A desk chair with wheels is convenient for moving about an office or home, but it’s a poor choice if it sits on a wooden floor that is easily scratched – or if the desk and chair sit on a riser or platform. In the latter case, that can make a wheeled chair downright dangerous.
Fortunately, there are many options for those who prefer (or must have) a desk chair without wheels. Some of these chairs have seemingly been with us forever, like the wooden teacher’s chair with slotted back, or the metal or plastic stackable chairs found in many multi-purpose rooms and auditoriums. They may not be the most comfortable choice for people who spend eight hours a day at their desk, but they’re serviceable and inexpensive.
Another possibility is what’s known as a “guest” or “board” chair, the type often seen opposite an executive’s desk or around a conference table. These feature either standard legs or a cantilevered metal base; they are usually comfortable, but many cantilevered chairs have arms which prevent them from sliding under a desk when not in use.
To be used at a desk, guest-style chairs must have an upright back or a tilt/rock function. That’s important because some cantilevered chairs are designed to tilt slightly backward, leaving the user in a position from which it’s difficult to reach a desk. An adjustable desk chair without wheels, as you would expect, will normally cost more than a stationary one.
The majority of wheel-less desk chairs are made from wood, synthetic material or plastic (inexpensive ones may be fashioned from medium-density fiberboard), often with leather or foam padding. Higher-quality, more expensive chairs are likely to have steel or aluminum supports and accents, along with steel, aluminum or wooden legs. The legs and accents are primarily chosen to match the rest of the materials used to construct the chair.
The choice of a desk chair is usually based on function rather than form, which is why most of these chairs are black or brown and blend in well with traditional office furnishings. However, many alternatives can be found in a variety of colors, materials and upholsteries suited to a more modern office.
Adele Desk Chair
A modern take on a futuristic office chair without wheels, made out of shiny, chromed aluminium frame with a high-polish finish and fitted with a faux leather upholstery and seat in a black colour, providing a classy look.
Ergonomic design to a modern, contemporary office desk chair without wheels, made with an aluminum frame painted in black. The chair has a thick, comfy seat cushion and a netted back, making it comfortable.
A pretty desk chair with a frame of metal tubes. A C-shaped base is built of 2 double-rod slanted supports joined at the bottom and at the top. An oval seat, a tapered up fullback, sloped arms are covered in pleather (white inside, brown outside).
A cool contemporary desk chair with a frame of chromed metal tubes composed of 2 C-supports joined at the top, at the bottom and in the middle. A square seat and a mid-height rectangular fullback are of white synthetic material with grooving across.
Contemporary look for a swivel office desk chair with no wheels. The chair is made out of chromed aluminum which gives it a shiny look, and is fitted with a black upholstery made out of faux leather with decorative stripes.
Simple yet stylish take on an office desk chair without wheels, made out of aluminum frame with a chrome, shiny finish and upholstered with a mesh material in an ergonomic shape, providing a comfy place to sit.
A minimalistic approach to a simplistic office chair with no wheels and no arms. The frame of the office chair is made out of chromed aluminium with a shiny, high-polish finish, and is upholstered in an ergonomic mesh material.
Contemporary style for a simple and classy made out of aluminum done with a chromed finish and a shiny polish. The back of the chair is made out of ergonomic mesh and has a little pillow behind of it to make it comfy.
A futuristic take on an office chair with a frame carved out of aluminum with a shiny polish and a chromed finish. The chair is fitted with plastic armrests and an ergonomic mesh back finished with a soft, cotton seat.
A contemporary look for a simple yet stylish office chair, made out of chromed aluminum frame with a high polish finish. The seat is upholstered in a faux leather material in a black color with padded armrests.
A modern approach to a fancy office chair with a frame made out of aluminum with a chromed, high polish finish. The chair is upholstered in a faux leather in a white color with decorative horizontal patterns on the back.
A pretty modern desk chair with a chromed metal frame built of a raised 4-prong foot with levellers, a short column in a black casing, a bowed seat support, frame arms. A seat and a mid-height back, covered in black material, are horizontally ribbed.
