Thursday, October 8, 2015

Office Chair Reviews: The Living Chair by Mayline

Mayline Living Chair ReviewThe office seating world has yet another new addition, and this one is an absolute winner! Introduced just a few short months ago at this years NeoCon event, the Mayline Living chair drew crowds and had the industry abuzz. In today's post we'll review the new Living chair and it's unique ergonomic benefits. Enjoy!


The Mayline Living chair is distinctively modern. These high back taskers offer contemporary curves and cutting edge features that put them in a league of their own. Mayline has made the Living chair available in three attractive color combinations. Those who love the classics will be right at home with the all black living chair. The gray on black color combination is sure to be the best seller as it falls squarely in line with 2015's color trends. Those who want to step outside the box and brighten up their interiors will greatly enjoy the all green Living chair. No matter which color combination you choose, rest assured, you'll be rewarded with an incredibly stylish office chairs that's built to keep you supremely comfortable. These new Mayline office chair solutions are the full package.

Mayline Living Chair - Side ViewErgonomics:

Innovative ergonomic features set the Living chair apart from any other modern task chair on the market. The passive seat slider is weight activated while the flexible back provides constant support that adjusts to you as you sit and move naturally. The chair seat automatically adjusts to it's user and distributes weight effectively without the need for adjustment. In a nut shell, the Living chair provides an excellent sit that users can rely on without the need for multiple levers and adjustment features. If Apple where to design a "smart chair" it would be incredibly similar to this. The Living chair thinks for you, and knows how to keep you operating at peak performance levels.

Mayline Living Chair FeaturesStandard Features:

Height, depth, pivot, and width adjustable arms.
Pliable back with pivot point construction.
Cutting edge modern design characteristics.
Polished aluminum 5 star base.
Meets ANSI/BIFMA performance criteria.
Rated for users up to 250 pounds.
Silver arm accents.


All of Mayline's new Living chairs are available for $399.99. These quick shipping models are typically in stock and leave the factory within 2 business days of order. At just under four hundred bucks, the Living chair is one of the most advanced chairs on the market at this price point. Custom fabric and leather seat upholstery options are available are also offered by Mayline. Upgrading the seat material will certainly increase the chair price, but if you're looking for a personalized touch, the textiles Mayline offers are hard to beat!

Mayline Living Chair - Overhead ViewApplications:

It would be easier to tell you what you can't do with the Living chair, but that's just not our style! We'd rather tell you how versatile this new task and computer chair is. If you find yourself sitting for long periods of time, the Living chair will be your new best friend. As they automatically adjust to your body movements, operating in comfort has never been easier. The Living chair will keep any user ergonomically correct in home office, conference room, executive office, and group work areas. Those in search of big and tall office seating will want to skip purchasing the Living chair as it's not ideal for users over 250 pounds.

Final Rating:

5 Star Office Chair Rating

We give the new Living chair from Mayline 5 stars. In a nut shell, it's the absolute best office chair they've ever brought to market. The Living chair is incredibly user friendly. A child could master this new chair in under 5 minutes. It's uniquely modern look makes it stand out in a world of similar seating styles. Mayline truly raised the industry bar with these professional grade office chairs.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Furniture Life: Creating A Modern Office Space

Modern Office InteriorsLet's face it, the modern look is in! More than ever, design specialists and industry professionals alike are recommending modern furniture from the best brands in the business. That being said, you'll need more than cutting edge furniture to create the ultimate workspace. In today's article we'll highlight awesome design tips, product suggestions, ideas to help you make your interior the best it can be. Enjoy!

Before you rush out and purchase new furniture for your office, take the time to properly measure your space. Start by taking note of all your entry ways, power outlets, and windows that will affect your layout. Pay careful attention to the perimeter of your work area and be sure to double check your measurements.

Modern Office FurnitureOnce you've got your dimensions, sketch them out on paper and make a few copies. Try your hand at drawing various layouts. This simple practice will give you a great idea of what will work best for your office space.

Now it's time to get a little inspiration! Visit a local showroom, take some pics, and gather brochures on popular furniture lines you're interested in. Check out local businesses and don't be afraid to ask what furniture their using and how they like it. Last but not least, take your inspiration quest to the web. Social sharing sites like Pinterest and Instagram will provide you with awesome ideas for your space.

With accurate room dimensions and loads of inspiration, it's time to shop! When you start your office furniture search online, you'll be met with loads of products to sort through. Use a comparison shopping engine like Google Shopping to save you some time. Here you'll be able to sort products by manufacturer and price.

