Friday, May 6, 2016

Shop Smart: 2016's Best Reception Desk Buys

You don't have to break the bank to get a great reception desk for your office welcoming area. If the funds are tight, we've got you covered. Today on the blog, we'll highlight the budget friendly stations needed to earn your reception area the compliments it deserves. These affordable reception desks offer high end appeal, excellent craftsmanship, and unmatched value. Happy shopping!

Mayline Sterling Series Reception Desk STG33First up, the STG33 model from the Mayline Sterling collection. This all new modern reception desk boasts a stylish glass transaction counter and work surface extensions that put it in a league of it's own. The STG33 is unlike anything on the market. If you're looking to make a statement with your office reception area, give the STG33 a serious look. At just $1189.99, this station is truly an excellent buy!

Mayline Medina Series Reception FurnitureWe couldn't pick just 1 reception desk from Mayline. Quite franky, it just wouldn't be fair to leave the MNRSLBF out of today's post. This contemporary reception desk from the Mayline Medina collection is an absolute must see. Available in 5 trend setting finishes, Medina stations like the MNRSLBF are a breath of fresh air when compared to the traditional cherry and maple finished options overly used in years passed. This hot new desk is an absolute winner in the workplace. With a wide range of matching file cabinets and accessories, Medina is ready to do it all and then some. This award winning line has already cemented itself onto just about every best selling furniture list you'll find.

Offices To Go Reception DeskWhen the funds are tight, turn to Offices To Go! This highly respected furniture manufacturer specializes in the provision of top quality furniture that won't leave your business with a cringe worthy bill! Take one look at their SL-O model discount reception desk and you'll see what we mean. This affordable welcoming area solution boasts an L shaped design and plenty of work surface space. At just $735.99, you'll be pleased to know that the SL-O even includes an integrated pedestal for stationary organizing.

White Reception DeskTalk about cool! The all new white reception desks from OFM and their trend setting Marque collection have taken 2016 by storm. When average furniture and seating just won't cut it, OFM has your back. Their Marque stations feature curved front designs that leave them looking great from every angle. Marque series reception stations are available in a wide range of sizes starting at just $993.99. Not feeling the white? No prob! OFM offers 4 additional finish options that typically ship out from the factory within 2 days of order.

Popular Reception Desks of 2016
Last but certainly not least, we highly recommend checking out the reception desks from the Cherryman Verde collection in 2016. These contemporary welcome stations blend laminate surfaces with white and silver accents. Verde desks are totally unique. They offer elegant curves and a luxurious look that's sure to enhance any guest welcoming area. Unmatched craftsmanship and attention to detail can be seen from every angle. Verde stations like the VL-816 look far more expensive than their $831.00 price tag indicate. It just goes to show, you don't have to break the bank or sacrifice quality to leave a lasting impression on office guests.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Workplace Ergonomics: Movement Matters

Did you know that sitting for long periods of time can actually shorten your life span? It's true! To avoid this common problem, you've got to keep moving. Continuous movement in the workplace is an absolute must. Movement creates good blood flow and reduces fatigue to help you maintain high productivity levels during those long days at the office.

Your office chair should be treated like a best friend. When used correctly, it's always go your back! Take the time to master your chair and understand it's adjustment videos. If you need a little help, don't be afraid to check out demo videos online. You can also ask the pros! Seating specialists are always happy to provide the ergonomic tips needed to help you achieve a better sit.

This year, Smart chairs are dominating the market. What's a smart chair you ask? Smart chairs are seating solutions that automatically react to user movements and limit the need for constant adjusting with levers and tension knobs. Smart chairs like the 6671-2 model from the Global Total Office Arti seating collection boast articulating backs that mimic the human spine. The Arti will reshape itself and move automatically to mimic your profile.

You can further promote movement in the workplace with an ergonomic monitor mount. Articulating mounts attach directly to desk surfaces and provide a wide range of adjustment capabilities. Today's top computer screen mounts help to reduce visual strain and increase usable desk space by moving your screens where you need them, when you need them.

Fatigue is a productivity killer! A lack of movement in the workplace will have the fatigue monster ready to rear it's nasty head. That being said, it's important to take short breaks as often as possible. Even during busy days, you need to stand up from your desk and walk around a bit. A 10 minute break once per hour will allow your body to readjust while getting the blood flowing.

Take your quest for continuous workplace movement a step further by committing to a deskercise routine. The ability to quickly and effectively use your workstation to stretch should not be overlooked. Deskercise has become incredibly popular in 2016 because it's simple and fun. It's also very beneficial. Stretching gets the blood flowing. Stretching gets you moving. Stretching is a must! Give deskercise a try today.  You'll be glad you did.

