Wednesday, August 27, 2014

10 End Of August Office Chair Specials You Don't Want To Miss!

As August comes to a close, we thought it would be nice to offer our valued customers 10 awesome office chair specials to end the month with a bang. The hot new office chairs highlighted below are all on sale now with free shipping and our everyday low price guarantee! Purchasing multiple office chairs for your business? Please call us toll free at 800-867-1411 for bulk discount savings and coupons.

1.) Offices To Go 10904B Mesh Chair - $198.99 + Free Shipping!

Offices To Go Chair

2.) Eurotech Seating High Back Wau Chair - $464.00 + Free Shipping! (Call for Lowest Price)

Eurotech Wau Chair

3.) Global Total Office 6321-0 Vion Chair - $348.99 + Free Shipping!

Global Total Office Vion Chair

4.) Joplin Series High Back Gray Leather Office Chair - $299.00 + Free Shipping! (Call for Lowest Price)


5.) Flash Furniture BT-9826M-BK-GG Black Leather Conference Chair - $162.99 + Free Shipping!

Ribbed Leather Conference Chair

6.) Offices To Go 11648B Segmented Cushion Office Chair - $223.99 Free Shipping!

Segmented Cushion Office Chair

7.) Flash Furniture CH-CX0528H01-BK-LEA-GG Modern Office Chair - $129.99 + Free Shipping!

Modern Office Chair

8.) Offices To Go 10901B Managers Mesh Task Chair - $103.99 + Free Shipping!

Mesh Back Managers Chair

9.) Flash Furniture H-0549FX-DK-GY-GG Gray Mesh Chair - $119.99 + Free Shipping!

Gray Mesh Office Chair

10.) Eurotech Seating Marlin Adjustable Task Chair - $160.99 + Free Shipping!

Eurotech Seating Marlin Chair


Thanks for checking our our end of August chair sale! Stay tuned in September for awesome office desk and file cabinet deals from our top brands.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Office All Stars: Cherryman Verde Collection


Cherryman Industries is a brand that's always on the cusp of the next big thing. With modern and vintage styled furniture in tow, their office furniture collections are always a hit, so it was no surprise when they unveiled their contemporary Verde collection that people were blown away. Again, it's no surprise today that this office furniture favorite from Cherryman has made our list of Office All Stars!

For fans of contemporary interior design, few things can top the Verde series in executive professional style. Shining metal accents surrounded by stunning wood finishes speak to the designer in all of us, pleasing both bosses and visitors alike. Most of the desks and workstations for sale in the Verde series feature a modular construction for efficiency. By positioning most of the desks' utilities within arm's reach, users no longer have to waste time running around the office for the things they need. Almost all the furniture in the Verde collection is available in either a light latter or rich, dark espresso finish. Polished off with glass and chrome, the Verde is a look we just can't get enough of!


As desks are typically the most common pieces in a workplace, it's no surprise that the Verde collection boasts plenty of them. However, most office designers are happily stunned at the variety of desks offered. The Verde collection boasts desks big and small, dark and light, right and left, and all with the same signature style. The subtle differences help to make each desk unique, allowing multiple models to be added to a space without the look getting tiresome. Thankfully, Cherryman offers Verde desks for every office environment. Shoppers can choose from a smaller wood office desk like the VL-619, or they could go with a big impressive executive desk like the VL-745 to outfit their space. The result is versatility with a high end uniform style!


Speaking of versatility, executive desks of every shape and size is not all the Verde collection offers. Cherryman understands that a workplace needs more than just desks, which is why they also feature modern conference furniture and reception stations for sale too. Like the desks, conference and meeting tables are offered in all sorts of sizes to better meet the needs of each individual space. This way, office designers can take that cool Verde look and share it with the entire workspace, from the lobby to the boardroom!

