Is your office chair overdue for an upgrade? Check out my list of the best office chair retailers in Melbourne. I’ve hand-picked 7 showrooms that focus on the stylish and ergonomic end of the market.
If you’re not the type to spend your Sunday trundling around furniture showrooms, I’ve also shortlisted the best direct-to-consumer office chair brands that offer rapid delivery to Melbourne Metro areas.
(Related: Best Office Chairs In Australia [Ultimate Guide]).
1. Melbourne Office Chair Showrooms.
Above: The Living Edge showroom in Melbourne is a masterclass in office design.
If you’re planning to spend more than $800 on an office chair, I recommend you start by visiting a local showroom.
1. Living Edge.
If you’re looking for a high-end office chair, start with Living Edge on Richmond Street.
As a master distributor of Herman Miller in Australia, the company offers modern, stylish, robust office chairs that don’t compromise on ergonomics.
- Address: 650 Church Street, Richmond
2. James Said.
Unmistakably bold, elegant and confident, James Said’s furniture looks, feels and is expensive. This is office furniture for Melbournians who refuse to follow the crowd.
Instead, you’ll find statuesque, strong designs that elevate the home office in your Toorak mansion, sir.
- Address: 926-930 High St, Armadale
Located on Church Street in Richmond, the Space showroom will appeal to those who prefer elegant, understated office chairs.
Classy minimalism is de rigueur here, as are quadruple-digit price tags. This is not a shop for price-sensitive people.
- Address: 629 Church St, Richmond
4. Rose Furniture.
I love that Rose Furniture specialises in premium – but not overpriced – office chairs.
If you’re looking for an office chair in the $700-1300 price range, visit their Port Melbourne showroom.
- Address: 211 Ingles St, Port Melbourne
5. Living Interiors.
Do you like Italian furniture? You’ll love Living Interiors.
Fine leather meets chrome bases to create sculpted office chair designs with an unmistakable Tuscan feel.
Address: 620 Elizabeth St, Melbourne
A massive shop that stocks every budget office chair under the sun (as well as some premium options), Melbourne Office Furniture is your best bet if you’re looking for a reliable, sensible, everyday office chair.
Address: 14/347 Bay Rd, Cheltenham
7. Bad Backs.
With a clear tilt towards ergonomic office supplies, Bad Backs specialises in selling office chairs for people with lower back problems.
Address: 653 Queensberry St, North Melbourne
2. Direct-To-Consumer Chair Brands That Deliver To Melbourne.
Don’t have the time to browse showrooms? Buy your office via a DTC (direct-to-consumer) retailer and have it delivered to your Melbourne home. Here are my top picks.
1. Ergotune Supreme.
A great all-rounder and a winner of my Best Ergonomic Chair in Australia award, the Ergotune Supreme has no rivals in the $700-$800 price range.
You get solid ergonomic chops with 11 adjustment points, 12-year warranty and fast delivery in Melbourne Metro areas.
Even though it was designed in 1999, it looks more modern than most chairs today. This chair is for you if you appreciate class and solid engineering.
Gorgeous curves and a fully automatic mechanism combine to create one of my favourite high-end chairs on the market today. If money is not an object, this should be your first pick.
By the way, if you only have a few hundred dollars to spend, I recommend you look for bargains on one of the large Australian marketplaces:
- Amazon Australia
Enjoy your new office!