The 1920s walnut revolving desk chair, offered for £825 by Andros Antiques.

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Sure to spruce up any home office, this carved 1920s walnut revolving desk chair is available from London firm Andros Antiques.

Priced at £825, it features a substantial base with bronze castors and both the height and recline can be adjusted. The modern office chair has its roots in the 19th century, when one of the leading models was the centripetal spring armchair designed by a modern inventor. These were created to make it easier for workers to access different parts of the office without standing up.

The next major stride in office chairs did not come until 1976 when advances in ergonomics led to the creation of the familiar Ergon Chair.