Consider this a friendly nudge to invest in some (actually) supportive seating.

Listen: your office chair could use an upgrade. Whether the height adjustment has stopped working, the wheels are worn out, or you’ve just been making do with a chair you took from your dining room (no judgement!), the pièce de résistance of your home office is your chair—why not scoop up one of these stylish options?

Steelcase Series 1 Office Chair

Michigan-based Steelcase is renowned for its high-quality, high-design workspace solutions. Their Series™ 1 Office Chair delivers on what’s important: ergonomics, quality and options. Choose your finish and wheel type.

Herman Miller Celle Chair Suspension Back

Beyond working in a wide range of spaces, the Celle Chair (2005) also accommodates a wide range of people. Designer Jerome Caruso’s vision for an intelligent surface that could provide comfort for everyone resulted in Celle’s innovative cellular suspension, a durable system of polymer cells and loops engineered to support and respond to different areas of the body. Harmonic tilt prevents your lower back from pulling away from the backrest as you lean back, keeping you balanced and supported as you move naturally through the chair’s 28-degree recline range. This dependable, hardworking design stands up to extended heavy use, even in the most demanding environments – call centers to nurse stations, conference rooms to laboratories. Made in U.S.A.

Stua Gas Task Chair

Jesús Gasca set out to design a chair with light, fluid lines, resolved at every curve and edge. The result is the timeless and eminently versatile Gas Task Chair (2012). With fluid lines that are resolved at every curve and edge, this chair cradles the body with no hard angles or sharp corners. The wheels automatically unlock when you sit in the swiveling, height-adjustable seat. Made in Spain.

Knoll Generation Chair

Freedom and flexibility are the guiding principles behind the creation of Knoll’s newest ergonomic seating solution, the Generation Chair (2009). Recognizing that sitting upright, facing forward is just one of the many positions people take throughout the day, the design team behind the Generation Chair created a seat that moves with you, as you move. Providing both freedom of movement and continuous support, it’s a groundbreaking example of elastic design – where a product rearranges itself in response to its user. The Generation Chair is manufactured by Knoll. Backed by a 12-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Blu Dot Lock Lounge Chair

With a strong presence, the Lock Lounge Chair does exactly what its name suggests, locking in your comfort. The lounge chair features interlocking plywood shapes forming a comfortable high back with a swivel functionality. The 100% polyester upholstered back and seat is supported by a four-legged powder-coated steel tubular base. In addition, the padded and upholstered chair has a tonal painted ash veneer and plywood seat construction and the tone on tone scheme highlights the interplay of materials. The comfort lumbar pillow that is feather and fiber-fill is included. The Lock Lounge Chair is available in a few upholstery options and the accompanying Lock Ottoman completes the look and adds another level of comfort. Blu Dot is a creative and driven company founded by three friends in 1997 in Minneapolis. Right after college, the three friends, Maurice Blanks, John Christakos, and Charlie Lazor were looking to furnish their homes with modern furniture, however, everything they liked was out of their price range, and everything that did fit in their budget they didn’t like. From this dilemma Blu Dot was born. With the simple goal of bringing good design to as many people as possible, Blu Dot creates original and beautiful designs that are useful, affordable, and desirable.

Knoll Pollock Executive Chair

The epitome of midcentury sophistication, Charles Pollock’s Executive Chair (1963) is scaled for comfort, able to inspire big ideas in an intuitively ergonomic seat. Pollock, who worked in George Nelson’s office after graduating from the Pratt Institute, was recognized by Florence Knoll for his unique talent. His Executive Chair is considered one of Knoll’s most recognizable designs, distinguished by an aluminum rim that supports the seat and back both visually and structurally. Manufactured by Knoll according to the original and exacting specifications of the designer. Backed by a five-year manufacturer’s warranty. Made in U.S.A.

Herman Miller Caper Multipurpose Chair

The Caper Multipurpose Chair delivers exceptional performance at an affordable price. A single knob controls adjustable height and tilt. The contoured molded polypropylene back and Flexnet seat are perforated with holes to help maintain body temperature during long periods of sitting. And its small footprint and casters allow for easy portability, making it a versatile choice for a variety of occasions. Made in U.S.A.