The quest for support and comfort is never complete! In the long run, movement in the workplace is a must. To become ergonomically correct, you need to move, and so do the products around you. Good posture habits, a quality office chair, and short breaks will set you on course for improved life in the office.

Monday, May 2, 2016

What's New? Mayline ML Tables!

Mayline ML Series Table Configuration
The height adjustable furniture craze is in full swing. Mayline is capitalizing on this growing movement with their ultra versatile ML collection. The innovative tables from the ML line provide top notch ergonomic benefits for improved office functionality. Today on the blog, we'll take an in-depth look at this new line. Enjoy!

Mayline ML TablesML series height adjustable office tables are distinctively modern. Even at first glance these designer tables will wow you. If you're looking to leave a lasting impression on your valued office visitors, this table collection from Mayline will certainly help. With a tech savvy look and simple to use features, ML is truly the full package.

Height Adjustable Ergonomic WorkstationsThe standing office desk and table solutions from the ML collection come standard with heavy duty metal bases and high pressure laminate tops. ML tables are built for the demands of the modern workplace and intensive use environments. All ML models operate using a 110V, 60Hz AC input 120V DC motor. They draw a maximum of 3 amps.

ML series 2 stage tables are available starting at $689.99. The 2 stage models from the ML collection adjust at .75" per second. With a total vertical adjustment range of 19.6", these versatile ergonomic tables can quickly go from 28" to 47.6" to meet your specific tasking needs.

ML Series L Shaped DesksThe 3 stage tables from the ML collection are a bit more advanced. They adjust up and down at an impressive 1.5" per second with a total travel range of 25.5". ML 3 stage tables can be lowered to 24.5" and raised to 50". Shoppers will love the wide range of size and surface shape options for both ML table styles.

While most of today's height adjustable workstations are complicated, the ML collection diminishes the learning curve. With a simple push button design, you'll be ready to work right out of the box with basic assembly.

Mayline has a real winner on their hands with the ML collection. These unique tables can be used to effectively outfit classroom and training environments. Looking to create multi user ergonomic desk configurations? No problem! ML can truly do it all. The tables from this hot new line promote continuous movement in the workplace, reduce fatigue, and improve blood flow. We give ML a well deserved 4 out of 5 star rating. If you're in need of new tables for your interiors, give the ML collection a look. You'll be glad you did.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

8 Ways To Stay Energized At Work

How To Stay Energized At WorkUnless you work at a power plant, work and energy aren't regularly mentioned in the same sentence. Silly jokes aside, it's really hard to stay energized in the office. With a long list of daily tasks and obligations that need completing, how do you keep your energy levels high? If you're grasping for answers, you're not alone! Luckily, we're here to help. Today on the blog, we're highlighting the tips and tricks you'll need to stay motivated and effective all day.

1.) Get Good Rest

It's hard to beat a good 8 hours of sleep. If you want to stay energized at work, you can't stay up all night in your recliner watching old movies and eating junk food. Be responsible! Commit to a reasonable bed time that ensures you wake up refreshed and ready to roll without rushing through your morning.

2.) Eat Healthy

Staring your day with a heaping pile of pancakes and bacon will have you feeling groggy before you even make it to the office! Start your day with fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, and energy packed foods. The same principles apply at lunch. Skip the double cheeseburger and fries. Instead, pack your lunch the night before work. Be sure to include some fresh veggies and protein packed goodies. You can't go wrong with foods like salmon, brown rice, salads, and even peanut butter when you need a quick snack!

3.) Stretch Regularly

It's very important to stretch regularly throughout the day. If you don't have time for a full deskercise routine, at least stand up once very hour to shake out those tightening muscles. Sitting for long periods of time is never a good idea! Avoid this bad habit by standing up from your office chair as often as possible to stretch. A few minutes of quality stretching will have you feeling energized in no time.

4.) Improve Blood Flow

To put it simply, poor blood flow causes fatigue. Fatigue causes energy levels to drop! To improve blood flow, use a task chair with a waterfall seat edge that takes the pressure off your knees. If blood flow is a big problem, you may consider making the switch to a sit to stand desk that promotes continuous movement in the workplace. Other free ways to improve blood flow include exercising, taking short walks, and propping your feet up.

5.) Take Short Breaks

To stay energized, you've got to avoid boredom, stress, and fatigue. Taking short breaks will help you do just that. Take the time to walk around the office. If you can, walk outside to get some fresh air. You'll return to your workstation refreshed, rejuvenated, and energized. When you feel body cramps and strain setting in, stand up immediately and walk it off! Short breaks are the key to a successful and energized work day. If it feels like your days are never ending, you've likely been stuck at your desk all day long with no change of scenery. Take short breaks and enjoy the energizing benefits!

