Best Modern Side Chairs 2011

Whether used for dining, home accents or occasional purposes, the side chair is a heavily sought-after decorating necessity. This past year we saw a rising trend in sleek, ultra modern, minimal designs that make use of bended metals and wood finishes. Check out some of our favorites—both new designs as well as updated classics, and give us your recommendation after the jump. We've been on the edge of our seats all year in anticipation of this list!

Kasper Salto by Fritz Hansen

Standard 1934/50 chair by Jean Prouve for G-Star RAW & Vitra

The Lucy Chair by Bend

Appalachian Dining Chair by Rich Brilliant Willing

Audrey chair by Piero Lissoni for Kartell

CH24 Wishbone Chair by Carl Hansen & Son

Lena Sidechair via Grand Rapids Chair Company

Trattoria Sedia designed by Jasper Morrison, via Magis

SIGURD chair by IKEA

Woven Shelter Chair by McGuire

What do you recommend?

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