Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Boardroom Design: Trending Tables of The Summer

Taking on a boardroom makeover project this summer? You won't want to miss today's post! Here we'll be showcasing the hottest new tables on the market from brands like Mayline, Global Total Office, and Cherryman Industries. These swanky meeting area solutions offer the high tech features and modern design characteristics needed to take your interiors to the next level.

Aberdeen Series Conference TableFirst up, a classic line that just received a major makeover! Mayline's Aberdeen office furniture collection has been a long time favorite of interior design teams and industry professionals alike. That being said, it's finish options were a bit dated. Lucky for us, Mayline decided to kick the Aberdeen collection up a notch by introducing an awesome new wood grain finish option called gray steel. This ultra cool tone offers an abundance of modern appeal at a price point that's too good to overlook. Popular Aberdeen series conference tables like the ACTB6 and ACTB8 models can now be spec'd in the gray steel finish option and outfitted with factory installed power modules to kick up boardroom productivity.

Bungee SL Modular Table ConfigurationThis summer, modular boardroom tables have been incredibly popular! Brands like Global Total Office have found huge success with new lines like Bungee SL for just this reason. These modular tables combine high quality laminate surfaces with heavy duty metal legs to create some of the most versatile boardroom solutions on the market. Creating a Bungee SL table configuration is also super easily. Select the table sizes you need, pick a top finish, select a leg finish, and you're done! Custom power options are also available if you're looking to streamline the meeting process. With modular options like these, your boardroom can serve multiple functions. Maximize your space with a modular configuration in 2015. You'll be glad you did!

Amber Expandable Conference TableCherryman Industries is another top brand that's paving the way for the modular table movement. With affordable boardroom furniture lines like Amber, Cherryman is able to provide businesses with expandable tables that really come in handy! Considering an expansion in the future? Simply add another section to your Amber table instead of purchasing a whole new table. Now that's cost effective! Amber tables are available in popular finish options that include black cherry, maple, mahogany, walnut, and traditional cherry tones. The standard AM-411N Amber series expandable conference table is 16' long and available this summer for just $1275.00.

Mayline Sterling
Just a few short weeks ago, Mayline unveiled the all new Sterling office furniture collection at this years NeoCon event. While the desks, reception stations, and office storage solutions were no doubt impressive, the new boardroom tables stole the show. The Sterling collection offers the perfect blend of modern and traditional style characteristics needed to impress your meeting area guests. These stunning tables offer elegant curves and are available in a variety of unbelievable finish options. Look for this hot new line to hit the market officially before years end.

Zira Table
Last but not least, no article on trending products for the boardroom would be done justice without highlighting the cutting edge tables from the Zira collection. If you're looking to power up your space, this is definitely the line to go with! Zira tables can be outfitted with high tech modules that include HDMI, USB, Audio, Phone, and three prong power input options. These ultra modern tables are available with rectangular, oval, and boat shaped tops to meet your specific needs. Zira tables feature leg passageways that keep unsightly wires neatly contained and properly routed. A variety of sizes and unique finish options are available to help make your meeting area stand apart from the competition. These are no doubt the top rated tables on the market!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Regional Office Makeover Trends of 2015

Year after year we see a variety of office makeover trends emerge. While some trends are national, many are regional specific. That being said, in today's post we'll highlight what's hot in your area to help you create an interior that flows with the current market trends. Enjoy!

South: Antique

Antique Office FurnitureAntique office furniture is making a comeback in the south! Vintage office desks and credenzas have become incredibly popular in 2015. Shoppers are looking to thrift stores, flea markets, and local antique stores to find what they need for their interiors. This year, we've noticed a huge influx in the demand for elegant writing desks in the south. While these can be purchased new, it's hard to beat the charm of a true classic! While antique furniture has been incredibly popular in the south, it makes the pairing of a good ergonomic chair a bit tough! Vintage chairs simply lack the adjustment features needed to keep you operating a peak performance levels. Luckily, brands like Global Total Office, Boss, and Flash Furniture offer excellent office chairs manufactured with the modern ergonomic features needed to keep you comfy while still maintaining the old world appeal.

North: Modern

Modern Office FurnitureUp north the modern office furniture movement is in full swing. As businesses look to enhance interiors and wow valued visitors, furniture lines like the Medina from Mayline and Zira from Global Total Office have been in high demand. These cutting edge furniture lines combine modular design characteristics with glass and metal accents that are sure to impress. We've also noticed that modern office chairs have been hot in the northern states. Models like the Oroblanco from Cherryman's iDesk seating collection, as well as the iOO chair from Eurotech Seating are must considers if you're taking on a modern office makeover project!

West: Retro

Retro Office FurnitureFrom lounge furniture to conference tables, the folks on the west coast have been on the hunt for everything retro. As this trend has just begun to make it's way east, the popularity of retro inspired office furniture is at an all time high in the west region. Some shoppers turn to sites like Craigslist to find second hand retro furniture while others visit swap meets in search of one of a kind finds. If you're going for the retro look but want to keep your makeover and furniture search simple, Check out a brand like OFM. They've introduced a variety of cool new products any retro furniture hunter will love!

