Friday, June 24, 2016

Ergonomic Advice: Work Smarter Not Harder

Ergonomic AdviceThe proper use of ergonomic products will help you operate effectively during those long days at the office. It goest without saying that the word "ergonomic" itself has become a household name. In 2016, nearly every office item on the market claims to be ergonomically correct in some way. If you want to work smarter and not harder, you need to carefully select the correct ergo products for your specific needs. Today on the, we'll highlight this years best. Enjoy!

Smart ChairsOffice comfort starts with the chair, so that's how we'll kick off today's post! This year, "smart chairs" have been the hottest ergo craze. The ability to achieve to notch comfort with minimal adjusting is too good for chair shoppers to pass up. If you're tired of twisting tension knobs and clicking through various settings to find the perfect sit, a smart chair is for you! New ergonomic chairs like the Arti and G20 from Global Total Office minimize the ergonomic learning curve by automatically reacting to user body movements.

Sit To Stand DeskTake your step for an improved work day to the next level with a sit to stand ergonomic desk designed to promote continuous movement in the workplace. If you want to work smarter and not harder, you've got to avoid sitting for long periods of time without sacrificing productivity. That's where sit to stand desks come in. They provide users with the ability to quickly adapt and switch between a variety of comfortable positions. Sit to stand desks are rapidly becoming the preferred choice for school and professional training environments!

Powered Conference TableWork smarter in the boardroom with a powered table! The days of searching for wall outlets to share important presentation are coming to an end. In 2016, brands like Global Total Office, Mayline, and Cherryman Industries are streamlining meetings with powered conference room tables. Even a basic powered table with three prong AC outlets and data ports will be a significant improvement.

Those who really want to raise the bar are designing custom powered conference room table solutions with HDMI, USB, Audio, Ethernet, and much more. If a customer power table seems like it's what you need, we highly recommend the Zira collection from Global Total Office. The tables from the Zira line offer unmatched versatility and appeal at a price point that won't give you sticker shock.

Flip Top Training TablesTo put it simply, stationary tables provided minimal versatility. If you're tackling a classroom or training room makeover in 2016, enhance functionality with mobilized flip top tables. The ability to create unique layouts with 0 heavy lifting makes mobilized work tables a must consider. Don't waste time and energy configuring bulky fixed leg tables that will need to be moved regularly. Work smarter by integrating tables from popular Mayline collections like Sync and Flip-N-Go.

Ergonomic Office AccessoriesLast but certainly not least, work smarter and not harder by integrating key ergonomic computer accessories into your personal workspace. The addition of an articulating keyboard tray will help you compute at healthy angles that reduce wrist pain. A dual screen monitor arm will cut down on the rate at which you compute while simultaneously creating usable desk space. An undermount CPU holder will keep your computer's power source from overheating. Locking models prevent theft while creating additional knee space and protecting your CPU from water damage. In the long run, the right combination of ergonomic accessories will go a long way when used properly. We live in an age where you should never settle for discomfort in the workplace. If you have a comfort and productivity related problem, there's definitely a product out their to solve it!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Office Chairs Are Getting Smarter!

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If you're tired of twisting tension knobs and pulling levers to get your office chair set to the correct position, you're not alone. Thankfully, ergonomic seating manufacturers have heard our cry for help. This year, brands like RFM Preferred Seating, Global Total Office, Mayline, and Eurotech are working hard to minimize the comfort learning curve with highly advanced chairs designed to automatically respond to body movements. Rest assured, office chairs are getting smarter!

Verte Ergonomic ChairIt all started with the RFM Preferred Seating Verte chair. Inspired by the human vertebrae, the Verte combines ergonomics, form, and function to produce the ultimate in seating posture and comfort. Imagine settling into an ergonomic office chair that molds itself to your spine's unique shape! A decade in the making, the Verte was created by a team of engineers to put the "smart chair" movement in motion. Still ahead of it's time, those who sit in the Verte once will never settle for anything less.

