Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Create High Fashion Office Interiors With Cherryman Verde Components

Cherryman Verde Components
The team at Cherryman Industries is known for cutting edge furniture and seating solutions that set new design trends in motion. This highly respected office furniture manufacturer takes pride in all their collections, but our personal favorite is Verde. This line of bold components has everything you need to create fashionable interiors that earn the respect and compliments of your valued visitors.

Verde Modern Office Desk
The desks from the Cherryman Verde collection are like nothing on the market today. If you're looking to distinguish your work environments from the competition, this is the line to do it with. Verde desk components are available individually, or as a part of design-friendly sets that simplify the office remodeling process.

Verde 2 Person Guest Reception StationYou can even use the modular components from the Verde collection to create multi user workstations with an open concept vibe. As the days of using traditional cubicle systems are coming to an end, open concept workstations like those from the Verde line have become the preferred choice of growing businesses. Verde multi user stations are great for improving collaboration and creativity!

Verde Guest Reception StationIn addition to desks, the Verde collection offers high fashion reception stations that are perfect for modern guest welcoming areas. Verde stations are available in both rectangular and L shaped variations accented by white transaction counters that really pop.

As an added bonus, the guest check-in desks from the Verde collection are surprisingly affordable. Popular models like the VL-816 are currently available with free shipping for just $831.00.

Cherryman Verde Boardroom TableMoving right along, the conference and meeting area components from the Verde collection will help you create cutting edge environments that blow away the competition. Verde conference room tables feature boat shaped operating surfaces and white accented legs that double as wire management troughs.

Cherryman Verde Meeting TableThe smaller meeting tables from this best selling office furniture collection are available in 2 sizes. They feature circular tops and attractive silver post legs.

Perhaps the best part of the Verde collection are its unique accents. From locking desk pedestals to fashionable wall cabinets, Verde has your personal organizing needs covered. With Verde, the configuration possibilities are truly endless. You'll also find presentation boards, side tables, and even a cool leather lounge chair within this full service collection.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

8 Industry Buzz Words You'll Hear During Your Office Remodel

When tackling an office remodeling project, you'll hear a lot of industry specific jargon. Some of the terms you'll know, others you won't. We're here to make sure none of them fly over your head without understanding. Today on the blog we'll review 8 of the most common office makeover buzzwords and their meaning. Enjoy!

1.) Ergonomic

Ergonomically Correct Office Interior

We feel fully confident that you've already heard and understand the values behind this overly used term. When tackling an office remodeling project, the term "ergonomic" will come up several times. These days nearly every product on the market is labeled ergonomically correct in one way or another. What you need to know is that not all ergonomic products are 100% necessary for your project. When this buzz word gets thrown around, don't be afraid to ask your designer how a product is specifically going to benefit you, your workers, and your interiors. This is far more important than the meaning of term itself.

2.) Open-Concept

The term "open-concept" has become incredibly popular. It's definitely one that you'll want to understand. The easiest way to explain the term "open-concept" is with an example....

Here is a picture of a work floor with high wall cubicle systems crowded on top of each other to maximize the number of workers that can fit in a space. This interior is not "open-concept", it's over-crowded and the site lines are terrible.

Overcrowded Office Interior

Here is a picture of a collaborative office interior with benching that encourages interaction and creativity. This space is "open-concept". It looks very large, it feels large, and site lines are open from every angle.

Open Concept Office Interior

3.) Collaborative

Collaborative Conference and Meeting Area

You'll see this term used above. When remodeling your interiors, designers and industry professionals will be working hard to help you improve collaboration. While traditional cubicle systems are great for privacy and reducing noice, they do little to encourage employee interaction. Alternatively, collaborative office furniture makes it easy for workers to bounce ideas off of each other throughout the day. Collaborative systems are taking over group work areas, conference rooms, training rooms, and classrooms across the country.

4.) Sit-To-Stand

Office Interior with Sit To Stand Furniture

The Sit-To-Stand revolution is in full swing. To understand this term, you need to understand the benefits behind it. As you sit for long periods of time, good posture habits breakdown. When this happens, blood flow is restricted, fatigue sets in, and productivity levels drop. As taking a short break once per hour isn't practical for busy workers, sit-to-stand solutions have been developed to prevent the need for constant breaks.

Essentially, sit-to-stand products are height adjustable tables, desks, keyboard trays, monitor arms, and desktop attachments that allow workers to easily transition between sit-down and stand-up work positions. They're definitely worth a tray if you can't get away from your desk once per hour to stretch out your muscles.

