OFM Essentials Collection Armless Leather Desk Chair Review

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Updated September 16, 2022
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This OFM Essentials desk chair is one of the best selections you can make for your home office furniture because of its small footprint and ergonomic build. The low back office task chair bears a simple and straightforward design, but it doesn’t come with an armrest or a headrest, as these are elements that you’ll be more likely to find on an executive office chair. In spite of that, the mid-back office chair still remains one of the best armless office chairs available for buyers on a budget, so if you’re looking to save some coin and still get yourself a decent armless leather desk chair, go ahead with this review and find out what it has in store.

Why We Like It – OFM Essentials Collection Armless Leather Desk Chair

The OFM Essentials Collection Armless Leather Desk Chair is a simple armless task chair that is easy to assemble, and has a SoftThread leather seat cushion that makes sitting on it very comfortable. The chair can be a great piece of home office furniture especially if you’re dealing with a small space, and because of its pocket-friendly price, it’s one of the best home office chairs you can get on a budget.

  • Great for playing video games, studying or office work
  • Easy to adjust
  • High-quality bonded leather material used
  • No tilt tension control knob


The lumbar support system on this OFM leather desk chair is almost non-existent, and it is for this reason that we advise that if you happen to suffer from any form of back pain, the Flash Furniture Mid-Back office desk chair might be a worthy alternative to consider. The mesh back chair comes with a curved backrest that takes up the shape of your back, and this helps maintain a better posture especially if you tend to stay seated for long periods of time.


The bonded leather material that’s used on this OFM essentials collection chair gives it a very smooth feel, and makes it easier to clean in case you have water or coffee spilled onto it. Both the backrest and the seat cushion on this mid-back chair have relatively thick padding, but are not nearly close to being as padded as the AmazonBasics Leather Mid-Back Office Chairs are. Nonetheless, the essentials collection armless chair remains a great pick for someone who needs something that’s comfortable, and inexpensive.

If you want more products from this brand, visit our reviews on the OFM chairs, OFM Essentials Collection bonded leather chair, and our OFM Core Collection modern fabric upholstered office chair.


Like the Serta Essential mesh low-back task chair, this OFM furniture office chair allows for a fully adjustable height to be set for the seat, meaning pretty much anyone can sit on it regardless of their height. The mid-back task chair is similar to the Ergonomic Office Chair Desk Chair in that they both lack a tilt tension control knob, and this is because both chairs aren’t really meant for reclining. What they do have in common is a five-star base with smooth rolling caster wheels, as well as the need to assemble them both. The chair’s weight capacity is about 250 pounds, so any normal-sized person should be able to use it without any problems.


Breathability on this OFM Essentials office chair is not as good as what you’d get from a mesh office chair, but you’ll definitely not find yourself having to stand up because of the chair getting warmed up since it’s not a high-back chair, and therefore doesn’t cover your whole back. For another breathable chair, read our Office Star Deluxe mesh-back drafting chair review.


The OFM Essentials collection armless leather chair may not compare to a mesh chair in terms of breathability, but it is a decent chair that goes for under $50, and also looks pretty good. There is assembly required for this chair, but once you know how to put the seat back and adjust the height, putting it together shouldn’t take you more than 30 minutes. The seat size is about 19.30 by 18.25 inches (W x D), and the seat height varies between 16 to 20.75 inches.

OFM Essentials Collection Armless Leather Desk Chair Wrap Up

The OFM Essentials Collection of office chairs includes something for everybody, so even if this particular armless leather desk chair might not be for you, there are tons of other mid-back mesh chairs OFM to look through that might tickle your fancy.

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