The Top 16 Executive Leather Office Chairs

The Top 16 Executive Leather Office Chairs

The Top 16 Executive Leather Office Chairs

Apart from really high end options like the Herman Miller chair and some other ergonomic alternatives, I highly recommend executive office chairs.

Why?

They’re extremely comfortable, usually quite adjustable, and they’re quite affordable.

They also look very stylish as a bonus.

So if you’re working long hours and want a chair that’s reasonably affordable, I’d go with one of my recommendations below.

I’ll also discuss some other important ergonomic features to help you choose the right chair.

Starspace High Back Big & Tall Leather Office Chair

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Starspace High Back Big & Tall Leather Office Chair

  • Double padding
  • Rocking motion
  • Weight capacity of 400 lbs

The Starspace leather office chair was designed for people that are both taller and bigger. The backrest is 26.6 inches high, and the seat is extremely spacious at 24 inches wide.

The seat is remarkably comfortable and includes a built-in spring mechanism with double padded high-density foam.

The thing that most people love about this chair is the rocking motion it provides. You’ll be able to go back and forth between 90 and 120 degrees of tilt.

Add the large weight capacity to the mix, and you’ve got a workhorse of a chair. Customers love the fact that they can fully lean in without having to worry about breaking the chair.

Ergonomics

With regards to ergonomics, we have to say the manufacturers have done their job perfectly.

The backrest of the Starspace has reinforcements in 3 essential points which include the lumbar region, the spinal cord, and the neck area.

All this is held together by a heavy-duty metal base that has five rolling casters. The chair is also very easy to assemble, but the process is time-consuming, so be prepared to spend at least an hour on assembly.

Pros

  •  Good quality materials
  •  Comfortable and durable
  •  Rocking motions makes the difference

Cons

  •  Time-consuming assembly

Vanspace High Back Leather Office Chair

Vanspace High Back Leather Office Chair

  • The Vanspace is designed ergonomically with a high back for lumbar support
  • Easy-to-use pneumatic controls allow the user to lift, lower, and tilt the chair
  • It’s made out of high-quality bonded leather

The Vanspace Chair is our first pick thanks to its gorgeous design, comfortable double padding cushions, and soft, high-quality black leather.

The chair is also incredibly sturdy thanks to its durable construction that has a weight capacity of 250 pounds.

The design is very ergonomic too – it offers both neck and lumbar support, as well as an ideal armrest design.

The chair is capable of a 360-degree rotation, a 90 to 100-degree tilt, all of which is controlled with easy-to-use pneumatic controls.

What are customers saying?

There are a few customers that seem frustrated with the assembly process. They are mostly in the minority, however, and everyone else sounds very satisfied with the leather chair.

Pros:

  • Very comfortable and soft leather.
  • The armrests are sturdy and can be flipped up.
  • The tilt locking mechanism can switch between 90 and 110-degree angles.

Cons:

  • For some odd reason, the holes don’t always match during the assembly.

Serta Ergonomic Executive Office Motion Technology

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Serta Ergonomic Executive Office Motion Technology

  • Cushioned seat and backrest
  • Extra lumbar support
  • Made for people up to 5’9’’ tall
  • Weight capacity of 250 lbs

The Serta Ergonomic chair is a fantastic choice if you spend a lot of time at your desk. The thing that really sets it apart is the extremely comfortable body pillow that wraps around you as you sit.

The seat width is 19.75’’, which should be enough for a standard-sized adult. The seat is height-adjustable and gives you 3” of wiggle room.

Unique lumbar support

This chair has a unique kind of lumbar support and comes with an extra lumbar pillow that can be placed on top if needed.

The lumbar part of the chair is attached to the seat instead of the backrest, so the chair moves as you move. If you lean forward, the chair will move forward with you.

This is a feature that requires getting used to, but most people seem to like it. The movement allows for motion in the hip flexor, which encourages blood circulation.

All in all, this is a magnificent executive chair that looks good and feels comfortable.

Pros

  •  A unique lumbar support
  •  The chair moves with you
  •  Extremely comfortable padding

Cons

  •  It takes time to get used to the new forward motion

REFICCER High Back Leather Executive Chair

REFICCER High Back Leather Executive Chair

  • Bound leather upholstery
  • High-density foam
  • Weight capacity of 400 lbs

The REFICCER leather executive chair is extremely similar to the Starspace model on our list, so let’s compare.

Just like the Starspace, the upholstery on the REFICCER Vanbow model is made with bound leather, and the seat cushion is filled with high-density memory foam.

They both offer an S shape design on the backrest and they both have padded armrests. You’ll be able to rock in this chair just like you would in the Starspace, from 90 to 120 degrees.

The differences

There are three major differences between the two chairs.

This model has a slightly narrower seat, at only 22.8’’ compared to the 24’’ on the Starspace. The cushion on this one is also slightly thinner, and you get 4.7’’ compared to 5.1’’ on the Starspace.