Central: Traditional

In the central United States, traditional office furniture reigns supreme. The upscale look of wood veneer desks, reception stations, and boardroom tables has always been in style, but this year it seems it's at an all time high in the central region. Collections like the Sorrento furniture line from Mayline offer shoppers the ability to easily create traditionally inspired interiors that come with no shortage of appeal. This elegant furniture line boasts top of the line table desks, executive workstations, and the traditionally influenced storage components needed to design exquisite spaces guaranteed to impress even the harshest critics.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Be Relentless in the Pursuit of Office Comfort!

It's as simple as this: if you settle for discomfort, you'll never be operating at peak performance levels. Discomfort can cause major health problems, as well as fatigue that can can be detrimental to your work day. That being said, it's important to be relentless in your pursuit of office comfort!

Assess Yourself

The first step to workplace comfort begins by assessing your habits. Consider the way you operate during and after work. How does your body feel? Do your legs feel numb? Do your fingers hurt? Does your neck ache? Pain is the number one indicator of where you're going wrong with respect to your work habits. Just because you get the job done right doesn't mean you're doing right by yourself. Taking the time to assess your habit structure, body positions, and where it hurts will help you find remedies to the pain much faster. Going the extra mile by researching the benefits of ergonomic office products for targeted symptoms is an excellent solution!

Diagnosis 

In order to make your search for solution to office pain, well... less of a pain, we've compiled a list of symptoms common to sedentary office workers. Of course, this list is certainly no excuse for a doctor, so a professional health check is always advised. That said, you can never have too much information!

* A list of common office-related pains and their probable causes:

Head, Neck, and Shoulder Pain - Twisting one's head out of its most natural, most relaxed position in order to view keyboard platforms or computer screens.

Upper and Lower Back Pain - Slouching at work, commonly out of habit or to view a computer screen, keyboard, or other device. Chair position, desk height, and the layout of one's workstation may also play a factor in habitual slouching.

Leg Pain - Typically a result of one's chair being too high. When the chair is too high and feet are not flat on the floor, and are dangling in the air instead, gravity forces all the weight of the legs upon the backs of the knees where they bend over the chair. This often cuts off blood flow, resulting in numbness or a tingly feeling while at work, and pain afterwards. Those with blood conditions should immediately try to correct their chair position if this is the case.

Hand and Arm Pain - Often caused by lifting or lowering one's arms/hands on a regular basis in order to type or reach a desktop. If you type or write in such a position that your hands must bend up or down to reach the desk, the action can disrupt blood flow through the limbs, even contributing to carpal tunnel syndrome.

The Road To Recovery

Now that you have a better idea about what may be causing your pain, it's time to correct it! Just as you need the appropriate equipment to do your job, you also need the right equipment to stay comfortable. Thanks to the engineering of top office furniture brands, like Eurotech and ESI, quality ergonomic accessories are now available at affordable prices to the general public. Best of all, nearly all ergonomic products are designed to help correct a variety of office-related pain symptoms. Featuring versatility and adaptability, users of every shape and size can adapt their ergonomic tools to suit them personally. Good riddance to office-related pain!

* Below is a list of common office pains and the devices that may help treat them:

Head, Neck, and Shoulder Pain - Adding an adjustable monitor arm to your computer setup allows users to change the position of their computer screen without having to reconfigure their entire workstation. Simply move the monitor to the ideal viewing position (at eye-level, when the head upright and facing forward, about an arm's length away from the face). As an added bonus, monitor arms also free up desk space! (Chairs with headrests may also help...)

Upper and Lower Back Pain - For upper back pain, high back ergonomic chairs are ideal. By providing support to the upper back, the body is not as tempted to slouch forward, forcing all the weight of a person's body on their spine, which initially causes the upper back pain. For lower back pain, mid back chairs may be sufficient support. Users who don't commonly slouch may appreciate the opportunity to stretch over the low back of their chair, helping to relieve pain. Sufficient lumbar support is critical for both pain types.

Leg Pain - For leg pain, height adjustable chairs with waterfall seats are ideal. The height adjustability allows users to ensure their feet are able to stay flat on the floor (with the knees ideally bent at 90-degree angles) to avoid pain. The waterfall seat reduces pressure on the knee backs, helping to encourage proper blood flow.

Hand and Arm Pain - Arm pain caused by chronic lifting or lowering of the arms/hands in order to perform office duties can be solved by two things. One, is with a retractable keyboard tray. These trays are often height adjustable and can help ensure the user keeps their hands in the ideal position for typing (elbows bent at 90-degree angles, with the palms face down, hands parallel to the forearms). Option two is a height adjustable desk. Adjusting the height of your office desk so that your hands remain in the ideal position (mentioned above) allows users to perform office functions such as typing or writing without stretching to reach the desktop.

It's Medina Madness!