Knoll Saarinen Executive Armchair With Swivel Base

Create a stylistic bridge between the decades with the Saarinen Executive Armchair with Swivel Base by Knoll based on Eero Saarinen’s groundbreaking 1957 furniture collection. Its seat and arms sport the signature curvaceous design that made it so revolutionary when it was introduced. Underneath, the swivel base mounted on casters with pneumatic height adjustment brings up-to-date practicality to this timeless retro-modern seating solution.

Herman Miller Aeron Chair

When Herman Miller’s Aeron Chair was originally launched in 1994, by designers Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf, it was unlike anyone had ever seen as it changed the way people sat. But, times have changed since its initial launch year; so the modern office chair should too.

Herman Miller Cosm Chair

Unlike chairs that require many adjustments to get the right fit, the Cosm Chair (2017) instantly responds to your body, movements, and posture to provide natural balance and total support, letting you sit down, get to work, and simply forget about gravity. The chair for everyone, Cosm is a true revolution in seating – Time magazine recently named it one of the 100 Best Inventions “that are making the world better, smarter, and even a bit more fun.” ANSI and BIFMA approved. Made in U.S.A.

Cherner Task Chair

Designed by Benjamin Cherner for the Cherner Chair Company, this task chair takes Cherner beyond its classic lounge chair construction into a distinctive task chair that can be used alongside Cherner’s Studio Desk. It is available with or without arms, and includes a base with five wheels, as shown on the right. Crafted from molded plywood in walnut, beech, red gum, black lacquer, orange and white lacquer finishes, the task chair can be used with a variety of different desk styles. With its classic silhouette, the Cherner Studio Task Chair creates a refreshed midcentury modern look that will complement contemporary interior spaces.

West Elm Helvetica Leather Office Chair

Best seat in the office. West Elm’s Helvetica Chair brings a simple, streamlined style to workspaces. Available in their highest quality premium aniline leather, it will develop a vintage patina over time.

Herman Miller Sayl Basic Work Chair

Live life unframed. Herman Miller teamed with industrial designer Yves Béhar to create the SAYL® Adjustable Work Chair. Stripping down all assumptions and conventions, the team built this chair from the bottom up, with the user fully in mind. That resulted in a literally unframed design. It adapts to the user’s shape and movements.

Kartell Maui Swivel Chair Height-Adjustable

The Kartell Maui Swivel Chair Height-Adjustable designed by Vico Magistretti has elegant lines and sober colors which makes it an extremely practical and versatile chair. Available with or without a gas lift pump, Maui on wheels is the ideal solution for the informal office and home due to its lightness and comfort.

Eames Aluminum Group Management Chair

Originally designed in 1958, the Eames® Aluminum Group Management Chair is both classic and contemporary. The desk chair’s clean, trim lines make it appropriate for all kinds of places, from contemporary homes to elegant offices to hip start-ups. Its lightweight aluminum frame with suspended upholstery is streamlined and supportive, offering maximum comfort in a minimal profile. The Management Chair features a low back with arms and a 5-star base, tilt-swivel mechanism, and seat-height adjustment and can be upholstered in a variety of fabric and leather options to customize its look and feel.

Herman Miller Eames Task Side Chair

Providing just the right amount of give, this authentic height-adjustable, swiveling Eames Task Shell Chair has a deep seat pocket and waterfall seat edge to reduce pressure on the backs of thighs. It’s crafted, in the U.S.A., to last. Charles and Ray Eames believed that “design is a method of action,” and they continually updated their work to suit changing needs and solve new problems. In 1948, they entered a prototype chair in MoMA’s International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design, which led to the launch of their Molded Shell dining chair collection in 1950. Three years later, they expanded it to include the Eames Task Chair (1953), first mounted on a four-star base but now available on a five-star base for markedly better stability. “The chair that Charles and Ray were designing,” explains grandson Eames Demetrios, “is the chair that’s made tomorrow.” This is the authentic Eames Task Chair by Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A.

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