Friday, July 21, 2017

Office Health: 5 Signs You're Sitting Incorrectly

5 Signs You're Sitting Incorrectly In Your Office Chair
Quality posture habits are invaluable in the workplace. They'll help you survive common office epidemics like fatigue and pain throughout task filled days. That being said, as you sit for long periods of time, even the best habits can suffer. Today on the blog we'll provide you with 5 key signs that indicate you're sit is in need of evaluating. Enjoy!

1.) Fatigue

Fatigue is ready, willing, and able to strike at any moment if you're not ready. If you arrive at work groggy and tired, fatigue is already affecting your performance. It's very important to get a good nights rest and eat a healthy breakfast to ensure you arrive at work with the energy needed to maintain good posture habits throughout the day. In the long run, without good energy and a quality start to your day, you can't lay the foundation for a successful sit.

2.) Back Pain

Back pain is another productivity killer that can be directly related to poor sitting habits. The odds are, if you're sitting incredibly you're back will eventually begin to hurt. Before attempting to change your sit, evaluate your current posture. Are you hushing forward and away from the back of your office chair to type and work at your desk? If so, this puts a lot of pressure on your spine that can cause back pain. To solve the problem, make it a point to sit upright and in-contact with your personal office task chair at all times when seated to enjoy its full ergonomic potential.

3.) Leg Cramping

When you sit for long periods of time, blood flow is restricted and leg cramping can become a negative factor in your work day. If you're fighting cramping in your legs, it's possible your chair is set too low or too high. You should be able to work from the seated position with your feet placed flat on the ground and facing forward. A minor height adjustment can make a big difference in your personal comfort. Additionally, if you're using the base of your office chair as a foot rest, this is a big no-no. This common bad habit of "perching" restricts blood flow that can lead to cramping. Be on the look out for this sign that indicates ergonomically correct sitting changes are needed.

4.) Wrist Pain

Wrist pain in the workplace is typically caused from typing at incorrect and unhealthy angles. This problem can be aided by adjusting the arms of your office chair. If your'e chair arms are set too low or high you'll be overstraining to type and compute throughout the day. Set your chair arms to an ergonomically correct setting that allows your forearms to rest flat against them when computing. This will help alleviate wrist pain.

Bonus Tip: If your'e still typing with your keyboard tray resting atop your work surface, it's time to make a switch. This old school operating habit can definitely lead to unnecessary wrist pain. These days, retractable keyboard trays that raise and lower are the industry standard. They'll help you increase usable desk space while simultaneously promoting healthy computing angles.

5.) Neck Stiffness

Last but certainly not least, neck stiffness is another sign that can indicate you're sitting incorrectly for extended periods of time. If the seat of your office chair is too low or high, you'll be looking up or down to type. This puts a lot of strain on your head and neck. To avoid the problem, adjust your chair to a setting that ensure your computer screens are at eye level. If this isn't possible with your current chair, consider upgrading or investing in an attachable monitor arm that provides you with the necessary adjustment capabilities to work with good posture in your office chair without suffering from neck pain.

In the long run, you should try to take a short break once every hour. Stand up from your office chair and get your blood flowing. Stretching at your desk is a great way to stay refreshed and energized. You can also take a walk around the office and hydrate. The moral of the story is, sitting for hours on end is bad. Avoid it at all costs! Professional workplace solutions like sit to stand desktop attachments and height adjustable desks are available to help if you can't find the time to step away from your work once per hour.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Hot In July: Modern Guest Reception Seating

OFM Recoil ChairThe office design world is heating up this summer! Throughout the month we'll be showcasing the coolest product trends in our new series 'Hot In July' that should be considered for your remodeling projects. Today it's all about modern guest reception seating. Here we'll show you a variety of modern chairs for the reception area from industry innovators like OFM, Global, and iDesk. Prepare to be impressed!

OFM Recoil Chair

It doesn't get cooler than the Recoil chair from OFM. This fashionable modern reception chair with an easy to clean two tone upholstery and heavy duty frame that supports users up to 400 pounds is the total package. The OFM 841 model Recoil chair is currently available this season for $377.95. The side chairs from the OFM Uno collection perfectly compliment the Recoil and are definitely worth a look!

