Best Office Chairs for Home and Work Windows Central 2021

Sitting feels excellent after a long day on your feet, but not so great if you have to do it all day. Those of you who spend most of their time at a desk know exactly what I mean. You also then know that choosing an office chair is very important. You're going to be spending a substantial amount of time sitting in one, so you want to make sure you know exactly what you're getting yourself into. Not sure which chair is best for you? I've rounded up some of the best chairs available now.

Best budget option: IKEA Markus

Staff pick

Adding to the chair's comfort is the built-in lumbar support and lockable tilt function, so no matter which way you sit, your back and head will be supported. Add in a pneumatic lift, and you have a chair perfect for any desk. Don't be fooled by the all-metal design; the seat itself has plenty of cushioning, the back is made of a mesh material that lets in air, and the armrests can be removed.

From £220 at Amazon

Standing desk companion: Muvman sit-stand stool

Muvman's stool is ideal for those with a standing desk, as it lets you transition between sitting and standing with ease. The stool has two hidden buttons on the underside of the seat for height adjustment, the front edge of the chair is curved down to lessen the impact on the bottom of your legs and promote proper blood flow, and the microfiber seat has a bit of friction to keep you in place.

£350 at Amazon

12-year warranty: Herman Miller Embody

This chair resembles a human body, with a spine running up the middle of the back ribs that conform around you when you sit. The seat is made up of four layers of entirely different materials, allowing airflow and sensitive accommodating for all your curves. It's durable, it comes in a ton of colours, and you get a 12-year warranty to protect your investment.

From £1,194 at Herman Miller

Unique design: Herman Miller Sayl

The Sayl uses a minimal amount of material to keep the environment happy, yet it's still just as comfortable as most other chairs. You can adjust the arms, seat height, seat depth, and back tilt, and there's ample seat padding to prevent leg pain. The mesh back stretches and encompasses your back, and they come in a bunch of different colour combinations to match your office.

From £544 at Herman Miller

Great value: IntimaTe WM Heart Office Chair

This mid-back mesh chair is built to be comfortable for hours-long sitting, and there's a controllable tilt function that can be set to any tension. The mesh backing has lumbar support and won't leave you sweaty on a hot day, and the thick padding on the seat won't hurt your behind.

£59 at Amazon

Personalized comfort: IntimaTe WM Ergonomic Office Chair

This chair offers you plenty of options for finding the perfect fit. It's a high backed mesh chair, and included movable armrests, and lumbar support so that you don't hurt your back when working at your desk for long hours. Its design is also made to help support your neck, and it can hold up to 136kg.

£75 at Amazon

Leather comfort: SONGMICS Executive Leather Office Chair

Sometimes you want a chair that's comfortable and looks good when you aren't using it, and that's exactly what this chair from SONGMICS does. It's got a comfortable deep cushion, high back that tilts so you can lean into it, and can hold up to 150kgs. It's also quiet when rolling across the floor, making it easy for you to stay focused while working on a project.

£106 at Amazon

If we're making some suggestions

Any of the chairs from this roundup should prove to be a worthwhile addition to your home or work office, but you might still be wondering which one to zero in on. If you're looking to save some money, IKEA's Markus is a stellar pick used by a few people at Windows Central, and it isn't too unaffordable. It has a high back with a padded headrest, the mesh back provides ample lumbar support and keeps air moving freely, and the armrests can be removed if that's your style. A lockable tilt function and pneumatic lift mean you can get the right angle and height for your desk, and there's thick padding on the seat to keep your rear and legs comfy.

If you are looking for something that will help you stay cool during the day and offers up plenty of support than the IntimaTe Ergonomic Desk Chair might be just the ticket. It has a high back, tilts, offers lumbar and neck support and rocks a mesh back to help keep you focused on work instead of the temperature inside of the office.

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