Providing a stylish AND comfortable seat for your guests is the easiest way to ensure a triumphant dinner party. Often times chairs are super sleek in appearance but aren't remotely comfortable. I think for a chair design to be successful it needs to be both beautiful and functional, meaning you should want to sit in it for more than 3 minutes.
There are a multitude of elements to consider when purchasing a dining chair. Number one: The sit test! Is it comfortable and designed with the human form in mind? Number two: Is it sturdy, will it hold up well to use and to spills? Number three: Is it stylish, graceful, and beautifully designed?
Gorgeous space! Modern dining chairs can also be comfortable -- pay attention to the scale and proportion. These are nicely curved in the back, which is much better than chairs that have stick-straight backs.