Thursday, January 29, 2015

Power Up Your Waiting Room with OFM Serenity Seating!

OFM Serenity Chair
OFM never fails to impress, and their new Serenity seating collection is no exception. This innovative line of professional lounge chairs offers cutting edge power features that are sure to take your office waiting areas to the next level. Check out the features and benefits of this awesome new line in today's post!

At first glance you'll notice the out of this world contemporary appeal of OFM's new Serenity chairs. The single arm design will have any office guest ready to lean in and get comfortable during their wait. Upon closer inspection you'll catch the shining chrome legs and durable upholstery. Serenity chairs are easy to keep clean and looking great for your valued clientele.

Powered Lounge Chair
Looking for a heavy duty seating solution to accommodate larger office guests? The Serenity is premier option for your needs. These cutting edge chairs support users up to 500 pounds effectively. You read that right, 500 pounds! Ready for the needs of big and tall visitors, with the top notch appeal needed to boost your corporate decor, Serenity chairs are set to take waiting rooms by storm in 2015.

Lounge Chair with USB PortBy now you're probably wondering what makes these chairs so high tech. While they look great and stand up to the demands of the modern waiting area, they are also available with cutting edge power options to improve your guests waiting experience. The 5000RE and 5000LE Serenity chair models come with factory installed power modules that feature 1 AC input and 2 USB inputs. Now guests can work and charge devices during their waits without draining the all important battery life!

Available in both black and taupe upholstery options, Serenity chairs can be easily utilized to meet nearly any decor theme. We expect OFM to release several more color options in the coming months to take this collection to the next level. The chrome feet make the upholsteries pop while the modular design makes coming up with unique configurations a breeze.

Modern Lounge ChairPriced at at $525.15 for the non powered version and just $599.00 for the powered lounge chair variation, you'll be hard pressed to find more attractive seating at nearly twice the price. The look of leather, combined with durability of vinyl, and the style of chairs nearly three times the price, Serenity is an absolute value.

Need new lounge and waiting room furniture in a hurry? Serenity is here to help! This new OFM line ships within 2 business days of order. Meeting your project deadlines just got easier and more effective than ever! Why settle for sub par waiting room seating when you can enjoy the benefits of these powerful chairs and impress your guests! Rest assured, Serenity seating will make a lasting impression on your visitors while earning your waiting room the daily compliments it deserves.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

5 Ways To Avoid A Frustrating Office Makeover

Professional Office Interior DesignWhile we all like the idea of a stunning new workspace, many are a bit scared of the frustrations commonly associated with the project itself. In today's post we'll share how to avoid 5 of the top issues encountered during the process to ensure a smooth and rewarding experience. Put these tips into action and create the office interior of your dreams!

1.) Proper Space Planning

All professional office makeover projects start with proper space planning. Those who avoid this essential step are almost always met with frustrations that can derail a project from the get go. Take the time to effectively obtain the dimensions of your space. Make note of all power outlets, entry ways, windows, and room obstructions that will effect the way your furniture fits. Be sure to make a few practice sketches on drafting paper to find out what layout styles will work best for your specific needs. Proper space planning will always help you start your project on the right foot. Avoid purchasing office furniture only to find it doesn't fit properly in your space. This headache is completely avoidable!

2.) Don't Mix And Match

Unless you are a professional interior designer, avoid mixing and matching furniture from a variety of lines. While most all manufacturers offer cherry, mahogany, maple, and walnut finish options, these tones seldom match from line to line. Keep your project simple and choose a full service furniture collection from a reputable brand like Mayline or Cherryman Industries. These two leaders offer the full service lines needed all of your office interiors with cohesive furniture. Mix and matched office interiors rarely come out the way you envision them and will often leave you frustrated and looking for more. Mixing and matching components can also drive the cost of your project up and cause budget frustrations that you need not struggle with!

3.) Limit Options

While it's always helpful to get insight from your coworkers on what furniture they find appealing, too many opinions can leave you overloaded and frustrated. Limit the number of teammates you ask for advice and be sure to trust the advice of your dealer as to what lines are trending and best of your interiors. In addition, shopping to many office furniture and seating collections will leave you feeling overwhelmed with options. There are thousands of lines available for every office area imaginable. Take note of a few top options available in 2015 like the Medina collection from Mayline and Verde collection by Cherryman Industries. These modern furniture collections are on the cutting edge and will have your interiors looking up to date for years to come.

4.) Schedule Shipping

Once your furniture is purchased, get in touch with your dealer to schedule shipping. This will avoid the all too common frustration of having new office desks and furniture arrive at your doorstep when you are unprepared. Call your dealer on the day of shipment to obtain tracking information as well. This will provide you with a more exact delivery date and window of arrival.

