Friday, December 9, 2011
One of the top office furniture and seating related questions I've received this year is, "How do I enhance my conference room?". Most customers already have a nice wood conference table, but older run down conference chairs. Most industry professionals will recommend finding conference room chairs with wood to match your table. The look says you are a put together business that took the time to find matching pieces. Using affordable wood conference chairs almost look like an extension of the table and other furniture in the room.
For those in the market for a new tables for conference room applications, contact your favorite dealer and ask for an entire conference room package that would work well for your space. Purchasing your furniture together can save you money! It can also ensure that you don't end up with furniture from 5 different places that doesn't match. Nothing looks less professional than a conference room with a cherry table, maple cabinet, and old ratty chairs. It's hard to impress your clients and guests with that statement.
The good news is, purchasing new furniture for conference room areas can be extremely affordable! At OfficeAnything.com we put together bulk discount conference room packages with free shipping along with excellent deals on wood conference chairs. Let us know if you need some advice with your conference room. We are here to help!
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Cherryman Industries has been at the forefront of innovative and modern office furniture designs for years. Their products continue to inspire though their green conscious efforts.
To date, Cherryman office chairs, office desks, and casegoods meet the Air Resources Board Composite Wood Air Toxic Control measure standard. The C.A.R.B. rule mandates the strictest formaldehyde emission levels in the world on all composite wood products made or sold.
Cherryman recognizes the impact that their products have on the environment and are committed to sustainability as a guiding principal in the office furniture industry. Basically, Cherryman strives to use recycled and renewable materials wherever possible.
All of the best Cherryman office furniture manufactured today is designed and for long term use. Cherryman casegoods are warranted for 10 years which decreases the need for short term disposal or multiple replacements during a normal life cycle. All furniture collections are designed for strength, durability and modularity. These guiding principles are critical to long product life cycles and reduced landfill waste.
In order to conserve resources and lessen the effects on the environment, Cherryman utilizes packaging materials which responsibility reduces bulk and weight.
With four nationwide distribution centers, Cheryman can utilize shipping points nearet to clients and minimize fuel and energy requirements.
American hardwoods have been a renewable resource throughout history. Demand for this resource has driven the industry to promote continual reforestation. Cherryman uses hard-wood veneers already a major step in the intelligent use of resources. Cheryrman also supports those veneer suppliers committed to industry accepted methods of sustainability.
Both wood veneer and melamine products are constructed of particleboard cores manufactured from recycled post-industrial material at all Cherryman facilities.
All this considered it makes you wonder why individual throughout the Unites States opt to go with office furniture and office chair manufacturers that provide lesser products often with no green initiative. Reducing our environmental footprint is a company goal for the long term at Cherryman Industries, and for that they have the OfficeAnything.com vote!
Popular Cherryman office furniture lines include Verde, Ruby, Emerald, and Respond Seating. Please consider them for your next furniture purchase.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
One of the seating industries most popular and innovative office chair providers, RFM Preferred Seating is now available online at OfficeAnything.com. We are happy to announce the inclusion of this line to our already extensive product offering.
RFM provides a variety of popular seating lines like the Chat, Rainier, Sierra, and the very modern Verte ergonomic office chairs. All products are available with free shipping and are extremely affordable. One of the most beneficial reasons to choose RFM seating (other than style and comfort) is that their chairs ship anywhere in the US in 24 hours.
Overall, office seating by RFM should be considered for all those in the market for new seating. They have and will continue to be a huge part of the industry. We feel extremely fortunate to be able to offer and test their products.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
One of the newest and hottest ergonomic office chairs on the market is the Verte 22011 ergonomic office chair by RFM Preferred Seating. In today's post we will cover the details of this truly modern office chair.
Imagine settling into an office chair that molds itself to your spine’s unique shape. Inspired by the human vertebrae, the Verte combines ergonomics, form and function to produce the ultimate in seating posture and comfort. A decade in the making, the Verte was created by a team of engineers, designers, and ergonomists, and is truly one of a kind. Sit in it once, and you’ll never settle for anything less.
Comfortably accommodates up to 300 lbs.
The patented back is built with 11 torsion spring-loaded joints that take an exact spine impression, which can be locked, in place at the touch of a lever.
Features headrest, brushed aluminum & black rib options.
Black leather is standard; all models are available in fabrics by request.
Upholstered outback with black air knit fabric.
Meets CAL 117
Program your ideal posture w/a single touch of the lever.