5.) Modular

Modular Conference Table

The benefits of modular office furniture cannot be overlooked when remodeling your interiors, and you need to know why. Stationary furniture is great for serving a single purpose, but if you're ready to get the most out of your work environments, modular components are the way to go. They allow you to think outside the box with your configurations while providing you with the ability to expand easily in the future.

Modular Office Furniture

Use the images provided above for reference. Here you'll see a modular table configuration that makes it easy to transition between conference and training applications. With modular furniture, this space is very versatile and efficient.

6.) Responsive

Responsive Office Chair

Here's a relatively new buzz word that's gaining a lot of traction. The term "responsive" is typically used to describe office chairs that automatically adjust to user movements. Today's responsive office chairs are changing the way we achieve comfort. While traditional chairs require manual angle and height adjustments, responsive chairs take the guess work out of achieving good posture.

7.) Benching

4 Person Benching System

The term benching is used to describe a new style of furniture that's an awesome alternative to traditional cubicle systems. We covered benching briefly when discussing open-concept interiors as these two buzz words typically go hand in hand.

Collaborative benching systems are rapidly becoming the preferred choice of emerging businesses as they encourage interaction. Benching systems are essentially rows of tables and work surfaces connected with storage modules and low privacy panels to outfit group work areas.

8.) Nesting

Flip Seat Nesting Chairs

Last but not least, if you're remodeling classroom and training areas, the buzz word of the year is "nesting". This term applies to tables and chairs with the ability to compress horizontally when not in use to maximize floor space. Popular nesting chairs and tables for the training room can be moved in efficient groupings as needed to save time and maximize productivity.

Friday, August 25, 2017

The Multi-Purpose Product Craze Is Here To Stay!

If you want to get the most out of your office interiors, multi purpose products are the way to go. Brands like Mayline, Global, and OFM are paving the way with multi-purpose workplace components that make it easy to boost comfort, productivity, and collaboration. Rest assured, this booming trend is here to stay. Today on the blog we'll showcase the hottest multi purpose tables, chairs, and accessories on the market in 2017. Enjoy!

Multi Purpose Tablet Arm Nesting ChairThe chairs from the Mayline Thesis collection are super versatile and equally comfortable. These multi purpose chairs that nest are perfect for training and classroom environments. If you really want to take your interiors to the next level, check out the KTS3 model Thesis chair. It has an awesome tablet arm to give you and your workers the edge when taking notes and working with devices.

Height Adjustable Multi Purpose TableIt's hard to beat the multi purpose tables from the Mayline ML collection. These height adjustable sit to stand tables encourage continuous movement while improving posture and blood flow. ML tables can be used individually, or as apart of group configurations to encourage collaboration and healthy work habits.

Connectable Multi Purpose TablesYou'll absolutely love the multi purpose tables from the Global Bungee collection. They can be connected quickly and efficiently to form full sized conference tables. Bungee tables can also be quickly separated to form training style layouts that encourage creativity. With Bungee series multi purpose tables from Global the options are truly limitless.

Multi Purpose Office ChairGlobal's newest seating collection offers some of the most versatile multi purpose chairs on the market. The Spritz lineup offers an array of weight sensing task chairs, flip seat nesting chairs, and more to help modernize your interiors. Spritz series chairs are supremely supportive and exceptionally well made. They can be used in nearly any professional setting you can think of!

Sit to stand products are taking over the workplace. Units like the Volante from Systematix reduce energy dips while improving posture and reducing fatigue. As we sit for extended computing sessions, good posture habits break down. The Volante makes it easy to transition into a healthy stand up work position with a single motion. This ergonomic desktop convertor is perfect for both home and professional business applications at just $299.99.

Multi Purpose Power Module
You easily can power up your professional interiors using the multi purpose FlexCharge9 module from ESI Ergonomic Solutions. This handy little device with 5 AC inputs and 4 USB charging ports is great in the conference room. If you're hosting presentations in the boardroom, classroom, or training room, this versatile tool is a great addition that won't break the bank.

Eurotech Eduskate WorkstationAllow us to showcase the Eduskate workstation on wheels from Eurotech. Rest assured, this multi purpose product is truly one of a kind. The Eduskate combines a comfortable office chair with a small computer desk and integrated cup holder. With an adjustable lumbar support and retractable work surface, the Eduskate workstation is a do-it-all product that you'll greatly benefit from. It's easy enough to be moved from space to space as needed and won't leave you aching from extended sits. Eduskate workstations are currently available in 2017 for $450.00 in 2 color combinations.

