Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Furniture Life: The Best of October 2018

In all honesty, our team has been nothing short of giddy about the new furniture and seating solutions that hit the scene this month. Brands like Mayline, Global, and Systematix are raising the bar yet again with innovative workplace solutions that we can't wait to tell you about. From new sit-stand desks to height adjustable desktop risers, October was all about ergonomics, comfort, and collaboration.

Mayline Introduces Medina & Aberdeen Height Adjustable Desks

Medina Height Adjustable Desk

October got kicked off in a big way. Mayline has further bolstered popular office furniture collections like Medina and Aberdeen with new height adjustable desks that encourage continuous movement in the workplace. These new electric sit-stand desks raise and lower at the push of a button to prevent the need for extended computing sessions from an office chair.

Napoli Furniture Now Available In Charcoal Gray

Charcoal Gray Napoli Reception Furniture

In addition to height adjustable desks, Mayline is now offering a charcoal gray finish option available on all of the furniture from their Napoli collection. There's plenty of gray laminate furniture collections on the market, but Napoli is veneer. If you're looking to create a high end executive interior, conference room, or guest reception area, charcoal gray Napoli components are definitely worth a look. Gray furniture is trending big time in 2018 and showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

Global Paves The Way For Custom Comfort With G1 Ergo Select Seating

G1 Ergo Select Chair

If the average office chair just won't cut it, turn to the custom ergonomic seating solutions from the Global G1 collection. With optional seat sizes, back heights, arms, and mechanism, achieving the perfect sit is now possible. G1 Ergo Select chairs are incredibly well made, balanced, and designed for precision tasking.

More New Global Chairs Are Coming

Rest assured, more new chairs are coming from Global. This industry leader is set to release at least one new line this fall. Their Prefer chairs are bold, distinctive, and sure to be a hit for conference room makeover projects. We don't know a ton about the chairs from the Global Prefer collection just yet, but they sure do look awesome!

New Volante Sit-Stand Stations Are Now Available

heavy duty sit-stand workstation

Systematix introduced the Volante sit to stand workstation a while back. It was a huge hit to say the least. This commercial quality desktop riser just got a few new friends. Now you can enjoy a heavy duty Volante workstation that supports up to 43 pounds of equipment, in addition to a Volante corner station designed to work with L shaped desks to maximize operating space.

Create Open Concept Interiors With Bush Office In An Hour Furniture

Office In An Hour Workstation

This month we had the opportunity to add the open concept cubicles for sale from the Bush Business Furniture Office In An Hour collection. We came away very impressed. These user friendly workstations are super easy to assemble and install. They're great for the work floor and don't cost a fortune. With Office In An Hour Cubicles you can great collaborative interiors that don't cost a fortune.

Friday, October 26, 2018

The Right Products Can Solve Your Office Problems

Is your business ready, willing, and able to operate at a high level? We sure hope so, but if not, we've got you covered. Today on the blog we'll discuss 6 of the most common office related issues and the solutions needed to solve them. From fighting fatigue and discomfort to making a lasting impression on your valued visitors, the right products can take your business to the next level.

1.) Fatigue and Discomfort

Ergonomic Sit To Stand Workstation

Fatigue and discomfort are productivity killers. They strike at a moments notice and take no prisoners. To solve this common issue, you'll need the right combination of ergonomic products. As you sit for extended periods of time, even the best posture habits begin to suffer as blood flow is restricted. It's for this reason that many workers are making the switch to height adjustable workstations that make it easy to transition between sitting and standing.

Sit to stand attachments are available for less than $300.00 that can be paired with almost any existing desk. If you're ready to take things to the next level, a height adjustable executive workstation may be the best option for you.

Best Sit-To-Stand Attachments:

  • Volante by Systematix
  • 5100 by OFM
  • S2S by ESI Ergonomic Solutions

2.) Limited Operating Space

Dual Screen Sit-Stand Monitor Arm

Operating space is always at a premium. If you're feeling restricted, retractable keyboard trays and monitor arms will improve your situation in a hurry. The best part is, these products will also help you work smarter and more effectively.

