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.

Office Chairs Guides
Browse through our curated Office Chairs Guides for additional categorizations, tips, details, variations, styles, and histories of Office Chairs. Guides provide additional insights into the unique properties and shared relationships between elements.
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41.25” | 105 cm
27” | 69 cm
27” | 69 cm
1994
Aeron Chair - B Size
105.000
69.000
69.000
1994.00
23000
3D
Aeron Chair - B Size3D model of the Aeron Chair B Size viewed in perspective3D model of the Aeron Chair B Size viewed in perspective
32” | 81 cm
24.25” | 62 cm
24” | 61 cm
1999
Caper Stacking Chair
81.000
62.000
61.000
1999.00
90
https://p3d.in/e/mIoc6
3D
Caper Stacking ChairView of the Caper Stacking Chair in 3D available for downloadView of the Caper Stacking Chair in 3D available for download
45”-51.25” | 114-130 cm
26.75” | 68 cm
26.75” | 68 cm
2017
Cosm Chair - High-Back
130.000
68.000
68.000
2017.00
300
3D
Cosm Chair - High-BackPerspective view of a 3D model of the Cosm Chair High-BackPerspective view of a 3D model of the Cosm Chair High-Back
34”-40.25” | 86-102 cm
26.75” | 68 cm
26.75” | 68 cm
2017
Cosm Chair - Low-Back
102.000
68.000
68.000
2017.00
300
3D
Cosm Chair - Low-Back3D model of the Cosm Chair Low-Back viewed in perspective3D model of the Cosm Chair Low-Back viewed in perspective
38.9”-45.5” | 99-116 cm
26.75” | 68 cm
26.75” | 68 cm
2017
Cosm Chair - Mid-Back
116.000
68.000
68.000
2017.00
300
3D
Cosm Chair - Mid-BackView of the Cosm Chair Mid-Back in 3D available for downloadView of the Cosm Chair Mid-Back in 3D available for download
31”-34” | 79-86 cm
23” | 58 cm
23” | 58 cm
1958
Eames Aluminum Group Management Chair
86.000
58.000
58.000
1958.00
150
https://p3d.in/e/GWfQ8
3D
Eames Aluminum Group Management ChairPerspective view of a 3D model of the Eames Aluminum Group Management ChairPerspective view of a 3D model of the Eames Aluminum Group Management Chair
35.5”-37” | 90-94 cm
26.5” | 67 cm
29.5” | 75 cm
1960
Eames Executive Chair
94.000
67.000
75.000
1960.00
450
3D
Eames Executive Chair3D model of the Eames Executive Chair viewed in perspective3D model of the Eames Executive Chair viewed in perspective
38.75”-41.75” | 98-106 cm
23” | 58 cm
23” | 58 cm
1969
Eames Soft Pad Executive Chair
106.000
58.000
58.000
1969.00
100
https://p3d.in/e/tYCI2
3D
Eames Soft Pad Executive ChairView of the Eames Soft Pad Executive Chair in 3D available for downloadView of the Eames Soft Pad Executive Chair in 3D available for download
34” | 86 cm
23” | 58 cm
23” | 58 cm
1969
Eames Soft Pad Management Chair
86.000
58.000
58.000
1969.00
200
https://p3d.in/e/TJeG5
3D
Eames Soft Pad Management ChairView of the Eames Soft Pad Executive Chair in 3D available for downloadView of the Eames Soft Pad Executive Chair in 3D available for download
30”-35” | 76-89 cm
26.25” | 67 cm
26.25” | 67 cm
1953
Eames Task Chair
89.000
67.000
67.000
1953.00
100
3D
Eames Task Chair3D model of the Eames Task Chair viewed in perspective3D model of the Eames Task Chair viewed in perspective
20.5” | 52 cm
16” | 41 cm (Diameter)
16” | 41 cm (Diameter)
2009
ErgoErgo Stool
52.000
41.000
41.000
2009.00
90
https://p3d.in/e/j5raP
3D
ErgoErgo Stool3D model of the ErgoErgo Stool viewed in perspective3D model of the ErgoErgo Stool viewed in perspective
21.65”-33.5" | 55-85 cm
21.65”-33.5" | 55-85 cm
21.65”-33.5" | 55-85 cm
1963
Exercise Balance Ball
85.000
85.000
85.000
1963.00
150
https://p3d.in/e/tZZHD
3D
Exercise Balance Ball3D model of the Exercise Balance Ball viewed in perspective3D model of the Exercise Balance Ball viewed in perspective
40”-44” | 102-112 cm
27” | 69 cm
27” | 69 cm
2018
Lino Chair
112.000
69.000
69.000
2018.00
150
3D
Lino ChairView of the Lino Chair in 3D available for downloadView of the Lino Chair in 3D available for download
31”-36” | 79-91 cm
26.25” | 67 cm
28.25” | 72 cm
1963
Pollock Executive Chair
91.000
67.000
72.000
1963.00
90
3D
Pollock Executive ChairPerspective view of a 3D model of the Pollock Executive ChairPerspective view of a 3D model of the Pollock Executive Chair
31”-36.25” | 79-92 cm
26” | 66 cm
24.75” | 63 cm
1957
Saarinen Executive Armchair
92.000
66.000
63.000
1957.00
100
3D
Saarinen Executive Armchair3D model of the Saarinen Executive Armchair viewed in perspective3D model of the Saarinen Executive Armchair viewed in perspective
34.25”-38.75” | 87-98 cm
24.5” | 62 cm
24.5” | 62 cm
2010
Sayl Task Chair
98.000
62.000
62.000
2010.00
80
3D
Sayl Task ChairView of the Sayl Task Chair in 3D available for downloadView of the Sayl Task Chair in 3D available for download
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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Cosm Chair - Low-Back
Side elevation illustration of a business man sitting in the Low-Back Cosm Chair for scale

