If you’re fed up with your old office chair, it’s high time you got a new one – the market of high-quality executive chairs is vast, and it’s not too hard to find a model which will suit your needs. This review was made so that you don’t have to search far and wide – Serta Executive Office Chair just happens to be one of the best mid-level executive chairs around.
It comes in four colour variations, it’s supplied with top-shelf features, and, to top it all, it doesn’t cost too much. Regardless, I think Serta Executive Office Chair is among the most valuable chairs I’ve ever used, which I hope you’ll agree with once you’ve read my review.
A foreword about Serta
Coming from Hoffman Estates in Illinois, Serta is one of the leading mattress manufacturing brands. If you’re an old-timer, you might’ve heard about them under a different name – they were called Sleeper, Inc back in the ‘30s, and for a brand that’s been around for nearly a century, they’re certainly doing a good job.
Even though they’re making premium-quality bed mattresses, they excel in producing top-shelf bedding items, futon, and, of course, executive and office chairs.
Serta executive office chair performance evaluation
There’s a world of benefits just waiting to be revealed, should you consider getting a Serta chair. Their executive and office futons and chairs are better than most in the price range in terms of durability and performance, and that’s not something that can be said lightly.
This chair features a beautiful design and excels in aesthetics more than other performance categories. On top of that, you’ll be able to choose between four style and colour variations, you’ll be able to finally rest your back with the ergonomic adjustments, and you can rest assured that your purchase is secure – the manufacturer offers a 10-year warranty in case anything goes awry.
Design – aesthetics and style variations
Simply put, you will get an exquisite expression of this chair at first sight, and, let me assure you, it will be the right one. This chair was specifically designed to look good without cutting back in the comfortability department.
Better yet, it comes in multiple colour variations, which is only the reason more why I liked it so much. The colours at your disposal are Black, Gray, Inspired Ivory, and Ivory.
As elegant as can be, the black colour variation is my personal favourite. Maybe it’s because of its simplicity that it costs the least, maybe it’s something else – I didn’t ponder too much, I simply ordered it and, suffice to say, I was more than happy with what I’ve got.
The gray colour of Serta Executive Office Chair looks a bit dusty – as if you’ll never be able to clean it properly. Rest assured, you will, but it will always look kind of dirty, no matter what you do to it. The fact is, the outlook of this executive chair is a matter of personal, subjective preference, and I’m sure some people will like it more than I did.
“Inspired” Ivory and “Ivory”
I didn’t really get the whole difference between the plain “Ivory” and “Inspired Ivory” until I inspected both of these style variations in more detail. Namely, the Inspired Ivory looks a bit darker, and it resembles true Ivory more than the actual Ivory style option.
On the other hand, “Inspired Ivory” costs a bit more than the other colour options. Even though it comes with the exact same features, the pumped up price is worth it, as this is definitely the most beautiful of four styles.
Overall Design rating – 4.7/5
Simply put, I would have to invest years, maybe decades to find a better looking executive office chair. Maybe, if some brands would show inclination to put in an extra effort in making better products, these years could be cut short. Until then, I’m sticking with what I said about this chair.
Comfort rating – materials and build
Serta Executive Office Chair features an exquisitely huge comfort rating. It comes equipped with Serta’s patented Smart-layer ultra foam technology combined with individually-pocketed Comfort Coils, which feel like a piece of heaven.
On the other hand, there’s a bunch of ergonomic adjustments, an elevated headrest, as well as the adjustable and contoured lumbar support that will allow you to fully customize your body positioning while you sit in this chair. You’ll be able to improve your posture and feel comfortable while doing so – and that’s putting it mildly.
The arms of Serta Executive Office Chair are hand-sculpted and upholstered, and this feature isn’t just for show. The upholstery significantly improves the comfortability of this office chair, even if we’re to look past the aesthetics.
Overall Comfort rating – 4.9/5
There’s no better way to put it – leather combined with plushy deep-layer pillows and adjustable supports gives an obvious end result. I daresay that this is one of the most comfortable office chair models you’ll find in the price range, and don’t take my word on it – you’ll know I’m right as soon as you sit in it for the first time.
Durability – sturdy or flimsy?
I’ve had no issues with the durability of Serta Executive Office Chair, however, I wasn’t overly impressed either. As most people already know, leather office chairs aren’t as popular ever since mesh and fabric chairs came onto the scene.
Leather builds up body heat faster than the aforementioned materials, and it tends to wear more quickly. Regardless, this model might be an exception from this rule, as it comes equipped with Smart layers and Comfort Coil technologies. Suffice to say, this office chair isn’t sturdy per se, but it’s certainly not flimsy.
Overall durability rating – 4.0/5
If only Serta used mesh instead of leather, the durability rating of this chair would be impeccable. Anyhow, this type of leather isn’t flimsy, and, if I might add, this chair boasts a durability rating which is just slightly above the average.
- Looks absolutely amazing.
- Comes in four colour options.
- Serta’s patented Smart-Layer ultra-foam and ComfortCoil technologies.
- Adjustable ergonomic features.
- Hand-sculpted bonded leather arms.
- 10-year warranty.
- Great value for the cash.
- Mediocre durability.
- You might need some special tools to assemble it.
All things considered, Serta Executive Office Chair is one of my favourite office chairs. It doesn’t cost too much, it’s just durable enough to support my weight without risking breaking or damaging, and it excels in aesthetics like no other.
Of course, there are a couple of flaws I just couldn’t turn a blind eye to, but the benefits it offers are more than enough to compensate for them. Overall, I highly recommend this office executive chair to every office worker out there who’s looking for a comfortable, valuable chair.