5.) Prep For Install

So you've purchased new furniture from a full service furniture collection, scheduled delivery, and obtained tracking information? If so, the process is nearly complete and you're on the right track to office makeover success! During the final stages of the process you'll want to prepare your space for assembly and installation. While professional installation services are available, most choose to tackle this task independently. If this sounds like you, you'll want to prepare your space for the upcoming job before your furniture is delivered. Remove old furniture, patch and paint walls, and create a staging area to place your new items when they arrive. Have basic tools like a screwdrivers, measuring tape, and of course a first aid kit incase of emergency. Taking these prep steps will ensure you are ready to install your new products effectively. Most furniture installations can be handled effectively with 2 to 4 individuals. That being said, be sure to schedule the needed at a time that works for your coworkers. In the long run, if installation seems like something you'd rather avoid, contact your dealer prior to the shipment of your furniture and inquire about professional assembly companies in your area. They should have a list of certified installers ready to handle your project from start to finish!

Monday, January 26, 2015

What's New in 2015? Modern Lounge and Reception Furniture by OFM!

Always on the cutting edge of innovation, OFM has introduced some hot new lounge furniture solutions that you have to see in 2015! These super cool sofas, chairs, and stools offer high end modern appeal that's sure to impress. In today's post we'll showcase all of OFM's new products and their respective benefits. Enjoy!

OFM Jupiter StoolIt doesn't take a big product to make a big impression! OFM's new Jupiter stool offers the perfect accent to any modern guest waiting area. Available in 5 trending color options that include green, black, red, blue, and gray, the Jupiter stool is easy to incorporate into any lounge, lobby, or reception space. Use the Jupiter stool as a side table, foot stool, or guest chair and you'll instantly improve your corporate decor. Priced at just $156.77, the Jupiter is an excellent value that should be considered for any office interior in need of a style boost.

OFM Contour ChairNext up, an OFM reception chair that does it all! The all new Contour will wow you at first glance in any of it's 5 colors. Contour chairs feature curved backs that comfort guests when sitting along with mobilized bases that make for easy reconfiguring and room cleaning when needed. Perhaps the coolest feature of the Contour is the lower level shelf. No need to leave those scattered magazines across your coffee and end tables anymore! The Contour's storage compartment is sturdy and out of the way. Now office guests can simply reach underneath their personal seat to enjoy good reading material while waiting in your lobby!

InterPlay Sofa
The OFM InterPlay furniture collection has been around for some time now. In months past, this best selling line has been exclusively available with tablet arms. Upon request of dealers, designers, and consumers alike OFM has now expanded the InterPlay collection to include cool seating solutions like the 822-NT sofa available in a variety of unique solid and two tone upholstery options. These non tablet sofas offer a classic contemporary vibe that's hard to top. The 822-NT sofa features a built in rear handle to make situating a breeze along with the generous seated area dimensions capable of keeping multiple guests comfortable at any time.

InterPlay Chair
Designed to compliment the 822-NT sofa, the InterPlay series 821-NT non tablet lounge chair makes the perfect addition to any swanky modern waiting space. Designed with excellent padding, sleek surges, and a high arm design, the InterPlay series chair provides a welcoming feel that your guests will no doubt appreciate. Priced at $414.99, the InterPlay chair is far more appealing and less costly than most of the competitive seating solutions on the market. Use a combination of tablet and non tablet InterPlay furniture in your space to create versatile user friendly waiting environments!

OFM Triumph SeatingModular lounge and reception seating is trending in 2015. More often than ever, businesses are looking to design unique guest waiting areas that can be reconfigured quickly at a moments notice to create a variety of differing interior looks. That being said, OFM's all new Triumph collection is amongst the hottest new options on the market! Triumph includes a variety of interchangeable components that work in harmony to form seating configurations both small and large. With armless, single arm, and dual arm chairs available, along with side tables and wedge seating, this ever expanding collection is easy to utilize for lounge and lobby applications. Triumph seating is available in 3 color options and features polished metal legs that really pop in the office!

OFM Serenity ChairWe've saved our favorite new OFM collection for last! The Serenity line of powered lounge furniture is amongst the most cutting edge products to ever hit the waiting area. These ultra modern chairs feature electrical panels that include 2 USB ports and a single AC outlet. Now guests can charge their phones and use devices more effectively during their waits. The Serenity offers far more than a tech savvy arm design! These innovative chairs are also extremely comfortable. Designed to accommodate users up to 500 lbs. Serenity seating is also very heavy duty. To compliment the modern design, Serenity chairs feature shiny chrome legs to compliment your choice of black or taupe upholstery options.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

How To Create An Office Space That Works for You!