On the other hand, the REFICCER offers a taller backrest, measuring 31.9’’ compared to 26.6’’ on the Starspace.

Which one is best?

We can’t really say which one is best because that would depend on your specific needs.

However, we can say that they are both durable and well made. So if your primary interest is a longer backrest, then go for this one.

The only drawback we could find with this chair is its size. It is very large and might take up too much space in a small office.

Pros

  •  Comfortable for longer hours
  •  Reclining option
  •  Long backrest

Cons

  •  Takes a lot of space

Smugdesk Executive Office Ergonomic Chair

Smugdesk Executive Office Ergonomic Chair

  • The Smugdesk has a high back design for a maximum lumbar support
  • The chair features an advanced mechanism for adjusting the height, tilt, and position
  • The manufacturer offers a free replacement or money back guarantee warranty policy

Another great option, the Smugdesk Executive Office Ergonomic Chair has a lot to offer. Its rather unique design offers both a high back for great neck support, as well as a prominent waist section for lumbar support.

It’s covered with a high-quality soft leather over a double-padded seat cushion.

The combination of the two offers maximum comfort at any temperature and for any duration, without compromising the ergonomic design of the chair.

What are customers saying?

While the PU wheels are one of the upsides of the chair for how harmless they are to hardwood floors, they are also a drawback in terms of durability. Some customers are a bit disappointed by that but most don’t have any complaints in that – or any other – regard.

Pros:

  • Very comfortable and soft leather.
  • High back and neck support together with great lumbar support.
  • The seat is equipped with a thickened non-slip comfort pad that alleviates the pressure from your thighs.

Cons:

  • The PU wheels are the least durable part of the chair’s construction.

Duramont Reclining Office Chair With Lumbar Support

Duramont Reclining Office Chair With Lumbar Support

  • The reclining feature allows it to tilt to 155-degrees
  • The chair is made with an elegant and soft PU leather
  • The chair has a maximum weight capacity of 250 pounds

For another great option with a classical design, the Duramont recliner is also made with soft padding and a high-quality PU leather.

It can sustain up to 250 pounds of weight even at a maximum tilt (155-degrees), and is sturdy enough to last for a long time.

Ticova Executive Office Chair

Ticova Executive Office Chair

  • Sleep mode tilt
  • Layers of high-density foam
  • Comfortable footrest
  • Weight capacity of 250 lbs

The Ticova executive chair really stands out from the crowd due to its stylish design, and customers agree that it looks just as good as it does in the picture.

There are two main reasons why a person would want this chair. Firstly, you can recline past the 120-degree angle- this one actually reclines up to 140 degrees, aka “Sleep Mode”.

Secondly, the Ticova has a retractable footrest that adds to the overall comfort of the chair. So if you’re ever stuck at the office for long hours, and wish to take a nap, you can.

People have already tried it and say it actually feels refreshing and does not strain the neck or back.

Designed for comfort

The stuffing on the seat is multi-layered memory foam that’s 3.8’’ thick. The layers are made of high density and resilience foam to give you even more comfort and support.

The only thing lacking, in our opinion, is added lumbar support. The Ticova chair is easy to assemble, and the company behind the product is responsive and eager to help.

Pros

  •  Great looking chair
  •  Sleep mode & footrest make a huge difference

Cons

  •  Not enough lumbar support

RIMIKING Executive Office Chair

RIMIKING Executive Office Chair

  • Bonded leather upholstery
  • High-density foam cushion
  • Tilts up to 110 degrees
  • Weight capacity of 250 lbs

The RIMIKING executive office chair is a clean looking and affordable executive chair. Despite its low price, the chair feels spacious and looks professional making it an extremely viable option.

The seat of the chair is padded well with 4.7’’ high-density foam, and it can be adjusted for height from 15’’ to 21’’ off the ground.

You can lean into the chair, and it will tilt to 110 degrees. This is not enough to sleep on, but still great for relaxing.

What are customers saying?

Judging by customer experience, the chair is durable and should hold up just fine. The assembly is straightforward, and all the pieces come separated and labeled.

The screws that come with it are of high quality and will stand the test of time. The only thing that some people didn’t like was the armrests that seem to get in the way of certain desks.

Pros

  •  Budget-friendly price
  •  Good quality materials
  •  Pretty decent comfort

Cons

  •  The armrests seem to get in the way

Boss Office Products Wingback Traditional Chair

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Boss Office Products Wingback Traditional Chair

  • Mahogany wood finish
  • Vinyl upholstery
  • Weight capacity of 250 lbs

The Wingback traditional chair comes with a classic look and comfortable padding. It also has a beautiful mahogany wood finish, which we think is an excellent addition to its design.

