The 10 Best Drafting Chairs

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For this post, I have put together a collection of the best drafting chairs currently available.

UPDATED: September 18th, 2018.

A quality drafting chair needs to be comfortable even after sitting for long periods. This comfort is achieved through the use of quality materials and a range of adjustments to make sure your drafting chair is the perfect fit.

The following chairs use the latest innovative components to meet your needs and help to ensure you do your best work.

So here is my list of The 10 Best Drafting Chairs.

Enjoy!


1. HON Volt Leather Drafting Chair

COMFORT, STYLE AND VALUE

  • This task stool features smooth and pliable SofThread leather seats with tailored stitching detail and a sharp-looking geometric design

SIT TO STAND

  • Avoid the hassle of raising and lowering your sit to stand desk--instead sit comfortably at any height with this task chair's extended height adjustment

ERGONOMIC ADJUSTMENTS

  • Let this comfortable office chair take care of your body while you work pneumatic height adjustment with optional height-adjustable arms for extra upper body support.

ON THE MOVE

  • Pull up to your computer desk, swivel around to collaborate with your teammate, or wheel over to the snack area for a quick break with this five-star base and durable wheels.

DURABLE TASK STOOL

  • Uses only high-quality materials to keep your chair rolling for years. 


2. Poly and Bark Correna  Drafting Chair

FUNCTIONALITY 

  • Adjustable seat height, footrest height, tilt tension, and 360º swivel.

  • Quality-tested pneumatic gas lift and tilt/tension mechanism.

ERGONOMICS AND COMFORT

  • Designed with the human body in mind, the Correna will keep you keep you comfortable and supported at the office and in your home.

  • Reliable ergonomic support.

  • Breathable mesh back with ergonomic curvature for back support.

QUALITY MATERIALS

  • Mesh-back design for maximum breathability.

  • Five-pointed construction of hardy nylon.

  • Sturdy easy-rolling casters.


3. Modway Veer Drafting Chair

STUDIO CHAIR

  • Practice your guitar, architecture drafting, painting or sewing with a tall chair that pairs nicely with drafting tables. Attainment has flip-up arms that make it easy to practice.

STANDING DESK COMPANION

  • The Veer Drafting Stool is the adjustable office chair of choice if you stand at work but also appreciate being able to sit down from time to time.

ERGONOMIC

  • Veer features lower back lumbar support, a padded waterfall mesh seat to keep your back and thighs posture perfect, full 360 degree swivel, and seat tilt plus tension control knob.

QUALITY DRAFTING CHAIR 

  • Veer supports up to 330 pounds and features a breathable mesh back, generously foam padded mesh seat, extra tall gas cylinder, and stylish modern design

Check out this quick Modway Veer unboxing and assembly video:


Must-have accessory:

For all drafting chairs I recommend upgrading the included casters. These rollerblade style wheels prevent flooring damage and offer a much smoother, quieter rolling experience.

 
The Office Oasis
 

4. Eurotech Seating Apollo DFT9800 Drafting Chair

 
 
  • Features include pneumatic height control with an adjustment range from 26 inches to 36 inches.

  • Waterfall fabric seat cushion.

  • Width adjustable arms.

  • Padded armrests that are height adjustable.

  • Ratchet backrest with height adjustment.

  • Movable footrest for custom height.


5. Harwick Evolve Heavy Duty Drafting Chair

 
 

COMFORT, STYLE AND VALUE

  • Diagrid black mesh seat and back keeps you cool throughout your workday

  • Gunmetal finish frame.

ERGONOMIC ADJUSTMENTS

  • Ergonomic design for all day comfort and support.

  • Built in lumbar support to ease lower back pain.

  • Flip up armrests allow the chair to move closer to your desk.

  • Pneumatic seat height adjustment. 2-to-1 synchro tilt with tension adjustment.

  • Infinite tilt lock allows you to lock the chair in any tilted position.

  • Waterfall seat edge for leg comfort.

  • 20″ height adjustable chrome foot ring.

DURABLE MESH BACK CHAIR

  • Heavy duty gunmetal finish base with dual wheel hooded casters, supports 325 lbs.

  • Ten-year limited warranty.


6. Modway Edge Drafting Chair

Architecture and design chair that pairs nicely with drafting tables. 

ERGONOMIC

  • Lower back lumbar support.

  • Hydraulic seat adjustment range of 20.5” - 29".

  • Padded waterfall mesh seat to keep your back posture perfect.

  • Full 360-degree swivel.

  • Seat tilt plus tension control knob.

 QUALITY MATERIALS

  • Breathable mesh back, generously foam padded mesh seat, extra tall gas cylinder.


7. Poly and Bark Tremaine Drafting Chair

The Tremaine Drafting Chair is a stylish choice for the home office or professional workspace.

Inspired by a classic mid-century design with clean lines and a sophisticated presence.

  • Adjustable height padded seat and tilt tension.

  • Swivel 360º with the quality-tested pneumatic gas lift and tilt/tension mechanism.

  • A chrome-coated steel frame and removable arms.

  • 5 star cast aluminum base.

  • Sturdy design with a soft, long lasting vegan leather material.

  • Footrest ring rotates and adjusts to fit.


8. Boss Office Products B1647 Drafting Chair

 
 
  • Upholstered In black Leatherplus with loop arms.

  • 20" diameter chrome footring with nylon base.

  • Lock allows the back to lock throughout the angle range for perfect back support.

  • Seat tilt lock allows the seat to lock throughout the tilt range.

  • Pneumatic gas lift seat height adjustment.

  • Hooded double wheel casters


9. Alvin 90DH Leather Drafting Chair

 
 

Perfect for the drafting professional seeking the ultimate in quality, comfort.

  • Extra thick seat cushion and high back that are both covered in beautiful, high-quality buffalo leather.

  • Features include armrests, pneumatic height control, dual-wheel casters, and a 26 inches diameter reinforced nylon base.

  • Includes CK49 height extension kit and adjusts from 24 1/2 inches to 28 1/2 inches.


10. Modway Attainment Drafting Chair

Attainment Features:

  • Lower back lumbar support.

  • Padded waterfall mesh seat to keep your back posture perfect.

  • Full 360 degree swivel, and seat tilt plus tension control knob.

  • Features a breathable mesh back.

  • Generously foam padded mesh seat.

  • Extra tall gas cylinder.

  • Stylish modern design.

  • Hydraulic seat adjustment range of 22.5” - 30".

  • Supports up to 330 pounds.


I hope this list has been helpful, if I left out a drafting chair you think is important, let me know in the comments below.

Thanks for reading, see also my posts on:

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Good luck!

Brandon Hubbard, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

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