Arti Office Chair from GlobalWhen it comes to posture and performance, Global Total Office knows their stuff! This industry leading seating manufacturer takes pride in crafting high tech smart chairs that make achieving the perfect sit a breeze. Try out chair from their popular Arti collection and you'll see what we mean. Arti chairs react to user movements to prevent the need for constant adjusting. New Arti office chairs from Global Total Office like the 6671-2 model articulate like the human spine and reshape themselves to the user's profile. Now that's advanced!

Mayline Living ChairEven as a relative newcomer to the smart chair revolution, Mayline is already making their impression felt. We're not surprised! This highly respected brand strives for unmatched quality and comfort year-in and year-out. The all new Living series ergonomic chair from Mayline is one of the "smartest" chairs on the market. While others are busy fighting for the perfect sit, the Living chair is reacting to help you save time and operate effectively. At just $419.99, the Living chair is truly an excellent value. Office chairs shoppers in 2016 and beyond should give this awesome chair serious consideration!

Eurotech Seating iOO ChairBelieve it or not, some chair operators prefer to do their own adjusting and don't like the "feel" of a chair that's always moving. As comfort is in the eye of the beholder, Eurotech is combining the best of both worlds with their iOO chair. A sleek, powerful product of generations of development and refinement, and an obsession with perfection. The iOO mesh back executive chair is adjustable, yet effortlessly simple. All of it's controls have been integrated into a single mechanism. The iOO is ready to adapt, overcome, and excel in any situation. Standard ergonomic features like the tilt tension control and tilt lock adapt to the weight of the user and allow the back angle to be set for customizable comfort. The waterfall seat edge slopes to reduce pressure not he back of knees while improving blood flow. A 2.8" ratchet back height adjustment allows the backrest to easily raise or lower relative to the seat for personalized lumbar support. Needless to say, the iOO does it all!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Global Total Office Bungee Collection - So Much More Than Tables!

Global Total Office Bungee CollectionTechnically, the Global Total Office Bungee collection can be described as an office table line. However, they're so much more. This versatile line of workplace solutions makes it easy to create one of a kind layouts designed for an extensive range of office activities. Today on the blog we'll take an in-depth look at this best selling collection and it's user friendly benefits. Enjoy!

Connectable Office TablesThe average office table sits stationary and serves a single purpose. This is far from the case with Bungee! These unique tables from Global Total Office offer users the ability to quickly connect with a patented bungee cord system to form intricate training and conference layouts.

Bungee Table - Connecting CordsWhen not in use, flip top training table models from the Bungee collection an be easily folded down and nested along perimeter walls. Need more work surface space? No problem! Simply roll an additional Bungee table into place with it's mobilized base and link it up to maximize productivity. These "office tables" are ready to grow and expand as the needs of your business increase.

Bungee Training TablesBungee series tables from Global Total Office can be purchased individually. The Basic BX2442RES Bungee training table features a 1" thick top, mobilized base, flip top design, and spider legs. At $556.99, the BX2442RES is slightly more expensive than most of the other tables you'll find on the the market. However, you get so much more versatility! The ability to move from classroom to collaborative settings an back again is incredibly easy with Bungee. A wide range of additional table shapes and sizes are available to compliment basic models like the BX2442RES.

Bungee Conference Table Set from Global Total OfficeSimple, quick, and versatile! Global Total Office Bungee table sets are the real deal. Packages like the BXK132S include the tables needed to create limitless conference room table and training area layouts. With a Global Total Office Bungee Table layout you're only limited by your imagination. The BXK132S flip top set is available for $2042.99. Additional pre-configured sets are available to form 13' and 15' long conference tables when all tables are fully connected.

Circular Bungee Table Layout
Bungee is ready to bring your business together. With unmatched modular benefits and modern appeal, this cutting edge line promotes collaboration in the workplace. Bungee tables are an affordable investment for growing companies looking for versatile and efficient furniture solutions. If ordinary tables just won't cut it, turn to this best selling office furniture line from Global Total Office. You'll be glad you did!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Global Total Office Has Big Plans This Summer!

