15 Best Cane Dining Chairs For Your Chic Dining Room

Last Updated April 12, 2022 By Bella Zinti

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The term 'cane furniture' refers to the split canes woven and stretched across the piece's main framework. It's been used for centuries to cover headboards, storage drawers, tables, chairs, and other stylish furniture pieces.

Made using a mix of materials, cane dining chairs are a great way to add interest and texture to your dining room space. They often contrast-rich dark brown or black wood against undyed natural cane. To help you shop, we've rounded up 15 chic cane dining chairs worthy of a spot at your table. With a wide array of styles, shapes and price points to choose from, finding the perfect dining room set has never been easier!

15 Best Cane Dining Chairs for Your Chic Dining Room

TON 30 Cane Dining Chair

You're all but guaranteed to get compliments on these TON 30 Cane Dining Chairs. The modern cane chair draws inspiration from Michael Thonet's famous Chair No. 30. It's handcrafted by skilled artisans using kiln-dried solid beech wood that meets the strict environmental and ethical standards of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). Mortise-and-tenon joinery and a tightly woven cane seat make for a durable piece that will become a vintage treasure one day. Available in white, black, or natural finishes, its pared-down design works well with any decor style— from traditional to boho, mid-century modern, or eclectic.

Pottery Barn Lisbon Cane Dining Chair

Bring a vintage, global vibe to your dining room with these Cane Dining Chairs from Pottery Barn's Lisbon Collection. The square armless style is designed to be stackable for easy storage and transport. It's carefully crafted of kiln-dried wood with tenon-and-groove joinery for superior stability and longer product life. Both the dark ebony and toasted nettle wood finish pair well with the flaxen upholstered seat and natural cane back. This cane-back dining chair will instantly upgrade the style of your dining room.

CB2 X Jannis Ellenberger Nadia Cane Chair

The search is over. This gorgeous Nadia Cane Chair was designed by Jannis Ellenberger exclusively for CB2. The armless silhouette creates a sleek, streamlined feel that works well in small dining spaces. Its white beechwood frame features curved lines and a back panel made of intricately woven rattan. The plush seat is covered in cream-colored boucle upholstery for added texture. Though minimalist at first glance, it's incredibly detailed up close.

Bungalow 5 Raleigh Cane Back Dining Chair

For coastal spaces, there's the Raleigh Cane Dining Chair from Bungalow 5. The contemporary style is rooted in Old World craftsmanship and will look phenomenal around a rectangular dining table or round pedestal. It features an armless wing-back silhouette that's incredibly comfortable, so you can sit on it for several hours while sharing a meal with family and friends. The luxurious chairs are made using careful craftsmanship and the finest quality materials: white lacquered mahogany wood, hand-tied bleached caning, and tan linen upholstery fabric over a plush foam cushion. It's the perfect color palette to pair with a white dining table. But heads up, each made-to-order piece takes 12 to 14 weeks to arrive.

TON #811 Dining Chair with Cane Seat & Back

The TON #811 Dining Chair with Cane Seat and Back makes a stunning addition to any dining space. Its modern design stays true to the famous Chair 811 designed by Josef Hoffman for Thonet in 1930. Each cane dining chair is handmade by skilled artisans using kiln-dried solid beechwood with mortise-and-tenon joinery and steam-bent curves. The seat is hand-woven from a cane for a light, airy feel.

Selamat Stockholm Side Chair

Clean lines and curved edges bring a contemporary feel to this Stockholm Side Chair from Selamat. The swanky cane dining chairs feature a rounded black wooden frame with woven cane panels. Its curved lines and organic textures make the style really stand out in the room. Pair them with a black wooden dining table for maximum impact.

Euro Style Elsy Armchair

Bring the feel of a romantic restaurant to your dining table with these Elsy Armchairs from Euro Style. The curved silhouette makes for an inviting seat that you'll never want to leave. Woven rattan panels cover the back and sides for a light, airy feel. The irresistible style comes in four color options to complement any pre-existing decor scheme: black, white, natural, and walnut.

