Bentwood, it takes a modern approach with a solid pressed plywood back. Elegant, comfortable, and versatile, Tilly can rock a casual cafe or the most stylish of wine bars.

Set of three Brooke Chairs.

Brooke: The Versatile Newcomer

What’s better than these fabulous wood restaurant chairs? Even more fabulous wood chairs! This summer, premiering at NeoCon, we’ll debut our new Brooke Collection. Featuring soft, rounded slats, this versatile collection has multiple upholstery options and is built in our Grand Rapids factory.