Tuesday, July 29, 2014

What's Cool To Take Back To School!

It's that time of year again! The summer is wrapping up, and all over America, kids are packing their bags and parents are throwing their hats as we all prepare to head back to school. This year has seen some amazing innovations in ergonomic design and office supplies that would be great for educational applications. In today's article, we'll highlight all the must have back to school items for teachers and students to stay cool in the classroom!

Cool Backpack


Every cool kid needs an ultra cool backpack to keep their things in. Whether you stuff it with books or air is up to you, but it never hurts to have a trendy pack that's ready for action every day of the school week. The right pack will balance utility with personality, allowing students to express their interests while also keeping them organized.
Lots of pockets is always a plus, but remember, more and more kids are suffering from back strain every year due to heavy schoolbooks. To avoid injury and residual pain, we recommend choosing a pack with the lightest weight you can find, and shoulder straps to keep the pack high up on a students back, so weight is absorbed by the shoulders an not the lower back. For those that already experience pain, doctor's notes are usually a surefire way to ensure a wheely-pack is allowed. Also consider getting some adjustable ergonomic chairs for pain relief to encourage a healthy life.

Dry Erase Boards


It wasn't that long ago that chalky blackboards were replaced with dry-erasable whiteboards in most schools, and just about everyone is happy with the change. Perhaps that's why office furniture and supply makers have taken the whiteboard trend to a whole new level! Nowadays, dry-erase boards aren't just for the teachers. Students can make use of a cool dry erasable desk like the 1938GT Safco Xpressions Workstation (which also comes with a shelf set in the 1936TX model) to take notes and memorize! Small locker-sized dry erase boards provide great reminder boards for students in between classes. For college kids and teachers, just  stick on on the door a great place to leave notes for roommates and students. It's paperless, green, reusable, and lets students stay ultra creative!

*Bonus Tip: For cool teachers and older kids, consider painting the wall in dry-erase paint. This basically let's you turn your whole wall into a whiteboard. Paint is available both in color and transparent!

New Clothes


For kids and teens bummed about the end of summer, one surefire way to lift their spirits is with trendy new school clothes! Most schools have a dress code, so be sure to review that before shopping. In general, hats, tank tops, and flip flops are usually a no go (unless you live in a hot, sunny state). But cool tees, long shorts, and jeans are almost always approved! For students stuck in uniforms, don't be afraid to dress up your outfit with non-distracting accessories. Hair barrettes and flowers, bracelets, necklaces, handsome watches, bags, and keychains are school-friendly ways to express yourself while staying in dress code. There's loopholes everywhere, so don't be afraid to express yourself!

An Awesome Desk


Desks are an essential part of every student's educational life, so it's important to find one that meets your student's needs while also keeping them healthy. A compact size is ideal for use in a bedroom or dorm. Most smaller desks by Flash Furniture are excellent for elementary kids. They're colorful, utilitarian, very affordable, and come in all sorts of interesting shapes to catch the eye. For older kids, Flash Furniture is still a great source, as well as Safco, but we highly recommend the Eastwinds collection by Mayline for good-sized discount desks that offer storage and computer applications. The line provides excellent desks for college and school use. And lastly, for teachers, there is nothing better than the desks by Global Total Office to provide utilitarian comfort and modern style to command the respect of students!

Comfortable Chairs


A comfortable chair to promote health is important in any place where users must sit for more than three hours. Believe it or not, human bodies are much better designed to stand and run, rather than sit for long periods of time, which is partly why so many Americans, both young and old, suffer from back pain. Keeping comfortable, adjustable chairs for students is just as important as exercise to a healthy lifestyle. Today, healthy ergonomic chairs for the classroom are offered both with and without wheels. Most are specially designed to mold to the body. They provide support and encourage proper posture, so students will form healthier habits to reduce back pain in the future.

Binder Clips and Other Trendy Accessories

Finally, we get to the accessories that make it all happen! Every student needs an arsenal of supplies to survive a rigorous school year, and here we'll highlight the best of them:


Craft Supplies - Young minds need lots of stimulation to stay hyped for learning, and for this reason, most elementary teachers rely on creative projects to entertain and engage. That's why for younger kids, the must have supply of this year is definitely craft supplies. A good pencil box can hold it all, crayons, pencils, erasers, safety scissors, and maybe even a glue stick. Pick one up to always stay prepared!


