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Ideas and Inspiration, Interviews
Q&A with Interior Designer and Presenter Julia Kendell
November 27, 2015 at 2:31 pm 0
Following the recent launch of our new  ‘Exclusively Danetti with Julia Kendell’ range, we managed to catch up with Julia during the recent shoot for the launch of our collection. We had a chat with her to find out what she thought about the collaboration and the individual products.

Why did you choose to work with Danetti?

When I am designing an interior for a client I will only specify furniture from a supplier I can trust and who I know will be reliable. The furniture also has to be aesthetically beautiful, fit the brief and it’s also got to be good value. I have to be absolutely sure that it's going to arrive on time, in good order and should anything go wrong, I have to know that the company will be on it straight away. Danetti satisfies all those criteria so I was absolutely thrilled to be asked to collaborate on a furniture collection with them.

What elements of your personal design ethos have you incorporated into this range?

My personal ethos is all about creating an emotional connection both between the interior and the inhabitants who will be using that space. The reason that’s important is because in this day and age we're all so busy and we need a home that we can retreat to at the end of the day. Somewhere you feel safe, that's also energising. So for me creating this range of furniture, creates a perfect backdrop for home life that has a sense of energy about it. And that has been really important.

How would you sum up the range?

I’d sum up the range as being a fresh and robust collection combining organic materials and glossy surfaces. I've created something that’s really energising and is just a really fabulous collection for contemporary family living.

The Peacock blue is a beautiful accent - is it a bit of a signature colour of yours?

I really enjoy designing with blue. It’s a very calming colour and because of this and because it’s very easy on the eye. It means you can use quite punchy shades to create impact and depth in a scheme without it unbalancing the whole look of the scheme and without it drawing too much attention. So yes, it's just a fabulous colour. I love it!

What elements of the process of design do you enjoy the most?

I love the entire experience of designing and putting this collection together. It has been hugely exciting for me. Of course I suppose nothing beats the moment when you’ve done all the concept drawings, you’ve had all the meetings and then suddenly the pieces arrive and you can unwrap them and see them in the flesh. It's just so exciting.

How important was it to you that these products were affordable?

Affordable design has always been at the heart of my work. When I first started out in the industry a very long time ago it was very much an elitist sport. Only the very wealthy could afford to have really beautifully designed pieces of furniture and interiors and of course there's no reason why everybody shouldn’t have a beautiful home. So throughout my career, I’ve always championed really good quality design at good value.

What does good design mean to you?

Good design to me is creating a balance between something being aesthetically very pleasing (so it's satisfying all the senses I suppose, something that feels good, that’s tactile, that looks great, sometimes that smells great too) and also being functional and practical. You want something that makes you feel a whole emotional connection. 

How do you see these products integrating with the modern family?

I think that the dining table and the space around it is really underestimated. In this day and age when families are so busy and when the illuminated screen is such a draw - we need to be able to have family time around the dining table. It’s one of those moments when we can really connect as a family. It’s the place where you have Xmas lunches and birthday dinners. You can sort out problems and share experiences. Frankly, it is where memories are made, family memories and that is so, so important.

What do you think of the bar stools?

I am particularly thrilled with the bar stools. It’s really difficult actually to find the perfect bar stool. One that you can move easily, is comfortable, looks great, but these bar stools I think are spot on. They’re very easy to move around. Plus, they’re light as anything but they are very robust and you know they are going to last and they look fantastic. Even just the tiniest detail like the beautiful stitching around the seat. They’re absolutely stunning -I'm so so pleased with them!

How about the sideboards:

The sideboards have been designed with detail in mind and they will satisfy even the most discerning client. The chamfered detail throughout the whole piece is just beautiful. Whats more the 'soft close' mechanism and the super smooth sliding door are great too. It’s just so lovely to use. I love the combination of the materials as well. The gloss, and the matt and the timber I think just works so beautifully together. And of course there are a lot of surprising little details as well like the mirrored backs on some of the pieces - just beautiful…

What do you like best about the table selection? 

For the cost of the Arc round table, the price I think is quite amazing. I haven’t seen such beautiful veneer detailing on a table at that price - ever! So just how lovely to be able to have such a stunning piece in your kitchen or dining room. The Zen table is a contemporary spin on the classic trestle table it is the perfect size for a family or a group of friends. I wanted to keep the lines nice and simple and straightforward - it’s just perfect.