The chair tilts to an angle of 90 degrees with the help of a lever found under the left side. To tilt it, you pull the lever out and to go back to a straight position you push it in.

The seat is firm and feels comfortable for short periods of time but we recommend purchasing a foam cushion if you plan on using it for long hours.

Keep in mind that the seat is 21’’ deep and 21’’ wide, so if you’re a taller person, you may find it a bit short. The Wingback Chair is easy to assemble and should take no more than 10 minutes.

Pros

  •  Good old classic look
  •  Comes with a bit of a tilt
  •  Mahogany wood finish

Cons

  •  The seat is somewhat firm for most people

Ergousit Luxurious Executive Office Chair

Ergousit Luxurious Executive Office Chair

  • This Ergousit chair has padded and curved armrests for great comfort
  • It’s covered with a stitched, soft, and wear-resistant PU leather
  • The chair has a maximum weight capacity of 300 pounds

For a good, old-fashioned office chair, the Ergousit Luxurious Executive Office Chair is a classic.

Its design may not offer an adjustable tilt, adjustable armrests or an adjustable headrest, but has the quality you’d want from your future chair.

Its construction is very durable with a maximum weight capacity of 300 pounds, the soft seat cushion padding is comfortable to sit in and relieves the pressure off your thighs and hips.

Most of all, however, the high-quality leather is very soft, wear-resistant, and elastic, meaning that it’ll likely be just as long-lasting as the chair itself.

What are customers saying?

Customers who are looking for a lot of adjustable functions tend not to fancy this chair as it’s only adjustable feature is its height.

Those who are simply looking for a high-quality chair with a great and ergonomic design, however, usually find this Ergousit product to be a great option.

Pros:

  • The PU leather cover is of excellent quality – it’s soft, sweat-absorbent, durable, and elastic.
  • The soft seat exerts less pressure on the thighs and hips of the user.
  • The practical and ergonomic design promotes excellent sitting posture and great lumbar support.

Cons:

  • The armrests are well-padded and very sturdy, but they are stationary so the chair isn’t suitable for all types of desks.

Flash Furniture Hercules Series Big & Tall Chair

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Flash Furniture Hercules Series Big & Tall Chair

  • This tall chair comes with built-in lumbar support and an adjustable headrest
  • The Hercules is furnished with gorgeous brown leather
  • The chair has a maximum weight capacity of 500 pounds

Whether you’re more of a heavy-weight person or you just want a truly massive and imposing office chair – the Flash Furniture Hercules is for you.

Sturdy, durable, and comfortable, it’s made with comfortable brown leather, soft padded cushions, and high-quality base.

It also offers great lumbar support and has an adjustable headrest.

La Z Boy Hyland Chair Air Technology Office

La Z Boy Hyland Chair Air Technology Office

  • The La-Z Boy’s flexible air lumbar technology offers a lumbar area that responds to your movements
  • The ComfortCore Plus design with memory foam provides a very comfortable experience
  • The top layer is made out of poly-fiber for even more plushness

With this Hyland chair, La-Z Boy provides a high-quality memory foam option.

If you’re looking for a stylish office chair made with soft leather and memory foam cushioning underneath it, the Hyland is one to check out.

Serta Bonded Leather Big & Tall Executive Chair

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Serta Bonded Leather Big & Tall Executive Chair

  • The armrests are made out of a classic bentwood with a rich espresso finish
  • The lumbar support is guaranteed thanks to the adjustable lumbar mechanism in the backrest of the chair
  • The chair has a maximum weight capacity of 350 pounds

If your office needs a chair with a classic wooden design, the Serta Bonded leather chair provides just that.

The armrests and the base of the chair are made out of a durable and gorgeous bentwood with an espresso finish. Everything else is covered with quality brown leather and nice, soft padding.

BestOffice Wide Ergonomic Massage Chair

The Bestoffice ergonomic chair comes with two vibrating points at the lowest section of the backrest. The massage function is great but it only has 1-speed, which varies in a certain pattern.

Most people say the massage point is more buttock oriented, but if you don’t want to use it, you can tuck it into the mesh pocket under the seat.

The chair will hold up to 400 lbs of weight, but the length of the backrest is only 22.8” which may not be suitable for taller individuals. The upholstery is made of PU leather and feels buttery soft.

SP Velvet Adjustable Executive Computer Chair

If you’re looking for a big and comfortable executive chair, look no further, as we’ve found the SP Velvet for you. This chair comes with a tilt angle of 120 degrees, which is perfect for relaxing.

It also features flip-up arms that won’t get in the way if your desk is on the shorter side.

There is plenty of cushioning on this model, and most people agree that the generous cushioning of 5.1’’ produces a very comfortable seating experience.

The velvet upholstery is really something else and feels truly gentle on the skin. The customer service behind the product is top-notch, and they are very responsive.

