Chairs and graces: Superb seats that are in a class of their own

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1. Dutch cabriolet leg chair

Squint Limited, £500. Go wild with this flamboyant piece from this colour-crazy east London furniture design house. 020 7739 9275,

2. Flynn dining chairs, £129 for two. These versatile, understated chairs are also available in Midnight Black.

3. London chair

BoConcept, from £349. The seat of this uber-modern design is available as a wooden shell or upholstered in fabric or leather. 020 7792 4111,

4. Kartell Ami Ami chair

Heal's, £145. Tradition meets modernity in this Oriental woven design rendered in plastic. 08700 240 780,

5. Hee dining chair

Hay, £145. Rubber-coated metal means these cute chairs will do for dining inside and out.

6. Chiltern dining chair

Ercol for John Lewis, £199. This stylish oak chair draws on original 1950s designs from the Ercol archive. 08456 049 049,