It's been a long time since a furniture collection has skyrocketed into superstardom so quickly! That being said, Medina has rapidly become one of the industries hottest new furniture collections. Mayline has really hit a home run with this awesome line. In today's post, we'll review the characteristics and products that make this line the best in the business.

Workstations:

Medina Executive WorkstationMedina workstations are available in 3 trending finish options. While the mocha and mahogany finish options have been popular, the gray steel option put these amazing desks in a league of their own. Medina workstations are available in L shaped, U shaped, and stand alone variations to meet the needs of any space. No need to buy all new furniture when you're ready to expand your space! Even the stand alone Medina desks offer the modular design characteristics needed for users to add extensions, returns, and credenzas easily in the future.  Needless to say, this is a very helpful point that has helped Medina rise to stardom.

Reception Desks:

Medina Reception DeskMedina's reception area desks have taken the office furniture world by storm! These rectangular and L shaped units feature metal accents and glass transaction counters that are sure to wow your office visitors. Basic Medina reception desks like the MNRS are available for just $1207.99. Add the storage components you need and you're ready to go! Did we mention that Medina reception desks typically ship within 2 days of order? This means that meeting your project deadlines is a breeze. Even a larger Medina L shaped reception desk like the MNRSLBF can be purchased and at your door in less than a week.

Conference Tables:

Medina Powered Conference TablePowered conference tables are the way to go in 2015. Unfortunately, most of the powered conference tables on the market in 2015 are quite pricey! Thankfully, the Mayline Medina collection provides a budget friendly solution. Tables like the MNC8 are available for just $503.99. With additional power modules available at just $205.00 each, you'll be able to create a stylish and tech savvy meeting area for nearly half of what competing lines charge. Medina's powered conference tables feature data and three prong input options, as well as silver modesty panels and a ton of modern appeal! Tables up to 12 feet in length are available.

Storage Solutions:

Medina MVLC Low Wall CabinetA well organized office space is a functional office space! That being said, Mayline introduced the Medina furniture collection with a ton of awesome storage options to help shoppers get the job done right. Medina bookcases are great for storing important literature and binders. Medina low wall cabinets are perfect for executive office and boardroom applications. These units feature a combination of laminate and glass doors that are sure to earn your space the compliments it deserves. Mobile file pedestals are also available to save floor space and keep your important documents close at hand. Medina pedestals can be situation underneath credenzas or desk surfaces to keep them out of the way when not in use. Need more? No problem! Full size locking lateral file cabinets are also available! Needless to say, Medina does it all.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Bow Front Vs. Straight Front: Preference or Purpose?

Bow Front Desk
Straight Front DeskWhen shopping for office desks online, you'll be met with a variety of bow front and straight front styles to choose from. In today's post we'll look at the benefits of each to help you make an educated purchasing decision. Enjoy!

Before diving in to which style of desk is better, it's important to understand the benefits of both. Let's take a look!

Bow Front:

Bow front office desks feature curved fronts to provide executive appeal. This style of desk is commonly seen in both stand alone and U shaped configurations. Bow front desks from brands like Mayline, Cherryman Industries, and Offices To Go are great options for both home and business use.

Straight Front:

Straight front desks feature rectangular design characteristics. You'll see this style of desk used in a variety of layouts for along the wall and corner applications. Straight front office desks can also be used in executive configurations and home work environments.

Now that you have a better understanding of bowed and straight font desks, let's compare the two more effectively.

Knee Space:

The main difference between the bow front and straight front desk is the work surface. Bow front desks are curved while straight front desks are flush across the front. That being said, the curved nature of the bow front desk provides a bit less knee space for visitors.

Advantage: Straight Front

Appeal:

At first glance, you may not catch the subtle curve of the work surface on a bow front desk. That being said, it's the little details that make the biggest difference! Bow front office desks are typically used in executive office applications as they offer a bit more appeal than straight front models. While style is a preference, far more shoppers choose bow front desk layouts when designing executive furniture configurations at home and in professional work environments.

Advantage: Bow Front

Applications:

Straight front desks can be used along walls to save space. They also fit perfectly into corners. The curved nature of the bow front desk makes in a bit less versatile. All things considered, if you're looking to get the most out of your desk, the straight front is the way to go. If you plan on eventually reconfiguring your space, accommodating additional employees, or simply want to improve functionality, straight front executive desks should be at the top of your list.

Advantage: Straight Front

Price:

The price of your desk will be directly reflected by who makes it, the material it's made from, and the collection it's a part of. While a straight front desk from a laminate office furniture collection may be less expensive than a wood veneer bow front desk from another, the opposite can also be true depending one the storage features the desk comes with. If you judge both a straight front desk and a bow front desk from the same collection, the price will commonly be the same.

Advantage: None

Results:

It seems the straight front desk has a slight advantage over the bow front. The ability to do more with a straight front desk makes it bit more appealing in our opinion. When selecting your next office desk, take into consideration important factors like dimensions, size, and storage components to help you select which model is best for you. In the long run, you'll want to look for the perfect combination of preference and purpose!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Premier Reception Desks of 2015

Looking to upgrade your office welcoming area with a stylish reception desk? You're in the right place! In today's post we'll be showcasing 2015's premier reception area workstations from top brands like Mayline, Cherryman Industries, Global Total Office, and more. Enjoy!

