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Antique Industrial Aluminum Rolling Desk Chair by General Fireproofing Co.
By General Fireproofing Company
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique industrial aluminum rolling desk chair by General Fireproofing co. Amazing patina, surface
Category

Vintage 1940s American Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Danish Walnut / Leather Rolling Desk Chair in the style of Fritz Hansen
By Fritz Hansen
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A very well crafted rolling desk chair with curved bent walnut back having top and bottom cushions
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

1930s Fiddleback Oak Windsor Style Tilting and Rolling Desk Chair W/ Saddle Seat
Located in Germantown, MD
A rare 1930s Fiddleback Oak high back Windsor Style Tilting back and Rolling Desk Chair With Saddle
Category

Early 20th Century American Edwardian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Iron

Vintage Chinoiserie Hand Carved Rosewood Rolling Desk Chair Bangkok Thailand
Located in Topeka, KS
Fabulous Chinoiserie hand carved Rosewood rolling desk chair from Bangkok, Thailand. Beautiful
Category

Mid-20th Century Thai Chinoiserie Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Vintage Dark Grey Plastic Rolling Desk Chairs by Giancarlo Piretti for Strive
By Strive, Giancarlo Piretti
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Vintage Dark Grey Plastic Rolling Desk Chairs by Giancarlo Piretti for Strive. These plastic chairs
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1990s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Plastic

2018 Vitra Physix Rolling Desk Chair by Alberta Meda Gray Mesh Sets Available
By Alberto Meda, Vitra
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a single (1) Physix rolling desk chair designed by Alberto Meda and produced by
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2010s Swiss Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

1979 Vincent Cafiero for Knoll Leather Rolling Desk Chair Model 187DSBS
By Knoll, Vincent Cafiero
Located in Philadelphia, PA
These are Cafiero Executive Desk Chairs, Model 187-DSBS, designed by Vincent Cafiero for Knoll in
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

1900s Sikes Furniture Walnut & Leather Upholstered Desk Chair
By Sykes Furniture Company
Located in Germantown, MD
A 1900s Sikes Furniture Company Walnut and Leather Upholstered Seat and back rolling desk chair
Category

Early 20th Century American Edwardian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Iron

1960s Executive Desk Chair by George Nelson
By George Nelson
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A George Nelson designed rolling desk chair with orange fabric supported by a swivel base with
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

1979 Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen Model 3117 Adjustable Desk Chair
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a Model 3117 adjustable rolling desk chair, designed by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen in
Category

Vintage 1970s Danish Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Westnofa "City" Bentwood Desk Chair by Oivind Iversen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Iconic "City" design by Oivind Iversen for Westnofa of Norway. Highly unusual rolling desk chair
Category

Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Wood, Teak, Bentwood

1980's Otto Zapf for Knoll High Back Office Desk Chair w/ Fabric Upholstery
By Otto Zapf, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
listed for sale is an Otto Zapf rolling desk chair with high back, produced by Knoll International
Category

Vintage 1980s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Sculptural 1970s Leon Rosen for Pace Collection Steel and Marble Desk
By Leon Rosen
Located in Pemberton, NJ
impress! We do have the matching rolling desk chair in black leather listed in another of our 1stdibs
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Marble, Stainless Steel

Nicos Zographos Alpha Bucket Desk Chairs w/ Bronze Base Cordovan Leather
By Zographos Designs Ltd., Nicos Zographos
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a gorgeous set of six Nicos Zographos Alpha Bucket rolling desk chairs chairs
Category

Vintage 1970s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Bronze

The Taylor Chair Co. Industrial Rolling Swivel Deskchair with Tilt Back, 1940s
By Taylor Chair co.
Located in Germantown, MD
Very unique Industrial desk chair by the famous Taylor Chair Co. Of Ohio. Circa 1940s. Great
Category

Early 20th Century American Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

1990s Blue Steelcase Rolling Office Executive Desk Chair
By Steelcase
Located in Chula Vista, CA
1990s Steelcase Office Chair Vintage Rolling Office Desk Armchair Grand Rapids MI 33.5 h x 23.25 w
Category

1990s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Vintage Rolling Office Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This vintage rolling office chair combines black vinyl upholstery with wooden armrests and a
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Vintage Rolling Office Chair
Vintage Rolling Office Chair
H 37 in W 25 in D 27 in
Herman Miller Rolling Office Chairs, Pair
By Herman Miller
Located in South Bend, IN
A nice pair of rolling office or desk chairs By Herman Miller USA, 2000s A nice pair of
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Early 2000s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Rolling Task Chair by Dunbar Furniture Company
By Dunbar Furniture, Roger Sprunger
Located in Fraser, MI
Please reach out for efficient shipping to your location. Rolling executive chair by Dunbar
Category

Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Acapulco Style Rolling Office Chair, 1960s
Located in Madison, WI
Gorgeous and incredibly unique rolling chair in the style of the Acapulco chair. We have never
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Preben Fabricius Desk Chair
By Preben Fabricius
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Classic Bird Chair by Jorgen Kastholm and Preben Fabricius with 3 leg rolling base and casters
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Vintage 1960s Danish Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Preben Fabricius Desk Chair
Preben Fabricius Desk Chair
H 43.75 in W 29.5 in D 22 in
Rare Ahrend de Cirkel Burgundy Swivel Rolling Office Chair 1930s
By Ahrend de Cirkel
Located in Den Haag, NL
Handsome Ahrend de Cirkel model ''KIngpin'' red corduroy rolling office chair with on burgundy
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Vintage 1930s Dutch Art Deco Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

1930s Heywood Wakefield Walnut Swivelling & Tilting Rolling Banker Office Chair
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in Germantown, MD
A 1930s freshly and professionally Refinished Walnut Swivelling And Tilting Rolling Banker's Office
Category

Early 20th Century American Edwardian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Bridge Chairs by Carlo Tamborini for Pallucco
By Pallucco, Carlo Tamborini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
available with 4 legs or as a rolling desk chair and with and without arm rests. This pair has four silver
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Alma Midcentury Rolling Chrome Lounge Chairs, Pair
By Alma Desk Company
Located in Countryside, IL
Alma midcentury rolling chrome lounge chairs - pair Each chair measures: 35 wide x 33 deep x 33
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Set of 4 Bridge Chairs by Carlo Tamborini for Pallucco
By Pallucco, Carlo Tamborini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
available with 4 legs or as a rolling desk chair and with and without arm rests. This set of four has four
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Metal

Modern Steelcase Chrome & Red Swivel Rolling Chair #454 Style Charles Pollock
By Steelcase, Charles Pollock
Located in Topeka, KS
by STEELCASE!! This gorgeous Steelcase #454 office rolling & swivel chair is made in the style of the
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Saarinen Style Black Faux Leather Rolling Office Chair w/ Newly Upholstered Seat
By Eero Saarinen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage black faux leather rolling office chair with chrome base and wheels. The seat cushion is
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Early 20th C. Oak and Vinyl Upholstered Seat Rolling & Swivelling Banker's Chair
Located in Germantown, MD
An Early 20th Century Oak and Vinyl Upholstered Seat Rolling, tilting and Swivelling Banker's Chair
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Early 20th Century American Edwardian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Oak

1974 Eero Saarinen for Knoll Rolling Executive Office Chairs Original Red Fabric
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Saarinen rolling executive office chair with arms. These are gorgeous and original examples, which are
Category

Vintage 1970s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

1974 Eero Saarinen for Knoll Rolling Executive Office Chairs Original Tan Fabric
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Saarinen rolling executive armless office chair. These are gorgeous and original examples, which are dated
Category

Vintage 1970s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

1974 Eero Saarinen for Knoll Rolling Executive Office Chair Original Blue Fabric
By Eero Saarinen, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
rolling executive office chair with arms. These are gorgeous and original examples, which are from 1974
Category

Vintage 1970s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Brown Vinyl Faux Leather Pair Steelcase 451 Rolling Office Chairs Style Pollock
By Steelcase, Charles Pollock, Knoll
Located in Topeka, KS
pleasure with these fabulous Steelcase #451 rolling chairs made in the style of the Charles Pollock office
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Cherner Task Chair White Leather and Walnut
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in Miami, FL
A strong, lightweight and graceful armchair for your home or office. This rolling and adjustable
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Executive Desk Chair by Robert John, Circa 1960
By Robert John
Located in Rochester, NY
Executive desk chair by Robert John. Rolling / swiveling / adjustable tilting. All original
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Industrial Leather Swivel Desk Chair by Fritz Cross
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Early 20th century, rolling, swivel, desk chair by Fritz Cross features a painted steel frame in
Category

Early 20th Century American Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Midcentury Upholstered Steel Frame Rolling Office Armchair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, office armchair features a rolling, height adjustable steel frame with newly
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Herman Miller Eames Dark Brown Leather Desk Chair Soft Pad
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Detroit, MI
This original Eames for Herman Miller Soft Pad Management Height dark brown leather desk chair from
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum, Steel, Chrome