Binder Clips - Older kids, never underestimate the power of binder clips! Sometimes the simplest designs are always the best. Binder clips have way more uses than just holding papers together. For those of you into electronics, the internet is full of awesome binder clip hacks to make school and home life that much easier. Get to Googling, and you'll never regret it!


Mobile Storage Cart - And finally, for the teachers, what better way is there to keep your class organized that with a handy cart to hold all your stuff. With file holders, shelving, pockets, and wheels, mobile storage carts are like the R2-D2 every schoolteacher needs to defeat the Empire! They'll always go a long way to keeping the classroom stocked with useful tools for you and your students.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

5 Super Cool Office Chairs of The Future

While the chairs showcased in today's post are far from practical, they were just too cool not to share! These futuristic office chairs give us a glimpse at the future of ergonomics and modern design. Enjoy.

Futuristic Office Chair
First up, this super modern concept chair with form fitting design. At first glance you'll notice the out of this world segmented back and seat design along with the unique base and rear spine. Upon further inspection you'll notice the curved waterfall style seat edge, recline feature, and space age arm design. If you're looking to get the conversation started the minute guests walk into your space, this chair will definitely do the trick. We are definitely looking forward to the future, when chairs like this look like the common computer chairs of today! While concept chairs like this are typically several thousand dollars, like with all technology, we imagine that the price will come down significantly over time to meet consumer demands. Regardless, this is one super cool office chair!

Modern Ergonomic Furniture
Is it a chair? Is it a workstation? How about both! We were blown away by this futuristic product that boasts an incredible list of ergo features designed to keep you working effectively and in supreme comfort. The only downside (if there has to be one) with this chair station is that it's sure to take up a ton of space. While the average office and home may not be ready for products like this, we expect the top ergonomic furniture manufacturers are hard at work coming up with more practical products that will work with similar design styles to fit our everyday work and gaming needs.

Tank Office ChairCan you imagine pulling up to work in this? While we'd image you would have trouble fitting through the doors, this tank chair is still totally awesome! The padded leather seating surfaces look super comfortably while the base looks incredibly stable to ensure a smooth ride. The operator joy stick is setup for right hand drivers. Just make sure to keep your feet safely planted on the foot platform when driving. You wouldn't want your dress pants getting caught in these tracks! If you're looking for a product unlike any other, this tank chair will definitely be an instant favorite. While this over sized seating solution is far from practical, motorized office chairs are definitely in the works to minimize effort when moving around the workplace.

Modern Ergonomic ChairHere's another futuristic chair we just had to share! The sleek design incorporated by this ergonomic seating solution makes it a cool choice for cutting edge conference room and executive office environments. While we typically prefer office chairs with adjustable arms, this product is just too neat to leave out of today's post. The combination of polished metal features and black accents offer high tech appeal and plenty of wow factor.

RFM 22011 Verte ChairTo wrap things up, we thought we'd highlight an awesome futuristic office chair you can actually purchase in 2014. The RFM Verte Series 22011 model chair offers all the design features you'd expect from a cutting edge chair. Inspired by the human vertebrae, the Verte combines ergonomics, form and function to produce the ultimate in seating posture and comfort. A decade in the making, the Verte was created by a team of engineers, designers, and ergonomists, and is truly one of a kind. Sit in it once, and you’ll never settle for anything less. As an added bonus, this chair is ready to accommodate users up to 300 lbs. and is available in a wide variety of fabric and leather upholstery options to match any decor.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Cool In The Conference Room: Wall Cabinets with Wow Factor!

Looking to take your professional meeting area over the top? We thought so! All too often conference room makeover projects stop at the table and chairs. While this is a great start, you'll need to add some aesthetic appeal and storage to reach the upper echelon of style and performance. Once thought of as room dulling necessities, the hot new wall cabinets available from the industries most reputable brands in 2014 will earn your space plenty of compliments while accenting your surrounding furniture to perfection.

Medina Wall CabinetThe Mayline Medina collection is one of the best new furniture lines available on the market today. This Italian influenced furniture series includes a wide variety of products for the conference room that will surely boost your corporate appeal on a budget. Available in 3 attractive finish options, the MVLC Medina low wall cabinet priced at $438.99 is a must have addition to any Medina based boardroom makeover. We personally favor the new gray steel wood laminate finish as it offers a trend setting look that's simply stunning. The combination of locking wood and glass doors combine with silver accent handles to form a cabinet that's capable of stealing the show in your conference room!