A monitor arm will help you reduce neck strain and a dual screen setup will help you cut down on the time spent flipping back and forth between tabs.

A retractable keyboard tray will instantly clear usable desk surface space while providing you with the ability to compute at healthy angles to reduce the risk of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Popular Ergonomic Desk Accessories:

  1. Allure Dual Screen Mount by Symmetry Office
  2. Ergorise Station by ESI Ergonomic Solutions
  3. Deluxe Articulating Keyboard Tray by Bush Business Furniture

3.) Ineffective Boardroom Meetings

Powered Boardroom Table

If you're boardroom is outdated, it's likely that your group strategizing sessions will be as well. To effectively improve your boardroom, a powered table is recommended. You can't go wrong with a Zira table from Global as they're available with the HDMI and USB inputs needed to take your presentations to the next level.

If you don't want to purchase an all new table, universal power modules can solve your problem on a budget. They're equipped with the inputs needed to streamline performance without breaking the bank.

Another product solution to consider is a flat screen TV. They're relatively inexpensive these days and they really come in handy. Most of today's smart TV's offer the bluetooth technology needed to connect to smart phones and tablets.

Top 3 Boardroom Must Haves:

  • Power Ready Table
  • Dry Erase Board
  • Flat Screen TV

4.) Minimal Square Footage

Space Saving Corner Desk

A restricted workspace makes it hard to be productive. The good news is, products are available to help. If you're using a desk in the middle of your space, consider a corner workstation like the SRE144 from the Bush Business Furniture Series C Elite collection. With plenty of overhead storage and mobile desk pedestals, you can instantly make your interior more effective. Minimal square footage is definitely the toughest problem to solve, but it's not impossible. With a little space planning ingenuity and the right corner desk you can do wonders with what you've got.

5 Ways To Maximize Office Space:

  • Use a corner desk configuration.
  • Invest in an overhead hutch instead of file cabinets that take up floor space.
  • Purge the non-essentials that make your space feel cramped.
  • Use shelves instead of bookcases.
  • Avoid a bulky executive style chair. Sleek Euro style chairs are available with the same ergonomic features.

5.) Poor Collaboration

Open Concept Benching

Collaboration has been the hottest topic of 2018. While traditional cubicle systems have offered privacy, they tend to close employees off from one-another. This year, open concept benching configurations have been rapidly replacing cubicle layouts as they encourage healthy collaboration.

There's lot's of other great ways to improve collaboration. How's your break room looking these days? The odds are it's become a forgotten space, but with the right products it can become a great area for employee collaboration. A flat screen TV, some bar height tables, and comfortable seating will make for a common area where good ideas are commonly tossed around.

6.) Make A Lasting Impression On Valued Visitors

Modern Guest Reception Furniture

It's no secret that first impressions are incredibly important in business. You'll no doubt want to start making your mark the second valued visitors walk in the door. It's for this reason that a well designed reception area with up-to-date products is key.

The first thing you'll want to purchase is a fashionable (but cost effective) check-in desk. The stations from the Mayline Aberdeen, Medina, and Sterling collections are all great options to consider.

The next thing you'll want to do is create an effective, comfortable, and interactive seating configuration. Beam seating and modular lounge seating will do the trick. If you really want to take your reception area to the next level, tablet arm chairs and powered furniture with USB inputs will certainly improve the guest experience.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Fab Finds: Upscale Ergonomic Desks

The sit-to-stand movement is in full swing. If you're on the hunt for a top of the line height adjustable desk for your workspace, today's post is just for you. In this edition of 'Fab Finds' we'll be looking at elite executive desks with sit-to-stand capabilites. These high end stations make it easy to stay active while working, improve posture, and reduce fatigue. Prepare to be impressed!

ergonomic executive deskFirst up is the STC016 ergonomic desk configuration from the Bush Business Furniture Studio C Collection. Available in White and Storm Gray finish options, this layout is right on par with today's hottest finish trends. The STC016 includes a 72W height adjustable desk that pairs with a matching rear wall credenza, hutch unit, and two mobile file pedestals for $1728.99.

