Heavy Duty Office Chairs You Can Bank On

Heavy Duty Office Chairs You Can Bank On

Heavy duty office chairs are generally designed with office spaces that have a 24 hour staff rotation in mind. A company with round the clock sales, for example, will need chairs that can be used by staff at all hours, especially if there is a hotdesking environment in the office. For other companies, a heavy duty chair is also a good idea as it provides a sturdier solution that can handle wear and tear better than a regular chair, albeit that it is a slightly more pricey option and may require a bit of extra cashflow upfront. Regardless of the type of use, heavy duty office chairs are an investment that could take you and your team very far, so let’s explore the best heavy duty office chairs out in the market at the moment. 

King Cobra Heavy Duty Chair

The King Cobra is often considered to be the Rolls Royce of heavy duty office chairs. Equipped with black bonded leather and PVC upholstery, this heavily padded chair (even the armrests are well padded) can take a capacity of up to 180kg, and comes equipped with a solid guarantee as well. While it doesn’t have many colour options over and above the standard black, where it lacks a unique style, the functionality of the chair makes up for the loss. A chair like this will sustain day-in and day-out use, and considering how polished it looks, it should be one of the first chairs you request a quote for if you’re in the market for a heavy duty chair. 

4×4 Heavy Duty Office Chair

The 4×4 Heavy Duty chair, on the other hand, is less bulky and does also come in a sea blue colour. With a 5 star chrome base and a capacity of 150kg, this chair was also designed with 24 hour use in mind. What we like about this chair is that it doesn’t look like a heavy duty chair, and opts for a more minimalistic approach. It comes with less padding than others in the range, but manufacturers promise that the shell, back and seat foam (plus heavy duty castors) all ensure effective long term sustainability of the chair. If you want something that looks a little less like a managerial chair, and at a somewhat more affordable rate, this is the way to go.

Big and Tall Heavy Duty Chair

While the name can be a little isolating, don’t let it deter you from considering this as a viable option for your office. With a beautiful leather upholstery, chrome padded arms and a heavy duty base, this bad boy offers a weight capacity of 225kg (we also did a double take when we read that) and offering tension control and tilt lock, this is the kind of chair that is nearly impossible to fall off of. It has to be said that this chair does remind us of the one Donald Trump used to sit in on The Apprentice, and therefore may add a nice managerial touch to any office space you choose to use it in, should that be something that tickles your fancy.

Who You Gonna Call?

When it comes to offering a dynamic range of furniture, Ixaxa Office Furniture is a great starting point for you to gather a couple of quotes. Their heavy duty office chair range, which includes the items listed here, also features a host of different options with various bells and whistles tailored to the needs of their customers over the years. Get in touch with them if you have any questions about the range, or if you have specific needs based on your setup at the office. They’re more than happy to help out with any queries you may have, and will be happy to share their range of monthly specials in the process as well. Happy hunting!

Heavy Duty Office Chairs – Range and Prices

Heavy Duty Office Chairs – Range and Prices

These days, when it comes to buying office chairs, many companies are opting for purchases with a focus on style and fashionability, rather than thinking practically about how comfortable and ergonomic the chairs actually are. With employees spending upwards for 40 hours a week (if not more) at their desks, racking up hours and hours, if you consider that most people only take two weeks of annual leave each year, it is very important that you buy with the intention of getting chairs that provide good back support for your staff, encouraging their longer term health and ensuring they are comfortable in their workspace. Let’s explore some options you can consider whether you are buying for the first time, or simply looking to refresh the office a bit.

What Should You Consider Before Buying New Office Chairs?

We’ve mentioned that a top priority should be practical considerations, rather than focusing on style alone, but naturally, price should also be a factor. Keep in mind, that while most office chairs tend to have decent warranties if purchased brand new, you have to consider the individual needs of your business as well, to get a better sense around how quickly you may need to replace chairs and other equipment down the line. A busy sales team, for example, or a growing sense of “hot desking” at the office (people bouncing from desk to desk at a day-to-day basis) will make this a little more unpredictable but is worth factoring into your budget. Naturally, looking to buy heavy duty chairs, rather than standard office chairs, may be a better option, especially if you don’t want to be walking around with a toolbox fixing chairs every other day, to the frustration of the team.

The Best Heavy Duty Office Chairs to Consider

We’ve done extensive research on some of the top chairs in the mild to heavy duty range, for you to consider ahead of making your next purchase. In no particular order, it’s worth having a look at the following:

  • WAU Ergonomic Chair: This futuristic chair comes with a five year warranty and confirmation that all parts can be recycled once the chair is thrown away. Perfect for if you’re looking to improve the sustainability rating of your business as a whole and if you want something that won’t be out of style in a couple of years. 
  • Sohum Mesh Managerial Chair: Don’t let the word “managerial” throw you off here; this chair is suitable for any staff. Boasting an adjustable armrest and a separate headrest, your employees may feel like they’re sitting in a sports car while using this chair, but at a capacity of 150kg, regardless of how they feel, you’re sure to have provided them with a dependable, long lasting chair solution.
  • Apollo Chair: This chair may look a little simpler than it really is, but when it comes to efficiency and providing great back support, it is one of the most sought after chairs within the range. It also helps that it comes in a variety of colours, so you could have a bit of fun customising the colours between departments, should you wish to do so. 
  • King Cobra 180Kg Chair: It goes without saying that anything titled “King Cobra” is going to be a beast of a product. This heavy, heavy duty chair, which looks like a combination of a movie house seat and a traditional sofa you may see on your favourite TV show, is a wildcard in the group, but guaranteed to survive the general wear and tear of daily office life. 
  • Concorde High Back Chair: If you’re budget is a little tighter than usual, and traditional works for you, the Concorde High Back Chair is the chair to consider. While there aren’t too many options in terms of customising this one, it does boast a state of the art swivel & tilt mechanism, not as regularly seen in other office chairs. 

Pricing: What You Can Expect To Pay For a Good Office Chair

A decent office chair tends to be priced somewhere between the R2000.00 – R5000.00 range, getting more expensive, the more it is specifically designed for heavy duty use. While it is not necessarily a small investment to buy any kind of office furniture, especially if the company is growing in staff members by the month, you can save yourself some longer-term headaches by asking about how easy it is to assemble the chairs yourself (which will help when parts start to get flimsy), as well as what kind of maintenance tends to be routine. 

Many office chairs come with allen keys and instructions around maintenance, which is a bonus, especially if you’re looking to have your office manager have a look at the state of all chairs on a regular basis. Regardless of your decision, it’s a good idea to show your staff the list of options available here and to make it a collaborative project. Not only will this help with getting some opinions on what might work for the “vibe” and overall company culture, but will also show you to be a thoughtful and considerate team leader too.