Friday, May 18, 2018

Coming Soon: New Verde Furniture!

New Cherryman Verde Furniture Available
Office furniture dealers have been at a bit of a disadvantage when it comes to the Cherryman Verde series. A lack of images has made it difficult to showoff the true value and potential this modern collection has to offer. Finally, the problem has been rectified. Cherryman has updated their site with new Verde configurations that we can now offer to you. These workstations are bold, fashionable, and perfect for creating cutting edge interiors. Prepare to be impressed!

Verde Desk Configuration
In a world filled with overly similar furniture collections, it can be difficult for the average shopper to create a personalized office space that pops without the help of a designer. Take one look at the office furniture from the Cherryman Verde series and you'll instantly appreciate how unique it is. There's nothing like Verde on the market today.

The Verde collection is what we like to call "Full Service". It's got everything you need to outfit guest reception areas, conference rooms, and private office interiors. Need storage? No problem! Verde has the modern components needed to keep you operating at a high level without the need for old-school metal file cabinets.

Verde Conference RoomThe modern desk configurations from the Verde series are available in arc end, bow front, and straight front variations. The wide range of connectable bridges, returns, and credenzas makes it easy to create versatile layouts that encourage productivity and maximize square footage. With Verde you can create single, multi user, L shaped, and U shaped designs.

Verde offers 3 full sized conference room tables and 2 meeting tables to compliment your collaborative interiors. A Verde conference table will come standard with white accented legs that double as wire management troughs. Surface level grommets and boat shaped tops are nice touches that make verde tables incredibly well rounded. The meeting tables from this line feature attractive silver legs that pair perfectly with a choice of Espresso and Latte Bamboo finish options.

Verde Reception AreaNew Verde office desk layouts like the VL-646N and VL-648N are going to have this collection enjoying a renewed sense of self. These reversible U shaped office desk configurations make it easy to create left and right handed workstations. If you switch offices and need your U desk to open the opposite way, simply connect the bridge to the other side of your desk and credenza. No need to purchase all new furniture!

The Verde series is a favorite of interior design teams and industry professionals. It's refreshing to know that this collection will finally get the credit and exposure it deserves. Verde desks, tables, and storage components work together to create cutting edge interiors that are up-to-date with the latest trends. If you're commercial interiors are in need of a facelift, give Verde desks and workstations a look!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

If You Have To Sit For Long Periods of Time, Here's 5 Things You Should Know...

Sitting For Too Long Is Unhealthy
To put it plain and simple, sitting for long periods of time is bad. As you sit for hours on end, fatigue and muscle stiffness become negative factors in your work day. Sitting for long periods of time will cause productivity levels to drop and even the best posture habits will suffer. Sometimes sitting for extending computing sessions is unavoidable. If this is the case for you, here's 5 things you need to know...

1.) It's okay to take a break.

First and foremost, it's okay to take a short break once per hour. Actually, it's preferred! A quick 5 to 10 minute stretching session will help you avoid fatigue and the bad posture habits associated with extended sits. Stand up once per hour and walk around the office. If you can, step outside to get some fresh air. Before returning to your desk to work, make it a point to get a drink of water to stay hydrated. Sitting in your office chair for hours on end is a bad habit that should be replaced with regular breaks.

2.) Sitting for too long can take years off you life.

It's true. Sitting for long periods of time can actually shorten your life span. Studies have shown that the older we get, the more we sit. Sitting is being commonly descried as "the new smoking" and for good reason! The average adult sits for approximately 9 to 10 hours per day. Here's a couple of interesting factoids we found in an article from CNN...

  • Individuals who sit for more than 13 hours per day have a 200% greater risk of death compared to those who sat for less than 11 hours per day.
  • Tests indicate that individuals who frequently sat in stretches less than 30 minutes had a 55% lower risk of death compared to those who sat longer than 30 minutes without stretching.

That's pretty interesting stuff that you should definitely be aware of if you plan to sit at your desk all day without moving around. To make a long story short, sit less and stand up more to keep your muscles moving!

3.) The right office chair is invaluable.

This isn't a sales pitch, it's the truth. The right office chair can be a real tool in your ergonomic arsenal. It's very important to talk with your physican and an ergonomic office seating specialist to select a chair that fits your operational needs and body types. Even the best office chairs are not a "one size fits all" solution to comfort. Once you've found the perfect chair, learn to master it and get the most out of it's adjustment features to compute healthy.

4.) Good posture habits are key.

If you have to sit for hours on end, good posture habits are a must. Sitting with bad posture day-in and day-out is a recipe for poor healthy, physical strain, and unproductive work days. The good new is, there's a lot of great ways to improve posture quickly. We recommend starting with a list of tips or a diagram that can be posted within eyesight of your computer screen. There's tons available online. Studies have shown that keeping tips fresh in your mind will have you far more likely to put them to use!