Conference Room Furniture

If you're looking for luxury, the Sorrento Series SBUF model display cabinet is the way to go. The rich espresso veneer finish offers depth and elegance that's simply unmatched. Priced at $1577.99, this unit may be a bit much for the average makeover, but those who can swing it will be glad they did. Use this cabinet in combination with a boat shaped Sorrento boardroom table and you'll quickly create a high end meeting environment that's guaranteed to wow your valued clientele.

OFM Wall CabinetOFM, Inc. is definitely a brand you'll want to consider when tackling a conference room design project. This reputable manufacturer takes pride in offering innovative furniture and seating solutions that won't break the bank. With an abundance of stylish conference room tables available that actually require no tools for assembly, this manufacturer keeps user needs in mind. That being said, OFM makes accenting your space a breeze. Affordable 2 piece wall cabinets and credenza units are available to match all of their top selling tables. Those in need of new furniture in a hurry will also love the quick shipping capabilities boasted by OFM. With a ton of great new products available in 2014, this industry leader is definitely making their impression felt in the boardroom!

Verde Conference Furniture
Combo file and storage units like the VL-617N from the Cherryman Verde Series are ideal for the conference room. The VL-617N will keep your important documents secure along with the stationary and supplies needed for your regular meetings. At first glance, the VL-617N will wow you with it's stunning espresso finish and silver accent handles, but don't be fooled into thinking this unit is only about good looks. The quality craftsmanship we've come to love from the Cherryman Industries brand is well showcased in this versatile office storage solution.

Offices To Go Furniture
Last but certainly no least, those in search of traditional appeal will love the Offices To Go Ventnor furniture collection. With an array of stunning desks and conference tables, it's no wonder why this sister company to Global Total Office introduced incredible wall storage credenza cabinets. Units like the VF7224C showcased here integrate a box box file storage unit, file file storage unit, and double door storage cabinet into one singular configuration. Built for versatility, appeal, and functionality, this large wall cabinet is perfect for any conference room space.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Office Chair Reviews: Global Total Office Truform Seating

Global Total Office Truform Chairs

Those in search of comfort and versatility in the workplace will love the Global Total Office Truform chair line. Built around core ergonomic values, Truform chairs boast a wide range of adjustable features designed for improved back support and efficiency. In today's article we'll take an in depth look at this highly respected chair line and provide our review of the entire Truform collection. Enjoy!

Design

Truform series office chairs are available with a wide variety of adjustable base mechanisms to provide the customizable comfort Global is known for. These simple yet sophisticated chairs feature clean lines and excellent padding. High back, mid back, drafting, and armless Truform chair styles are available to meet any specific need.

Color Options

You won't find a better selection of fabric, leather, and vinyl upholstery options available than those offered on the Truform line. Those looking for a simple and quick shipping solution will love the quick ship capability of Truform 5451-3 chair with Jenny series grade 3 ebony upholstery. If you're looking to go a bit over the top, the wide variety of color options from Global will allow you to fully express your personal style.

Ergonomic Features

Truform series office chairs come standard with a variety of ergonomic features that vary depending on the specific seating mechanism chosen. We recommend the Truform office chairs with adjustable arms as they make for improved functionality in the workplace. Common adjustable features like tension, tilt lock, seat height, back height, and many others are available on base models. Rest assured, these comfy chairs are all about providing proper support.

Price Point

Basic Truform chairs without arms are the most cost effective models. However we recommend the 5451-3 as it offers a wide range of beneficial ergonomic features and comes in at a respectable $379.99. The high back Truform chair model with the same features is slightly more pricey at $392.99. Going with a grade 3 fabric upholstery will help keep the cost down, but those choosing to upgrade to leather will only see a slight boost. Overall, Truform chairs are an excellent value and offer many more features than most chairs priced twice as much.

Versatility

Use Truform chairs for home computing, executive tasking, and conference room applications with ease. These versatile office chairs are ideal for professional applications as they offer user friendly features that can be quickly adjusted to meet any users needs. That being said, those working in shared work environments will have no problem finding the chair settings needed to provide personal comfort. Those looking to use Truform chairs in the conference room may considering going with the optional loop arms instead of the adjustable height arms as they provide a look more suitable for the boardroom.

Final Thoughts

Needless to say, we love the Truform chair line by Global. We respectfully give this collection an A+ for style, comfort, and functionality. While the near $400 price point will send some shoppers in search of a more cutting edge look, they will almost certainly not find more comfort. These chairs are great for nearly any application and function effectively to help you get through those long days at work.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

July Office Furniture and Chair Sale - Hot New Coupons Available!