Back Width: 19 1/2"
Seat Width: 21"
Back Height: 30"
Seat Depth: 19 1/2"
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
In today's world there is an ever growing need for space. When expansion is not an option, how do you best utilize your existing space to meet your needs? In today's post we will focus on the benefits and products used to provide your business with a multi-purpose work space.
The multi-purpose work space has become incredibly efficient and popular over the past years. People have realized that using a room for one space when it can be effectively used for two or three is silly. The most common multi-purpose workspace is the conference room furniture / furniture for office training application. Many individuals have found that by purchasing a modular conference table, that their space can be transformed to an adequate training space in minutes. Tables like the Global Bungee series, and Adaptabilities series allow for a grouping of tables to make up a conference table, and then fold and roll to make a series of training tables. What better way to save cost and space?
It seems almost strange to think of wasting an entire extra room when you can easily make due with one. Understandably if you have an enormous office this might not be necessary but consider the little guys for a minute. Space is at a premium and every ounce is usually spoken for in some way.
The best time to start your multi-purpose space is before a conference table or group of training tables has been purchased. Call your dealer and go over the options that would best fit your needs. You will be shockingly surprised at the price difference. One last tip, opt for tables with casters and flip tops. They allow for simple nesting and movement to transform your space faster!
*Table pictured will transform into 4 different configurations, including a conference table!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
We have the pleasure of speaking with several people per day in regards to modern conference furniture. That being said it all starts with the table. Most people go into planning there conference room expecting to spend thousands up thousands of dollars in new furniture. Especially when they are trying to achieve that modern look, that has become so popular in recent years.
Even the best modern tables for conference room use can actually save you money. How you might ask? Well going with a metal legged conference table should actually be less expensive that going with a veneer or in some cases laminate. Going with a laminate table surface instead of true hard wood can save you hundreds alone! Not to mention save your back if you ever decide to move the table.
Manufacturers like Global Total Office products several lines of modern conference tables and even modular conference tables that help to make conference rooms multi-dimensional. Take the Bungee Table collection by Global for example. These tables come in sets of 6 to 10 smaller tables that combine to make around 5 different room configurations. They are on wheels to provide mobility and are very affordable! They also have a modern look that is really appealing to the eye.
Additional lines like Adaptabilities and Newland series conference tables like the one pictured are also great resources to explore. The Newland table shown is actually only $1264.99 with free shipping! You'll notice the modern feel of the table really warms up a space while making the room actually appear larger when compared to a traditional styled wood conference table. Place some affordable modern office chairs at the table and your all set!
In the long run, conference furniture is an investment for your business or institution. It should be purchased with the mindset of lasting at least 10 years. Whether it's traditional conference furniture or modern shopping around and doing a little research is definitely worth it's weight in gold. Personally we find that customers enjoy comparing products and styles to see what will fit their individual needs most accurately. We pride ourselves on being able to provide ample solutions to avoid being one dimensional. Please feel free to contact with any office furniture or conference furniture related questions.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
In today's modern work place, ergonomic computer desks are becoming more and more popular. People are rapidly discovering the benefits of such desks and for good reason! Modern computer desks offer many useful features that will increase day to day productivity without breaking your budget.
When it comes to computer desk solutions with ergonomic features, some industry leaders include Mayline, ESI, and Ergonomic Concepts. These brands offer many styles that offer height adjustments, angle adjustments and even models that allow you to stand at your desk to increase blood flow while decreasing the strain placed on your back.
Going with a standing computer desk is definitely an idea worth looking into. Models from Mayline like the Varitask series of modern computer desks allow for many personalized adjustments to be made at the push of a button.
The trends with modern computer desk configurations continue to push the limits of modern ergonomics. It's important to note that people are becoming more and more aware of health problems associated with sitting at a desk for 8 hours at a time, in a chair that doesn't support there frame and a desk that is either way to short or too tall to accommodate their needs.
Before purchasing a new computer desk, take the time to research the ergonomic qualities the item offers. Just because a modern computer desk looks nice, doesn't mean it's going to improve your day to day abilities. Many desks feature beautiful glass tops and curved leg designs but that does nothing for posture and productivity. Researching desks before purchase is absolutely essential and can save you big time in the long run.
Hopefully you have found this post to be helpful and informative. As always, it is our goal to provide useful information to consumers before making hasty purchases. Ergonomic computer desks are invaluable and can truly provide a lasting investment to your home, office, and most importantly, you health.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The Forester drafting table by Mayline truly sets the standard for quality tables for drafting use. It's industrial minded design provides efficiency and ergonomic features that will greatly improve day to day productivity. Several styles are available to meet even the most critical of demands. Check one out today!
