10 Easy Pieces: Classic Desk Chairs by

Issue 19 · Working It · May 14, 2014

10 Easy Pieces: Classic Desk Chairs

Issue 19 · Working It · May 14, 2014

Sourcing the perfect office chair isn't easy. When you're spending hours in the office and sitting in the chair, ergonomics are just as important as aesthetics. Here are ten desk chairs guaranteed to increase productivity (or at least design happiness):

Eames Aluminum Office Chair in Black Leather | Remodelista

Above: The classic Eames Aluminum Management Chair is available in a dozen different colors at Room & Board; prices start at $1,959.

Ikea Jules Swivel Chair in White | Remodelista

Above: Ikea's Jules Swivel Chair is available in five colors for $39.99.

Hay About A Chair Office Chair in White | Remodelista

Above: From Danish company HAY, the About a Chair AAC20 was designed by Hee Welling with "conspicuous simplicity" in mind; €295 from Connox.

Folio Leather Office Chair

Above: The streamlined Folio Leather Office Chair is available in eight different pigment dyes; $349.97 from Crate and Barrel.

Eames Fiberglass Chair in Black | Remodelista

Above: The Eames Rolling Fiberglass Shell Chair is available in 15 colors; it's $425 at Modernica.

Egoa Task Chair

Above: Josep Mora's Egoa Task Chair comes in oak, beech, cherry, walnut, black, and white. The chair is ergonomic with self-breaking casters and adjustable seat height; $699 from Design Within Reach.

Hudson Task Chair

Above: Designed for the Hudson Hotel in New York and fabricated in the US, the Hudson Task Chair is made from 80 percent recycled aluminum and comes in a brushed or polished finish; $1,025 from Design Within Reach.

1940 Banker's Chair from Restoration Hardware | Remodelista

Above: The 1940s Banker's Chair in antiqued black is $495 at Restoration Hardware.

Eero Saarinen Executive Task Chair

Above: A vintage leather Saarinen Executive Task Chair is available from Pegboard Modern in Chicago, via 1st Dibs. New versions of the Executive Task Chair start at $1,964 at All Modern.

Jake Office Chair

Above: Room & Board's Jake Office Chair in cherry or walnut is molded from plywood with a chrome base and casters; $179.

Snille Swivel Chair

Above: The Snille Swivel Chair in black powder-coated steel is $19.95 from Ikea.

For more office furniture and accessories, browse our Office posts, including Economy + Style: 6 Trestle Table Desks and 8 Favorites: DIY Pinboards.  On Gardenista, On Gardenista, learn 7 Ways to Organize and Green Your Office Simultaneously and have a look at a Desktop Compost and Bookshelf Garden System.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on October 3, 2012 as part of our North by Northwest issue. On Gardenista, learn 7 Ways to Organize and Green Your Office Simultaneously.

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