Mid-Century Modern Desk Chairs
There are a few different types of mid-century modern office chairs to choose from, each with distinct features. Appropriate for offices large and small alike, mid-century modern desk chairs feature a low profile, making this type especially well-suited to home offices and small spaces that can benefit from compact, unobtrusive seating. Often designed with contoured shells that support the back, mid-century desk chairs may be armless or they may have arms for added elbow support. Though they’re usually crafted of molded plastic, molded plywood, or molded fiberglass, authentic mid-century modern task chairs may also be cushioned and upholstered for additional comfort. Mid-century swivel office chairs are ideal for large or collaborative workspaces. This type of mid-century desk chair may also have rolling casters on a five-star base. Complex ergonomic or adjustable features, such as tilt and lumbar support, are less common to mid-century desk chairs.
However, Charles and Ray Eames designed a number of ergonomic office chairs that would make ideal mid-century desk chairs. In molded plastic or fiberglass, the Eames Task Chair is available with or without arms, making it a smart choice for tight spaces. For added comfort, opt for the Eames Task Chair with Seatpad or the Eames Upholstered Task Chair, a fabric-covered take on the iconic Eames Molded Plastic Armchair.