Viva Office Chairs Reviews & Ratings

Are you in the market for a new, reasonably priced office chair?  Do you consider yourself to be a bit of a do it yourselfer? If you answered yes to either of those questions, then you’re going to be intrigued by our in-depth review of the Viva Office brand.

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About Viva Office

This young Swedish company was only established in 2008, so they haven’t been in the game long at this point and as such, they don’t have a lot of brand heft. Nonetheless, they do make some surprisingly good furniture, and even better, they’re one of only a few companies that sell replacement parts for the chairs they make.

If you’re a DIYer, it’s easy to swap out a failed component and keep right on using your chair!  Granted, that kind of thing isn’t for everyone, but we think it’s really cool that you can if you don’t mind applying a bit of good old-fashioned elbow grease. And indeed, the fact that the company offers replacement parts gave them a slight nudge in the “Brand Reliability” department than they otherwise would have had.

We consider them about a half step below Flash Furniture, which is a smaller brand that we’re quite fond of.

It should be said though, that no matter how good a brand is, they do occasionally miss the mark where some models are concerned.  Viva Office is no different in that regard.  While most of their products are quite good, they have swung and missed a few times, too.

Not to worry, in the sections that follow, we’ll break down the various chairs they currently offer for sale and tell you each one’s strongest and weakest points, so you can not only get a feel for the brand, but also, we hope, find your next office chair!

Viva Office Chairs Overview

Now that we’ve provided a broad overview of the products Viva Office sells let’s spend a few minutes talking about the things that all of the company’s office chairs have in common before looking at individual models.

Modularity

One of the things we like about the Viva Office brand is the fact that in addition to selling office furniture, they also sell the parts that are most likely to break down over time, individually. 

In our view, this makes the brand stronger, and a perfect choice for Do It Yourselfers who like to maintain their own furniture and equipment.  Because they do so, we rated their brand reliability slightly stronger than we otherwise would have. 

Granted, not everyone will appreciate this approach, but we like it very much. 

Here are some of the components you can buy individually:

Casters (Sets of Five)

You can order these in either black  or grey.

Casters tend to be pretty durable and long-lasting, but especially in chairs with a nylon base, if and when the base cracks and break, it can bend the spokes that slide into the base, securing the caster.

That’s the most common reason you’ll eventually need a replacement set. Although, if your casters have become damaged, they may scuff the surface of your hardwood or linoleum floor, or they may not roll as smoothly on carpet as they once did.  In either case, replacement is quick, inexpensive and easy.

Tilt Control Mechanism

Among the various components of your chair, in most cases, this will be the last thing to break down. Sooner or later though, it’s going to happen, and when it does, it’s nice to know you can get a replacement that’s guaranteed to fit the chair you’ve got.

Gas Lift Replacement

This is one of the first things to go in most chairs. The first thing you’ll notice is that every time you sit in the chair, it won’t maintain the height adjustment you’ve set it at, and will slowly sink to its lowest position.

In the short run, you can just keep raising the seat back up, but it’s going to happen again, and sooner or later, it’s going to stop working altogether. Fortunately, it’s super easy to swap out.

Chair Base

If you ordered a chair with a nylon base, it’s probably not going to last more than a year or two if you use the chair for several hours a day, every day.  Over time, even aluminum or steel bases may suffer damage

Lightly constructed metal bases take longer to break down, but if you’re near the top end of your chair’s maximum supported weight and use it heavily on a daily basis, sooner or later, it will happen.  Again, it’s nice to know that when it does, you can simply swap it out for a new one.

Our one quibble here is that we wish Viva Office sold a heavy-duty replacement base, even if they don’t offer them on the chairs they sell, but we can certainly live with it.

You can order a chrome base or a nylon replacement base.

Note that the nylon replacement base is ruggedized and claims to support up to five hundred pounds of weight, so at least in theory, is a more durable base than the one that came with your chair in most cases. Still, what we hoped to see is a heavy-duty steel replacement base, but it’s not something the company currently offers.

Assembly is Required

No matter which chair model you buy from Viva Office, it’s going to arrive at your house in several pieces, in a big box.  You’ll have to unpack it, sort the pieces and spend some time putting it together.

The production quality of Viva Office furniture is decent, but not outstanding.  Although the company uses low-end materials in the construction of the chairs they sell, they’re at the upper end of that spectrum, and you won’t have a problem aligning the pre-drilled holes as you put your chair together.

