Monday, September 29, 2014

Fall 2014: Best Selling Office Chairs

The Fall season has officially begun! In today's post we'll be highlighting best selling office chair styles from top brands like Cherryman Industries, Global Total Office, Eurotech Seating, Woodstock Marketing and many RFM to help keep your office working comfortably and in style. Enjoy!

1.) Cherryman iDesk Seating

Oroblanco Chair

Cherryman is doing big things with there new iDesk Seating collection. With hot new models like the Ambarella and Oroblanco available for sale now, we thought it would be most beneficial to highlight the iDesk line as a whole. Cherryman has integrated a wide range of sophisticated ergonomic features and modern design characteristics into the iDesk collection to provide users with the ultimate sitting experience. If you wan't to take your workplace to the next level this Fall, choose an iDesk chair from Cherryman!

2.) Global Spree Chairs

Global Spree Chair

Talk about modern appeal! Global Total Office Spree chairs are truly cutting edge. This line of mesh back and fully upholstered office chairs is ideal for professional work environments. Spree chair backs are specifically designed to avoid restricting upper body movement allowing the user to easily access space all around their work station. The chair's lumbar area wraps around the users waist to provide a secure feeling and excellent support. Spree seats slide to the rear and recline while tilting to provide a smooth and comfortable tilt action. Choose from a variety of cool mesh back colors, fabric, and leather options to meet your decor needs.

3.) Eurotech Ergo Elite Chairs


The Ergo Elite line of mesh back office chairs by Eurotech provides a top of the line seating solution. These high end modern office chairs are designed for impeccable comfort and style. The Ergo Elite chair features a wide variety of innovative ergonomic attributes and is also eco friendly. Choose from high back and mid back designs to compliment your posture needs.

4.) Woodstock Marketing Hendrix Chairs

Gray Leather Office Chair

Available in both high back and mid back variations, Woodstock Marketing Hendrix chairs offer a retro look inspired by the one and only Jimi Hendrix. Choose from 4 leather color options including black, white, gray, and brown to match the polished frame accents. Hendrix chairs work well in executive office and conference room environments.

5.) RFM Carmel Chairs

Carmel Chairs

The Carmel chair line by RFM has been a top seller for years. These innovative chairs were way ahead of their time and just starting to reach their peak! As modern back designs have become increasingly popular in 2014, it's no wonder why the Carmel has been a huge hit this year. RFM’s “ergonomics first” commitment is evident in the Carmel. The unique design with the narrow upper back shell encourages a “shoulders back” posture, which is the way the body was naturally designed to sit. Body-cradling thoracic support is created by adding a special thoracic ridge for optimal comfort. With tractor seats included as standard options, your body will feel the difference Carmel’s ergonomic seating provides. Choose from a variety of arm styles and upholstery options to suit your needs.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Modernize Your Office with Mayline e5 Furniture!

The Mayline e5 furniture collection is nothing short of impressive. This line of revolutionary desks and storage solutions offers the modular benefits needed to create one of a kind work environments. In today's post we'll be highlighting the amazing e5 collection and it's benefits. Enjoy!

Workstations:

e5 Workstation

Mayline e5 workstations are available in a choice of rectangular, hatchet, or tapered shapes. The seemingly unlimited offering of sizes makes it easy to specify the exact configuration needed to meet any users specific needs. Individual e5 table desks, U shaped workstations, open desking layouts, and executive desks are available from this extensive collection. Interior design teams and industry professionals alike will love the versatility and wide range of looks e5 has to offer.

Finish Options:

Mayline e5 Computer Furniture

The e5 collection is available in a choice of 6 thermally fused laminate finish options with matching edge banding. Steel parts such as legs and beltways are offered in 3 popular paint finishes to compliment your worksurface color of choice. Door and drawer pulls are standard in silver. Fabric options for mobile pedestal and cabinet cushions are also available to further enhance corporate appeal.

Power & Data:

e5 Power Options

If you're looking to keep your office up to date with the latest trends, you'll need to power up your space! The e5 collection delivers convenient power and data solutions via it's patent pending Technology-Beltway and Technology-Wall system. All connection points are within arms reach from the seated position. While power options on most furniture lines can be a real hassle to figure out, e5 offers pre-configured kits to make this process a breeze.