OFM Vivo Perch StoolWe've saved one of our favorite new products of the year for last. The team at OFM has truly outdone themselves with the Vivo perch stool. At just $156.99, this easily transportable ergonomic office stool that swivels, tilts, and rotates is a must have. The Vivo is great for active workers that regularly transition between sit-down and stand-up operating positions. If you move from space to space throughout the work day, you'll certainly appreciate the support provided by the Vivo. The integrated rear handle is a nice touch that makes this already lightweight product even more user friendly. Vivo stools are perfect for teachers, designers, architects, and even students.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Compute Smart, Healthy, and Efficient with Systematix Office Products

Systematix Office Products
The team at Systematix has made it their mission to improve operational functionality, comfort, and versatility in the workplace. Their wide range of ergonomic computer accessories and office-ad ons will help you work healthy and efficiently throughout even the most task filled work days. Let's take a look at a few of their most popular products today on the blog!

Sit To Stand Desktop ConvertorThis year, it's all about sit to stand operating. That being said, the Systematix Volante desktop convertor was the natural product to kick off today's post with. This incredibly versatile unit makes it easy to improve posture, reduce energy tips, and avoid extended sitting sessions that can actually shorten your life span. There's no shortage of sit to stand products on the market today. However, they're not all created equal. Take the Volante for a spin and you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.

Systematix Deluxe CPU CartEven the most basic products can have a big impact on office efficiency. At just $53.99, the Deluxe CPU Cart from Systematix is a great buy that will help make your computers power source more accessible. If you're limited on knee space under your office desk, this handy little office tool will make it easy to slide your CPU out of the way when not in use... which is most of the time!

Systematix Keyboard TrayIt's important to compute at healthy angles to reduce the risk of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. If you're suffering from hand and wrist pain in the office, the odds are the angle you're typing is in need of an adjustment. With an articulating keyboard platform that retracts underneath your desk when not in use, you'll be able to quickly regain usable desk space while providing yourself with the ability to type at comfortable angles. Keyboard platforms have become a workplace staple, and those from Systematix are amongst the best in the business.

Dual Screen Monitor AttachmentErgonomic monitor arms were once considered very high tech and expensive. Their popularity has greatly increased, and now nearly every reputable brand is offering some form of clamp on mount at a friendly price point. You'll be at no shortage of options, but we prefer those from Systematix as they're very easy to use and extremely well made. Best selling Systematix monitor arms like the 7920 model accommodate 2 screens to improve the rate at which users compute. If you're tired of flipping back and forth between tabs on a single monitor, the 7920 dual screen monitor attachment is a must consider at just $256.99.

Systematix Laptop Drawer That LocksIf you work with a laptop, the LLDM from Systematix is a must consider. This locking laptop drawer will keep your device safe and secure when you're away from the office. Why use up a bunch of usable surface space when your laptop isn't being used? This under-mount drawer makes it easy to keep your laptop out of the way when you're working from your desktop computer. The LLDM Laptop Drawer is currently available for just $139.99 and will help you work smart and efficient. Most importantly, it will provide you with the peace of mind that your laptop isn't going anywhere when you're not around!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Office Design Advice: Have A Modular Mindset

Global Princeton ComponentsModular office furniture is the way of the future. If you're ready to think outside the realm of traditional furnishings, you're in the right place. Today on 'Office Design Advice' we'll highlight the collections and products needed to help you have a modular mindset and take your professional interiors to the next level. Enjoy!

Modular office furniture is versatile. Take one look at Global Princeton components and you'll see what we mean. This line of connectable desks, tables, and storage components makes it easy to create collaborative interiors that are up-to-date and looking great. Princeton can be used for interiors of any size to kick corporate appeal and operational functionality into overdrive.

Modular Office Furniture ConfigurationWith modular furniture you provide your business with the ability to grow and easily expand in the future. For this reason, collections like e5 from Mayline have become the preferred choice of new businesses and start-ups. This full service line of collaborative workstations and storage components can be used to outfit private office interiors and group areas.

Modular Training Room TableModular tables will allow you to combine your conference and training areas into one versatile space. Popular training room tables that can be connected to form group workstations are rapidly becoming the industry standard. With fold down tops and mobilized bases, reconfiguration is a breeze. Brands like Mayline, Global, and OFM are all offering modular tables that should be highly considered for your business.

Modular Table ConfigurationOpen up your possibilities with modular furniture and a mindset based around future growth and productivity. If you're limited on space, modular workstations and tables are the way to go. They'll help you get the most out of your available square footage.

Open Concept Office FurnitureThese days traditional office desks and high wall cubicle systems are being taken down in exchange for modular benching systems that encourage collaboration. The ability to spark creativity and interaction amongst employees is too much for businesses to pass up. Panel furniture systems are certainly modular, and they'll always have a place as they provide excellent privacy. That being said, open concept benching is changing the business world one work floor at a time.

