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12 Best, Modern, Most Comfortable Reclining Office Chairs + Footrests

12 Best, Modern, Most Comfortable Reclining Office Chairs + Footrests

A curated list of the best modern, most comfortable reclining office chairs with footrests and leather executive desk chairs perfect for napping — plus reviews and buying guides for what to look for in a high quality desk chair.

There a number of qualities — both related to form and function — that you want to look for when purchasing a modern reclining chair for the office. Let’s talk design for a moment. While curating this selection of our best picks, contemporary and minimalist design principles were given the majority share of our attention. Specifically, this means we looked for reclining office chairs that caught our eye for simplicity, rejecting those that were more ornamental in nature. We favored solid colors and minimal details. Moreover, since this list was curated for the best office chairs, we tried to look for chairs that we thought could best fit seamlessly into a more business or formal interior space. Now, in terms of function, as you’ve probably deduced from the title, we curated based largely on comfort. In selecting the most comfortable office chairs, we knew features like a fully adjustable recliner, armrests, a footrest, and an articulating headrest were going to be important. Below you’ll find office chairs with each of these features. As a helpful note while you browse, we recommend looking for office chairs that are designed with armrests and footrests on independent rails; this allows for the greatest level of customization. Lastly, before we let you go, material quality is another quality to look our for. We recommend buying genuine or bonded leather pieces, but it’s ultimately up to you. Oh, and if you’re shopping on a budget, check out our affordable options below that are priced at relatively lower price points. Happy shopping. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments section; and please leaving us a good rating and review if you like our curation job.

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Qualities we looked for overall:

+ Hardwood, steel or alternative metal frame for durability and stability.
+ Genuine leather cushioned seat for added comfort (preferred).
+ Aniline leather cushioned seat for added comfort (preferred).
+ PU, bonded or matched leather cushion material.
+ Designed with 360 degree swivel mechanism (preferred).
+ Low-rested back piece for lumbar support (preferred).
+ Ergonomically designed.
+ Armrests for optional arm support (preferred).
+ Contoured or beveled seat for added comfort (preferred).
+ Tufted or quilted cushions for added comfort (preferred).
+ Features a fully adjustable, independent reclining mechanism.
+ Height-adjustable seat (preferred).
+ Includes ottoman for optional footrest (preferred).
+ High quality, multi-density foam seat cushions.
+ Features an articulating headrest (preferred).
+ Includes massaging or heating functions (preferred).
+ Comfort-enhancing features (relatively subjective quality).
+ Designed with modern or contemporary aesthetics (relatively subjective quality).
+ Designed with minimalist design principles, featuring simple and minimal lines, colors and assets (relatively subjective quality).
+ Designed to fit a business casual or formal style interior (relatively subjective quality).
+ Made in the USA (preferred).
+ Well reviewed by customers (i.e., when reviews available via company or seller website).

Qualities we tried to avoid overall:

– Designed without an independent reclining mechanism.
– Furniture pieces categorized as sofas and/or sectionals.
– Busy patterns or designs (relatively subjective quality).
– Casual aesthetics (relatively subjective quality).
– Cheap construction, built using plastic materials.
– Non-reusable design (i.e., disposable, one-time use).
– Products with a high number of bad reviews.

Editor’s Top 5 Rated Selections

12 Best, Modern, Most Comfortable Reclining Office Chairs + Footrests // In our opinion, these are a few of the best products we came across in our search, given the overall qualities that we were curating for in this collection. We focused on the following qualities when curating for this particular selection of products:

+ Hardwood, steel or alternative metal frame for durability and stability.
+ Genuine leather cushioned seat for added comfort (preferred).
+ PU, bonded or matched leather cushion material.
+ Designed with 360 degree swivel mechanism (preferred).
+ Low-rested back piece for lumbar support (preferred).
+ Ergonomically designed.
+ Armrests for optional arm support (preferred).
+ Contoured or beveled seat for added comfort (preferred).
+ Tufted or quilted cushions for added comfort (preferred).
+ Features a fully adjustable, independent reclining mechanism.
+ Height-adjustable seat (preferred).
+ Includes ottoman for optional footrest (preferred).
+ High quality, multi-density foam seat cushions.
+ Features an articulating headrest (preferred).
+ Includes massaging or heating functions (preferred).
+ Designed with modern or contemporary aesthetics (relatively subjective quality).
+ Designed with minimalist design principles, featuring simple and minimal lines, colors and assets (relatively subjective quality).

*While we work to ensure the products we select possess these qualities, actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our web site. Do not rely solely on the information provided here.

Details

Modern, Zero Gravity Recliner with Headrest and Footrest, Crafted with Comfortable Bonded Leather, in Dark Brown.
By: Svago

Editor's Note

There are a handful of noteworthy qualities when it comes to the design and overall make of this office, recliner chair. As you may have noticed from the product title, this is a ‘Zero Gravity Recliner’, which is simply a fancy way to say that this chair is ergonomically designed and optimized for fully adjustable reclining sessions. Additionally — what’s unique about this model in particular — is that you can control the backrest and footrest separately; they operate an independent rails. The headrest, too, can be manually adjusted. This allows you to put the chair in virtually any position you find comfortable. Another reason we’re putting this chair at the top of our list for the best, most comfortable reclining office chairs is because this model comes with heating and massaging options, which are controlled through an easy-to-use control pad that’s tucked inside the armrest. Oh, and one more thing, this office recliner is crafted with memory foam cushions…so, in sum, it’s pretty much the most comfortable recliner on the market.