The summer is rolling on, and so are all the awesome deals here at OfficeAnything.com. For those of you that want to kick off the back to school deals a little early, and those of you that still want to roll with that sunny summer style, check out this month's list of hot new office furniture and chairs for sale! Everything is available with free shipping, as always. Just type in the codes for the money saving furniture coupons at the bottom of this list when you checkout to save big. And don't forget:

Have An Awesome Summer!

1.) Joplin Ribbed White Leather Chair by Woodstock JOPLIN-HB-WH- $299.00 + Free Shipping!

Joplin Ribbed White Leather Chair by Woodstock
2.) Global G20 Cloud Mesh Office Chair 6008 - $580.99 + Free Shipping!

Global G20 Cloud Mesh Office Chair

3.) AELE65C-TN Tan Leather Swivel Chair by Boss - $299.99 + Free Shipping!

Tan Leather Swivel Chair by Boss

4.) Cherryman Amber Series Office Desk AM-389N - $2,011.00 + Free Shipping!

Cherryman Amber Series Office Desk

5.) Milano Series Designer Desk by OFM 55501 - $698.99 + Free Shipping!

Milano Series Designer Desk by OFM

6.) VL-745 Verde Workstation with Glass Accents by Cherryman - $3,120.00 + Free Shipping!

Verde Workstation with Glass Accents by Cherryman

7.) MVLCLGS Medina Gray Steel Wall Cabinet by Mayline - $438.99 + Free Shipping!

Medina Gray Steel Wall Cabinet by Mayline

8.) Dawson Series Coffee Table by Global 3375-G - $731.99 + Free Shipping!

Dawson Series Coffee Table by Global

9.) Global 1899 Roma Mesh Folding Nest Chairs - $275.99 + Free Shipping!

Roma Mesh Folding Nest Chairs by Global

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ESI Dual Screen Monitor Arm

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Helpful Tips for Furnishing Your Office Reception Area

Everyone knows you never get a second chance at a first impression, and in business, this is never more true! As the first place where guests will encounter your business, having a professional welcome area can make all the difference between a good experience and a bad one. For those of you looking to redo an old reception space or create a new one, this handy guide will walk you through all the steps to get there! Enjoy these helpful tips on how to furnish your office reception area and leave guests impressed!

Professional Welcome Desk


OFM Marque Reception Desk for Sale

Unless you have a doorman, the receptionist is more than likely the first business representative your visitors will encounter. Having an upbeat, customer service oriented person behind the desk is always a big plus, but it's hard to take seriously a business with a beat down desk, no matter how great the reception staff is. Rather than relying on old, beat up furniture to wow your guests, be sure to outfit your workplace with cool curved office reception stations and furniture. We suggest curved because it gives the impression of a more welcoming feel, but always try to work with what you're given. Rectangular and salon reception desks can look just as enticing, and they're usually great for use in small reception areas where a curved desk may look too bulky.

Comfortable Seating

Comfortable Reception Seating

When it comes to office interior design, comfortable office guest seating is a big thing. Most guests won't always notice when the chairs are incredibly comfortable, but if discomfort is an issue, you can bet they will be vocal about it. Fortunately, there are all sorts of versatile guest seating options designers can choose from when furnishing an office reception area. Beam seating and office reception furniture sets are ideal for smaller workplaces where space is an issue. If your office has room though, don't be afraid to outfit the welcome area with large cozy sofas and recliners. The idea is to let guests feel as comfortable as if they were at home. If clients are dozing in the chairs, then you've done the job right!

Coffee and End Tables


Wind Linear Reception Furniture by Global

No office reception area is complete without tables. When guests come into a reception area, they expect a place to set purses, reading materials, refreshments, laptops, documents, and anything else they bring with them. Outfitting your workplace with convenient coffee and end tables is a big step towards providing guests these necessities. Most designers are surprised to find that the same coffee tables ideal for home use are also great for businesses. Traditional and mid century modern are perfect styles to go with, but try to choose an option that fits with your space and that will be easily accessible to all guests.

Entertainment Features


Entertaining Office Space

Keeping guests entertained is the secret to keeping them happy. In an office where long wait times are a regularity, cool reception areas with TVs, magazine displays for office use, games, books, and pamphlets about the business will occupy guests until an associate can reach them. Providing entertainment is just as important as providing guests with seating. If magazine subscriptions and cable are too difficult for your office to attain, sometimes a bit of wall art or a colorful fish tank is all the space needs!