The build time varies from one model to the next but expect to spend in the neighborhood of 30-45 minutes if you’re putting it together by yourself. You can have about ten minutes off of that if you enlist the aid of a trusty assistant, and you’ll save yourself headaches at various points along the way. 

If you’ve put office furniture together in the past, you already know that the hardest part is attaching the seat to the seat back – that’s where you’ll get the most benefit from having a second pair of hands.

One-Year Warranty

Unless otherwise noted, all Viva Office chairs come with a one-year warranty.  That’s above average for the value segment of the market, but some companies offer a longer warranty. 

Again though, given the fact that Viva isn’t known for their customer service excellence, combined with the fact that they sell spare parts, the reality is that most people just order what they need to fix their chair themselves, rather than try to jump through the customer service hoops.

Upholstery Options

The overwhelming majority of the products sold by Viva Office are upholstered in mesh or bonded leather.  They’ve got a fabric-upholstered task chair for sale, but seeing fabric on Viva Office products is the exception and not the rule.

Mesh Upholstery Image of Viva Office Chair

Mesh Upholstery

Bonded Leather Upholstery of Viva Offce Chair

Bonded Leather Upholstery

Fabric Upholstery of Viva Office Chair

Fabric Upholstery

We won’t spend a ton of time on this, but we’ll give you a quick and dirty summary of the implications of the three main upholstery options, to guide you in your search for the “right” office chair for you.

Leather

Leather upholstery tends to look the best, lending an air of elegance to most chairs that are so upholstered.  Unfortunately, leather chairs have two serious drawbacks.  One is, they’re not pet-friendly, at all.  If you have pets (especially cats), you do NOT want to invest in leather furniture of any kind, unless you just like burning money.  They’ll rip it apart in no time flat.

Second, leather makes you sweat because it isn’t breathable.  If you plan to spend serious amounts of time every day in your chair, you should probably think twice about getting a leather one.

Bonded Leather Sample of Viva Office Chair

Finally, not all leather is created equally.  If you have a chair covered in grain leather, that’s significantly better than a chair covered in bonded leather.  Bonded leather is real leather, but it is created by fusing leather scraps together.  As such, it’s not as supple or as strong as genuine leather and will start to show its age relatively quickly.

A good rule of thumb is:  If you plan on heavy daily usage, you can expect bonded leather to start peeling and cracking after about a year.  Moderate daily usage will probably extend its life to two years, and light daily usage will extend it to two and a half, and maybe three years, but that’s about all you can expect to get out of bonded leather.

In short, leather tends to be prettier than the other options, but cheaper (bonded) leather doesn’t stand up well to heavy use.

All of Viva Office’s leather-clad chairs use bonded leather.  (Note:  This is hardly unique to Viva Office; almost all value-priced, leather upholstered furniture relies on bonded leather for an elegant finish – unfortunately, it makes the furniture a bit of a glass cannon.  Use it, and you’re apt to break it).

Color-wise, whatever the type, leather is most often offered in black, fairly commonly offered in brown, sometimes offered in beiges or whites, and rarely offered in any other color.

Mesh

This is about as close to leather’s polar opposite as you’re likely to find.  It’s incredibly durable and rugged (not to mention, pet-friendly) but it won’t win any beauty contests

In theory, mesh furniture can be livened up by offering it in a virtually unlimited number of colors, but most office furniture vendors stick to basic black or grey.  

A minority of vendors do offer a range of different colors, however, so it is possible to find some variation if you’re willing to look. The best thing about mesh is that it’s incredibly breathable.  As such, it’s ideally suited to heavy daily usage. 

Unfortunately, it’s often the case that mesh tends to be paired with low-end construction materials which don’t stand up as well to the rigors of heavy daily use. 

This is done as a cost-saving measure because mesh is relatively less expensive.  It’s entirely possible though, to find great, high-end mesh chairs.

Mesh Upholstery Sample of Viva Office Chair

Fabric

Fabric Upholstery Sample of Viva Office Chair

Fabric occupies the middle ground; the territory between leather and mesh.  It’s more breathable than the former but less breathable than the latter.  It’s also offered in a staggering array of colors and patterns, and in that regard, is the most aesthetically flexible of the three upholstery options.

Where pets are concerned, it also occupies the middle ground, being more durable than leather, but less durable than mesh.

Okay!  With those details out of the way, let’s turn our attention to the individual models and see what each of Viva Office’s chairs have to offer!

