Choosing an office chair requires some thought. Different types of chairs are suited for different tasks and different types of desks. Your office chair should offer ergonomic support, it should be comfortable, and it should allow you to easily get your duties down without getting in the way.
I can’t tell you what the best office chair is but I can help you find the perfect fit! For what it’s worth, there are 20 different chairs that go well with an office. They fall within one of the following categories:
24 Hour Chairs
As their name suggests, these are great office chairs made specifically for constant use. They’re popular in call-centers as these kinds of jobs require heavy-duty chairs. 24-hour chairs have durable frames, padded seats, and backs as well as ergonomic features to enhance comfort.
These are great for use at standard desks and tables. As the name suggests, they are perfect for computer desks. Computer chairs have ergonomic adjustments that provide comfort during use. These office chairs usually have rolling casters to guarantee smooth movement in an office environment.
Big and Tall Chairs
Big and tall office chairs can hold weights up to 250 pounds. They are very roomy and are built to be long-lasting and give reliable comfort. They are great for larger/stature individuals.
If you’re looking for chairs for boardrooms and meeting spaces then conference chairs are your best bet. They have a slightly forward-leaning build which helps to keep people engaged in meetings and conversations.
An ergonomic office chair offers enhanced comfort and adjustability. They offer features like seat depth, knee tilt, seat height, back height, and lumbar support.
Most office chairs position your thighs at a 90-degree angle but kneel chairs place your thighs at a 60 to 70-degree angle. They are designed to lessen lower back tension by distributing the weight between the seat and knee pads.
Drafting Chairs and Stools
These are good for standing or adjustable-height desks. They also go well with drafting tables, standing height desks and counter-height meeting tables. Most drafting chairs have a foot ring to support the user’s feet and a height adjustment.
These chairs look impressive, usually featuring high backs and adequate cushioning. Executive chairs usually include more formal looking design touches (leather and faux-leather armrests, for example).
For smaller individuals, petit chairs would be beneficial as they are suited for persons with small frames. These chairs are built to suit their ergonomic needs.
Tandem seating or beam seating is best suited for the lobby area. These are multiple chairs that are attached to a horizontal metal that holds them together.
Reception Area Chairs
These chairs are good for waiting rooms and reception areas. They are also called guest chairs or side chairs.
Tablet Arm Chairs
These chairs you’d normally see in a school setting. Tablet arm chairs are a kind of chair that has a writing surface connected to one or both of the arms. The tablet can be fixed or it can have a swiveling piece.
These chairs are a great solution for when there isn’t enough seating available. For example, at company events, folding chairs are great options for temporary, movable seating.
Stacking chairs have a space-saving design, as they easily pile together when not in use. They are also transportable and normally lightweight, making them an ideal option for extra seating for office guests.
Sofas are also known as couches. They provide ample seating for 2 or more people. They are good choices for busy waiting room areas in the office.