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Ava Side Chair
Fabric: Kismet grey
Leg Finish: Ash with sand stain
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Ava

The light profile of our Ava chair doesn't compromise on comfort. A thin, yet plush, cushion and crisp tapered legs add a modern edge to this versatile design that looks right at home in the kitchen or formal dining room, or as occasional seating in the living room.

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Details of Ava Side Chair

  • Dimensions: 20"w 20"d 33"h
  • Seat Height: 19"h
  • Construction: benchmade hardwood frame with webbing seat suspension Construction details
  • Seat Cushion: foam and fiber Cushion details
  • Back Cushion: foam and fiber
  • Cushion Style: tight seat; tight back
  • Product Origin: made in North Carolina
  • Item Number: 822660
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    • Fabric: Kismet grey See full fabric details
    • Fabric Content: 63% polypropylene, 37% polyester
    • Fabric Description: Kismet is a blended polyester micro-boucle that is both beautiful and easy to live with.  Its tight weave, nubby texture and subtle luster provide a clean, sophisticated look with just enough visual depth.  Kismet brings durability, stain-resistance and soft comfort to any frame.
    • Leg Finish: ash See full material details
    • Finish: lacquer
    • Color: sand
    • Material Description: Ash is a durable, timeless hardwood with sweeping, varied grain patterns that brings true character to your home. Even after ash is harvested and made into furniture, it continues to be a living, breathing material that responds to its environment - it expands and contracts with changes in humidity. Our ash with sand stain features a hand-applied stain that's inspired by soothing coastal shores. The color of the stain is translucent to highlight the natural grain patterns of the wood and was designed to easily mix with other woods and to brighten up a space with its light tones.

Cushion Details

Foam and fiber

  • Eco-friendly, high-resiliency foam topped with a layer of fiber padding
  • Offers a structured, even sit
  • Creates a tight, streamlined silhouette
  • Designed to retain its shape with minimal maintenance
Foam and fiber cross-section

Frames

Made to the same high standards as all of our furniture, each one of our upholstery frames is built to last.

Kiln-dried, engineered hardwood

We use kiln-dried, engineered hardwood in all of our upholstery frames. Often used for structural beams, engineered hardwood is made by pressing thin layers of solid wood together. Kiln-drying removes moisture, minimizing seasonal expansion and contraction. This stable hardwood material resists warping and cracking for lasting durability.

Reinforced joinery

We reinforce every joint in our frames for added stability. Precision-cut parts interlock like puzzle pieces and are reinforced with eco-friendly glues, screws or staples and corner blocks. Reinforced joinery ensures your seating holds together, even with years of frequent use.

Kiln-dried, engineered hardwood
Kiln-dried, engineered hardwood
Reinforced joinery
Reinforced joinery

Suspension

Webbing

A webbing suspension is made by interweaving strips of nylon material to create a resilient platform. The elasticized webbing is securely attached to the wood frame with staples. Webbing suspensions are ideal for thin-profile styles that require maximum support in minimal space.

Webbing suspension
Webbing suspension

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Ava Side Chair
 
3.4

(based on 9 reviews)

56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great design (9)
  • Comfortable (7)
  • Quality construction (4)
  • Easy to clean (3)

Cons

  • Difficult to clean (3)

Best Uses

  • Dining room (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Modern/contemporary (7), Survivalist / minimalist (3)

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5.0

so comfortable and light weight

By scg_az

from Phoenix, AZ

Style Minimalist, Modern/contemporary

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Great Design
  • Quality construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dining Room

    Customer comments about Ava Side Chair:

    We bought the chairs in tatum lichen with ash/sand stain legs and a high back. They are super comfortable and look gorgeous. The long waiting time was all worth it. We only worry about the durability of the fabric considering these chairs stand in sunlight almost all day. Maybe we should have gotten the Sunbrella fabric, but then they wouldn't look so nice. It will be interesting to see if the color will fade.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Almost all of our R&B deliveries were flawless. One time the delivery driver could not find our home, despite that our house is easy to find and on every navigation system.

    • I live in a:
    • House
    • This product is used in my:
    • Dining area
     
    2.0

    Beautiful but wooden legs not OK

    By Condo owner

    from St Louis, MO

    Style Modern/contemporary

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Design

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • Poor quality

    Best Uses

    • Dining Room

    Customer comments about Ava Side Chair:

    Poor quality control.

    Service and delivery comments:

    I'm trying to return the chairs because the wooden legs are poorly constructed. But the company is very difficult to work with regarding their delivery service when there's not a store close to the delivery destination.