Storage:

e5 4 Person Workstation

Mayline e5 has a number of overhead storage options for private office and open plan layouts. Traditional overhead cabinets with a choice of open fronts, frosted glass, or laminate hinged doors can be wall mounted or worksurface supported. Overhead units can also be mounted on the e5 technology beltway or wall for additional storage and privacy. Tackboard and dry erase board mounting options are available for rear units. In addition to overhead storage components, e5 offers a wide range of versatile file pedestals, wall storage cabinets and much more to help keep any workplace well organized and operating effectively.

Accessories:

Mayline e5 Desk with Monitor Arm

They say, no office furniture configuration is complete without the right combination of accessories! Mayline understands this well and is providing some really cool accessories available to match the e5 collection. From fabric pedestal cushions to LED lighting options, e5 has it all! The articulating arms for computer monitors are of particular note as they will free up additional desk space while providing a wide range of adjustment capabilities.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sit Correct with Eurotech Ergohuman Chairs


Ever since the ergonomic movement, manufacturers have been designing chairs to give users constant comfort and support throughout the workday. For most, back pain at work is caused by inappropriate posture. Slouching swiveling, and awkward sitting positions may seem comfortable at first, but over time they can cause serious pain. That's why today's article is all about the chairs that give all day comfort by encouraging good posture - Ergohuman chairs by Eurotech. Enjoy the review!

Eurotech Ergohuman chairs were designed purely around style and comfort. Users can choose from a wide array of colorful chairs, offered in black, navy, or even a burgundy color for maximum versatility. Most models are offered in a breathable mesh upholstery, designed to allow air flow to reach the user, preventing the buildup of heat and germs. However, if mesh isn't your style, don't worry! This series also includes the LE9ERG, a leather ergonomic chair by Eurotech. For those that want the best of both worlds, there is also the LEM6ERGLO, a mesh and leather chair for the Ergohuman series. With all these incredible options, Eurotech has really outdone itself in style, but it's the incredible health features of this chair line that really kick things up a notch!

The Ergohuman chair line boasts one of the most extensive lists of ergonomic features for chairs in the same price range. Although these chairs have been around for some time, they underwent a redesign in 2011 to make them the best of the best. A dynamic lumbar, adjustable headrest, four position adjustable back, pivoting ratchet height adjustable arms, seat depth, and tilt tension control are just a few of the amazing features offered on the original Ergohuman chair model. Each feature is designed to target specific health concerns for office workers. Not only do they work to improve posture and health, but these ergonomic chairs offer comfort to last all day!


Part of why Ergohuman chairs are such a favorite in the ergonomic chair world is that they are highly adjustable. Ever since the redesign in 2011, Ergohuman chairs are more versatile and user friendly. An optional headrest on most models provides adaptable neck support. Arms now boast ratchet height adjustment, pivot capacity, and depth adjustability to maximize workplace comfort. Tired of searching for all the controls on your old office chair? The redesigned Ergohuman has all the important controls conveniently located on the right side, within arms reach. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy them!


Compared with competing brands, Ergohuman chairs are some of the office chairs with health benefits you can find. With all the amazing features covered by these models, Ergohuman chairs can increase comfort, reduce pain, and improve health at work. In the standard Ergohuman model, a four position height adjustable back with dynamic lumbar supports the body and improves posture, leading to a healthier work style with constant use. Highly adjustable arms encourage proper blood flow through the arms. In conjunction with healthy ergonomic keyboard trays, they can reduce hand and wrist pain when typing.


There are lots of great office furniture brands out there, but few can top Eurotech's Ergohuman collection. Not only are these chairs versatile, comfortable, adjustable, and healthy, but they're also offered at an extremely competitive price. Compared with other high end ergo chairs in leather and mesh upholsteries, the Ergohuman line leads the pack in value. If you're suffering from common office aches, such as wrist pain, neck pain, or back pain caused by poor posture, don't leave Ergohuman out of your office lineup!





Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Create A Luxurious Office Space with Mayline Sorrento Furniture

High end office appeal at it's best! The Mayline Sorrento furniture collection is nothing short of impressive. This line of luxurious office desks, conference room tables, reception stations, and office storage solutions is a favorite of interior design teams and industry professionals alike. Today, we'll be highlighting the exquisite furnishings from Mayline's top of the line collection, guaranteed to take your work environments to the pinnacle of design success.