The chairs are so elegant, how do you feel about the results?

Comfort is so important when it comes to sitting at a dining table. The design of the Form Dining chair really focus's on this. It's available with and without arms and the detailing again is really really superior. Particularly the way the frame follows the curvature around the back, it’s just the most beautiful chair. Definitely designed with comfort very much in mind. We all like to spend time at the dinner table, nobody wants their friends or family to feel uncomfortable. Therefore the design makes you feel like you want to spend hours at the dining table. So there you have it! Our Exclusively Danetti range with TV Interior Designer and Presenter Julia Kendell in all it's glory. If you want to see more, head over to Danetti.com for more.
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Dining Tables, Ideas and Inspiration, Living Inspiration, Product Reviews
Ancona Extending Dining Table
September 16, 2014 at 4:25 pm 0
Ancona Extending Dining Table

The Ancona Extending Dining Table

The Ancona Extending Dining Table is a truly unique piece of dining room furniture, crafted and designed in Italy. The table top is made from strong, vigorously tested tempered glass that has undergone a special process leaving a contemporary matt finish that prevents visibility of fingerprints on the surface. When you do need to clean the table then just use a damp cloth with warm water.

The ancona dining table

Dinner Table with Choice of Finish

Ancona Extending Dining Table

Ancona Extending Dining Table

Choose from a selection of colours and which type of metal finish you would prefer on the table’s frame and legs. Colours available include matt taupe with a powder coat finish and matt black veneer.

Glass Top Extending Dining Table

As the name suggests, this dining table extends. Don’t worry about damaging your floor when extending the table as the legs have floor protectors to eliminate wear and tear. The best feature of the Ancona table is the tempered glass extension, and this is what makes this dining table so unique. It uses a sophisticated magnetic wheel on the frame to secure the extension to the dining table. This makes it extremely easy to open, whilst creating an elegant floating effect on the table top.

Choice of 3 Different Size Options

This versatile table can be resized to suit your preference and the number of guests you are entertaining, with 3 different size options available. From the starting position with 6 places, the Ancona table can be extended both in length and width to accommodate 8 seats or extend even further to give 10 places for seats, for dinner parties with additional guests or entertaining indoors after a BBQ. When the extension is not in use it can be easily stored under table. Just slide the tempered glass extension under the table where it clicks in place using the magnetic wheel, without the need for any fiddly catches or locking mechanisms.

Contact Danetti

For more information on our fantastic selection of stylish dining room furniture contact Danetti and speak to our friendly advisors who will be happy to answer any questions you may have and can help you plan and design your perfect living space.
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Dining, Living
The Retro Assi Furniture Collection
October 7, 2013 at 9:42 am 0
The retro Assi Collection is bang on trend! With a selection of White High Gloss Furniture, Walnut or Wenge Dark Wood, it suits everyone's tastes! Assi White Gloss Sideboard
Assi White Gloss Sideboard

Assi White Gloss Sideboard £396.00

The Assi White Gloss Sideboard is a stylish and trendy storage solution for your home. The White High Gloss finish is bright and light, which brightens up your Living space. There are two cupboards and three drawers to suit all your storage needs. The drawers and cupboards have 'soft' close doors. The modern legs of the Assi White Gloss Sideboard are slightly slanted and finished in sleek brushed metal. Assi White and Grey Gloss Sideboard
Assi White and Grey Gloss Sideboard

Assi White and Grey Gloss Sideboard £396.00

The Assi White and Grey Gloss Sideboard gives the room a burst of colour with the bright White Gloss and the contrasting Grey Gloss creates extra interest. The Grey Gloss cupboards and drawers provide plenty of storage and the stylish soft close doors mean that no handles are needed. The small Brushed metal legs are designer retro and slightly slanted. Assi Walnut Sideboard
Assi Walnut Sideboard

