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Leather office chairs – buyers guide

Choosing your leather office chair

We offer leather office chairs to suit all budgets - whether you’re looking for a budget faux leather chair, a racing style chair or a premium genuine leather executive chair, we've got something in our range for you

What kind of leather chair do you need?

3 important questions to ask:

  • What are you using the chair for?
  • Are you sitting in a chair all day or using it intermittently?
  • Are you looking for real leather or faux office chairs?

If you’re in an office chair for 8 hours a day, you want something durable and long- lasting in terms of quality. Comfort is important, perhaps you need extra padding, headrests or lumbar support and the ability to adjust the chair to the optimum position for you.

Each chair has a unique set of features, some with all the bells and whistles, others with the basics such as seat height and back height adjustments. These are still suitable for most employees who don’t have any additional requirements.

Colour and design

Design and colour are key when updating your office. These will impact how visitors perceive your brand or company and is said to impact your employees in terms of mood and productivity.

Black leather office chairs

Black is a popular colour for leather office chairs, providing an elegant and luxurious touch to any office, depending on the style.

White and brown leather office chairs

Brown and white leather executive seats are growing in popularity. Brown leather offers a traditional look while white can evoke purity and cleanliness.

The leather look is available in less colour options than our mesh and fabric range, so if you’re looking for something colourful to brighten up the office browse our wider range.

How much support do you need?

Choose from high, medium or low back chairs depending on how much support you’d like. High back chairs are our most popular and offer full support for your back. If you require even more support, opt for a chair with an adjustable head rest to support your neck and head.

Types of leather

We offer office chairs in the following material within the leather range:

Real leather office chairs

A genuine leather chair is high quality and long lasting. Real leather is a lot more resistant to cracking, peeling or sagging as compared to faux leather. Unlike synthetic leather, real leather will also breathe to dissipate heat and moisture quickly, feeling less sticky. It’s extremely durable and even when it starts to look worn the leather simply gets more supple and adds to a vintage look.

Take a look at some of our best-selling real leather office chairs:

Leather Faced Office Chairs

Leather faced chairs have a real leather seat and backrest, with the remainder of the chair being made from faux leather. This is a more cost-effective alternative to a real leather chair. It has the benefit of allowing breathability when you’re in the chair, however uses less leather so is a great alternative to PU or a real leather chair.

Take a look at our best-selling leather faced office chairs:

Faux leather office chairs

This is sometimes referred to as PU, synthetic or faux leather. It is made from polyurethane to mimic the look and feel of leather and is a cheaper alternative to real leather. Many of our faux leather chairs are stylish and perfect for 8 hour usage in the office. They are great value and still offer ergonomic features to ensure comfort. Our faux leather chairs are perfect for offices, homes and meeting rooms.

Take a look at our best-selling faux leather office chairs:

Are leather office chairs comfortable?

Well-made leather office chairs are not only durable but also support employees during extended desk hours. Their thick padding offers substantial support to the neck and back and many come with adjustable seats and armrests, accommodating various desk heights and body contours.

How to clean a leather office chair


Remove loose dust and dirt with a vacuum cleaner or soft brush, ensuring you get into all the crevices.

Soap and water method:

  1. Fill a bowl with soapy water.
  2. Dampen a cloth (not soaking) and gently wipe the leather.
  3. Repeat as needed, and wipe down the next day for an even finish.
  4. Alternatively, vinegar can be used for stain removal and natural shine.
  5. Use a good quality conditioner to keep the leather moist and prevent cracking.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for please browse our chairs range or contact one of our friendly staff on 0800 652 6000 to help.