For most of us, even the best of versatile office furniture collections are only as great as their price tag, so it's a good thing that most pieces in the Cherryman Verde furniture collection offer a competitive cost! Part of what makes this collection an office all star is that it brings quality craftsmanship without breaking the bank. In some cases, desks are even offered for around the same money as a high end office chair. With discount versatile furniture, great variety, and loads of matching accessories, the Verde collection has definitely earned itself a spot in the furniture Hall of Fame!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Office Design: Chair Pairs That Rock

When designing a professional office space it's of the utmost importance to focus on comfort and guest accommodation. All too often, shoppers will select a new office chair and then settle for sub par side chairs from a random seating collection, not knowing that a matching solution was available for their respective areas. That being said, it today's post we will highlight 5 unique office chair and side chair combos that are sure to keep you and your valued guests sitting in comfort. Enjoy!

Alero Side Chair1966-4 Alero ChairFirst up, the Alero 1966-4 high back office chair and matching 1975 model side chair. This popular seating collection features sleek design characteristics and a wide range of versatile ergonomic features for improved workplace support. Both the 1966-4 and 1975 Alero chairs are available in an abundance of fabric and leather options to meet decor needs. This stylish chair pair can be purchased in a grade 3 Global fabric of your choosing for just under $735.00.

Boss Side ChairBrown Leather Office ChairNext up, an exciting brown leather office chair pairing from our friends at Boss. Start by adding the B9706P executive chair with padded loop arms and silver base at only $212.99. Next, add the matching B9709P side chair with stable sled base. Finally, kick back and relax in your new office with matching chairs that are sure to provide high end comfort while impressing your valued clientele. This affordable seating combo works great in traditionally designed work environments and the B9709P side chairs can even be added to guest waiting areas for an even more cohesive design.

Valore Side ChairValore Computer Task ChairAny industry professional will tell you that Mayline is one of the most highly respected office furniture manufacturers in the business. However, in recent years this trusted brand has made huge strides in the seating world. Their new Valore chair collection has been turning heads since it's inception. That being said, pairing the TSH3 Valore task chair with the matching TSC2 side chairs is just plain smart. Both the TSH3 and the TSC2 chairs are available in three quick shipping color combinations that include black, red, and orange mesh back options. The TSH3 offers a space saving design and the perfect combination of simple yet sophisticated design characteristics. Sold in packs of 2 for $302.99, Valore series mesh guest chairs offer high end style and comfort at a truly affordable price point.

Offices To Go Side ChairHigh Back Task ChairOffices To Go is a rapidly growing furniture and seating brand that provides professional quality products at consumer friendly prices. With a plethora of comfortable ergonomic office chairs, conference room tables, and executive desks available, this full service brand provides must-consider solutions for any individual considering an office makeover. In today's post, we wanted to highlight 2 of the newest OTG brand chairs available on the market that pair perfectly together. The 11890 high back tilter chair with arms at $162.99 and matching 11892 sled based side chair at $122.99 will accommodate both you and your guests for just under $300. The stylish back design and black fabric upholstery combine with powder coated frame accents to form a reliable seating pair that's sure to look great for years.

Neva Side ChairNeva Executive ChairLast but certainly not least, those in search of luxury seating for their executive work environment will love the Neva chair collection from Via Seating. This line of high end office and guest chairs boasts contemporary design elements that are sure to earn any work space and abundance of daily compliments. Neva series chairs are offered in a wide variety of beautiful leather textiles and a choice of base finishes. Priced at $631.99 the mid back Neva chair with loop arms is nothing short of impressive. When paired with the matching side chair, you're guaranteed to be operative in a space you can be proud of.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Healthy In The Workplace: Signs You Need A More Ergonomic Office

It's hard to believe that a few simple work habits can have such a huge effect on our health, but they definitely do. Even something as simple as sitting, standing, slouching, or typing can have terrible health repercussions when done improperly. That's why, today, we're bringing you all the information you need to watch for potential health problems. Here's some warning signs that you need a few nifty ergonomic office products to improve health and habit structure in the office!