5.) Poor blood flow is your enemy.

When you sit for long periods of time, blood flow is restricted. When your blood flow is restricted, your muscles and body parts aren't getting the circulation they need. When this happens fatigue sets in and it's downhill from there. Good blood flow will help you reduce energy dips and maintain high productivity levels. Ergonomic workplace solutions like sit to stand attachments and accessories are widely available to help combat poor blood flow in the workplace. With sit to stand products you can stay moving without leaving your desk for long periods of time. We highly recommend testing one out. They're pretty revolutionary!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

10 Reasons We Love The Mayline Medina Collection

10 Reasons To Love Mayline Medina Office Furniture
The Mayline Medina collection took the furniture world by storm. This innovative line of desks, conference tables, reception stations and storage components makes it easy to create on-trend interiors without spending a fortune. With innovative finishes, modular components, and a limited lifetime warranty, this full service line is a must consider for furniture shoppers.

1.) Cool Finishes
Mayline Medina Furniture Finishes - Laminate Swatches

Medina offers desks, tables, and accessories in 5 attractive finish options. Our favorite is Gray Steel. This laminate woodgrain tone is a bit coastal and a lot cool! Other popular options include Textured Sea Salt and Mocha for contemporary office remodeling projects. A Mahogany laminate option is also available to help blend the line between traditional and modern.

2.) Value

In terms of price, Medina is hard to beat. This collection offers office desks starting at $359.99 and conference room tables under $600.00 that are sure to impress. Medina components are well made and ready for the demands of the modern workplace. If you're shopping for value, this collection is definitely a great option.

3.) Selection
Medina Office Furniture - Executive Interior - Gray Steel Finish

Like most Mayline furniture collections, Medina offers an excellent selection of products that will help you furnish interiors of any size. Those looking to avoid mix-matching pieces from a variety of brands will absolute love this full service line. It's got everything you need!

4.) Powered Tables

These days it's all about powering up the conference room, and with Medina you can do it on a budget. All of the tables from this best selling office furniture line are available with power and data modules that cost just $235.00. By industry standards, this is a bargain. Many of today's "top rated" conference tables have modules that are nearly a thousand bucks.

5). Large Reception Desks
Medina Reception Desk - Mocha Finish

The average guest reception station is 72" wide. Finding something bigger can be a difficult task if you don't know where to look. A custom guest reception desk will cost you a small fortune and desk that's too small won't do much for the appeal of your welcoming area. Medina has you covered. The reception desks from this line are 87 1/4" wide and feature beautiful glass transaction counters. If you need a little more space, L shaped variations like the MNRSLBF reception desk come standard with 48" wide returns.

6.) Fashionable Executive Workstations

Medina Office Desk - Mahogany Laminate
The Medina series offers more than 20 desk sets that are perfect for creating on-trend executive interiors in 2018 and beyond. Medina layouts are available in L shaped, U shaped, and hybrid configurations to meet your individual needs. We love the MNT39 U Shaped Medina desk in Gray Steel with a glass hutch and similar models as they offer plenty of wow factor and the quality craftsmanship to match.

7.) Modular Components

Modular components from the Medina series are sold individually for shoppers looking to build out their work spaces from the ground up. You can start with a stand alone Medina desk and then add surface extensions, matching storage cabinets, bookcases, and other accessories as your operational needs increase. This is a particularly good reason to love Medina if you're shopping for new office furniture on a budget.

8.) Factory Warranty

All Mayline Medina products are backed by Mayline's limited lifetime warranty. What's not to love?

9.) Simplicity
Medina Meeting Table - Sea Salt Finish

All too often we hear horror stories from shoppers who have had trouble selecting new office furniture. The Medina collection keeps things simple. The pre-configured desk sets from this line really make it easy to create fashionable interiors. The tables are a great way to create interactive meeting areas that encourage collaboration. With a wide selection, attractive finishes, and modular components, Medina is all about helping you craft an elite interior without a headache.

10.) In-Stock

Last but not least, Medina products are in stock and perfect for shoppers facing tight project deadlines. Medina orders typically leave the factory within just 2 days of purchase. If you're grand opening is right around the corner and you need to furniture, Medina has you covered. Due to the popularity of the collection, select items to go out of stock from time to time. While rare, it's still best to call your dealer before purchasing to double check. In most cases, Medina orders will ship right out.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Office Chair Review: Spree Series by Global

Global Spree Office Seating ReviewWe can't say enough good things about the chairs crafted by Global. They never fail to impress and they always pack a serious ergonomic punch. Global chairs like the Spree are heavily relied upon to improve posture and encourage healthy sitting habits in the workplace. Today on the blog we'll tell you about one of Global's hottest lines, Spree. These innovative seating solutions are ready, willing, to take performance to the next level.