When shopping for modern office furniture online, be sure to pay close attention to the latest trends. This year gray wood grain tones have been incredibly popular. Classic finish options like cherry, maple, and mahogany are no longer the premier options for modern interiors. In addition, metal and glass furniture accents will surely enhance visual appeal. Top furniture brands like Mayline, Cherryman Industries, and Global Total Office all pave the way for new trends and should be highly considered for your project.

Office Design IdeasSure a great furniture configuration will help your space, but you've also got to be comfortable! You'll no doubt want to select a modern office chair that provides you with the user friendly adjustment features needed to operate at peak performance levels while simultaneously complimenting your furniture. This year, brands like Eurotech Seating have introduced awesome new ergonomic seating solutions that you should definitely check out! Their new iOO and FX2 chairs will match just about any modern furnishings you choose!

Adding ergonomic accessories will keep you productive while simultaneously boosting the modern look you're going for. A dual screen monitor arm will make your executive desk configuration look curing edge while reducing eye strain while you work. A sit to stand keyboard tray will promote continuous movement in the workplace, improve blood flow, and wow your guests when you put it to use!

Modern DeskThey say, no space is truly complete without the right combination of aesthetic accents! We couldn't agree more. Before your new furniture arrives, thoroughly clean your space and patch any unsightly wall marks. Paint your interior a cool new color that makes a statement! To take your new modern office space over the top, consider adding cool wall art and an area rug. Take things a step further by throwing in a few cool lighting fixtures or wall sconces. The room accessories you choose will play a major role in the overall look of your space.

When your makeover project is done, take a few pics and post them online. Don't be afraid to ask the pros for helpful criticisms and ways to further improve your space. At the same time, you'll be showing off your new work environment to potential customers and guests.

October Office Furniture Sale 2015

This month, our office furniture deals are so good, they're scary! We've got best selling desks, conference tables, and workplace solutions from top brands like Mayline, Global Total Office, Cherryman Industries, and OFM on sale now with free shipping. In addition to the hot deals listed in today's article, please find our list of active coupons at the bottom of today's post. Happy shopping!

1.) MNT7 Medina Office Furniture Set by Mayline - $1329.99 + Free Shipping!

October Office Furniture Sale 2015

2.) STL8 Sterling Executive Desk by Mayline - $1186.99 + Free Shipping!

Mayline Furniture Sale

3.) Z48120RTE 10' Zira Conference Table by Global Total Office - $1847.99 + Free Shipping!

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4.) Zira Reception Desk by Global Total Office - $2235.99 + Free Shipping!

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5.) VL-619N Verde Office Desk by Cherryman Industries - $1070.00 + Free Shipping!

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7.) 55310 Marque Reception Desk by OFM, Inc. - $1131.99 + Free Shipping!

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Office Remodeling Q & A With

Office Remodeling Q & AHave office makeover and remodeling questions? You're in the right place! Our team of interior specialists are here to help. In today's post we'll cover the most commonly asked office remodeling questions to help you tackle your makeover projects successfully. Enjoy!

Q: What is the most important step in the office remodeling process?

Leave no doubt. The most important step in the remodeling process is space planning. If you don't properly plan your workspace, the odds are you'll run into headaches that can otherwise be avoided. Start by obtaining the perimeter dimensions of your space. Be sure to take note of entry ways, power outlets, windows, and load bearing members that will affect the way your office furniture fits. Once you've got your dimensions, double check for accuracy! Don't rely on old blueprints or measurements obtained by another member of your team. Tackle this important step yourself. It's the key to a successful project.

Q: What tools do I need to have for space planning?

In most cases you can handle basic space planning with a tape measurer, ruler, and mechanical pencil. As you never want to "eye up" measurements, a tape measurer will help improve your accuracy. If you find a tape measurer a bit old school, you can invest in a digital version. With these fancy units you'll be able to nail down accurate dimensions in seconds. Drafting paper and a scale ruler will also come in very handy if you want to sketch out your room to scale (which you should).

Q: What are the latest furniture trends?

Lots of hot new furniture trends have emerged in 2015. This year tablet arm seating has been popular for training room, guest waiting area, and private office makeover projects. Tablet chairs improve versatility and functionality alike. In addition, gray wood and leather tones have dominated the market. Finish options like Textured Driftwood and Gray Steel from Mayline are a must consider if you're looking to keep your space up to date with the latest trends. Retro office chairs and industrial furniture is also popular. Brands like Woodstock Marketing and OFM, Inc. have greatly contributed to this movement. If you really want to keep it retro, can check out swap meets, thrift stores, and antique shops. You'll no doubt find vintage office relics including that will make your space stand out from the competition.