Modular Waiting Room Furniture and SeatingSo is modular office furniture right for your business? Absolutely. In this day and age, efficiency and productivity are valued more than ever. With modular furniture, you'll be on your way to cutting edge interiors that are ready, willing, and able to evolve with the times while saving your business money in the future.

Even in the lobby and waiting room, modular furniture is making an impression. The classic combination of a sofa and lounge chairs will get the job done, but those looking to get the most out of their welcoming area to improve the guest experience are upgrading their interiors with connectable benches and guest chairs that provide unlimited configuration possibilities.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

We're Loving The All New S2S Desktop Convertor From ESI Ergonomic Solutions

ESI Ergonomic Solutions S2S Desktop ConvertorIt's no secret that sit to stand operating is the latest ergonomic craze. As sitting for long periods of time will cause even the best posture habits to suffer, innovative desktop convertors are rapidly becoming the industry standard. Just last week, ESI introduced one of the best new options on the market. Their all new S2S desktop attachment is versatile, affordable, and incredibly well made. Today on the blog we'll take a look at this hot new ergonomic product and its respective benefits.

Height Adjustable Desktop Attachment
Even at first glance you'll notice the futuristic look of the ESI S2S desktop convertor. The unique X base design is much different than what you'll find on the majority of risers available in 2017. Unlike most of today's sit to stand desk attachments, the S2S is equipped with an advanced weight adjustable pneumatic mechanism that allows the user to tailer the weight tension setting to accommodate the combined weight of their work surface and various accessories. This allows the user to easily raise and lower up to 35 pounds.

Compact Sit To Stand WorkstationThis cutting edge office add-on can be used effectively on work surfaces 24"D x 35"W or larger. The S2S from ESI boasts a spacious 10.5"D x 26.8"W keyboard platform and 21"D x 35.5"W top that can be used for both single and dual screen operating.

The S2S is compact, user friendly and versatile. With a 16" height adjustment range, the S2S allows for precision positioning. The counterbalanced pneumatic mechanism is weight adjustable as mentioned above. This means you can transition between sit-down and stand-up work positions with just one hand.

Best Sit To Stand AttachmentESI takes pride in crafting next level ergonomic products that encourage continuous movement in the workplace, improve posture, boost blood flow, and reduce fatigue. Take the S2S height adjustable desktop riser for a spin and you'll enjoy all of the above. The unit ships fully assembled and ready to work for $390.00.

ESI S2S Sit To Stand Workstation ReviewThe S2S sit to stand workstation from ESI is compatible with any Edge, Evolve, or Eppa monitor arm. The straight vertical travel setup increases stability and security of your screens when in use. The unit ships with a weight tension pre-set to lift 22 pounds but can be easily adjusted with the included ratchet wrench. Essentially you can have this handy workplace tool installed and adjusted to meet your specific needs in under 20 minutes.

ESI S2S RatingIf you're looking for a sit to stand work surface convertor that's built to last, the S2S has you covered. It's very stable and backed by a 7 year warranty. Most of the knock-off risers available in 2017 are okay for home office applications, but not suitable for intensive work environments. You can rest easy knowing that the S2S is manufactured by one of the most ergonomically committed brands on the planet.

Monday, August 21, 2017

The Price of Comfort Is Less Than You Think!

All too often workers are fooled into thinking that getting comfortable means spending a small fortune. These days, that simply isn't the case. In the modern age of ergonomics, industry leading brands have made superior comfortable affordable. Today on the blog we'll showcase value priced office chairs equipped with the features you need to improve posture and work healthy without breaking the bank.

Affordable Ergonomic Office Chair for Everyday UseTake a sit in the Cherryman Eon chair and you'll be instantly rewarded with exceptional lumbar, seat, and upper back support. This ventilated mesh back office chair with adjustable arms encourages good posture and healthy computing right out of the box. At $294.00, you'll be hard pressed to find a better ergonomic office chair for everyday use.

Popular Mesh Back Office ChairThe team at Offices To Go has a lot to stay about affordable comfort. They've made it their mission to promote ergonomic operating on a budget. As an industry favorite, selecting just one chair from this brand was tough. That being said, we agreed upon the 10904B. A combination of adjustable arms, a fashionable 5 star base, and multi functional mechanism make this best selling mesh back office chair priced at just $199.99 a winner in the workplace.

iDesk Ambarella ChairSure you can spend a fortune on a high end office chair. But in truth, you don't have to. There are plenty of cost effective seating solutions on the market in 2017. The price of comfort is most certainly going down, and chairs like the Ambarella from the iDesk seating collection prove it. For just $247.80, this highly adjustable ergonomic task chair with a built in guide for personal adjusting can be yours. The Ambarella is professional grade, incredibly user friendly, and supremely supportive.

