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

The Eames Soft Pad Executive Chair is similar to the smaller Eames Soft Pad Management Chair, but with a higher back suitable for taller people, or those looking for a more dramatic chair. The Eames Soft Pad Executive Chair was designed by Charles and Ray Eames as a luxury padded chair to provide significant comfort to the users.

The Eames Soft Pad Executive Chair has an overall height of 38.75”-41.75” (98-106 cm), width of 23” (58 cm), and depth of 23” (58 cm). The seat height of the Eames Soft Pad Executive Chair is adjustable between 18.25”-21.5” (46-55 cm) with arms set at 24.5”-27.5” (62-70 cm) overall.

Collection of plan and elevation drawings of the Eames Soft Pad Executive Chair with range of overall dimensions
The Eames Soft Pad Executive Chair is similar to the smaller Eames Soft Pad Management Chair, but with a higher back suitable for taller people, or those looking for a more dramatic chair. The Eames Soft Pad Executive Chair was designed as a luxury padded chair to provide significant user comfort.

The Eames Soft Pad Executive Chair has an overall height of 38.75”-41.75” (98-106 cm), width of 23” (58 cm), and depth of 23” (58 cm). The seat height of the Eames Soft Pad Executive Chair is adjustable between 18.25”-21.5” (46-55 cm) with arms set at 24.5”-27.5” (62-70 cm) overall.

Collection of plan and elevation drawings of the Eames Soft Pad Executive Chair with range of overall dimensions
Eames Soft Pad Executive Chair
Height:
38.75”-41.75” | 98-106 cm
Width:
23” | 58 cm
Length:
Depth:
23” | 58 cm
Seat Height
18.25”-21.5” | 46-55 cm
Arm Height
24.5”-27.5” | 62-70 cm overall
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Polished or powder-coated aluminum base and frame; leather upholstery
Designer
Charles & Ray Eames
Year
1969

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

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Lino Chair
Elevation drawing of a man sitting in the Lino Chair

The Lino Chair is an office chair by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin from London and made of aluminum, steel, and plastic frames with a wide variety of upholstery options. Its high performance and dual suspension gives a user total spinal support and provide enough personal balance and dynamic fit. It is built with ergonomics principles in mind to offer great value and comfort at an affordable price. The Lino chair is mostly visible in a working environment such as offices, home offices, co-working spaces, and conference rooms for visitors and guests. It is relaxing and can fit into small places and its materials have a limited effect on the environment.

The Lino Chair has an adjustable overall height between 40”-44” (102-112 cm), width of 27" (69 cm) , and depth of 27” (69 cm). The seat height of the Lino Chair is also adjustable between 16.75”-20.75” (43-53 cm).

Collection of drawings of the Lino Chair with measurements for height, width, depth and seat height in multiple views
The Lino Chair is an office chair by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin from London and made of aluminum, steel, and plastic frames with a wide variety of upholstery options. Its high performance and dual suspension gives a user total spinal support and provide enough personal balance and dynamic fit.

The Lino Chair has an adjustable overall height between 40”-44” (102-112 cm), width of 27" (69 cm) , and depth of 27” (69 cm). The seat height of the Lino Chair is also adjustable between 16.75”-20.75” (43-53 cm).

Collection of drawings of the Lino Chair with measurements for height, width, depth and seat height in multiple views
Lino Chair
Height:
40”-44” | 102-112 cm
Width:
27” | 69 cm
Length:
Depth:
27” | 69 cm
Seat Height
16.75”-20.75” | 43-53 cm
Arm Height
Weight:
Area:


Materials
Frame (steel, aluminum, plastic); plastic back mesh; polyurethane foam seat with wool upholstery; nylon casters
Designer
Kim Colin & Sam Hecht
Year
2018

Drawings include:
Lino Chair side elevation, front, back, plan, side (man sitting)

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Saarinen Executive Armchair
Drawing of a business man sitting in the Saarinen Executive Armchair seen from the side elevation

The Saarinen Executive Chair is a cushioned, round, organically shaped seat with a molded shell on mobile casters, similar in style to his Womb and Tulip chairs. The Saarinen Executive Chair was designed by Eero Saarinen after multiple collaborations with Charles and Ray Eames on organic home furnishing designs.

The Saarinen Executive Armchair has an overall height of 31”-36.25” (79-92 cm), width of 26” (66 cm), and depth of 24.75” (63 cm). The seat height of the Saarinen Executive Armchair is adjustable between 16.5”-21.75” (42-55 cm) with arms set at 23”-28.25” (58-72 cm) overall.

Collection of plan and elevation drawings of the Saarinen Executive Armchair with range of overall dimensions
The Saarinen Executive Chair is a cushioned, round, organically shaped seat with a molded shell on mobile casters, similar in style to his Womb and Tulip chairs. The Saarinen Executive Chair was designed by Eero Saarinen after multiple collaborations with Charles and Ray Eames on home designs.

The Saarinen Executive Armchair has an overall height of 31”-36.25” (79-92 cm), width of 26” (66 cm), and depth of 24.75” (63 cm). The seat height of the Saarinen Executive Armchair is adjustable between 16.5”-21.75” (42-55 cm) with arms set at 23”-28.25” (58-72 cm) overall.

Collection of plan and elevation drawings of the Saarinen Executive Armchair with range of overall dimensions
Saarinen Executive Armchair
Height:
31”-36.25” | 79-92 cm
Width:
26” | 66 cm
Length:
Depth:
24.75” | 63 cm
Seat Height
16.5”-21.75” | 42-55 cm
Arm Height
23”-28.25” | 58-72 cm overall
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Molded polyurethane shell; plywood seat; polished steel legbase; plastic casters
Designer
Eero Saarinen
Year
1957

Drawings include:
Saarinen Executive Armchair side elevation, front, back, plan, side (business person)

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Eames Aluminum Group Management Chair
Elevation drawing of a business woman sitting in the Eames Aluminum Group Management Chair

The Eames Aluminum Group Management Chair, the springboard design for the Eames Soft Pad Management Chair, is an aluminum framed, durable chair, with a taut fabric sling for sitting in. The Eames Aluminum Management Chair was originally designed by Charles and Ray Eames for exterior use, but is a timeless design that works equally well inside or out.

The Eames Aluminum Group Management Chair has an overall height of 31”-34” (79-86 cm), width of 23” (58 cm), and depth of 23” (58 cm). The seat height of the Eames Aluminum Group Management Chair is adjustable between 17”-20” (43-51 cm) with arms set at 24.25”-27.25” (62-69 cm) overall.

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Eames Aluminum Group Managment Chair
The Eames Aluminum Group Management Chair, the springboard design for the Eames Soft Pad Management Chair, is an aluminum framed, durable chair, with a taut fabric sling for sitting in. The Eames Aluminum Management Chair was originally designed for exterior use.

The Eames Aluminum Group Management Chair has an overall height of 31”-34” (79-86 cm), width of 23” (58 cm), and depth of 23” (58 cm). The seat height of the Eames Aluminum Group Management Chair is adjustable between 17”-20” (43-51 cm) with arms set at 24.25”-27.25” (62-69 cm) overall.

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Eames Aluminum Group Managment Chair
Eames Aluminum Group Management Chair
Height:
31”-34” | 79-86 cm
Width:
23” | 58 cm
Length:
Depth:
23” | 58 cm
Seat Height
17”-20” | 43-51 cm
Arm Height
24.25”-27.25” | 62-69 cm overall
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Polished or powder-coated aluminum base and frame; fabric, mesh, or leather upholstery
Designer
Charles & Ray Eames
Year
1958

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

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