- All Day Long Comfort
- Lumbar support
- High Back
- Ships in 1 box
Executive chairs can highlight the room and show a powerful presence. Whether you are outfitting your downtown office or your personal office, they make a great addition. You’ll feel like an instant CEO when sitting in one. We reviewed the best executive chairs for your home office needs.
Executive Chairs Buyers Guide
When buying an executive chair there are four key variables to keep in mind: comfortability, aesthetic, material, and price. This guide will walk you through each variable with an eye towards helping you make a well informed purchasing decision.
This might seem too obvious, but a good chair is designed for your entire body to sit in. This means your hips, back, arms, and neck. When selecting an executive chair you will want to think about which of these body parts you want to best optimize for. Do you want armrests or not? Do you want mid-back support, or not? Would you like a headrest for your neck? Do you want built-in tilt mechanisms for easy ergonomic control? All of these questions are intended to help guide you to the most comfortable sitting outcome.
If you want an executive chair, we presume you are an executive or a serious business person. You likely care about your brand and how you appear when seated. Perhaps you do video calls from your home office and want to appear stronger, bolder, or taller? If so, you should consider how and why a chair makes you look a certain way. For example, a dark leather executive chair gives a sober and conservative look. A modern executive chair might combine metal with leather whereas an older look might leverage wood and leather.
Think about your work from home environment and your brand – are you stately and formal? Or lighthearted but powerful? These questions will help you pick a chair that aligns with your mood and the appropriate office setting.
Material and Price
Executive chairs range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand. This range is largely dictated by the fit and finish of the chair itself. For example, is it hand stitched? The type of material matters greatly. Given that this office chair is for your home office, we strongly advise you prioritize comfort above all else. This means knowing your ergonomic chair needs. For most people this means you will want a chair with a cushion-padded seat, adjustable armrests, and some form of upper torso support.
You will want a chair that is height adjustable with a strong backrest. This might seem obvious but picking a chair that is built specifically for a desk is another critical thing to look for. I once purchased a lovely chair for my home office but it was far better suited for the dining room. Over time this led to chronic back pain and fatigue.
Final Thoughts On Executive Chairs: Size and Fit
Executive chairs tend to be larger. This usually means you won’t need to worry about the depth and width of the seat but keep this in mind if you are a larger person. That is because some chairs have weight limitations. Speaking of size, some chairs are easy to adjust and maneuver settings. If you plan on sharing your chair with a partner or child, you may value being able to quickly return your seat to your preferred setting.