Modern Club Chair For The Guest Reception AreaOFM Contour Chair

Style and storage combine with the OFM model 880 Contour series club chair. This fashion forward guest reception seating solution boasts a mobilized base that makes it easy to reconfigure as needed. The Contour Club Chair from OFM is available in a choice of 5 quick shipping color options for $339.99 this summer.

Curved Wood Back Guest Chair with Metal LegsGlobal Marche Seating

The Global Marche guest reception seating collection blends modern and traditional design characteristics to perfection. The curved wood back side chairs with metal legs from the Marche line are like nothing on the market today. In addition to guest chairs, the Marche collection offers a variety of bar height stools that can be effectively paired with bistro tables to create fluidity throughout your interiors.

Global Wind SeatingGlobal Wind Seating

If you're going for a classic lounge chair and sofa combination with modern flair, check out the seating from the Global Wind collection this summer. These comfortable lounge style seating solutions provide exceptional quality and unrivaled attention to detail. Wind reception area components are available in a seemingly limitless array of upholstery options, thus making this collection a favorite of professional designers.

iDesk Oroblanco Side ChairiDesk Oroblanco Side Chair

Affordable, stylish, and comfortable! The modern reception area side chairs from the iDesk Oroblanco collection have it all. Popular models like the 403B boast breathable mesh backs, sturdy metal legs, and contoured seat edges that relieve knee pressure. The iDesk Oroblanco side chair is available starting at $207.60.

Charles Grande Leather Armchair with Metal TrimModway Charles Grande Chair

Last but certainly not least, give the EEI-565 model Charles Grande series armchair from Modway a look this summer if you're tackling a reception area makeover project. The Charles Grande chair is available in 3 quick shipping color options for $479.99. This upscale seating solution boasts thick padded seat cushions and a modern low-back design. Even at first glance you'll be drawn into the unique metal framing surrounding the side walls and back of the chair. Rest assured, this is one modern reception chair that's ready, willing, and able to earn your space the compliments it deserves for years to come.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

5 Sit To Stand Solutions For The Healthy Worker

Ergonomic Stool for Stand Up DesksIf you're looking to stay healthy at work, the products showcased in today's post are a must see. Here we'll be checking out awesome sit to stand solutions from brands like OFM, Systematix, and ESI that provide exceptional benefits. From perch stools to height adjustable desks, these cutting edge office products are ready for the demands of the modern work day.

First up, the 2800 model OFM Vivo Perch stool that tilts and rotates to provide unrivaled versatility. We love this innovative new sit to stand stool as it provides a cool modern look and won't break the bank. At just $156.99, the Vivo is hard to beat. This cutting edge ergo stool pairs perfectly with just about any height adjustable workstation you're considering for your space.

Volante Desktop AttachmentYou'll also want to check out the Volante sit to stand work surface in white! It's built incredibly well and ready for everyday use. Most of today's sit to stand attachments are a bit plain and do little to improve the look of your space. On the other hand, the white Volante riser is ready to provide your space with plenty of wow factor. This user friendly attachment mounts in just minutes. At $299.99, the Volante is an absolute winner that's ready to keep you working healthy throughout the toughest work days.

ESI Dual Screen Ergorise StationNext up, the Ergorise dual screen sit to stand attachment from the team at ESI Ergonomic Solutions. This cutting edge office addition will improve the rate at which you compute without taking up a ton of usable desk surface space. The CLIMB2-SLV Ergorise attachment clamps to the back of just about any work surface. This dual screen sit to stand attachment even features a keyboard tray with a comfy palm rest.

Mayline RGE Height Adjustable WorkstationIf you're looking for a stand alone desk with sit to stand capabilities you can't go wrong with the Mayline RGE collection. This line of heavy duty ergonomic furniture is built to last. Mayline RGE workstations raise and lower at the push of a button for ease of use. Multiple sizes and finish options are available to compliment your decor. RGE workstations are perfect for private office, classroom, and professional training environments.

