Friday, May 22, 2015

Interior of The Month: Medina Executive Office by Mayline

Mayline Medina Series Executive Office
Looking to create a stunning private office space to conduct your daily business from? You don't want to miss this months top interior! This high end workspace by Mayline features stunning new Medina furniture and the high end modern appeal needed to impress even the harshest critics. Let's take a closer look at this outstanding space in today's blog post!

When we started our 'Interior of The Month' series, these where just the type of spaces we had in mind! Trend setting, modern, and down right cool, this executive interior offers cutting edge design characteristics that are sure to wow you even at first glance. The swanky gray steel finish combines perfectly with glass and silver metal accents. This furniture configuration really does it all! Plenty of work surface space, lots of organizing space, and out of this world visual appeal.

Let's take a look at the components utilized in this office furniture configuration:

(1) MNT5 Medina Typical

- MND72 - 72"W x 36"D x 29 1/2"H Desk
- MNEXTR - 47"W x 28"D x 29 1/2"H Curved Desk Extension
- MNRTPL - 63"W x 24"D x 29 1/2"H Curved Desk Return with Pencil/Box/File Storage Pedestal
- ACD - Center Drawer for Desk

(1) MVLC Medina Low Wall Cabinet

72"W x 20"D x 39 1/4"H

(2) MSC 36" Storage Cabinets

36"W x 20"D x 29 1/2"H

(2) MGDG 36" Glass Display Cabinets

36"W x 20"D x 39 1/4"H

The main MNT5 desk features a 3 piece design that's complimented with a center drawer. This command center offers plenty of work surface space to operate and a super cool silver modesty panel. The MVLC low wall cabinet locks and features a blend of glass and laminate doors. This piece can be see between the two taller cabinets located on the outside of the configuration. The taller cabinets are each composed of a lower level storage cabinet and upper level display cabinet with glass doors. The modular design characteristics of the Medina Furniture Collection allow users to create a variety of configurations using these exact same components!

This space offers far more than attractive office furniture! A blend of wood floors, exposed brick, and natural lighting make for a really welcoming feel. The simple area rug looks great and prevents the main desk from sliding and scratching the floor while making office chair mobility far more efficient. The space is rounded out with a cool piece of wall art that can be seen directly between the taller display cabinets.

Like what you see? This furniture configuration can be yours in a choice of 3 attractive finish options for $2930.00. The Gist task chair utilized is also available in a variety of color options starting at $243.99. If you're limited on space, there's no need to worry! All of the components from this package are sold individually, along with a wide variety of matching Medina products designed to help you create an office space that works for you. As one of the newest and most popular collections on the market, Mayline is steadily adding new products to the Medina line that are priced perfectly for shoppers on a tight budget!

We give this space 5 stars! There's just not too much to criticize. Sure we could nitpick and suggest the addition of a lamp or overhead lighting fixtures. Maybe a monitor arm could be integrated to boost ergonomic functionality, but for the most part, this space rocks! Mayline has truly outdone themselves with this executive office interior outfitted with Medina furnishings.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Functionality 101: Ergo Products For Improved Effectiveness

Tired of the same old work day? Feeling Unproductive? Looking to improve functionality? If so, this post is for you! Today we'll be showcasing awesome ergonomic products designed to improve your daily efficiency and effectiveness. From portable power modules to adjustable monitor arms, these workplace tools are a must try for any worker looking to boost performance!

Juice Power ModulePortable power modules are the latest craze. Brands like Global Total Office, Mayline, and Cherryman Industries have all made their mark with powered conference tables in 2015, but ergo brands like Symmetry Office have made powering up workspaces even easier! With awesome power module options like the ISLE, Juice, and Drifter, you'll be able to take the power where you need it, when you need it! Whether you're looking to improve the waiting experience of your office guests, or looking to improve your personal workstation, power modules are a must have for modern businesses.

Articulating Keyboard TrayIt used to be considered highly ergonomic to have your keyboard tray positioned underneath the work surface on a simple retractable slide. These days, you'll need to up the anti with an articulating model to achieve optimum functionality. Articulating keyboard trays still retract out of the way when not in use and provide increased usable desk space. In addition, they offer a wide range of advanced adjustment features that will allow you to improve the rate at which you compute, and your comfort while doing so!