    • I live in a:
    • Apartment/condo
    • This product is used in my:
    • Living room/family room/great room
     
    5.0

    Comfortable and stylish chairs for my office

    By AK

    from Portland, OR

    Style Modern/contemporary

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Affordable
    • Comfortable
    • Great Design
    • Quality construction
    • Works well in a business environment

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Side chair for office

      Customer comments about Ava Side Chair:

      I was looking for comfortable and not-too-expensive side chairs to go with the 42" Aria dining table in my office as a separate work space and also for meetings. The Ava chair is stylish and comfortable. I've received many compliments on the chairs and table. They complete my "new" workplace surroundings very nicely.

      Service and delivery comments:

      The delivery was prompt and professional.

      • This product is used in my:
      • Work space

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      avoid the Sunbrella

      By tls71

      from San Mateo, CA

      Style Mid-century modern

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Great Design

      Cons

      • Difficult to clean

      Best Uses

      • Dining Room

      Customer comments about Ava Side Chair:

      We purchased the Ava high-backs in Sunbrella Canvas Cement following the advice of a design associate. The Sunbrella Canvas was touted as being incredibly stain resistant. So far that has not been true. We have tried all recommended cleaning products and had minimal success. The chairs are very comfortable and made well, but we can't recommend the Sunbrella fabric. Very disappointed

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      • This product is used in my:
      • Dining area
       
      5.0

      Great looking and comfortable

      By Michele

      from Livingston, MT

      Style Modern/contemporary

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable finish
      • Easy to clean
      • Great Design
      • Quality construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dining Room

        Customer comments about Ava Chair:

        Great looking chair in the dining room of our contemporary home. As always, Room & Board comes through for us with a quality product.

        Service and delivery comments:

        The delivery is truly "white glove"

        • I live in a:
        • House
        • This product is used in my:
        • Dining area

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        I would NOT buy these chairs

        By Disappointed

        from New York

        Style Classic/traditional, Eclectic

        Pros

        • Great Design

        Cons

        • Difficult to clean

        Best Uses

          Customer comments about Ava Chair:

          I LOVE the style of this dining chair and purchased them in MERIT blue. It is a beautiful chair and fabric color; however, after just a few months of wear, they look tired. The material stains very easily and after each meal I have to attempt to remove stains made from almost everything that touches the fabric. It really has to be easier than this.

          • I live in a:
          • Apartment/condo
          • This product is used in my:
          • Dining area

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          love my chairs!

          By Monica

          from Eau Claire, WI

          Style Minimalist, Modern/contemporary

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy to clean
          • Great Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dining Room

            Customer comments about Ava High-Back Chair:

            The table and chairs look so handsome in our dining area. I'm very pleased. And the chairs are as comfortable as they are good looking. Love the red!

            Service and delivery comments:

            Very friendly and they were carful with the furniture.

            • I live in a:
            • House
            • This product is used in my:
            • Dining area

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Sunbrella material is awful

            By GFon

            from Salt Lake City, Utah

            Style Modern/contemporary

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Great Design

            Cons

            • Difficult to clean
            • Stains easily

            Best Uses

            • Dining Room

            Customer comments about Ava Chair:

            We bought 6 Ava chairs in the dark blue Sunbrella material, thinking that, based on the reviews and material attributes touted online, this material would be more sturdy than others for use at a dining table. Even though we love the style of the Ava chair, I have been HUGELY disappointed in this fabric. These dining chairs are used with a dining table that we also bought a R&B. The table has a stainless steel base / legs. After less than 3 months of use, each of our chairs has a permanent line across the inside back where they have touched the stainless steel underside edge of the table. We also have multiple stains from everyday, easy use. Cleaning the fabric is tricky as it also easily gets water stains from any liquid.

            So buyer beware - do not use Sunbrella material with a stainless steel base table and know that just because this is Sunbrella, it very easily stains. It is not at all durable for food and table related things.

            We are huge R&B fans and frequent buyers - but we are hugely disappointed!!

            • I live in a:
            • House
            • This product is used in my:
            • Dining area

            (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love at First Sit

            By Newly Renovated

            from New York, NY

            Style Mid-century modern, Minimalist, Modern/contemporary

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable finish
            • Easy to clean
            • Great Design
            • Quality construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dining Room

              Customer comments about Ava Chair:

              I LOVE this chair. After a LOT of searching at all the usual national suspects and smaller boutiques here in NYC, we could not find a comfy but child-friendly chair. We both have bad backs and the Ava chair was love at first sit--firm seat, perfectly angled back, and handsome looks. You will want to linger at the dinner table with these chairs. While it was a tad pricier than we wanted to spend, the sunbrella fabric in light grey sold us. It matched our grey/graphite table and grey couch in our open living/dining area. I was given a swatch of WHITE sunbrella to test - mustard, ketchup, coffee, and red wine sat >24 hrs and then cleaned up beautifully - you can't tell even on the white, so I knew the grey would be fine and would last us for years to come. All in all, highly recommend!

              • I live in a:
              • Apartment/condo
              • This product is used in my:
              • Dining area, Living room/family room/great room

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