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Every Type of Office Chair You Should Know About

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You’ve been tasked with filling an office with chairs. In this guide, we’re naming every type of office chair and where they should be used. We’re also including pictures so you’re not left second guessing which chair is which!

We’re helping you figure out the difference between each chair type to help you identify which one is right for your office furnishing project.

Ergonomic task chair

If you have employees that sit for long periods of time behind a desk, you need an ergonomic task chair. Also known as an operator chair, these are fitted with supportive features, including lumbar support, padded seats, adjustable backrests, armrests, seat pans and chair height. They typically come with wheels and 360-degree seat rotation for ease of movement.

They are often manufactured with foam, mesh or leather. Modern mesh designs are breathable with elegant, slim silhouettes.

Executive chairs

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Executive chairs tend to be designed for senior managers and directors who have their own offices. They tend to be crafted with leather for added comfort and a luxurious design.

Boardroom and conference chairs

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Boardroom and conference chairs are typically more formal, so leather swivel or cantilever chairs with armrests are a popular choice. Having smart meeting chairs is especially important if you host meetings with clients and stakeholders.

Meeting chair base types typically fall into three categories: swivel, cantilever (see above image) and the traditional four-legged chair varieties.

Reception seating

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Reception seating is important for making a good first impression. Sofas, tub chairs and armchairs can be a popular choice, upholstered with either fabric or leather. Bench seats are also a good option.

Canteen and bistro chairs

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If you have a kitchen or dining area, you’ll need canteen or bistro chairs. These will typically be smaller, four-legged chairs that are stackable. If you have a breakfast bar table arrangement, stools are ideal for this.

Low stools and beanbags

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These are ideal for breakout rooms or areas and create a less formal environment, making them perfect for in-house collaborations.

Shop used office chairs online

We hope this guide will make it easier for you to pinpoint which chair is right for your office. To save money without compromising on quality, you can browse the exceptional selection of used office chairs at LOF. You can buy online or book a visit to our showroom in Peterborough.

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