Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Does Your Office Need A Makeover?

Office Design and Space Planning Tips
Are you on the fence about tackling an office makeover project in 2016? No need to worry, you're not alone! Today on the blog we'll highlight simple signs to look for when evaluating your space. From overcrowded file drawers to minimal floor space, these key indicators will help you determine your interior needs.

1.) Overcrowded File Drawers

Are your office cabinets bursting at the seams? Don't panic! First and foremost, conduct a purge. Go through your file cabinet drawers and remove all necessary documents. You'll be surprised at just how much space your currently devoting to old paper work that needs to be thrown out. If you conduct a purge and still fine drawer space to be limited, it may be time to consider a makeover!

2.) Cluttered Work Surfaces

It's hard to work at peak performance levels if you're fighting cluttered work surfaces day-in and day-out. Take the time to get rid of those old sticky notes and clean up your stationary. If you're keyboard tray is still resting atop your desk, consider the addition of an ergonomic mount that situates underneath your work surface. You can create additional space and avoid a full makeover by integrating a dual screen monitor arm. These handy office tools reduce visual strain and improve functionality. If these two ergonomic office accessories are purchased and surface space is still limited, you might just need an makeover.

3.) Uncomfortable Office Chair

You should never settle for discomfort in the workplace. Awesome ergonomic seating solutions are available in 2016 at budget friendly prices. While an uncomfortable chair is no reason to replace all your furniture, its a great indicator that other areas in your space are also in need of some love! When selecting a new office chair for your space, consider your areas of discomfort. Watch demo videos online, consult the pros, and read reviews online to find a chair that will help you operate comfortably during those long days at the office. This year, popular models like the Oroblanco from Cherryman Industries and Vion from Global Total Office have been incredibly popular amongst industry professionals and design teams.

4.) Fatigue and Stress

Fatigue and stress are unwelcome office guests that always show up when they're not invited. Here you are, trying to have a productive work day, and boom! Fatigue and stress kick in to derail you. If this sounds like your work day, it may be time to consider an office makeover. Popular sit to stand desks and ergonomic furnishings are available to help you fight back. Today's top rated workstations promote collaboration and continuous movement in the workplace while simultaneously improving blood flow that combats fatigue during stressful days.

5.) Outdated Furniture

You'll no doubt want to leave an impression on your valued office visitors. If you feel your space is missing the mark, consider giving it a face lift. Remove your current furniture, conduct a thorough cleaning, and paint your walls. This simple three step process will instantly make you feel more confident about the appeal of your work environment. If you want to take things a step further, research the latest office design trends for your area. This year, gray wood grain furniture has been the way to go! Collections like Medina and Sterling from Mayline are a must consider for any modern makeover project.

6.) Minimal Floor Space

Floor space is always at a premium. Those who truly maximize their interiors know that it's best to build up, not out! Consider removing a wall cabinet and replacing with a hutch that mounts over your desk. As most file cabinets are 36" wide, you'll be instantly creating a few feet of extra space to work with. You can also utilize a mobile desk pedestal underneath your work surface. These handy organizational tools can also be equipped with padded surfaces. Skip the bulky executive style guest chairs and use storage pedestals as side chairs!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Office Issues: Overcrowded Interiors

Office Organizing and Space Planning TipsIt's nearly impossible to operate at high productivity levels in an overcrowded and cluttered work space. If you're dealing with this common office issue, it's time to make a change. Lucky for you, we're here to help. Today on the blog, we'll discuss helpful organizational habits while highlighting space saving products specifically designed to get your interior in ship shape. Enjoy!

First things first, you need to give your office a thorough cleaning. Start by cleaning your desk surfaces and floors. Venture underneath your desk to properly route wires and create additional knee space.

Once the visible areas of your space are clean, it's time for a file cabinet purge! Rid your office of old and unused documents that are doing nothing more than taking up space. This important step will help you recapture tons of drawer space.

Feeling a bit boxed in? It may be time to consider a mini-makoever. Assess your personal work space needs and determine which items are essential, and those that can be removed to improve operational functionality.

You'll want your space to feel cozy and comfortable, much like your home. If your office looks like an episode of hoarders, it's likely you have to much furniture! Ditch the unnecessary potted plants and bulky cabinetry if possible to make your interior feel more open.

Storage space is always at a premium. That being said, to avoid overcrowding you'll need ample room for growth. If floor space is tight, you'll want to build up, not out. Don't take up valuable floor space with a bookcase or file cabinet when you can achieve the same organizational space with a mounted hutch. As the average office contains two 36" wide file cabinets, that's a lot of space that can be saved by utilizing the wall space over your workstation.