Ergonomic Office Chairs


High functioning ergonomic chairs are the poster-children for ergonomic design. Often backed by years of scientific study, they are almost always equipped with healthful features such as seat sliders, tilt tension, headrests, height adjustments, and adjustable lumbar support to improve health. By encouraging proper posture, many ergonomic chair features can reduce or eliminate office-related pain over time. Doctors often suggest acquiring healthful ergonomic chairs with specific features proven to reduce targeted pains. In fact, many users find their back, neck, muscle, and even leg pains are relieved after continued use with the proper ergonomic chair. 

* Some warning signs you need an ergonomic chair are: poor posture, worsened back pain, pain that starts in the neck and moves into upper back, pain that goes away after switching positions, and pain experienced with a new car, chair, or job. 

Ergonomic Standing Office Desks


Falling asleep on the job? Then it's possible sitting all day is the wrong habit for you. Contrary to popular belief, sitting is not the new smoking. However, it can become very unhealthful if you're on your keister all day. Unfortunately, sitting (without the right chair) can promote slouching and other unhealthy habits that lead to office-related pain. To battle this, some individuals have found height adjustable standing desks are the answer! In addition to improving focus, ergonomic standing desks also help to keep users awake. With the back straightened out, back pain is often reduced, muscles are tones, legs are strengthened, and yes, even fat is burned! 

A warning though: Like sitting, standing is not meant to be done all day. Just as many individuals experience reduced pain, some also experience increased pain. This usually comes from the idea that in order to stay healthy, a person must stand for hours. Not true. Standing desks are meant to be used with cushioned foot pads and sitting breaks interspersed throughout the day. We suggest shopping height adjustable standing desks that can be lowered when it's time to give those feet a break.

* Some warning signs you need a standing desk are: Increased back pain with chairs, decreased muscle tone, poor focus, drowsiness while sitting in a chair, and poor digestive health. 
** Warning signs you should get rid of or upgrade your standing desk are: Increased pain in legs, knees, and feet, increased lower back pain, and if the desk does not lower for sitting breaks. 

Ergonomic Monitor Arm



The great thing about ergonomic monitor arms is that just about everyone could use one! All too often, folks that spend all day on computers experience pain they don't realize is caused by their computer's placement. Doctors and ergonomists recommend that the top of a computer screen be at eye level, with the screen itself being at least one-and-a-half to two feet away from the face. If you are an office worker that experiences terrible neck pain caused by a misplaced computer screen, shop ergonomic monitor arms stat! These nifty devices can be mounted either to a desk or wall and are capable of extreme movement. With the ability to retract, reach out, tilt up and down, and move all around, every user can move their monitor into the healthiest position for them. Secret bonus: You also get more desk space!

* Warning signs you need an ergonomic monitor arm: Increased neck pain, upper back pain, uneven muscle pain in upper back, lopsided shoulder pain, headaches caused by computer work, and slouching or swiveling to see computer screen. 

Office Task Lights



Working in a dark office? Then let there be light! This solution may seem like a fairly simple one, however, many individuals do not understand the role that too much or too little light plays on vision. In the workplace, what with window blinds, bright computer screens, and fluorescent ceiling lights, it's very easy to tire the eyes one way or the other. Human ocular faculties were only made to take in so much light, so try to find a balance. For those in bright offices who work on computers all day, desk lights are not the solution. In fact, we advise you to reduce your computer brightness, close the blinds, and do what you can to reduce the light input your eyes take in so as to not overload them. However, for those that spend all day writing, reading, or working on small physical tasks, affordable office lighting is a good idea!

* Warning signs you need to increase office lighting: Poor vision from dim working environments, depression, tiredness at work

* Warning signs you need to reduce office lighting: Poor vision from bright working environments, headaches, computer related eye strain.

