Need a bit more movement in your seating? The swivel chair is here to save the day. Whether you’re looking to swing amidst your filing cabinets in the office, swing around to lounge visitors in a grandiose style, or lean back in your chair to greater dinner table conversation, we’ve got a chair style for you. Get the complete office suite, with a brown leather Eames-style lounge and ottoman. Snuggle into a monochrome pod, taking a nap in its nook inspired by the future. Expect the unexpected, with a plywood find curved to resemble an armchair. Get creative – and swivel around to – our top fifty selection of contemporary swivel chairs for your home or office.
Arne Jacobsen-Style Swivel Egg Chair: Available in four bold shades of velvet, this chair in the style of Arne’s Jacobsen’s famed design is a sight less expensive. Its deep contours allow for maximum comfort, its steel base a sturdy frame you can swivel on.
Verner Panton-Style Cone Chair: Another iconic design at a cheaper price, this red Panton-esque find could strike a pose in your office. A steel base, hardwood frame and cashmere upholstery add comfort to function.
Arne Jacobsen-Style Swivel Swan Chair: Get a design that looks like the original, in your choice of ten shades. This Arne Jacobsen replica swivels dreamily around your living room, in its wool upholstery and fibreglass shell. High-density foam cushioning makes it feel softer.
Eero Aarnio-Style Swivel Ball Chair: Prefer a more futuristic-looking design? A replica of Eero Aarnio’s semi-sphere frame, this version is made from fibreglass and five removeable fabric panels. Its swivel functions on a ball-bearing mechanism.
Modern Grey Swivel Armchair: 100% linen covers this understated armchair, which surprises and delights with its 360-degree swivel. High-density foam filling and a lumbar-supporting backrest make it the perfect spot to lean back and read a book on.
Bludot Modern-Style Bent Plywood Swivel Chair: A swivel armchair with a wooden seat? What a surprise! This innovative design bends plywood to create a beautiful chair from a collaborative process. Get its swivel base in brushed or powder-coated stainless steel.
Modern Minimalist Round Swivel Chair: Swivel chairs are perfect for the lounge. This rounded grey number is halfway between an armchair and lounge suite, with 1.8 density foam and an accent pillow framing its sides.
Patterned Swivel Barrel Chair: Create a lounge feature piece, by buying a chair with a distinctive pattern. This polyester fabric chair sits on a solid birch wood, swivelling frame. Take advantage of its 90-day warranty.
Taxido Blue Swivel Lounge Chair: Contemporary-looking in their Italian design, these elliptical lounge chairs rock you to and fro’, with a rocking base set in solid beechwood and chromed steel. Cold-injected polyurethane foam and polyester padding make it comfortable, too.
Grand Repose Chair: Looking for a swivel chair you can sink some budget into? Designed by Antonio Citterio, this chair combines moulded polyurethane foam, a feather-filled neck pillow, and an integrated mechanism that synchronises to your body. Made in Hungary, it swivels your frame on a four-point base.
Modern Swivel Base Lounge Wing Chair: This feature chair could add a stylish edge to your lounge or office. Clad in cashmere, its pea-green form is stitched and crafted by hand; its swivel mechanism grounded on a four-star stainless steel base. Its multi-density foam cushion is zippered and removeable.
Grey Modern Living Room Swivel Chair: Want to move your swivel chair from lounge to office? This high-backed lounger suits both spaces, atop its brushed nickel and steel pedestal. Choose from a variety of fabrics and frames.
Modern-Style Yellow Swivel Lounge Chair: Originally designed for dining, this modern yellow number sits upon four-star, matte-brushed nickel legs. Its feet can be adjusted to level the floor, and are tipped in plastic to avoid scratches.
Alma Swivel Accent Armchair: This Italian-made chair knows how to end your day. Placing straight and curved lines along the curves of your body, its detailed stitching gives it design cred, too. Get it with a one-year warranty.
Small White Round Swivel Chair: Accentuate a white office or dressing room with this faux leather chair. Featuring diamond tufting and a 360-degree swivel, it can adjust its stem to your perfect height.
Saarinen-Style Tulip Swivel Dining Chair: The Saarinen Tulip is a classic design, and these replicas their cheaper alternatives. Supported by an aluminium base and featuring a 360-degree swivel, you can change their seat cushions out in 13 different colours.
Modern Dining Chair With Swivel Base: Another original design by Jean Marie Massaud, the Flow Chair With Oak Base is the perfect partner for your dining room table. Conceived as an organic form reduced to essential lines, its polycarbonate, injection-moulded steel can swing 360 degrees.
Upholstered Modern Swivel Dining Chair With Oak Base: Designed by Luca Nichetto, the Moooi Canal Chair Swivel Base was inspired by a historical ship model that dominated the Mediterranean sea. Its back resembles the bow of a boat, its tone-on-tone hues its subtle focus.
Stylish Modern Swivel Desk Chair: This Scandinavian-inspired chair is perfect for a kid-filled household. Its plastic base and four straight beech wood legs are sturdy, wipeable and offer a 360-degree swivel.
Stylish Swivel Base Desk Chair: Buy a desk chair that’s packed with style. The Tom Dixon Y Chair Swivel Base is injection-moulded in glass-reinforced nylon, and then sandblasted and lacquered on an aluminium swivel base. Made in Denmark.
Beetle Swivel Base Meeting Chair: Looking a little bit vintage, these stylish finds take inspiration from the common garden beetle. Get their upholstery in a range of different shades, and their chair legs in a matte black or brass finish.
Mid-Century Modern Swivel Base Desk Chair: Loved the wooden armchair from earlier on this article, but just didn’t have the budget? This cheaper option offers a faux-leather seat and a height you can extend from 29 to 33 inches.
Modway Ribbed High Back Executive Swivel Chair: Take the high road the next time you’re in the office. This high-backed chair is available in eight additional colourways, and boasts a 360-degree swivel and one-touch height adjustment. Roll around on its wheels, or check out our desk chair post for more office options.
Height-Adjustable Kids’ Swivel Chair: Get your kids business-ready. This children’s office chair is ergonomically-contoured on a steel frame with locking casters. Adjust its height from 12 to 21 inches, with an easy-to-use twist and lock knob. Check out our kid’s chair post for more kids’ room ideas.
Nemo Swivel Chair: Get a swivel chair and artpiece in one. Designed by Fabio Novembre in 2009, its back masks, made out of single pieces of polyethylene plastic, are modelled on traditional Greek theatre displays. Made in Italy, they’re only for the indoors.