We took a chance on this chair being a desk chair. It doesn't move but it swivels 360 degrees. We set it in front of our desk so that it will swivel but JUST MISS the desk. It's perfect for sitting and the hydraulic feature brings it just to the right height for computer work. The chair was a snap to put together (I'm not the least mechanical), and the upholstery is great. Other reviews made comment about the upholstery in a negative way, but ours is beautiful and it looks fantastic and feels rich. Maybe they've learned to pack the chairs better or something so that the upholstery doesn't have the negative look that some reported on. I went back to Overstock to buy a matching chair for our family room, but apparently I bought the last one because it's now sold out.