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Via Riva Ergonomic Task Chair

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Via's Riva Ergonomic Task Chair series features modern European styling and American-made quality, all while offering an ergonomic solution for your office. This Via Seating collection features your choice of three seat sizes, two chair back heights, three arm styles and a host of other options so you can create a unique design that fits you. See our Riva Drafting Chair for a taller ergonomic chair solution. All Via Riva Ergonomic Task Chairs are available in a wide variety of fabrics, vinyl and leather.

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Seat Size

The Via Riva Ergonomic Task Chair is available in your choice of seat sizes:

  • Small: 19'' W x 17.5'' D
  • Medium: 20'' W x 19'' D
  • Large: 21 1/2'' W x 19 1/2'' D

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Back Size

The Via Riva Ergonomic Task Chair is available in your choice of back heights:

  • Mid-back height range: 20.5'' - 23.5'' H
  • High-back height range: 21'' - 24'' H

The mid back comes standard with the front side upholstered and a black back to match the frame, or upgrade to both the front and back of the seat back fully upholstered. The high back is only available in a fully upholstered model.

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Lumbar Support

The Via Riva Ergonomic Task 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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Pick a chair mechanism that best meets your needs for your chair adjustment.

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Arm Options

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

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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.

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.


Cachet - Grade 1

Cachet is our most popular textile as it mimics a soft, supple synthetic suede. Though not a luxurious or durable as true Ultrasuede (available on the Via Swopper Special Edition), it offers a nice surface at a reasonable price. Cachet is crafted of 100% polyester and features a proprietary stain resistant finish. Abrasion rating is 33,000 double rubs, and it is dry clean only.

Cachet swatch

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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Via Standard Black Base

Standard Black Base


Via Chrome Base

Polished Aluminum
(brushed aluminum also available) upgrade

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Your Riva chair comes standard with black, dual wheel carpet casters.

Standard Black Carpet Casters

standard carpet caster

Hard Floor Casters

Casters for hard floors


Via Glides

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The Via Riva Ergonomic Task Chair is fully customizable so the user can design a chair that meets their needs. Design an entire office with chairs that fit each user while maintaining a cohesive look. Select only the features you need improving value as well.

Features -
Via Riva Ergonomic Task Chair

  • Injected molded back features a comfortable, curved design
  • Ratchet back height adjustment
  • High density, cold cured, molded, CFC-free, polyurethane foam offers great feel and long lasting comfort
  • Arm pads feature durable, soft-skinned urethane that can be upholstered
  • Pneumatic gas cylinder height adjustment with 360 degree swivel
  • Riva Task Chair can be ordered with a seat slider
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Technical Specifications

Back height Mid: 20 1/4'' - 23 1/4'' H; High: 23 1/4'' - 26 1/4'' H
Seat height Standard: 16 1/2'' - 21 1/2''
Seat Small: 19 1/4'' W x 17 3/4'' D; Med: 20'' W x 19'' D; Large: 12 1/2'' W x 19 1/2'' D (seat slider recommended)
Weight limit 275 lbs (comfortably fits up to 220 lbs)

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Customer Reviews

Via Riva Ergonomic Task Chair
5 Stars based on 5 Review(s)
The Woodlands, TX
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Excellent Value
August 5, 2015
Just thought I'd toss this out - I've had a VIA chair that looks exactly like this model for 20 years, and while I do a lot more standing (and Swopping) as out understanding of healthy office work has changed, this chair is still comfortable and in excellent condition despite being my only office chair for 17-18 of those 20 years. My husband got an armless version at the same time and while his doesn't get the same workout as mine, it is also in perfect condition. If the quality is still there, this chair is totally worth the investment. Just make sure that the arm rests are low enough to prevent you from hunching your shoulders even a little bit, and you are golden.

5 Stars

Via Riva Ergonmic Chair
August 6, 2012
I love the chair, very comfortable for a vertically challenged person like myself. But, your customer service leaves alot to be desires. It took me several weeks to get my chair because the arms were on backorder. No problem. When it finally came it I opened the box, it was very easy to assemble. Great. But I noticed when I when to raise and lower the chair the level was install incorrectly. I called customer service, talked to several people, then was informed that another department would be calling me back. Several days passed and no call. I had to remove the level in order to raise the chair so I could use it. Bottom line, I love the chair, very comfortable, but it is no longer adjustable. Don't believe I would purchase another one from your company.

5 Stars

Good chair for short person
June 15, 2012
This chair was recommended in web searches for those of us who are a short. Since I am on the computer all day, I needed a a chair that fit me really well, and this one does. I loved that I could order the color and options I wanted. Another great thing was that it came almost fully assembled and it was very easy to attach the base to the rest of the chair so I could start using it right away.

5 Stars

Super chair
January 8, 2012
This chair is just what I needed. It is very good for a short person (I am 5 ft. 1 inch) since I can bring it down to 16 1/2 inches. The lumbar support hugs my back. The arm rests are adjustable and I can position them to just the right height. The seat cushion is fairly firm, but comfortable which I like. Definitely a good choice!

4 Stars

ahhh relief!
June 16, 2009
I spend about 6-9 hours a day at my computer and have been living off of a cheapie Office Max chair. I have mild scoliosis in my thoracic area and was getting back pain. This chair is without a doubt a major improvement. I got the inflatable lumbar support which I love with the exception that the vertical height of the back doesn't stay put. I pull it up but it eventually falls down to "rest" on my hips. I would have expected it to stay where I put it. As a result, when I move, I need to readjust the back a bit to keep it at the height I like.