Mayline MNRSLBF Reception DeskFirst up, the Mayline Medina MNRSLBF reception desk with gray steel finish! This L shaped reception station features a glass transaction counter and silver metal frame accents. The MNRSLBF offers a generous 87 1/4" wide front workstation with 48" wide return for additional work surface space. With one box box file pedestal and one file file pedestal, keeping your receptionist organized is easier than ever. Priced at just $1962.99, this Medina series reception desk is one of the best buys of 2015.

Cherryman Amber Reception DeskSecond on our list of premier reception area workstations is the Cherryman Industries AM-404N. This two person U shaped reception desk provides plenty of operating space and modern design characteristics that won't cost you a fortune! At just $2355.00, the AM-404N is an excellent value. Most of the comparable multi user reception stations on the market cost thousands more!

Zira Reception DeskEven at first glance you'll be impressed by the Global Total Office Zira series reception desk collection. As one of the premier furniture collections of 2015, Zira combines laminate work surfaces, glass accents, and metal tones that are sure to impress your office visitors. If you're looking for wow factor, Zira has it and then some! The outstanding reception desks from this popular line include rectangular, L shaped, U shaped, and custom options designed to fit interiors small and large. Shoppers and interior designers alike will love the extensive finish and handle options available at no additional charge! Want to take things to the next level? Zira reception stations can be configured with versatile power modules to streamline your work day.

OFM Marque Reception DeskNext up, the OFM Marque series 55292 double reception desk with ADA add on sections. Known for their innovative furnishings, OFM has enjoyed immense success with the Marque collection. With their curved fronts, Marque stations look great from any angle. If you're worried about the installation process, there's no better reception desk option on the market! Marque stations require no tools for assembly. Talk about user friendly! The ADA add on sections make it easy to accommodate elderly and handicapped visitors that can stand comfortably at traditional reception height counters. Choose from a variety of quick shipping finish options to meet your decor needs.

Offices To Go Reception Desk
Last but not least, the Offices To Go SL-O model L shaped reception desk. Priced at just $735.99, this is one of the best deals on the market in 2015. With it's 71" wide front workstation and complimenting 42" reversible return, your receptionist will have plenty of desk space to work with. This SL-O can be configured as a left handed L or right handed L shaped unit. In addition to the impressive dimensions, this receptionist workstation also includes a file pedestal to meet your receptionists organizing needs. The espresso finish option pictured has also been incredibly popular this year. You simply can't go wrong with the SL-O. If you're business is on a budget, give this best selling station a serious look. You'll be glad you did.


Friday, June 19, 2015

Trending Executive Desks of the Summer!

Looking for an office upgrade? You've come to the right place! Here at OfficeAnything.com, we know finding the perfect desk for your workplace can be an enormous challenge, especially on a budget. Thanks to some keen shoppers however, we are proud to present this list of well crafted, affordable executive desks that have become the top sellers of the summer!

Desk Set by Cherryman
Talk about the whole package! The first desk on our list has everything the average office worker needs, if not more. Complete with a large workspace, and generous storage capacity, its no wonder the Amber workstation set by Cherryman has become a trending choice this summer. With finishes available in five different colors, users can always find something to match existing office decor. And best of all, when compared to similar sets from other brands, this piece from Amber furniture collection is simply unbeatable in price!
Model: Amber1


Brighton Desk Set by Mayline
Next up is an executive favorite! The Brighton collection by Mayline is well known for its charming yet professional style, and the and this office desk configuration is no exception. Featured here in a cherry finish, the set is also available in a darker mocha for versatility. Complete with plentiful workspace, it also boasts a convenient overhead cabinet for storage. At it's current price, this set makes a savory summer deal!
Model: BT11LCR


Executive Corner Desk by Offices to Go
For the price of a single office chair, this next desk offers more for less. This corner desk layout by Offices To Go furniture is the epitome of a great deal. Perfect for the compact office, this discreet desk features an "island" design, which cuts the appearance of the desk to make a room appear bigger (while also offering extra leg room). Storage comes in the form of a box pedestal for easy access to documents, tools, and other office necessities. Although it's pictured here in a dark espresso finish, the brand also offers many pieces in cherry, dark cherry, and mahogany as well. Choose your favorite and prepare to reel in the comments!
Model: SL-K-AEL
Jameson LS Work Center by Calico Designs

Looking for something new and exciting? This glass office desk by Calico Designs may be the answer! The Jameson LS work center comes features a tempered glass top for and steel frame. The blend creates a perfect synchronization of durability and stability. Ideal for homes and business offices alike, this silver and blue desks offers an appeal unlike any other. Contemporary design swirls beside professional elegance in this modern marvel, and the price is sure to please!
Model: 50310 

OFM Venice Series Executive Desk
And finally, we leave you with this last little number (though it's certainly not the least!) Designed by OFM Furniture, this desk from the Venice Series is a favorite of both executives and receptionists alike. Not only does it boast a sleek modern appeal, but the walnut finish also presents an air of classic respectability. With no tools required for assembly, the desk is a breeze to setup and to use. It's available in cherry as well, so don't miss out on this popular choice!
Model: 55145 


Thursday, June 18, 2015

How To Effectively Transition Into Your New Office Space

Executive Office TransitionOnce you've purchased your new office furniture, it's time to begin the transition process. During this time you'll want to take several necessary steps to ensure the completion of your project runs smoothly. In today's post we'll highlight helpful tips and tricks to ensure just that. Enjoy!

