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Office Chair Vs Executive Chair | What's the Difference?

Bankim Chandra |

Office chairs VS executive chairs, what’s the difference, which is better and which is best for you. That’s exactly what we’ll be going over in this post. By the end of it, you’ll know which is best for you.

What is an office chair?

An office chair is something that you sit on when you’re at a desk or in a place of work. It’s designed particularly for these environments as it has the option to adjust height, and has wheels so you can move around without standing up.

The office chair first came into production in the mid-19th century because of the vast increase in the number of office jobs. 

It also features a rotating seat, as well as the ability to adjust the height of the seat. They’re usually made of a durable plastic base and have some form of material covering the sponge of the chair, usually fabric, polyester or leather. 

Some office chairs have armrests included depending on the type you decide upon, and others have an option to get extra lumbar support if it’s needed. However, if you want an office chair that puts comfort alongside productivity, then you should look into getting an executive office chair.

What is an executive office chair?

An executive office chair has the same function as a standard office chair, but it has an upgraded design and some additional benefits. This design features better quality materials as well as having arm and headrests included as standard. 

The core functions remain the same with the wheeled castors, adjustable height, and revolving seat.

The base of these chairs is mainly made of metal, and the types of material they can be made with consist of mesh, leather, faux leather, and high-quality fabrics such as chenille. They’re lined with soft foam or quality sponge and sometimes have spring-loaded seats.

What are the benefits of buying an executive chair?
There are several benefits to buying an executive office chair over a standard office chair. These include:

  • Additional comfort thanks to the higher quality materials, optimal design, and adjustable seat.
  • More lumbar support helps prevent long-term health issues such as a bad back or poor posture.
  • Some can be custom made precisely to your height, weight, physical needs, and preferred aesthetic.
  • Executive chairs stand out and look more professional in a work environment, elevating the level of respect you have in the office.
  • More likely to stand general wear and tear due to the durability of the material and will last for many years.
  • Though they can be expensive in the short-term, the long-term investment into your health and comfort is well worth the price tag.

Recommended executive chairs:

So, now that we’ve gotten the what and why answered, it’s time to focus on where you can buy stylish executive office chairs that suit your needs best. 

There are different criteria depending on the reason a customer purchases a chair and these include:

  • The height and weight of the customer
  • The position of the customer, i.e. whether they’re high ranking or a senior member within the business
  • The comfort level sought by the customer
  • Whether the customer requires any extra lumbar support
  • The style of chair the customer ideally wants
  • Whether the customer values luxury over economy

To fit most or all of these requirements, we recommend the following executive office chairs from our range:

Contemporary Biege Leather

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Keep it simple yet stylish with this quilted luxury leather chair. It’s ideal for those who wish to look professional without sacrificing comfort. The classic neutral beige tone fits perfectly into any office whilst the silver chrome metal frame gives it a modern touch.

We also offer a matching chair that’s suitable for any visitors to your office. This allows you to provide a comfortable seat for clients that blends into the room whilst you conduct business together.

Features include:

  • Reclining and locking mechanism
  • Adjustable height via gas lift lever
  • Revolving seat
  • Chrome frame
  • Manoeuvrable with five wheeled castors at the base
  • Quilted black leather for comfort
  • Patterned material
  • Matching built in headrest and armrests

This chair is most suitable for those who enjoy simple elegance in their office decor along with people who hold seniority and want to subtly show it off. It’s perfect for taller clients too.

Large Luxury Executive Office Chair

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Stand out and feel every inch the professional with this luxury executive chair. This chair oozes class and commands attention with its imposing black leather design. It has been made especially to satisfy even the tallest of customers due to the large comfortable padded seat and expansive headrest.

Features include:

  • Genuine black leather seat
  • High-quality design
  • Adjustable height via gas lift lever 
  • Winged armrests Swivel chair
  • Luxurious padding for extra comfort and ease
  • Beneficial for those with back issues
  • Four castors with wheels allowing movement around the office

The chair is perfect for those who wish to make a statement whilst still retaining the right to enjoy comfort when at work. It’s ideal for bigger offices/workspaces but can match with almost any colour scheme you have within the building.

Traditional Genuine Brown Leather Office Chair

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If you’re looking for the ultimate luxury executive chair, then we have good news… you found it. This timeless executive office chair takes you back to an era where furniture was finely crafted and indicated wealth and power.

The traditional genuine brown leather seat and rich mahogany armrests show workmanship with quality that’s rare to find these days. There’s also a unique embroidered pattern stitched into the back of the chair.

Other features of this chair include:

  • Lumbar support to maintain posture throughout your busy day
  • Leather armpads on the intricately carved mahogany armrests
  • Built in cushioned headrest
  • Tilt lock mechanism
  • Adjustable height via gas lift lever
  • Tension control lever
  • Revolving seat
  • Five castors

This chair is most suitable for those with a love of traditional furniture and those who wish for maximum comfort and quality. It can also be ideal for those who suffer from back pain or posture issues and wish to improve them.

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