Sorrento Office Desks

Mayline Sorrento Desks

Mayline desks from the Sorrento collection area available in a variety of styles. Stand alone Sorrento desks are offered and work well for traditionally inspired home office makeover projects. U shaped Sorrento typicals are preferred for high end executive office. These elegant stations offer plenty of work surface space and storage to keep any office higher up working effectively. In addition to stand alone and U shaped desking options, the Sorrento collection also boasts a wide range of writing style desks that are great for both home and business applications. Choose from two absolutely gorgeous finish options including espresso and bourbon cherry to meet your individual decor needs.

Sorrento Conference Tables

Sorrento Conference Tables

The boardroom will never be the same! While many are looking to create cutting edge modern meeting areas designed around the latest and greatest gadgetry, the Mayline Sorrento Collection is staying true to it's traditional roots and finding an abundance of success. Sorrento conference tables are available in a boat shaped espresso version and rectangular bourbon cherry variation. Users will enjoy the wide range of size options from 6' to 30' in length. It's easy to appreciate the quality craftsmanship in these American hard wood tables.

Sorrento Reception Stations


Rest assured, you won't find a better reception station on the market! Mayline Sorrento series reception desks are available with truly stunning granite transaction counters and versatile storage options to keep any receptionist operating efficiently. Both rectangular and L shaped Sorrento stations are offered to meet the space requirements of any guest welcoming area. Both the espresso and bourbon cherry finish options will elevate your space to a whole new level. Just be sure to get the station situated in place the first time you try. These things are heavy!

Sorrento Storage Solutions

Sorrento Wall Cabinet

We've said it before and we'll say it again, no office space is complete without the right combination of accessories and storage solutions to help keep it well organized. That being said, the Mayline Sorrento collection offers plenty of wall cabinets, desk pedestals, and wood executive office bookcases to help any business do just that. Sorrento series wall cabinets are perfect for conference, boardroom, and reception area applications. The desk pedestals from this collection are available in both file file and box box file variations to meet your organizing preferences. Sorrento bookcases look great in both home and business work environments and come in a variety of different size options. Overall, this is a truly well rounded line of luxury office furniture that's sure to provide your space with the high end look it deserves.

Monday, September 22, 2014

What's New: Cherryman iDesk Seating

Cherryman has long been a respected provider of the industries top office furniture for home and business use. With innovative desking collections and a wide range of versatile products, Cherryman has reached the pinnacle of workplace success. This month Cherryman further enhanced their already fantastic offering with the release of the new iDesk seating collection. In today's post we'll highlight the 3 new office chair lines available from iDesk and their out of this world benefits. Enjoy!

Ambarella

Ambarella Task Chair

Ambarella ChairTalk about wow factor! The new Ambarella chair collection from Cherryman's iDesk line is nothing short of incredible. These affordable task chairs feature contemporary design characteristics that work in harmony with a wide range of ergonomic features. Ambarella seating utilizes a sturdy metal frame that supports the chairs black mesh back along with adjustable arms and a polished 5 star base. The non stretch mesh sleeve ensures a lifetime of stability and comfort as it shapes the back to provide a natural lumbar. The advanced seat mechanism combines syncro-tilt and seat depth adjustment capabilities to help any user reach a desired seating position. Priced at $214.00 in the black on black color combination, you'll be hard pressed to find a better value on the market today.

Check out this spec sheet on the Ambarella chair line for more details!

Ambarella Task Chair Specifications

Oroblanco

Oroblanco iDesk Chair

Oroblanco 402WIf you're going for that modern look, you'll surely love the new Oroblanco chair line from Cherryman! This iDesk chair is available in a choice of black or white frame styles to compliment the black or coal mesh back options. A choice of seat upholstery color is also available to help users showcase their personal style. In terms of ergonomics, the Oroblanco is sure to be a real winner in the workplace. These highly adjustable office chairs come standard with the same advanced syncro-tilt mechanism highlighted on it's brother, the Arambella. Multi functional arms are also standard and provide excellent support during those long days at the office. Side mounted chair controls make for quick and easy changes when needed. A built in user guide for personal adjustment is also a really nice attribute that's guaranteed to help any user learn their chair to perfection. Perhaps the best part about the new Oroblanco task chairs is the price! At only $321.50, these professional office seating solutions are truly an excellent value.