1.) Furniture Removal

Before your new furniture arrives, you'll want to get your old furniture out of the way! Rest assured, it's never fun to have new office desks and chairs arrive when you're not ready. If you're planning on selling your old furniture to recapture some funds, take pictures of it before you start disassembly. Keep track of all your components and label them accordingly incase you decide to reuse it down the road. Storage your old furniture flat on the ground to be as safe as possible. As office furniture can be quite heavy, you might want to have a couple friends or coworkers help with the process.

2.) Space Prep

Office Makeover TipsWith your old furniture removed, you'll be left with a blank canvass to work with before your new furniture arrives. Start by cleaning your space effectively. You'll be surprised at just how many paper clips and thumb tacks have been hiding under your workstation! Once your room is nice and clean, path your office walls and paint if necessary. Trust us, it's far easier to handle these tasks without new furniture in the room!

3.) Effective Installation

Whether you've paid to have your new furniture assembled professionally, or you're taking on this part of the project yourself, you'll no doubt want it to run as smoothly as possible. The installation process is one of the biggest features most shoppers encounter during the office makeover process. But there's no need to worry. We'll walk you through it!

Start by creating a staging area for your new furniture sit before it's assembled. You don't want to put all the large boxes in your space. This will result in an overcrowded work area that's sure to leave you frazzled! you'll also want to have some basic tools on hand. A cordless drill, screwdrivers, allen wrenches, and tape measurer will all come in handy. Also have a first aid kit handy incase of any unwanted accidents. Once your furniture is staged, locate the instructions. Most office furniture manufacturers will post the assembly instructions for larger items like executive style desks and
conference tables on the outside of the box for convenience. Be sure to follow the instructions and take the assembly process one step at a time. In most cases, two individuals can assemble the furniture for private office space in less than 3 hours.

Bonus Tip: Once your furniture has been assembled, you'll be left with lots of boxes, debris, and packaging materials. Prepare for this accordingly. Break down boxes and have trash bags on hand to collect the general fodder.

Well Organized Office Space4.) Get Organized

Now that your furniture is installed, the transition process is almost complete! To ensure you're set up for success, organize the important documents from your old space effectively. Make use of your new cabinetry from day one. Don't just toss your old files into drawers and take a procrastinators approach. Get started on the right foot with proper organizing out of the gate. In addition, you'll want to properly route wires for your computer and office electronics. You can use zip ties to ensure cords stay together and avoid unnecessary tangles!

5.) Form Good Habits

The transition process ends with you forming good habits that you can commit too. Was your old space cluttered? Where you dealing with frustration and fatigue on a daily basis? These productivity killing factors can destroy your work day. Form good ergonomic habits that will result in increased efficiency. Commit to an organizing and cleaning schedule for your space. You can also place posture reminders around your station to ensure you avoid slouching and hunching over your keyboard tray when typing. Commit to keeping your feet flat on the ground when computing and align your chair and monitor to ensure you're not looking down when you type. Your new filing and storage cabinets will come keys. Be sure to keep good track of these! Don't leave your keys in the locks 24 hours a day. This is a bad security habit that can come back to hurt you. In the long run, you'll want to leave your bad habits with your old furniture! To have an effective transition, forming good habits is a must!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

5 High Performance Executive Chairs of 2015

Are you a modern executive in search of a high performance office chair? If so, you're in the right place! In today's post we'll highlight the top ergonomic executive chairs from brands like Eurotech Seating, Global Total Office, and more.

1.) iOO


Eurotech Seating iOO Chair

The Eurotech Seating iOO chair is perfect for executive office use. This high back mesh chair combines form and function to create one of the most comfortable new office chairs on the market. The iOO boasts ergonomic attributes that include multi functional arms and a high tech mechanism designed for customizable comfort. Add the option head rest for an additional boost of style and versatility!

2.) Concorde


Concorde Presidential Chair

The Global Total Office Concorde chair is not a new comer to the seating world. That being said, it's still one of the best executive seating options of 2015. The Concorde offers an array of user friendly adjustment features designed to promote optimal posture in the workplace. Concorde chairs are available in a wide range of attractive fabric and leather upholstery options to meet your specific decor needs.

3.) Hendrix


Woodstock Hendrix Chair

Going for that retro look? The Hendrix is the way to go! These segmented cushion office chairs from Woodstock Marketing offer a swanky look that's sure to impress even the harshest critics. Hendrix chairs are available in 4 quick shipping color options and feature high end polished frame accents for enhanced appeal.