You can also utilize the space underneath your desk. If you're shopping for all new furniture, many of the executive desk configurations you encounter will come standard with the cabinets needed to get your new interior off on the right foot. If you're looking to improve your current work space, consider the addition of a mobile file pedestal. These handy organizing solutions can be easily slid underneath desk surfaces, and pulled out when document access is required. In 2016, cool file pedestal options are available with cushioned tops that allow them to double as stools. No need to waste space on multiple guest chairs!

Once your space is well organized and uncluttered, it's up to you to keep it that way. Strive to maintain a regular cleaning schedule and the good habits needed to operate at peak performance levels. Take 10 minutes before you leave each day to clean off your desk surface and put away files. This ensures you'll return the following morning to an office space that's ready to work with you, not against you. In the long run, overcrowded interiors can be quickly conquered with a few good habits and a little design ingenuity.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Tips & Tricks: Office Makeovers Made Easy!

Office Makeover and Design TipsThe office makeover process can be a fun and rewarding experience. By following the tips and tricks highlighted in today's post, you'll be ready to tackle your project effectively. From proper space planning to finding active coupons, we've got you covered. Enjoy!

All professional office design and makeover projects start with effective space planning. Rest assured, there's nothing worse than purchasing all new custom office furniture only to find out that it doesn't fit properly. Ouch! Minimize the chance of error by obtaining accurate dimensions of your interiors. Double check your dimensions and then have a coworkers check them as well! Quite simply, you can never be too careful during this essential step. Be sure to take note of all entry ways, power outlets, load bearing members, and windows that will affect the way your furniture fits.

With accurate dimensions in hand you'll be eager to start the shopping process. That being said, we recommend pumping the breaks! Don't rush out and purchase new furniture for your interior without getting a little inspiration. Take to the web and search for the latest office design trends. Visit social sharing sites like Pinterest and Instagram to get cool ideas that will work for your office environments. Last but not least, visit a local showroom to pick up some literature. You'll also be able to see new office products in person. This will give you a great idea of what styles and finishes you prefer.

Okay, the time has come! You're ready to shop. Set a realistic budget for your makeover and visit a comparison shopping engine like Google Shopping to start your furniture search. Here you'll be able to sort products available with free shipping. You'll be able to quickly categorize items by brand and price to help expedite the browsing process.

Before making a purchase, take the time to call a few dealers directly. Sure you can spend time searching coupon sites, but it's hard to beat a quick phone call. You'll be able to ask about active coupons, current specials, trending collections, and bulk pricing if applicable. You'll also get a great idea on the type of customer service companies provide, BEFORE making purchase!

Once your new desks and workstations have been ordered, it's time to prep your space. Start by removing your old furniture and conducting a thorough cleaning. Patch any unsightly wall marks, vacuum the floors, dust, and paint before your new furniture arrives.

About 3 days after you place your order, call your dealer to obtain an estimated ship date and tracking information. With this helpful information you'll be able to have your space ready in time, and not too early! On the day your furniture is scheduled to arrive, create a staging area. Don't just bring all the new items into your space. This makes for an overly crowded assembly process.

If you're tackling installation and assembly, make sure to have at least two helpers on hand. A new office desk configuration or conference table will require some heavy lifting. Avoid straining the back by enlisting some reliable assistance.

After your new office furnishings have been assembled, there will be lot's of debris. Prepare in advance! Be ready to break down lot's of cardboard boxes to maximize dumpster space. Have trash bags on hand to collect packing materials like bubble wrap and popcorn.

Last but certainly not least, wipe down your new furniture and reintegrate your important documents in an organized fashion. Take a few pics of your new space and share your success story online. Over the next few weeks you'll be accenting your interior with cool wall art and accessories to make it pop! Don't rush this process as the interiors that are built organically over time typically come out the coolest.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Office Chair Reviews: Azeo Seating by Global Total Office

Global Total Office Azeo ChairGlobal Total Office specializes in the provision of high quality ergonomic seating solutions designed to promote comfort and productivity in the workplace. Today on the blog, well be reviewing one of their top rated lines. Global's Azeo chairs offer the design characteristics and ergonomic features needed to reach peak performance levels. Let's take an in-depth look at this highly respected collection.


Interior designers and industry professionals love the Azeo office chair collection. Take one look at the chairs from this line and you'll see why. Even at first glance, Azeo will wow you with contemporary curves and modern accents. These high end tasking chairs sport attractive arms, curved backs, and wide 5 star bases. The Azeo works great in both home and business settings. The upscale look is sure to earn your space an abundance of compliments from valued guests.

