Best Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs

Best Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs

Best Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs

Best Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs

Are you looking for a comfortable ergonomic chair that’s a bit more stylish?

People that appreciate mid-century office chairs are probably familiar with their minimalist shapes, bold colors, and clean lines.

Today we celebrate the period of the 1930s to 1970s with some of the best chairs on the market.

We know looks aren’t everything, so we included pieces that are made well and have stood the test of time.

Glitzhome Adjustable High-Back Office Chair

Glitzhome Adjustable High-Back Office Chair

  • Leatherette upholstery
  • Padded headrest
  • Adjustable features
  • Maximum weight capacity of 275 lbs

If you’re really into mid-century design when it comes to office chairs but you still need executive comfort, we suggest looking into the Glitzhome model.

This is a tall and attractive chair with elegant curves that suggest a comfortable time spent in it. However, what we were really interested in are its adjustable features.

The Glitzhome model can be adjusted for height, with the seat ranging from 19.69’’ to 23.62’’ off the ground. It can also be slightly adjusted for angle, and you’ve got 3-10º of wiggle room.

Just like the armrest, the seat is 17.52’’ wide and filled with a high-density sponge. Judging by customer experiences, the sponge is enough to provide support for 8 hours a day.


What really adds to the comfort of the chair is the backrest that reclines to an angle of 106º and locks in place.

Coupled with the soft leatherette upholstery, this chair offers quite a comfortable experience. The leatherette is as soft as real leather, budget-friendly, and easy to maintain.

The assembly goes smoothly as long as you read the instructions carefully. The only issue you may have is the rollers that are hard to snap in. The process should take 30 minutes.


  • Comfortable for long hours
  • Soft and cushy upholstery
  • Great for light reclining


  • Wheels might be difficult to assemble

Sidanli Modern Black Office Chair

Sidanli Modern Black Office Chair

  • PU leather upholstery
  • Tilt-lock function
  • Maximum weight capacity of 250 lbs

The Sidanli modern chair looks very elegant and comes with a soft and comfortable surface. The cushions on this model are thick and provide ample support for the user.

The seat is adjustable for height and goes from 18’’ to 22’’ off the floor. It is also 20.5’’ wide, making it a good choice for average to big-sized adults.

The arms on this chair are not adjustable and can’t be removed in the assembly process. The lowest they will go is 25” off the ground, so keep that in mind if you need it to fit under your desk.

Unfortunately, this chair doesn’t tilt at all, so you won’t be able to lean back. On the other hand, if you need a great chair solely for working, this model will have you seated at a perfect 90º angle.


  • Attractive design
  • Some adjustability
  • Wide enough for bigger people


  • Does not tilt

Soho Soft Pad Management Chair

Soho Soft Pad Management Chair

  • Leatherette upholstery
  • Foam cushions on back & seat
  • Tilt-lock feature
  • 2 year warranty

If you’re not a fan of bulky chairs and would prefer something subtle, yet effective, check out the Soho model. The backrest is only 10’’ long from seat to top, and the entire chair is 37’’ tall.

This chair is upholstered in a soft leatherette that’s easy to maintain, you simply need to wipe it with a damp cloth. The padding on the seat and backrest is designed to provide ample comfort.

The seat on this chair is 19’’ wide and 17’’ deep, making it a good choice for regular-sized adults. You can also adjust the seat for height from 18’’ to 21’’ off the floor.

Overall, this is a stylish chair that will provide comfort all day.  It was designed for the average-sized adult, so if you’re bigger than that you might find the armrests uncomfortable.


Assembly will be easy and all the tools needed are included in the package. Everything is well made, except for the armrest connectors, which are basically plastic.

The company that makes the chairs has excellent customer support, so that’s a plus.


  • Stylish design
  • Comfortable for long hours
  • Easy to assemble


  • Cheaply made armrest connectors

Serta Ashland Ergonomic Office Chair

Serta Ashland Ergonomic Office Chair

  • Upholstered in fabric
  • Memory foam cushion
  • Height adjustable seat
  • Weight capacity of 250 lbs

We wouldn’t call this your regular office chair as it’s most definitely designed for comfort. So instead of working, you’d probably use this chair for lounging in front of the TV or gaming.