An attractive modern desk chair with a chromed metal frame built of 5 raised gently curved prongs with levellers and a height-adjustable column. A squarish concave seat, a tall split flared backrest and a T-shaped arms are covered in black pleather.
A cool modern desk chair with a frame of chromed metal tubes. It has 2 C-shaped supports with a U-like foot and bowed arms with light brown wooden caps. A squarish seat and a mid-height rectangular curved fullback are covered in black material.
Pretty contemporary desk chairs with frames of white or black metal tubes. A chair has a U-foot and 2 tall curved legs joined with flat arms of grey or black plastic. A squarish seat and a tall curved fullback are covered in black meshy fabric.
A cool contemporary desk chair with a frame of black coated metal tubes. It has 4 gently slanted legs and bowed arms with black pads. A squarish concave seat and a mid-height curved halfback are covered in breathable black meshy fabric.
A comfortable desk chair without wheels, which catches the attention with its smooth, contemporary design, being a combination of an ergonomic seating and a sturdy, chromed metal base. Ideal for both home offices as well as dining spaces.
These contemporary desk chairs constitute a proposition directed to all, who look for some solid and designer office furniture. Each of them features a comfortable, ergonomic backrest, each also stands on a chromed metal base.
This smart-looking office chair stands on a chromed metal base, which combined with the simplistic silhouette of the top creates a minimalistic, contemporary home office proposition.
A contemporary approach to a small office chair without wheels with a frame made out of chromed aluminum with a shiny, high polish finish. The back of the chair is fitted with a mesh material and the seat is made out of faux leather.
A modern-looking office chair without wheels, with a frame made out of aluminum with a chromed, silver coat of metallic paint. The chair has an ergonomic back with a mesh-like material and has a soft seat cushion.
A set of three modern minimalistic office desk chairs without wheels, made with aluminum frames in a black color. The desks come in three variants with different upholsteries – faux leather in black, cotton in blue and microfiber in brown.
Embodying a refined character, known from the most elegant interiors, this wrapped leather desk chair will be a great executive chair in one's home office. Its black leather upholstery is stylishly trimmed with white nailhead.
A solid and stylish piece of office furniture. Finished in black leather, this desk chair without wheels will delight you with its comfortable seating. Well-profiled backrest shall provide support for one's back.
This leather office chair embodies perfectly well the charm and elegance of traditional furniture. Solid, x-crossed, hardwood legs and brown, button-tufted leather, adorned with a silver nailhead trimming distinguish the item from the rest.
This office chair enchants with its sleek, chromed base. A solid, yet lightweight, inexpensive construction. It distinguishes itself with the well-profiled, ergonomic backrest, offering a proper support for one's back.
An aesthetic modern desk chair with a chromed metal frame. It's built of 4 raised curved prongs with levellers, a column in a black case, frame arms. A seat and a mid-height curved back are unified, covered in white material, horizontally ribbed.
A minimalist contemporary desk chair with a frame of chromed metal tubes bent in the shape of 2 letters C joined by 3 stretchers. It has a unified shell, with rectangularish gently curved both a seat and a fullback, of bentwood in mid brown tones.
An attractive contemporary desk chair with a frame of metal tubes. It has 2 L-shaped supports and T-shaped regulated arms. A rectangularish seat and a tall curved fullback have plastic backing and are covered in breathable fabric in grey shades.
An attractive modern swivel desk chair with a frame of chromed metal tubes. It has a U-shaped foot running to 2 slanted legs, frame armrests, a seat unified with a mid-height curved fullback. Upholstery is of black material with horizontal ribbing.
Contemporary design for a futuristic office room chair with no wheels. The frame of the chair is made out of chromed aluminum with a high polished finish and a unique seat made out of semi-transparent plastic.
A modern take on an ergonomic office chair without wheels with a frame made out of shiny, polished chromed aluminum, fitted with a uniquely shaped seat and back, covered in a net-like material in a black color.
