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Types of Office Chairs

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Oct 21 2014

Looking for an office chair? Thankfully, there are many different types of chairs to meet every sort of workplace need. Take a look at our comprehensive list to discover the best option for you!


24 Hour Chairs

These chairs are ideal for constant use, as seen in working environments like call centers. They are specified by the manufacturer as being able to withstand this kind of use and are usually designed with extra durable frames, thickly padded seats and backs and a few ergonomic adjustments.


24 hour office chair

Big and Tall Chairs

Standard chair sizes do not fit all. These chairs, which are rated for over 250 lbs., provide an extra roomy build for those who need more space. Big and tall chairs also include heavy-duty construction to ensure long-lasting use and safe support throughout the work day.


big and tall office chair

Computer Chairs

These chairs, also called task chairs, are designed specifically to be paired with computer desks. These chairs often feature a few ergonomic adjustments to ensure the customizable comfort of any user. They also have a five star base, typically with rolling casters to ensure smooth movement in an office setting.


office computer chair

Conference Chairs

These chairs are designed to be slightly forward leaning so as to keep users engaged in meetings and discussions. These seating options also usually have very minimal adjustments, as individuals tend not to be seated in them for long periods of time.


conference chair

Drafting Chairs and Stools

These chairs are designed to be paired with drafting tables, standing height desks and counter-height meeting tables. Many of these stools feature a foot ring to support the user’s feet and a height adjustment in order to best fit the desired working surface.


drafting chair

Ergonomic Chairs

These chairs are complete with numerous adjustments so as to fully support many unique individuals. Some of these important adjustments are seat depth, knee tilt, seat height, back height and lumbar support.


ergonomic chair

Executive Chairs

These chairs are designed to look impressive, usually with high backs and ample cushion.


executive office chair

Kneel Chairs

Chairs that position the user’s thighs at a 60 to 70 degree angle rather than the normal 90 degree angle of a standard office chair. Kneel chairs are designed to reduce lower back strain by dividing the weight between the seat and knee cushions.


kneel chair

Petite Chairs

As stated earlier, standard chairs simply do not work for everyone. These chairs are designed specifically with petite individuals in mind so as to best address their ergonomic needs in the workplace.


petite chair

Beam Seating

One or multiple chairs that are attached to a horizontal metal bar beneath the seat. These chairs may also be referred to collectively as “tandem seating”.


beam seating

Loveseats

Small sofas or couches that typically seat only two people at a time.


office loveseat

Ottomans

Low seat or footstools without a back or arms. Storage ottomans feature a removable top that reveals a storage compartment within.


office ottoman

Reception Area Chairs

Single person chairs that are typically stationary. Also called guest chairs or side chairs, these seating options can have a four-leg base, sled base or cantilever base.


guest chairs

Sofas

Long, upholstered seating designed for two or more people to sit in at a time. Sofas are also known as couches.


office sofas

Tablet Arm Chairs

Any variety of chair that has a writing surface attached to one or both of the arms. The tablet may be fixed or may have a swiveling feature.


tablet arm chair

Armless Chairs

Any type of chair that has a back, but does not have arms.


armless office chair

Benches

Whether in a lobby or in a park, benches offer durable seating and a unique looking. Benches typically accommodate more than one individual.


office bench seating

Folding Chairs

Mostly used for banquets or events, folding chairs are great options for temporary, portable seating. These chairs are easy to set up, take down and store for future occasions.


office folding chair

Stacking Chairs

Stacking chairs bring space-saving design, as they easily stack together when not being used. These options are also portable and usually lightweight, making them an ideal option for wedding seating, fundraiser seating and extra seating for office guests.


office stack chair

Still in search of the perfect seating for your business? Peruse our full selection of office chairs, and call our furniture experts at (800) 558-1010 for more help.


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