Drawing board features self-contained light box with translucent 1/8" acrylic defuser panel, 1/4" clear glass and maple frame with naturalist finish.
Dimming Control Range - 0-325 Foot Candles, with solid state, full-range dimming control
Lighting - 30" x 36" four 30W tubes (supplied) or 30" x 48" four 40W tubes (supplied). All tubes must be cool white rapid-start only
Electrical Requirements - 120V, 60 Hz, 2.0 Amps
Standard Base Color - Black
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Studio Designs has offered a wide range of affordable office furniture for some time now. From drafting tables to , Studio Designs has it all for a fraction of the cost of most manufacturers. Not only are there prices extremely fair, their products are made extremely well and ship out quite fast! That being said I wanted to take the time and highlight there new Modern Computer Desks.
Computer desks with modern style are becoming more and more popular in homes and businesses around the country. I personally believe that the one thing even more popular, is saving money! Modern computer desks from Studio Designs like thehttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif new Monterey workstation offer that trend satisfying look for well under $300. With a glass top and metal curve-leg design the Monterey is definitely worth a look. It also features ample worksurface and would make an excellent executive desk!
The Futura computer desk from Studio Designs is also extremely popular. This desk also features a glass top and light blue metal legs. With a price tag also under $300, the Futura computer desk is an excellent value. This piece would be perfect for student and dorm room applications.
Overall, Studio Designs continues to impress. They steadily increase the number of attractive pieces they offer and are growing every day. Their low prices and commitment to customer service and fast shipping makes them a staple in the office furniture industry.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Finding office furniture coupons online is an excellent way to save additional money on purchases of any size. While many utilize these savings, far too many never take the time to look. That being said, we've decided to take the time and write this post about where to look for best coupons for office furniture.
With all of the coupon sites available online, which ones are the best in regards to office furniture. Most every coupon site is going to have places like Office Depot, Staples, and Office Max. However, these are more for general office products like paper and toner. If you are looking for home, school, or commercial office furniture you'll need to search a bit more specifically.
Doing a simple Google search for the term will bring your some great results and sources for savings. Using the vendor name in the search will give you more specified results. This is a great way to save if you are a return customer, and like a particular merchant. Overall my 3 favorite sources for online office furniture coupons are retailmenot.com, tjoos.com, and monkeybargains.com.
Most office furniture coupons you'll find are for free shipping. For sites like OfficeAnything.com who already offer that, you'll typically find coupons for a dollar amount off a certain purchase price. The margins in the office furniture industry are typically extremely low and savings usually range around the $25 mark. But hey, in this economy $25 bucks is $25 bucks!
Another great way for larger businesses to save huge is by utilizing bulk discounts. If you are purchasing 5 to 10 of any item, it is always worth calling to see about a bulk discount. Typically our customers save hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars depending on the order size, just by placing a simple phone call!
In the long run, any money saved is a good thing. By taking the time to do a little research, you can save yourself or your company some hard earned dough. Thanks so much for taking the time to read today's post! See ya tomorrow.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
With the advances in modern ergonomics, computer accessories have been made available that will greatly increase day to day productivity. Commonly, many think that just having an ergonomic office chair is the only necessary ergo attribute necessary to work a healthy day. Computer accessories like ergonomic monitor arms, keyboard trays, and copy holders are becoming more and more common because of the invaluable ergonomic benefits offered.
Ergonomic monitor arms are typically seen in IT offices because of there ability to hold multiple computer screens. However, benefits like increased usable desk space and mobility are making monitor arms more and more popular. Having the option of your computer screens tilt angle, depth from work station, and mounting position are attractive features that will definitely have you hooked after trying them!
Keyboard trays are often over looked for there useful benefits. Nothing is worse in my opinion than have a beautiful office desk with an old keyboard laying right on the work surface. That space is valuable! Not to mention horrible for your posture. The ability to tilt your keyboard at an angle, swivel, and hide under the desk surface are just some of the qualities that make them worth there weight in gold. My personal favorite is the padded wrist wrest standard on my ESI keyboard tray. It allows my palms to rest comfortably while I type at a much faster and accurate rate throughout the day. My WPM increase from 80 to 103 with the addition of the ESI keyboard tray.