6040 Spree Chair ReviewIf you're on the hunt for a new office chair for everyday tasking and computing, the Spree is definitely worth considering. First and foremost, these chairs are real head turners. Spree chairs are modern while remaining practical and offer visually appealing design characteristics that will earn your space plenty of positive praise from visitors.

You'll quickly notice that the Spree features a contoured back. It definitely looks cool, but it's purpose is to avoid restricting upper body movement. The ergonomic design of the Spree back is just one of the unique features that make it a great option for the work floor.

6041 Spree ChairThis popular office seating collection offers 2 main models. The 6040 is the best seller. It boasts a ventilated mesh back and upholstered seat. The 6041 model is fully upholstered and a bit more expensive.

The 6040 Spree chair is available in 7 mesh color options that can be paired with a wide range of fabric, vinyl, and leather seat upholsteries to create a chair that matches your personal vibe. From practical to modern, Spree has you covered.

Global Spree Chair - Back ViewOnce seated in this chair you'll be instantly impressed by the amount of upper and lower back support. The lumbar area wraps around the waist of the user to provide a secure feeling and excellent support.

The chair seat slides to the rear and reclines while tilting to provide a smooth and comfortable tilt action. The front of the seat does not lift during tilting so that your feet can stay flat on the floor where they belong when computing at your desk.

Those shopping for ergonomic seating that's up to date with the latest trends will love the Spree. These chairs have all the bells and whistles you could ever hope for. The seat structure is flexible and suspended over space that allows it to move and flex with the user.

Global Spree Chair at DeskThe unique seat depth adjustment controls are easily accessible on both sides of the seat. This is another unique feature that really shows Global's attention to detail. The 6040 and 6041 model Spree chairs come with height adjustable arms and rotating arm caps. Black 5 prong injection molded bases are also standard.

A side active tilt tension adjustment feature make it easy to obtain your desired rate of recline and will likely be copy-catted by competing brands. It's yet another nice touch that has us in love with the Spree.

Global Spree Chair RatingOveral, these chairs are hard to beat. The Spree is fashionable, comfortable, and effective. These high quality seating solutions are available starting at $403.99 and worth every penny. After a thorough review and sit test, the Spree has earned a 5 out of 5 star rating. Rarely do we give out such high marks, but the Spree didn't give us anything to critique. There's even a polished base option! Yep. This line has it all. Job well done Global.

Monday, May 14, 2018

7 Ways To Live Your Best Life In The Office

If you're ready to live your best life in the office, you're in the right place. Today we'll provide you with 7 tips designed to help you operate at peak performance levels while staying healthy. From using sit to stand products to collaborating with your coworkers, you'll be at your best in no time!

1.) Use Sit To Stand Products

Sit To Stand Workstation

Sit To Stand products are the latest ergonomic craze, and for good reason. They work! With sit to stand products you can improve blood flow and posture while reducing energy dips that occur when you sit for hours on end. A sit to stand workstation that attaches to your desk surface will help you adapt on the fly. We recommend the Volante from Systematix and the 5100 model from OFM. Both are commercial quality and ready for the demands of the modern work day.

2.) Take Short Breaks

Take A Short Break At Work Once Per Hour

Even if you have the best new ergonomic products at your disposal, it's still important to take short breaks. A 5 to 10 minute break one per hour is recommend to keep you fresh. Stand up from your desk and walk around to get your blood flowing. If you can, grab some fresh air outside. The key is to avoid sitting stagnant for hours if you want to life your best life in the office!

3.) Type At Healthy Angles

Healthy Typing

This is an oldie but a goodie. The odds are, you've got an adjustable keyboard tray. It's important to adjust it and synchronize it to your body and workstation to ensure you're able to type at healthy angles. If you type incorrectly day after day you'll be subject to wrist pain and even more serious conditions like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Typing from correct and healthy positions is an absolute must.

4.) Use Dual Monitors

Dual Monitor Mount

Single screen systems have become dinosaurs in the workplace. If you want to live your best life in the office, a dual monitor setup is definitely preferred. It's as simple as this, two screens are better than one. With a dual monitor mount you'll be able to cut down on the time spent flipping back and forth between tabs and complete your work faster. You'll also be able to adjust your screens to the correct level and adapt on the fly.

5.) Practice Good Sitting Habits

Sitting Healthy In An Office Chair

It probably goes without say, but good posture is a must if you want to make it through task filled days at work without pain. For starters, keep your back in contact with your chair at all times. Commonly workers hunch forward and over the top of their keyboards when computing. This leaves your spine unsupported. It's also important to keep your monitors at eye level. If you're looking down at your screens when typing, you're neck is paying the price. These two simple tips are the foundation for a healthy sit. Commit them to memory and also consider placing a chart with posture tips within eyesight of your computer screens. Keeping tips fresh in your mind will have you more likely to use them.