Balance 3 Sit To Stand Keyboard AttachmentLast but not least, you can't go wrong with a Balance 3 keyboard tray from Symmetry Office. These units are great for both home and business use. With a Balance 3 sit to stand keyboard attachment you can get the whole family computing healthy. As sitting for long periods of time can actually shorten your life span, even the simplest of products like the Balance 3 provide undeniable benefits. The $225.99 you'll spend to acquire the Balance 3 will be well invested. This versatile typing solution with a mouse platform is far better than standard retractable units that don't adjust.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Office Couture: Fashionable Sofas, Chairs, and Tables For The Waiting Room

Global Wind Linear FurnitureA fashionable waiting room will do wonders for your business. You'll be able to kick corporate appeal into overdrive and leave a lasting impression on your valued guests. Today on 'Office Couture' we'll highlight designer sofas, visitor chairs, and accent tables that are up to the desk. Rest assured, the furniture solutions showcased here from brands like Global, Mayline, and Modway are sure to earn your space the compliments it deserves.

When it comes to lobby, lounge, and waiting room furniture, Global knows their stuff. This innovative manufacturer takes pride in crafting trend setting collections that are ready to rock your remodel. This year, Global lines like Wind Linear are a must consider. This full service collection of contemporary sofas, ottoman benches, and waiting room side tables will allow you to get creative with your space. Wind Linear offers modular capabilities that make it easy to think outside the realm of traditional sofa and lounge chair configurations.

Global Vitrola Chair
Just last week Global unveiled their newest line, Vitrola. This mid century furniture collection for the waiting room was a real head-turner at NeoCon. Vitrola chairs offer high backs and smooth arm curves that are complimented by well padded surfaces and classic wood legs. This swanky new line can be used to show off your design ingenuity without being too over the top. Vitrola is well rounded, classy, and elite!

Mayline Santa Cruz FurnitureMayline has made it their mission to improve the guest experience with furniture collections like Santa Cruz. This popular line of sofas and lounge chairs with tablet arms provides an exceptional combination of appeal and comfort. If you're going for a trendy look, we recommend Santa Cruz components upholstered in Almond leather. They're stunning!

Mayline Mercado Side ChairIf you want to blend modern and contemporary vibes, look no further than popular Mayline chairs like the VSC7A. This Mercado collection wood side chair features an espresso finished frame that's complimented by a cream leather upholstery. The VSC7A is sold in affordable 2 packs for just $599.99.

Contemporary Glass Coffee TableWhen it comes to waiting room accent tables, Modway has you covered. This respected brand offers more than 40 options to consider for your space. One of our favorites, the Prism is nothing short of a winner. This glass top coffee table with metal legs offers a distinctively modern look that's sure to add wow factor to any project. It's also a bargain buy at just $255.99.

OFM Beam ChairTired of the same old chair styles? Mix things up with beam seating from the OFM Net Collection. These heavy duty chairs can be used both indoors and out. Net series waiting room beam chairs are available in 7 quick shipping color options and a variety of sizes to meet your specific needs.

OFM Morph SofaThe team at OFM also crafts some of the most innovative sofas on the market today. Their 2202 model Morph sofa must be tested in person to be fully appreciated. With a flip up privacy panel, visitors can get a little work done while the wait. As an added bonus, this high tech OFM office sofa features USB and AC inputs in the arm. Talk about tech savvy!

Woodstock Harden Side TableLast but certainly not least, you'll definitely want to check out the mid century modern accent tables and coffee tables available this season from Woodstock Marketing. The Harden in particular is a staff favorite. This polished end table with a white marble top is clean, sophisticated, and easy to pair with just about any furniture finish you can think of.

This designer table offers a luxurious mid century look that's sure to keep your space on trend and wowing guests from the minute they walk in. The Harden table makes a statement without overpowering your space, and that's just what you want from your side tables!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Furniture Face Off: Desktop Risers Vs. Sit To Stand Desks

Sit To Stand WorkstationAdjustable Desktop RiserCan you hear the Rocky music playing? We sure can! Today on Furniture Face Off we've got a battle between two industry heavyweights. In a world where desktop risers and sit to stand desks have taken over the market, we're here to find out which is the better option for the modern work day. Here we'll compare these two popular ergonomic products in a 4 round bought to see which reigns supreme. Let's get this thing started!