4.) Curva


iDesk Curva Chair

Wow factor and then some! The iDesk Curva High Back Chair from Cherryman Industries offers a sleek design and excellent ergonomic features. This high performance office chair is perfect for the executive office as well as professional meeting areas. Choose from luxurious black metallic and polished aluminum frame options.

5.) Avenger


Heavy Duty Big and Tall Executive Chair

The 812-LX OFM Avenger Big and Tall Chair supports user up to 400 pounds. These heavy duty executive chairs offer a classic look with their diamond stitched back patterns and traditional brown leather upholstery. The Avenger's wide 5 star base provides excellent stability for larger users while the over stuffed cushions make for a comfy sit that can truly be relied upon.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Q & A With The Chair Whisperer

The Chair Whisperer
The chair whisperer is back and ready to help you with your ergonomic seating needs. In today's post we'll ask the Chair Whisperer 10 important questions to help you better understand your office chair and reach peak performance levels in the workplace. Enjoy!

Q: What types of chair mechanisms are preferred in 2015?

The mechanism is essentially the brain of your office chair. When selecting a chair for your home or business it's important to research various mechanisms and their respective benefits. That being said, in 2015 weight sensing mechanism and syncro tilt mechanism have been the most popular. These high tech units are user friendly and sure to improve the users sitting experience.

Q: I suffer from low back pain. What types of chairs would you recommend?

Low back pain is commonly caused by bad posture habits and lack of chair support. Regardless of the chair you choose, it's important to keep you back in contact with the chair at all times to fight back against this workplace epidemic. Popular chairs like the G20 from Global Total Office and the new iOO chair from Eurotech Seating provide excellent low back support.

Q: What types of chair arms provide the most ergonomic benefits?

While loop arms are still the preferred option for conference room seating applications, they provide little in the way of ergonomic benefits. Adjustable T shaped arms are the most common in 2015. These allow users to adjust arm pads up and down. Multi functional arms are certainly the preferred option. Multi functional arms can pivot, adjust up and down, and side to side to meet the users individual preferences.

Q: What are your top 3 favorite chairs?

There's no shortage of awesome chairs to choose from! The Oroblanco from Cherryman's iDesk seating collection is a great ergonomic option for budgeted shoppers and provides a lot of bang for the buck. The Arti chair from Global Total Office is incredible versatile and works great in nearly any office environment. Last but not least, the new Circuit chair from Ergo Contract Furniture is taking the seating world by storm. These adjustable task chairs are affordable, stylish, and incredibly comfortable.

Q: What types of chairs should I avoid?

While most all chairs manufactured in 2015 claim to be ergonomic in some way, they are not all created equal. While brands like Global Total Office, Eurotech Seating, and RFM Preferred Seating all manufacturer their own products, many of today's chair providers simply import chairs to keep costs down. Choose a chair from a reputable provider like those mentioned above and you want have much to avoid. In general, adjustable office chairs with user friendly functions are preferred while those lacking key attributes like mobilized bases, pneumatic cylinders, and arms are not.

Q: How much should I spend on a new office chair?

Awesome ergonomic office chairs can be purchased for as little as $200.00 in 2015. That being said, higher end models that cost thousands are certainly available. When selecting your office chair, create a budget and list of features you'll need to work in comfort. Approximately $350.00 should get you everything you need in a new task chair. You'll need a bit more for a good leather executive model.

Q: What types of chairs are best for taller individuals?

High back chairs are ideal for taller individuals. These models provide excellent upper back support and often feature headrests that can adjust to provide additional comfort. While low and mid back chairs offer excellent benefits of their own, high back chairs are certainly preferred for users of 6' tall.

Q: I'm using a chair in a shared workspace. How can I make the most of it?

Workers operate in shared environments quite often. To ensure you make the most out of your shared chair, you'll need to first educate yourself on it's individual features. Look up a few product demo videos and reviews online. You can also contact the manufacturer for a copy of the assembly instructions. Once you understand the capabilities of the chair in question, test it's features thoroughly. You can't be afraid to adjust on the fly! Change your chair height to ensure you feet can be planted flat on the ground at all time and your eyes are level with your computer monitor. Adjust the chair arms to ensure you are taking pressure off your wrists when computing. You can even create an adjustment checklist to follow when you first get into work! Write down the chair settings you feel benefit you most. Change the settings from your list when you first get to work to ensure you don't forget.

Q: How can I properly maintain my office chair?

Over time your office chair will require some basic maintenance. About once a month you'll want to remove any debris from your chair casters. Paperclips and rubber bands in your chair wheels can really limit your mobility. To take things a step further, check the screws holding your chair seat and back together, as well as those holding your chair arms to the mechanism. Ensure that they are tight and not wobbling. You can also oil the mechanism and pneumatic cylinder to rid yourself of annoying chair squeaks while ensuring your parts operate smoothly.

Q: What office chairs are best of heavier individuals?

