If you’ve priced office furniture recently, you know that it can be pretty expensive. It almost makes you a little sympathetic toward politicians who get in trouble for spending the equivalent to an average American’s yearly salary on renovating their office space — Almost.
If you’re reeling from your research, we have some info that will make you feel better. Below are seven examples of the most expensive office furniture ever, plus some awesomely affordable alternatives that will look just as good.
1. The Most Expensive Office Cubicle: The Ethospace System From Herman Miller
Cubicles are one of the best ways to give team members a personal working space to help with focus and concentration. These can be simple dividers or fully enclosed rooms, which are usually more expensive than the latter. With units that can retail at $18,000 or more, Herman Miller offers one of the most expensive cubicles on the market. Complete with all the latest technological advancements, the Ethospace System from Herman Miller was designed to help staff members focus and get tasks done more efficiently.
Alternative: Sunline Simple Cubicle from Arnold’s Office Furniture
If you think that price is a little steep, we’ve got you covered. Our Sunline sliding cubicle is an excellent cost-saving option for office spaces. For as low as $1,995, this cubicle features several customizable sizing options and added accessories, including filing cabinets, a sit or stand desk and more. It’s perfect for giving staff members a private working area to call their own and customize as they see fit.
2. The Most Expensive Executive Desk: Spiral Desk From Parnian Furniture Design & Manufacturing
This custom-made spiral desk comes in at $200,000. You read that right — $200,000. This desk was created by Parnian Furniture Design & Manufacturing of Scottsdale, Arizona. It boasts six different kinds of wood, including ebony and something called Carpathian elm, which is obviously what Dracula’s office furniture is made of.
Alternative: Laguna Urban Walnut Desk From Arnold’s Office Furniture
Fortunately, you can choose from several cheaper alternatives to spice up your office. Starting at $1,150, our Laguna urban walnut desk is the perfect choice for adding a striking desk to your office. Its contemporary design can give a modern feel to any space. And its unique u-shape offers several storage options — plenty of room for all your supplies and technology.
3. The Most Expensive Office Chair: Xten Office Chair by Pininfarina
If you won the lottery, you might be able to afford this Xten office chair, which was designed by Pininfarina, an Italian car design company that also designs Ferraris and Cadillacs. At 1.5 million bucks, this chair costs more than most racecars. It does not, sadly, come with an internal combustion engine and cup holders. If it did, we might consider buying one. Until then, no sale.
Alternative: Ergo Plus Office Chair From Arnold’s Office Furniture
Luckily, for those of us who aren’t millionaires, there are several less expensive options for a comfortable chair for your office space. For just $350, our Ergo Plus office chair is a high quality and multi-functional ergonomic chair at a fantastic price to suit any budget. It features memory foam cushions, adjustable lumbar support and a modern mesh back to keep you supported and comfortable throughout the day. With several colors to choose from, it’s a no-brainer why this chair is a popular addition to the office.
4. The Most Expensive Reception Seat: Dragons Guest Chair From Yves St. Laurent
This spooky-looking chair used to belong to Yves St. Laurent and was sold at auction in 2009 for $27.9 million. It was designed by Irish designer Eileen Gray between 1917 and 1919. We can’t decide whether it’s the most awesome guest chair ever or the worst. Anyway, you wouldn’t have to worry about people hanging around your office for long if they had to sit in a chair with horns. That’s the sort of thing that tends to make visitors nervous. Although maybe it would be a good set piece for the Halloween party.
Alternative: Padded Lumbar Support Guest Chair From Arnold’s Office Furniture
Fortunately, we have some low-priced alternatives for your reception seating you won’t need to win the lottery to afford. For as low as $219, our padded lumbar support guest chair is an excellent option for providing a comfortable, padded seat for your reception area. It features deluxe leather upholstery and built-in lumbar support to reduce back pain.
5. The Most Expensive Reception Desk: Reception Desk From DMG Design SF
The reception area is likely to be the first area a client sees when visiting your office, so it’s essential to make a lasting first impression with a beautiful reception desk, which means these desks can get quite pricey. For $45,000, DMG Design SF’s reception desk features a sleek design that could add a modern look to any office space. This desk is made with stainless steel reinforcements and features a unique zig-zag shape with a polished wood finish. The desk can also be customized to fit any office space, with various shape and size options to choose from.
Alternative: Sunline I Reception Station From Arnold’s Office Furniture
Luckily, there are many affordable alternative desks for those on a tighter budget to give your reception a sleek and modern feel. The Sunline I reception station offers a similar long, contemporary design to brighten up your reception area. Starting at $2,250, this desk lets you choose from a variety of colors, panel fabrics, work surfaces and sizes to best fit your office’s look and style.
6. The Most Expensive Conference Table: Italian Walnut Veneer Table From Juliettes Interiors
Let’s take a look at one of the most expensive conference tables and its cheaper alternatives. For roughly $55,000, you could purchase a contemporary Italian walnut veneer table from Juliettes Interiors. This luxury, modern table features a beautiful contemporary design that can fit up to eight chairs comfortably and adds a modern look to the conference room.
Alternative: Sunline II Modern Table From Arnold’s Office Furniture
Fortunately, we have an affordable option that can also bring some pizzazz to your conference room. Our Sunline II Modern Table is available in several sizes and colors and has a matching desk in the same collection so you can coordinate your office. For $850, you could add the perfect modern table to your conference room and impress your team members and guests.
7. The Most Expensive Boardroom Table: Ebony Boardroom Table From Juliettes Interiors
It’s essential to have an impressive boardroom table that can comfortably seat all executives and managers. Due to their size and more luxurious designs, these tables can start to get expensive. Juliettes Interiors also boasts the most expensive boardroom table, with its Italian Designer Contemporary Marble set going for upwards of $77,000. Juliettes Interiors’ boardroom table is large enough to seat six executives and includes matching Italian leather chairs.
Alternative: Sunline MG Executive Table From Arnold’s Office Furniture
Fortunately, you can still add glamor to your boardroom with more affordable options. For as low as $1,295, our Sunline MG Executive Conference Table can add a touch of luxury and elegance to your boardroom. With customizable sizes available, this table can make the perfect addition to your boardroom.
Find Expensive Office Furniture Alternatives at Arnold’s Office Furniture
Arnold’s Office Furniture has excellent alternatives to the more expensive pieces of office furniture so you can create your ideal office space. We offer everything you need to design the office space of your dreams, from cubicles to conference tables. We can help you find the perfect furniture for your office space that can save you money on expensive alternatives.
Shop our collection today to start designing your expensive-looking office at an affordable price. Do you have any questions? Get in touch online or call 610-272-2050 — we would be happy to help.