10 Office Chair Types And The Reasons For Buying Each Of Them

If there is one item of commercial furniture from Atama Furniture that gets purchased more than others, and where there is the most diversity in terms of product choices, it is hard to argue against that being the office chair. Many items of office furniture could be regarded as useful, but not essential, but surely the office chair is one which every business needs, whether that be one chair or hundreds.

We mentioned that the choices surrounding office chairs are considerable, and that applies not just to specific types of office chairs but also materials, sizes, styles, and prices. It is understandable that, when it comes to the point where you have to select which office chair or chairs you are going to purchase, you might be somewhat perplexed as to which is the right one for you and your business.

To attempt to allay some of that confusion we thought it would be useful to highlight ten of the most popular office chair types and provide you with a brief explanation of their features and their uses. We hope this helps you make a more informed choice when selecting the office chair most suited to your needs.

Office Chair #1 – Executive: These are premium chairs that will primarily be used by CEOs and senior managers within a business. They are usually made with high-quality materials, are well-cushioned, and can be adjusted in several ways.

Office Chair #2 – Designer: These will also be at the top of the scale in terms of cost. They tend to be used either by executives or within a business that wishes to stand apart from the norm by having designer office chairs throughout its business premises.

Office Chair #3 – Ergonomic: These are highly popular office chairs, primarily because they give those who are sitting in them excellent support which is important for anyone who sits throughout the working day. They may not always be the prettiest of office chairs, but they do promote better posture and comfort.

Office Chair #4 – Leather: Those wishing to add a degree of style and quality to their workplace will be drawn toward leather office chairs. They are certainly hard-wearing, and look fantastic, but be aware that they can make users feel sticky in hot offices, so your air conditioning needs to be in working order.

Office Chair #5 – Mesh: We have just mentioned hot offices, and an office chair that is less expensive than leather, and which will certainly keep employees cooler, is a mesh office chair. They have breathable net fabric and are thus suitable for those who sit for several hours in hot offices.

Office Chair #6 – Conference/Meeting: For businesses that need office chairs for meetings and conferences, these chairs are a cost-effective option. They tend to be lightweight, relatively basic, and without wheels given that you do not want attendees moving and distracting others during meetings.

Office Chair #7 – Guest: These will primarily be used in reception areas for those visiting the business and whilst they are waiting to be seen. As such, they are not designed for long-term use. They tend to be simple and have no adjustment options.

Office Chair #8 – Stacking: If you have a business that needs occasional seating for large numbers of people, such as a company-wide conference, then stacking chairs might be what you need. These are basic, low-cost seats that can be stacked in columns of six or more seats for storage purposes.

Office Chair #9 – Task: These are extremely common, and usually a low-cost option. These are office chairs that can be used for a variety of general office uses, with some adjustment options, but usually have no arms so they are suitable for confined spaces.

Office Chair #10 – Kneeling: A somewhat unusual office chair, but it is extremely popular with those with back and muscular problems. Their design allows users to sit comfortably and reduces the stresses placed upon certain parts of the body compared to other office chairs, especially the lower back.