CPU HolderCPU holders are helping workers prevent those pesky trips underneath the desk to plug in devices and route wires. Another functional ergonomic product that mounts underneath the work surface, CPU holders will make your computer's power source far more accessible. Tired of banging your knees on your CPU when working in your office chair? A CPU holder that mounts underneath your desk on a retractable slide will get it out of the way. If you're worried about theft or water damage, a locking CPU holder that sits off the ground is a must have. Plenty of benefits, plenty of functionality, and smart upgrade to any workspace!

Sit To Stand DeskEncourage continuous body movement, reduce fatigue, and improve blood flow with a sit to stand ergonomic desk! As one of the hottest ergonomic furniture trends to hit the industry in 2015, standing height desks are being incorporated into reception areas, private workspaces, training rooms, and classrooms. Brands like Mayline are offering hot new sit to stand workstation lines like RGE and VariTask that are a must consider for shoppers looking to jump on board with this growing movement.

Global Total Office Bungee TablesTaking on a training room makeover project in 2015? You've got to keep it modular! Flip top training tables with mobilized bases are the only way to go. Popular options like the Bungee from Global Total Office are taking the office design world by storm. These user friendly tables make for quick reconfiguring and easy to clean spaces. The days of picking up your tables and moving them around the room are over. Simply release the top, unlock the base, and roll into a position that works. It doesn't bet much better than that! Some of the top training tables available this year are even available with surface level power modules for even greater productivity!

Ascend Charging Station and Desk Lamp
Start rethinking what a desk lamp can be! No longer a cheap gift for the boss or simple office accessory that never gets used, desk lamps are becoming heavily relied upon for more than just lighting! Products like the Ascend lamp from Symmetry and the Solstice from ESI offer LED lighting to save on power costs, as well as USB ports that will allow you charge your smart phone and tablet right by your side. Available for around a hundred bucks, these fancy desk lamps should be considered for both home and professional business applications.

12 Screen Monitor Arm
While a 12 screen monitor arm like the one pictured here may be a bit much for the average workstation, smaller single and dual screen options are becoming staples of ergonomic office interiors. The ability to increase usable desk space, boost functionality, and create more effective spaces is simply too good to pass up. Once considered high priced luxury items, the cost of an adjustable monitor arm has dropped significantly in 2015. These days nearly ever office furniture provider is offering their own clamp or grommet mount monitor arm solutions. That being said, you can't go wrong with a high quality monitor arm from a brand like Global Total Office, Mayline, or Symmetry Office. Our personal preference is the Apex line. These units combine form and function to create some of the most user friendly  monitor mounting solutions on the market. They install quick and are very well built!

Monday, May 18, 2015

A Simple Guide For Proper Desk Selection

Executive Office Design
As the command center for your office space, having the right desk can make or break your work day. Operating at a desk that's too small, too large, and unappealing will keep you from reaching peak performance levels. That being said, in today's post we'll share helpful space planning tips, design tricks, and the shopping advice needed to help you select the perfect desk for your specific needs and budget. Enjoy!

The first step of any professional design project is space planning. You can't very well select a new office desk if you don't know what will fit! Start by obtaining the dimensions of your space. Be sure to take note of power outlets, entry ways, load bearing members, and other room obstructions that will affect the way your new desk configuration will fit.

With your dimensions in hand, it's time to plot your space. Grab a blank sheet of paper, sketch out the perimeter of your space, and make a few copies. Draw sample layout ideas of what desk shapes and configurations will help you maximize your square footage and operational space.

Now that you have an idea of what you're looking for, it's time to start the shopping process. If you want to keep things simple, consider providing your dealer with the dimensions of your space and ask about product suggestions that will work for your specific needs. If you want to avoid a sales call, start the shopping process by browsing reputable furniture brands and their top desk collections. We recommend Mayline, Global Total Office, and Cherryman for both home and professional desking needs.

