top swivel and tilt chairs for the stylish home office

Silver chair by Hadi Teherani

Swivel chairs with casters are a must in a home office, so in a recent research trip to find a stylish piece, I was amazed at how little I saw that was special.  Yes, there are hundreds of office furniture suppliers with chairs that roll, but most, if not all, are quite vanilla and very corporate looking.  A tasteful home should NEVER look corporate – leave that for your 9-5 job.

After tireless hours in person and on the web, I found 7 chairs (6 runner ups and one winner) that I could easily incorporate into one of my interiors.  Can you guess the winner?

 

swivel office deluxe chair

Based in North Carolina, Hancock & Moore makes the ASCARI swivel chair that is quite beautiful. The square “tufted” back and sides add a little oomph to the chair that could otherwise be considered a basic tilting swivel chair.  The leather can be customized in various colors to add pop to your room.

 

deluxe swivel office chair

Designed by Michael Schmick for Stylex, the SWING+ deluxe office leather chair exudes utilitarian luxury and could easily fit into a home office.  The stitching down the middle and the half-moon “swoop” along the top of the back are very nice details.

 

deluxe home office swivel chair

Bernhardt Design offers the lovely, lovely CARDAN chair – a simple but incredibly chic swivel and tilt chair with a delightful silhouette.  It’s mid-century modern look is timeless.

 

modern home office swivel chair

The German design duo of Jehs + Laub have designed the GRAPH chair for Wilkhan – a wonderful slender aluminum swivel chair with butter-soft leather upholstery that is both modern and elegant.

 

Giorgetti swivel home office chair

One of my go-to lines of beautiful Italian furniture makers is Giorgetti, whose classic chairs are updated for our modern lives.  They didn’t disappoint with their TEODORA swivel chair.  Available in either leather or fabric, the organic lines of this chair make it a pleasure to contemplate.

 

minimalist swivel home office chair

For those with a more architectural palate but who still appreciate some warmth in a home, the MADRID swivel chair form OFS is for you (it also comes with casters).  A beautiful wood frame forms the chairs while the soft and delicious leather cocoons the body.  You have a minimalist interior – bingo!

 

deluxe modern swivel office chair

The winner of my seemingly endless hours of research is Hadi Teherani’s SILVER swivel and tilt chair for Gemany’s Interstuhl (fist image and above).  This baby fits into any modern décor and is chic beyond words.  Suffice it to tell you that this IS a Bond chair – yes as in James Bond!  “M” had a suite of them in her office in her last James Bond movie. Aside from its pedigree, this is truly a remarkably beautiful and comfortable modern chair.

richard rabel
principal
richard rabel: interiors + art
interior design and art advising
new york city

image credits (from top to bottom): Interstuhl; Hancock & Moore; Stylex Seating; Bernhardt designs; Wilkhan; Giorgetti; OFS; Interstuhl

 

 

  • Felicia Reynolds

    The SILVER is indeed a beautiful chair — but I admit I was going to guess that the SWING would be your winner. Myself? I love the one at the top of the page — whose is that? I would love to have a fancy office chair but my desk is slightly higher than counter height ( I often work standing up) and most of those chairs won’t adjust that high. ~~~sigh.

    • themodernsybarite

      I have a Silver and REALLY like it. The one at the top is also a Silver, but the “boss” version with a higher back which, for some applications , is nicer.

  • themodernsybarite

    PLEASE do. Everybody forgets about home office chair and yet they’re are such an important functional part of today’s home. Thanks for reading Ayse!

  • Ellen Fisch

    This is definitely my next purchase. Your selection, as always Richard, is marvelous! My studio will be more stylish will providing a comfortable chair with one of these great swivel and tilt seats! Perfect for a long day at the computer or relaxing while reviewing my work!!!

    • themodernsybarite

      🙂