Check out this spec sheet on the Oroblanco chair line for more details!

Oroblanco Task Chair Specifications

Oroblanco Side Chairs

Oroblanco Side ChairsOroblanco Training Room ChairCherryman is revolutionizing the way industry professionals look at guest chairs with the all new Oroblanco side chair line. These versatile office chairs are great for office training room, reception, lounge, and lobby use. Oroblanco side chairs can be ordered individually for $164.50 or in sets of two for additional savings. Both the black and white frame Oroblanco side chair models offer unique design characteristics that are sure to earn any office waiting area an abundance of daily compliments. Don't be fooled by the good looks however, these chairs mean business! Both the 403B and 403W models offer excellent ergonomic benefits like a 2" thick contoured seat, natural lumbar support, and arm pads. Choose from a variety of seat upholstery options to match a choice of black or coal mesh back options and take your office decor to the next level. Still hungry for more? Oroblanco side chairs can be outfitted with durable casters to provide easy mobility around the workplace. For only ten bucks, this upgrade is a must consider!

Check out this spec sheet on the Oroblanco chair line for more details!

Oroblanco Side Chair Specifications

Overall, the new iDesk Seating collection from Cherryman Industries is a winner. We give this line an A+ for style and comfort. When compared to similar models on the market, iDesk chairs out perform at a fraction of the cost. These hot new seating solutions are officially available for order and here to stay!

Friday, September 19, 2014

5 Hacks to A Healthier Office Life

With winter on the way, it seems like everyone is looking for tactics to stay healthy and keep off the pounds - office workers most of all. The sedentary work life of many Americans isn't always friendly to all those pumpkin pies and ginger cookies that are so hard to resist this time of year. Working with tons of other people, germs are pretty hard to resist too. That's why in today's article we're rounding off some clever office life hacks to help you stay in shape mentally and physically this year!

Eat Right



Eating right is the first step to a healthy, productive life in the office. Unfortunately, the fall and winter seasons are chock full of yummy hard-to-resist treats. From Halloween candy to Thanksgiving pies to Santa's Christmas cookies, office workers everywhere have got a big challenge ahead of them this season, and it all starts with eating the right things. Fat-free or skim milk smoothies, fruits, and veggies   are the office employee's arsenal to a healthier, more comfortable work life. Try to go for things like blueberries, walnuts, tomatoes, avocados, fish, and broccoli.

*Bonus Tip: Instead of throwing out the pumpkin guts from this year's jack-o'-lantern on Halloween, rinse and toast up the pumpkin seeds for yummy work snack. Just a handful can give you the daily recommended amount of zinc to enhance critical thinking skills and memory!

Add A Plant



Being trapped in an office without windows is like being trapped in a room with no oxygen - literally! What most people don't realize is that without healthy office air purifiers, by the end of the day, everyone is breathing an unhealthy amount of each other's carbon dioxide. Sounds gross, right? That's why it is never a bad idea to keep small plants around the cubicles and workstations for healthy breathing! Many universities and government agencies like NASA have done lots of studies to determine which plants are the most adept at reducing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the air. Plants like peace lilies, spider plants, and lemon balms are all adept at removing indoor air toxins. With healthier air, office workers are focused, awake, and energized!

* Bonus Tip: According to TaigaCompany.com, plants are also adept at preventing colds. Some good plants to help fight germs and cold symptoms include english ivy, heart-leaf philodendron, african violets, and dracaena.

Make Yourself Comfortable



Unfortunately, cookies and germs aren't the only heavyweights to box against in the colder months. Gray skies and cooler weather can also bring about aggravated health conditions along with the Monday blues. That's why it's so important to maximize workplace comfort and stay fit as much as possible. Shopping for discount ergonomic accessories such as dual screen monitor arms or retractable keyboard trays and implanting them into work life are great ways to keep the body healthy. Devices like these in conjunction with standing office desks, healthy chairs with ergonomic benefits, and plenty of "deskercise" help to boost muscles, increase comfort, and reduce common office aches.

Be Colorful



Fall is well known as the world's most colorful season, but did you know some colors can aid you in the workplace too? Studies have shown that some colors can influence human activity and behavior with prolonged exposure. For example, blue has been shown to increase productivity, making it the most common color for office environments, and green (currently the most popular color for interior design) is known to increase energy and release stress. Don't ever be afraid to decorate your cubicle, desk, or personal office in colors that speak to you. If the boss won't let you paint, shop colorful task chairs for your daily dose of visual vitamins!