Hopefully you will consider adding some inexpensive ergonomic office accessories to your office. The cost is minimal compared to the productivity gained and comfort level achieved.
Monday, August 29, 2011
The key to office organization starts with utilizing the proper file cabinets for your individual needs. In today's world vertical file cabinets are rapidly becoming a thing of the past and lateral file cabinets have taken the rains as the most popular solution. But, are there other systems that may be a better solution for your needs? Yes!
Depending on the amount of files your business has on location a mobile filing system may be the solution for. Benefits of mobile filing styles include increased work space and file security. Typically file cabinets will take up a large part of any office. For companies with thousands of files this can take up ton of workspace. Mobile filing systems allow for mechanically assisted handles to roll your files together. This is a great feature because you don't have to have all your cabinets spaced out!
The ability to compact files together at the end of the day and lock them up ensures your clients security and decreases your companies liability. Mobile filing systems are available in several styles and attractive wood finishes that really enhance the look of a space when compared to standard metal file cabinets. For those looking to increase there usable workspace and file security, they are definitely worth a look!
Monday, August 8, 2011
In the modern world many office spaces utilizes there desks for multiple workers throughout the day. Spaces like this require employees to constantly sit in different office chairs. While we all know, all office chairs are not created equal. Just check out the price tag on a new Herman Miller Aeron chair! For many, the price tag of these chairs is astronomical and simply un-reasonable. For that reason, I have put together some simple tips for buying adjustable office chairs on a budget.
First and foremost, office chairs that adjust are extremely important because they allow workers to utilize ergonomic features that will improve there productivity and efficiency in the workplace. Not being able to adjust your chair to your body type would be like driving your car with the seat all the way up for 8 hours at a time. It's simply uncomfortable and not healthy.
To keep the cost down on your adjustable office chairs the best tip is to contact a dealer directly. It is unwise to simply go online and purchase 20 to 30 office chairs without consulting the dealer first. Many office chair providers like ourselves offer bulk discounts, free shipping promotions, and clearance office chairs for sale to save our clients money. Commonly dealers will generate coupons for your specific order to save you money. It is important to not overlook these opportunities for saving money.
To be honest, adjustable office chairs are a necessity in my opinion. However, if your employees are not committed to using the chair and understanding the functionality, there is simply no point in spending the money. That being said, it is ergonomically responsible to have a 10 minute power meeting to go over the chair features. Explaining how your chairs operate and how to get the most out of it is just as important as saving money. Too commonly, I see expensive chairs get purchased, and used at about a third of there potential. Many companies like us, will be more than happy to have a video conference to cover these features for free! Education is a huge part of the seating business and is rewarding as well.
Overall, adjustable computer chairs will allow your employees the freedom and functionality to preform there everyday tasks with proficiency. Helping your company to choose chair functions, styles, and features wisely, while looking for ways to save money on the seating will make you look like a rock star in the workplace. Consider important features that relate to your work style, contact a reputable office chair dealer, and go from there. It's as simple as that! Best of luck to you all. Please feel free to contact us directly with any ergonomic office furniture and seating questions.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Those who have read this blog know that we are firm believers in the Cherryman office furniture line. That being said we have decided to write a post about the Emerald series office furniture, and it's excellent ability to fill your home office needs.
First and foremost, the Emerald series includes a variety of table desks, file cabinets, executive desks, credenzas, and tables to outfit your entire office in a matching series. Nothing looks worse than an office that has 25 different items, all from different manufacturers in different finishes. It just doesn't look professional.
Speaking of finishes, the Emerald series is available in both Mahogany, and Cognac cherry. These are quite popular, and if you are forced to mix and match they will actually compliment nicely until you can fill in the missing pieces.
For home offices, it is best to match the style of furniture you are purchasing to the decor of your home. While Cherryman offers several lines, the Emerald series is the most versatile and will match most any dark or light wood furniture.
Overall, Emerald series furniture by Cherryman is quite affordable. Desks and credenzas are made from real wood and include a warranty. The best part is that most all items ship out within 48 hours. That's faster than most any manufacturer online!
In conclusion, all of the Cherryman office furniture lines provide a professional look for homes and business offices. The products are extremely well made and will definitely get you some compliments on your purchase. For more information on Cherryman and designing your home office space please visit OfficeAnything.com.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
The Global Group firmly believes ergonomics plays a vital role in contributing to the health and wellness in the workplace of today’s diverse population. That being said, we decided to visit Global's website, to find out there stance on ergonomics.
What is Office Ergonomics?
