Buying Guide – Executive Office Chairs

Executive office chairs, with their straight-backed style that offer support for the entire upper body and style make them an excellent choice for offices or home study. But it’s hard to know with all the different shapes, styles and materials, which executive chair should you buy?

That’s why we have created this buying guide to help you find the executive office chair that’s not only stylish, but also supports your back and improves your posture. Our chairs are also great for making sure your workplace is DSE Assessment compliant.

Mesh executive chairs are a popular option for offices now. They’re lightweight, sturdy, and are fully breathable. They’re also very stylish and fit right into a modern office. They can also be adjusted much more easily that leather executive office chairs – many with adjustable backs, arm rests, head and neck rests, and customisable back and seat positions.

According to a study by Nachemson and Elfström, “Intravital dynamic pressure measurements in lumbar discs. A study of common movements, maneuvers and exercises”, the further forward you sit in your office chair, the more pressure you are putting on your spinal column. A good executive chair, mesh or leather, helps alleviate pressure on your spinal column by supporting your entire upper body throughout the day:

How posture affects disc pressure

Executive leather chairs also have superb ergonomic features making them very comfortable and suitable for heavy use. Styles are available in contemporary and classic designs and in different price ranges to suit everyone’s budget. Like the mesh chairs and other similar computer chairs, they offer comforts, but whilst they have a more classic style, they don’t offer as much customised back support.

To help you choose an office chair, we have put together the best chairs for the top 5 most asked-for office chair needs.

1. Best mesh executive office chairs for back pain

Ergo 24 Mesh executive chair

Ergo ergonomic mesh executive chair

The Ergo Mesh 24 executive chair gives excellent support throughout the seat to upper body. You can adjust the back lumbar support, seat positions, head rest position, arm position, and it’s breathable to boot.

Product details:

  • Breathable seat pad
  • Multi-adjustable lumbar function
  • Soft padded height adjustable armrests
  • Multi-adjustable headrest
  • Weight tension control
  • Gas lift height adjustment

Take a closer look at the Ergo 24 Mesh executive chair

Polaris executive mesh chair

Polaris ergonomic executive chair with red mesh back support

The Polaris executive mesh chair is generously proportioned posture curved upholstered seat with waterfall front. Its’ stylish contoured black nylon detailed mesh backrest with integrated lumbar support. There is a synchronised mechanism for simultaneous adjustment of seat and backrest and a fully reclining knee tilt mechanism with tension control adjustable for individual body weight. Complete with stylish adjustable ‘T’ shaped arms

Product details

  • Gas height adjustment
  • Detailed rear back shell with chrome effect infill for added style
  • Large chrome spider base fitted with twin wheel hodded castors
  • Available in black, red and blue mesh back
  • Seat Depth 490mm
  • Seat width 510mm
  • Seat Height 490mm-570mm
  • Back Width 480mm
  • Back Height 720mm

Take a closer look at the Polaris executive mesh chair here

Mirage mesh chair

Next Day Mirage mesh chair with optional head rest

The Mirage mesh chair offers ultimate high-backed comfort with headrest attached. The seat fabric is suspended mesh, allowing for air to flow around the seat and the mesh backrest encourages temperature control too.

Product information:

  • Easy self-assembly
  • Matching meeting chair available
  • Breathable mesh seat and backrest
  • Stylish design backrest with anthracite finish frame
  • Synchro tilt mech with weight tension control and seat slide
  • Soft PU pad height adjustable arms included
  • Chrome 5 star base
  • Gas lift tested up to 150kg
  • Max usage: 8 hours
  • Seat width:510mm
  • Seat depth:500mm
  • Seat height:500mm
  • Back width: 450mm
  • Back height: 540mm
  • Overall width: 660mm
  • Overall depth: 580mm
  • Overall height: 960mm With headrest: 1160mm
  • Arm Height:670mm

2. Best leather and faux-leather executive office chairs for back pain

Noble Executive Chair

The Nobel executive leather chair

The Noble executive chair’s support is provided by thick cushioning from the seat to the high-back. It’s contoured shape gives plenty of lumbar support whilst also looking modern and stylish. It also encourages the sitter to lean back into the chair reducing compression to the spinal column.

Product details:

  • Swivel base and high back
  • Upholstered in black faux leather
  • Thick padding
  • Gas lift adjustment
  • Locking tilt mechanism with tension control
  • Weight capacity 115kg

Palermo Executive chair

Palermo grey leather executive chair

The Palermo executive office chair has double-padding, making it extremely comfortable. And stylish at the same time. Perfect for sitting in for long periods, and hard wearing as a result. It’s also available in 2 colourways = black or grey, to suit your office decor.

Product details:

  • Double padded seat for enhanced comfort
  • Available in black and grey
  • Head rest and lumbar support
  • Gas lift adjustment
  • Locking tilt mechanism with tension control
  • Seat width: 530mm
  • Seat depth: 520mm
  • Back Height: 705mm
  • Seat height: 505mm-575mm

Nefil Leather

Nefil ultra modern executive chair

The Nefil leather executive chair offers the same style as a mesh executive chair, but in leather. Not only does it provide lots of lumbar support, its customisable arms for height and width, headrest, seat slide, seat tilt, and back tilt make it just as ergonomic as the mesh chairs. With its 10 year guarantee, it is much more hardwearing than the mesh chairs too.

Product details:

  • Gas lift height adjustment
  • Back tilt adjustment
  • Lumbar support
  • Seat slide
  • Seat tilt
  • Adjustable headrest available
  • Adjustable height and width arm
  • Chrome base
  • Seat width: 495mm
  • Seat depth: 500mm
  • Seat height: 520-630mm
  • Back width: 525mm
  • Overall width: 435-670mm
  • Overall depth: 665mm
  • 10 Year guarantee

Need some more help picking out the perfect executive chair for you? Contact our team for help and quotes.