Mayline Ergonomic DeskIf you don't like the idea of purchasing all new office furniture and then adding a bulky desktop riser on top of the surface, you'll want to invest in a height adjustable workstation like the STL37H2 from the Mayline Sterling Collection. Talk about luxurious! This ergonomic U shaped desk for an executive interior boasts opaque acrylic accents, plenty of storage, and a height adjustable bridge that allows users to transition between sitting and standing in just seconds.

Series C Elite Ergonomic U Shaped DeskUpscale ergonomic desks are becoming more and more popular. Best selling stations like the SRE229 from the Bush Business Furniture Series C Elite collection can even be used effectively in more traditionally inspired applications. Going ergonomic doesn't mean you have to commit to an overly modern interior. This top of the line executive U shaped desk with a sit to stand bridge is the best of old and new. 

OFM Endure TableLike the idea of collaborating in groups to keep the good ideas flowing? Check out the multi purpose Endure workstations from OFM. They features standing height surfaces, swivel out seats, and powered tops with the inputs you need to stay effective!

Medina Ergonomic DeskHere's another awesome desk from Mayline. The Medina series MNT45H2 ergonomic workstation is available in 5 finish options, including trend setting tones like Gray Steel and Textured Sea Salt. While modern, Medina ergonomic desks have stood the test of time and remain a go to option for industry professionals. This one is available for $1917.99.

Safco Focal Locus DeskThe Focal Locus standing desk is heavy duty, easy to use, and great for sit-to-stand transitioning. This high quality desk is available for $1211.99 in 4 finish options. With this height adjustable station you can manually adjust from 36" to 48". The desk surface tilts and supports up to 180 pounds. If you're searching for an ergonomic desk that can also be used as a drafting table, this is the product for you. Designed by Martin Keen, the Focal Locus is nothing short of professional.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Office Chair Review: CH57516K Task Chair by Bush

Bush office chair review
Bush has made it their mission to improve comfort and operational functionality in the workplace with their practical office seating solutions. The model CH57516 task chair offers a reliable, user friendly, and supportive sit. Today on the blog we'll review this popular chair and the ergonomic benefits that make it a must considers for shoppers in 2018 and beyond.

CH57516K task chair reviewThe first thing you'll notice about the CH57516 task chair is the size. This is a larger office chair with exceptional padding. It's very inviting and welcomes the user with a thick seat and contoured back. In terms of style, this chair isn't going to overly wow you. It's meant to be practical and versatile.

Bush office chair controlsIf you're on the hunt for any overly modern computer chair to serve as the focal point of your interior, this probably isn't your best option. Alternatively, the CH57516K is all about performance. This chair will compliment your space without overpowering it.

When the time comes to adjust, you'll notice a single lever located on the right side of the seat. It's labeled and easy to use so you'll have no problem remember how to properly change your settings to remain posture perfect.

Bush chair cylinder and tilt tension controlThe CH57516K is also a great buy. At just $244.99, this black fabric task chair provides a better sit than may chairs priced nearly 3 times as much from competing brands. While simple in nature, the quality and attention to detail found on this chair is second to none. From the high quality upholstery to the durable 5 star base, this chair means business.

bush chair dimensionsChairs of this nature typically don't get the love they deserve. They lack the crazy curves and design characteristics needed to catch the eye of the average shopper. That being said, we encourage you to give it a test drive. The CH57516K can be used effectively for all day tasking, computing, and so much more. It's a bit large for conference and training room applications, but that's really the only limitation.