Round 1: Health Benefits

Work Healthy At A Standing DeskBoth desktop risers and sit to stand desks provide exceptional health benefits. The ability to quickly switch between sit-down and stand-up operating positions will help you avoid the risks associated with extended tasking sessions from the seated position.

As you sit for long periods of time, even good posture habits will start to slip. When this happen, your body pays the price. Blood flow is restricted, physical strain sets in, and pain is soon to follow. That being said, round 1 is a tie as both desktop risers and sit to stand workstations offer the same great health benefits for workers.
White Sit To Stand Desktop Attachment
Round 2: Appeal

Desktop risers are very noticeable as they sit right on top of your work surface. They look futuristic, but won't do much to improve the look of your space. Many skip the purchase of a desktop riser as they feel they're eyesores regardless of the health benefits they provide. Have no fear though, today's top ergonomic furniture manufacturers like Systematix are improving upon this issue with ultra cool white desktop risers like the Volante that won't take away from the vibe of your interior.

Modern Sit To Stand Executive DeskOn the other hand, adjustable height desks are ready, willing, and able to blend in. They're high tech and incognito. In terms of appeal, this is better than standing out in a way that doesn't work with the furniture in your space.

All things considered, sit to stand desks are probably a better option if you're looking to create a high class interior. They're available in multiple finish options that won't take anything away from your upscale furniture.

Clamp On Sit To Stand Work Surface AttachmentRound 3: Price

One of biggest differences between desktop risers and sit to stand desks is going to be price. The average desktop riser can be purchased for around $300.00. Alternatively, many of today's popular sit to stand desks cost upwards of $100.00. This makes Round 3 an easy win for the traditional desktop riser. With health benefits being very comparable, shoppers looking to go ergo on a budget can't go wrong saving the extra money they'd spend on an electronic sit to stand desk by opting for a desktop riser.

Electronic WorkstationsRound 4: Functionality

With today's Face Off all tied up, it comes down to functionality as it should. Let us start by saying that both desktop risers and sit to stand desk are very easy to use. A desktop riser will work with just about any operating surface imaginable. They take about 30 minutes to install, with most of this time spent re-routing your computer and keyboard tray wires. Desktop risers can also be moved quickly and efficiently as needed to ergo-fy any interior.

On the other hand, sit to stand desks won't typically be moved around a lot. They're simply too heavy. That being said, they do raise and lower at the push of a button to improve operational functionality. They're fast, effective, and very user friendly.

So who reigns supreme in the functionality round you ask? We're giving a slight edge to the desktop riser. Electronic desks that raise and lower are awesome, but they're based on cost vs. reward, it would be shame to rob today's desktop risers of a win. They're very user friendly and more practical for the average worker looking to make their interior ergonomically correct.

Desktop Risers vs. Sit To Stand DesksWinner:  Desktop Risers

After 4 hard fought rounds and careful consideration, we feel comfortable giving the desktop riser a win. While sit to stand desks are preferred for high tech intensive interiors an executive environments, the desktop riser is the better option for the blue collar worker. Risers are very affordable, easy to use, and suitable for the home and business.

We recommend improving your space with a desktop riser before investing in a sit to stand desk. Popular options like the Volante from Systematix and 5100 model from OFM are simply awesome. If you feel you're using one of these tools effectively and enjoying the benefits it provides, you might want to invest in a more spacious sit to stand desk.

Friday, July 14, 2017

July Guest Reception Furniture Sale 2017

July is in full swing and we've got guest reception furniture deals as hot as the weather. This month we're offering fashionable welcome desks, accent tables, and designer seating solutions on sale with free shipping. These ultra cool furnishings from brands like Cherryman, Modway, and OFM are ready, willing, and able to earn your professional interiors the compliments they deserve. Don't forget to check out our latest coupon offers included at the bottom of today's post. Happy shopping!