Azeo Mid Back ChairErgonomics:

It's time to start expecting more from your office chair! Seating solutions like Azeo come standard with "active" lumbar supports that adjust and flex with the user. The Azeo quickly adapts to meet your personal posture needs. The multi functional arms make finding the correct computing position a breeze. The highly advanced mechanism is surprisingly user friendly. An Azeo series ergonomic office chair can be mastered inside of an hour. They really minimize the ergonomic learning curve, unlike many of today's comparable models. The user friendly nature of the Azeo collection ensures you spend more time working and less time adjusting.

Global Total Office Azeo Chair in LeatherApplications:

You can do it all with Azeo. Choose a designer fabric upholstery option from Global's wide range of textiles to personalize an Azeo chair for your computer and tasking needs. Go with a cool leather color and create an Azeo chair thats ready for the needs of your executive office interior. The sleek seat and back work together to make Azeo a great option for professional meeting area seating needs. Rest assured, your conference room visitors won't mind long presentations and strategy sessions if they're sitting in one of these!
Global Total Office Azeo Drafting Chair

There's an Azeo chair on the market for every ergonomic need and shopping budget. The 2051-6 mid back Azeo chair is the most affordable at just $321.99. If you want something a bit more cut out for the executive office, check out the 2050L-3 model with leather upholstery. As the most high end model from the Azeo collection, the 2050L-3 is the most expensive at $566.99. There's even an awesome option for artists and architects! The 2058-7 Azeo adjustable drafting chair is available in 2016 for just $455.99.


We give the Azeo seating collection a 4 out of 5 star ratings. These ultra comfortable and equally stylish chairs have a little something for everyone. With a wide range of models and mechanisms to choose from, finding the perfect sit is easier than ever. We'd like to see a polished frame and base option made available by Global, but that's really our only critique. Azeo chairs are incredibly well made. These versatile chairs outperform the completion without breaking the bank. Azeo is a winner in our book. We give this popular office chair collection the seal of approval.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Dare To Be Different With Your Office Makeover!

Following the same old design themes and regional makeover trends is sure to leave your office looking just like the competition. That being said, if you're planning on an office makeover project in 2016, dare to be different! Step outside the box and let your individual personality shine. Today on the Office Anything Blog, we'll teach you 5 great ways to do just that.

Office Space Planning Tips
1.) Effectively Plan

All good office makeover projects start with proper space planning and a little bit of inspiration. Start by removing your old furniture. Next, patch any unsightly wall marks and paint your office a cool color. This year, grays and cobalt blue tones have been super popular.

You'll also want to obtain the perimeter dimensions of your office interior. Take note of all entry ways, power outlets, and windows that will affect the way your new products fit. Rest assured, theres nothing worse that ordering new furniture, only to find that it doesn't properly fit.

Before rushing out to purchase new office furniture for the home or business, get a little inspiration! As you'll want  your office to be unique and personalized, find inspiration from a variety of sources. Start by browsing social charing sites like Instagram and Pinterest. Then take your search to a local furniture showroom. You'll be equipped with lot's of awesome ideas in no time! Don't be afraid to take notes to keep track of all your office enhancement strategies.

Mayline Medina Gray Steel Woodgrain Finish2.) Use A Cool Finish

Think outside the realm of traditional furniture finishes. Dare to be different with your makeover project by selecting something other than cherry, maple, or mahogany. This year, gray and white wood grain tones have been the preferred choice of interior design teams. Furniture collections like Zira from Global Total Office and Medina from Mayline are available in attractive gray finish options that will wow your valued visitors.

Colorful Office Chairs3.) Select Colorful Office Chairs

Show your personality with a colorful office chair that compliments your furniture. If you go with light wood office furniture, select a dark chair. If you choose dark wood furniture, go with a light chair. Black and navy blue pair well with white and gray furnishings. White and light tan go well with espresso and dark cherry tones. If you really want to step outside the box, go with a custom upholstery option. Solid fabric and leather colors are cool, but designer upholstery options with patterns really stand out. Brands like RFM Preferred Seating, Eurotech Seating, and Global Total Office specialize in the provision of made to order office chairs that can be spec'd in a seemingly limitless array of custom upholstery patterns.

Powered Lounge Furniture
4.) Power Up Your Interiors

It's time to start expecting more out of your office furniture. These days, powered tables and workstations are becoming the industry standard. Powered conference room tables and open desking layouts help streamline the workday by improving operational functionality.