Once you've settled on a furniture collection you love, finding the perfect desk for your space is pretty simple. Most office desks come in standard widths of 60" and 72". You'll need to select from popular variations like L shaped, corner, and U shaped units. L shaped desks are great for along the wall applications and typically come with the basic storage components you'll need to operate a smaller workspace effectively. Corner desks are great for work environments where multiple users are present as well as home work spaces. Last but not least, U shaped stations are great for executive office interiors and provide plenty of work surface space, as well as storage.

Before purchasing your desk, you'll want to do some comparison shopping. As finding a good deal will make you feel better about your furniture investment, this step is essential. You can visit popular coupon sits, sign up for dealer newsletters, or simply call to inquire about bargains that may be available to help you maximize your budget.

In the long run, selecting an office desk should be a fun and enjoyable experience. The desk you choose should be looked at as an investment in workplace productivity. Plan your space, set a budget, research top rands, and shop for value. Follow these simple steps and you'll be on your ways to a better office space win no time! If you'd like help with design and space planning, don't hesitate to ask. Dealers like ourselves are always happy to assist customers in their quest to create versatile work environments. Happy desk shopping!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Elite Interiors: Modern Waiting Rooms That Rock!

Need a little design inspiration? No problem! In today's post we'll be showcasing modern waiting room interiors that really rock. In addition, we'll be highlighting the various products and design tips you'll need to create a welcoming area that's ready to impress your valued office guests. Enjoy!

The Frasso is a very popular choice for conference rooms, due to its sleek European design, universal comfort, simple adjustability, and appealing price.

First up, this ultra contemporary space from our friends at Global Total Office! This waiting room is outfitted with a Wind series three seat sofa, along with two designer lounge chairs and matching accent tables. The rich cream leather upholstery compliments the polished metal furniture legs to perfection. The addition of a modern vase and flowers adds just the right amount of color needed to make this space pop. The Wind collection also includes a variety of matching products including tablet arm chairs and settees that will help you add a personal touch to your waiting room.

Waiting Room Design Ideas

Next up, another great space from Global! This waiting room is outfitted with the retro modern inspired Sirena chairs and circular accent tables. At first glance you'll notice the super cool two tone upholstery highlighted on the chairs. Upon closer inspection the tablet arms will strike you as a wonderful add-on feature that's sure to improve the guest visiting experience. While this space is small, it packs a major punch! It just goes to show you that even when square footage is limited, style doesn't have to be!

Modern Office Interiors

Looking for wow factor? No problem! This sky lounge waiting area from OFM has got you covered. Outfitted with cream and taupe leather Distinct series modern lounge chairs and sofas, this space offers high end modern appeal that's sure to get daily compliments by visitors. A combination of floor to ceiling windows, modern lighting, wood floors, and unique carpeting makes this waiting room one of a kind. While a priceless view might not be attainable, the furniture used in this space is surprisingly affordable and available in multiple color options to meet your specific design preferences.

OFM Waiting Room

When it comes to waiting room makeover projects, it's important to think outside the box! To create a truly elite interior you have to be ready to blend multiple upholsteries and products from various product lines to let your design prowess shine. Take out next space for example. This waiting room offers InterPlay series tablet arm chairs in two different color options, as well as bar height stools, bistro tables, and bench seating. You'll also notice the super cool profile series coffee tables and pillow back guest chairs from the popular UNO seating collection. This room really does it all!

Mayline Lounge Furniture
Last but certainly not least, Mayline has stepped up their waiting room makeover capabilities in a major way with the revamped  Profile furniture collection and the all new Cohere series reception tables. Known for their innovative product lines, quality craftsmanship, and unmatched shipping times, businesses looking to create modern waiting spaces affordably, on time, and in style should highly consider Mayline! This waiting room is a great example. A space that combines black leather seating with contemporary wall art and stunning area rugs will no doubt impress your guests. Here's a little tip, don't spend a fortune on your project. Just make it look like you did!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Deal Of The Week: Save 5% On Select Office Chairs!

This week we are offering select ergonomic office chairs with an additional 5% off. In addition, these best selling chairs include free shipping for added value. To obtain the deal, simply apply coupon code: ERGODEAL at checkout. Happy shopping!

1.) Joplin

Office Chair Sale

First up, this high back ribbed leather conference chair from the Woodstock Marketing Joplin collection. These designer chairs are available in 4 quick shipping color options and feature polished frame accents for an enhanced modern look.