Adjustable Keyboard Trays



Whether you spend your days gaming, drawing, or typing up business proposals, you're probably familiar with hand and wrist pain. However, as simple as this pain may sound, it can actually be the root of several health problems. Joint pain, arthritis, and even carpal tunnel syndrome (in extreme cases) are sometimes the result of unhealthy work habits from improper typing. Don't worry, we're not going to recommend typing classes - however, we do recommend keyboard trays! In most cases, reaching up on top of a desk to type is what causes hand and wrist pain. The position forces blood to struggle against gravity to keep joints from feeling the burn. In this case, many ergonomists recommend adjustable keyboard trays to mount under a desk. This way, the keyboard stays at arm-level, allowing users to type comfortably without discouraging blood flow.

* Warning signs you need an ergonomic keyboard tray: Pain in arms, joints, wrists, or hands from reaching upward to type.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Office Design: Bold Chairs That Stand Out in the Workplace

Artists and designers have long relied on the principles of visual contrast to grab attention. With light and dark going head to head in a space, it's hard to ignore the stunning look that's almost always produced. For those of you wishing for a way to turn heads in the office, look no further! Bold colored office chairs are smart, professional, comfortable, and super attractive in home and business offices alike. If your office is looking a little drab and dreary, check out one of these awesome chairs to stand out in the workplace!

Boss Leather Office Chair
It's hard to ignore the eye-catching physique of the B9406 Boss Leather Office Chair for sale. Available in white or black, this beautiful chair and it's high backed cousin, the B9406 leather office chair, can provide plenty of contrast in both light and dark offices. Not only does this seat exhibit a dazzling style and affordable price, but it also boasts a spring tilt, gas lift, and tilt tension adjuster for ergonomic comfort. The white leather office chair stands out most in shadier offices with muted colors. In contrast, the black leather upholstery looks best in brighter offices with bolder colors. Both are perfect for executive, home, and conference use. Choose one, and watch the heads turn!
 Rainier Office Chair by RFM
Few things are more eye-catching than a gorgeous red dress. Why not try the same tactic with a zesty red office chair for work? RFM Preferred Seating is a brand that's well known for cutting edge design. However, few shoppers ever realize that almost all RFM chairs feature one of the widest arrays of color choices on the market. Although users can choose from great shades like terra cotta, blaze, copper, smoke, and even avocado, there's a reason the R2 Rainier Office Chair by RFM is featured most often in "flame"! As if ergonomic features like a ratchet back, seat slider, and extra lumbar support weren't enough, this chair grabs the most attention in fire-engine red. It looks great with muted warm, cool, and neutral colored decors!

Mesh Back Office Chair
Looking for a great mesh chair to leave a great impression? Look no further than the Sweetwater-Blue Mesh Back Office Chair by Woodstock Marketing. This brand is one that's known for bringing rockin' style to the workplace. With an inventory of chairs and tables all inspired by groundbreaking musicians and bands, it's no surprise that the Sweetwater Series has become a popular choice. Boasting a breathable mesh upholstery surrounded by a pretty white frame, this blue mesh task chair certainly has the looks to grab attention. However, backed by an affordable price, it makes the perfect seat for home and business use alike!

Flash Furniture
Purple is a color that looks great just about anywhere. Notable for expressing mystery, creativity, and nobility, it's no wonder why cool purple office chairs are a rising trend among young office leaders! Task chair series like the ones from Flash Furniture are affordable, stylish, and usually offered in a wide array of colors, including purple. Clad in a unique quilted styling to cover fire retardant foam seats, this chair by Flash Furniture would make a fun companion for fun offices, bedrooms, and college dorms at a price everyone can appreciate.