SitWell Rave ChairThe Rave office chair from SitWell got its name for a reason. Industry professionals and ergonomic enthusiasts are abuzz for this well rounded chair priced at $274.99. The Rave comes fully loaded with the features you need to work healthy and posture perfect during even the most task filled days in the office.

Global Vion Series Office ChairIn our opinion, the 6322-4-C model Vion chair from Global is the most comfortable conference room seating solution on the market priced under $300.00. This breathable mesh back office chair with loop style arms features a thick contoured seat with a waterfall edge that relieves knee pressure. The Vion back is generously proportioned and curved to provide top notch support where you need it, when you need.

Big And Tall Office ChairThe ESS-200 Essentials chair from OFM is ready, willing, and able to accommodate users up to 400 pounds. This heavy duty mesh back office chair for big and tall users boasts a ventilated mesh back, adjustable arms, and a super thick seat. At just $219.99, it's the best big and tall chair buy of the year.

Apollo Mesh Back Chair MM95SLLast but certainly not least, allow us to introduce the MM95SL Apollo chair from Eurotech Seating. If you're on the hunt for a do-it-all chair that won't let you down, look no further. This professional grade mesh chair is perfect for both home and business use. The array of adjustable features make the MM95SL a great option for intensive work environments where users need to reposition themselves often to stay posture perfect. This Apollo series chair from Eurotech comes standard with tilt lock, tension, and back height adjustment features. The chair arms are 3 way adjustable and great for finding just the right typing angle. A thick padded fabric seat with a waterfall edge is just a bonus. At the everyday low price of $267.50, the MM95SL model Apollo chair has more features than chairs priced nearly three times as much.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Office Design 101: Set A Budget And Stay Under It

How To Set An Office Remodeling Budget and Stick To It
Blowing the budget out of the water is one of the best ways to find yourself suffering from a case of remodeling remorse. You'll instantly be saying, "was my furniture worth it" while sourcing similar products, often at lower price point. That's why it's important to set a reasonable budget for your project and stick to it. Rest assured, we're here to help. Today on 'Office Design 101' we'll provide you with the tips, tricks, and product suggestions needed to do just that. Enjoy!

First things first, you need to have a realistic idea on what new office furniture is going to cost. Do a little research on the web to find out. Browse furniture from a variety of brands and price spectrums. Along the way, save images to a project file on your laptop and label them with pricing. Doing so will provide you with a great idea of styles, trends, and of course, product pricing.

The next thing you'll want to do is schedule an appointment at an office furniture showroom in your area. Don't forget to bring your laptop! At a showroom you'll be able to meet with a consultant to discuss your individual needs. Go ahead and show them the products you saved to your project file to better explain the type of components you're looking for. They'll then be able to better suggest collections.

If you don't have a showroom in your area, source a few reputable office furniture providers online. Give them a ring and discuss your project. Once you've made a contact, send them your project ideas and images to receive suggestions in return.

Once you've got a few professional recommendations, take your search back to the web. While doing so, create a list of products you want and need for your project. This will help you put together a price list and set your budget. Make it a point to price out your must have items first!

From start to finish, setting a budget should take between 1 and 2 days.

Now it's time to discuss ways to stick to your budget. Yes it can be tricky, especially when you're spotting cool modern office chairs with advanced ergonomic features and swanky executive style desks. That being said, it's not impossible.

The first thing you'll want to do is write down your budgeted amount at the top of a sheet of paper. As you find pieces for your space, subtract their cost from your sheet to see how much money you've got left. Keeping a running tally of components is smart. Don't just guess and assume you're under budget.

It never hurts to inquire with you dealer of choice about active specials and monthly promotions they might be running. You can also use a comparison shopping engine like Google Shopping to sort products by price, and those with free shipping. Google Shopping is a great way to help you maximize your budget and avoid overspending.

As time is money, you'll also want to inquire about how long each project will take to arrive. If you're waiting around unexpectedly for weeks with an empty interior, it will definitely affect the funds you've allotted for your budget.

Last but certainly not least, here's 5 reputable full service office furniture and seating providers...

  1. Mayline
  2. Global
  3. OFM
  4. Offices To Go
  5. Cherryman Industries
Rest assured, the industry leading brands listed above have all the desks, chairs, tables, and accessories to outfit any professional interior you can think of.