John Lewis Riley Office Chair

Product information

This versatile office chair makes a functional addition to any work space. It features a soft black fabric seat and stylish chrome base, as well as an adjustable seat height and back with twin paddle mechanism to suit your individual needs.

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Assembly Required
Self assembly required
Back Rest Information With tilt lock the back of your chair can be released for easy reclining.
Back Surface
John Lewis
Care instructions
Wipe clean with a damp cloth
Castor Type
All floors
Country of Origin
H98-108 x W60 x D55cm
Dynamic design Information A dynamic or ergonomic design reduces the load on the spinal column, promotes good posture and blood circulation in the body, and prevents tiredness.
Eligible for International Delivery
Furniture Range
Height of seat
Lumbar Support
Manufacturer's Guarantee
2 years
Max User Weight
114kg (252lb)
Recommended hours of use
Up to 4 per day
Seat Height
Tilting backrest
Weight Information Unpackaged weight

Editor's Notes

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  • UK delivery

    Delivered within 7 working days (may be longer for N Ireland and rural areas)
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  • International delivery not available


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You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 28 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Very disappointed Easy to assemble (although you hear some creaking when fully tightening the bolts in the seat base when attaching the controls mechanism). It supports my back well but that's the only positive. Like many others have said, the padding in the seat of the chair is very poor. You don't notice this initially, but you definitely do after about an hour or so. Plus the front edge of the chair does not slope down so it digs into the underside of my thighs. After an hour I feel a tingling in my lower left leg - not a good sign. Whatever padding there is in the seat makes a "crinkling" noise when you stand up - more evidence they have used poor materials. i'm 6' and the arm rests are far too low for me. And they're not adjustable. in any way at all. Although that isn't a deal breaker for me. I wouldn't recommend this chair to anyone. It's no better than a 50 pound effort from the well known out of town office stores. 16 October 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Functional piece of Furniture Probably worth what it cost but not the best quality. 09 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great chair - great seller Very comfortable chair at a fair price. Delivered promptly and easy to assemble 05 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Supportive and multi-adjustable. A reasonably priced, multi adjustable office chair. I have lower back problems and find it supportive and very comfortable. Just what I was looking for. The seat-pad is a touch on the hard side but fine for a couple of hours surfing. Delivery was good. No complaints with this purchase! 21 June 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very comfortable Would give it 5 stars but it does make a noise when getting up!!! 02 June 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by very disappointing I had expected a John Lewis product to be good quality - this is not. The build quality is poor and the padding on the seat is very thin. Don't expect to sit on this chair for any length of time. Having used the chair for a couple of months, I've now found that the bolts that attach the base to the seat are sticking through the (thin) padding on the seat. I've contacted customer services to return the chair. I can't imagine why John Lewis continue to sell this product. 01 April 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Disappointing item Being a home worker I decided to invest in a quality chair with adjustable features. I went for this one the price and specs were suited to my need. Assembling the chair took only about 20minutes. However, I was disappointed about the following: - The base of my chair was scratched - The armrests were too low and un-adjustable - The chair seat very uncomfortable to sit on for more than 2hours - A slight angle of the seat after 4days of use Obviously, I decided to return the chair and John Lewis van came to collect. I will have to agree that John Lewis customer services is fantastic, however the quality of this item in particular was rubbish. 12 March 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by John Lewis Riley Office Chair For the money a good chair. Would like alternative colour options rather than just black. Easy to assemble apart from one plastic side arm that had one slight misaligned hole with the base - easily trimmed with Stanley knife, about 1mm of plastic removed. Base foam thin but not a problem for the amount of time chairs are in use - say 3 hours in one session. Overall fine in use - how they will wear long term has not been assessed 17 February 2015
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