The upholstery on the chair is made of fabric and the cushion is supportive memory foam. It really does feel nice sitting in this chair, and most people that got it, find the arms very comfy.

The seat is adjustable for height and goes from 21’’ to 24’’ off the ground. The arms have a minimum height of 27’’ off the floor, so take your measurements if you want it to fit under the desk.

You can recline in this chair, it tilts, and you can set the resistance level using a big knob. We also loved how easy the assembly process is. You only need one tool, which is supplied in the package.


  • Comfy as a dream
  • Fabric upholstery is good for the skin
  • You can recline in it


  • Arms might be too tall for some desks

Christopher Knight Bagnold Desk Chair

Christopher Knight Bagnold Desk Chair

  • Metal base
  • Height adjustable seat
  • Maximum weight capacity of 250 lbs

If your office is all about being sophisticated, then this chair will fit right in. It comes in true navy blue color and will be perfect for light use.

The seat can be adjusted for height with a slightly different range than usual. The tallest it will go is 23’’ (usually 21’’) and at the lowest setting, it is 20.5’’ (usually 19”) off the floor.

One thing that most people noticed after buying the chair is its petite seating area. Judging by how it was built, it will be suitable for thin & and tall people.

The backrest does not recline but it does provide a comfy experience when you lean in. Assembly is super easy and it should take you about 15 minutes to set up.

Overall, this is a good chair, but it isn’t built to withstand regular use.


  • Amazing navy blue color
  • Comfortable for sitting
  • Easy assembly


  • Does not recline

Armen Living Wallace Office Chair

If you’re looking for a true mid-century office chair, we’ve got the perfect design for you. The Armen chair is made with faux leather and has a walnut wood finish, giving it a truly vintage look.

The faux leather is soft to the touch and the padding is on the firm side. With regards to durability, you definitely get what you pay for.

The chair features a steel base with chrome accents, and it will hold up to 250 lbs of weight. On the downside, the arms are made from particleboard and do not last a long time.

The same can be said for the upholstery that tends to flake after a while. The seat is adjustable for height and goes from 19’’ to 23’’ off the ground.

Modway Jive Gold Managerial Tall Office Chair

If you really wish to shine, you’re going to love this chair. It comes in true white color with golden accents that include the frame, arms, and base. In terms of visual effect, this model is made solidly.

The arms can not be adjusted for height but they can be removed if needed. The upholstery is made from vinyl that looks good but might keep you warm.

Both the seat and the back cushion are padded and provide a comfy experience. The assembly takes about 25 minutes and it’s pretty straightforward.

The base is made of steel and will hold up to 330 lbs of weight.

Zuri Modern Genuine Leather Executive Chair

The Zuri chair is an executive mid-century office chair that features a tall backrest (28.5’’) a generous seat space (20’’ by 20’’), and an adjustable seat height (17.25’’ to 20.25’’).

If you’re wondering how this beautiful leather chair has managed to keep a low price, we have to tell you it’s a bit of a trick.

The entire front part of the upholstery (including arms) really is genuine leather, but the back part is made of leatherette. This way you get leather in all the places that count while staying on budget.

This model can be assembled without the arms, but they do feel comfortable. Also, make sure you maintain real leather with special balms.

Rivet Bertha Mid-Century Swivel Office Chair

This Amazon brand chair comes with velvet upholstery and looks very sophisticated. It’s a unique mid-century design that is sure to draw attention.

The seat is comfortable and wide enough for medium to large-sized people, but it doesn’t look bulky at all. The backrest provides plenty of support and the arms feel comfortable too.

People that bought this model say it’s good for 8 hours of work and that it has surely increased their productivity. Unfortunately, this chair does not tilt.

If you wish to slide this chair under your desk you’ll need at least 26.25’’ of desk height. Assembly is easy, it involves 4 steps and should take you around 10 minutes.

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If your office is designed in a retro style, the Hadley executive chair might be a good addition. What we really liked about this chair is the padding that can be found everywhere.

This chair is designed to provide comfort and it seems sturdy as well. The seat can be adjusted for height from 19.12’’ to 22.87’’ off the ground.

It is 20.15’’ wide and 19.62’’ deep, which makes it a great choice for taller people.