Take the guest waiting experience to a whole new level with powered lounge and lobby furniture. Seating collections like the Morph and Serenity from OFM allow visitors to plug and play while they wait. Let's be honest. Waiting for appointments is never fun. With a powered lounge chair and sofa, your guests will quickly forget about the time spent in the lobby. Think outside the realm of traditional lounge and reception seating. Dare to be different with high tech powered furniture.

Industrial Lighting Fixtures5.) Incorporate Industrial Accents

Last but certainly not least, no well rounded office interior is complete without the addition of cool accents that make the space pop. Sure you could go with those motivational kitten posters seen in the dentist and guidance office. You could opt for a few potted plants too! Or, you could dare to be different. Spend a Saturday visiting a swap meet, thrift store, or antique shop. Be on the lookout for unique industrial accents that will compliment your interior. Metal lighting fixtures and wall sconces will really pull your interior together. The best part is, you don't have to add all your accents at one time. You can build your office vibe over time. When you go on vacation, keep your eyes open for pieces that will up your corporate wow factor.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Cool Combinations: Table and Chair Pairs That Rock!

Taking on an office makeover project in 2016? We've got you covered! Today on the blog we'll be highlighting perfect table and chair pairs. These furniture and seating combinations will improve visual appeal while promoting comfort and functionality. Enjoy!

Combo 1: Zira Table and Accord Chairs

Global Total Office Zira Conference Table and Accord Chairs

You can't go wrong with our first perfect pair! The high tech conference tables from the Global Total Office Zira collection can be customized with unique power input options that help streamline the meeting process. The Accord chairs used to surround the Zira table offer a sleek look that promotes a contemporary vibe thats sure to impress your guests. Our first cool combination is a must consider for any growing business looking to capitalize on productivity and the latest design trends.

Combo 2: Medina Table with Gist Chairs

Medina Conference Table and Gist Chairs

Looking to maximize your conference room makeover budget without sacrificing visual appeal and performance? Have no fear, Mayline is ready to take your interior to the next level! Their ultra cool Medina conference table collection works perfectly with seating from the Gist collection. Medina tables are available in 5 quick shipping finish options that are a breath of fresh air compared to the mundane and overly used cherry tones that dominated the previous decade. Gist chairs provide attractive loop style arms and breathable mesh surfaces that are sure to keep your valued guests nice and comfy during long boardroom sessions.

Combo 3: Flip-N-Go Tables with Valore Chairs

Mayline Flip-N-Go Tables with Valore Chairs

Nobody does training and classroom furniture better than Mayline! Their Flip-N-Go table line offers the modular characteristics needed to maximize versatility and functionality. Flip-N-Go training tables boast fold down tops and mobilized bases that allow them to be nested along perimeter walls when not in use. Much like their combo partner, Valore chairs also help to maximize space. These comfortable training room chairs from Mayline fold and nest to make reconfiguring a breeze. Choose from a wide range of quick shipping mesh back and seat color combinations, as well as custom options that will allow you to make a personalized statement with your makeover project.

Combo 4: Verde Table with Respond Chairs

Verde Meeting Table and Respond Mesh Chairs

With all the buzz Cherryman Industries has received for their new iDesk seating collection, you may have forgot about their Respond line and amazing furniture collection! We're here to tell you this highly respected brand is far more than a one trick pony! Cherryman's Respond task chairs provide luxurious support and an absolutely superb sitting experience. The tables from the Verde collection offer the modern appeal needed to pair perfectly with these chairs. Verde's latte and espresso finishes are a must see. They both work perfectly well with the chrome accented black mesh chairs from the Respond office seating line.

Combo 5: Profile Tables with Uno Chairs

OFM Uno Seating with Profile Tables

Don't think we forgot about your lounge, lobby, and reception area makeover needs! Our last combo will turn your guest waiting area into a contemporary work of art. The OFM, Inc. seating from the Uno collection offers two tone color combinations that are unlike anything on the market. Uno chairs are easy to clean, incredibly durable, and equally stylish. The wedge, end, and coffee tables from OFM's profile collection can be used in harmony with Uno seating to create curved, boxed, and serpentine seating layouts that are guaranteed to maximize your interior.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Ergorific Interiors of 2016

When an office space combines high end appeal and core ergonomic values, we call the interior ergorific! This year, businesses and furniture manufacturers are working together to create out of this world ergorific work environments. Today on the blog, we'll highlight 5 ergorific interiors and the products that make them great. Enjoy!