Q: How much will my office remodeling project cost?

This ones a bit tough to answer, but we'll give it a try! The cost of your office remodeling project will be greatly dependent on the style, size, brand, and quantity of products you need. As you'll no doubt want to create a budget for your project, doing an office cost analysis will help. Browse the web for furniture and seating you have interest in. Load the items you find into shopping carts and keep a list of online vendors you've visited. When you're done shopping for ideas, compare the items from the various sites you've visited. Prioritize items as needs or wants. You'll then be able to determine about how much your project will cost. Typically, executive office makeover projects run between one and four thousand dollars. Reception, lobby, and waiting room projects usually range a bit higher.

Q: What are some good ways to save on new furniture?

There's plenty of great ways to save on new furniture. First and foremost, you'll wan to select your new products from a dealer that's willing to help you avoid shipping costs. These days, most manufacturers don't even charge their dealers for standard tailgate or loading dock delivery. This means, if you see products from a brand like Mayline, Woodstock Marketing, Cherryman Industries, or Eurotech Seating with shipping costs, keep it moving! The dealer is simply trying to make a few extra bucks on your purchase that can be quickly avoided. In addition, take the time to call dealers directly. Sure you can visit lots of different coupon sites, by why not just give them a quick ring? Ask about current specials, closeouts, quantity discount opportunities, and other key ways to save. While you'll likely be rewarded with money off your purchase, you'll also get a good feel for the dealer and their commitment to customer service.

Q: How long will my furniture take to arrive after order?

This is questions is greatly dependent on the size of your space and how much furniture you'll need to complete it. That being said, if you purchase in stock products they should ship out within 2 business days of order. Transit usually ranges between 4 and 7 business days. If you've chosen to go with made to order or custom furniture, the wait will be a bit longer. Made to order office seating and furniture usually takes around 3 to 5 weeks to craft. Transit times will be about the same. As a side note, be sure to contact your dealer about 2 days after order to obtain tracking information. This will help you guide furniture in. Additionally, you'll be able to avoid getting caught with new furniture on your doorstep while you're unprepared.

Q: What are the best furniture brands?

While this questions is certainly subject to personal opinion, we do have our favorites! Here at we regularly recommend Cherryman Industries, Mayline, OFM, Global Total Office, and Offices To Go for private office, training room, reception, and conference room furniture. These brands take pride in crafting excellent products that fall inline with the latest industry trends. If you're in need of new chairs, we recommend Eurotech Seating, RFM Preferred Seating, and Woodstock Marketing. Our favorite all around brand is certainly Global Total Office. You'll be looking at about a 3 to 4 week lead time on their products, but they are well worth the wait. Global offers fantastic ergonomic and executive office chair models, as well professional workstations and open desking solutions for interiors small and large.

Q: Should I do my own assembly and installation?

If you're handling the remodeling of a single office space, installation shouldn't be that big of a deal. Most individual office spaces can be tackled in about 2 hours. For larger reception, waiting room, and lobby areas, you'll probably want to consult with the professionals. While assembly and installation is nothing to be scared of, it sometimes makes it easier to enlist the help of the pros to avoid the heavy lifting and debris removal!

Q: How many people do I need to help me with my project?

The design and space planning process should be handled by yourself and one other individual to double check your measurements. If you decide to take on assembly and installation internally, you'll want to have about 3 helpers.

Q: How can I make my space more ergonomic?

If you want to make your space more ergonomically correct, there's plenty of products available to help you do it! Ergonomic monitor arm and keyboard tray solutions are widely considered the two must have ergo items of 2015. This year, adjustable height desk and table models have been highly recommended as they promote continuous movement in the workplace and help to prevent extended sits. Smaller and more cost effective products like foot rests and CPU holders will also come in handy. In the long run, ergonomic effectiveness starts with you! Be sure to practice good posture tips and tricks to ensure you're sitting correctly. Avoid sitting for long periods of time, and take a 10 minute break every hour. These simple and free tips will greatly improve your work day.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Helpful Training Room Remodeling Tips

Global Total Office 2gether TablesCreating a multi purpose space for your professional training needs? You're in the right place! The Blog team has the tips you'll need to get the job done right from start to finish without the headaches. Follow the tips, tricks, and product suggestions in today's post to create a productive, efficient, and well rounded modular training room designed to meet your specific business needs.

1.) Know What Fits

Don't rush out and purchase new training furniture for your space until you know what will fit properly! Start your project by obtaining the perimeter measurement of your space. Be sure to account for entry ways, power outlets, windows, and load bearing members that will affect the way your furniture will fit. On average you'll want to leave about 3' of space between each row of tables. You'll also want to leave at least 3' of space down the center aisle of your configuration to ensure you provide a large enough walkway for guests. Around the perimeter of your area, leave about 1.5' of space.