Big and tall chairs are the preferred option for larger individuals. Models like the Avenger chair from OFM, Inc. are capable of supporting users up to 500 pounds. Top big and tall chairs feature wider frames and heavy duty parts to ensure durability and proper functionality. If you are a larger chair operator, mesh backs may not be the best option for you. Opt for a chair with thick padding, a wide seat, and heavy duty pneumatic cylinder rated for your weight class.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Design 101: Analyzing The Complete Office Space

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There are many key elements that work together to create complete office interiors. During the design process, you'll want to focus on factors like modularity, storage, visual appeal, and much more. In today's post we'll analyze the complete office space and it's must have features to help you create the work environment of your dreams. Enjoy!

The complete office space starts with proper space planning. If you don't take the time to properly measure and analyze your interior, problems are sure to arise. Take note of important factors like windows, entry ways, and power outlets that will affect the way your furniture fits. Obtain accurate measurements of your space to ensure a smooth project.

All complete office interiors place a major emphasis on modularity. Modular furniture collections like  the Zira from Global Total Office and e5 From Mayline offer the ability to create unique layouts designed for functionality and efficiency. As you certainly won't want to purchase new furniture every few years, complete office interiors utilize modular products that provide the ability to grow as needed.

Storage is another key element of the complete office space. As no work environment can operate at it's best without being well organized, incorporating storage components into your space is a must. If you're limited by square footage, consider wall mount hutch units and display cabinets that make use of wall space, instead of floor space! Desk pedestals, work surface organizers, and filing cabinets are all common elements of complete office interiors.

Any interior designer will tell you that visual appeal is a must have for any professional work environment. As you'll want to be proud of your design work and makeover project, add the little touches that make the biggest difference. Area rugs, wall art, plants, and lighting fixtures will all help you in your quest to obtain visual appeal.

Complete office interiors also put a primary emphasis on ergonomics. As you'll no doubt want to operate at peak performance levels, ergonomic tools like monitor arms and articulating keyboard trays are ready to help. These affordable products have become staples of the workplace. Us folks in the industry wonder how we ever lived without them! Revolutionize your work day and create a complete interior by adding useful ergonomic products.

Last but certainly not least, all complete office interiors are equipped with a quality chair! While we could have lumped this important piece into the ergonomics section, it deserves far better. As workplace comfort starts with the chair, you'll want to take your time when selecting the perfect model for your space. Read reviews, check out product demo videos, and test out popular ergonomic chairs as much as possible. If you're currently settling for discomfort in the workplace, your interior is far from complete! Make the switch and improve your efficieny today!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

High Quality Furniture at Discount Prices. What Could Be Better?

Shopping for furniture isn't easy... especially where prices are concerned. And office furniture can be some of the most expensive on the market. Thankfully, there are plenty of top rated manufacturers trying to get an edge on the competition with affordable products. Check out today's article to discover more about our favorite office furniture bargain buys!

Mayline Medina
First on our list is a line that's been beating out competitors since it's debut! The Medina furniture series by Mayline isn't the newest line, but it's still selling like hotcakes. Why? Because Mayline managed to combine stunning professional design with bargain prices. In this collection, users can choose from a variety of affordable desks, tables, and accessories to unify their workplace with one style. All furniture options are available in one of three dazzling finishes - mocha, mahogany, or gray steel. Sets and layouts are pre-selected for user convenience, but of course, individual pieces are also offered. Don't miss out on the generous deals offered by this trendy collection!

Cherryman Amber Speaking of trendy, there's nothing quite as eye-catching as this next collection! With a brand like Cherryman Industries behind the wheel, buyers can rest assured craftsmanship is the key selling feature of the Amber furniture line, but it's not the only one. Affordability is a close second! In this collection, Cherryman strives to offer cutting edge looks at a fractioned price. The Amber line boasts smooth curves and sleek finishes to compliment attractive chrome accents. A favorite of executives, the desks alone are enough to make this category shine. Thankfully, Amber is a friend to the whole office, offering discount conference furniture, workstations, and accessories to stock your workplace with the best, at a bargain price!

Global Princeton
Next up is a line that will ensure your office stays both uniform, and versatile. Part of the reason Global Total Office products are favored by interior designers is custom design, and the Princeton furniture collection offers "custom" in spades! With this series, users can take their pick from a vast array of furniture layouts. Finishes and accessories are the user's choice also, which is part of what makes this collection ideal for total office makeovers. The other part is the price! Most Princeton workstations go for far less than what competitors offer, making this personable line an instant favorite!

Mayline Brighton
Forgive us for wheeling back to Mayline, but in an article about quality discount office furniture, the Brighton collection simply cannot go unmentioned. Designed to affect a homey sense of style, Mayline's Brighton series expertly combines professionalism and modern comfort. Flowing curves and subtle lines are the features of this stunning furniture set. Available in charming cherry or mocha finishes, this series is a favorite of doctors, therapists, teachers, and other professionals with the goal of making visitors feel more comfortable. Shoppers would be hard pressed to find a better look for as friendly a price.