Viva Office Chair Types & Categories

Because Viva Office makes a number of different chairs, some of their individual models tend to be short-lived.  Rather than doing a series of individual reviews for models that may be here today and gone tomorrow, what we’ve opted to do instead is take a snapshot of the brand as it exists today and give you an overview of the models currently on offer. 

Of course, we’ll provide links to the individual models, but we’re also including the link to the brand’s page.  That way, if a model you’re interested in is no longer offered for sale, you’ll be able to quickly zero in on whatever new Viva Office chair model has arisen to take its place.

Broadly speaking, the chairs that Viva Office sells can be broken into the following categories:

  • Executive Office Chairs That Recline (Leather upholstery)
  • Executive Office Chairs (Leather upholstery)
  • Task Chairs
  • Mesh Office Chairs
  • Gaming Chairs

The task chairs category is a bit of a catchall, and you’ll find some leather-upholstered, one fabric-upholstered, and some purely mesh chairs here.  In our view, this is probably the weakest segment of the company’s product line, but we wanted to include it for the sake of completeness.

Before we dive into the particulars of each individual model the company sells, we’ll start by taking a look at the brand’s lineup from a high altitude to give you an overview. 

We’ll do that just below here in our Viva Office Chair review, and we’ve broken the company’s products down into the basic groupings outlined above.  Where needed, we’ve broken larger product sections out by various price points, so you can more quickly zero in on exactly what you’re looking for.

Viva Office Reclining Executive Office Chairs

Overall Best Reclining Executive Office Chairs - 1st Place

Image of Viva 1102 Leather Recliner Office Chair

Viva 1102 Leather Recliner Office Chair

RATING

PRICE

$$$$

Chair Weight

77.2 pounds

Product Dimensions

37” x 27” x 42.9” x 45.3”

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Overall Best Reclining Executive Office Chairs - 2nd Place

Image of Viva High Back Bonded Leather Recliner

Viva High Back Bonded Leather Recliner

RATING

PRICE

$$$ ½

Chair Weight

54.1 pounds

Product Dimensions

27.6” x 28” x 44.9” to 47.3”

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Overall Best Reclining Executive Office Chairs - 3rd Place

Image of High Back Bonded Leather Recliner with Footrest

High Back Bonded Leather Recliner with Footrest

RATING

PRICE

$$$

Chair Weight

72.3 pounds

Product Dimensions

36” x 28” x 44.9” to 47.1”

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VIva Office Reclining Executive Office Chairs

Image of Viva 1102 Leather Recliner Office Chair

Viva 1102 Leather Recliner Office Chair

Image of Viva High Back Bonded Leather Recliner

Viva High Back Bonded Leather Recliner

Image of High Back Bonded Leather Recliner with Footrest

High Back Bonded Leather Recliner with Footrest

Luraco i7 Chair

Price

$$$$

$$$ ½

$$$

Rating

3.18

3.75

3.75

Product Dimensions

37” x 27” x 42.9” x 45.3”

27.6” x 28” x 44.9” to 47.3”

36” x 28” x 44.9” to 47.1”

Chair Weight

77.2 pounds

54.1 pounds

72.3 pounds

Seat Width

22.4”

21.7”

21.7”

Seat Height

21.1” to 23.4”

18.5” to 20.9”

19.3” to 21.7”

Seat Depth

17.7”

21.7”

21.7”

Max. Supported Weight

250 pounds

250 pounds

250 pounds

Tilt/Recline Range

90 to 160 degrees

90 to 170 degrees

90 to 160 degrees

*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.
**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.

Viva1102 Leather Reclining Office Chair

Viva1102 Leather Reclining Office Chair

Value

Comfort

Aesthetic Flexibility*

Brand Reliability**

3.18

Summary

The Viva 1102 Leather Reclining Office Chair is a slightly above average reclining executive office chair with limited ergonomic support. Not recommended, unless you’re desperate for a reclining executive office chair.

Right Image View of Viva 1102 Leather Reclining Office Chair

Viva1102 Leather Reclining Office Chair

We’re tackling these individual products in the same order that we listed them in the tables above, which is unfortunate in this case, because the most expensive chair the company makes is something of a miss and is not something we recommend.

Specification Image of Viva 1102 Leather Reclining Office Chair

On paper, it’s a pretty good chair, but it suffers from a collection of flaws that, when taken together, we regard as fatal.