2.) Hendrix

Best Selling Office Chair

Another awesome leather office chair from Woodstock Marketing, the Hendrix is available in high back and mid back variations. These best selling office chairs are available in 4 color options and work great in conference room, home, and executive office applications.

3.) Circuit

Circuit Chair

The all new Circuit chair from Ergo Contract furniture offers high end ergonomic features at a budget friendly price point. The white frame and gray mesh back combine to form one of the coolest new office chairs on the market. With adjustable arms and an advanced control mechanism, finding optional comfort with the Circuit Chair is a breeze.

4.) Layover

Layover Task Chair

Another new addition from our friends at Ergo Contract Furniture, the Layover chair is a must see! Thee highly ergonomic chairs offer thick padded seats, supportive mesh backs, and much more to help you reach peak performance levels in the workplace. Choose from 7 mesh back color options to compliment your workplace decor.

5.) iOO

Talk about wow factor! The iOO chair from Eurotech Seating is perhaps the coolest seating solution of the year. Combined with it's user friendly ergonomic features, the iOO provides unmatched comfort, incredible support, and top notch appeal. Rest assured, you'll be hard pressed to find a better office chair for your home or business.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Office X Factor: Products That Make A Difference!

The world of office furniture is a rapidly changing landscape. Hotshot new chairs, ergonomic innovations, and rising star office accessories are sweeping the stage. But do these workplace tools really have what it takes to hold their own against thousands of competing products? It's time to face the music in this office-themed X Factor!

First up is one of the office furniture world's quickest rising stars. Coming from high class origins with Ergo Contract Furniture as the parent manufacturer, this chair has a lot of expectations to live up to, but the CET-1 Circuit Mesh Task chair definitely does the job! Equipped with adjustable lumbar support, back height, tilt tension control, adjusting arms, and a state of the art pivoting system, this chair definitely offers the adaptability it takes to be successful in the modern market. This top rated ergo chair even boasts high tensile mesh for breathable comfort. As for the price, the Circuit outdoes all competition, as chairs with similar figures can't offer half so many features. Well done!

Our next show stopper is a monitor arm with a sleek look to match its quality design. Priced affordably for the average consumer, the EZKE1 ergonomic computer tool makes a humble, yet powerful addition to any office. Capable of fitting itself to any desk edge up to 3 1/2" thick, this device is adaptable to a multitude of offices. With the ability to swivel 360 degrees, 26" of reach, and a weight capacity of 2-14 lbs, this versatile monitor arm by Mayline definitely holds its own!

Speaking of computer tools, lets move to our next contestant, the Harmony-CPU-4 by Symmetry! Don't let the low tech looks fool you, this affordable CPU holder is one of the best on the market. The Harmony allows computer users easy access to IT, with it's swiveling pivot that also creates maximum leg room. Users can easily move the holder in and out from under the work surface as needed, and variable size constrictions also make this CPU holder adaptable to a wide variety of devices. Finally, a key-lock helps to ensure workplace security!

Next up, we give you the chair that has it all! The Eduskate from Eurotech Seating is pretty much an office all by itself. With a built in seat and tablet setup, this modular chair with tablet offers a convenient seated workspace that consumes only a fraction of the space taken up by the conventional office desk and chair. Equipped with wheel casters, the Eduskate is capable of moving just about anywhere. And the space below the seat also provides convenient storage for books, laptops, or file folders. Add it to your office or classroom today to save a bundle on bulky office equipment!

With all the rumors rolling around nowadays about how "sitting is the new smoking" it's no suprise to see this popular adjustable standing desk in the running! The 6048-Ls Workstation by Ergonomic Concepts has long been a favorite of in-the-know standing office workers all over the country. Capable of shifting between a seated position to a standing position at the touch of a button, this highly adaptable desk meets the health needs of the average consumer, allowing users to take seated breaks from standing while still remaining productive. Add in a fabulous modern design and this desk definitely shines!

