If you look at any office furniture website or go to any office furniture store you are guaranteed to find a wide selection of leather office chairs ranging in different colors and prices designed to suit any one person’s specific needs. It is safe to say that leather office chairs are one of the most popular chairs to purchase, whether online or in a store, and have been for many years. Whether you are searching for an executive leather office chair to spruce up your work office space or a traditional leather office chair for your home, you are guaranteed to find what you are looking for with all the leather chairs available from a vast array of manufacturers. While most are drawn to leather because it looks good and gives off an aura of prestige, there are many other additional reasons why leather is so appealing.
When someone purchases a genuine leather office chair, they can expect unmatched levels of style, comfort, and durability. The natural materials and unique manufacturing techniques provide superior quality to other upholstery products. Leather has properties which make it superior to other upholstery materials. One of those properties is the fact that it is unique in that it will not tear along the seam lines, or easily rip as some other fabrics do. Some leather alternatives’ quality decreases over time, allowing the material to get thin and brittle making it easier to rip and tear. Through the dyeing process, colors are absorbed by the leather so they will not rub off or fade.
Leather is one of the only materials that is fire resistant, and emits no toxic fumes, even when exposed to intense heat. Modern leather will not crack or peel; instead it stretches and retains its shape without sagging. Leather also offers aspects of pure comfort that far exceeds other fabrics, making it a practical and stylish material. Leather can also assume body temperature rapidly and become immediately comfortable.
One of the most appealing aspects of leather is that it is designed to age well, meaning over time it actually begins to look even better. If you ever need to clean your leather chair, it is very easy to maintain compared to chairs with a fabric or mesh material. Stains will come out much easier, with just a quick wipe with a damp cloth.
Each leather working is unique. Just like a fingerprint, every single piece of leather has its own individual characteristics. Each feature reflects the leather’s natural origins and path from its creation to your home. Markings such as scars, wrinkles, and grain variations, add character and individuality to your furniture and will show you that your leather is of the top quality level.
With so many benefits and features that come embedded in a leather office chair, it is no wonder why these chairs are so appealing.
What if you’re just starting our your business and need to outfit your office/guest/reception area, but need to do it on the cheap, without being cheap? We feel you. It’s never a bad thing to save a few bucks.
Luckily, we were able to dig up some nice guest/reception chair options in both leather and vinyl that can keep your place looking good, clean and for a good price. Here are some of the best options:
It’s nice because it’s nice. While that MAY sound redundant, it’s true. It has a clean contemporary look, as you can see, and it is relatively comfortable. Not the plush marshmallow, but still sits well. It is upholstered in LeatherPlus, and I’ll give you $100.00 if someone calls you out the fact that it isn’t solid leather. (It’s reconstituted leather, combined with vinyl. See the differences on our Caressoft FAQ).
The Boss B9540 Guest Chair is Old Reliable. Old because the design has been around for a while, and reliable because the design has held up nicely over years of use and implementing. It’s just a classic traditional style, and maintains all the charactiristcs of a timeless piece of furniture without the antique price. The rivets are a nice copper. What I like most about this chair is the fact that it makes the room its in seem just a little more important…I mean, you have to be important to rock the “old school” furniture right? Classic traditional look with this traditional office vinyl chair.
The Boss B7509 Leather Plus Guest/Reception Chair embodies the general look of a value oriented guest/reception chair. There are no frills or thrills here - just simple, straightforward comfort. It’s seat is thick and cushy, the frame is solid metal, and the chair is inexpensive. Combining that with it’s LeatherPlus upholstery and it’s price point, and really, this is good enough for any of your guests to sit in.
The bottom line is that your bottom line is important too. While these may not be leather office chairs, they feel like leather, and last like vinyl. When you’re trying to get the most bang for your buck in that new office or office remodel, these options are a very loud bang.
The Ray is a new leather conference room chair by Allseating. With a release date of September, we thought we’d take some time to offer a pre-emptive review of the Ray – given that it’s unique and stylish and should come in at a great price point.
The Ray offers a different look for use as a leather managerial chair, leather conference chair, or just a nice home office leather office chair. The arms are modern but retro, and fit with the design of the back nicely. They remind us a little bit of Legos with the indented area under the armrest.
The backrest is a mid-back, and should provide the user with ample back support for any application, except for executive seating, for which users it would not be good. What’s really nice about the Ray is the implementation of a new counter weight mechanism, which as the user leans back the seat slides forward slightly and promotes proper seating postures all the way around.
The seat and back are slightly on the firm side, leading to a comfortable, but not overly cushy seating feeling. Overall, the Ray looks to be a good chair. We tested the demo sample at NEOCON, and the production model looks to be the same – available in black or white leather, the Ray should provide leather office chair buyers a great alternative looking solution for their office space!
What more can be said about the name of this chair? It is the BOSS of genuine black Italian leather office chairs for the conference room. With rich mahogany finishes on top of hardwood arms and leg caps, this BOS-B8906 rules the roost, making an impression sure to captivate, allure, and inspire business deals.
This sturdy leather office chair offers a distinguished look by featuring tailored leather padding on the armrest, built-in lumbar supports, a comfortable wide base for stability, and a locking upright mechanism with tilt tension control that will surely make anyone feel like the chairman of the board.
With two warehouse offices; one in Commerce CA, one in Atlanta, GA, Boss Office Products continues to be a reliable manufacturer with low prices, and great quality office chairs.
Three Sweet Features:
1. European Beech wood base and arms, capped with leather.
2. Zip-Ship means it ships in 10-14 business days…That’s fast for a custom built chair.
3. Thick seat and back. Very comfortable.
The Thorough Review:
Here it is, the grand daddy of executive leather office chairs. Just the name alone tells you a lot about the chair. But is it really comfortable? Does it live up to the expectations?
Yes, and yes. Let’s start with the style of this leather office chair. It looks comfortable, bug, plush and very executive. The wood arm and base are both high quality European Beech wood, stained with maple, dark cherry, or golden cherry. The arms are caped in leather with foam pad, so you can rest on them nicely.
The back of the chair itself, aside from being big and wide, features a foam protrusion in the middle. This has a dual purpose of providing pseudo-lumbar support and maintaining your back in an ideal S shape, even while you lean back or sink into the soft cushioned backrest. The middle protrusion also means you get a nice cushy place to rest your head and think about ideas for your business.
The seat is soft and thick, you sink into it and it eventually molds to you – which means comfort now and more comfort in the future. This chair is really comfortable – it’s a safe bet even the super soft Stay-Puft Marshallow man would be comfortable in this chair!
Oh, it’s plush. The foam is EXTRA thick, and you literally sink into the chair. Very nice.
The leather is top grain, top of the line leather. Very soft and non abrasive. It is all leather on all parts you touch, vinyl on the rest – a little money saving technique.
It looks imposingly comfortable. A very executive style that exudes class and comfort.
Overall Rating (Not an average):
A great chair for comfort, class. A wonderful seating solution to last years in your office.
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