3 Arne Jacobsen "Series 7" Desk Chairs by Fritz Hansen
By Fritz Hansen, Arne Jacobsen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Give your office space a mid-century spin with these classic Arne Jacobsen desk chairs by Fritz
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Eames for Herman Miller Brown Leather Desk Chair Pair 2000s
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Detroit, MI
height and backrest tilt. An iconic and collectible desk chair; perfect for home or office. Eames fabric
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Steelcase 487 Cachet Swivel Office Desk Chair with Blue Seat
By Steelcase
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Steelcase 487 Cachet Swivel Office Desk Chair with Blue Seat. Item featured is adjustable in height
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Early 2000s Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Eames Herman Miller Brown Leather Desk Chair Soft Pad 2000s
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Detroit, MI
height and backrest tilt. An iconic and collectible desk chair; perfect for home or office. Eames fabric
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

2001 Eames Herman Miller Black Leather Desk Chairs Aluminum Group
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Detroit, MI
backrest tilt. An iconic and collectible set of desk chairs perfect for home or office. Eames tag to
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Poltrona Frau Brown Leather Luca Scacchetti Sinan Office Desk Chair
By Poltrona Frau, Luca Scacchetti
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a set of (sold separately) Poltrona Frau office/desk chair on rolling casters
Category

Early 2000s Italian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Mid Century Danish Modern Adjustable Desk Chair Jørgen Rasmussen for Labofa
By Jørgen Rasmussen, Labofa A/S
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Simple yet very elegant rolling desk office chair in restored condition with all new upholstery and
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Mid Century Brown Leather Desk Chair by Eames for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Detroit, MI
This authentic Eames for Herman Miller Soft Pad Management Height brown leather desk chair from the
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

1980s Nicos Zographos Grey Leather Bucket Desk Chairs w/ Alpha Bases
By Zographos Designs Ltd., Nicos Zographos
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Zographos rolling bucket desk chairs in gray leather with polished stainless steel alpha bases. The chairs
Category

Vintage 1980s American Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

1980s Hollywood Regency Style Channel Leather Swivel Desk Chair, Jack Cartwright
By Jack Cartwright
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Hollywood Regency style black leather rolling office or desk chair by Jack Cartwright. This modern
Category

Vintage 1980s Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

Vintage Emeco Corp Art Deco Brushed Aluminum Black Swivel Office Desk Chair
By Emeco
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Emeco Corp Art Deco Brushed Aluminum Black Swivel Office Desk Chair. Item features an
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Mid Century Black Leather Desk Chair by Eames for Herman Miller, 2001
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Detroit, MI
backrest tilt. An iconic and collectible desk chair perfect for home or office. Eames tag to underside
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Mid Century Modern Walnut & Black Vinyl Executive Swivel Desk Chairs by Thonet
By Thonet
Located in Lafayette, IN
As seen on the Apple TV limited series "Lessons in Chemistry" These actual chairs were featured in
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller Soft Pad Aluminum Leather Desk Chair, 1990
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Naples, IT
Beautiful and elegant Mod. "Soft Pad" Eames desk/office executive chair with soft padding from the
Category

1990s Central American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen Dark Brown Oak Series 7 Desk Task Office Chair
By Arne Jacobsen, Fritz Hansen
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
(1) Danish Modern Design the series 7 chair on an original rolling 5 star base with Casters
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs an...

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-century rolling office chairs with modern style design. Soft plastic back rest and cushioned
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs
H 36.75 in W 24.75 in D 22 in
Leather Chairs by Ward Bennett for Bricket Associates (Several Available)
By Ward Bennett, Brickel Associates
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
A classic desk chair in dark midnight blue almost black leather by Ward Bennett for Brickel
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

2000s Eames Herman Miller Gray Leather Office Chairs Aluminum Group
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Detroit, MI
swivel base, armrests and rolling casters. An iconic and collectible desk chair; perfect for home or
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

Materials

Aluminum, Steel, Chrome

Leather Office Chairs by Ward Bennett for Bricket Associates (Several Available)
By Brickel Associates, Ward Bennett
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
A classic desk chair in black leather by Ward Bennett for Brickel Associates with original 5 star
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Indianapolis Chair Company Rolling Mustard Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Roll out vintage comfort with this unique desk chair from Indiana’s Indianapolis Chair
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Brass

Mid Century Cream Leather Office Chair by Eames for Herman Miller
By Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames
Located in Detroit, MI
height and backrest tilt. An iconic and collectible desk chair; perfect for home or office. Eames fabric
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

2000s Eames Herman Miller Orange Brown Leather Office Chair Mid Century
By Charles and Ray Eames, Herman Miller
Located in Detroit, MI
lift adjustable height and backrest tilt. An iconic and collectible desk chair; perfect for home or
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs ...

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

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Rolling Desk Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal rolling desk chair for your home. Each rolling desk chair for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, fabric and animal skin. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer rolling desk chair, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A rolling desk chair, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Industrial or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made rolling desk chair has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Herman Miller, Gispen and A.R. Cordemeijer are consistently popular.

How Much is a Rolling Desk Chair?