2.) Follow The Trends

You'll no doubt want to keep your training room up to date with the latest design trends. Rather than send you across the web hunting for blog posts and design tips, we'll let you in on this years hottest furniture movements right here. In 2015, gray wood grain tones have been the way to go. Brands like Mayline and Global Total Office offer awesome training room tables in gray wood finish options that will no doubt kick your visual appeal into high gear. In addition, mesh back seating and portable power modules have also been quite popular. Purchasing mesh seating will help you extend your budget while portable power modules will help your business streamline training sessions. You can also add trending products like portable flat screen TV carts, lighted lecterns, and industrial wall art.

3.) Storage Matters

If you've got the square footage, consider dedicating a single wall of your space to storage. Here you can place a wall cabinet to house stationary. You can also nest excess training room table and chair pairs along your storage wall when they're not needed for a particular session. In the long run, storage space really matters! You don't want your training room to feel over crowded and cluttered with too many tables, chairs, and presentation materials all over the place. Think ahead and plan for future growth before it's too late!

4.) Create A Presenting Area

No training room is complete without a professional area for presenting. Typically located at the front of your room, the presenting area should be equipped with a variety of products to ensure information is properly delivered. A folding presentation board is a must as it will allow you to jot done ideas and notes with your students. You'll also want a lectern or podium of some sort to hep guest presenters feel comfortable. It's sometimes awkward to stand in front of a large group of people without a proper speaking area. You can further enhance your training room presentation area with a pull down projected screen, but Smart TV's have certainly become the preferred choice.

5.) Go Modular

Last but not least, you'll no doubt want your space to be as functional as possible. Selecting modular training tables and training room seating will help you maximize floor space and overall effectiveness. Flip top tables like the Bungee and 2gether from Global Total Office are the top choice of industry professionals. These tables can be quickly folded and rolled out of the way when cleaning is necessary. The mobilized bases make them easy to create, break down, and reconfigure limitless layouts for training purposes. Modular training room chairs like the Valore and Thesis from Mayline also save space and look great! These trending new chairs can be stacked and nested easily when not in use. They are also super comfortable! In the long run, going modular is incredibly beneficial. It will no doubt make your space more versatile and professional.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

5 Ways To Be A Smarter Office Furniture Shopper

Smart Office Furniture ShoppingSmart office furniture shoppers save big and enjoy successful makeover projects. To be a smart shopper, you have to know the ins and outs of the industry and the best ways to maximize your budget. That's where we come in. In today's post, we'll give you 5 tips that are guaranteed to minimize office deign headaches and extend your budget. Enjoy!

1.) Know What Fits

There's nothing worse than buying new office furniture and finding out it doesn't fit! To avoid this common mishap, you'll want to obtain accurate dimensions of your space before you even consider making a purchase. When gathering your dimensions, don't rely on old blue prints. Get in your space with a tape measurer and do it the right way. Take note of all entry ways, windows, power outlets, and room obstructions that will affect the way your furniture fits. With your dimensions in hand, you'll be able to determine what size desks will work best for your interior. If you only follow one tip in today's post, let it be this one!

2.) Research The Trends

Take the time to see what's hot! Researching the latest office design trends will help you create a space that's up to date and on the cutting edge. In 2015, gray wood grain tones and leather upholsteries have been incredibly popular. Powered lounge furniture, tablet arm seating, and retro inspired office chair solutions like the Hendrix from Woodstock Marketing are also sure fire ways to make your space stand out from the crowd. Show your design prowess and ingenuity by researching where the industry is, and where it's going. Your office remodeling project will be all the better for it.

3.) Read The Reviews

Reading reviews will help you avoid making a purchase you might regret. Trust other shoppers! While some reviews can be overly critical, in most cases they will help you select quality products that will improve your workplace functionality and decor. You should also read reviews about dealers your considering purchasing furniture from. If two furniture providers offer the same pricing on a particular office desk, reading reviews will help you make an educated decision on what vendor is better for you and your needs.

4.) Avoid Shipping Costs

If you see a furniture company charging basic shipping costs, keep on moving! Most of today's top furniture and seating manufacturers like Mayline, Offices To Go, and Eurotech Seating don't even charge their dealers for shipping. This means, you shouldn't be paying them either! This is a common way for vendors to add in extra margin that can be quickly avoided with a little shopping prowess. While extended services like inside delivery may be a must, standard tailgate and loading dock delivery should not require additional charges on your end.