6.) Promote Collaboration

Collaborating with your coworkers is just plain smart! In fact, many businesses are making the switch from cubicle systems to open desking layouts for just this reason. Cubicles are closed off and private, while open desking layouts encourage teamwork and group engagement. When you're collaborating with your coworkers, you're being productive and avoiding down time that results in energy drops. Collaborate as much as possible to stay at peak performance levels.

7.) Avoid Bad Posture Habits

Bad posture habits are hard to break, but not impossible! Start by posting a list of good posture reminders within eye sight of your computer screen. Studies have shown that this simple practice yields big time results. Next, synchronize your office chair and workstation to achieve a better sit. Adjusting your chair regularly is a must. Be sure to keep your back in contact with the chair at all times when working. Each time you lean away from your chair, your posture suffers. Additionally, you'll want to keep your feet flat on the ground and facing forward. Avoid propping your feet up on the base of your chair or extended out in front of you. Simple practices like these go a long way. Before you know it, you'll be posture perfect and enjoying increased energy levels.

8.) Stay Hydrated

When you exercise, you hydrate. Why? Because you need fluids to stay energized! The same principles apply when working. If you grind through your work day without hydrating, your energy will levels will be quickly depleted. You should always have water at your desk. According to the experts, you should be drinking about 8 eight ounce glasses of water per day. Here's an idea, take a short break, stretch out those muscles while walking around. Visit the water cool to get a a quick drink and return to your desk. Now that's what we call energized multi tasking!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Furniture Fashion: Trending Upholstery and Finish Options of 2016

Don't settle for a lack luster interior! With the tips, tricks, and workplace fashion advice from the blog, you'll be ready to earn your office environments the compliments they deserve. Today we'll be showcasing 2016's hottest upholstery and finish options. These designer colors will wow your valued visitors while kicking corporate appeal in to high gear. Enjoy!

Absolute Acajou Woodgrain FinishZira Conference TableGlobal Total Office took the furniture world by storm with their ultra cool Absolute Acajou finish option. This gray wood grain tone looks fantastic on professional conference room tables, reception stations, and executive office desk layouts. As gray rapidly becomes the new black, look for this hot finish to continue it's rise to the top in 2016.

Barbadine Celedon Fabric SwatchYou can be bright and bold while showcasing your personality. Want to know how? With the upholstery options from the iDesk seating collection! The trend setting chairs from this innovative line are available in affordable and colorful grade 2 fabric options that won't break the budget. The upholsteries from the iDesk Barbadine collection have become go to options for industry professionals and design teams in 2016. Swanky Barbadine colors like Celedon and Persimmon work well with a wide range of metal and wood grain tones. Check out the Oroblanco and Ambarella chairs from the iDesk collection save a buck while improving visual appeal.

Medina Office DeskThe Medina office furniture collection from Mayline combines modern and traditional design characteristics to form one of the most well rounded lines on the market. Unique finish options like Textured Sea Salt provide a breath of fresh air when compared to the traditional cherry and maple tones overly utilized in years passed. As businesses look to showcase their personal style, Medina is ready to aid them in their quest to create the perfect look. This fashionable furniture line is a must consider for any upscale interior. The best part, Medina is incredibly affordable and the lineup of components is equally diverse. There's nothing you can't do with the highly respected furniture from Medina.

Red Office ChairRed rocks in 2016! As bright colors have always been popular, red office chairs are making a huge push in the workplace fashion world. Brands like Woodstock Marketing are capitalizing on this growing movement with contemporary chairs like the Ravi. These mid back conference room seating solutions are perfect for swanky meeting areas looking to leave a lasting impression. The Ravi provides a comfortable sit and unique red seat that's bold, without being too over the top. When paired with an attractive gray mesh back and black accents, the Ravi is sure to strike a chord with any shopper!

White Reception DeskOFM takes great pride in setting industry trends that others can only hope to imitate. Take one look at the curved receptionist desk configurations from their Marque collection and you'll see what we mean. These welcome stations look great from every angle. Marque desks are complimented by silver metal accents to create an industrial vibe that you're visitors will love. This year, OFM reception stations from the Marque collection were given a cool new white finish option that we absolutely love! A white reception desk will make your guest waiting area feel more open and far larger. When it comes to furniture fashion, you can't go wrong with white! These contemporary stations are selling like hot cakes in 2016.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Furniture Fashion: Trending Lounge Collections

Looking to keep your guest waiting area up to date with the latest industry trends? We've got you covered! Today on the blog we'll highlighting 2016's hottest lounge furniture and seating collections. These cutting edge lines from Global Total Office, OFM, and Lesro Industries are sure to earn your interiors the compliments they deserve. Enjoy!

Global Total Office Citi Square Furniture
First up, the Global Total Office Citi Square collection. This extensive line of modular lounge and waiting room furniture makes it easy to think outside the box. With Citi Square, you can create unique layouts designed to maximize your business floor plan. With a seemingly unlimited assortment of fabric, vinyl, and leather upholstery options to choose from, this lounge furniture collection from Global Total Office is an absolute winner.

