Finish of The Year: Textured Driftwood by Mayline
It was all about gray office furniture in 2016! Mayline started this trend in motion with lines like Sterling. The Textured Driftwood executive desk configurations, reception stations, and conference tables from this best selling line put off a cool coastal vibe that became a favorite of interior design team and industry professionals alike.
Chair of The Year: iOO by Eurotech Seating
The iOO chair is an ergonomic marvel. It offers a long list of ergonomic attributes that work in harmony with the user to provide an unrivaled sitting experience. In a category with some seriously stiff competition, the iOO mesh back executive chair from Eurotech more than holds its own.
Collection of The Year: Medina by Mayline
This one wasn't even close! Medina sold better than any office furniture line we've ever had. With trendy finishes like Textured Sea Salt and Gray Steel, Medina was a breath of fresh air in a world filled with traditional cherry and maple tones. The only sad part was that Medina sold so much that it was out of stock for much of the year. Mayline and our team could barely keep up with demand. If you're interested in office furniture from the Mayline Medina collection be sure to order in advance!
Best Ergonomic Product: Volante by Systematix
It's new, it's cool, and it's incredibly versatile! The Volante sit to stand desk attachment from Systematix helps prevent the need for extended sitting sessions. This heavy duty product is built to withstand the demands of tough work environments without the breakdowns experienced by similar products. Volante sit to stand stations promote continuous movement, improve blood flow, and much more. Add one of these handy units and you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.
Best Conference Table: Zira by Global Total Office
Best Bargain Buy: Superior Laminate Casegoods by Offices To Go
Shoppers on a budget turned to the office furniture from the Superior Laminate Casegoods collection by Offices To Go. This cost effective line of desks, reception stations, and conference room solutions provides an unrivaled combination of value, appeal, and quality.
Best Lounge Collection: River by Global Total Office
The Global River collection made it easy to think outside the box with reception, lounge, and waiting room makeover projects. If you're tired of traditional sofa and lounge chair configurations, the modular components from the River lounge furniture collection by Global is a must see.
Best New Product: Endure Power Benches by OFM
We can't say enough good things about OFM's all new Endure collection. These retro-industrial benches with powered tops and swivel out stools are unlike anything on the market. Endure benches can be used in professional meeting areas, or to craft elite cafe and bistro environments.
Trend of The Year: Open Concept
From East Coast to West, the open concept trend swept the nation in 2016 and is showing no signs of slowing down. As businesses look to promote collaboration and team interaction, traditional cubicles are being kicked to the curb in exchange for open concept office furniture from Mayline and Global Total Office.
Brand of The Year: OFM, Inc.
With so many new product releases it's hard to know where to begin. Let's just say OFM, Inc. absolutely dominated the furniture world in 2016. Their all new Essentials seating collection has made it easier and more affordable than ever to get comfortable in professional settings. Powered benches from their new Axis collection improve the guest waiting experience as well as corporate appeal. OFM even enhanced their Marque reception desk collection with the addition of an all new white finish option. While competitors are hard at work looking for ways to imitate the latest trends, OFM is hard at work setting them in motion. We can't wait to see what they do next!