Keyboard trays are vital to the health and wellness of office users. Not only do retractable keyboard platforms cut down on the spread of filth and germs by moving out of the way when not in use, but they also offer ergonomic benefits. The 810-REF keyboard tray by Ergonomic Concepts certainly brings plenty to the office party. This Boomerang Board provides keyboard and mouse support for a convenient, no-nonsense appeal. A tilting capability lets users adjust the board to their specific needs, for a more healthful, personalized experience. Clearly, the Boomerang Board resonates with everyone!

And finally, we leave you with this amazing desk set to amp up your workplace. This dual person modular workstation is a favorite of bosses and employees alike. The dual person design allows multiple users to occupy a shared space, reducing square footage consumption. A modular layout keeps everything within arm's reach of the user, offering efficiency. And finally, the two-for-one design is very budget friendly. The BT24 Brighton Desk by Mayline certainly delivers what consumers are looking for!

Monday, May 11, 2015

6 Cool Desks for The At Home Executive

A well designed home office space will greatly improve your operational functionality and effectiveness. In today's post we'll highlight 6 super cool home office desks that are perfect for at home executive applications. Enjoy!

Mayline Aberdeen U DeskFirst up, this custom AT10 configuration from the Mayline Aberdeen collection. This 9 piece layout includes a 72" wide bow front desk as well as a 42" wide contoured bridge and and 72" wide credenza. In addition, this exclusive Aberdeen set boasts an overhead hutch unit with glass doors, as well as a two drawer lateral file cabinet and file pedestal for organizing. Priced at $2602.99, this package can be yours in a choice of three attractive finish options.

Mayline Home Office FurnitureMayline's Brighton collection is another great option for home office furniture shoppers on a budget. This professional grade line offers the perfect blend of modern and traditional style characteristics. Brighton desks are available in two popular finish options that include cherry and mocha. Configurations like the BT7 have made this line a popular choice of interior designers and consumers alike. The BT7 includes 8 total pieces. The 72" wide bow front desk, curved bridge, and credenza combine to form a versatile U shape that provides plenty of work surface space. The overhead hutch unit, storage cabinet, bookcase hutch, and file pedestals provide more the organizing space needed to keep your space nice an neat. Priced at just $1651.99, the BT7 is an excellent buy!

Cherryman Verde Series
Looking to create a modern home office space to showcase your design prowess? We highly recommend the Verde collection from Cherryman Industries. This full service line of executive workstations offers bow front, straight front, and super cool writing style desks that really impress. Verde furniture configurations are available in swanky finishes that include latte and espresso. If you're going for wow factor, this line is hard to beat! Configurations like the VL-745 are a must see for any modern home office makeover project. This layout includes a wardrobe cabinet, mobile file pedestal, desk top organizer, and plenty of work surface space to operate comfortably!

Cherryman Amber Series FurnitureThe Amber collection is Cherryman's best option for budget shoppers. Another best selling line for home office applications, Amber combines form and function to create professional quality interiors at a price point that won't overly strain the wallet. Amber layouts like the AM-406N are amongst the most high end options this Cherryman collection has to offer. The AM-406N includes 10 total components for just $2520.00. While many will need smaller options for their interiors, this top of the line layout shows just how budget friendly Amber products are.

Offices To Go Superior LaminateThe Offices To Go Superior Laminate Casegoods collection has taken 2015 by storm. Designed for both home and professional business applications, if you plan on eventually moving out of your home office, the desk configurations from this best selling collection are ready to go with you. No need to purchase all new furniture for your space! Superior laminate products are available in 5 finish options. Both custom layouts and pre configured desk sets are available. The modularity of the Superior Laminate line makes creating upscale interiors a breeze. Interchange bookcases, returns, pedestals, and more to design the perfect configuration for your specific needs. We love Superior Laminate sets like the SL-H as they include useful side meeting tables for collaborating with office guests. The best part is, Superior Laminate desking by Offices To Go is super affordable.

OFM Venice Series Office FurnitureLast but not least, desks from the OFM Venice collection like the 55145 where a must for today's post. Whether you're limited by space and forced to create a smaller furniture configuration, or ready to create a full scale executive package, the Venice collection is ready to help. As OFM's most high end executive line, you may be expecting Venice products to come with a hefty price tag. Luckily, OFM has made Venice desks available for as low as $715.99. Choose from two quick shipping finish options and tons of awesome accessories to make your space shine.