Global Total Office Lux FurnitureGlobal is turning heads with their popular Lux collection. This line of sofas, ottomans, and lounge chairs has been around for a couple years, but as the retro look gains popularity, Lux is just hitting it's full potential. With the ability to create two tone lounge seating configurations, Lux has become a go to choice for designers looking to wow clientele. The products from the Lux collection are luxurious to say the least. This is one furniture line that has truly earned it's name!

OFM Uno SeatingMake a lasting on impression on your valued office guests with the help of the OFM Uno collection. This trend setting seating collection has made it's way on to our best sellers list two years in a row! Uno continues to build popularity as the reception area seating solutions from this collection offer the perfect combination of style and affordability. Uno chairs are available in must see two tone variations that are super easy to clean. These chairs should be highly considered for healthcare and hospital waiting areas.

OFM Morph SeatingTalk about cool! The Morph lounge furniture collection from OFM is truly raising the bar. This line of contemporary guest seating boasts flip up panels for user privacy, as well as centrally located power modules that allow visitors to charge devices while they wait. A blend of Morph chairs and sofas will help you create a cutting edge lounge experience to say the least. This hot new collection from OFM has taken the furniture world by storm.

Lesro Industries Booklyn FurnitureLesro Industries specializes in the provision of high end guest waiting area furniture solutions. This respected manufacturer is earning high marks in 2016 with their all new Brooklyn collection. If the overly modern furniture collections dominating the market just aren't your thing, you'll love the traditional appeal of Brooklyn seating. These wood chairs can be upholstered in a wide range of attractive fabric, vinyl, and even leather options to meet your personal needs. Brooklyn seating is perfect for lounge areas both small and large. The stand alone guest chairs and benching from this Lesro Industries seating line provides unmatched appeal and craftsmanship at a price point any shopper will appreciate.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Office Chair Review: Layover by Ergo Contract Furniture

Layover Office Chair ReviewErgo Contract Furniture specializes in the provision of user friendly products designed to improve functionality and comfort in the workplace. Take one look at their Layover seating collection and you'll see what we mean. These high quality chairs provide a reliable sitting experience that any user is sure to appreciate. Today on the Office Anything Blog we'll take an in-depth look at the Layover collection and it's unique benefits. Enjoy!

Ergo Contract Furniture Layover ChairAt first glance, the Layover task chair will wow you with it's distinctive modern look. The Layover boasts a designer mesh back with upper contours that avoid restricting body movement when operating. A convenient back handle makes pulling out your chair a breeze. It's the little things that tend to make the biggest difference when selecting an office chair. The Layover offers awesome features and style characteristics throughout to form one of the coolest chairs on the market.

Layover Chair - Rear ViewThe Ergo Contract Furniture team packed the Layover chair with cutting edge features. These ultra comfortable chairs come standard with an enclosed mechanism cover under the seat that makes for a simple operating experience. The Layover office chair is equipped with a thick padded seat designed with a waterfall edge that takes pressure off the knees when working. When paired with adjustable arms, the Layover is perfect for intensive work environments.

Modern Office ChairWhen sitting for long periods of time is unavoidable, you need a chair that's got your back. The Layover is just that and more. This versatile seating solution is perfect for all day tasking and computing needs. The simple to use mechanism makes the Layover an awesome choice for home office applications. These chairs minimize the ergonomic learning curve. The Layover can be mastered inside of an hour. While most of today's top of the line ergonomic chairs can be confusing to operate, with the Layover chair, you'll have no fear of regularly adjusting or "loosing a good position" throughout the day.

It just goes to show, you don't have to spend a fortune to get a great office chair for your workspace. The seating from Ergo Contract Furniture provides unmatched value, and the Layover collection is no exception. At just $267.99, you'll be hard pressed to find a better chair at even twice the price. Layover chairs come equipped with features you won't find on chairs until you hit the thousand dollar price point. To make a long story shorty, these chairs are an awesome buy that any chair shopper should consider.

Layover Office Chair RatingLayover tasking chairs are available in a choice of 7 mesh back color options. They come equipped with awesome ergonomic features that are easy to use. When you add up all the pro's this chair has to offer, it's hard to give the Layover anything other than a 4 out of 5 star rating. In terms of criticisms, we felt the chair would be better suited for executive applications if a headrest was made available. We'd also like to see Ergo Contract Furniture offer the Layover with a leather seat. Overall, the Layover still feels far more luxurious than it's everyday low price point indicates. The Layover is sure to be appreciated by any user and will no doubt earn interior the positive compliments it deserves. If you're looking for an awesome new chair in 2016, give the Layover a look! You'll be glad you did.