The highly-recommended John Lewis office chair that every home worker needs

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Upgrade your home office and finally invest in a comfy office chair. (Getty Images)
Upgrade your home office and finally invest in a comfy office chair. (Getty Images)

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This time last year, who thought we'd still be working from home?

Some may have arranged their home office swiftly at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, then found as lockdown continued, their desk-chair wasn't quite up to scratch. (Hello, back-ache).

Others may be looking to replace their kitchen stool, beanbag or dining room chair for a more comfortable option – and we've found just the thing.

The Hinton Office Chair has proved to be a huge hit with shoppers. It's sold out multiple times since it launched, and is now finally back in stock.

Why we rate it

Why are so many desperate to snap up this office essential? 

Well, John Lewis' Hinton Office Chair is adjustable, lightweight and supportive - the three key things that make an office chair great. Not to mention, the quality chair also retails for under £150 as part of John Lewis' new ANYDAY collection, which offers well-made, everyday essentials at great prices.

The chair design features an upholstered seat and mesh-support back to help keep your spine aligned and posture correct during your work day.

It also has adjustable arm rests, which makes it easy to fit under your desk, for your comfort but also to help keep your WFH space neat and tidy.

The versatile chair also has a gas-lift mechanism to allow customers to adjust the height of the chair to suit their needs.

It's fitted with castors on the wheels in order to help protect your flooring from dents or marks.

It is important to note the Hinton Office Chair is self-assembly, however, customers say it's easy to put together. John Lewis do also offer an assembling service for an additional £22 if DIY isn't your thing. 

The chair comes in two colours, black and grey, both of which cost £139 from John Lewis.

It also comes with a two year guarantee, for peace of mind. 

What the reviews say

The John Lewis Hinton Office Chair has received over 160 glowing reviews from shoppers – here's what they have to say.

  • "This is the second of these chairs I have bought for my teenage daughters. Its very comfortable for the endless hours spent revising! Quality of the chair is excellent. It adjusts easily and is silent with no squeaks etc. Mesh back is very supportive. Very happy with purchase - I might get one for myself too!"

  • "My colleague tipped me off to get this chair before we all were told to work from home. This chair is better than the one I sit on at work. It is supportive and comfortable and looks great at home."

  • "Love the chair. Great value for money. Easy to assemble. Good looking chair."

  • "Bought two of the grey ones for our office to replace a couple of worn-out typist chairs. These are good to look at and comfy to sit in. We tried the other styles in store, including much more expensive options but overall thought these were the best choice for us. Love the way the arms raise up - chairs sit nicely under the desk."

  • "Perfect if you're on a budget, very comfortable for spending a few hours on your home desk daily and it looks nice and modern."

  • "It was very easy to put together and does everything a good office chair should. Particularly impressed with the lumbar support."

Buy it: Hinton Office Chair | £139 from John Lewis & Partners

House by John Lewis Hinton Office Chair
House by John Lewis Hinton Office Chair

5 other great office chair options for all budgets

Kirkton House High Back Desk Chair | £59.99 from Aldi 

Kirkton House High Back Desk Chair
Kirkton House High Back Desk Chair

Mid-Back Ergonomic Mesh Task Chair | £177.99 from Wayfair

Mid-Back Ergonomic Mesh Task Chair
Mid-Back Ergonomic Mesh Task Chair

Humanscale Diffrient World Task Office Chair | £579 from John Lewis

COMHOMA Office Desk Chair | £62.06 (Was £82.99) from Amazon

Cherry Tree Furniture Executive Recline Extra Padded Office Chair | £91.99 from Amazon

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