Debunking the myths of comfortable dining chairs

Comfort is vital and probably surpasses the design factor when it comes to usability of a dining chair. And yet, comfort is not a forgone conclusion when it’s associated with modern dining chairs in the kitchen or the formal dining space. Especially because many decisions are made with key factor being WHAT the dining chairs look like, rather than HOW comfortable they are. This, in addition to misconceptions related to comfort, creates the need to debunk some of these myths.

Myth #1 – The size of the chair is suggestive of its comfort level. It is a myth because a smaller scale dining chair like Filly chair by Bonaldo offers proper back angle, sturdy steel frame and high density, crush-proof padding, with a conveniently removable cover and lots of upholstery choices.

Filly dining chair by Bonaldo

Filly dining chair by Bonaldo

Myth #2 – The more padded the chair, the more comfortable it is. Yet another myth which ignores the type of padding used in the construction process which cannot be isolated to a visually test only. Isabel, Sofia and Tosca dining chairs by Cattelan Italia all share the same seat and back designs albeit different legs and all represent the most comfort instilling dining solutions in modern design. Yet, if compared on how padded they are to heavier looking padded chairs, they will fail the optical comfort assessment.

Isabel dining chair by Cattelan Italia

Isabel dining chair by Cattelan Italia

Sofia dining chair by Cattelan Italia

Sofia dining chair by Cattelan Italia

Tosca dining chair by Cattelan Italia

Tosca dining chair by Cattelan Italia

Myth #3 – Sculptural chairs are pretty but lack comfort. While the most common chair will always stand on four legs, there are very unique and highly modern chairs that redefine the typical mold with avant-garde silhouettes like the Patricia chair by Cattelan Italia and Ketch chairs by Bonaldo are visually distinctive and surprisingly extremely comfortable because of the type of padding used in construction as well as the proportions of each structure.

Ketch dining chair by Bonaldo

Ketch dining chair by Bonaldo

Patricia dining chair by Cattelan Italia

Patricia dining chair by Cattelan Italia

Granted that comfort is just one of the elements to consider when selecting new dining chairs, it is still best to always try out dining chairs in person to make sure that chair proportions like seat height and depth, construction like padding and frame as well as the materials used are ideal.

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