bush office chair ratingOverall, this is a great chair. It provides straight to the point, non-nonsense comfort. The CH57516K has earned itself a 3.5 out of 5 star rating from our team. Sure you can nit-pick the lack of color options and a headrest, but those are really minimal in the scheme of things. Shoppers looking to get comfortable on a budget without overly modernizing their interior will love this popular office seating solution from Bush.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Desk Deals: Executive U-Stations Under $1500.00

Creating a fashionable executive interior can be expensive, but it doesn't have to be. Thanks to brands like Bush Business Furniture, Cherryman Industries, and Offices To Go, you can create an elite space on a budget. The U-Stations from these reputable manufacturers offer exceptional quality and the trend setting features needed to impress your valued visitors. Today on the blog we'll show you our favorite favorite U-Desks under $1500.00. Enjoy!

Series C Elite DeskThe office furniture from the Bush Series C Elite collection lives up to its name. This line of professional and practical components works to create elite interiors that won't let you down. Take one look at the SRE211 configuration and you'll quickly see what we mean. Available in a choice of Hansen Cherry and Mocha Cherry finish options for $1492.99, this attractive Series C Elite U-Desk is the perfect choice of traditionally inspired executive interiors.

Cherryman Verde U DeskThe team at Cherryman Industries has made it their mission to modernize office interiors with the furniture from the Verde series. Talk about style! Verde U shaped desks like the VL-646N boast attractive handle pulls and unique finish options like Espresso Bamboo that will really make your workspace pop. This U-Desk priced at $1382.00 is an absolute steal.

Offices To Go DeskOkay bargain shoppers, this desk is for you! The Offices To Go Superior Laminate Collection offers 5 U shaped workstations available for under $1500.00. That being said, the SL-D is our favorite. It features a 71"W bow front desk with a corner extension that pairs with a 36" return, rear wall credenza, and overhead hutch unit. The integrated file pedestals are just an added bonus! The SL-D can be yours in 4 finish options for $1141.99.

AT12 Aberdeen DeskThanks to an all new Gray Steel woodgrain laminate finish option, the Mayline Aberdeen collection is enjoying revitalized popularity. The value priced office desks from this collection are perfect for executive interiors and available with a wide range of accessories. The AT12 model Aberdeen U shaped desk is a great option as it boasts a collaborative D-Island front desk and a mixed-use storage cabinet that's ready to handle all of your personal file and stationary organizing needs. The AT12 is available in 6 finishes for $1311.99.

Global Correlation DeskIf it's quality you want, turn to Global. Their made-to-order office furniture is exceptional. Desks and workstations from their Correlation collection are available in more than 10 designer finish options to help put a personalized spin on your remodel. A Global Correlation desk configuration like the COR506R will help you maximize your available square footage and storage capabilities. At just $1412.99, this workstation is a great buy from one of the best office furniture manufacturers on the planet.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Fab Finds: White Leather Office Chairs with Wow Factor

The demand for white leather office chairs is at an all time high. Interior design teams and shoppers alike are turning to white leather seating solutions to create fashionable work environments with contemporary flair. Today on the blog we'll take a look at 6 of the hottest white chairs available on the market today from industry leading brands like Woodstock Marketing, Modway, and Offices To Go. Enjoy!

Woodstock Hendrix Office ChairFirst up is the Hendrix high back white leather office chair from Woodstock Marketing. Even at first glance you'll notice this mid century inspired design with segmented back cushions and chrome accents. Once seating in this luxury chair for executive office and conference room applications you'll be rewarded with an ultra comfortable memory foam seat. At $349.00, the Hendrix is also a great buy!

Modway Push ChairUp next is a little something for the bargain shoppers! The EEI-1062 model Modway Push chair is available this season for just $228.25. The unique design of this chair is sure to earn any space an abundance of compliments. Pair that with an ergonomically correct design and you've got yourself a well rounded chair that's ready for the demands of the modern workplace.

