Office Side Chairs
In a living room or dining room, a side chair has a simple definition – it’s an armless chair that may be used as additional seating when necessary. In an office space, the definition and uses of a side chair aren’t quite as simple. Office side chairs can vary widely in design and style. Some armless office side chairs are clean-lined, compact, and functional, while others resemble plush living room chairs with a deep sit and wide arms. At Herman Miller, discover a range of office side chairs appropriate for many different workspaces and uses.
Office Guest Chairs
Essential to waiting rooms, reception offices, and building lobbies, office guest chairs are simple yet comfortable side chairs that provide seating to visitors as they wait for their appointments or meetings. Waiting room chairs and office reception chairs typically don’t swivel or roll, but they are lightweight, which is ideal for end-of-day cleaning. Many office guest chairs are also stackable for easy cleanup and storage. Though some office guest chairs feature a padded seat, fully upholstered waiting area chairs are uncommon for these types of high-traffic areas.
Because office guest chairs are often the first pieces of furniture visitors encounter when they enter an office or waiting room, it’s important to choose office side chairs that make guests feel welcome and comfortable. Choose designs with vibrant colors and ergonomic features. At Herman Miller, the Eames Molded Plastic Side Chairs, Eames Molded Fiberglass Side Chairs, and Eames Molded Plywood Side Chairs combine form and function. With their supportive, curved shells and iconic mid-century silhouettes, they’d make perfect reception chairs or comfortable additions to any visitors’ area.
For stackable office side chairs, choose the Keyn Chair 4-Leg Base or the Caper Stacking Chair, well-designed office side chairs that can be customized in a wide range of upholsteries, frame colors, and arm styles. Each of these stackable chairs is available with or without casters and features airy, perforated materials for breathability. The Keyn Chair 4-Leg Base incorporates a tilt mechanism that responds to movement for added comfort.
Conference Room Chairs
Office side chairs are also used as primary or additional seating in conference rooms or other shared office spaces. In conference rooms, it’s common to find office side chairs that resemble ergonomic desk seats, with supportive seatbacks, swivel function, adjustable features, and four- or five-star caster bases. In a collaborative space, swivel conference room chairs with rolling casters are ideal for enabling maneuverability. These encourage collaboration and make it easy to reposition seating arrangements before and after presentations. For increased comfort during long meetings, choose ergonomic conference room chairs with cushioned seats, breathable backs, responsive tilt mechanisms, and other supportive features.
At Herman Miller, discover numerous Eames Task Chairs on rolling casters, ideal for collaborative office spaces. These conference room chairs on wheels feature iconic mid-century modern silhouettes on contemporary five-star caster bases for a unique look and high function. Or consider the Eames Aluminum Group Side Chair, Setu Side Chair, or Keyn Chair 4-Star Base, office side chairs with ergonomic comfort.