* Here's a list of proven and suspected benefits from color exposure:

Blue - Studies show it to increase productivity. Currently the most popular decorating color for offices because of this. Represents calmness and stability
Green - Suspected to promote relaxed energy, improve focus, and reduce anxiety or stress.
Red - Energy promotion. Studies show prolonged exposure to red increases heart rates and breathing.
Orange - Associated with stimulation, encouragement, happiness and energy.
Purple - Associated with creativity.

Stay Clean


With October just around the corner, it's no surprise to start seeing the beauty of fall - pumpkins, spiced candles, autumn leaves, kleenex! That's right. Winter's on the way, and there's more than leaves in the air. As the seasons change, the colder air usually drives more people to stay indoors where close encounters of the germy kind are more likely to happen. If you want to avoid a runny nose this season, it's important to stay fastidiously clean, especially in the office. Computer mice, chair arms, retractable trays for keyboards, and door handles are all hot zones for germs in an office. Hand sanitizer, sanitary wipes, and conscious cleaning at the start and end of each work day are your tickets to a healthier office life. Stay clean!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Boost Your Boardroom With A Global Zira Table!

The Global Total Office Zira Collection is truly spectacular. This line of cutting edge office desks, reception stations, and storage solutions now includes out of this world modern conference tables for professional business use. In today's article we'll highlight these incredible new tables that are sure to give any boardroom a boost!

Shapes:

Zira Boat Shaped Table

Global Zira series conference tables are available in rectangular, racetrack, and boat shaped top designs.  Rectangular conference tables offer a traditional look that allows users to sit comfortably at table ends. Racetrack models, also known as oval conference tables feature straight sides and curved ends that allow for curved seating layouts. Zira boat style tables are the best of both worlds and the most popular shape available from this collection. Boat shaped conference tables feature a combination of curved sides and squared of ends that offer a sophisticated look that's sure to impress.

Sizes:

8' Zira Conference Table

Users will enjoy the ability to choose from a variety of surface lengths ranging from 8' to 12' to meet the needs of their specific meeting areas. An 8' Zira conference table will sit 2 users comfortably per table side and 1 user per end for a total of 6 guests. 12' Zira tables accommodate 4 users per side and 1 user per end for a total of 10 guests. Remember to measure boardroom area effectively before purchasing a table. These new conference tables are made to order and take approximately 3 to 5 weeks to manufacture. We're told that Global is currently expanding the Zira line to include larger boardroom tables including 16', 18', and 20' long models.

Finishes:

Absolute Acajou

Tired of the traditional cherry, maple, and mahogany office furniture finish options? If so, you'll love this line of boardroom tables from Global. Zira is available in 18 out of this laminate tones including super cool new colors like Absolute Acajou, Tiger Walnut, Dark Espresso, and even white! Accent your laminate preference with a choice of black or brushed cobalt base finish options.

Power:

Perhaps the coolest feature of the Global Zira series conference table collection is the ability to add customizable power options like HDMI, USB, phone, cable, and audio inputs. Gone are the years of running cords all over the conference table to share presentations. Global has revolutionized the multi media meeting world with the Zira line. Basic modules are available that include 3 prong outlets and phone jacks that come factory installed for users. Custom Zira power options are also easy for users to specify. Simply choose what you need and a module can be outfitted for your specific needs using plug and play telecom plates. This line is truly cutting edge and way ahead of it's time. The competition is literally scrambling to keep up in terms of quality, style, functionality, and price! Use a high tech conference table with power and you'll never settle for anything less.

Final Notes:

Zira Furniture

In the long run, the Zira collection is truly innovative and unique. With it's wide range of desks, tables, and accessories, you can easily outfit your office with stunning furniture from front to back. This full service line is completely customizable and offers the versatile features needed to accommodate even the toughest projects. Zira boardroom tables are a must consider for any business looking to update their meeting space. They are fully functional, affordable, and down right impressive. If you have to time to wait the 3 to 5 week manufacturing time, you'll definitely be rewarded with a table that's ready to impress your valued guests for a lifetime.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Office Inspirations: Cutting Edge Conference Rooms That Impress

In any interior design project, it never hurts to get some inspiration. Conference rooms are places where professionalism, high tech design, and expression must all combine in order to serve the business. With all this entailed, naturally, they can be a huge challenge to decorate. That's why, in today's article, we're highlighting some cutting edge conference rooms along with some smart decorating tips to help inspire you. Enjoy!

