Wednesday, December 26, 2018

The Office Awards 2018

It's been an awesome year in the world of professional furniture and seating. Brands like Cherryman Industries, Global, and Bush Business Furniture paved the way with innovative new products that set interior-refining trends in motion while simultaneously boosting operational functionality. In our 4th annual edition of 'The Office Awards' we'll highlight the best 2018 had to offer. Prepare to be impressed!

Finish of The Year: Storm Gray by Bush Business Furniture

Studio C Storm Gray Finish


With the popularity of gray office furniture at an all time high, the Storm Gray option available on the components from the Studio C collection from Bush Business Furniture stole the show in 2018. This full service line of executive workstations and sit-stand desks makes it easy to create upscale interiors without breaking the bank.

Chair of The Year: Sora by Global

Sora Chair


Global raised the bar in 2018 with the release of the Sora seating collection. This line of weight sensing task chairs offers an unrivaled combination of appeal, comfort, and functionality. Sora chairs respond to the weight of the user and encourage healthy sitting habits. With choice of high and mid back models available, Sora is perfect for commercial applications and all day computing.

Collection of The Year: Fulcrum by OFM

OFM Fulcrum Furniture


There were not many new furniture collections to choose from in 2018. To be fully honest, it probably wouldn't have mattered. The Fulcrum desk collection from OFM would have still taken the top prize. This industrially inspired line of modular office components is an absolute winner. Fulcrum pieces can be purchased individually to ensure you don't overspend on things you don't need. With Fulcrum you can refine interiors of any size.

Best Ergonomic Product: Volante Corner Workstation by Systematix

Best Ergonomic Product 2018


The Volante corner workstation from Systematix is ultra versatile, incredibly well made, and very easy to use. There's a ton of sit to stand products on the market these days, but this one is specifically intended for use with corner desks and will help you maximize your operational space. This station even features a built in keyboard platform and support up to 35 pounds of equipment.

Best Conference Table: Zira by Global Total Office

Zira Conference Table

It's number 1 until it isn't. For two years, Zira conference tables have been the preferred choice of interior design teams, industry professionals, and businesses looking to streamline meetings. This full service line of power ready tables and matching accessories is unrivaled. Sure there's a ton of power ready conference line available, but none offer the versatility and value of Zira.

Best Bargain Buy: Atto Chair by Cherryman Industries

atto chair


You just can't beat the value provided by the ATT106B model Atto chair from Cherryman Industries. At just $225.00, this weight sensing office chair will provide you with the support and user friendly adjustment features needed to adapt on the fly. These days, getting comfortable at work can be pretty expensive. With the Atto, it doesn't have to be!

Best Lounge Collection: Jefferson by Woodstock Marketing

modular lounge furniture


Our second repeat winner! For the second year the Jefferson lounge collection has found itself atop the industry. This line of easy to spec modular components makes it easy to maximize square footage and think outside the realm of traditional sofa configurations. Pair that with matching coffee tables that feature pop-up power inputs, and you've got yourself one heck of a well rounded line.

Best New Product: Medina Sit-Stand Desk by Mayline

medina sit-stand desk


The Medina collection got a major boost in 2018. This popular office furniture line now offers electric sit-stand desks that make it easy to stay active while improving blood flow and reducing fatigue. Medina sit stand desks are available in rectangular and L shaped variations that can be paired with a wide range of matching components. With 5 finish options available, these new desks are a must consider.

Trend of The Year: Collaboration

conference room collaboration


From conference tables to large benching systems, collaborative workplace solutions dominated 2018. The ability to encourage team strategizing and creativity was made possible with unique products like the Focal Confluence table from Safco, open concept cubicles from the Bush Easy Office collection, and benching systems from Global lines like SideBar. Reset assured, the days of making employees feel closed off from one another have come to an end.

Brand of The Year: Global

Best Office Furniture Brand 2017

There's no denying it. Global was king of the office in 2018. With several new seating and table collections, Global proved yet again why they're the best. Many top brands went through issues related to tariffs and buyouts. Throughout the 4th quarter of 2018 Global stood strong and maintained a commitment to their customers and dealers alike with innovative new products that offer unmatched value. Their products are of the highest quality and ready for the demands of the modern workplace. If you need to furniture, start your search with this world renowned brand.

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