Global Total Office Ergonomic InteriorOur first space has all the ergonomic bells and whistles needed to reach peak performance levels. Talk about functionality! This ergorific interior maximizes desk space and reduces visual strain with the monitor mounting system. A laptop holder and articulating keyboard tray are also utilized to promoted correct typing positions. The interior is pulled together with a CPU holder that prevents unnecessary trips under the desk to route wires and plug in devices. Last but not least, a super comfy 1960-4 model Alero series high back ergonomic task chair was brought in to improve posture and provide all day support.

ESI Ergonomic InteriorCheck out this ergorific interior outfitted with super cool height adjustable work tables from ESI Ergonomic Solutions. These adjustable stations promote continuous movement in the workplace, improve blood flow, and reduce fatigue. When paired with adjustable ergonomic computer chairs and attractive gray wood grain floors, this interior is sure to impress even the harshest critics.

The days of using traditional cubicle and panel furniture configurations is coming to an end. This year, businesses are looking to kick productivity and collaboration into high gear with ergonomic open desking layouts. Take one look at our third interior and you'll see exactly what we mean. This ergonomic office interior is the full package. With RGE series height adjustable tables, versatile low wall storage cabinets, and Commute series mesh back task chairs from Mayline, you'll be hard pressed to find many areas to criticize.

Our fourth ergorific interior provides the perfect balance of visual appeal and ergonomic functionality. When it comes to ergofying your interiors, it's best to keep it simple. This 2 person configuration does just that. With height adjustable tables, cushion top pedestal stools, ergonomic monitor arms, and Living series task chairs, this space is incredibly well rounded. The Living series chairs are of particular note. At just $399.99, they are among the best office chair buys of 2016. The Living series "Smart Chair" from Mayline reacts to body weight and automatically responds to user movements to ensure a high quality sitting experience with minimal adjusting.

Ergonomic Office SpaceLast but not least, we thought it would be fun to end today's post with a bang! Our fifth and final interior showcases where the industry is heading. This cutting edge work environment offers high tech adjustable task chairs, clamp mount monitor arms, and much more. This futuristic interior also combines many of today's hottest design trends. Lime green chairs with modern appeal like those utilized here are a must consider for any 2016 makeover project. The simple yet sophisticated details of this interior make it a real winner without going too over the top.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Deal Of The Week: Retro Office Chairs On Sale!

The retro look is in! This year, brands like Woodstock Marketing and OFM are enjoying success with nostalgic seating designs that work great in conference room, lobby, and private office settings. From now through next Thursday, we'll be offering best selling retro office chairs on sale with free shipping. In addition to the deals highlighted here, please find our list of active coupons at the bottom of todays post. Happy shopping!

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Maximize Waiting Areas with Modular Seating

The classic combination of a sofa and two lounge chairs will always have it's place. That being said, furniture manufacturers, design teams, and businesses are looking for ways to further enhance interiors. It's for these reasons that those looking to maximize space will love today's modular seating lines. The versatility and functionality achieved through the use of modular seating is too good to pass up. Let's take a look at 2016's top collections.

Ballara Modular Lounge SeatingNobody does modular seating better than Global Total Office. It just wouldn't be right to kick off todays post with products from any other brand. Global's made to order lounge, waiting room, and reception seating collections promote productivity in the workplace. With Global's modular lines, guests can work while they wait. This year, Global's Ballara collection has a been a favorite of contemporary designers. The modular seating and connectable tables from the Ballara collection make it incredibly easy to create one of a kind layouts.

Global Total Office River Seating CollectionGlobal is also receiving extensive praise for their newest collection, River. This extensive line of waiting room seating offers high back modern lounge chairs that are unlike anything on the market. When paired with intricate power options, River makes it easy to improve the guest waiting experience. Leave no doubt, this modular lounge and reception seating collection will leave a lasting impression on your valued visitors. River is ready to earn your business the positive compliments it deserves. The made to order components from the River collection take approximately 3 to 5 weeks to craft, so plan in advance if you love this new line. Needless to say, we feel it's well worth the wait!

Wind Linear Modular FurnitureThe Wind Linear collection from offers the perfect blend of retro and modern design characteristics. This modular lobby seating line offers incredibly cool tables with storage shelfs, as well as bench style ottomans that help maximize floor space. Wind Linear chairs are available in right, left, and armless designs that can be quickly connected to form unique layouts. Wether your waiting area is small or large, Wind Linear can get the makeover project completed effectively. Don't settle for a boring interior that lacks the appeal needed to wow your guests. Give this innovative collection a look today! Lots of awesome leather and designer fabric upholstery options are available to meet your specific needs.