Be Professional



Don't worry. Even if this term usually implies clean lines stark designs, "professional" doesn't always have to mean boring. There are businesses out there of all shapes, sizes, and colors, and each has it's own personality. Whether your company deals in expensive luxury cars or fun video games, don't try to mask it's nature. However, every business needs to be taken seriously at some point, and smart conference room furniture is the perfect medium! When designing, keep things clean and professional like the conference room pictured here. Not only does it boast clean lines and sophisticated appeal, but that personal eco-friendly touch is still there in the plants, tones, and wallpaper!

Express Your Business



When hosting for business guests, it's important to make yourself memorable. Even though professionalism is important, it's always best to add a little bit of personal flair in your design so visitors know what your conference room represents. One of the best mediums for personal expression in a corporate office is through stylish conference room seating for visitors. The best office chair brands like Global Total Office and RFM Seating will offer plenty of color choices for fabric, mesh, and leather upholsteries. The office above uses distinctive chair, engaging wall art, and sculptures to capture the memories of guests. Other great mediums for office expression are distinctive plants, furniture, glass conference tables, fish tanks, architecture, and company colors!

Go High Tech



With the rise of the digital age, high tech is a trend that's always on the rise! Never be afraid to impress corporate visitors with technology, and always make sure your conference room is outfitted with the basics in presentation accessories for business use. Lecterns, whiteboards, and projectors compatible with tablets, computers, and smartphones are a must in the current business climate. However, the most important piece of tech in your arsenal has to be the conference table. For those on a tight budget for space and money, reconfigurable modular tables for conference use are the best option. Most feature high adaptability and power ability for connecting devices. Like the photo above, clean lines and clever lighting are staples of high tech appeal!

Keep It Clean



No matter what your office looks like, nothing says professional quite like clean! When designing a conference room, a simple, elegant design is always the best way to go because it doesn't overpower the eye. Try to stick with the basics, like a table, some chairs, a presentation board, and a few accessories. Sometimes, adding unnecessary items like bookshelves, cabinets, or even lots of artwork can push the look of your room off the edge, making it seem cluttered. When in doubt, take a tip from the office above and stick to the bare necessities!

Stand Out


The goal of a conference room is not just to provide space where executives can discuss business plans and golf games - fundamentally, it's purpose is to make an impression! It is possible for a conference room to remain clean, high tech, professional, and clean and still stand out. Conference rooms are places to make a statement about your company and showcase what it represents. Be ready to shop around until you find the best office furniture that appeals to you. Don't be afraid to go bold with chrome, dark wood boardroom tables, and stellar glass furniture. Colors, tech, logos, lighting, and shapes are all made to capture attention, so don't shy away from them in design. Sure, it's easy to go overboard, but even an unconventional space like the one shown above can  make a great utilitarian conference space. Be brave enough to express your ideas!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Office Furniture Shopping 101: Tips And Tricks To Help You Save!

How To Save On Office Furniture
When shopping for new office furniture, it's always important to maximize the budget. That being said, in today's post we'll highlight several awesome tips and tricks to help you do just that. From coupons to bulk discounts, we have all the insider tips you need to furnish your office on a dime!

1.) Coupons

All too often shoppers breeze through the online checkout process in excitement. When this happens, they often go right pass the all important coupon entry box. Be sure to go through the checkout process slow and look for this important way to save. Those little boxes are there for a reason! Sites like retailmenot.com and tjoos.com offer free coupon codes from most of today's best office furniture dealers.

2.) Newsletters

Most office furniture dealers send out a monthly or quarterly newsletter with upcoming specials, deals, closeouts, and coupons that you don't want to miss. The newsletter sign up link is typically located on a sites home page. Be sure to take the time to sign up. It's definitely worth it!

3.) Closeouts

Each year the top office furniture brands come out with new collections and products. When this happens, they have to get rid of the old stock to make room for the new. What this means is big time savings for you. Be sure to contact your dealer of choice in regards to current closeouts to help you save.