Office InteriorsDon't settle for a subpar office interior that lacks the appeal and features you deserve. Create a space that works for you by utilizing the tips and advice highlighted in today's article. From integrating a functional furniture layout to showing off your finished space, we've got your every office makeover need covered!

Use A Functional Layout:

A functional furniture layout will ensure efficiency and productivity in the workplace. When starting your project, take accurate dimensions and be sure to take note of power outlets, entry ways, and room obstructions that may affect your workflow. A well thought out office furniture layout designed around professionalism will make your guests feel right at home while simultaneously keeping you operating at the highest levels of comfort. Consider U shaped, L shaped, and corner office desks for your space and weight the pros and cons of each.

Follow The Trends:

When taking on an office makeover project, you'll want to follow the latest design trends to ensure your space is up to date with the industry standards. A swanky office interior will boost your corporate appeal and earn your space the compliments it deserves. Trends like the use of gray office chairs, tech savvy furniture, and LED lighting will show your business ingenuity and attention to detail. By follow the latest trends your guests will feel welcomed by a state of the art interior that's ready for their business needs.

Show Your Style:

Following the industries latest trends is important, but you'll also want to add your personal style to yours space. Creating a work environment that works for you also means being visitor friendly. You'll want your guests to get a sense of who you are when they enter your space. Wether you're modern, traditional, contemporary, or retro, you'll want to categorize your personal style into one of these main categories and conduct your office makeover accordingly. Incorporate your favorite colors and room accents that reflect your personal business style. Letting your personality show will make your guests feel more in touch with you, and more likely to provide you their valued business opportunities.

Get Organized:

Creating a well organized space will help you lay the foundation for a quality office interior that works for you. Cluttered and messy work environments are seldom productive and breed stress as well as frustration on a daily basis. Utilizing the right combination of office storage products like filing cabinets, wall credenzas, hutch units, and pedestals will help you ensure a productive space ready to work for your specific needs. Avoid those pesky searches around the office for items and documents that should be right at your finger tips! Create a well organized space with versatile storage products. You'll be glad you did!

Go Ergo:

Integrating high quality ergonomic office accessories will make you a more comfortable and efficient while simultaneously improving your health. Popular ergonomic accessories like adjustable monitor arms and retractable keyboard trays will help you improve the rate at which you compute. A comfy ergonomic chair will ensure correct body posture while helping you make it through those long days in the office. When designing your space, be sure to research the top rated ergonomic products and allot some of your office makeover budget to this vital field.

Get Comfortable:

If you're not comfortable at work, the odds are your space is working against you! That being said, if you want your space to work for you and your specific needs, it's absolutely essential to find the right amount of comfort. Once your initial office makeover is complete, assess your areas of discomfort. As yourself what areas could be improved upon and act accordingly. Rest assured, their are products out there to help. Brands like ESI Ergonomic Solutions and Symmetry office products offer the helpful workplace accessories needed to help you reach your highest levels of productivity.

Modularity Matters:

Modular work environments allow room for growth as your business needs increase. Integrating modular furniture into your private office space will help you avoid the cost of all new furniture when additional storage or workspace is needed. A space that works for you, should not work against your budget! Best selling modular office furniture lines like the Zira and Princeton collections from Global Total Office allow shoppers to create out of this work work environments with the storage components, desk configurations, and accessories needed to adapt to any situation.

Show It Off:

So you created a workspace that's ready to work for you. Now what? It's time to show it off and let it work it's magic. Share pics and news of your recent makeover via your favorite social media outlets. Sharing your office design success with your friends, family, and clients will allow your work to shine. A well thought out and properly executed makeover will earn you plenty of compliments and maybe even a few sales to help offset the furniture costs. Outlets like Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram will all help you brag about your no doubt incredible design work!

Office Chair Reviews: Mayline Valore Seating

Looking for a cohesive office seating line to work in multiple areas of your business? The Mayline Valore collection may be the the perfect option! These versatile chairs are the topic of today's post. Here we will review this popular line and it's benefits. Enjoy!


Mayline Valore Chair

Mayline Valore chairs offer the perfect blend of modern and contemporary style characteristics. The slim line design saves space and looks great in nearly every office environment. Valore chairs feature breathable mesh backs, comfortably padded seats, and sleek accents to make them amongst the most highly recommended solutions on the market by industry professionals. If you're looking for seating that's not too over the top but still makes a statement, Valore chairs by Mayline should definitely be considered for your various office applications.


