Chairs That Are Comfy & Conscious!

What we originally thought was a “month-long work stint from the couch” has quickly turned into creating “offices” in our homes. And as many of us embark on year three of remote work, we’re upgrading our setup with supplies that help support our bodies and mental health for the long haul.

These ergonomic office chairs offer support and comfort, which is ideal for your back, hips, and torso. We love these brands for their sustainable initiatives and use of eco-friendly materials when possible.

Head to our roundup of eco-friendly desks here if you’re upgrading your whole office setup. 🤓 Not ready to invest in new furniture just yet? Consider renting short-term or purchasing secondhand!

1. Fully

Sustainable Office Chairs: Fully's Capisco Chair

Made In | North America, Europe, & Asia Sustainable Features | Recycled & eco-friendly materials, recyclable packaging, GREENGUARD certified Our Pick | Capisco Chair ($984) Starting at | $229

Based out of Oregon, Fully is a certified B Corp blending work and movement. Whether you need an office chair for a standing desk or a traditional swivel, Fully has ergonomic options that will keep you feeling rested and refreshed. Many chairs, including the award-winning Capisco, are made out of recycled materials like household plastic or natural woods; they’re as sustainable as they are supportive. Don’t miss the open box discounts!

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2. Noho

Sustainable Office Chairs: Noho Move

Made In | Aotearoa, New Zealand Sustainable Features | Certified B Corp, ethically made, recycled & reclaimed materials, sustainably sourced wool, recyclable & compostable packaging Our Pick | Noho Move ($375) Starting at | $375

However you live or work, Noho’s classic chair has your back, literally. Made in New Zealand from upcycled plastic waste (sourced from reclaimed fishing nets and old carpets), this versatile chair provides incredible ergonomic comfort and flexibility. You can also purchase natural wool “toppers” in several colors to ensure the chair matches your space. The certified B Corp pays for the return for your first two items, so you can try the 100-day trial if you’re not ready to commit. An ideal fit for both home and body.

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3. Muista

Sustainable Office Chairs: Muista's Desk Stool

Made In | Vilnius, Lithuania Sustainable Features | Ethically & locally made, carbon-neutral shipping Our Pick | Desk Stool ($433) Starting at | $433

Muista comes from the Lithuanian word for “to fidget.” Rather than sit in static chairs for hours at a time, Muista is a balancing chair designed for active sitting and rocking bath and forth. It’s been designed in tandem with physical therapists, tested for durability, and will last for nearly a decade even with daily use. Rock your body from side to side, and enjoy all the health benefits that come with this sustainable stool.

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4. Herman Miller

Sustainable Office Chairs: Herman Miller's Aeron Chair in Onyx

Made In | US, China, Brazil, India, Italy, & the UK Sustainable Features | FSC certified & recycled materials, Cradle to Cradle & GREENGUARD certified, upcycling program, green-energy facility, gives back Our Pick | Aeron Onyx Chair ($1,470) Starting at | $295

For more than a century, Herman Miller has been a leading name in furniture, particularly with the inimitable Aeron chair. Since its original release, the Aeron has been rebuilt using sustainable options like reclaimed plastic waste, and many other products are GREENGUARD and Cradle to Cradle certified. The HM team also publishes its impact and progress through its Better World Report. Customize each chair to your specs (including upholstery, height, and colors), and enjoy the benefits of human-centered, long-lasting design.

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5. Humanscale

Sustainable Office Chairs: Humanscale's Diffirent Occasional

Made In | Ireland, USA, & Mexico Sustainable Features | Climate, energy, & water net-positive options, recycled & eco-friendly materials, recyclable packaging, GREENGUARD certified Our Pick | Diffrient Occasional ($549) Starting at | $219

Humanscale is so confident in its ergonomics that the team offers consulting and training, so you know you’ll be supported in its extra comfortable office chairs. These minimal designs provide lumbar support for those long days when you’re in meeting after meeting. Want to learn about where each product was made and its certifications? It’s transparently published! Choose from one of the existing models or create your own, down to the seat type and height. Most of all, we love Humanscale’s annual report tracking its sustainability and impact metrics.

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6. Jardan

Sustainable Office Chairs: Jardan's Mina Studio Chair

Made In | Melbourne, Australia Sustainable Features | Sustainably sourced materials, locally made-to-order, GECA certified foam Our Pick | Mina Studio Chair ($1,067 AUD) Starting at | $805 AUD

Since 1987, Jardan has been inspired by the Australian eco-friendly way of life, crafting “small footprint furniture.” The brand is deeply committed to sustainability, too: Every quarter, an environmental group reviews practices around raw materials, waste, and energy. All materials are responsibly sourced with every kind of certification you can imagine, including FSC certified wood, GOTS certified linen, and GECA certified foam. Upgrade your WFH office with one of Jardan’s investment pieces that will last a lifetime.

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7. Nikari

Sustainable Office Chairs: Nikari's LINEA RMT3

Made In | Fiskars, Finland Sustainable Features | Sustainably sourced materials, made-to-order, recyclable packaging, powered by renewable energy, gives back Our Pick | LINEA RMT3 ($1,424) Starting at | $542

Located in southwest Finland, Nikari makes high-quality wood products in the oldest machinery workshop in the country. With a priority on sustainability, many items are created only once a year to minimize waste. For seating, you can find all kinds of pre-made chairs, stools, and even benches available through third-party retailers worldwide. Or you can place a custom order via Nikari directly. You can also see 2D/3D files with dimensions before purchasing so you can prep your office before your new piece arrives.

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8. Knoll

Sustainable Office Chairs: Knoll's MultiGeneration Light Task Chair

Made In | USA & Italy Sustainable Features | Sustainably sourced materials, ethically made-to-order, powered by solar energy, PVC- & VOC-free Our Pick | MultiGeneration by Knoll Light Task ($513) Starting at | $274

For four decades, Knoll has been a leader in sustainable design for work and play. In addition to ethically made desks, tables, and stools, the brand offers ergonomic office chairs at various price points and payment plans. Knoll shares numerous third-party certifications for sustainability, and many chairs are both Clean Air GOLD and BIFMA Level 3 certified. Customization is also available.

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9. Chairigami

Sustainable Office Chairs: Chairigami's Cardboard Desk Chair

Made In | USA Sustainable Features | FSC certified cardboard, made in the USA, recyclable Our Pick | Cardboard Desk Chair ($135) Starting at | $135

What began as a childhood interest in cardboard for founder Zachary Rotholz has now turned into Chairigami. This cardboard furniture brand crafts flat-packing seating, tables, and more that’s easier to assemble—and recycle. The Cardboard Desk Chair is great as a pop-up chair when needed, or can even be used in the office to reduce back pain from other chairs. Choose from Kraft tan or Washi white—and pair with a desk or stool for a set.

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