The best leather office chairs

Add a touch of luxury to your workspace with a stylish and comfortable leather office chair

Maisons du Monde mid-century modern inspired office
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When it comes to your home office furniture, getting the right chair is key. Of course you want something that looks good, suits the space and is comfortable and functional too. But, finding a chair that is both aesthetically pleasing and has all the right features is harder than it looks – which is why we've done the work for you.

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What to consider when buying a leather office chair


There are different styles of leather office chairs you can get, the two most common types being executive and task chairs. Task chairs are a bit more informal, so they wouldn’t look out of place at the kitchen table, for example, if that’s where you work when at home. They’re still fully adjustable, but are generally more compact than executive chairs, so would be a great office if you are working with a small home office. An executive chair has a much higher back, as well as arm rests, so if you’re looking for something with a bit more support, these are the better option. 


If you’re more invested in how the chair looks, then consider the current décor of your home office and think about what would suit your style. Some executive chairs will complete a vintage, Mid-century style office, whereas task chairs or chairs with a lower back will create a more relaxed vibe. So whether you want a Mid-century style Eames chair or a contemporary, ergonomic chair, we’ve picked out some of the best leather office chairs to suit all types of décor.

Ease of cleaning

Leather makes for a very practical material for an office chair – especially if you tend to eat at your desk. However, it does need careful maintenance to keep its looks. See our guide to cleaning leather for all you need to know.

1. Eames Executive Chair Designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller

A super-comfy chair with a 1950’s retro design

Best for: Comfort
Size: HWD 38.5cm x 26.5cm x 19.5cm
Material: Leather, aluminium frame
Adjustable: Height and tilt
Reasons to buy
+ Choice of colours + Contoured cushioned seat and back 
Reasons to avoid
- Not the best back support 

The Eames Executive chair is a great example of form meets function. The 1950s style is relaxed yet smart and wouldn’t look out of place in a home office or a makeshift desk at your kitchen table. It comes in a wide variety of colours to cater to your existing décor, and the chair is finished with upholstery-covered buttons for a tailored finish. As well the retro feel, it is also designed with comfort in mind. It’s not the most ergonomic leather office chair on the list, but the seat and back are cushioned with thick foam, and the armrests padded, so you can guarantee you won’t find sitting at your desk all day a chore.  

2. Boss Design Sona Leather Office Chair

Get full body support with this stylish leather seat

Best for: Back support
Size: HWD 91cm x 70cm x 70cm
Material: Leather, metal frame
Adjustable: Arms, back, height
Reasons to buy
+ Ergonomic design  + Sleek look 
Reasons to avoid
- A little creaky 

If you don’t want to compromise on style or comfort, then this Sona leather office chair could be the perfect choice. It is ergonomically designed to support your body, specifically the natural arch in your back to provide lumbar support. The sleek leather design would work equally as well in both traditional and modern home offices, and the back and arms are fully adjustable so that you can find the most comfortable position to work in. 

west elm slope leather office chair

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3. west elm slope leather office chair

A retro-style chair for style-conscious homes

Best for: Retro lovers
Size: H94cm x W62cm x D62cm
Material: Leather, metal base
Adjustable: Adjustable and swivel
Reasons to buy
+ Beautiful tan colour + Looks good 
Reasons to avoid
- No arm rests

The West Elm Slope leather office chair is one of the best leather office chairs for a more relaxed environment. The cushioned and curved back aims to provide maximum comfort while making a bold retro statement in any room. It's also less bulky than others, so can be easily moved around the room. The best part, really, is that it just looks the part and will complement most room styles. 

 John Lewis & Partners classico leather office chair

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4. John Lewis & Partners classico leather office chair

A stunning chair that is perfect for those who want to impress

Best for: All-rounder
Size: H86cm x W56cm x D62cm
Material: Leather, steel
Adjustable: No
Reasons to buy
+ Very cushioned+ 70s look+ Available in two different colours
Reasons to avoid
- Not adjustable- No wheels

Ideal for those who love the '70s look, this real leather chair would complete a home office beautifully. It is supportive as well as beautifully made, with cushioned seats and a firm back. Choose from tan or grey, and the thing we love the most about it is that it doesn't look like an office chair, meaning you can move it into the living room, your bedroom or even around the dining room table. Our only complaint? It's not adjustable, but if you can live with that, then this is the ideal chair for someone who wants their home office to look the part. 

5. John Lewis Benedict Office Chair

A classic, padded leather design for a chic home office

Best for: Antique feel
Size: HWD 111cm x 66cm x 75cm
Material: Leather, rubberwood base
Adjustable: Height
Reasons to buy
+ Sloped armrests for comfort + Easy to manoeuvre  
Reasons to avoid
- Too large to tuck under desk 

If you’re all about looks, then the Benedict office chair really is a stunning purchase. The light grey colour is versatile and would work with most décors, and it’s finished beautifully with wooden castors which not only look classy but make this chair incredibly easy to manoeuvre. It’s very padded, and has sloping arms that are designed to keep you comfortable, but for back support this is not the best choice of office chair to go for. If you’re looking for something with more support, check out our list of the best office chairs for bad backs.  

6. High-Back Leather Executive Chair

A super-luxurious executive chair with a high back for extra support

Best for: Executive chair
Size: HD 66cm x 51cm
Material: Bonded leather
Adjustable: height
Reasons to buy
+ Antique brass nail head trim + Recline and tilt function 
Reasons to avoid
- Quite large 

This leather executive chair is the epitome of luxury and wouldn’t be out of place in even the most traditional homes. It has a real antique feel to it as it has been finished with hand applied brass nail heads, and is one of the most versatile leather office chairs on our list. You can adjust the height and tilt and recline so you can find the most comfortable position to work in. Users say it’s really quick and easy to put together and feels incredibly sturdy and supportive. 

Helvetica Leather Office Chair

(Image credit: West elm)

7. west elm helvetica leather office chair

A comfy chair which is still stylish

Best for: Comfort
Size: H61cm x W57cm x D81cm
Material: Leather, metal
Adjustable: Height
Reasons to buy
+ Wide seat + Comfortable
Reasons to avoid
- Headrest

This high quality office chair is great for those who spend long hours in the office. As well as looking smart, this chair features an extra wide seat which makes it comfortable to move around in; it's also height adjustable. The best seat in the office...

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