The study of the interactions between office workers and their work environments
What is the Goal of Office Ergonomics?
FIT the work environment and the tasks to the worker
What are the Benefits of Office Ergonomics?
* Reduced risk of injury
* Increased safety
* Increased comfort
* Increased productivity
What Does FIT Mean?
The first thought that often comes to mind when one thinks of the word FIT is physically fitting into the chair and workstation. There is more to FIT than accommodating physical size and shape. The concept of FIT also means your furniture allows you to move in and out of preferred postures and to perform your job tasks.
What are the Desirable Conditions of FIT?
Desirable conditions that should be met by your furniture to ensure a good FIT:
* Allows you to move both rhythmically and from one fixed posture to another
* Matches you physically
* Supports you and your tasks properly
FIT Conditions = Move + Match + Support
Move Condition of FIT
It has long been known that the human body was designed to move. The circulatory system, joints and spinal discs require movement for healthy functioning. As you move, your muscles help to pump blood through your body, which delivers nutrition to, and removes waste from, your tissues. In the absence of good blood flow, not only is food delivery reduced, waste products build up in your tissues that over time makes your muscles feel tired and sore. Movement also contributes to proper lubrication of your joints and proper nutrition of your spinal discs.
Even if you prefer fixed postures, or your tasks involve limited movement, you should change your posture as frequently as possible, even moving in and out of postures previously considered "bad" such as crossing your legs. The essential proviso is to avoid sitting in any one posture for long periods. Today's workplace design must emphasize this increasingly important need for movement.
Ask yourself questions about what you do when seated and your preferred postures. Some chair features are designed to allow the chair to move with you or rock for example Multi-Tilt action. Other features are designed to allow you to move from one static posture to another for example seat angle and back angle. Some workstations come with an articulating keyboard tray that allows you to change the position of your keyboard and mouse as you move from one posture to another.
Match Condition of FIT
Physically fitting into an chairs for office use or modular workstation is often the first thought that comes to mind when people think of FIT, and perhaps is the easiest condition for a user to judge. You know when your feet are dangling, or if the seat feels too deep or if the work surface seems too high. When physical dimensions are accommodated it helps contribute to good blood flow by minimizing pressure points. Also furniture that is properly matched to your body helps minimize awkward or extreme postures, for example raised shoulders, thereby minimizing unnecessary muscular effort.
Some chairs come in different sizes to address population differences in body dimensions. Others offer adjustable features, such as seat height which allows you to match the seat height to your lower leg length. Some work surfaces are adjustable in height and others come with articulating keyboard trays, to allow you to match the keyboard tray height and mouse surface height to approximately the height of your elbow.
Support Condition of FIT
Proper support ensures proper alignment of the upper body, which includes the neck, shoulders and upper back. When these body parts are properly supported while performing tasks, the muscles are in the best position to aid breathing. If your lower back is not properly supported when seated, it either straightens or curves the wrong way.
Support for the lower back should allow the pelvis to be tilted slightly forward to ensure a natural lumbar curve in the seated posture. Stabilization of joints goes hand in hand with proper alignment. Well-designed and properly used furniture goes a long way to contributing to the support condition of FIT.
Chair features such as back/lumbar height, which allows you to position the lumbar support in the curve of your lower back, are designed to provide the support you need. Proper support for the equipment and materials you use throughout your workday helps minimize muscle fatigue and pain. Workstation features such as keyboard tray height, keyboard tray angle, mouse surface height and horizontal mouse position are designed to contribute to proper support
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Established in 1939 as the Engineering Supply Company, the professional office furniture by Mayline has come a long way from its expertise in DRAFTING TABLES, BLUEPRINT FILES and STRAIGHTEDGES. The war years capitalized on our high quality and precision manufacturing for providing highly accurate navigational and mapping accessories for all branches of the military. Though still a market leader in manual drawing (they invented the straightedge) and large format filing, Mayline has moved to the forefront of office ergonomics. They offer the market's largest and most diverse selection of MANUAL-ASSIST, COUNTERBALANCE and ELECTRIC SIT-TO-STAND WORKSTATIONS found anywhere.
In 1924, Tiffany Industries invented the typewriter stand, which is still sold today. With time comes changes in technology, and now they integrate people, tasks, and equipment to maximize productivity in their work environments. The first mid-market, modular workstation of its kind was introduced by Tiffany Industries in 1979 and helped people evolve along with their work environments. They are keenly attuned to product quality as well, and Tiffany Industries has had the longest running "Lifetime Guarantee" in the industry – since 1926 ! Today, there furniture solutions now include MODULAR WORKSTATIONS, training room tables, as well as MOBILE PERSONAL COMPUTER STATIONS for small and home offices.