Details

Modern, Minimalist Design, Ergonomic Swivel Recliner Chair with Headrest and Footrest, Crafted with Leather, in Yellow.
By: Lafer Recliner Chairs

Details

Modern, Contemporary, Ergonomic Swivel Recliner Chair with Headrest and Footrest, Crafted with Tufted Bonded Leather Match, in Dark Brown.
By: Homelegance

Details

Modern, Ergonomically Designed with Lumbar Support, Swivel Recliner Office Chair with Headrest and Footrest, Crafted with PU Leather, in Black.
By: Merax

Details

Modern, Ergonomically Designed with Lumbar Support, ‘Whole Body’ Relax Therapy Massage Chair with Headrest and Foot Massager, Crafted with Leather, in Black.
By: Human Touch

Editor's Note

Now, while this chair probably wouldn’t be categorized as an executive desk chair, it’s pretty much the perfect office chair to take a nap in. The chair markets itself as a ‘whole body’ massage experience; and here’s why. Not only is this chair designed with contoured and padded armrests, but it also features a rotating foot and calf massager, which converts to an ottoman with the press of a single button on the control pad. After sitting down all day, proper circulation to your legs and feet is important. As for the cushions, they’re made of durable leather-like full upholstery. Lastly — according to the seller’s page — Human Touch massage chairs are the only chairs endorsed by the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC), and serve as an important tool for back pain patients.

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12 Best, Modern, Most Comfortable Reclining Office Chairs + Footrests, Featuring The Top Reviewed & Rated Reclining Executive Desk Chairs & Comfortable Office Chairs for Daytime Naps.

Favorites

12 Best, Modern, Most Comfortable Reclining Office Chairs + Footrests // While combing through products, we found these gems. These are a few of our personal favorites — maybe we share the same taste. We focused on the following qualities when curating for this particular selection of products:

+ Hardwood, steel or alternative metal frame for durability and stability.
+ Genuine leather cushioned seat for added comfort (preferred).
+ PU, bonded or matched leather cushion material.
+ Designed with 360 degree swivel mechanism (preferred).
+ Low-rested back piece for lumbar support (preferred).
+ Ergonomically designed.
+ Armrests for optional arm support (preferred).
+ Contoured or beveled seat for added comfort (preferred).
+ Tufted or quilted cushions for added comfort (preferred).
+ Features a fully adjustable, independent reclining mechanism.
+ Height-adjustable seat (preferred).
+ Includes ottoman for optional footrest (preferred).
+ High quality, multi-density foam seat cushions.
+ Features an articulating headrest (preferred).
+ Includes massaging or heating functions (preferred).
+ Designed with modern or contemporary aesthetics (relatively subjective quality).
+ Designed with minimalist design principles, featuring simple and minimal lines, colors and assets (relatively subjective quality).

*While we work to ensure the products we select possess these qualities, actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our web site. Do not rely solely on the information provided here.

Details

Modern, Minimalist Design, Lobster Recliner Office Chair and Ottoman Footstool, Made with Genuine Leather, Matte Chrome Base and Modern Walnut Egg Wood Frame, in Black.
By: Fjords

Editor's Note

Be aware that — although this is perhaps the most elegant and unique piece of the lot — this chair costs a pretty penny, at just over $7,000. This modern office chair is designed by renowned, modern furniture and design company, Hjellegjerde. This chair is crafted with 100% genuine leather, a bent walnut wood frame and chromed steel base. The look and feel is meant to reflect the overall geometry of a lobster, following the motif of biomimicry (i.e., a now popular design trend that mimics elements in nature).

Details

Modern, Ergonomically Designed with Lumbar Support, Swivel Recliner Office Chair with Headrest and Footrest, Crafted with PU Leather, in Dark Brown.
By: Lafer Recliners

Details

Modern, Minimalist Design, Recliner Office Chair with Headrest and Footrest, Crafted with Saddle Leather, in Light Brown.
By: Lafer Recliner Chairs

Details

Modern, Minimalist Design, Luxur Lounge Office Recliner Chair with Headrest and Footrest Ottoman, Crafted with Anline Leather and Finished Hardwood, in Black and Dark Brown.
By: Fine Mod Imports

Details

Modern, Contemporary, Ergonomic Swivel Recliner Office Chair with Headrest and Footrest Ottoman, Crafted with Comfortable Genuine Leather Match and Chromed Steel Base, in Black.
By: MRT SUPPLY

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Continued, Part 3, 2 Budget Picks
12 Best, Modern, Most Comfortable Reclining Office Chairs + Footrests, Featuring The Top Reviewed & Rated Reclining Executive Desk Chairs & Comfortable Office Chairs for Daytime Naps.

Budget Picks

12 Best, Modern, Most Comfortable Reclining Office Chairs + Footrests // These are a few solid choices if you’re on a budget. We focused on the following qualities when curating for this particular selection of products:

+ Hardwood, steel or alternative metal frame for durability and stability.
+ PU, bonded or matched leather cushion material.
+ Designed with 360 degree swivel mechanism (preferred).
+ Ergonomically designed.
+ Armrests for optional arm support (preferred).
+ Contoured or beveled seat for added comfort (preferred).
+ Tufted or quilted cushions for added comfort (preferred).
+ Features a fully adjustable, independent reclining mechanism.
+ Includes ottoman for optional footrest (preferred).
+ Designed with modern or contemporary aesthetics (relatively subjective quality).
+ Designed with minimalist design principles, featuring simple and minimal lines, colors and assets (relatively subjective quality).

*While we work to ensure the products we select possess these qualities, actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our web site. Do not rely solely on the information provided here.

Details

Modern, Contemporary, Ergonomic Swivel Recliner Office Chair with Headrest and Footrest Ottoman, Crafted with Bonded Leather Match, Hardwood and Chromed Steel Base, in Black.
By: Artiva USA

Details

Ergonomic Swivel Office Chair with Headrest and Footrest Ottoman, Crafted with Linen and Metal Frame, in Beige.
By: Giantex

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