Armless Nesting Chair

The Mayline Valore Seating collection includes four main models. The TSH3 Valore chair is designed for office tasking and computing applications. The TSH3's full size frame and polished base make it the largest of the collection. The TSH1 Valore chair features a flip seat design for nesting applications. The TSH1 and it's armless sister chair the TSH2 work great in training, classroom, and conference room settings. Last but not least, the TSM2 Valore chair is a hybrid of the collection's other models. The TSM2 features a nesting design, contoured mesh back, and thick padded seat. The TSM2 is an office workhorse ready for nearly any application you want to throw at it!


Nesting Chairs for Training Room

Don't be fooled by the simplified sleek design of the Valore seating collection. These chairs offer excellent ergonomic features designed to help users reach optimal comfort in the workplace. The TSH3 combines a wide polished base for stability and a naturally contoured mesh back for support. The TSHI and TSH2 Valore chairs offer compact design characteristics and flip up seats mentioned above. These to Valore models are the least lacking in terms of adjustable ergonomic benefits but still offer plenty of comfort. The TSM2 Valore chair really does it all, with thick padded arms, a padded seat, contoured mesh back, and flip seat design, the TSM2 is amongst the best training and educational seating models available on the market in 2015.


Mesh Back Nesting Chair

You'll be hard pressed to find better seating at a lower price point for your business. The TSH3 is the most expensive as it's the largest. Priced at just $290.99 in your choice of three color options. The TSH1 and TSH2 flip seat training chairs are both sold in packs of 2 for $417.99 and $403.99 respectively. Finally, the TSM2 flip seat training chair models are also sold in affordable 2 pack sets for $279.99, making the most affordable option from the Valore line.

Final Thoughts:

TSH1 Valore Chair

Whether you're outfitting private offices, training areas, boardrooms, or classrooms, Mayline offers a Valore chair for your needs. We find it refreshing from a design standpoint to find a seating collection able to do so much without varying lines. Valore chairs are reasonably priced, ship quick, and look great in the workplace. We think there is definitely room for some ergo improvements like adjustable arms and a few other small details that would really take these chairs over the top. We give the Valore  computer and training chair line an overall grade of B+. For the money, these chars are really hard to beat and offer a ton of stylish features that will no doubt boost your office appeal.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Office Ergonomics: Fact or Fiction

Office Ergonomics

The world of office ergonomics is ever expanding. More than ever, business professionals are in search of ways to improve functionality, efficiency, and comfort in the workplace. In today's post, we'll take a look at modern ergonomics and it's benefits, as well as some misconceived notions that will help take life in the office to the next level. Enjoy!

1.) All Ergonomic Chairs Are Created Equal

Fiction! While all office chairs available today are no doubt equipped with some form of ergonomic feature, not all chairs are created equal. When selecting a new ergonomic office chair important factors such as brand, upholstery, and adjustable features all play key roles in determining the life and effectiveness of your chair. Even though two chairs may claim to have the same features, they may be designed with differing dimensions that will affect the way the chair sits. Be sure to read reviews, test chairs, and do your due diligence when selecting a chair for your personal needs.

2.)  Ergonomic Products Make A Noticeable Difference

Fact! The right combination of ergonomic products will make a noticeable difference in the rate at which you compute, your effectiveness, and overall comfort throughout the work day. While some products will make a far more noticeable difference than others, most all help to improve posture, blood flow, and much more. When sitting down in an office chair you may say "wow this chair is comfortable". That doesn't mean you are reaping noticeable ergonomic benefits. However, when you use the chair and it's adjustable features correctly throughout the workday, you certainly are! A monitor arm may appear to just be a cool addition to your desk top, however the noticeable amount of regained workspace created and it's adjustability will certainly be appreciated. In the long run, all ergonomic products will make a noticeable difference in your work day when used correctly! Those that say, ergo-schmergo have probably not been effectively utilizing their office products to reap the highest rewards. Therefore, the differences they see will be far less noticeable than coworkers who take the time to properly utilize theirs.

3.) More Expensive Means Better

Fiction! Spending thousands of dollars on ergonomic products for your office space does not mean that you will be more comfortable than those who spend a few hundred. While expensive ergo products certainly have their benefits, those who take the time to master them will find far better results than those who don't. Many of the most affordable ergonomic products on the market are in fact the most useful. Simple foot rests, retractable keyboard trays, and monitor arms can be purchased for under $200 and will no doubt improve your work environment. If you don't have a huge amount of money to spend on ergofication, there's no need to worry! Expensive does not necessarily mean better. The right combination of affordable products, and more importantly, knowledge of how to use said products will no doubt improve your comfort and workplace effectiveness far more than those who spend thousands with 0 product education. In turn, several of the industries ergo chairs priced under $500 offer more office friendly features than those with fancy designs and high end upholstery that cost thousands.