The average selling price for a rolling desk chair at 1stDibs is $1,000, while they’re typically $240 on the low end and $19,000 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right office-chairs-desk-chairs for You

An essential part of every office or home workstation, office chairs and desk chairs are critically important to your comfort and getting the job done.

Desk chairs have evolved over time. While writing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson pined for a wider range of motion and introduced some improvements to his English-style Windsor chair, inventing the swivel chair along the way. So the next time you roll, recline or swivel at your vintage desk, remember: The third president of the United States had a lot to do with that functionality.

Changes in the availability of resources have also led to innovations in desk chair design. After World War II, for example, optimistic American designers made use of wartime materials in their efforts to create practical domestic goods.

Mid-century modernism is the name given to the broad postwar time period that prioritized thoughtful design. Journalist Cara Greenberg, who coined the term “mid-century modernism,” cites “ergonomic wisdom” as part of the reason for the longevity of the era’s furnishings, and when it comes to sitting in a desk chair for hours at a time, what could be more important than ergonomic support?

As mid-century modernism was marked by resourcefulness and boundless creativity — and produced designers who, in most cases, prioritized comfort and support — it follows that all mid-century chairs are not the same. Nowhere is this perhaps more evident than at Herman Miller. The legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer got its start in the office, with design director George Nelson enlisting the likes of Charles and Ray Eames to produce desk chairs and lounge chairs that are still celebrated today. Elsewhere at the time, the numerous pieces Florence Knoll created for Knoll’s office furniture line were envisioned as design solutions for the changing needs of residential and office spaces.

If you’re working remotely and streamlined seating isn’t your thing, don’t be afraid of making a statement with your office chair. Introduce a touch of drama to your video calls by way of 19th-century desk accessories and the alluring forms we typically associate with antique desk chairs designed in the Empire and Regency styles. For a minimalist touch, a spare, utilitarian Industrial-style office chair can work in any space but will fit in particularly well amid the exposed brick and steel architecture that characterizes a loft apartment.

An inspiring home office cleverly mixes materials and styles to create a welcoming place of productivity and comfort, and if you’re gathering with colleagues at your company HQ, an array of wood, leather and metal office chairs can help integrate disparate textures in a conference room or any other collaborative space. On 1stDibs, explore a diverse collection of office and desk chairs today.

Questions About Rolling Desk Chair
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A roll top desk is a piece of furniture that has a wooden cover that can be pulled down when the desk is not in use. Shop a collection of roll top furniture from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    A rolling chair is a wheeled piece of furniture used for work and leisure purposes. It comes with a set of wheels for mobility and adjustable height. Shop a range of antique and vintage rolling chairs on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Roll-top desks are originally from the late 18th century in the Georgian era of England. By the middle of the Victorian era, they were found in most offices and produced on a large scale. Shop a range of antique roll-top desks on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Sometimes, roll-top desks are called tambours, sliding roll desks or roll-up desks. However, roll-top is the most commonly used name. The style of desk became popular during the 19th century. You can find a range of roll-top desks on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A roll top desk kept small essentials and paperwork organized. The roll top design was ideal for business people to secure their desks at the end of the day without filing away their work. Browse a variety of roll top desks on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    A roll top desk can be worth anywhere between $3,000 to $6,000, depending on the condition, materials used and time of manufacturing. Roll top desks are expensive, as they are very popular on the antique furniture market and are considered timeless collectibles. Shop a range of antique and vintage roll top desks on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A variety of factors can determine the exact age of an antique roll top desk. Some things to look for is the type of wood and craftsmanship used to create the desk. Typically, older desks will be made from heavier wood. You can also check for a maker’s marks to determine the age. When in doubt, work with a certified appraiser to determine the authenticity of your roll top desk. You’ll find a variety of expertly vetted roll top desks on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To tell if a roll-top desk is an antique, look closely at the materials. Real antiques feature hardwoods like cherry, mahogany and black walnut. If you detect the use of engineered woods, the desk is a reproduction. Also, early pieces show off irregular dovetail joints. Joints that appear perfectly uniform indicate that a roll-top desk is a more recent mass-produced piece. On 1stDibs, shop a variety of expertly vetted antique roll-top desks.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 19, 2021
    There are many kinds of office chairs — it is a matter of preference. An office desk chair should have a few features such as adjustability in height, backrests and armrests, lumbar support, sufficient seat depth and width, sufficient padding in breathable material, and swivel and casters for easy movement. On 1stDibs, explore a diverse collection of office desk chairs today.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Which chair is best for a George Nakashima Origins for Widdicomb desk is largely a matter of preference. George Nakashima chairs with Shaker-inspired spindle backs like the Mira and Conoid tend to complement the lines of the desks in the collection. However, you can mix and match styles to create an eclectic look. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of George Nakashima desks and chairs.

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