Office Chairs | Desk Chairs

Office chairs, or desk chairs, are adjustable chairs designed specifically for performing desk tasks. Typically designed with high degree of adjustability based on individual ergonomic preferences and the height and stature of the user, office chairs are usually capable of rotating a full 360 degrees, rolling on casters, and can adjust the heights of both the seat and the arms. Office chairs are further specialized for different office needs that range from task chairs for short term usage, mid-back chairs with greater back support, and executive chairs with full back and head support. High-end office chairs are ergonomically designed to comfortably support a user for longer periods of time.

Why do office chairs have wheels?

Office chairs have wheels for a variety of reasons, but the most important reason is for the ease of mobility around the office without standing—a design feature originally implemented by Charles Darwin to move around his laboratory. Most office chairs today have five legs for improved stability when moving on the wheels.

What is lumbar support in office chairs?

Lumbar support in office chairs refers to the form of support given to the lower back. Lumbar support is built into the shape of the office chair and is designed to be pushed flush against the small of the back when sitting in order to keep the spine in natural alignment.

How high should a desk chair be?

Desk chairs should be set to a height just below the height of your knee cap when standing. Setting your desk chair to this height allows your feet to be flat on the floor and your knees to be comfortably and ergonomically bent at a 90° angle.

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Caper Stacking Chair
Side elevation illustration of a business man sitting in the Caper Stacking Chair for scale

The Caper Stacking Chair is a simple, light weight, stackable office chair; the chair is made out of molded polypropylene which has been ergonomically shaped to offer flexibility and support. The Caper Stacking chair was designed by industrial designer Jeff Weber in 1999 and was the recipient of a NeoCon Gold Award for task seating.

The Caper Stacking Chair has an overall height of 32” (81 cm), width of 24.25” (62 cm), and depth of 24” (61 cm). The seat height of the Caper Stacking Chair is adjustable between 17.5” (44 cm) with arms set at 26.25” (67 cm) overall.

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Caper Stacking Chair measuring height, width, and depth
The Caper Stacking Chair is a simple, light weight, stackable office chair; the chair is made out of molded polypropylene which has been ergonomically shaped to offer flexibility and support. The Caper Stacking chair was designed by industrial designer Jeff Weber in 1999.

The Caper Stacking Chair has an overall height of 32” (81 cm), width of 24.25” (62 cm), and depth of 24” (61 cm). The seat height of the Caper Stacking Chair is adjustable between 17.5” (44 cm) with arms set at 26.25” (67 cm) overall.

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Caper Stacking Chair measuring height, width, and depth
Caper Stacking Chair
Height:
32” | 81 cm
Width:
24.25” | 62 cm
Length:
Depth:
24” | 61 cm
Seat Height
17.5” | 44 cm
Arm Height
26.25” | 67 cm overall
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Tubular steel frame; aluminum arms; molded polypropylene seat and back
Designer
Jeff Weber
Year
1999

Drawings include:
Caper Stacking Chair side elevation, front, back, plan, side (business person)

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ErgoErgo Stool
Illustration of a woman sitting on the ErgoErgo Stool for scale

The ErgoErgo is the perfect active desk and work seat for both kids and adults alike because of its unique ergonomic design. The ErgoErgo helps improve alertness and increase the body's core strength of an individual by combining active sitting with contemporary design. We can use the ErgoErgo seat in schools, offices, libraries, dorms, kids' rooms, public places, and private homes because of its compact design and portability. It is lightweight, occupies less space, and is made of recyclable technopolymer—hence safe for both the environment and humans.

The ErgoErgo Stool has an overall height of 20.5” (52 cm) and diameter of 16” (41 cm).

Dimensioned drawings of the ErgoErgo Stool measuring diameter and overall height
The ErgoErgo is the perfect active desk and work seat for both kids and adults alike because of its unique ergonomic design. The ErgoErgo helps improve alertness and increase the body's core strength of an individual by combining active sitting with contemporary design.

The ErgoErgo Stool has an overall height of 20.5” (52 cm) and diameter of 16” (41 cm).

Dimensioned drawings of the ErgoErgo Stool measuring diameter and overall height
ErgoErgo Stool
Height:
20.5” | 52 cm
Width:
16” | 41 cm
Length:
Depth:
16” | 41 cm
Seat Height
20.5” | 52 cm
Weight:
Area:


Materials
Recyclable polyethylene
Designer
ErgoErgo
Year
2009

Drawings include:
ErgoErgo Stool side elevation, plan, side (woman sitting)

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Pollock Executive Chair
Elevation drawing of a business woman sitting in the Pollock Executive Chair

The Pollock Executive chair is a perfect embodiment of midcentury design and elegance, with its plush seat, effortless profile, and aluminum supporting frame, this sophisticated chair cradles its user with comfort. The Pollock Executive Chair was designed by Charles Pollock in 1963 and remains of the most recognizable, timeless, staples of office furniture to date.

The Pollock Executive Chair has an overall height of 31”-36” (79-91 cm), width of 26.25” (67 cm), and depth of 28.25” (72 cm). The seat height of the Pollock Executive Chair is adjustable between 18”-23” (46-58 cm) with arms set at 24”-30” (61-76 cm) overall.