The Cosm Chair (Low Back) is one of three different back styles of Cosm chairs; all designed to be more attractive than the typical office chairs, while still offering body support and natural balance. The chair was designed in 2017 by Studio 7.5, a Berlin-based design team with a focus on freedom of movement.

The Low-Back Cosm Chair has an overall height of 34”-40.25” (86-102 cm), width of 26.75” (68 cm), and depth of 26.75” (68 cm). The seat height of the Low-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.

Series of dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Low-Back Cosm Chair
The Cosm Chair (Low Back) is one of three different back styles of Cosm chairs; all designed to be more attractive than the typical office chairs, while still offering body support and natural balance. The chair was designed in 2017 by Berlin-based Studio 7.5.

The Low-Back Cosm Chair has an overall height of 34”-40.25” (86-102 cm), width of 26.75” (68 cm), and depth of 26.75” (68 cm). The seat height of the Low-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.

Series of dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Low-Back Cosm Chair
Cosm Chair - Low-Back
Height:
34”-40.25” | 86-102 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:
Low-Back Cosm Chair side elevation, front, back, plan, side (business person)

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Eames Soft Pad Management Chair
Side elevation illustration of a business man sitting in the Eames Soft Pad Management Chair for scale

The Eames Soft Pad Management Chair is an attractive, classic aluminum framed design with padded cushions; the cushions can be wrapped in leather or fabric and in a multitude of colors based on user’s preference. The Eames Soft Pad Management chair was designed in 1969 by Charles and Ray Eames.

The Eames Soft Pad Management Chair has an overall height of 34” (86 cm), width of 23” (58 cm), and depth of 23” (58 cm). The seat height of the Eames Soft Pad Management Chair is adjustable between 19.75”-22.5” (50-57 cm) with arms set at 26.25”-29” (67-74 cm) overall.

Dimensioned set of drawings of the Eames Soft Pad Management Chair measuring height, width, and depth
The Eames Soft Pad Management Chair is an attractive, classic aluminum framed design with padded cushions; the cushions can be wrapped in leather or fabric and in a multitude of colors based on user’s preference. The Eames Soft Pad Management chair was designed in 1969 by Charles and Ray Eames.

The Eames Soft Pad Management Chair has an overall height of 34” (86 cm), width of 23” (58 cm), and depth of 23” (58 cm). The seat height of the Eames Soft Pad Management Chair is adjustable between 19.75”-22.5” (50-57 cm) with arms set at 26.25”-29” (67-74 cm) overall.