Global Total OfficeNobody does office furniture and seating better than Global Total Office. This industry leader takes pride in crafting innovative office chairs designed for optimal comfort, along with modern table and desk collections that promote productivity in the workplace. Year after year, Global continues to impress and earn high marks. Rest assured, 2016 will be no different. Today on the blog we'll take a look at what Global has in store this summer!

Global Total Offie Novello ChairPrepare to be impressed! The Global Total Office Novello collection is coming. Set for it's official launch at this years NeoCon event, Novello has industry professionals on the edge of their seats. This unique line of modern office chairs represents a dynamic expression of material science that synchronizes the seat and back with every movement. Designed exclusively for Global by Alessandro Piretti, the Novello collection defines elegance in the workplace. These new chairs will be perfect for professional conference, meeting, and tasking applications.

Global Total Office Corby Furniture
The popularity of retro office furniture has been at an all time high in 2016. Mid century modern collections have become the preferred choice of design teams and shoppers alike. Global is looking to further push this emerging trend into superstardom with the release of their all new Corby collection. This classy line designed by Christopher Wright includes unique office desk variations, as well as tables and storage solutions to meet the need of any home or business work environment.

Global Total Office River FurnitureWhile a sofa and two lounge chairs will definitely look great, those looking to think outside the box and truly improve the guest waiting experience are turning to modular seating collections in 2016. The ability to maximize square footage and visual appeal is too much to pass up. Cool new modular lounge seating collections like River from Global Total Office make it easy to create one-of-a-kind layouts that will leave a lasting impression on valued visitors. River's wide range of components and contemporary appeal put it in a league of it's own. This is truly a must see furniture collection!

Global Total Office Luray ChairStyle and comfort meet with the all new Luray office chair collection from Global Total Office. As the workplace continues to change, meetings and conference gatherings can still be long days with intensive agendas. The Luray meeting chair collection provides ample proportions and full back support that will keep guests at their best. The polished aluminum arm can be specified with a urethane or wood top cap. Contrasting stitching is also available to compliment a wide selection of Global textiles and designer leather options.

Global Total Office Camino Furniture
Simple yet sophisticated! Designed by Chris Carter, the Camino lounge and reception seating collection is ready to impress with clean lines that compliment both transitional and contemporary interiors. The unique arm design narrows while flaring outward to allow for a more generous and comfortable sitting experience. Lounge, sofa and settee models are available with either wood or satin finished aluminum legs. Coordinating coffee and end tables are also available to further enhance appeal with a cohesive vibe that's sure to impress even the harshest guests.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Furniture Life: The Best of June 2016

June Office Furniture News from OfficeAnything.comIt's officially summer! As the month of June winds down, we are ready for warm weather and days at the beach. While we're busy gearing up for our Independence Day sales event, we thought it would be beneficial to take a look at the top industry news, trends, and products that hit the market this month. Enjoy!


NeoCon 2016

In the furniture and seating industry, June is all about NeoCon. Like always, this years convention was a huge success. The top brands all came out to highlight amazing new ways to kick corporate appeal into high gear in 2016 and beyond. Rest assured, lot's of new products are coming your way.

Global Total Office Is Raising The Bar

Global Total Office

Global never fails to impress. This industry leader takes pride in crafting unique workplace solutions built for improved appeal and functionality. This month, Global gave us a sneak peek at what to expect in the second half of 2016.

The Corby office furniture collection from Global Total Office is a must see. If you want to know how to keep your office up to date with the latest trends, check out this full service line. Corby offers mid century modern desks and tables that are sure to wow even the harshest critics.

In addition to the Corby collection, new chairs from Global Total Office are right around the corner. Designed by Alessandro Piretti, the Novello seating collection blends European design characteristics and modern ergonomics to form some of the coolest chairs of the year.

The days of using bulky, overstuffed conference room chairs is over. In 2016, the use of sleek conference room seating is at an all time high. Take one look at the all new Luray chair from Global Total Office and you'll see what we mean. Luray provides full back support and polished frame features that wow in meeting areas.

OFM Impresses

New Furniture from OFM

We're incredibly impressed with the OFM team. While other brands are busy imitating the latest trends, OFM is hard at work setting them in motion. Just this year, OFM has given us an array of cool new products lines that make it easy for shoppers to think outside the box with their makeover projects.