1.) Cherryman VL-816 Verde Guest Check In Desk - $831.00 + FREE Shipping!

Guest Check In Desk

2.) Mayline Aberdeen Welcome Desk - $678.99 + FREE Shipping!

Mayline Aberdeen Reception Furniture

3.) OFM 55310 Marque White Reception Station - $1132.99 + FREE Shipping!

July Office Furniture Sale 2017

4.) Offices To Go SL-O Superior Laminate Reception Station - $619.99 + FREE Shipping!

Guest Reception Desk

5.) OFM InterPlay Tablet Arm Reception Chair 821 - $429.99 + FREE Shipping!

Tablet Arm Lounge Chair

6.) Modway Tide EEI-1385 Upholstered Armchair - $134.99 + FREE Shipping!

Coastal Blue Armchair

7.) Pack of 4 Eurotech Seating Staq Guest Reception Chairs - $368.00 + FREE Shipping!

Eurotech Staq Chairs

8.) Modway Arrange EEI-2106 Glass Accent Table - $119.99 + FREE Shipping!

Contemporary Glass Accent Table

9.) Mayline Sterling STCT Contemporary Coffee Table - $267.99 + FREE Shipping!

Coffee Tables On Sale

10.) Woodstock Marketing Harden White Marble Side Table - $375.00 + FREE Shipping!

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Save $25 on the purchase of any 2 or more Global office chairs!

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Enjoy $150.00 off any order of $2999.00 or more.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Shop Smart: Mid Century Modern Office Chairs Under $250.00

Modway Escape ChairThe mid century modern look has been hot in 2017. Shoppers across the country are falling in love with mid century seating solutions from brands like Modway, Offices To Go, and Woodstock Marketing. If you're digging this trendy look, you're in the right place. Today on 'Shop Smart' we'll showcase a variety of designer chairs with mid century flair that are currently available for under $250.00. Enjoy!

First up, the Modway model EEI-1028 Escape chair. This mid century executive office chair offers a sleek look and cool vertical ribbed back design. With a polished base and frame, the Escape chair will have your interior up to date with today's hottest trends. This fashionable office chair is available in 5 quick shipping color options for just $224.99.

Mid Century Office ChairThe Modway Ascend chair is another great buy to consider for your mid century makeover. This comfy little chair is ideal for home office applications. The EEI-2214 model Ascend chair boasts unique back stitching and polished features that make for a luxurious vibe. At the everyday low price of $178.99, the Ascend is hard to beat.

Mid Century Modern Conference ChairWhen it comes to affordable office seating, the team at Offices To Go reigns supreme. Their array of professional grade seating is second to none. Popular mid century modern office chairs from OTG like the 11730 offer ample padding compared to many of the chairs currently available on the market with similar design characteristics. The 11730 is an excellent option for conference and boardroom seating needs. At $220.99, this chair can be yours in a variety of designer color options.

Offices To Go Specialty ChairThe Offices To Go 11786 model speciality chair also has a mid century vibe that's sure to impress. This multi purpose chair is great for home and light tasking applications. The 11786 is available in attractive Luxhide upholstery options like white, tan, charcoal gray, and dark brown that provide exceptional durability. This popular swivel chair priced at $229.99 is an absolute bargain buy.

Joplin Mid Century Modern Ribbed Office ChairWe can't say enough good things about the innovative mid century modern office chairs from Woodstock Marketing. They're affordable, luxurious, and downright comfortable. Rock legend inspired chairs like the Joplin boast genuine leather seating surfaces and rear handles that double as hangers. The Joplin ribbed back office chair from Woodstock comes in slightly over budget at $269.00, but with coupon code CYBER1 you can enjoy 10% off at