Series of dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Pollock Executive Chair
The Pollock Executive chair is a perfect embodiment of midcentury design and elegance, with its plush seat, effortless profile, and aluminum supporting frame, this sophisticated chair cradles its user with comfort. The Pollock Executive Chair was designed by Charles Pollock in 1963.

The Pollock Executive Chair has an overall height of 31”-36” (79-91 cm), width of 26.25” (67 cm), and depth of 28.25” (72 cm). The seat height of the Pollock Executive Chair is adjustable between 18”-23” (46-58 cm) with arms set at 24”-30” (61-76 cm) overall.

Series of dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Pollock Executive Chair
Pollock Executive Chair
Height:
31”-36” | 79-91 cm
Width:
26.25” | 67 cm
Length:
Depth:
28.25” | 72 cm
Seat Height
18”-23” | 46-58 cm
Arm Height
24”-30” | 61-76 cm overall
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Polypropylene shell; aluminum frame with steel support; tufted leather upholstery
Designer
Charles Pollock
Year
1963

Drawings include:
Pollock Executive Chair side elevation, front, back, plan, side (business person)

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Aeron Chair - B Size
Elevation drawing of a business woman sitting in the Aeron Chair (B Size)

The Aeron Chair (B Size) is a comfortable, supportive, breathable office chair. The original Aeron Chair was designed in 1994 by Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick, and was reimagined to the B Size by Don Chadwick in 2016. By using new modern materials and research ideas, Chadwick created an Aeron Chair to keep pace with new office standards.

The Aeron Chair (B Size) has an overall height of 41.25” (105 cm), width of 27” (69 cm), and depth of 27” (69 cm). The seat height of the Aeron Chair (B Size) is adjustable between 16”-20.5” (41-52) cm with arms set at 6.8”-10.8” (17-27 cm) above the seat.

Dimensioned set of drawings of the Aeron Chair (B Size) measuring height, width, and depth.
The Aeron Chair (B Size) is a comfortable, supportive, breathable office chair. The original Aeron Chair was designed in 1994 by Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick, and was reimagined to the B Size by Don Chadwick in 2016 with new modern materials and research ideas.

The Aeron Chair (B Size) has an overall height of 41.25” (105 cm), width of 27” (69 cm), and depth of 27” (69 cm). The seat height of the Aeron Chair (B Size) is adjustable between 16”-20.5” (41-52) cm with arms set at 6.8”-10.8” (17-27 cm) above the seat.

Dimensioned set of drawings of the Aeron Chair (B Size) measuring height, width, and depth.
Aeron Chair - B Size
Height:
41.25” | 105 cm
Width:
27” | 69 cm
Length:
Depth:
27” | 69 cm
Seat Height
16”-20.5” | 41-52 cm
Arm Height
6.8”-10.8” | 17-27 cm above seat
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Elastomeric suspension seat and backrest; powder-coated or polished aluminum frame and base; leather-upholstered or standard foam arm pads
Designer
Bill Stumpf & Don Chadwick
Year
1994

Drawings include:
Aeron Chair (B Size) side elevation, front, back, plan, side (business person)

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Cosm Chair - High-Back
Drawing of a business man sitting in the High-Back Cosm Chair seen from the side elevation

The Cosm Chair (High Back) is one of three different back styles of Cosm chairs; it is the tallest backed chair, providing the best support to tall people who desire upper back and shoulder support. The chair was designed in 2017 by Studio 7.5, a Berlin-based design team with a focus on freedom of movement.

The High-Back Cosm Chair has an overall height of 45”-51.25” (114-130 cm), width of 26.75” (68 cm), and depth of 26.75” (68 cm). The seat height of the High-Back Cosm Chair is adjustable between 14.8”-21.4” (38-54 cm) with arms set at 7.3”-11.7” (19-30 cm) above the seat.

Set of dimensioned drawings of the High-Back Cosm Chair measuring overall height, width, and depth
The Cosm Chair (High Back) is one of three different back styles of Cosm chairs; it is the tallest backed chair, providing the best support to tall people who desire upper back and shoulder support. The chair was designed in 2017 by Studio 7.5.

The High-Back Cosm Chair has an overall height of 45”-51.25” (114-130 cm), width of 26.75” (68 cm), and depth of 26.75” (68 cm). The seat height of the High-Back Cosm Chair is adjustable between 14.8”-21.4” (38-54 cm) with arms set at 7.3”-11.7” (19-30 cm) above the seat.

Set of dimensioned drawings of the High-Back Cosm Chair measuring overall height, width, and depth
Cosm Chair - High-Back
Height:
45”-51.25” | 114-130 cm
Width:
26.75” | 68 cm
Length:
Depth:
26.75” | 68 cm
Seat Height
14.8”-21.4” | 38-54 cm
Arm Height
7.3”-11.7” | 19-30 cm above seat
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Injection-molded polypropylene frame; polyester elastomeric seat mesh; powder-coated or polished aluminum base
Designer
Studio 7.5
Year
2017

Drawings include:
High-Back Cosm Chair side elevation, front, back, plan, side (business person)

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