Bentwood Dining Chairs

If you’re looking for dependable and high-quality venue furniture that can instantly update an outdated cafe establishment or restaurant, look no further than the bentwood chair- one of the most recognisable furniture pieces that have been ever produced. Sometimes known as the Thonet bentwood chair (named after its creator Michael Thonet), this classic chair has remained a popular favourite for commercial dining for over 150 years. The simple yet elegant design has made a name for itself around the world, and arguably the best chair in terms of its sturdiness, structure and streamlined beauty. Today, the vintage bentwood chair has stood the test of time and remains a timeless furniture piece for many cafes and restaurants today.

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Steeped in history

Bentwood cafe chairs have decorated cafes and bistros since the 1900s. With a still revolutionary steam-bending technology, furniture makers were able to bend wood pieces into organic curved shapes that are usually unheard of. At The Cafe Furniture Company, we can help outfit your commercial dining space with our collection of traditional and contemporary bentwood pieces that are stylish and beautifully crafted. From our Art Deco Avola chair to something more traditional, we have a complete range of Bentwood chairs designed specifically to match any theme.

Stylish & Durable

Bentwood seating is not only stylish, the way it’s been manufactured ensures that it can withstand the harsh rigors of multiple foot traffic and last a lifetime. Additionally, the style and structure of bentwood dining chairs looks better with wear as they eventually take on an aged patina. Today, not all restaurant chairs are built to last quite like the Bentwood chair, providing its popularity for over a century.

The best style for commercial use

Bentwood dining chairs will look right at home in any upscale cafe or bistro. This chair is almost always crafted from solid wood and reinforced joints. As a result, Bentwood cafe chairs will still look fantastic after years of service, hold up to the demands of multiple services and don’t require as much maintenance as other furniture styles.

Can’t find the chairs you’re looking for? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team and we can find you venue furniture that best suits you.

The Timeless Choice For Your Hospitality Venue

We understand the importance of creating a stylish and inviting atmosphere in your restaurant, cafe, bar, or club – and we believe that Bentwood dining chairs are a perfect choice to achieve this, offering a timeless aesthetic, exceptional durability, and versatility that complements a wide range of design styles…

Superior Craftsmanship and Durability: Why Bentwood Chairs Are the Best

Here at The Cafe Furniture Company, one of the leading hospitality furniture suppliers in Australia, we source only the finest-quality bentwood chairs that are built to last. These chairs are:

  • Made with meticulous attention to detail: The steam-bending process creates a strong and visually appealing form.
  • Finished with a protective coating: This ensures the wood’s longevity and simplifies cleaning.
  • Backed by our commitment to quality: We source our bentwood chairs from reputable manufacturers, so you can be confident in their construction.

From Black to Walnut: We Stock a Wealth of Colour and Style Options

The Cafe Furniture Company takes great pride in offering a wide and diverse selection of Bentwood chairs for sale to suit your unique design vision:

  • Classic Natural Wood: The timeless elegance of natural wood adds warmth and character to any space.
  • Modern Stained Finishes: We stock black bentwood chairs, white bentwood chairs, and walnut bentwood chairs, and other stained finishes create a sophisticated and contemporary look.
  • Upholstered Seating: Combine the classic bentwood frame with upholstered seating for additional comfort and a splash of colour.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Are Bentwood Chairs Suitable for Any Space? If So, Why?

Absolutely! Bentwood dining chairs boast several qualities that make them ideal for various hospitality settings, including:

  • Versatility: Their simple yet elegant design blends seamlessly with modern, classic, or industrial interiors.
  • Space Optimization: Bentwood chairs have a slender profile, maximising space in smaller cafes or allowing for more seating arrangements in larger venues.
  • Comfort: The stunning contoured shape of bentwood chairs provides surprising comfort for patrons, even during extended stays.
  • Durability: These chairs are crafted from steamed and laminated wood, thus making them remarkably strong and resistant to everyday wear and tear – which makes them perfect for high-traffic hospitality environments.
  • Easy Maintenance: The smooth wood surface is simple to wipe clean, thus ensuring a sanitary and inviting dining experience for your customers.

Q: How easy are bentwood chairs to maintain?

A: Bentwood dining chairs are renowned for their easy maintenance. All you need to worry about is regular wiping with a damp cloth to keep them looking their best.

Q: Are bentwood chairs comfortable for long periods of sitting?

A: The contoured design of bentwood chairs provides surprising comfort, even for extended dining experiences. 

Q: Do bentwood chairs come in different colours?

A: Yes! We offer bentwood chairs for sale in a wide range of finishes, from classic natural wood to modern black or walnut stains. Upholstered seating options are also available for added comfort and a pop of colour.

Q: Do you deliver Australia-wide?

A: We do indeed! Our service areas include:

Q: How long do bentwood chairs typically last?

A: When well-maintained, bentwood dining chairs can last for many years due to their robust construction and durable materials.

The Cafe Furniture Company: The #1 Place for Bentwood Chairs

Investing in high-quality bentwood dining chairs is a smart decision for any hospitality venue that wants a vintage look with modern comfort.

At The Cafe Furniture Company, we offer a wide selection, exceptional customer service, and competitive prices to meet your needs.

  • Extensive stock: We have a large variety of bentwood chairs for sale, available for immediate delivery, so you can outfit your space quickly and efficiently.
  • Customisation options: We offer powder coating, French polishing, and upholstery services to further personalise your bentwood chairs.

Contact us today to discuss your bentwood chair needs and explore how we can elevate the style and functionality of your hospitality venue. Remember, we deliver Australia-wide.