Thursday, December 27, 2018

Furniture Life: 7 Things To Expect In 2019

The new year is just a few days away. We're gearing up for an awesome January and we hope you are too. Today in our 'Furniture Life' blog series we'll take a look at 7 things we can expect in 2019. From  new products to hot design trends, taking your office interiors to the next level will be easier than ever.

1.) Price Changes

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The first thing we know for certain is that there will be an abundance of price changes going into effect on the first. Brands like Global, Bush Business Furniture, and iDesk will be increasing product prices by an average of 5% due to tariffs. While this isn't exactly the good news we wanted to kick off today's post with, you guys definitely need to be aware. If you're contemplating an office makeover project, get your order in now to avoid the increases.

2.) Mayline Officially Becomes Safco

Mayline Furniture

After decades of dedication to the furniture world, we're a bit sad to see the Mayline name vanish from the industry. The good news is, all of Mayline's best selling furniture collections, tables, and seating solutions will still be available under the Safco brand. This reputable manufacturer thrives on quality and the ability to create trend setting products designed to refine commercial interiors.

3.) New Office Chairs From Global

Global Prefer Chairs

Now it's time for some good news! The team at Global will yet again shock the seating world with trend setting office chairs equipped with the ergonomic features needed to encourage healthy sitting habits and good posture. Take one look at their Prefer collection and you'll quickly see what we mean. These chairs are absolutely awesome for conference room applications!

4.) Gray Furniture Continues To Shine

gray office furniture

Gray office furniture has absolutely taken over the market. If you're looking to create a fashionable modern interior, consider collections like Zira, Studio C, and Medina in 2019. They offer some of the hottest gray options available.

5.) More Height Adjustable Products

corner sit to stand workstation

Height adjustable furniture isn't going anywhere. The demand for sit-to-stand will be at an all time high in 2019. We know brands like Bush Business Furniture will be storming into the new year with all new desks that make it easy to stay active while improving blood flow and reducing fatigue. Brands like Systematix have also raised the bar with corner sit-stand workstations and heavy duty sit-stand stations that are ready for the rigors of everyday use.

6.) Better Benching

collaborative benching

When cubicle systems started to get kicked to the curb for benching layouts, the options available were pretty limited. This won't be the case in 2019. Brands like Global and iDesk are paving the way with innovative options equipped with surface level power and the modern ergonomic attributes needed to collaborative effectively while sparking creativity.

7.) Cool Modular Seating 

Modular Lobby Seating

Last but certainly not least, we'll see a big shift towards modular lobby seating configurations. While lounge chairs and sofas will still have their place, modular seating layouts make it easy to maximize square footage and improve the guest experience. Today's modular seating collections like Jefferson from Woodstock Marketing have interior design teams buzzing. They're incredibly cool and equally versatile.

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