Assi Walnut Sideboard £439.00

The Assi Walnut Sideboard is the ideal storage solution for contemporary homes. Two spacious cupboards and three handy drawers provide space to hold dinner services and glasses. The modern Sideboard has useful soft close doors which means there are no handles. The Walnut Sideboard is supported by rectangular, slanted brushed metal legs which contrast the Walnut perfectly. Assi Wenge Dark Wood Sideboard
Assi Wenge Dark Wood Sideboard

Assi Wenge Dark Wood Sideboard £439.00

If you are looking for a Dark Wood, well finished and high quality Sideboard this is the solution. The Assi Wenge Dark Wood Sideboard has two practical and spacious cupboards and three handy drawers with soft closing doors. The stylish sideboard has slanted, rectangular brushed metal legs which complements the Wenge Dark Wood perfectly.   Assi White Gloss Extending Dining Table
Assi White Gloss Extending Table

Assi White Gloss Extending Table £399.00

The Assi White Gloss Extending Dining Table has a retro, designer look that stands out from the crowd. The pure White High Gloss Table Top is slightly curved at either end, with chamfered edges. The Dining Table extends from 1600mm to 2100mm which comfortably seats 8 guests. The legs are finished in brushed metal and slanted to create a retro look. The White High Gloss extension leaf is stored discreetly underneath the table top. Assi White and Grey Gloss Extending Dining Table
Assi White and Grey Gloss Extending Dining Table

Assi White and Grey Gloss Extending Dining Table £399.00

The Assi White and Grey Gloss Extending Dining Table is eye catching and unique. When this stylish dining table is unextended, the table top is made up of two sleek White High Gloss panels with come apart when you extend the table to reveal a contrasting Grey High Gloss extension leaf. It extends from 1600mm to 2100mm which seats up to 8 people. Brushed Metal, rectangular legs support the trendy curved table top. Assi Walnut Extending Dining Table
Assi Walnut Extending Dining Table

Assi Walnut Extending Dining Table £419.00

The Assi Walnut Extending Dining Table has a beautiful Walnut Veneer Table top that is supported by slanted, brushed metal legs creating a retro look. It extends from 1600mm to 2130mm which seats up to 8 people. When it is extended, the grain of the extra leaf runs in the opposite direction to the table top grain, crating extra interest and a funky feature. When the extension leaf is not in use, it can be stored under the table top. Assi Wenge Dark Wood Extending Dining Table
Assi Wenge Dark Wood Extending Dining Table

Assi Wenge Dark Wood Extending Dining Table £419.00

The classic Assi Wenge Dark Wood Extending Dining Table has a curved table top with chamfered edges and a slim profile. This fantastic Dining Table extends from 1600mm to 2130mm, seating up to 8 people. When the extension leaf is not in use, it can be easily stored underneath the table top. The Wenge Dark Wood Veneer Table top is mounted upon four chunky Brushed Metal Legs which are rectangular and slightly slanted. Assi White High Gloss Coffee Table
Assi White Gloss Coffee Table

Assi White Gloss Coffee Table £89.00

The funky Assi White High Gloss Coffee Table has trendy, slender Brushed Metal legs that are angled to create a retro look. The sleek Coffee Table is finished in White High Gloss and a curved triangular shape with chamfered edges. It would look perfect in a modern, cool Living Room.       Assi Walnut Coffee Table
Assi Walnut Coffee Table

Assi Walnut Coffee Table £89.00

The Assi Walnut Coffee Table has a rich Walnut veneered table top that has a warm and tactile feel. The Walnut is complemented by the modern brushed metal legs, which are slightly angled and retro looking. The slim Walnut Table Top has a curved pebble shape, with chamfered edges. This Coffee Table is high quality with a stylish finish. Assi Matt Black Coffee Table
Assi Matt Black Coffee Table

Assi Matt Black Coffee Table £89.00

The unique Assi Matt Black Coffee Table has a modern design as the Matt Black Veneer Table Top has a shapely triangular shape with chamfered edges. Supporting the funky Table Top, is sleek, slanted Brushed Metal legs that overall creates a fantastic center piece for any Living Room.                    
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Buying Guides
First-Time Buyers: Furniture Guide
August 21, 2013 at 11:11 am 0
According to the news, the UK housing market has been booming in recent months, due to the increase in first-time buyers entering the property market - up 30% on the 2012 figure. First-time buyers have been able to access lending and lending has hit is highest quarterly total since 2007. The Council of Mortgage Lenders said that 68,200 home purchases were made in the second quarter of 2013 by first-time buyers. In June last year the rate of first-time buyers in the property market was 38% but this year it has grown to 46%. Fern and Elise Kitchen Dining Set
Fern and Elise Kitchen Dining Set £247.00