Scoring wise, it winds up being a shade above average, but let’s have a closer look:

First, check out the seat height adjustment range.  Most office chairs offer about 4” in range, which allows them to be adjusted for use by a relatively wide range of body shapes and sizes. 

Some chairs even offer up to 12” in seat height adjustment range.  This Viva Reclining Office Chair offers about two and a quarter inches (21.1” to 23.4”).  Further, the height adjustment range is wholly inappropriate for petite or shorter people, who simply will not be able to use the chair effectively or sit in it comfortably.

The thing is though, it’s only got a 250-pound weight limit, so although the seat height adjustment range is geared toward bigger folks, the weight allowance isn’t.  Mind you, a 250-pound weight limit isn’t bad for a standard sized chair, but based on the seat height range, we’d have expected the weight limit to be more than it is.

Then there’s the fact that almost nothing about the chair is ergonomic.  Yes, it’s reasonably comfortable and well padded, but the only ergonomic feature you’ll find in this model is decent lumbar support. 

The company tries to make this the focus of their marketing by calling it an “Ergonomic Wave” backrest, but honestly, there’s not much that we can see (beyond the lumbar support) that’s ergonomic about the design. 

There’s no waterfall-style seat, no ergonomic armrests, and the headrest tilts too far forward to be comfortable.

Worse, one of the most persistent complaints about the chair is that it has a tendency to tip forward, which makes it even harder for shorter people to use because they’ll be inclined to sit forward anyway so that their feet will touch the floor.

Recliner Position of Viva 1102 Leather Reclining Office Chair

On the plus side, it does lay nearly flat, and if you wanted, you could probably take a decent nap in the chair, but even there, the leather upholstery works against you as you’ll likely wake up sweating.

It’s a reasonably attractive chair, but it’s only offered in one color (brown) which does somewhat limit its ability to blend in seamlessly with your home’s existing home décor scheme.

Front View of Viva 1102 Leather Reclining Office Chair

Also, note that the base is nylon with chrome-like coating sprayed atop it.  Not only is the nylon not capable of supporting a ton of weight unless it’s reinforced (it isn’t in this case, ref: the modest maximum supported weight), but the first time your shoes come in contact with the base, you’re likely to start chipping the chrome coating off.

So why do we rate this chair slightly above average, given all those failings?

Well, as we said, it’s a decent looking piece of furniture, and it’s comfortable to sit and recline in, provided you’re only using it lightly to moderately every day.

The weaknesses we mentioned above, combined with the bonded leather upholstery make this Viva Office Reclining Office chair a poor choice for heavy daily usage, but sure, occasional users will find this chair to be a smidge above average IF they fit properly in the chair and don’t exceed the weight limit.

All that to say that we regard this as very much a niche product and cannot, in good conscience recommend it.  Fortunately, many of Viva Office’s other models are much better designed.

Viva08501A High Back Bonded Leather Office Recliner

Viva08501A High Back Bonded Leather Office Recliner

Value

Comfort

Aesthetic Flexibility*

Brand Reliability**

3.75

Summary

The Viva High Back Bonded Leather Office Recliner is a significantly better chair than the company’s most expensive reclining office chair. Recommended for anyone who’s in the market for a comfortable reclining office chair.

Right Image View of Viva High Back Bonded Leather Office Recliner

Viva08501A High Back Bonded Leather Office Recliner

This chair is not only cheaper than the company’s most expensive executive office recliner, but it’s also a significant step up in terms of usability and quality.  That said, there are still some issues (some of them serious) to be aware of.

Specification Stats of Viva High Back Bonded Leather Office Recliner

First and foremost, this chair suffers the same small height range adjustment that the chair we just talked about is saddled with.  Here, the range spans 18.5” to 20.9.”  Again, most office furniture offers at least a four-inch height adjustment range, so this left us wanting.

Although the weight limit is the same as the previous chair (250 pounds), here, that’s much more appropriate, given the seat height adjustment range, so we don’t have an issue with it.

Also, there are more ergonomic features on this model, which increases its score.  Those include a waterfall style seat, improved lumbar support, and decent ergonomic head and neck support.  Even better, with 4” of block foam padding underneath the leather, it’s surprisingly comfortable, and it’s offered in both brown and black which increases its aesthetic flexibility.

The armrests on this Viva Office Deluxe Reclining Chair are pretty cool too, in that they’re designed to move as you recline in the chair, providing a changing, ever-comfortable position.  We love it.  This is the kind of finishing feature that makes a great chair.