Discount Office ChairLast but not least, allow us to introduce the GO-1297M-MID-WHITE-GG model office chair from Flash Furniture. Even at first glance this faux leather office chair with a mid century modern look will draw you in for a sit. You'll be immediately surprised to find that this designer chair is currently available while supplies last for just $149.99. That's a hundred bucks under our allotted budget. This mid back chair comes standard with a foam molded seat, diamond stitched back pattern, built in lumbar support, and a locking knee-tilt control mechanism. Talk about the perfect combination of style and ergonomics! The GO-1297M-MID-WHITE-GG office chair is sleek, comfortable, affordable. This discount seating solution from Flash Furniture is available in a choice of black and white color options that are both in stock and available for immediate shipment.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Office Chair Reviews: Graphic Seating Collection by Global

Graphic Task Chair by GlobalGlobal Graphic Chair ReviewGlobal office chairs are the best in the business. Their commitment to quality and comfort is second to none. This industry leader has made it their mission to craft elite seating solutions that are ready, willing, and able to tackle the modern work day. That being said, their Graphic collection is an absolute winner. This well rounded line of task chairs for everyday use provides good looks, advanced ergo features, and much more. After a full review of this line, we couldn't be more impressed.


Graphic chairs aren't going to blow you away with overly modern design characteristics. They're definitely stylish, but more importantly, they're practical. These days you'll see competing brands struggling to introduce chairs that look like they belong on space ships. Sure they look cool, but they typically don't sell as they're too futuristic and a bit too over the top for the average workplace.

Office Chair with Easy To Clean Plastic BackGraphic Series Mesh Back Task ChairOn the other hand, Graphic chairs are well rounded. They look great with ergonomically correct contours, wide 5 star bases, and an emphasis on simplicity. If you're on the hunt for an awesome chair to compliment your workspace without overpowering your furniture, Graphic is an excellent option to consider.


Now it's time to talk comfort. Once seated in the Graphic chair you'll be rewarded with instant support. Mesh back models provide a light and airy feel that will keep you cool throughout the day. Poly back models are a bit more rigid and preferred for intensive work environments.

All of the chairs from the Global Graphic seating collection come equipped with multi functional mechanisms that boast user friendly controls for smooth adjusting. As the "set it and forget it approach" is frowned upon, chairs like the Graphic are ready to adjust at a moments notice to ensure healthy operating. 

Global Graphic Chair FeaturesFeature Rundown:
  • A unique posture mechanism allows both the user and the chair back to pivot from the same point in a natural motion.
  • The chair back is designed to pivot from a point directly below the users hips. This results in a natural ergonomic motion.
  • Three back styles available; Nylon shell, full upholstered, and mesh.
  • The tilt tension feature can be adjusted to balance the user's body weight. 
  • The chair's back can be locked in either an upright or reclined position.
  • The chair seat and arm height are independently adjustable.

Based on the look and features of the Graphic chair, we feel it's best suited for work floor tasking. These ergonomically correct computer chairs encourage good posture and healthy work habits. Additionally, Graphic chairs are a great option for the conference room. They're not overly bulky and they're sure to keep your valued guests comfy. 

Global Graphic Drafting ChairIf you choose to go with a leather upholstery, the Graphic chair can definitely work in executive settings. That being said, their are better options for high end personal interiors. 

Last but not least, the Graphic chair is an excellent option for the home. These "family friendly" chairs are easy to use and great for just about every body type.


Graphic series office chairs are available starting at $263.99. This 2736 armless model features an easy to clean plastic back and fabric seat. Higher Graphic office chairs for intensive tasking will run you just over three hundred bucks. The 2739 model Graphic chair is our personal favorite from this collection. It's available for $316.99 and boasts adjustable arms and a fully upholstered seat and back for exceptional support. The Graphic collection also offers models like the 2748 for drafting. They're a bit more expensive as they feature extended pneumatic cylinders and adjustable foot rings.


Global Graphic Chair RatingWe're very impressed with the top rated office chairs from the Global Graphic collection. Our team feels a 4 out of 5 star rating is well deserved. We do wish Graphic chairs were available with optional headrests to make them more suitable for executive environments, but that's really our only critique. Overall, the Graphic collection is a must consider. These chairs are good looking without being overly modern and they pack a major ergonomic punch. Graphic chairs are user friendly and ready for the demands of the modern workplace. You simply can't go wrong upgrading your office with one of these professional chairs.