Fern and Elise Kitchen Dining Set £247.00

The Fern White Gloss Kitchen Table is ideal for a small, modern kitchen and it will remain stylish for years to come.  It is made from sturdy MDF and has a sleek white high gloss surface that beautifully reflects the light, creating the illusion of spaciousness. This dining table is sturdy and durable, perfect for a busy lifestyle. Alongside the glossy table are the elegant Elise Dining Chairs. They are upholstered in hard wearing but soft faux leather in a choice of bold colours: Black, Putty Grey, Poppy Red, Ruby Red, Latte Beige, Brown and White. The padded seat is supported by slender legs that are finished in polished chrome and are stylishly tapered. Elise Chrome Gas Lift Bar Stool
Elise Chrome Gas Lift Bar Stool £119.00

Elise Chrome Gas Lift Bar Stool £119.00

The Elise Chrome Gas Lift Bar Stool completes the modern kitchen look. The Elise Bar stools represent great value for money but they do not compromise on quality. The stylish bar stool is upholstered in luxurious but durable faux leather in a choice of designer Black, cool White or rich Cream. The padded seat and back rest ensures this bar stool is comfortable. The chrome pedestal and flat round base is finished in shiny chrome with an additional gas lift mechanism to ensure this stool is suitable for all. Umbria White High Gloss Sideboard
Umbria White High Gloss Sideboard £539.00

Umbria White High Gloss Sideboard £539.00

The trendy Umbria White High Gloss Sideboard would add style and sophistication to your dining area. It is finished in fashionable White High Gloss which like the Fern Kitchen Table will remain stylish in the future. This contemporary storage solution has three drawers and two cupboards, providing plenty of space to store cutlery and crockery. The funky White Gloss Sideboard is supported by squared looped legs, that are finished in aluminium completing the stylish look. Davini Leather Corner Sofa
Davini Leather Corner Sofa

Davini Leather Corner Sofa £1999.00

The Davini Leather Corner Sofa is perfect for relaxing on after a hard day at work. It is upholstered in high quality, dense padding and soft genuine Leather. Adjustable headrests create additional comfort as they can be adjusted to support your head and neck. The leather seats are quilted by the back rests and arm rests are plain creating a luxurious look. It is available in classic Black, Antique Cream and Whisper Beige real leather. You can choose either a right hand facing chaise or a left hand facing chaise in order to suit your living room. The stylish legs have a squared loop shape and are finished in polished chrome, they are easily attached by the screws supplied. The sections of the sofa are connected via a hook and slider system. Luca White Gloss Nest of Tables
Luca White High Gloss Nest of Tables £119.00

Luca White High Gloss Nest of Tables £119.00

The Luca White Gloss Nest of Tables are a useful and versatile set of coffee tables. The smaller table fits neatly underneath the larger table to maximise space in your living room. It can be used as an end table, lamp table or a small coffee table, as it is such a versatile piece of furniture. The round shaped coffee tables are finished in high quality, White High Gloss which reflects the light beautifully. Luca White Gloss Coffee Table
Luca White Gloss Coffee Table £159.00

Luca White Gloss Coffee Table £159.00

Matching the Luca White Gloss Nest of Tables is the Luca White Gloss Coffee Table. The cool coffee table has a rounded, curvy shape that adds style to your living room. It has a smooth White High Gloss finish which enables the light to be reflected around the room. This glossy Coffee Table has a length of 1200mm, width of 600mm and height of 405mm. Petra TV Stand
Petra TV Unit £219.00

Petra TV Unit £219.00

The Petra TV Stand stands out from the crowd with its unusual and funky design. The polished pedestal and round base supports the lozenge shaped TV Unit. The funky shaped TV Unit is finished in sleek White High Gloss, completing the living rooms White glossy look. It has a grey tempered glass shelf, located in the middle of the unit providing space for Av equipment or storage. The Petra TV Unit has a maximum load of 35kg.                    
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Materials
White Oak Furniture – New and Exclusive, The Emilia Range
June 11, 2013 at 10:47 am 0

The stylish Emilia Range is exclusive to Danetti. The Emilia Range is finished in a modern White Oak Veneer which is light and bright, perfect to brighten up a living space. The White Oak Veneer is high quality to ensure durability and style.