A simple yet efficient office chair made out of a thin, hollow aluminum frame with a chromed finish and a shiny coat of reflective black paint. The chair has an adjustable back, making it easy to personalize to user’s height.
An elegant comfortable contemporary desk chair with a frame of black coated metal tubes. A U-shaped foot runs to front supports and then to curved arms and a mid height flared backrest. Arm pads, a seat and a back are upholstered in black pleather.
A cool simple contemporary desk chair entirely made of metal with a vivid green finish. It has 2 quadrangular supports with curved bottom ends, a full panel square seat and a mid height tapered backrest with a wide horizontal perforated tile.
Finished in black leather, this comfortable desk chair without wheels constitutes a perfect proposition for a contemporary home office. Stylish and solid chrome base will provide stability and solidness.
This pair of white desk chairs enchants with the contemporary design, resulting mostly from the characteristic chromed sleigh-like legs. Well-profiled backrest is finished in high-quality wood on the outside and white upholstery on the inside layer.
Standing on a four-branched pedestal base, this comfortable desk chair constitutes a good example of the contemporary office design. The whole item delights with its sleek appeal, combining smooth white upholstery with a chrome base.
Sleek, contemporary design and high-quality materials characterize best this white office chair with a sleigh-base. The one-piece framing is a solid metal construction, enchanting with its shiny, chromed finish.
An aesthetic contemporary desk chair with a frame of chromed metal tubes. It has a U-shaped foot running to sloped legs, flat straight padded arms, a square seat, a mid-height split back. Padded cushions are covered in black pleather.
Alessandro Desk Chair
A comfy modern swivel height-regulated desk chair. A frame of chrome metal is built of a 5-prong castered foot, a gas-lift column, flat padded loop arms. A square seat and a tall rectangular fullback are covered in horizontally grooved grey pleather.
Pulsar High-Back Mesh Desk Chair
A comfy ergonomic desk chair with adjustable height and tilt. It's of metal and plastic in white and black. It has a 5-prong castered foot, a column, adjustable flip T-arms. A seat is covered in black fabric. A contoured backrest is of white mesh.
Arlingham Mid-Back Desk Chair
Contemporary setup for a cozy home office with a computer desk made out of walnut wood with a dark tint. The desk has a hidden drawer on the front without a knob and is paired with a modern wheeled office chair.
Adelaide Desk Chair
Vintage setting for an old-fashioned bedroom with a desk made out of oaken frame with a dark tint and a white-painted reclaimed wood top, paired with a fashionable office chair on wheels with faux leather upholstery.
Tenafly Mesh Desk Chair
A combination of industrial and contemporary designs in a compact office room, furnished with a computer desk made out of white-painted aluminum with a walnut wood top surface with a shiny, polished finish.
Roache Office Chair
Modern setup for a compact office room, furnished with a computer desk with a frame made out of aluminum with a partial coat of black paint and a wooden top surface, fitted with a wheeled office chair with gray upholstery.
Alice Mid-Back Desk Chair
A classic look for a workspace corner in a bedroom, furnished with a computer desk made out of oak wood with a dark tint and a drawer on the front, paired with a mobile office chair on wheels with a winged back.
Fanning Mid-Back Desk Chair
A retro-styled, vintage mobile office hair on wheels with a frame made out of solid wood with a black coat of paint. The seat of the chair has a winged structure and is upholstered in a faux leather material in a green color.
Loreley Desk Chair
Featuring synthetic black leather and rubber wheels, this adjustable Loreley Desk Chair constitutes a perfect way to bring the comforts of home to the contemporary office or study. It has the size of 22.8'' W x 22.6'' D.
Adjustable Ergonomic Lumbar Support Swivel High-Back Mesh and Leather Executive Chair
Tigh back executive computer office chair distinguishes itself with ergonomic design, offering the best comfort at work. Its 360-degree swivel wheel and chair can be more flexible in working station.