What do you think of when you first hear the words “swivel chair”? We’re guessing those thoughts aren’t very good: The office staple was first developed in the 1770s
by Thomas Jefferson in order to provide movement while he was working on the Declaration of Independence, and was all the rage in modern offices as early as the 1970s
. But they weren’t the most stylish: Think ugly fabrics, strange bases, and a lot of aluminum and faux leather.
But now, designers are turning the style on its head, translating it to the home—which is perfect if you live in a small space
and want a seating option that will work for a multitude of activities, from lounging and watching TV to actually working. Ahead, check out our favorite options that’ll totally revamp your home… no office