4.) Ergonomic Products Work for Everyone

Fact! While certain individuals will find products more helpful than others, the RIGHT ergonomic products will work for everyone. For example, taller individuals may find high back office chairs far more effective than shorter individuals. In the long run, it's important to note that while a certain ergonomic product may work for you, it may not be the perfect fit for another individual. Proper ergonomics means utilizing products that are designed for your body type and to solve specific functions. That being said, if you take the time to select the correct ergonomic products for your office needs, benefits will no doubt be found. All to often, shoppers by a new chair at the advice of a friend and find it doesn't support them in the ways they truly needed. This will often result in the feeling that "ergonomic products don't work for me". In actuality, they just have the wrong chair. Rest assured, their is a chair and cohesive accessories that will no doubt work for you! Contact an ergonomic specialist to cover your specific needs and workplace ailments. They will be happy to assist in your quest of office comfort!

5.) Ergonomic Products Improve Health

Fact! Ergonomic products can definitely improve your health. Foot rests will improve blood flow while the right ergonomic chair will help prevent back pain and fatigue. In the long run, ergonomic products are intended to reduce common body stressors throughout the work day. These stressors cause health problems that result in a lot of paint and frustration in the workplace. While you won't necessarily live a longer and more fruitful life because of a foot rest, you will certainly be more comfortable and computing in a more healthy position. Don't think that because you have an awesome office chair, you can go eat cheeseburgers all day! However, a great office chair can definitely improve your posture and eliminate many of the factors that lead to poor health in the workplace. Ergonomic products should be used to solve, eliminate, or aid in the quest for improved office health and functionality.

6.) The More The Merrier

Both! If you are finding additional health and comfort benefits with each product you incorporate into your work environment, more power to ya! However, over cluttering your space can often result in the opposite of what your looking to achieve. To clarify, an ergonomic office chair, monitor arm, and keyboard tray when used correctly together will provide more benefits than adding 15 additional products that only serve to overcrowd the workspace. If you are using all the ergonomic products you've purchased effectively, the more the merrier. If your products are serving as oversized paper weights that are seldom used, it may be time to re-evaluate your office environment. Eliminate products you don't use, or educate yourself on them to reap the most rewards.

Monday, January 19, 2015

What's New? CSII Lateral File Cabinets from Mayline!

CSII File Cabinet
Mayline has revamped their collection of CSII series lateral file cabinets to kick off 2015! Now with enhanced features and improved qualities, CSII file cabinets are now better equipped for the demands of your workplace. In today's post we'll highlight the new CSII lateral files and their organizational benefits. Enjoy!

Mayline's new CSII lateral file cabinets offer a sleek design with full drawer extensions situated on steel ball bearing telescoping slides. CSII file drawer retract and pull out smoothly to avoid those pesky hangups that slow down the work day. All of these awesome new file cabinets feature anti-tipping drawer interlock systems that allow only one drawer to open at a time for safety. Incredible stable and durable, CSII files are now amongst the most reliable filing solutions on the market.

4 Drawer File CabinetThe stylish modern look of the updated CSII file cabinets offer a full length width recessed designer drawer pulls. The full metal construction adds a bit of industrial flair that's sure to highlight your workplace far better than the traditional and clunky file cabinets of years past. To improve versatility, CSII file cabinets boast side to side rails support letter, legal, and A4 filing.

Maylines' updated CSII storage products collection includes two, three, four, and five drawer units. The top drawer of 5 high models include a roll out shelf that comes in quite handy. The five drawer file cabinet models also offer an extendable posting shelf between the third and fourth drawers. A 30" wide, 36" wide, and 42" wide variation is available for all models to meet your specific space requirements.

3 Drawer File Cabinet
Tired of the same old taupe file cabinets taking away from your office appeal? The new Mayline CSII files are available in 5 cool colors to boost your space. As an added bonus, these stylish new file cabinets ship within two business days of order.

For office security, all CSII file cabinets are keyed randomly. For stability, all models feature adjustable floor leveling glides. For those in search of sustainable storage solutions for the workplace, CSII files are UL GREENGUARD GOLD certified. Is there anything these cabinets don't do?

2 Drawer File Cabinet
To take your office organizing to the next level, optional front to back filing rails and divider kits are available from Mayline. In addition to the new CSII files, Mayline is offering a ton of trending new desk configurations from this best selling collection to help give any office a face lift. From executive desks, to multi-user workstations, to awesome new storage collections, the CSII collection has it all! Look for this line to be amongst the to sellers for 2015.