OFM Marque Réception Desk
This year at NeoCon, OFM showcased a white reception desk from their popular Marque collection that drew huge crows. While not a newcomer to the industry, the Marque line remains a best seller due to it's contemporary vibe and affordable price point. Marque stations like the 55290 look great from every angle, require no tools for assembly, and can be enhanced with ADA compliant sections.

OFM's reception area solutions are the best in the business. With easy to clean upholstery options, best selling OFM seating collections like Triumph, Uno, Interplay, Contour, and Serenity are all perfect for healthcare waiting areas. OFM beam seating lines like the Net Series can even be used outside. We fully expect OFM to continue pushing the limits of what businesses should expect from their lobby decor. With lines like Axis and Quin set to hit the market in just a few days, OFM is a must consider for any remodel going down in the second half of 2016.

Friday, June 17, 2016

The Best of NeoCon 2016

The Best of NeoCon 2016The Mart in Chicago was a buzz this week as NeoCon 2016 was in full swing. This year, the hottest furniture and seating brands revealed amazing new products that highlight where the industry is headed. Today on the blog, we'll take a look at what went down at this years NeoCon event. Enjoy!

A Brief History:

NeoCon has become one of the most popular trade shows in the industry. This year was no exception.
Since 1969, this trend setting trade show has been the premier outlet for manufacturers to show off their new releases. In 2016, nearly 50,000 design design professionals attended to check out more than 500 leading company. To make a long story short, NeoCon is a huge deal to furniture specialists!

The Mart Chicago
Top Brands:

The big guys never fail to impress! Brands like Global Total Office, Mayline, and OFM were in full force this week. With a plethora of hot new furniture lines and ergonomic seating solutions set to hit the market in the second half of 2016,  it's clear the most respected brands are still ready, willing, and able to change the way we work.

The Vibe:

It's evident and exciting that office interiors are evolving. Key brands are thinking outside the box and working hard to craft ways to maximize floor space, improve functionality, boost comfort and simultaneously enhance visual appeal. The name of the game is versatility! Nearly every brand at NeoCon showcased how to make interiors more versatile and efficient through the use of modern ergonomic technologies.

Emerging Trends:

Gray is the hottest trend of 2016! With the success of lines like Medina and Sterling from Mayline, other brands are jumping on board with gray finish options of their own. We also saw an abundance of white at this years NeoCon event. OFM Marque reception desks were of particular note. Their long time favorite guest reception stations look absolutely fantastic in the new designer white finish option. Additionally, it was easy to see that more powered office furniture solutions are on the way. The desire to streamline meetings, save time, and boost performance is at an all time high. Top brands are powering up reception areas, waiting rooms, training environments, and even private interiors.

NeoCon Guest Speakers and Seminars 2016Seminars:

In addition to launching new products and highlighting emerging design trends, NeoCon played host to more than 100 informative seminars. Guests looking to boost their industry related knowledge attended events at $55 each.


Paul Scialla, David Rockwell, and Oana Stanescu provided the keynotes at this years events. These accredited industry professionals highlighted ways the industry is evolving and ideas for the future.

Student Programs:

Specifically intended for interior design and architecture students, we didn't learn much about these programs other than that they are an awesome opportunity for emerging professionals to get inspired! What better way to expand product knowledge than from first hand advice from leading furniture companies? The student programs are yet another way that NeoCon distinguishes itself as one of the premier trade shows of the year. If you want to learn how to design a create a professional workspace the right way, NeoCon is a must attend event.

Global Total Office Novello 2016
Wrap Up:

With NeoCon 2016 officially in the books, we're already excited for next year. That being said, there's lot's to be excited about in the short term. In particular, new office chair lines like Novello from Global Total Office are poised to be a huge hit. Our favorite furniture brands raise the bar year after year and we couldn't be more impressed. If you're tackling an office makeover project in 2016, prepare to be met with game changing furniture solutions designed to take your business to the next level.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The 10 Most Comfortable Office Chairs of 2016

Shopping for an office chair in 2016? We've got you covered! Today on the Blog we're highlighting the 10 most comfortable office chairs of the year. Rest assured, not all office chairs are created equal. Those from brands like Global Total Office, Eurotech Seating, and RFM reign supreme! While comfort is most certainly in the eye of the beholder, it's safe to say the 10 chairs highlighted in today's post provide a top notch sit that any user can rely on.