5.) Search For Savings

To save big, you've got to do a little work! Before making a purchase, enter in the products you like in a comparison shopping engine like Google Shopping. You'll be able to find reviews, sort by lowest price, and isolate dealers that don't charge shipping. Take the three best online prices you find and call the associated dealers directly. Ask about current coupons, bargains, closeouts, and specials they may be running to help you save a few bucks. You can also visit popular coupon sites like and These reputable saving sites are commonly used by the best furniture providers in the business. The chances are, if you see an "enter coupon code" field during the online checkout process, there's at least some sort of coupon out there to help you save.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Office Furniture Reviews: OFM Conference Tables

Looking to create a professional meeting area for your business? You'll need a table that's up to the task! Luckily, brands like OFM, Inc. are ready to take your conference room to the next level. This industry leading brand takes pride in crafting some of the best tables in the business. In today's post we'll review OFM's top conference tables and their aesthetic benefits. Enjoy!

OFM 55118 Conference TableFirst up, the 55118 model modular conference table from OFM. These user friendly tables actually require no tools for assembly. The 55118 boasts OFM's quick connect system that makes installation a breeze for any business. These 96" wide tables feature curved ends and heavy duty metal legs that provide an industrial look that's sure to impress even the harshest critics. Priced at $649.99, the 55118 also provides excellent value. These tables are available in 3 finish options that typically ship within three days of order. We give the 55118 a solid 4 out of 5 star rating. They're well built, easy to put together, and fall squarely inline with 2015's hottest boardroom design trends.

T3672MB Conference Table
The T3672MB model table from OFM can be used effectively in conference room, library, meeting, training, and boardroom areas. Needless to say, these tables are super versatile. The T3672MB rectangular conference table features a 1 piece laminate top, T shaped metal legs, and much more for just $560.99. Choose from 3 quick shipping finish options to meet the decor needs of your space. These tables are designed for commercial applications and provide just the right amount of modern appeal without being too over the top. We give the T3672MB 3.5 out of 5 stars. They are well rounded, but in the long run, we feel better OFM table options are available for the conference room.

OFM's T4896MB table features an 8' rectangular surface and double T shaped bases. If you're looking to keep your meeting area up to date with this years industrial furniture craze, the T4896MB will certainly fit the bill. At the everyday low price of $664.99, the T4896MB provides a lot of bang for the buck. These rectangular conference table solutions from OFM are available in English Oak, Gray Nebula, and Mahogany laminate options. The mar-proof table surfaces ensure durability and long lasting good looks, especially when compared to the high cost wood veneer tables commonly found on the market.  The two piece top makes it easy to break down the table and avoid heavy lifting when moves are a must. Depending on the chairs you select for your space, the T4896MB 8' table can be used to accommodate up to 8 guests comfortably. We give this model a well deserved 4 star rating. It's spacious, functional, and durable!

OFM Racetrack Conference Table
If you're looking to keep your boardroom makeover project simple and traditional, look no further than the T3672RT model racetrack conference table from OFM. These 6' tables offer classic good looks that work well with nearly any accenting decor theme. The T3672RT finds success this year as one of the few tables on the market that avoids the overly modern trends. With it's oval top, you'll be able to position guests around the entire surface. The T3672RT is available in gray, mahogany, and medium oak finish options. At just $560.99, you'll be left with budget to spare for conference room seating and the room accessories needed to take your space over the top. The 3-mm edge banding helps conserve table life over the long term while nylon leveling glides help to prevent unwanted wobbling. We give the T3672RT 3 out of 5 stars. These tables are well rounded, but a little to simple for our taste!

Glass Conference TableNaturally, we've saved our favorite for last! The OFM GT3977 model glass conference table is an absolute winner. We love the 5/8" thick table surface and silver metal legs that the GT3977 has to offer. The clear glass top makes it super easy to use with a wide range of furniture finishes. These trend setting tables are available for $1021.99 in 2015. The price of the GT3977 is definitely worth taking note of as most of the glass conference room tables available this year cost nearly three times as much. In years passed, glass conference tables were considered "special order" items and "custom". This drove up pricing and extended lead times. OFM took a stand and made their GT3977 table affordable enough for the average business. Not to mention, these cutting edge tables are typically in stock and ship within a couple business days of order. Needless to say, we give the GT3977 a 5 star rating. If you're going for wow factor, you just can't beat it! These tables are incredibly innovative and truly ahead of their time. Even OFM's biggest competitors have failed to produce similar glass table solutions. This shows OFM's true commitment to raising the industry bar.