Offices To Go Ribbed Back Conference ChairWhen it comes to trend setting seating, Offices To Go knows their stuff. They offer a wide range of professional chairs the remain practical while adding just the right amount of wow factor. Their 11730 ribbed back conference chair in white leather is an absolute winner. At $249.99, this chair will help you create an elite meeting area on a budget.

White Leather Office ChairThe B9401 model white leather executive chair from Boss offers an extended high back design that's great for taller operators. This professional chair is available for $229.99 and boasts a 27" wide base that pairs with padded arms and a 2 paddle spring tilt mechanism.

BT-9826H-W-GG ChairLast but not least is the BT-9826H-WH-GG ribbed chair from Flash Furniture. A best seller for the last 2 years, this sleek seating solution offers European design characteristics that will help save space around the office. Suited for home, conference room, and executive office use, this popular chair offers unrivaled versatility and value. At the everyday low price of $196.99, you'll be hard pressed to find a more well rounded chair at even twice the price.

Global Vion ChairLast but certainly not least, allow us to introduce you to one of the best new office chairs on the market today. The Vion is a do-it-all chair that's built to perform in almost any setting. This collection from Global offers more than 20 models to choose from in a wide range of vinyl, fabric, and leather upholstery options. The Vion chair will help you take comfort to the next level. Popular options like the 6331-8 model are the preferred choice of industry professionals who have their pick of the litter when it comes to office chairs.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Make Great First Impressions With A Cherryman Reception Station

You no doubt want to impress your office visitors the moment they walk in the door. With the reception desks from Cherryman Industries you can make a professional statement while earning your welcoming area the compliments it deserves. Today on the blog we'll highlight our favorite check-in desks from this reputable brand. Prepare to be impressed!

Cherryman Amber Reception DeskFirst up is the AM-400N model L shaped reception desk for sale from the Cherryman Amber collection. This spacious check-in station features a glass counter and includes 2 storage modules for personal organizing. Amber stations are available in 6 finish options to match your decor. At just $1066.00, this desk is an absolutely awesome buy.

Cherryman Emerald Reception DeskThe guest reception desks for sale from the Cherryman Emerald collection are nothing short of luxurious. These wood veneer desks offer exceptional quality and are intended for use in high end work environments. Popular stations like the EM-412N are available in a choice of Cognac Cherry and Mahogany finish options.

Modern Reception DeskLooking to modernize your guest reception area? The Cherryman Verde Collection is your best bet. This full service furniture line offers rectangular and L shaped stations with unique contours and fashionable transaction counters. With matching accent tables and lounge chairs, you'll be well on your way to an elite interior that makes great first impressions.

Cherryman Jade StationThe Cherryman Jade series blends the line between modern and traditional. These veneer workstations are available in Cherry and Mahogany finish options. Popular Jade reception desks like the JA-124N boast reversible returns that allow them to be configured as right or left handed stations.

Cherryman Ruby Reception StationLast but certainly not least are the reception desks from the Cherryman Ruby Collection. These practical stations are well rounded and sure to make a lasting impression without overpowering your space. The Cherry finish used on Ruby components is timeless and refined. A Cherryman Ruby Reception Desk like the RU-223N will do wonders for your workspace.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Enjoy Mayline Napoli Furniture In Charcoal Gray

Mayline Napoli Charcoal Gray Furniture
One of the hottest office furniture collections of all time just got a makeover! The Mayline Napoli series and its new Charcoal Gray finish are ready to take office interiors by storm. As gray office furniture has been incredibly popular in 2018, Napoli will soon be enjoying a resurgence. This full service line of veneer executive desks, power ready conference tables, and guest reception stations is a must consider for any business looking to create hight end interiors.

Napoli Charcoal Gray Executive SuiteWhy is gray office furniture so popular? It's different! Businesses looking for ways to distinguish their interiors are turning to gray wood components to refine and modernize. With gray office furniture you can create coastal inspired interiors, upscale work environments, and so much more.