Allezol Executive Office Recliner Chair

The Allezol recliner chair has the largest tilting angle on our list.

The backrest tilts independently from the seat, and you’ll be able to recline up to 150 degrees or lock the backrest in any angle you choose. This model can hold up to 250 lbs of weight.

Just like the Ticova model, this one also comes with a retractable footrest to add to your comfort.

The cushion is filled with a high resilience memory foam that is slightly firmer than the high density one. The backrest is also cushioned and comes with a neck pillow.

Level of comfort

The level of comfort that a chair provides is measured by a few factors that we will discuss further.

However, if you’re interested in a truly ergonomic setup, the main factor would be the adjustability of the chair.

Adjustability

The chair needs to be adjustable so you can tailor it to your own body type. Most of the executive chairs on the market come with a height adjustment option, but that’s just the beginning.

You should also be able to adjust the tilt of the backrest, the level of lumbar support you’re getting, and the position of the arms.

Seat height & arms

If you’re looking for an ergonomic setup, it is crucial to have adjustable seat height and arms.

Since we were all made differently, we should be able to adjust our seats in such a way that we can place our feet flat on the ground while working.

Keep in mind that there are both standard-sized chairs and larger chairs on the market. Look for a seat height of 15’’ to 21’’ off as this is the size that works for most people.

Some chairs even have flip-up arms that will allow you to move closer to your work desk.

Seat width & depth

The seat width is definitely essential for your comfort, and most standard sized adults range from 17’’ to 20’’ of width.

On the other hand, the depth is also important and has to do with the length of your legs.

To make sure you’ve got an ergonomic depth set up, measure the length of your backside to your knees and add 2 inches. This should be the perfect depth size for you.

Lumbar support

Your lower back, also known as the lumbar area is the part of your body that usually suffers most while you sit.

The biggest issue with lower back pain is that you don’t really feel it until you’ve got a serious problem. This is why you need to ensure you’ve got plenty of lumbar support while you work.

People that deal with lower back pain feel that sitting on office chairs with good quality lumbar support can minimize the pain drastically.

Seat tilt

Some executive chairs offer a seat tilt option that further helps you properly align your pelvis.

A good seat tilt would allow you to place your hips at an 80-degree angle, which is considered a neutral sitting position.

Backrest

A proper backrest can make a world of difference. Good quality backrests follow the natural S shape of the spine and give enough support to the neck and the lumbar region.

Many people prefer the ability to recline because it allows them to switch their position from time to time and relax their bodies.

Some chairs like the Serta model on our list even connect the seat and the backrest on a single axis, so the chair moves as you move.

Mesh Chairs

Mesh chairs seem to be overlooked in the executive category, but they are essential for people who spend long hours at their desks.

The mesh material offers additional ventilation to your body, so it would be a good choice for people who live in hotter climates or those who feel hot easily.

Recliner Chairs

Most people seem to love the ability to recline in their office chair, and with good reason.

First of all, having a fixed chair is not good ergonomics wise. It is good to have at least a bit of a ‘give’ in your backrest, and it helps reposition your body while you’re working at the desk.

Some chairs have a relaxing reclining angle that goes up to 120 degrees, which is a great option for people who want to relax their spinal disks every once in a while.

This helps tremendously with back pain and provides relief to the user. Other models have 140 degrees of recline, and this is especially helpful if you’re looking to take a nap at the office.

Ergonomic Stools

Ergonomic stools are an excellent choice for people that have problems with their knee joints and need a more natural way to transition from sitting to standing.

The design of the ergonomic stool encourages you to lean into it while working, so there’s not much effort required when getting up.

This ease of transition between stances helps with blood circulation, especially with the lower limbs that usually don’t get any flex.

Ergonomic stools are also beneficial for people suffering from lower back pain. The point of this type of chair is to sit perched, which helps return your spine to the natural S shape.

Kneeling Chairs

Although invented over 50 years ago, the kneeling chair is still a new thing for most people. It was just recently that people recognized its real benefits and how they improve our health.

The primary purpose of a kneeling chair is to move the sitting pressure from your bottom and redistribute it to your hips and knees.

The seat is usually tilted forward, which pushes your pelvis forward, giving you a natural S shape in your spine.

This type of sitting definitely takes some time to get used to, but after a while, you feel your core and back muscles starting to strengthen.

When choosing a kneeling chair, make sure you get one that is height-adjustable.

Also, keep in mind that although these chairs are a helpful addition to your work set up, they can’t be used for long hours.

Saddle Chairs

Saddle chairs are great if you’re looking to get more productive at work. They let you sit, perch, and lean on them while you’re working

The saddle seat is anatomically built to give you a more comfortable sitting experience, but they also encourage active sitting, and most of them move as you move.

This type of chair will definitely strengthen your core. Just like the kneeling chairs, they take some time to get used to them, but after a week of use, you will start feeling the benefits.