Superior Laminate by Offices To Go
Finally, we leave you with the tasteful stylings of Offices To Go to deck out your workplace. You wouldn't know it from the name, but the Superior Laminate Desking series, offered by this brand, is one of the most versatile out there. And they offer much more than desks! Offices To Go designed this line for office friendliness. Not only do the furniture pieces go well in conventional settings, but students and home office workers find this collection useful too. Desks and tables are sold alongside a plethora of bookcases, cabinets, and many additional storage options. Best of all, pre-selected furniture sets offer convenience affordably, so shoppers can decorate the whole office with ease!

Ergo Life: Dissecting The Modern Office Chair

The modern office chair has many parts that work cohesively with each other to create a comfortable sitting experience for the end user. By dissecting the parts utilized in a modern office chair, users will better understand how to improve functionality and ergonomics in the workplace.

1.) Mechanism



The mechanism is the brain of your office chair. This essential part controls the majority of your chair's functionality. Most ergonomic seating manufactured in 2015 features syncro tilt and multi functional mechanisms outfitted with tilt lock, weight sensing, and tilt tension attributes designed to allow users to customize their sitting experience. While mechanisms vary from chair to chair, it's important to understand the functions of yours to achieve optimal comfort.

2.) Pneumatic Cylinder



Any quality office chair manufactured this year will come standard with a pneumatic cylinder. The pneumatic cylinder connects the chair base and mechanism. This cylinder should plug into your chair mechanism during assembly and controls the height of your office chair. As you'll no doubt want to work in synchronization with your workstation, it's important to raise and lower your chair height to ensure you are operating at eye level with your monitor arm. Avoid looking down at your screen at all costs!

3.) Base



Most modern office chairs are equipped with 5 star bases to provide stability and support for users. When your chair arrives, the base will be connected to the pneumatic cylinder and casters will need to be plugged in for mobility. Polished bases, chrome bases, and nylon bases are all quite common in 2015. While top of the line chairs will feature polished and chrome models, nylon bases offer excellent durability and show minimal wear over the long term.

4.) Seat



Modern office chair seats are typically constructed of molded foam, and in some cases memory foam. As this is the main point of contact between you and your office chair, selecting a good seat is very important. Popular styles include waterfall and tractor seats that offer the contours needed to improve blood flow and take pressure of the users knees while working.

5.) Arms



Any high quality modern office chair will be equipped with multi functional arms. While loop arms are still the most common choice for professional meeting area applications, if you want to go ergo, adjustable arms are a must. The best office chairs of 2015 come standard with arms that adjust up and down, as well as side to side. Chair arms should be used to comfortably support your wrists when typing and minimize stress. They should be adjusted regularly throughout the day when computing and when handwriting on your work surface to obtain the most benefits.

6.) Back



To sit ergonomically correct, it's important to keep your back in contact with the chair at all times. This provides support to both the lower and upper sections of your spine. This year mesh and leather backs are the most common. Mesh backs provide a springy feel and breathe well to keep users from over heating. Leather chair backs are the preferred choice for executive applications and provide more high end appeal. When selecting your new office chair, be sure to select a chair back that's correct for your body height and weight. It will play an essential role in the level of office comfort you can achieve!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Deal of The Week: Save 5% On Select Office Furniture Collections

This week we are offering select office furniture collections on sale with an additional 5% off. In addition, these best selling furniture lines include free shipping for added value. To obtain the deal, simply apply coupon code: CHERRY5 at checkout. Happy shopping!

Verde

Cherryman Verde U Desk

The Cherryman Industries Verde furniture collection offers high end appeal at a price point any shopper will appreciate. The office desks, conference tables, and reception stations from this extensive line are available in two attractive finish options. Verde combines laminate surfaces with white and glass accents to form one of the most unique office furniture collections on the market.

Amber

Cherryman Amber Furniture On Sale

Looking to enhance your office interiors on a budget? The Amber collection is ready to help! This line of laminate workstations, conference room furnishings, and professional reception desks is now available in 5 unique finish options that include black cherry and walnut. While Amber is already affordable, our deal of the week allows shoppers to save even more!

Emerald

Reception Desks On Sale

If you're going for that classic look, the Emerald collection is the way to go! This luxurious line of wood veneer office furniture is available in two elegant finish options. The Emerald collection includes high end writing desks, top of the line welcome desks, and stunning boardroom tables designed to take your business interiors to the next level.

Jade

Cherryman Furniture Sale

The perfect combination of modern appeal and traditional elegance! Jade combines woodgrain surfaces with metal and glass accents. The well rounded look is sure to speak to all office guests and earn your interiors the compliments they deserve. Choose from cherry and mahogany finish options.

Ruby

conference room furniture sale

A favorite for both home and professional work environments, the Ruby collection features a rich cherry finish and unmatched attention to detail. The Ruby casegoods line includes best selling U shaped office desks as well as conference room tables and reception area welcome desks. Ruby is affordable, versatile, and sure to impress even the harshest critics.