4.) Clearance

If a dealer becomes overstocked with a particular product, they will often offer clearance pricing to move the inventory. Clearance specials are often shared in monthly emails and should definitely be taken advantage of.

5.) MAP Pricing

Minimum Advertised Pricing (MAP pricing) is when an office furniture manufacturer requires dealers to list products online at a certain price point to prevent the devaluing of their brand and products. Commonly, dealers will have notes listed on everything from computer chairs to desks that read "call for additional savings" or something of a similar nature. When you see this, don't hesitate to pick up the phone and call. All too often shoppers assume this won't apply to them and miss out on a bundle of savings.

6.) Free Shipping

Paying for standard shipping is just plain silly. There are simply too many online dealers that provide everything from office desks to conference room tables with free shipping to help you save. While additional services like inside delivery come at a cost, tailgate and loading dock delivery charges can always be avoided. In fact, most of the top manufacturers don't even charge their dealers shipping! It's a way that some companies add extra margin into their products. Avoid this at all costs!

7.) Bulk Discounts

Bulk discount pricing is a big time budget helper! If you're purchasing 2 or more office chairs, desks, tables, or accessories for your business, take the time to call your dealer directly. Ask about quantity orders and bulk saving opportunists. Brands like Flash Furniture, Mayline, Global Total Office, and Cherryman Industries all offer price breaks to dealers that they should be happy to pass along to you to earn your business.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Office Desk FAQ: Selecting the Perfect Workstation

 Best Office Desks

Are you in the market for a new office desk, but uncertain of what model will work best for you? You're in luck! In today's article, we'll be highlighting 7 of the most commonly asked questions by desk shoppers to help you select the best workstation for your specific business needs. Enjoy!

Q: What size desk should I purchase?

When shopping for office desks for the home or business, it's important to start by taking accurate dimensions of your space. Before you know know what desk size is right for you, you have to know what sizes will fit! In most cases, office desks come standard in 60" and 72" wide variations. Based on your areas dimensions, select a worksurface size that will fit comfortably without making your office look cluttered. Again, always remember to measure first before shopping or purchasing a new desk to determine what size station will fit correctly! Be sure to leave room for useful accents like file cabinets and bookcases to help keep your space organized.

Q: What types of desks are most common?

Office desks come in a variety of popular variations that work to serve specific purposes effectively. In 2014 L shaped desks, U shaped desk layouts, and writing style desks are the most popular for both computing and executive applications. L shaped desks work well in corner work spaces and typically feature a straight or bowed front section with return to provide additional worksurface space. U shaped desks offer the same basic features of L shaped stations but include a rear wall credenza to form the full U shaped design. Writing style desks offer a luxury look that works well in traditional environments. These popular desks look almost like tables and are most commonly used in home office spaces.

Q: What desk styles are trending in 2014?

It's safe to say that traditional wood office furniture will always have it's place. However, the modern look is in! This year, the top desk manufacturers are competing to offer the latest and greatest collections with modern accents and features to provide cutting edge aesthetic benefits. In addition, height adjustable ergonomic desks are also quite popular this year and provide a ton of versatility. These stations are typically a bit more pricey, but definitely worth the investment if you're looking to take your office space over the top.

Q: Who are the best office desk manufacturers?

You can never go wrong with brands like Mayline, Global Total Office, and Cherryman Industries. These reputable manufacturers take pride in offering the industries best executive desks and home office desks on the market today. Brands like Mayline and Cherryman Industries offer quick shipping solutions from a variety of trend setting collections to help you makeover your various work areas in a timely fashion. Global Total Office offers high quality, made to order desks available in a wide range of finish options. They are a top choice of interior design teams and industry professionals alike. If you have the time to wait, you really can't go wrong with Global desks!

Q: What are the best selling desk collections?

Each year, new and exciting collections are brought to market from the industries best. In 2014, collections like the e5 series from Mayline, Verde series from Cherryman Industries, and Zira series from Global Total Office are all incredibly popular for those in search of modern appeal. Collections like the Sorrento series from Mayline and Emerald series from Cherryman Industries are perfect for more traditional projects and will no doubt provide plenty of wow factor.

Q: What finishes are most popular?

Finishes like cherry, mahogany, and maple will always be popular options for desk shoppers. However, this year has seen a booming trend with darker tones like espresso, mocha, and black cherry. In addition to darker wood tones, gray and white have also become preferred choices in 2014.