1.) Global Total Office Concorde Presidential Chair

2409 Concorde Presidential Chair from Global Total Office

Today's post isn't about price, it's about comfort. Those who spare no expense when it comes to office ergonomics won't settle for anything less than a perfect sit. The Concorde Presidential chair from Global Total Office reigns supreme in 2016. This high end chair offers unparalleled comfort. While this luxurious office chair is a bit much for the average shopper, those who can swing the hefty price tag will be rewarded with the best chair in the business.

2.) Eurotech Seating Ergohuman Chair

Ergo human Chair from Eurotech Seating

Designed and made with the total comfort of humankind in mind. Esthetics, form and function allow this series to utilize a synchro tilt mechanism with infinite lock, sliding seat, pneumatic height adjustment, and headrest in one complete package. The LE9ERG Ergohuman chair from Eurotech boasts comfortable leather seating surfaces and a plethora of user friendly ergo features.

3.) RFM Preferred Seating Verte Chair

RFM Verte Chair

Tired of the constant lever pulling and tension knob adjusting most office chairs require to achieve the correct operational positioning? Give the Verte chair from RFM Preferred Seating a try! This cutting edge chair mimics the spine and automatically responds to user movements.

4.) Mayline Living Chair

Mayline Living Chair

The all new Living chair from Mayline comes in at 4th on our list. That being said, this ranking will only be surprising to those who haven't sat in it! The Living chair comes standard with a passive seat slider. The weight activated mechanism and flexible back provide constant support while users sit and move naturally. This new office chair from Mayline is the full package!

5.) Herman Miller Aeron Chair

Herman Miller Aeron Chair

A long time favorite of industry professionals and interior design teams, the Aeron chair offers an iconic look and reliable sit. While you're certainly paying a premium for the name, the Aeron does offer impeccable support with it's long list of adjustable features.

6.) Humanscale Freedom Chair

Humancale Freedom Chair

The Humanscale Freedom chair is an absolute winner. It's long list of awards and accreditations are well deserved. The Freedom provides the perfect combination of style and comfort. While expensive, the Freedom is a great ergonomic investment that will have you sitting pretty for years to come. The price kept it from being ranked higher on the list as we feel equally comfortable office seating solutions are available at significantly reduced costs.

7.) Cherryman Industries iDesk Oroblanco Chair

Cherryman Industries iDesk Oroblanco Chair

You can't go wrong with the iDesk Oroblanco chair from Cherryman Industries. With built in guides for personal adjustment, this Oroblanco is incredibly easy to use and diminishes the ergonomic learning curve. The $339.99 price tag is just an added bonus! It's easily the best buy on today's top 10 list.

8.) OFM Oro Chair

OFM ORO100 Chair

Talk about versatility! While many of today's top brands are busy imitating the latest industry trends, OFM is setting them. Take one look at the ORO100 model chair from OFM and you'll see what we mean. With its heavy duty design, the ORO100 supports users up to 350 pounds. The addition of an adjustable tablet arm puts this chair in a league of it's own.

9.) Global Total Office Arti Chair

Global Total Office Arti Chair

Cutting edge in every way! The Arti series office chair from Global Total Office articulates like a human spine and allows the chair back to reshape itself to the user. Art chairs automatically respond to body movements and sitting positions making them the hottest "smart chairs" on the market in 2016.

10.) Eurotech Seating iOO Chair

Eurotech Seating iOO Chair

The iOO chair from Eurotech Seating does it all. This distinctively bold and equally modern chair represents a pinnacle of evolution in the seating world. A sleek, powerful product generations in the making, the iOO is adjustable yet effortless simple to operate. All of it's controls have been integrated into a single mechanism. To make a long story short, the iOO adapts, overcomes and excels in any environment.