Branding


Well Branded Reception Area

The last thing to remember for your reception area is that it's an extension of your company. In a welcome area, customer service, entertainment, and a professional, comfortable space are all the most important things, but it never hurts to get your name out there. When decorating an office reception area, keep branding in mind. The task is as simple as a logo behind the reception desk, providing guests with cards and business pamphlets on the waiting area coffee tables, or painting with company colors. Don't be overbearing, but make an effort to remind guests where this great first impression is coming from. The reception area sets the standard for your company. It lets visitors know what to expect. Let them know that your business expects and delivers the best!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Office Chair Reviews: Offices To Go 11730

Offices To Go Logo

For those of you in search of the perfect chair for your workspace, it's time for our office chair review! In today's article, we'll be showcasing the style, price, and features of the popular 11730 model Luxhide Chair by Offices To Go. Trendy and versatile, this cool contemporary chair may offer just the right stuff for your business at a price that won't break your bank. Enjoy today's chair review!

Luxhide 11730B Model Chair by Offices To GoOffices To Go 11730-BL28 Luxhide Chair

Design

One glance should be enough to tell anyone of the exquisite modern style in the 11730 Luxhide Chair, but you might be surprised at just how many trends this chair sets off. With ribbed back styling, beautiful color choices, a streamlined design, and polished chrome accents, this stunning modern office chair is a hit on all sixes! In fact, the popularity of the 11730B chair has even inspired a second model, the 11730-BL28 White Luxhide Chair. Use either to earn your office a host of compliments from clients and coworkers.

Color Options

Anyone worried about a decor clash can set their fears to rest. As a spin-off of the highly successful Global Total Office brand, it's no surprise that a reputable office chair maker like Offices To Go designed the 11730 Luxhide Series to cater to user needs first. For those in need of darker tones for their office, the 11730B offers plenty of versatile style. The attractive Luxhide leather upholstery is available in black, burgundy, dark brown, charcoal, parchment, and saddle for this model - all of which deliver on high end appeal! As an alternative, the similar 11730-BL28 model chair is offered in an eye-popping white to capture the attention of everyone that walks into the room.

Ergonomic Features

As cool as the 11730 Series looks, these chairs would be nothing without their high tech ergonomic features. Adjustable, user-friendly styling is the backbone of quality office seating. Thankfully, the Luxhide chairs deliver on this too! In the more affordable 11730B model, height adjustment and tilt locks work in conjunction with the soft Luxhide leather to bring quality comfort to users. The 11730-BL28 chair offers pneumatic seat height adjustment, a single position tilt lock, a swivel tilt mechanism, tilt tension adjustment, removable chrome arms, and a concealed frame for greater ergonomic comfort. Together, the series meets all the needs that any discount mid back ergonomic chairs should.

* Here's the rundown for each 11730 model:

11730B Luxhide Chair

Luxhide 11730B Model Chair by Offices To Go

Height Adjustment
Tilt Locks
Luxhide Leather Upholstery
Versatile Colors

11730-BL28 Luxhide Chair

Offices To Go 11730-BL28 Luxhide Chair

Pneumatic Seat Height Adjustment
Single Position Tilt Lock
Swivel Tilt
Tilt Tension Adjustment
Removable Chrome Arms

Price Point

Resting at only around the $200 range, the 11730 Series Luxhide chairs are some of the most affordable ergonomic chairs on the market. With comfortable Luxhide leather, versatile color choices, and ergonomic features included, these adjustable leather office chairs maintain an excellent value that competing brands just can't keep up with. The price sounds remarkable at first, but we wouldn't expect anything less from Offices To Go!

Versatility

Perhaps one of the greatest features about the 11730 Series is it's versatility. Both of these chairs could easily find a home in a multitude of office environments. Furnish your home office, conference room, or executive workspace with the style and features of this series. Anywhere mid back styling, versatility, and comfort is needed in the office, we have no doubt one of these chairs can stand up to meet the demands!

Final Thoughts

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: the 11730 Series by Offices To Go is definitely a hit on all sixes! With a stunning mid back style, leather, color options, and polished chrome, these chairs obviously touch on all the hottest trends of interior office design. Basic ergonomic features earn incredible value at the affordable price offered, while color options and versatile styling can carry this chair through every office environment imaginable. If you've been on the fence about which chair to get for your workplace, don't miss out on this incredible office seating solution. The 11730 Series chairs are an A+ grade that no office should be without!

Offices To Go 11730-BL28 Luxhide ChairLuxhide 11730B Model Chair by Offices To Go