Unfortunately, the model suffers a bit score-wise because it’s just not designed to withstand the rigors of heavy daily usage.  The base is chrome-covered aluminum, which can take that kind of punishment, but the bonded leather upholstery simply can’t. 

Still, if you really want a reclining office chair, and you only plan to use it lightly or moderately every day, this is a surprisingly good choice, even if it’s a bit more expensive than we’d like to see.

Recline Position View of Viva High Back Bonded Leather Office Recliner

The one thing we’d love to see added would be a waterfall-style seat, but even without that, we have to admit, we like this chair more than its final score would first indicate.  This is one we would recommend buying…IF you feel like you have to have a reclining office chair and meet the size and weight requirements, of course.

Viva08501 High Back Bonded Leather Recliner with Footrest

Viva08501 High Back Bonded Leather Recliner with Footrest

Value

Comfort

Aesthetic Flexibility*

Brand Reliability**

3.75

Summary

The High Back Bonded Leather Recliner with Footrest is a slightly older variant of the high back bonded leather recliner, above. Aside from a slight reduction in price, its main difference is that it doesn’t recline as far back.

Right Image View of Viva High Back Bonded Leather Recliner with Footrest

Viva08501 High Back Bonded Leather Recliner with Footrest

We’re not sure what to make of this chair.  At first glance, we thought it was just the brown version of the model we just discussed, but the chair’s dimensions are different, so as near as we can tell, this is the older model that gave rise to the chair we just mentioned.

With that in mind, don’t be surprised if this particular model vanishes at some point, but while it’s here, we’ll give it a brief mention.

Multipoint Supporting Features of Viva High Back Bonded Leather Recliner with Footrest

It’s functionally similar to the previous chair, but slightly less costly, which makes it a better overall value, but it’s only offered in brown, so it loses a bit of ground where aesthetic flexibility is concerned and winds up in the same place as its younger cousin.

The one big difference is that this chair doesn’t recline as far back, so if that’s something you place a premium on, then it’s worth spending a little more to get the updated version.


Viva Office Executive Office Chairs Under $130

Overall Best Executive Office Chairs Under $130 - 1st Place

Small Image of High Back Bonded Leather Office Chair

High Back Bonded Leather Office Chair

RATING

PRICE

$ ½

Chair Weight

43 pounds

Product Dimensions

31.3” x 27.2” x 42.1” to 45.3”

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Overall Best Executive Office Chairs Under $130 - 2nd Place

Small Image of Ergonomic Bonded Leather Swivel Chair

Ergonomic Bonded Leather Swivel Chair

RATING

PRICE

$

Chair Weight

31 pounds

Product Dimensions

25.9” x 23.5” x 44.9” to 48.1”

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Overall Best Executive Office Chairs Under $130 - 3rd Place

Small Image of Ergonomic Bonded Leather Swivel Chair

Diamond Pattern Bonded Office Chair

RATING

PRICE

$

Chair Weight

45.3 pounds

Product Dimensions

26.8” x 26” x 39.8” to 42.9”

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Overall Best Executive Office Chairs Under $130 - 4th Place

Small Image of Viva Office Swivel Office Chair

Viva Office Swivel Office Chair

RATING

PRICE

$

Chair Weight

41 pounds

Product Dimensions

25.6” x 26” x 42” to 46”

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 Viva Office Executive Office Chairs Under $130

Small Image of High Back Bonded Leather Office Chair

High Back Bonded Leather Office Chair

Small Image of Ergonomic Bonded Leather Swivel Chair

Ergonomic Bonded Leather Swivel Chair

Small Image of Ergonomic Bonded Leather Swivel Chair

Diamond Pattern Bonded Office Chair

Small Image of Viva Office Swivel Office Chair

Viva Office Swivel Office Chair

Luraco i7 Chair

Price

$ ½

$

$

$

Rating

3.81

3.75

3.31

3.87

Product Dimensions

31.3” x 27.2” x 42.1” to 45.3”

25.9” x 23.5” x 44.9” to 48.1”

26.8” x 26” x 39.8” to 42.9”

25.6” x 26” x 42” to 46”

Chair Weight

43 pounds

31 pounds

45.3 pounds

41 pounds

Seat Width

20.1”

19”

21.3”

23.9”

Seat Height

17.7” to 20.9”

23.8” to 26.8”

19.2” to 22.8”

18.25” to 22”

Seat Depth

18.5”

18.5”

18.5”

18.1”

Max. Supported Weight

250 pounds

250 pounds

250 pounds

250 pounds

Tilt/Recline Range

None, but the chair does rock back and forth slightly.

