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Oak Hollow Classic High Back Executive Chair Review

Derek Hales

Written By: Derek Hales

Updated on:

Oak Hollow Executive Hero
95 Performance
100 Quality
88 Design
100 Value
88 Usability
94.2 Overall Score
Tested With Scoring System 1.1

Best For

  • Aesthetically pleasing look for executive-style offices / conference rooms
  • The comfortable cushion can support heavier users
  • Exceptional build quality that is designed to last


  • Armrests are not adjustable
  • Paddling on the metal armrests is thin and provides little pressure relief
  • No adjustable lumbar or headrest

Our Verdict

The new Oak Hollow Classic Series High Back Executive Chair will stand out in any office environment. Its tall, sleek back, and brush steel accents, give this new Oak Hollow chair a commanding presence. In addition to its impressive looks, the cushions on the chair’s bottom and back offer exceptional support and comfort. Finally, the build quality is exceptional with high-quality materials and, in our opinion, will last several years with daily use.

However, there are a few considerations before buying this executive chair. In our opinion, this might not be ideal as a daily computer/working chair. The Armrests are not adjustable, which could be a problem depending on how close you sit to your desk. Additionally, the padding on the armrests is thin and provides little comfort from the metal armrest. This could be discomforting for long sessions of sitting in the executive chair. Lastly, there is no lumbar adjustment or headrest tilt. These are fixed positions, and might not be suitable for all body types.

Seat Type: Foam
Seat Height: 49″
Weight: 50 lbs

In This Review
Performance | Quality | Design | Value | Usability | Specs | Product Evolution | Comparison | FAQs

Performance Summary

At Modern Castle we test 5 different factors that impact the performance, build quality, and usability of the Oak Hollow Executive Office Chair. Below is a complete list of our testing categories and their performance.

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Oak Hollow Classic High Back Executive Chair

Oak Hollow Classic High Back Executive Chair



The performance of the Oak Hollow Executive was excellent. It provides adequate cushioning on the seat and back. The cushions are firm to support heavier bodies, yet have enough “fluffiness” to still offer comfort to lighter body types.

Oak Hollow Executive Arm Rest
Oak Hollow Executive Arm Rest

The only disappointing aspect of the Executive chair was the armrest padding. It’s thin and you can feel it. Since the armrest is made of metal, the padding does little to prevent your elbows from feeling the hard surface. In our opinion, this might lead to faster fatigue in the chair with no comfortable option to rest your arms.



Among the Oak Hollow chairs we have tested, the executive chair keeps in line with the quality of material the Oak Hollow brand promises. It earned a perfect score in quality of materials and build. As you assemble the chair, you can feel the strength and durability of all the components.

Oak Hollow Executive Head Rest
Oak Hollow Executive Head Rest

The leather has a soft and durable feel. While we have no way to tell how the leather will last over repeated use (except to use it over the next several years, which we’re planning to do), with our experience with the Oak Hollow brand, we are of the opinion that the leather will hold up to daily use. However, be careful with the leather to prevent sharp / rough clothing from scratching.

PartBuild Quality
Arm RestsExcellent
Back SupportExceptional
Chair BaseExceptional

Lastly, the chair has a frame and base made of metal, which makes it fairly heavy.

Oak Hollow Executive Wheel
Oak Hollow Executive Wheel


Executive chairs have a few purposes, but the main objective in our opinion is to establish the user’s authority in the room. Much like a king or queen’s throne, it needs to stand out as the chair that governs all.

Oak Hollow Executive Front
Oak Hollow Executive Front

The sleek black leather paired with the brushed steel can give a commanding presence. Whether the chair will be used in a conference room or your own executive office, the chair will stand out in style.



While this chair is not cheap, the value it brings in durable materials and commanding aesthetics may make the price worth it for some.. As discussed in the design, quality, and performance sections, the chair is a true executive chair. You get your money’s worth



We do not recommend this be an everyday computer chair. Its true value is in an office or conference room setting. Its purpose is for the individual who wants comfort during meetings, long phone calls with clients, or demonstrating your authority in a one-on-one meeting.

Oak Hollow Executive Unboxed
Oak Hollow Executive Unboxed


The following table details the product specifications according to the manufacturer.

Oak Hollow Executive Size Comparison
Oak Hollow Executive Size Comparison
TypeExecutive Chair
ManufacturerOak Hollow
ModelClassic Series High Back Executive Chair
Weight50 lbs.
Warranty30 Day Return Policy
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Product Evolution

Oak Hollow is expanding its brand product and now includes several chairs for a variety of use cases, pricing, and styles. The Executive Chair is one of their new product lines that focuses more on the style and appeal of the chair. In comparison to the Aloria, which has adjustability and comfort performance as its focus, the Executive looks to bring style and comfort.

Oak Hollow Executive Side
Oak Hollow Executive Side 1

The price of the Executive makes this tied with the Aloria for the most expensive chair by Oak Hollow.

How does the Oak Hollow Executive Chair compare?

Below is a complete list of our office chair tests and critical product data.

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When compared to other chairs we have tested, the Oak Hollow Executive ranks high in style points. It’s comfortable, and we can see it being very useful in an office environment, but it just doesn’t have the features like others we have tested. For example, you cant adjust the position of the headrest, arms rest, or lumbar support. They are fixed positions with a one-size-fits-all mentality.

Other Office Chairs to Consider

Oak Hollow Lyra

Oak Hollow Lyra

The Aloria office chair by Oak Hollow is a more affordable option compared to some designer office chairs.

This chair is best for someone who needs an excellent office chair, without breaking the bank. Its fantastic price point and excellent performance make it the ideal budget office chair

Herman Miller Aeron

Herman Miller Aeron

The chair has an incredible level of adjustability including the seat height, arm height and angle, tension tilt and lock, lumbar height, and more.

This fantastic chair received the highest performance scores in our recent review and it also has exceptional durability. The Modern Castle Aeron used in our office is 7 years old and still operates like it’s straight out of the box.

Oak Hollow Aloria

Oak Hollow Aloria

The Aloria office chair by Oak Hollow is a more affordable option compared to some designer office chairs.

This chair is best for someone who is looking for high adjustability and comfort, without the price tag of a designer chair.


What is the chair leather or fabric?

According to Oak Hollow, the chair is made from premium Italian leather.

Can you adjust the armrest height?

No, the armrests are in a fixed position. You can remove the armrest by unscrewing.

Can I adjust the lumbar support?

No, there is no lumbar adjustability.

Can I choose a different material for the seat instead of leather?

No, currently there is only one material choice for the chair.

About Derek Hales

Derek HalesDerek Hales is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of He has been featured in Fast Company, Reader's Digest, Business Insider,, She Knows, and other major publications. Derek has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University. Hales has been testing and reviewing products for the home since 2014.