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

Ergonomic Office Chairs are Integral Office Design

One of the most frequently asked questions I hear about office design is “what is ergonomics?”  Sure, it’s a new concept, but it’s also one that should become common in each office.  This is because ergonomics isn’t just a way to design office furniture and equipment so that workers can work more comfortably and efficiently.  Instead, ergonomic office furniture is a way of designing the actual job to meet the demands of its workers.  In short, ergonomics is a way of designing office equipment so that it is comfortable, user friendly, and supportive to each employee.

The most frequently used piece of office furniture is the office chair, so let’s start our discussion by revising the look, feel, and function of our offices by using ergonomic office chairs.  By choosing office chairs that are supportive to each and every employee’s different body shape, an office is guaranteed to create a more productive work environment.

When shopping for your new ergonomic office chairs, ensure that the chairs are adjustable to support each employee’s back, neck, shoulders, and arms.

 

Ergonomic Office Chairs

Ergonomic Office Chairs

Office Furniture Shows New Life

It’s hard to keep furniture clean, especially if your office sees a lot of traffic and wear and tear.    If this sounds familiar, I encourage you to try Crypton fabric for your office upholstery.  You might decide to refurbish old pieces with Crypton fabric, or buy new office furniture that’s made of Crypton.

This fabric doesn’t have the unattractive look of vinyl, but it performs like it.  Dirt and stains are easy to clean, and wear and tear mean nothing to this fabric.  Go ahead–let your clients’ kids jump on the fabric.  Better yet, eat your lunch in this chair without worrying about spills.  Using Crypton fabric for your new or refurbished office furniture makes a lot of sense!

 

Crypton Fabric

Crypton Fabric

Ergonomic Office Furniture and Arthritis

I recently found an article that discusses the links between ergonomic office furniture and arthritis.  While we’ve begun to become aware that ergonomic furniture is an important part of a healthy work environment, I had no idea of the effect it has on arthritis sufferers.  Apparently, arthritis sufferers experience a great deal of pain from manipulating their keyboard and mouse.  Additionally, they report that finding a comfortable position in their office chair is often nearly impossible.

This is yet another major reason why offices need to “go ergonomic.”  Ergonomic office chairs and keyboards will help arthritis sufferers by decreasing the amount of pain and frustration that they have to experience each and every day at work.  Often, the pain can be so severe for some arthritis sufferers that they must drastically cut back their hours or, in some cases, quit their job altogether.  

Today’s world of ergonomic office furniture provides a great deal of variety and choice.  For a healthy workplace, you owe it to your employees to go ergonomic.

 

Ergonomic Office Furniture

Ergonomic Office Furniture

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

Keep Clients Comfy with the Right Conference Room Chairs

How often have you sat through a conference, meeting, or presentation and thought about the chair you sat in?  While I hope your answer is “never,” I have a feeling that some of you can remember these moments.  A presentation might start out engaging and interesting, and then less than halfway through you notice that you’re shifting your weight from side to side, moving your legs in different directions, and trying to stretch your back.

Sure, you might have found yourself in this scenario due to a boring speaker or a meeting that goes way longer than it should.  But, all too often, your shifting and discomfort has to do with the chair you’re sitting in.

When it’s time to redesign your conference room, I’ve got the chair for you: the Haworth X-99 Seminar Chair.  These conference room chairs sport a mesh back that makes them comfortable; however, the chairs can easily slide together which makes them easy to move and store.  Trust me–your clients will appreciate these chairs as much as you will.

X-99 Conference Room Chair

X-99 Conference Room Chair

The Freedom Chair: A Name that Doesn’t Lie

Okay, so I am obsessed with office chairs.  Fine.  I’ll admit it.  But, it’s all for good reason.  I spend the bulk of my day staring at the computer screen and typing away at my keyboard, and I’ve learned that a good office chair makes all the difference.  Big deal, right?  We all know this.

Well, the big deal is that I’ve found THE office chair.  It’s called the Freedom Chair from Humanscale and it’s name certainly doesn’t lie.  This ergonomic desk chair actually fits to your body, moving with you as you transfer from back to forth positions.  And, my favorite feature is the adjustable arm rests that easily move in for keyboarding support, and then moves back out when you need the extra space for movement.

I’ve always wondered why so many office chairs had a tendency to make adjustment a hard process.  With the Freedom Chair, adjustment isn’t just easy, it’s natural.  And, that’s the way a chair should be–free and easy!

The Freedom Office Chair

The Freedom Office Chair