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Industrial Chairs For Heavy People

Industrial Chairs For Heavy People

The term industrial chair can have multiple meanings; a stylish aesthetic trend to complement your home or simply a chair to be used in an industry driven workforce. Ones thing is for sure tho, that is industrial chairs for heavy people need to be able to comfortably accommodate a big person while having the reinforced structure to handle heavier weights.

I personally love the appeal industrial furniture offers but the biggest problem is that they aren’t very heavy duty. Many of the chairs look flimsy and extremely narrow. Most of the time no weight capacity is stated which makes it extremely difficult for someone that weighs over 220 pounds to find a suitable chair.

But in saying that, after searching through hundreds of chairs I have come up with a small list of industrial chairs for heavier people below. For the bigger person needing a chair suitable to work in a an industrial environment whether it be in a factory, laboratory or warehouse, I have tried to include a couple ideas as well.

But do keep in mind that while these chairs have a higher weight capacity, many of them may be too narrow for a severely obese person. Below each type of chairs weight capacity will be in descending order.

500 Lbs Capacity Counter Height Industrial Dining Stool

Flash Furniture Blake Commercial Grade 4 Pack 24" High Distressed White Metal Indoor-Outdoor Counter Height Stool with Back

What’s great about these industrial chairs by Flash Furniture is that they come in quite a few color choices. So depending on the industrial appeal you are going for, you can choose between silver, distressed copper, distressed white and even black & gold. All of which look amazing in either an outdoor or indoor setting.

These chairs also have a 500 pound weight capacity but are counter height. So perfect around the breakfast bench or outdoors bar. Whats reassuring about these stools is that the center piece has been reinforced to give them greater stability and strength to hold up for heavy people.

But again, they aren’t the hugest chairs in the world. But being arm-less you can get away with more body size to chair ratio. The seat itself has a maximum width of 14.25″ which is the front edge and it gradually declines to a 13.25″ width at the back to allow for the bolts to connect to the almost 17″ backrest.

While the Flash Furniture industrial counter chairs are meant to hold up to 500 pounds, I would like to see a little more reinforcements on the lower legs. A simple X brace between the 2 side legs would make it appear much sturdier. But all in all it’s a pretty nice looking industrial chair with a vast amount of colors to choose from.

Flash Furniture Blake Commercial Grade 4 Pack 24″ High Distressed White Metal Indoor-Outdoor Counter Height Stool with Back

500 Pound Capacity Brushed Aluminum Chairs

If the brushed aluminum look is what you’re after, Flash Furniture have nailed the industrial dining chair look. These heavy duty galvanized steel chairs have a 500 pound weight capacity and look simply amazing.

The Flash Furniture chair pictured here has a 15.5″ width and a 20″ depth. While the seat sits 18 inches tall.

The chairs also weigh under 15 pounds each, so moving them around is not too big of a deal. Yet they give the impression of a heavy industrial chair.

Flash Furniture Commercial Grade Silver Metal Indoor-Outdoor Chair

Industrial Bistro Chairs For Heavy People

330 Pound Iron & Wood Look

Stepping away from the stainless steel and brushed aluminum look is this 330 pound capacity bistro chair by Furmax. Consisting of iron and varnished wood, this bistro chair is designed for either indoors or outdoors use.

Furmax Metal Dining Chairs with Wood Seat, Indoor-Outdoor Use Stackable Chic Dining Bistro Cafe Side Metal Chairs Set of 4(Black)

For outdoors use the seat has build in holes to let any water from rain or moisture build up to drain without affecting the quality of the wood. The chairs are also stackable which is handy for parties and events where you need extra chairs.

The 330 pound weight capacity is backed up by an under the seat X brace as well as reinforced leg bars which not only add strength, but a certain industrial feel to them.

In terms of size, the seat is a little small coming in at basically 14″ x 14″. While its a smaller seat, there are no arms to restrict the heavier person from movement and being able to squeeze into this 330 lbs capacity chair.

Furmax Metal Dining Chairs with Wood Seat, Indoor-Outdoor Use Stackable Chic Dining Bistro Cafe Side Metal Chairs Set of 4(Black)

Padded Chair To Suit Industrial Styles

While some may say this chair is not exactly industrial, I find it works in well with the overall vibe of a industrial dining or lounge room. Especially if you’re a overweight/obese person wanted a plush and well supportive chair.

Modway Silhouette Modern Tufted Vegan Leather Upholstered Parsons Black, One Dining Chair

This is a Silhouette chair by Modway and it has a decent weight capacity of 280 pounds. The amount of padding on this chair is ideal for the heavier person. It comes with an impressive 4.5 inches of thick tufted padding.

The overall size of this Modway chair is larger than the other industrial chairs on this list. It measures 25″ wide by 18 inches deep for the seat with a seat height of 19 inches. The total height of the chair is 36 inches which gives it a decent backrest height for the taller people.

The good thing about this chair is that it can suit just about any scenario. From an industrial dining room to being a stylish vanity chair. Overall it’s a good choice if you have complementing industrial furniture which will make this chair ‘pop’.

Modway Silhouette Modern Tufted Vegan Leather Upholstered Parsons Black, One Dining Chair


Unique Industrial Rustic 440 lbs Bar stool

It wouldn’t feel right not mentioning this beautiful new but old looking industrial bar stool. This stool is going to attract attention no matter where you put it. It’s as if you have gone back in time 100 years and bought a new stool back into today’s era.

Topower American Antique Industrial DIY Crank Stool Cast Iron Base Bar Stool Design Metal Adjustable Height Bar Chair Wood

Besides its stunning looks, its quite a decent functional stool. The base of the stool is cast iron and as you may already know, cast iron will most likely outlive us all. It’s heavy duty as they come. So the 440 pound capacity is largely from this strong foundation.

But its the do it yourself crank raising system of the bar stool that makes this thing the perfect industrial chair. Looks amazing and lets you step back in time every time you want to raise your seat.

Topower American Antique Industrial DIY Crank Stool Cast Iron Base Bar Stool Design Metal Adjustable Height Bar Chair Wood

Industrial Office Chair For Heavy People

BenchPro Deluxe Chrome & Firm Polyurethane Foam Chair with 18” Adjustable Footring, 3 Lever Control, 21"-31" Height Adjustment and 450 lbs Capacity.

When you need a tough and durable chair for your work station, the BenchPro is a great option for heavy people. With a massive 440 pound weight capacity, this industrial drafting chair will hold most keen industrial workers.

But in saying that, BenchPro covers there backside by mentioning that they don’t recommend people over 350 pounds use this chair as it can cause the lifting system to operate under heavy pressure causing the seat to loose an inch or two. Take that how you will, but I still think its a pretty smooth drafting chair.

While its been designed with industry workers in mind having all the safety ticks of approval, there’s absolutely nothing stopping anyone from using the BenchPro around the home.

Whether you need a drafting chair for the office to match the height of your drafting table or you simply want a raised chair you can slide around on in the kitchen as you prepare dinner, the BenchPro is a viable option.

Being a drafting chair you get the bonus of a foot rest, which is very handy when peeling vegetables behind the kitchen counter or working hard behind the desk. Whatever you choose to use this industrial built office chair, chances are it’s high weight capacity will fulfill its duty.

Make Your Own Industrial Chairs

Sure you can’t guarantee they will handle the weight of a heavy person, but they certainly look fun to make and are quite eye appealing.

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  1. I am looking for a solid heavy duty STURDY swivel chair with arms that WONT break the bank. My husband is 375-400 lbs.