A Brief History of the Dining Chair You’re Seeing Everywhere – Garrett Fleming

When my partner and I redesigned our kitchen a few years ago, we spent countless hours picking out a backsplash, choosing a new faucet, conceptualizing lighting designs, and combing through every single slab of marble out there to find one with the best veining.

One decision, however, was quick and painless: picking seating. It seemed like every stylish kitchen we admired (read: dominated our Instagram feeds) had featured these particular cantilever chairs, and just like the rest of the world, we were hooked. Admittedly, we didn’t know much about the design’s history, so I dug deeper into the backstory of what’s become one of the most popular dining chairs of the 2020s.


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