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Via Riva Drafting Chair

item#: VIA101

The Via Riva Drafting Chair offers clean, modern European styling and American-made quality in a tall chair that is perfect for drafting, counter height installations and tall or sit/stand workstations. Design a chair that precisely meets your needs as you select from your choice of two seat sizes, two chair back heights, three arm styles and other options. Coordinate your entire office as the Via Riva Drafting Chair matches the Via Riva Ergonomic Chair.

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Seat Size

The Via Riva Drafting Chair is available in your choice of seat sizes.

Via Riva Seat in Small and Medium

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The Via Riva Drafting Chair is available with a standard back, or a fully upholstered back. Standard backs are upholstered in the front, whereas fully upholstered backs have been upholstered in the front and back.

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Lumbar Support

The Via Riva Drafting Chair is available with optional mechanical lumbar support. This adjusts with a knob and works well if you are experiencing discomfort in your lower back.

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The Via Riva Drafting Chair is available in your choice of cylinder:

Via Riva Stool Cylinder image

  • DR: Seat Height 21" - 28"

  • XDR: Seat Height 24" - 33"

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Arm choices for your Via Riva Chair or Stool

Order your chair armless or with your choice of these arms:

  • 10A4 Adjustable height arm -
    Good basic arm with soft urethane caps.
    Optional width adjustment bracket available
  • 18A4 Full function arms -
    Height adjustable, width adjustable and swivel for precise positioning. Arm caps are soft urethane
  • 39A4 Swing back arms -
    The perfect choice for the person who likes chair arms some of the time and wants them out of the way at other times

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The Via Riva Drafting Chair comes standard with a black base, or you can upgrade to polished aluminum.

Via Standard Black Base

Standard Black Base


Via Chrome Base

Polished Aluminum
(Brushed Aluminum also available)

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The Via Riva Drafting Chair comes standard with black, dual wheel carpet casters, or you can upgrade to either soft casters for a hard floor or gliders for stability.

Standard Black Carpet Casters

standard carpet caster

Hard Floor Casters

Casters for hard floors


Via Glides

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Fabric and Leather

Via offers the fabrics and leathers below, and they will also use your fabric if you wish (call us for more details). All the fabrics listed here are in stock and ship in about a week. CLICK ANY SWATCH TO SEE IT LARGER.

Insight - Grade A

Insight is a durable 100% polyester fabric with an acrylic backing, featuring rich, stain-resistant colors. Abrasion rating is 192,000 double rubs. It can be cleaned with water-based agents, foam or pure water-free solvents.

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Origin - Grade A

Origin is a durable 100% polyester woven fabric with an acrylic backing that is stain-resistant. Abrasion rating is 210,000 double rubs. It can be cleaned with water-based agents, foam or pure water-free solvents.


Hue - Grade 1

Hue is crafted of 100% recycled polyester and features a latex backing and a teflon surface finish. Hue is extremely durable- an excellent choice for 24/7, multi-user applications as its abrasion rating is one million rubs. It can be cleaned with water-based agents, foam or pure water-free solvents.

Hue swatches

Corrected Leather - Grade 5

Grade 5 corrected leather is available in black only but offers the beauty of true leather at a reduced cost. It is stiffer and may take a bit more time to soften up but should deliver the same or better durability.

Top Grain Leather - Grade 6

Grade 6 top grain leather is extremely high quality and colored with pure aniline dyes. They feature rich colors and a durable, protective finish with a very soft and supple hand. Treat as you would any fine leather.

Prolence Leather - Grade 8

Prolence leather is the top of the line. It is a premium, top grain, European hide featuring aniline dyes and a transparent topical finish that protects from some stains and reduces moisture absorption. All colors are created in the initial dying phase. No shading or stains are added to the surface, so nothing obscures the natural shadings and typical surface irregularities. This creates an extremely soft hand and rich colors. Treat as you would any fine leather.

prolence leather swatches

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The Via Riva Drafting Chair is fully customizable so the user can design a chair that meets their needs. Two back heights and two seat sizes allow for a perfect fit for both petite and tall users (subject to weight limits).

Via Riva Drafting Chair Features

  • Posture back control lets the user lock the back into one of three tilt positions or leave unlocked to rock. Tension control.
  • Ratchet back height adjustment
  • High density, cold cured, molded, CFC-free, polyurethane foam manufactured exclusively for Via for a great feel and long lasting comfort
  • 20" diameter height-adjustable foot ring included
  • Pneumatic gas cylinder height adjustment with 360 degree swivel
  • Meets or exceeds all ANSI/BIFMA standards
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Technical Specifications

Back height Mid: 20.5" - 23.5"; High: 21" - 24"
Seat height 21" - 28"; XDR: 24" - 33"
Seat Small (Standard): 19" W x 17.5" D; Med: 20" W x 19" D
Weight limit 300 lbs (comfortably fits to about 220 lbs)

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