Dimensioned set of drawings of the Eames Soft Pad Management Chair measuring height, width, and depth
Eames Soft Pad Management Chair
Height:
34” | 86 cm
Width:
23” | 58 cm
Length:
Depth:
23” | 58 cm
Seat Height
19.75”-22.5” | 50-57 cm
Arm Height
26.25”-29” | 67-74 cm overall
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Polished or powder-coated aluminum base and frame; fabric, leather, or combined upholstery
Designer
Charles & Ray Eames
Year
1969

Drawings include:
Eames Soft Pad Management Chair side elevation, front, back, plan, side (business person)

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Exercise Balance Ball
Elevation drawing of a woman sitting on an Exercise Balance Ball as a desk chair

The Exercise Balance Ball is a rubber or an inflated plastic ball invented by Aquilino Cosani in 1963. First used in newborn and infant treatment programs, you can now find these balls in gyms, exercise class, training grounds, and in physiotherapy classes and are common for individuals and patients who needed personal care from doctors or fitness experts. Nowadays, we use these balls almost in every place including offices, living rooms, private homes, and in sports facilities. Athletes and players use exercise balls as sports equipment to help perform a myriad of exercise or sports by leaning or sitting on the ball while maneuvering or assuming different positions without the support of the arms. The health benefits of using exercise balance balls include maintaining individuals core stability, reducing back and spine problems, keeping the right posture, and for muscle balance.

The Exercise Balance Ball has a range of overall sizes between 21.65”-33.5" (55-85 cm).

Dimensioned drawings of various size Exercise Balance Balls with size recommendations for use as an office chair
The Exercise Balance Ball is a rubber or an inflated plastic ball invented by Aquilino Cosani in 1963. The health benefits of using exercise balance balls include maintaining individuals core stability, reducing back and spine problems, keeping the right posture, and for muscle balance.

The Exercise Balance Ball has a range of overall sizes between 21.65”-33.5" (55-85 cm).

Dimensioned drawings of various size Exercise Balance Balls with size recommendations for use as an office chair
Exercise Balance Ball
Height:
21.65”-33.5" | 55-85 cm
Width:
21.65”-33.5" | 55-85 cm
Length:
Depth:
21.65”-33.5" | 55-85 cm
Seat Height
21.65”-33.5" | 55-85 cm
Arm Height
Weight:
Area:

Small: 21.65” | 55 cm (5’ | 1.52 m or less person)
Medium: 25.6” | 65 cm (5’-5.5’ | 1.52-1.68 m person)
Large: 29.5” | 75 cm (5.5’-6’ | 1.68-1.83 m person)
X-Large: 33.5” | 85 cm (6’ | 1.83 m or taller person)

Materials
Inflatable, vinyl, plastic, or solid foam rubber
Designer
Aquilino Cosani
Year
1963

Drawings include:
Exercise Balance Ball side elevations (multiple sizes), side (woman sitting)

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Sayl Task Chair
Drawing of a business woman sitting in the Sayl Task Chair seen from the side elevation

The Sayl Task chair is futuristic chair with a elastomer open webbed back, inspired in part by the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge, that provides flexible support and ventilation to the user. The Sayl Task Chair was designed by Yves Béhar in 2010, who saw the task of designing an office chair to be a formidable challenge because every piece to the chair needed to provide a tactile or structural purpose.

The Sayl Task Chair has an overall height of 34.25”-38.75” (87-98 cm), width of 24.5” (62 cm), and depth of 24.5” (62 cm). The seat height of the Sayl Task Chair is adjustable between 15.5”-20” (39-51 cm) with arms set at 24”-28.5” (61-72 cm) overall.

Collection of plan and elevation drawings of the Sayl Task Chair with range of overall adjustable dimensions
The Sayl Task chair is futuristic chair with a elastomer open webbed back, inspired in part by the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge, that provides flexible support and ventilation to the user. The Sayl Task Chair was designed by Yves Béhar in 2010.

The Sayl Task Chair has an overall height of 34.25”-38.75” (87-98 cm), width of 24.5” (62 cm), and depth of 24.5” (62 cm). The seat height of the Sayl Task Chair is adjustable between 15.5”-20” (39-51 cm) with arms set at 24”-28.5” (61-72 cm) overall.

Collection of plan and elevation drawings of the Sayl Task Chair with range of overall adjustable dimensions
Sayl Task Chair
Height:
34.25”-38.75” | 87-98 cm
Width:
24.5” | 62 cm
Length:
Depth:
24.5” | 62 cm
Seat Height
15.5”-20” | 39-51 cm
Arm Height
24”-28.5” | 61-72 cm overall
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Elastomer back; polyester fabric and foam seat cushion; steel frame
Designer
Yves Béhar
Year
2010

Drawings include:
Sayl Task Chair side elevation, front, back, plan, side (business person)

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