Emilia White Oak Dining Table

Emilia White Oak Veneer Dining Table

Emilia White Oak Veneer Dining Table £389.00

The Emilia White Oak Dining Table seats up to 8 people comfortably meaning that this table is perfect for hosting dinner parties. The modern and chunky Emilia Dining Table top is beautifully finished in stylish White Oak Veneer. The trendy wooden legs are also finished in matching White Oak Veneer.

   

Emilia White Oak Dining Chair

Emilia White Oak Veneer Dining Chair

Emilia White Oak Dining Chair £129.00

The Emilia White Oak Dining Chairs perfectly match the Emilia White Oak Dining Table but also complement the other White Oak dining tables that we offer. The sleek wooden frame is finished in an elegant White Oak Veneer and the dining chair’s padded seat is upholstered in soft faux grey leather. The wooden back of the trendy chair is curved to add extra comfort and the back legs are slanted to create a cool and contemporary look. This table and chair are also available as a dining set.

Emilia White Oak Sideboard

Emilia White Oak Veneer Sideboard

Emilia White Oak Veneer Sideboard £479.00

The Emilia White Oak Sideboard is the perfect storage solution for your home. The White Oak Veneer gives the sideboard a modern look. The contemporary sideboard has two large cupboards and one smaller cupboard which both have soft closing doors. The two display insets are finished in contrasting Grey Oak Veneer creating a funky look.

Emilia White Oak Coffee Table

Emilia White Oak Veneer Coffee Table

Emilia White Oak Veneer Coffee Table £229.00

The Emilia White Oak Coffee Table is a stylish addition to your living room. The handy square coffee table is made of modern White Oak Veneer and the oak veneer shines through creating warmth. This practical coffee table has a storage or display area underneath. This is finished in a contrasting  trendy Grey Oak Veneer.

Emilia White Oak TV Unit

Emilia White Oak Veneer TV Unit

Emilia White Oak Veneer TV Unit £429.00

The Emilia White Oak TV unit is part of the Emilia range of White Oak furniture. This elegant TV unit would become a key feature in your living room as the White Oak Veneer is bright but also warm. The stylish TV unit has three useful draws used for storage and two display units in contrasting light Grey Veneer, used for AV equipment or to display ornaments.

Emilia White Oak Lamp Table

Emilia White Oak Veneer Lamp Table

Emilia White Oak Veneer Lamp Table £139.00

The Emilia White Oak Lamp table is a smaller size than the matching Emilia White Oak Coffee Table. This small table can be used for a side table or an end table in your living space. The White Oak Veneer is light, perfect to brighten up your living space. However the storage or display insets are finished in Light Grey Oak Veneer to create a unique look.

Emilia White Oak Cabinet

Emilia White Oak Veneer Cabinet

Emilia White Oak Veneer Cabinet £489.00

The Emilia White Oak Cabinet is perfect for all stylish living rooms, dining rooms or hallways. If you are looking for a sophisticated storage solution - The Emilia White Oak Cabinet is ideal! The Cabinet has three large cupboards and one smaller cupboard which all have soft closing doors. There are also two sleek display insets which are finished in light Grey Oak Veneer which contrasts the                                     cabinet itself.  
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Ideas and Inspiration
Creating a love nest at home
February 4, 2011 at 5:36 pm 0
Green modular sofa