The Mayline Napoli furniture collection has been a favorite of interior design teams and industry professionals for years. Napoli combines North American hardwood veneers with attractive glass cabinet doors, silver modesty panels, and matching handle pulls. This elite collection is nothing short of upscale. It was the natural choice for an all new Gray finish option!

Napoli Charcoal Gray Furniture FinishThanks to the popularity of Textured Gray Steel desks from the Mayline Medina Collection, we're seeing the Napoli collection make a serious comeback. While cost effective and very stylish, Medina desks are laminate and executives typically want something a bit more high end. The all new Charcoal Gray Napoli desks are ready, willing, and able to answer the call. A variety of stand alone desks, corner workstations, and U desks are available from this upscale line.

When the time comes to remodel your conference room, you'll have a hard time finding a wood veneer table with power options. Yet again, Napoli shines. The hybrid boat shaped conference tables for sale from this line feature contoured ends that really pop. Pair that with cost effective modules with data inputs and you're ready to host next level meetings and presentations.

Charcoal Gray Napoli Reception Desk
The reception desks from the Mayline Napoli series will help you make great first impressions on your valued office visitors. An L shaped reception desk like the NRSLFF model from the Napoli series will provide you with plenty of operational space and storage. The glass transaction counter is just an added bonus to add to the modern appeal.

Don't forget the storage components you need to make your interiors elite! Napoli offers bookcases, file pedestals, overhead hutch units, and low wall cabinets that are hard to beat. With Napoli, staying well organized and in-style is a breeze. The office storage products from this line work great in executive office interiors, conference rooms, and other key environments.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

What's New? Medina Height Adjustable Desks!

Mayline Medina Height Adjustable Workstations
Mayline does it again! This time it's with height adjustable desks from one of their most popular office furniture collections. The new workstations form the Medina series make it easy stay active and look good doing it. Today on the blog we'll take a look at a few of the new height adjustable desks from this trend setting collection, as well as the features and benefits that set them a cut above the competition.

Medina Furniture FinishesThe Mayline Medina collection came on the scene 2 years ago and there's been no turning back. Medina has cemented itself as one of the premier furniture lines with innovative finish options and unrivaled attention to detail. This full service collection offers everything you need to furnish commercial interiors from executive desks to power ready conference tables and guest reception stations.

Medina's all new height adjustable workstations encourage continuous movement in the workplace. They're available in 5 quick shipping finish options that will help keep your space up to date with the latest trends. Modern tones like Gray Steel and Textured Sea Salt have skyrocketed Medina desks into a whole new stratosphere of popularity.

Medina Height Adjustable DeskWith a height adjustable Medina desk like the MNDSHA63, the work-world is your oyster. This 63" wide desk can be raised and lowered from 29.5" to 49.25" to meet your specific needs. The MNDSHA63 model Medina desk features a straight front design with a slight overhand to accommodate visitors.

Medina Sit-Stand DeskIf you're looking for something with a bit more flair, there's the MNDHA72 model. It features curved sides for a more modernized look. The 72" x 36" operating surface is spacious and scratch resistant. At just $905.99, this ergonomic standing desk from Mayline is a great buy.

Height Adjustable L Shaped DeskSometimes a stand-alone desk just won't cut it. Adding extra surface space can make it easier to tackle daily tasks without feeling overcrowded. That being said, finding a height adjustable L shaped office desk is easier said than done. Mayline has answered the call with the MNT52H. This spacious workstation boasts a 63"W x 84" deep design that makes it perfect for executive interiors. At $1261.99 it's a must consider for any executive looking to become more ergonomically efficient.

Medina Height Adjustable Desk by MaylineThere's plenty of height adjustable desks on the market today. However, none offer the combination of style, versatility, and value provided by Medina. These electric desks with push button controls will have you transitioning between sitting and standing to improve posture while reducing fatigue. When paired with matching storage components from the Medina series you'll have no problem creating an elite interior that's ready for anything you can throw at it.