Carmel Chair by RFM
With all the colors RFM offers, it's only natural we'd feature them a few times in an article about bold chairs. However, even with a crazy unique design, the real appeal of this next chair is definitely ergonomic comfort. The 8235 Carmel Chair by RFM gets its strange looks from an ergonomic shape that enforces a shoulders-back posture to reduce stress. The high tech design is backed by a thoracic ridge to support back pain relief. Though this healthy ergonomic chair looks best in rooms with matching color accents, we believe that anyone who suffers from office-related pain will find the Carmel irresistible!
zebra-inspired office chair
Last but not least, we leave you with the boldest of the bold for your office. Anyone with a flair for the wild side will appreciate the striped look of this zebra-inspired office chair. Designed by Boss, the B546-ZB fabric office chair offers comfortable ergonomic features. Though a pneumatic gas lift and tilt tension control never hurt, what really draws shoppers in is this chair's unique style. Featuring a microfiber zebra print framed by pewter accents, this small discount desk chair is perfect for bedrooms, dorms, or any office with personality!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Office Furniture Reviews: Global Junction Series

Global Total Office Junction TablesThe Global Total Office Junction series includes a large collection of free standing and shared leg office tables that work great in training room, classroom, and meeting area applications. This line of high quality modular furniture offers high end appeal and ergonomic functionality at an affordable price point. In today's article, we'll take an in depth look at the Junction collection and it's versatile benefits.

Junction series tables can be used individually or in unique configurations to meet the needs of any space. Shared leg Junction table configurations offer ample leg room and decrease the overall budget needed to makeover office areas. Stand alone Junction tables work well in office training areas and spaces where reconfiguration occurs regularly. Both styles are available with a choice of leveling floor glides or casters for mobility.

Shared Leg Junction TablesTo meet the demands of the modern workplace, Global Total Office Junction Tables are now available with diverse power options. Those looking to create multi media capable work environments will love the ease to spec power solutions and diverse modules available on this popular line. Standard Junction modules feature (2) 3 prong outlet inputs and (2) data inputs. Optional modesty panels with integrated wire troughs are available to hide unsightly cords while adding to the contemporary appeal showcased throughout the Junction line.

Junction table tops are available in 20", 24", and 30" depths to meet specific work requirements. The laminate rectangular tops are available in a wide selection of finish options that are sure to impress. As these versatile tables are made to order, a 3 to 5 week lead time is standard.

Modular Office FurnitureInterior design teams and industry professionals alike love the metal Y shaped leg design featured by the Junction line. Available in a choice of two finish options, these Y shaped legs offer a cutting edge look that provides plenty of leg space for users and room for office chairs to operate comfortably. Overall, this is one awesome collection that's great for nearly any work environment. Junction is affordable, cutting edge, and down right cool!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

DIY Office: How To Reupholster Your Office Chair

Before Chair Makeover

Not everyone has the money for a fancy new office chair, but even if you do, why not get creative? It's impossible for even the most versatile chair manufacturers to meet the needs of every individual, and with limited patterns, design is limited too. Thankfully, the great DIYers of the world have devised a solution! If your office chairs are old or boring, today's article on how to reupholster your office chair is for you. Enjoy!

Gather Some Tools

Chair Tools

When reupholstering an office chair, the first step is fairly obvious - get a chair. If you don't have an old one of your own to use, never fear. There are plenty of affordable chairs from Flash Furniture and similar brands to give you a cozy ergonomic chair without breaking your bank. In fact, a quick perusal through a brand like the versatile RFM Seating (the offer office chairs in nearly endless fabric options) may render your project moot. However, for those of you set on something creative, know that gray and white upholstery office chairs are very popular now, so you may want to consider them! To get started, hopefully these tools are laying somewhere around the house:

- A Desk Chair

- Fabric
* (This is a tricky one. Most smaller, affordable chair will require around a 1/2 yard of fabric, but take the safe side and measure the backrest and seat. Add 4" so there will be enough fabric to wrap around each cushion.)

- Scissors

- Staple Gun

- Screwdriver
* (Look at the screws already on the chair to determine whether you'll need a philips or a flathead.)

- A Buddy
* (To help you stretch the fabric.)

