Pros and Cons of Custom Office Chairs

With the development of society and the evolution of the market, some consumers are no longer shopping for office chairs, but directly contact office chair manufacturers for door-to-door measurement and customization. Now, many office chair manufacturers also such a production mode –  custom office chairs.

In fact, the custom office chairs are made according to the decoration, size and functions of the office to match the whole office. For reference, you can read the page ” chair parts application“.


1. Two modes for custom office chairs

When it comes to office chair customization, there are actually two modes.

Mode 1 Customize with clients’ design

-The clients provide design drawings, and the office chair manufacturers open a mold for production.

Therefore, this customization mode is more expensive and takes a long time.

Mode 2 Customize with manufacturers’ design

-In the original products of office chair manufacturers, companies choose different fabrics, models, configurations, etc. to customize office chairs.

Actually, this customization mode is basically to upgrade and modify the original product design of the manufacturer. And so, the factory will be more familiar with the technological process, which can shorten the delivery cycle.

After understanding the model of customizing office chairs, now let’s talk about the advantages and disadvantages of custom office chairs.

2. Pros of custom office chairs

2.1 Reduce manufacturers’ inventory pressure

In the past, office chair manufacturers would prepare some stocks of conventional office chairs every month. Sometimes, a decrease in sales would increase the inventory pressure and reduce production tasks for factory workers.

However, the customization model of office chairs has changed this situation. The factory will first receive a deposit for production operations.

And the delivery and settlement can be completed soon. Therefore, with the office chair customization,  inventory is no longer under pressure, and workers can conduct the production tasks as normal.

2.2 A variety of choices for customers

Customers can customize the office chairs they like. The customization of office chairs is generally measured by professionals from the manufacturer. Several office chair materials are provided for customers to choose. And they can choose the environmentally friendly materials which are always the first choice for many customers.

2.3 More professional services for customers

The manufacturer needs to send professionals to measure and observe the entire office environment, and give some reference suggestions on the color of the office chair. The customers can choose the appropriate chair color to match the color of their own environment.

What’s more, the manufacturer will explain the configuration of office chairs to customers and provide them with detailed information on three configuration levels: low, medium and high. The size is generally decided in accordance with industry standards to ensure the seat safety.


3.Cons of custom office chairs

3.1 The quantity is limited and returns are not allowed

The design of custom office chairs has outstanding individuality, which means that their market acceptance may not be high. So basically they will not over-produced. Besides, they are not suitable for other customers, returns are generally not allowed.

3.2 Longer production time

Customized office chairs must go through a long process — design, selecting, mold opening, injection molding processes and others. And that will result in a long production time, which is not suitable for customers who are in urgent need.


No matter which kind of production mode, it has its own advantages and disadvantages. When choosing an office chair, you should choose the right one according to your own needs.

Although custom office chairs have some disadvantages, the advantages of custom products are that the conventional products cannot be compared. Custom office chairs are more prominent in individuality and can be more integrated with the entire office environment. And that has gradually become a trend.



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