OFM Modular Seating
Go modular with OFM, Inc. in 2016. This trend setter is always ahead of the curve. OFM's Uno seating collection makes maximizing the waiting room easy and affordable. The modular guest reception chairs from OFM and their top rated Uno collection come in ultra cool two tone color combinations. Uno works well with OFM's Profile series wedge tables. Together, Uno and Profile can be used to create circular, curved, and even serpentine seating layouts. When the average lounge and waiting room furniture just won't just it, turn to the affordable modern solutions from OFM.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Simple Seating: Office Comfort Made Easy

These days, it's all about simplifying comfort in the workplace. Chairs that require constant lever pulling and tension knob twisting are rapidly becoming antiques. In 2016, industry leading seating manufacturers like Global Total Office, Eurotech, and Mayline are paving the way with high tech chairs that do the adjusting for you. Let's take a look at todays top rated "Smart Chairs".

Cutting Edge Office ChairFirst up, the G20 chair from Global Total Office. This cutting edge mesh back task chair automatically adjusts to body weight. Wide sweeping cast aluminum lines with delicate edge details are carefully integrated with stylized nylon components to create a crisp, simple profile. As the G20 chair back smoothly tilts, the synchronized mechanism allows th seat to gently recline and slide to the rear. Translation, this chair requires minimal adjusting and simplifies comfort.

iOO ChairIf you're looking to minimize the ergonomic learning curve, we highly recommend checking out the Eurotech Seating iOO chair. With all of it's controls incorporated into a single mechanism, the iOO makes finding the correct operating position a breeze. Sure lot's of bells and whistles sound great on paper, but it takes time to master them all. That being said, with chairs like the iOO the process is made incredibly simple. Rest assured, this is one of the most advanced chairs on the market in 2016. Standard attributes like the ratchet back with lumbar support ensure a reliable sitting experience.

Modern Smart ChairMayline's new Living series chair is a must try. This ultra cool and comfy seating solution drew big crowds at the annual NeoCon event. The Living chair thinks and moves automatically to promote good posture in the workplace. The passive seat slider mechanism is weight activated and the flexible back provides constant support during those tough days at the office. At just $399.99, it's a great office chair for home and business needs.

Offices To Go Mesh Chair
You don't have to spend a fortune to get a high quality office chair that requires minimal adjusting. Give the Offices To Go 11322B chair a try and you'll see exactly what we mean. This $229.99 mesh computer chair comes with standard features that include a multi functional weight sensing mechanism that automatically responds to user weight, as well as an adjustable lumbar support and arms. Talk about value!

RFM Verte ChairSupport your vertebrae with Verte! This is the Smart Chair that started it all. The RFM Preferred Seating Verte series chair molds itself to your spine's unique shape. Inspired by the human vertebrae, the Verte combines ergonomics, form and function to produce the ultimate sitting experience. Nearly a decade in the making, this incredibly sophisticated yet simple to operate office chair was created by a team of engineers, designers, and ergonomists who were looking to revolutionize the modern office chair. The Verte raises the bar in every way. While this chair line from RFM is no new comer, its still far more advanced that about 99% of the chairs hitting the market in 2016. When you want the absolute best and won't settle for less, give the Verte chair a test run. Sit it in once and you'll never settle for anything less.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Office Makeover Ideas: Keep It Classy With Corsica

The Mayline Corsica collection is a long time favorite of interior design teams and industry professionals. This top notch furniture line offers the high end wood veneer desks, conference tables, reception stations, and storage products needed to impress valued office visitors while promoting productivity. Today on the blog, we'll take a look at this classy collection. Enjoy!

Mayline Corsica DeskThe executive office desk configurations available from the Mayline Corsica collection are perfect for both home and business use. Corsica typicals are available in U shaped and L shaped variations that maximize operational workspace and square footage. Corsica executive sets like the CT7 come standard with glass hutch doors that add to the upscale look. At $3102.99, this top of the line executive furniture package is a real head turner. Rest assured, the desks from the Mayline Corsica collection will earn your interior an abundance of positive compliments.

Mayline Corsica Series Conference TableCorsica conference room tables offer the perfect combination of traditional appeal and modern functionality. With a variety of sizes to choose from, finding a Corsica table to fit your space is a breeze. All Corsica conference room tables from Mayline come standard with wire management troughs that keep surfaces well organized and professional. Corscia tables boast boat shaped tops with curved sides and flat ends to maximize seating potential. Choose from 2 attractive finish combinations to compliment your space.