6.) Hydrate

Stay Hydrated At Work

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. You can't have too much water. When you take your break once per hour, go swing by the break room and get a drink of water. If you work at your desk for hours on end without hydrating, you'll be fighting fatigue and a long list of other issues, so drink up. You should definitely have a water bottle at your desk at all times.

7.) Collaborate

Collaborating At Work

The industry buzz word of the year is without a doubt "collaboration". Office furniture and seating brands are hard at work crafting everything from modern cubicle alternatives to active stools that encourage collaboration in the workplace. From height adjustable conference tables to powered lounge furniture, collaboration is the way of the future. Cubicle walls are being taken down daily to create open concept interiors with modular benching systems that encourage interaction and spark creativity. Collaborate with your coworkers whenever possible to build relationships and improve productivity.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Introducing The Global Sora Chair

Global Sora High Back Office ChairGlobal Sora Chair ReviewJust when we think we've seen it all, Global comes out with a new seating collection that proves we're just scratching the surface of comfort and style. Take one look at their new Sora chair and you'll see what we mean. These weight sensing taskers with synchro tilt mechanisms packs a serious ergonomic punch and look great doing it.

The Sora chair is all about performance. Take a sit in this chair and you'll be instantly rewarded with an adjustable lumbar support that hits all the right areas with minimal tweaking. The multi functional arms are also a nice touch the make it easy to find the right computing position.

What sets the Sora apart is the weight sensing mechanism. Once consider a niche feature, the ergonomic chair with a weight sensing mechanism will soon become an industry standard. They automatically respond to the user with perceptive adjustments.

The days of pulling levers and twisting tension knobs to work with good posture are coming to an end. The Sora gives us a look at the future in a package that's surprisingly affordable. This all new commercial office seating line from Global offers a choice of high and medium back models available starting at $499.99.

If you're looking for the best weight sensing office chair in terms of value and comfort, the Sora is it. Released just a few short weeks ago, you can rest comfortably knowing that these chairs have all the latest and greatest bells and whistles.

Global Sora Task Chair 6942 - Responsive Chair with Weight Sensing MechanismSora chairs are available in a choice of 24 mesh back color variations that pair with a seemingly infinite number of designer fabric, vinyl, and leather seat upholsteries. In addition to limitless seat and back combinations, Sora offers a choice of black and polished aluminum bases.

In terms of applications, the Sora can pretty much do it all. It excels in executive interiors, on the work floor, and even in home office settings. This chair is a real game changer that's sure to impress even the harshest critics.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Create Mid Century Vibes With Woodstock Annie Chairs

Woodstock Annie Chair Review
Woodstock Marketing specializes in the provision of high quality office chairs inspired by music icons. This innovative brand offers some of the most innovative chairs on the market that boast the design characteristics needed to create fashionable interiors that are up to date with the latest trends. Today we'll be taking a look at the chairs from their Annie line and the mid century attributes that have made them a top option for conference room, executive office, and home office remodeling projects.

Mid Century Modern Office ChairsEven at first glance the Annie office chair will catch your eye. The diamond stitched back is a real head turner that's bold and distinctive. Upon further inspection you'll be drawn into the chrome base and arms. This chair looks luxurious from every angle and will no doubt earn an abundance of compliments in any setting.

Annie Sea Foam Leather Office ChairAnnie mid back office chairs are available in 5 color options. If you really want to make your space pop, red is the way to go. Traditional tones like black and brown are also available. One cool color option that's often overlooked within the Annie mid century modern office seating collection is Sea Foam. This light green leather is a bit minty and certainly unique!

Annie Chair - Side ViewNow it's time to talk comfort. Regardless of how cool a chair looks, you won't want to purchase it if it doesn't provide a reliable sit, right? Well the Annie has your back (no pun intended). This sleek European style conference chair is supportive and easy to use.

Red Leather Office Chair with Diamond Stitched BackThe Annie chair isn't going to blow you away with ergonomic adjustment features. It is designed for more streamlined applications. The height adjustable mechanism gets the job done while the natural contour of the chair back offers adequate lumbar support.

Annie chairs are great in executive home and business interiors as they don't take up a ton of usable floor space. That being said, these chairs are best suited for professional conference room applications. The sleek design of these mid century chairs will help you maximize table space and seating potential.

In terms of price the Annie is a great buy at $319.00. You'll be hard pressed to find a more well rounded office chair that's as upscale as this one. The Annie boasts genuine leather surfaces with vinyl backing for durability and provides the trendy mid century vibes needed to rock your remodel.