Optional:

- Hot Glue Gun or Super Glue

- Spray Paint

- Chair's Instruction Manual
* (This is why it pays to save instructions. If you know the brand, make, and model of your chair, instructions are fairly easy to look up from the manufacturers website. But if not, digging out the instructions the chair came with will help you assemble and disassemble the chair properly.)

Pay Attention


Instruction Manual

 Office chairs are delicate pieces of equipment. Improper assembly and disassembly could leave you with a very beautiful, but non-functioning seat, and you don't want that. Every chair is different, so be sure to consider your particular model from every angle. If you don't have the instructions around, try to determine what each piece and feature does with a buddy beside you to help you remember. If you must, videotape yourself tearing the chair down so you're sure how to put it back later. Thankfully, most discount fabric task chairs aren't as fancy as high end ergonomic models, so there's less risk of losing important characteristics when breaking it down.

Break It Down 


Broken Down Chair


Well, okay, don't break it…
Proper disassembly is one of the most crucial parts of this project - you don't want long term damage to this chair. Grab the screwdriver, and when you think you've figured out the best way to take it apart, turn the chair on it's side.

Typically, seats and armrests can merely be removed with the screwdriver. For more ergonomic chairs with fabric, a knob on the back (usually to adjust tilt or height) will take of the backrest when unscrewed.
Though every chair has a different construction, the goal here is to get the backrest and seat separate from the chair's frame (for reupholstering).

If there's a plastic frame on the cushions, try to pop it off there as gently as possible to expose the fabric staples.

Figure Out the Fabric


Hopefully we mentioned this project requires a trip to the fabric store, but if we didn't, we're saying it now. If you didn't take our advice to measure the chair cushions, do it before going so you have a rough idea of how much fabric you'll need. When that's done, it's time to measure again!

Step 1 - Roll out the fabric on the floor and lay a cushion over the top of it. Before cutting, make sure you have enough for the other parts of your chair. Next, cut around the cushion, with at least a 4-inch diameter so there will be enough fabric to wrap around the cushion's edges.


Step 2 - Grab your buddy and have them hold down the fabric, stretching as tight as possible so as to prevent wrinkles. We recommend stretching the fabric either vertically or horizontally first (one and then the other) across the cushion, then stapling the fabric on the sides that are across one another (the way an artist would stretch a canvas). This will help to prevent wrinkled or loose fabric across the cushion, and help the finished product look more professional.

Step 3 - When the horizontal and vertical edges are stapled a few times, work around the rest of the chair. Make sure to accommodate the chair's corners as best you can. If the corners are pointy, a stapling technique may be easier, but be careful not to tear the fabric when stretching it. If corners are rounded, try a hospital-corner folding style before you staple. The ultimate goal is no wrinkles in the cushion fabric after stapling.

Step 4 - Trim the excess fabric.

"Autobots Assemble!"



Now that your seats are newly reupholstered, perfect, and beautiful, it's time to reassemble the chair. It's  a good idea to start by snapping the plastic backings back onto the cushions to cover up the stapled crime scene, but once that's done, your cushions will look amazing. Try to retrace your steps by remembering what you did to take the chair apart. If you have trouble, try consulting the reputable office furniture dealer who might have sold you the chair, or you can contact the manufacturer's hotline for advice. Again, if you get lost, consult the old instruction manual or that video we recommended you take if you're not construction savvy.

Final Touches



Simply look over your new office chair to check for flaws. Touch up scuffs with a marker, trim unwanted fabric, remove exposed staples - the works. Lastly, it's important that you carefully sit down in your new chair for the first time. Be ready to jump up for joy... or out of the way if it starts to fall apart. Check adjustability and features to make sure they're still working properly. Break out the screwdriver and make final tweaks if need be.

Beautify Your Office!



Now, your newly made-over chairs are complete. All that's left is to add this amazing accomplishment to your home office, your work office, your front yard, or anywhere you want. Finally, sit back with your glass of lemonade and reel in the compliments! You certainly deserve them!

After Chair

*Special thanks to Grace Duval's tutorial on Instructables!