Corsica Reception DeskTired of all the cutting edge modern office furniture collections that are dominating the market? The Mayline Corsica collection is the perfect solution. Take one look at the elegant reception desks from this best selling line and you'll see exactly what we mean. Corsica welcome stations boast simplified curves and glamours finishes. Both rectangular and L shaped desks are available to meet your specific interior needs.

Mayline Corsica Pedestal
Want to kick office functionality and appeal into high gear? You'll need storage products that are up to the task. Rather than investing in metal file cabinets that don't match your furniture, go with stylish wood cabinetry from the Corsica collection. This full service casegoods line offers bookcases, storage cabinets, and desk side pedestal solutions that work in harmony to create well organized interiors. Corsica file cabinets and pedestals lock for document security and feature attractive handle pulls that give them that extra touch of class. If you're looking to keep your interiors traditional without loosing the versatility gained from modern furnishings, give Corsica serious consideration in 2016.

Friday, March 11, 2016

5 Ways To Simplify Your Office Makeover

How To Make Your Office Makeover EasyTaking on an office makeover project in 2016? We're here to help. While you're probably feeling a bit intimidated, rest assured, it's only natural. That being said, the design and makeover process can be fun, rewarding, and super simple. Today on the blog we'll highlighting the tips and tricks you'll need to maximize success and minimize the headaches. Enjoy!

1.) Plan Effectively

Every good makeover project starts with effective space planning. To keep things simple, remove your old furniture and start with a blank canvas. Patch any unsightly wall marks and throw on a fresh coat of paint. Come up with a budget for your project, design theme, and estimated competition date. When you're ready to kick things off, measure the perimeter of your space, then double check them! Leave no doubt, accurate dimensions are an absolute must. You'll also want to take note of entry ways, power outlets, and windows that will affect the way your new office furniture sits.

2.) Go With A Typical

Trying to piece together a stylish workspace is quite the challenge! Keep things simple by going with a typical. This industry term is used to describe factory planned office desk configurations. These simple sets come with pretty much everything you need to cover the key areas of your space. Typical packages are widely available from popular brands like Mayline, Cherryman Industries, and Offices To Go. We recommend browsing the web for U shaped typicals, executive typicals, and home office typicals. Do your best to avoid selecting a desk, pairing it with a cabinet, searching for storage components, and blending finishes. This recipe is great for professional designers, but typically ends in disappoint for consumers.

3.) Research Trends

Don't rush into your makeover project without getting a little inspiration! Take the time to research the latest trends on social sharing sites like Pinterest and Instagram. Search for modern office interiors and cutting edge workspaces. If you're able to get out of the office for the day, check out a local showroom and pick up some literature. When all else fails, contact dealers to ask what product lines are hot.

Bonus Tip: This year gray office furniture and seating has been incredibly popular. Take one look at the Mayline Medina collection and you'll see exactly what we mean!

4.) Shop Smart

When shopping for new office furniture, you'll be met with an overwhelming selection of products. To avoid a confusion and complicated shopping experience, we recommend using a comparison engine like Google Shopping. Here you'll be able to quickly sort products by brand and those available with free shipping. Most of the top online furniture providers advertise on Google Shopping and you'll be able to categorize items you're interested in by brand and price. Using a comparison engine will help expedite the shopping process while simultaneously maximizing your budget.

5.) Prep For Installation

Don't get caught with new furniture at your door step and no way to receive it! Stay in touch with your dealer of choice. Contact them about 3 business days after you place your order. Ask and inquire about estimated delivery times and tracking information. When you know when your furniture is arriving, you can have a team on hand to help off load the new items. New desks and workstations are heavy. You'll definitely want 2 handy helpers. The day your furniture is scheduled to arrive, create a staging area. Don't just take new items directly into your space. This makes for a cluttered installation process. Stage your furniture and bring in items one by one as you put them together. Last but not least, prepare for debris. There will be lot's of cleanup. Furniture is very well packed to avoid damage. There will be plenty of popcorn, cardboard, and packing materials to account for. Plan accordingly!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Chair Compare: Mirage Vs. Flexar

Global Total Office Mirage Chair
Flexar Chair
Today on the blog we're comparing two awesome seating solutions from our friends at Global Total Office. This industry leading manufacturer takes pride in crafting high quality office chairs for every workplace need. Their Mirage and Flexar seating collections offer the visual appeal and ergonomic features needed to reach peak performance levels. Let's see which chair line reigns supreme!