None, but the chair does rock back and forth slightly.

None, but the chair does rock back and forth slightly.

None, but the chair does rock back and forth slightly.

*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.
**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.

Viva1272 High Back Bonded Leather Office Chair

Viva1272 High Back Bonded Leather Office Chair

Value

Comfort

Aesthetic Flexibility*

Brand Reliability**

3.81

Summary

This High Back Bonded Leather Office Chair is a really good chair, and a tremendous value for the money. Recommended for anyone.

Right View of High Back Bonded Leather Office Chair

Viva1272 High Back Bonded Leather Office Chair

The high back bonded leather office chair is a tremendous value for the money.  It’s comfortable and surprisingly full-featured. The height adjustment range of 17.1” to 20.9” is well paired with the chair’s 250-pound weight limit, although again, we see something that will be a persistent issue with Viva’s current designs. 

Front View of High Back Bonded Leather Office Chair

The height adjustment range is smaller than the industry average of 4”.   We don’t understand it, and it’d be an easy thing to fix, and it did dent the chair’s overall score.  Still, it’s not a deal breaker, and this model gets a lot right.

Ergonomically, you’ll find a waterfall-style seat, well-implemented lumbar support, good head and neck support, and ergonomic armrests.  Sadly, none of the ergonomic features are adjustable in any way, but that’s no surprise at this price point.

The main thing to be aware of is the fact that as with most furniture upholstered with bonded leather, it’s not going to stand up to the rigors of heavy daily use.  If you’re looking for a chair designed for light to moderate daily use though, this one belongs on your short list.

Also, note that the base is nylon covered in a chrome finish.  As such, if you’re in the habit of resting your feet on the base, you can expect it to start flaking off sooner, rather than later.  Again, this does not lend itself well to heavy daily use, which underscores the point above.

Viva20182 Ergonomic Bonded Leather Swivel Chair

Viva20182 Ergonomic Bonded Leather Swivel Chair

Value

Comfort

Aesthetic Flexibility*

Brand Reliability**

3.75

Summary

The Ergonomic Bonded Leather Swivel Chair is a decent chair for the money, with some basic ergonomic features on offer. Provisionally recommended for those who can’t afford the high back bonded leather office chair.

Right Image View of Ergonomic Bonded Leather Swivel Chair

Viva20182 Ergonomic Bonded Leather Swivel Chair

Specification Stats of Ergonomic Bonded Leather Swivel Chair

This chair is functionally similar to the high back bonded leather chair we just reviewed, but it doesn’t have padded, ergonomically sculpted armrests and we’re not as impressed with the seat height adjustment range and weight limit.

The weight limit is the standard 250-pound limit on most of Viva Office’s chairs, but the height adjustment range spans 23.6” to 26.6”, which again, is a smaller range than the industry standard, owing to the company’s insistence on using what is in our view, a poor choice where their gas lift is concerned.

In any case, that’s a high range, which targets this chair at bigger/taller users, but there’s no corresponding increase to the maximum supported weight range.  

That’s a weakness, in our book.  We’d have expected to see at least a slight bump up in that department.  It wouldn’t have to have been much.  Even fifty pounds would have been acceptable.  Unfortunately, it was just not meant to be.

Again, given the presence of bonded leather upholstery, this chair is a decent choice for light to moderate daily use, but you’ll want to take careful measurements to be sure that the height adjustment range is right for you.

This chair does not recline, but it does rock back and forth slightly.  If you’re specifically looking for a chair with a recline function, this isn’t the model you want.

We provisionally recommend this model but would urge you to consider spending an extra twenty bucks on the high back bonded leather chair assuming it fits you as well.  It’s a better product.

If your heart is set on this one, you’ll find good lumbar and head and neck support, along with a waterfall style seat and a generous 4” of block foam padding.  All that to say it’s a good value for the money, it’s just not as good a value as the high back bonded leather chair above.

Note: One minor advantage this model has over the one above is the fact that although both bases are nylon, this one isn’t covered with a chrome finish, so there’s no need to worry about it flaking off if you kick it or rest your feet on the base.

Front View of Ergonomic Bonded Leather Swivel Chair

Viva0973 Diamond Pattern Bonded Office Chair

Viva0973 Diamond Pattern Bonded Office Chair