In a Nutshell:

The La-Z-Boy Bellamy Executive Office Chair is an exceptional office chair, offered by an exceptional company. Recommended for anyone looking for a chair for light to moderate daily use.

Value for the Money
Comfort
Brand Reliability*
Aesthetic Flexibility**

Overall Rating

4.5/5
* Brand Reliability is a measure of the strength and longevity of the brand, which by extension, is a measure of the level of support you can expect. ** While aesthetics is a matter of taste, Aesthetic Flexibility is a measure of how easily a given design would fit into a wide range of home or office décor schemes.

Benefits

  • Well-designed chair
  • Comfortable to sit on
  • Long-lasting
  • Good value for money

Drawbacks

  • Upholstered in bonded leather
La-Z-Boy Bellamy Executive Office Chair
4.5

Recommended For: Anyone looking for a chair for light to moderate daily use.

Buy Now

Are you in the market for a new office chair?

Are you looking for something offered by a top-quality company that provides various well-implemented features? 

If so, you’ll love what you read in this review. The La-Z-Boy Bellamy Executive Office Chair is superb. It is elegant, refined, comfortable, and offered by a company with a legendary reputation in the industry.

Granted, it’s more expensive than many of the office chairs offered by no-name brands, but those companies can’t compete with La-Z-Boy in terms of post-sales support and tend to build their chairs using lower-quality materials. The Bellamy is a case of getting what you pay for and, in our view, is well worth the extra money spent.

In the following sections, we’ll review everything this outstanding chair offers and explain its shortcomings and limitations. Even if you opt to go in another direction, you’ll agree that this belongs on your shortlist for consideration.

Let’s jump right in and take a closer look!

Key Features of the La-Z-Boy Bellamy Executive Office Chair

The La-Z-Boy Bellamy Executive Office Chair oozes charm and elegance. It’s a big, comfortable, great-looking chair featuring real wood accents, double stitching everywhere, and a sturdy metal base and seat pan. But there’s a catch, potentially a big one: It’s upholstered in bonded leather.

Bonded Leather Upholstery

Bonded leather is real leather, but it’s made from scraps fused together. This makes it less supple and less durable than genuine grain leather. Even under the best circumstances, if you plan on using this chair heavily and daily, the upholstery will start showing its age after about a year.

The other issue is breathability. Leather gets hot quickly. Spend more than a few hours in the chair at a stretch, and you’ll start sweating. Given those two things, while this is a great chair for light to moderate daily use, it’s less than optimal for someone looking for something to sit in for six or eight hours daily.

It’s comfortable because it’s generously padded and has great ergonomic features, but we’d rate the upholstery as a significant drawback.

Chair Specifications

Turning our attention from aesthetics and upholstery, let’s take a look at the basic stats that define the chair:

  • Overall Product Dimensions: 31.2” x 27” x 44.5”
  • Chair Weight: 57.2 pounds
  • Maximum Supported Weight: 400 pounds
  • Seat Depth: 20″
  • Seat Width: 22″
  • Seat Height Adjustment Range: 18″ to 22″
Front view of the La-Z-Boy Bellamy Executive Bonded Leather Office Chair

The main thing to discuss here is that this furniture is substantial. It’s a big, weighty chair, capable of supporting a significant amount of user weight. That, combined with its height adjustment range and further supported by its generous seat height and depth, makes it a solid choice for bigger, taller users.

The final thing to mention in this section of our La-Z-Boy Bellamy review is that this chair features slightly larger-than-average casters equally suited to hardwood, tile, and even fairly plush carpets. It’s a small detail, but kudos to La-Z-Boy for including high-quality casters, a feature often overlooked by office furniture manufacturers.

Adjustability

In terms of adjustability, Bellamy has covered the basics well. It swivels 360 degrees, has a tilt tension control mechanism, a decent tilt range that spans 90 to 120 degrees, and an easy-access height adjustment range.

ComfortCore Plus Padding

Where comfort is concerned, though, the Bellamy shines. We’ll briefly discuss its ergonomic features, but let’s focus exclusively on the padding. Not only is there quite a lot of it, but La-Z-Boy utilizes a proprietary system they call ComfortCore Plus.

Five different layers of La-Z-Boy Bellamy Executive Office Chair's ComfortCore Plus system
Waterfall edge-style seat of the La-Z-Boy Bellamy Executive Bonded Leather Office Chair
Padded armrests of the La-Z-Boy Bellamy Executive Chair

This system is comprised of five different layers of padding. Starting at the bottom-most layer, we find:

  • A layer of very firm block foam resting on the seat pan
  • Parallel to this, but at the front edge of the seat, there’s a generous double layer of softer block foam
  • A middle layer of more pliable foam
  • A layer of memory foam near the surface of the seat
  • Capped off by a layer of poly fiber fill, which provides a pillow-like bit of added cushioning near the intersection of the seat back and the seat itself

Ergonomic Features

Right side of the La-Z-Boy Bellamy Executive Office Chair

Where ergonomic features are concerned, four are on offer, and all are well implemented. These are:

  • Lumbar support
  • Head and neck support
  • A waterfall-edge style seat
  • And ergonomically sculpted and padded armrests

This chair offers the full package, and the strength of its ergonomic implementations underscores why the La-Z-Boy brand has been so successful over the years. These people undoubtedly know their way around furniture, which shows in their exceptional La-Z-Boy office chairs.

The only thing to draw your attention to on the ergonomic front is that none of these features are adjustable. That’s not a deal breaker. Most of the office furniture sold today doesn’t offer adjustable ergonomic features, and if this one did, it would raise the price significantly. Even so, it’s something to bear in mind when evaluating your options before making a purchasing decision. You can find similar chairs in our roundup of ergonomic chairs for hip pain relief.

Some Assembly Required

As with most office furniture, the La-Z-Boy Bellamy Executive Bonded Leather Office Chair will arrive at your door in a large box in several pieces. Fortunately, the assembly instructions are clear, and the production quality is very high. Even given that, though, putting this chair together alone will leave you grunting and cursing in a few places and take thirty to forty minutes. You can expect to shave ten to fifteen minutes off of the assembly time if you have a trusty assistant close at hand.

The good news is that once the chair is fully assembled, you’ll only have to periodically re-tighten the arms.

Pros & Cons of the La-Z-Boy Bellamy Executive Office Chair

There’s a lot to like about the La-Z-Boy Bellamy Executive Chair. It’s well-designed and comfortable, and except for the upholstery, it is made from good quality materials that will far outlast its one-year warranty. (Note: this model has a lifetime warranty on the base and the reclining mechanism).

It’s a great chair for the money. Our only complaint is that it’s upholstered in bonded leather, which, as we mentioned before, has more than its share of drawbacks. If you can live with that, you’ll like this model very much.

La-Z-Boy Bellamy Review Conclusion

As mentioned in the last section, the La-Z-Boy Bellamy Executive Office Chair only has one drawback. We highly recommend it to anyone looking for a chair for light to moderate use, but there are probably better options if you need something for heavy daily use.

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