Round 1: Style

Let us start by saying, both the Flexar and Mirage seating collections will impress your office visitors. These trend setting chairs boast slimming characteristics that save space and promote a European look that's been super popular in 2016. Both Mirage and Flexar chairs are enhanced by box style arms and an intricate stitching patterns. The Flexar office chair is enhanced by an attractive silver base while the Mirage is a bit more flash with it's polished chrome details. With so many visual similarities, this round was hard to judge. However, with the shine and luxurious nature of the Mirage's frame, it wins round 1 by a slim margin.

Round 2: Applications

The Mirage and Flexar chairs from Global Total Office are great for a variety of workplace applications. Both lines offer the high back and mid back chairs needed to provide proper support during those long days at the office. While great for computing and tasking use, these collections are truly intended for meeting applications. All factors considered, The Flexar feels a bit larger than the Mirage, giving it a slight disadvantage for conference room seating applications. Essentially, you can put more Mirage chairs around a conference table than you can Flexar's. The Mirage office chair takes round two.

Round 3: Features

Putting it simply, Global doesn't make a chair that can't handle the demands of the modern workplace. That being said, our staff feels the Flexar chair provides a more comfortable sitting experience than the Mirage. We had several of our trusted employees give both chairs a test run. The Flexar reigned supreme. The articulating arm allows the seat and back to move independently of one another and allows users to keep their feet on the floor while working. This increases blood flow to the lower body and reduces pressure buildup behind the things. While the Mirage was quite comfortable, the

Round 4: Price

We like these chairs best in Global's grade 7 mock leather blend. It keeps the cost low, provides great durability, and works great in the conference room. The Mirage 2791LM-4 mid back office chair is available this year for $512.99. The high back variation is a bit more expensive at $536.99. The Flexar 3613LM-2 mid back chair runs $544.99, while the 3612LM-2 costs $559.99. With so many similar features and ergonomic attributes, this round is pretty even. That being said, the articulating arm of the Flexar makes it a bit more versatile and thus gives it a slight edge in round 4.


As you can see, the Mirage and Flexar chair both took 2 rounds. We are faced with a split decision! When it comes to office chairs, the sit test always provides the tie breaker. The Flexar was voted more comfortable by our staff and thus wins today's showdown. Needless to say, both of these chairs are awesome. They provides simplicity, comfort, and top notch appeal without breaking the budget. If you're in need of new leather conference seating in 2016, give BOTH of these collections serious consideration.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Furniture Trends 2016: Power Up Your Interiors!

Kick productivity and versatility into high gear with powered office furniture! This year, brands like Global Total Office, Mayline, and OFM are paving the way with high tech furnishings that really rock. Today on the blog we'll review the trend setting powered tables, desks, and seating solutions that are transforming business interiors in 2016. Enjoy!

Powered Conference TableGlobal's Zira collection helped set the power trend in motion. The upscale powered conference tables from this versatile line are available with USB, HDMI, Ethernet, and Phone input options. You can customize Oasis series power modules with plug and play telecom plates that help streamline the meeting process. As one of the most advanced powered table lines on the market, Zira is ready to meet the needs of any modern business.

Powered Open Desking LayoutKick those old cubicles to the curb! It's all about powered open desking configurations in 2016. Check out the Mayline e5 collection and you'll quickly see what we're talking about. This cutting edge furniture line offers the modular components needed to promote collaboration and group strategizing in the workplace. The desks and workstations from the e5 collection can be equipped with surface level power modules that help users avoid those troublesome trips underneath desk surfaces to plug in devices and route wires. The e5 office furniture collection from Mayline puts the power at your fingertips, thus increasing efficiency during those long days at the office.

Powered Waiting Room FurnitureTake the powered furniture experience to your waiting room with the help of OFM! This highly respected brand is striking new ground with trend setting collections like Morph and Serenity. OFM's powered lounge and reception seating collections were specifically designed to improve the guest waiting experience without sacrificing valuable comfort. The Morph collection even boasts flip up privacy panels that have to be seen to be believed. These waiting room seating lines from OFM are a must consider for any 2016 makeover project.

ESI Sit To Stand Table
The sit to stand furniture revolution is in full swing. Brands like ESI Ergonomic Solutions and Symmetry Office are specializing in sit to stand tables designed for group training environments in 2015. Sit to stand tables and workstations promote continuous movement in the workplace and simultaneously improve blood flow while reducing fatigue. As sitting for extended periods of time can actually shorten your life space, this is one trend that's here to stay.