The Soho sofa from Danetti is perfect for cosy nights in

As the working week draws to a close, everybody at Danetti is thinking about heading home for the weekend. The weather's so cold and windy, most of us are just planning to hibernate for the next 60-something hours until Monday morning comes calling. This set us thinking about how important it is that our homes are comfortable, cosy places where we can snuggle up. It's even more relevant because Valentine's Day is approaching. Great furniture can really transform your property into a home, give you a sense of belonging and of permanence. If you keep buying basic, flimsy flat-pack furniture then you're unlikely to create a particularly welcoming home. At Danetti, we're passionate about the quality of our furniture (you can tell by the fact that we advertise many of our products as suitable even for commercial use that we are very confident of our quality). So what do you need to create a love nest at home that's so welcoming you'll never want to go out? First off, you'll need an amazing sofa. Don't opt for one that's too small or too structured, go for something that you and your partner can sink into while watching a film, and one that's good for lounging about on. Next, make sure your home feels ordered by investing in great storage. If you're looking around thinking you need to clean up then it'll make you unsettled. Large multi-purpose cabinets and sideboards are best, as they can house different types of things, from books to bed linen.
Lamore wooden table for two

A table made for two - the Lamore from Danetti

You'll also need a dining table. Too many of us have become fans of TV dinners so a formal table starts to seem unnecessary, but it's essential if you and your partner or family are going to have proper conversations without interruptions from Eastenders! Buy comfortable dining chairs to match the table so you won't quickly be dashing off to wash up - instead you'll want to stay around the table chatting. For your home to seem extra cosy, it's great if you can create informal relaxing areas where you can chill out, maybe read magazines or listen to music. If your home is lacking an area like this, then clear a corner of a room, or the spare bedroom and fill it with soft, comfortable, low cube seating. We have lots of choice at Danetti. So there you go, your home will become a place to chill out as a couple away from the rat race. If you've created a relaxing environment at home with the use of Danetti products, we'd love to hear from you. Email us at customerservices@danetti.com.
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Dining Inspiration, Dining Seating
Seat all the family at the dining table this Christmas
October 21, 2010 at 10:10 am 0
Galaxy extending dining table

Galaxy extending dining table

OK, so we know it's only October, but if you're planning to buy new furniture in time for Christmas, then now's the time to order it. From experience we know that the run up to the festive season always sees a surge in orders for tables, chairs and storage furniture as people try to make sure their homes will be tidy and that they'll be able to seat all their guests comfortably. If it's seasonal dining furniture that you need then an extending table is a great idea - when your house is full of family and friends you can extend it out and lay on a great spread, but when life returns to normal and there's just you and the immediate family left, you can collapse it down to save on space. Stackable chairs are another good buy - simply stack them and store them when Christmas is over. One of our best sellers is the Galaxy extending dining table, which is an attractive Cherry veneer table that can seat up to 10 when extended, but is perfect for four or six people when folded down. ORDER BY NOVEMBER 5th FOR GUARANTEED CHRISTMAS DELIVERY
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Dining, Dining Inspiration
Choosing The Right Dining Furniture
September 5, 2008 at 1:34 pm 0
With good food, good company and comfortable furniture, I'm sure that we all would agree the most important and enjoyable part of the day is sitting down to dine, whether it be with family or friends. Finding a dining table and dining chairs that can fit well in your dining space can be challenging.

So Here is our Danetti Guide To Choosing The Right Dining Furniture

  1. Measure The Space

    Measure the dining area, there should be at least a 900mm gap between the wall and the edge of the dining table. This ensures that the chairs will sit comfortably under the table and that the chairs are easy to pull out.
  2. Consider Who Will Be Using The Space

    When sitting down to dine, the last thing you want is to be knocking elbows with the person next to you, so always think about the space and how it is going to be used. If you will use the area for family dining then a 4-8 seater dining table can be sufficient enough but if you hold frequent dinner parties then opt for a larger dining table seating over 8 people. If you only entertain large groups on an occasional basis, consider buying a smaller table that can expand. Ideally, the dining table should measure 900mm inches across. Narrower than that leaves no place in the middle for food; wider than that makes conversation difficult with the person seated opposite you.
  3. Choose Chairs That Compliment Your Table

    As being a formal occasion, choose a dining chair that has similar design elements to the table to create symmetry. Advisably match the legs of the table and of the chair.
  4. The Chair Must Be Comfortable

    We recommend a choosing a dining chair that is 435 mm wide as a standard size and at least 400mm deep. Obviously if you have a larger space and have opted for a bigger table then this can be increased. Dining chairs that are under these dimensions should be avoided as they cannot offer enough support.
Now you should be able to create the perfect dining experience!
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