Comfortable office chairs are an important part of getting through a long work day. Not only do you want a sleek, sophisticated-looking chair, but you want and need heavy-duty support for all-day comfort.
These types of office chairs do exist and we have brought you a handful of great options that not only raise the bar in terms of style, but also offer comfort in the form of back, lumbar and arm support while keeping your body fully aligned.
Options include a chair that comes with a ventilated mesh back, which allows air to circulate to keep you cool while sitting, and seats that feature special front edges to remove pressure from the lower legs thus improving circulation. Butterfly seat plates, adjustable seat heights and curved contours are additional essential support tools these chairs provide, while a 360-degree swivel gives you multi-tasking convenience to get you through your day.
1. SMUGDESK Office Chair
If you’re looking for something comfortable, stylish and ergonomic, consider this office chair from the admittedly oddly named Smugdesk. Three colors are available, but we’re particularly partial to the gray and white colorway. The chair has a breathable mesh back with an angled design that provides lumbar support. The chair can be angled back 120 degrees for comfortably resting between working sessions.
Pros: Stylish and simple look, angled back keeps you upright while working. Mesh back is breathable.
Cons: Armrests are not adjustable.
2. Herman Miller Embody Chair
When you think of iconic midcentury design, even if you don’t know the name, you’re thinking of Herman Miller. Both the Eames lounge chair and the Isamu Noguchi coffee table were made by the brand, and Herman Miller continues to produce some of the best chairs around. The Embody is no different. It has an ergonomic backing designed to mimic the shape of the spine, a breathable backing, and fully adjustable arms. It comes in plenty of colors, too.
Pros: Ergonomic design by iconic design brand. Breathable backing, fully adjustable arms, available in over a dozen colors.
3. AmazonBasics High-Back Office Desk Chair
The AmazonBasics High Back executive chair features a butterfly seat plate, adjustable settings and curved contours to help keep your back supported and body properly aligned. You can raise and lower the seat to your preferred height and you can control the tilt of the chair from rocking back and forth to not at all, with the simple turn of a knob. Made from bonded leather and PVC, this chair not only looks sleek but comes with a padded seat cushion and contoured-for-support back cushion for enhanced comfort.
PROS: This chair offers a versatile, 360-degree range of motion for multi-tasking convenience.
CONS: The combination of PVC and leather fabric(s) might not give you the longevity desired in a chair.
4. BestOffice Ergonomic Office Chair
The BestOffice Office Chair features a padded backrest and seat cushion that will help relieve any back and leg pain. The placement of the support cushions provide back and lumbar region support and this chair comes with the option of adjustable positioning. You can adjust the height of the chair to match your needs and it also offers a 360-degree swivel position.
PROS: This chair has a clean, modern design and will fit in with most decor styles.
CONS: The armrests on this chair are not height adjustable.
5. Flash Furniture Task Office Chair
This chair has flip-up arms, so you can find your most comfortable sitting position. It’s available in multiple colors, and it has a mesh backing for breathability and comfort. The chair can be both reclined and raised or lowered. It has a rotating base with five casters for ease of movement. The back also has a curved shape that provides lumbar support and keeps the back straight.
Pros: Multiple colors available, mesh backing for comfort, curved back that provides lumbar support. Flip up arms.
Cons: Could be more durable.
6. Homall Gaming Chair
This may be a gaming chair, but gamers know a lot about how to comfortably stay seated for extended periods. The design may be aggressive for some offices, but it’s a great pick for a home office. It has adjustable lumbar and neck support and it comes in a range of colorways. It has soft rubber casters that roll easily without making too much noise.
Pros: Good option for gaming or use at a home office. Adjustable rests. Tilts back for comfortable resting.
Cons: Design may be too aggressive for use at an office.
7. Hbada Office Task Desk Chair
Hbada’s chair has design features of chairs that are a lot more expensive, all in a reasonably-priced package. The arms can be flipped up or down depending on what you’re working on, and the curved back has a mesh design that provides breathability and lumbar support. The height is adjustable and you can tilt the chair back, too. The chair comes in white or black.
Pros: Space-saving flip-up arms allow the chair to be pushed flush with the desk. Breathable mesh back with a curved design to provide support.
Cons: Doesn’t come in as many colors as some other options.
8. Flash Furniture Mid-Back Task Office Chair
If you prefer something simple and space-saving, this swivel chair from Flash Furniture is a good option. It has a small, mid-back backrest and doesn’t have arms. This can make it a good pick for home offices where you might want something better than a dinner chair but less obtrusive than a full office chair. This chair also comes in a range of tasteful and eye-catching colors.
Pros: Small, space-saving design. Adjustable seat height. Reasonable price. Rolling casters.
Cons: Not as supportive as some other options.