10 of the best... contemporary dining chairs

With festive dining events looming on the horizon, these à la mode seating options won't just accommodate the extra guests gathered around your table this Christmas - they'll add style to the home all year round.

Above: The Hay 77 Dining chair (pictured front left) - a 60s Danish classic reissued by Hay. Clippings £129

Muuto's Nerd Chair is available in an expressive range of colours.  Houseology £295

Part of the House by John Lewis collection, the Asta Dining Chair is crafted in oak, with slender flared legs and a broad back for comfort.  John Lewis £89

Designed by Sami Kallio, the & Tradition In Between Chair SK1 echoes the style of Hans Wegner. Houseology £329

Also from Hay, the J107 (left of picture) is a three legged chair designed by Poul M. Volther.  Nest £129

This Thonet inspired HND Cafe Chair is a classic bistro style dining chair that will make a striking yet timeless addition to any kitchen or dining room.  John Lewis £99

Created by Stockholm based Form Us With Love, the Bento chair epitomises the vision of new design brand Hem: refined, beautifully made and easy to assemble.  Hem £199

The Koji chair by Koji Katsuragi is influenced by both classic British Windsor designs and Japanese simplicity.  Heal's £495

Upholstered in a light grey felt like fabric MADE.com's Scarpa Dining Chair is a strikingly simple design, with crisp lines and beautifully tapered legs.  MADE.com £119 (pair)

This elegant design by Marcel Wanders is constructed from black painted ash and has an upholstered leather seat.  Marks & Spencer £549 (pair)