Q: What should I look for in a new desk?

Shopping for a new desk should be all about meeting your specific needs. While one desk may be a perfect fit for a coworker, it may be all wrong for you. When selecting a desk, consider important factors like worksurface space, storage, and ergonomic features to keep you working comfortably. In addition, consider important trends like finish blending (the use of glass, metal, and wood together) to keep your space aesthetically pleasing for years to come. Most importantly, find a desk within your budget to prevent over extending your resources. Try to find a desk with modular benefits that will allow you to grow your workstation with the needs of your business!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Office Organizing Solutions Explained

Not all office organizing solutions are created equal! In today's post we'll highlight a variety of file cabinet styles, storage products, and their individual benefits to help you maximize your workplace potential. From the common vertical file cabinet to heavy duty mobile filing systems, we've got your every office organizing solution explained here!

Vertical File Cabinets

Vertical File Cabinets

Vertical filing cabinets will always have their place in business. This traditional office organizing solution can be seen in just about every office building throughout the country. Vertical file cabinets consist of 2 to 5 drawer units, commonly made of metal. Drawer pull out towards you to reveal top tab file folders organized from front to back. While this style of office filing is becoming less and less common with today's modern organizing advances, brands like Global Total Office still offer high quality vertical file cabinets in a variety of sizes to meet your business needs.

Lateral File Cabinets

Lateral File Cabinets

Those who transition from the use of vertical file cabinets often move into the lateral filing spectrum. This more effective way of organizing has become the preferred choice of most businesses. Lateral cabinets feature flip top doors that retract into the cabinet to reveal files organized via end tab folders, or pull out drawers to reveal files organized horizontally much like the vertical file cabinets listed above. Both metal and wood lateral file cabinets are available from most of today's top office furniture brands. Units can be found easily with up to drawers.

Pedestals

Desk Pedestals

Mobile and stationary office file pedestals are the most commonly used form of organizing device in business today. These desk side units come in a choice of file-file, box-box-file and smaller box-file styles to help keep stationary and important documents close at hand. Most of the top office furniture collections feature matching pedestals that lock for added security and a cohesive visual look. A desk side pedestal is truly a must for any professional furniture configuration!

Plan and Flat File Cabinets

Flat File Cabinet

Plan and flat file cabinets are used to keep art, blue prints, and maps stored safely. Often, architects and artists alike will utilize this type of cabinet to store their important works effectively. Both metal and wood cabinet styles are available from brands like Mayline. Plan file cabinets can be comfortably situated at floor level or on elevating stands for ease of access. When you don't wont your important documents wrinkled or crinkled, a plan file cabinet is just the solution!

Roll Files

Roll File

Roll files are another common organizing solution used by architects and artists alike. This type of system usually features a metal cart that organizes documents in rolled form. If your blue prints and maps are accessed regularly a roll file cart will provide quick and easy access. The lack of a lock is one of the main downfalls of a foll file system, however if your documents don't need to be secured they can definitely make your workplace more efficient.

Rotary File Cabinets

Rotary File Cabinets

A great way to maximize floor space for businesses with an abundance of files! Rotary file cabinets feature a secure locking system to keep important records safe and open to reveal files organized in horizontal rows. Rotary file cabinets are a bit deeper than the average lateral file system as they contain a double sided unit that rotates within it's frame. These heavy duty cabinets are typically used in law office, real estate, and health care environments.

Carts

Mobile File Cart

Office organizing carts come in a variety of shapes and sizes to serve specific business purposes. Locking file carts provide secure and effective transport or medical records throughout healthcare facilities while laptop carts prevent multiple trips to the IT room to transport one computer at a time to an office training area. In addition to filing and laptop carts, utility carts are also common around the workplace. A good utility cart is worth it's weight in gold! These little workhorses can be used to transport anything of adequate weight you don't feel like carrying by hand. You can never have enough of these at your disposal!

Mobile Filing System

Mobile Filing System

Last but not least, hospitals and healthcare facilities with huge numbers of files are best served with a high density mobile filing system. Mounted on rail and track setups, these large units roll and compact to lock when needed. The ability to mechanically assist large filing units into place with a handle makes these systems incredibly user friendly. As the world moves rapidly into a digital age where file folders are becoming extinct, mobile storage systems are being integrated to secure police evidence, fire arms, and even team sport equipment!