Why choose a mesh chair? Providing employees with the right chairs is one way to ensure that they are comfortable, and mesh office chairs have a number of advantages over upholstered chairs. The primary advantage is ventilation. The mesh enables airflow along the users back keeping them cool and comfortable whereas padded chairs tend to restrict the airflow. Other advantages include lower maintenance as the mesh is less likely to show dirt and style. Mesh chairs can often appear to have a more stylish design.