Bungalow 5 Edward Lounge Chair

How gorgeous is this Edward Lounge Chair from Bungalow 5? Its low-slung silhouette and understated elegance make it the perfect style for laid-back dining spaces. The splurge-worthy chair is crafted from sustainably-harvested Cape Lilac mahogany wood. Hand-tied with lacquered rattan and fitted with hand-cast polished brass sabots and arm caps, it celebrates the skills of the artisans that made it. A natural-colored linen seat offers the perfect amount of cushion.

Sparrow & Wren Takashi Chair

Bring balance to your dining area with these Takashi Chairs from Sparrow & Wren. The angular lines and mixed materials create a mid-century modern aesthetic with a natural feel. Each piece is carefully crafted from natural rattan and elmwood in your choice of two rich finishes. Its intricate woven panels celebrate craftsmanship and make for a seriously stylish conversation piece.

Clara Porset x Mexa Design Silla en Mimbre Wicker Dining Armchair

The Silla en Mimbre Wicker Dining Armchair was designed by Clara Porset and produced by Mexa Design exclusively for CB2. Its eye-catching design blends the designer's love of European modernity and Mexican craftsmanship. Each piece is handmade in Mexico using solid iron rods wrapped with natural wicker that patinas beautifully over time. Leave as is or top with a colorful square cushion for added comfort.

Rejuvenation Tuttle Leather & Caned Lounge Chair

Try the Tuttle Leather & Caned Lounge Chair from Rejuvenation for more relaxed dining spaces. The mid-century modern design effortlessly mixes materials, and its angular silhouette features V-shaped wooden legs, a woven cane backrest, and a leather-upholstered seat cushion. The contract-grade cane dining chairs come in your choice of black ash with ebony leather or walnut with nutmeg leather. Both color combos are equally as chic!

Four Hands Antonia Cane Dining Chair

Upgrade your dining table with a set of Antonia Cane Dining Chairs from Four Hands' Parallel Collection. The square silhouette draws inspiration from Belgian furniture designs. Stretched between the clean lines of the sturdy wooden frame lies a natural cane backrest and sides. Shoppers can choose between brushed ebony and toasted nettle wood finishes. Paired with a simple, flax-colored square cushion, it strikes the perfect balance of classic and contemporary.

Pottery Barn Berengar All-Weather Wicker Dining Chair

For outdoor dining tables, stick with chairs made using all-weather materials that can withstand the elements. These Berengar All-Weather Wicker Dining Chairs from Pottery Barn are made with a rust-proof aluminum frame and an all-weather resin back inspired by open cane weaving. Velcro ties keep the plush foam seat cushions securely in place during use. The curved lines and sophisticated color palette make them a stunning addition to any contemporary patio space.

Birchlane Kervin Upholstered Cane Dining Chair

If you consider your decor style to be traditional, try the Kervin Upholstered Cane Dining Chair from Birchlane. The barrel chair is crafted from a solid elm wood frame with cane panels on the back and sides. A fully-removable, foam-filled seat cushion and curved back make this time-tested style impossible to resist. Though it's available in four different color combinations, we're particularly fond of the elegant all-white option. Its chic monochrome finish pairs beautifully with a wide range of dining tables.

Lulu and Georgia Jaz Dining Chair

For kitchen tables, try these Jaz Dining Chairs from Lulu and Georgia. The sleek wood frame features a curved backrest with an intricately woven cane panel. A simple cushion covered in cream linen-blend upholstery fabric makes for a comfortable seat. The mixed materials and contrasting textures create a transitional feel that pairs well with a range of kitchen tables and cabinetry.

Cane Dining Chair FAQs

Are cane back dining chairs comfortable?

They are on the firm side but comfortable, and they can provide you with great support. If you don't like it firm, you can place a soft cushion on it.

Are Cane Chairs Durable?

High-quality cane furniture can last between 30 and 40 years, and they are a very rewarding investment that can be passed down.

Are rattan and cane the same?

Both rattan and cane come from the rattan plant. With the practice of stripping the rattan plant, the thinner material is the result of cane.

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Bella has a Bachelors degree in interior design, is a master gardener. She designs nourishing outdoor & indoor spaces guided by the practice of Feng Shui.