Custom office furniture lets you work smarter

When choosing office furniture, functionality is a key ingredient to a successful product.  That’s why your purchases should reflect custom office furniture that works for you, not against you.  As you set out to order new furniture, meet with your interior designer to discuss more functional options.  All too often we work around our existing furniture, meaning we work from wherever our desk is situated, regardless if that location works well for us or not.  

A professional designer is guaranteed to be up-to-date on all of the newest furniture designs.  So, this means that you can describe your work needs to your designer, and he or she can offer furniture ideas that will compliment your work lifestyle and the space you have available.  Designers can help you identify the appropriate size of your new furniture and will take factors such as storage issues into consideration.

Remember, the key is to work smarter, not harder.  With custom office furniture that adjusts to your work life, you’re guaranteed to compete for that “smartest guy in the room” award.

 

Custom Office Furniture

Custom Office Furniture

Patio Furniture Sets are Ready for Summer

The spring and summer months often play tricks on our working minds. Thoughts of evening baseball games, weekend concerts or festivals, and trips to the local watering hole often make it very hard to stick to our office chairs and desks. A view from a nearby window might help, but I’m a firm believer that all offices should give their employees play time during warmer months. If you’re picturing school recess, you’re on the right track. However, a quick mid-day game of kick ball doesn’t exactly go with my work wardrobe.

Still, many of today’s businesses are seeing the benefits of offering their employees some “outdoor time.” And, the best way to do this is to set up an outdoor area and decorate it with patio furniture sets that are both comfortable and functional. The addition of modern patio furniture to an office creates a new sense of freedom and can actually inspire creativity. Go ahead…let your employees have get some fresh air and have a little play time. You just might want to think twice when they start requesting a blow-up pool and water shields for their laptops!

 

Outdoor Office Furniture

Outdoor Office Furniture

Organize your Office with Personal Storage Towers

Now I have found the one piece of office furniture that I will never again be able to live without.  Check it out: Haworth’s Personal Storage Towers gives a lot of storage space while taking up just a little bit of room in your office.  Talk about space planning!  I can’t believe I ever worked without one of these.

Once I found this storage system, I was able to organize my office efficiently while promoting a contemporary look.  Paper and old files were easy to store in the bottom drawers while reference books now fill the shelves above.  And, what’s best is that I’ve placed the tower right next to my desk, so I only have to turn my chair to pull the book or file I need.  And, of course, I had to add a bit of personal flair, which was easy with the storage tower.  Plenty of room means there’s extra space to show off a vase of my backyard tulips and pictures of my main squeeze.  

Is it wrong to be this excited about a piece of office furniture?  I sure hope not.

 

Haworth's Personal Storage Tower

Haworth's Personal Storage Tower

Is the Roll Top Desk Coming Back?

I can’t say that I’ve walked into too many offices that still sport the antique look of the roll top desk.  While this style may have been popular decades ago, today’s businesses seem to concentrate more on sleek and sophisticated.  In other words, there’s something about the roll top desk that doesn’t exactly fit in the description of contemporary office furniture.

However, it seems that the roll top desk may be making a comeback.  Some offices have found that this style of desk helps keep clutter to a minimum.  And, with our wired workplace, the roll top desk gives workers the ability to keep wires behind the scenes when not in use.  Additionally, roll top desks can fit in to just about any room in the office.  By simply rolling down the top of the desk, the piece of furniture becomes a part of the tasteful decor rather than an open display of clutter.

What do you think?  Are roll top desks on the verge of a major comeback, or should we keep them in the office graveyard?  

 

Contemporary Roll Top Desk

Contemporary Roll Top Desk

Space Planning Takes a New Look with Monitor Arm

The days of large monitors that fill entire desk surfaces have gone the way of the typewriter in today’s contemporary offices.  And for good reason.  First, large and heavy monitors aren’t ergonomically friendly.  They are hard to move and adjust to each worker’s individual body, therefore causing neck and shoulder pain.  Additionally, the bulkiness of large monitors take up too much space, especially in offices where saving space is a top priority.

Space planning takes on a whole new dimension with Humanscale’s M2 monitor arm.  Reception desks and workstations that utilize this new monitor arm not only free up space, but they also reap the benefits of less screen glare, better ergonomic positioning, and the option of total adjustability.

 

Humanscale's Monitor Arm

Humanscale's Monitor Arm

Haworth X-99 Executive Office Chair

It’s taken you a lot of work to earn the title “Executive.” And that high-profile title should come with an office chair that rewards you for all that hard work.

If you’re in the market for a new executive office chair, look no farther than Haworth’s X-99 ergonomic office chair. This chair is designed to be supportive to your individual body type and needs. It allows you to be active and get work done while it simply gives you the comfort you need to earn your executive status.

Haworth's X-99 Office Chair

Haworth's X-99 Office Chair

Preparing for Easy Office Furniture Installation

Many companies hesitate to hire a professional office interior design team because they feel that the remodel will lead to chaos.  Managers and workers envision a lengthy process that will put work on hold as old furniture and equipment moves out and is never seen again.  Often, companies share stories of waiting weeks for new furniture to be delivered and installed. 

Interrupting the work flow is not something that a good interior designer is going to allow.  In fact, many professional designers will provide a storage semi trailer as a place to temporarily house furniture and equipment while the remodel takes place.  This way, the office furniture installation happens immediately.  Not until the new equipment comes in does the old equipment go out.  Then, it’s up to the company if they want to bring the old furniture back in for storage or other functions, or if they want to recycle it in some way.

Trust me, this process really doesn’t have to be as hard as the rumors describe it to be.

Office furniture installation planning

Office furniture installation planning