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. 

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. Alvin DC577-40 Zenith Drafting Chair

  • Designed for comfort, style, and convenience, this drafting chair is an outstanding value.
  • Features include pneumatic height control with an adjustment range from 23 inches to 33 inches.
  • Padded armrests that are width and height adjustable with seven positions.
  • Height and depth-adjustable backrest with tilt-angle control.
  • Adjustable seat pitch, 18 inch diameter height-adjustable chrome foot ring, dual-wheel casters, and a 26 inch diameter steel reinforced nylon base.
  • Waterfall seat cushion improves circulation and back cushion are both made from ergonomically-contoured molded foam and include polypropylene back shells. 

2. 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

3. Boss Office Leather Plus Drafting Chair

  • Upholstered in black leather
  • Seat tilt lock allows the seat to lock throughout the tilt range
  • Pneumatic gas lift seat height adjustment
  • Adjustable arms and a 20" diameter chrome footring

4. Alvin 90DH Leather Drafting Chair

Extra thick seat cushion with adjustable high backrest.


5. Mid-Back Black Mesh Drafting Chair

  • Whether it's a day filled with meetings or you're working to beat a tight deadline, this stylish chair will keep you cool and comfortable throughout your day.
  • Mid-Back design
  • Its waterfall edge is designed to relieve pressure and promote healthy blood flow to your legs. Raise and lower the seat using the pneumatic seat height adjustment lever, conveniently located under the seat.
  • Ventilated mesh Back material
  • Transparent mesh across the back allows air to circulate, keeping you cool no matter how high the pressure gets.
  • Built-in lumbar support helps prevent back strain and muscle fatigue.
  • Turn the tilt tension adjustment knob to increase or decrease the amount of force needed to rock or recline. Lock the seat in place with the tilt lock mechanism.
  • Padded armrests take pressure off your shoulders and neck, and flip up and out of the way, as needed. The chrome foot ring can be adjusted to your Height preference.

6. Boss Office B1617-BK Drafting Chair

  • Contoured back and seat help to relieve back-strain
  • Adjustable arms and a removable footrest make this chair comfortable for long periods of work. 
  • Pneumatic gas lift seat height adjustment
  • Features of the chair include a weight capacity of 250 pounds and easy smooth seat height adjustment with its pneumatic gas lift handle.
  • Large nylon base ]
  • The large 27” nylon base offers increased stability and the hooded double wheel casters makes moving from one part of your office to another easy.
  • Available in four fabric colors
  • The seat is upholstered in tweed, making the chair both functional and aesthetically appealing.

7. Boss Office Products B16245-BK Drafting Chair

  • Ergonomic design emulates the natural shape of the spine to increase comfort and productivity
  • Upholstered in durable materials
  • Its versatility, combined with a durable black Caressoft vinyl covering that is easy to maintain, makes this product suitable for a range of settings from a doctor's surgery to a home studio.
  • Adjustable seat height with a 6" vertical height range
  • The stool has a compact design measuring 25"W X 25"D X 41"-47" H, a quiet pneumatic lift function to adjust the seat height and a removable chrome foot ring.
  • Attractive chrome finish on the base, foot ring and gas lift
  • The ergonomic back design emulates the shape of the spine, and the five-star base has sturdy dual-caster wheels for smooth gliding, improving comfort and promoting productivity.

8. Flash Furniture LF-215-BLK-GG Drafting Chair

  • High density polymer construction
  • 10-inch Height Range Adjustment
  • The height adjustable swivel seat adjusts from counter to bar height allowing it to be used in a multitude of environments.
  • Pneumatic seat height adjustment
  • This sleek, modern stool conforms to several areas in the home or office. The molded tractor seat offers an extremely comfortable fit.

9. Office Star Deluxe Mesh Back Drafting Chair

  • Breathable Screen Back and Mesh Seat with Built-in Lumbar Support
  • Breathable, durable mesh and built in lumbar support cradles your back, while the adjustable height feature makes it easy to switch between tasks throughout the work day.
  • Durable & Comfortable
  • The deluxe mesh back with built in lumbar support along with a thick padded seat offer comfort during long work days. One touch pneumatic seat height adjustment.
  • Functional
  • An adjustable footring makes it easy to keep your footing while working at higher desk top surfaces.

10. Alvin DC310-40B Drafting Chair

  • Height and depth-adjustable backrest with tilt-angle control.
  • Features include pneumatic height control, polypropylene seat and back shells, a height and depth adjustable backrest with tilt-angle control.
  • Articulating seat and backrest, dual-wheel casters, and a 26 inches diameter reinforced nylon base. 
  • Height adjusts from 24 inches to 34 inches, adjustable foot ring comes standard. 

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.

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