Founded in 1965, Kwik-File had humble beginnings with an owner who was primarily a regional dealer of office products, but with a unique idea for steel office organizers for desktop and flipper-door hutches. After manufacturing these products regionally for awhile, word spread quickly and it wasn't long before dealers in other parts of the country were demanding access to the unique features and space-saving benefits they provided. For the next twenty years, Kwik-File's product lines and market presence expanded dramatically, owing their success to being able to organize "paper flow" in the office more efficiently. Expertise in forms and literature storage led to mail sorting cabinets and eventually Kwik-File secured the dominant position in the marketplace for mailroom furniture. Today, MAILFLOW SYSTEMS, FORMS AND LITERATURE STORAGE, space-saving END-TABLE FILING CABINETS, and STACKABLE SHELVING, are just a few of the many products available from Kwik-File designed to improve information processing, storage and retrieval.
The newest and fastest growing division, Mayline Network Products, has spent the last five years providing security and organization to all types of networking and telephony environments. The strategy has always been to avoid the "one-size-fits-all" approach, which rarely helps customers achieve the proper solutions to their needs. Instead, Mayline Network Products always provides its clients with a "good-better-best" approach in order to meet the requirements and budgets established for any project. They offer a complete line of OPEN PLAN RACKING SYSTEMS and DATA CABINETS in a variety of aesthetics, configurations and in every price range. If they don't have what you need, they will try to build it, since customized electronic enclosures are a major part of what we do best. When the need is for RACKING SYSTEMS or ENCLOSURES for nearly every type of application in telecommunications, factory or office automation, networking or even Internet co-location, Mayline Network Products is the strategic partner for all mission critical applications.
Founded in 1914 as the Acme Card System Company, Mayline was the original manufacturer of visible record keeping equipment and accessories. To support the war effort during World War II, there was a brief change in product focus from visible record keeping products to ammunition boxes and radar parts, but then it was back to business. For over 60 years Mayline was the leader in record keeping supplies and in 1977, changed there name to Acme Visible Records, Inc. and entered the filing and storage cabinet market. Today Kwik-File Storage Systems offers the broadest range of the most economical and space-efficient HIGH-DENSITY FILING SOLUTIONS found anywhere. From the simplest of four-post shelving to ROTARY FILES, and both manual and electric MOBILE TRACK SYSTEMS, active and archival document storage is Mayline's expertise.
Friday, June 24, 2011
Zira is a contemporary desking solution with extensive options to personalize your work space.
For the managerial application or executive office, create a work environment that meets your work surface needs and storage requirements. Then go ahead and personalize it!
With Zira furniture you can select from the following: hundreds of components for any size or shape office, storage components that can tower to 84" high, 17 laminate finishes, 5 edge options, 9 handle options in silver, black, nickel or brass finishes, 4 glazing options on doors and modesty panels, and lastly, work surface grommets and power blocks for your electrical needs.
A beautiful productive office can also be a highly organized office.
With such an extensive array of components and options, the new Zira can accommodate small spaces through tall spaces – and of course, everything in between. Select options such as pigeon hole storage, closed door hutches, open display shelves, and fabric tackboards to personalize your work space and fulfill all your storage and organizational requirements.
Zira is ideal for almost any office application, including shared teaming areas and open plan environments.
Components can be freestanding for single workstation configurations, or joined together to form multiple work groups.With such an extensive array of components and options, the new Zira can accommodate small spaces through tall spaces – and of course, everything in between.
Zira is a functional solution to work environment efficiency and organization.
Storage can be added where needed, whether attached to the workstation or designed elsewhere in the work environment. With so many storage components to choose from, everything can truly be stored in its own place. Store it, file it, hide it, hang it or display it anyway you like.
Monday, May 16, 2011
For those not familiar with the Cherryman furniture line, let me tell you. This stuff is awesome. First and foremost, the entire line is typically stocked. This means when you order, your furniture is usually shipped within 48 hours. Features like this make Cherryman an excellent choice for those in search of a dependable line of office furniture.
Today we will be reviewing the RU-245N executive desk from the Cherryman line. I recently had the pleasure of installing two of these units at an upscale business in Florida. After the install, I thought it was absolutely necessary to hype this line up!
The first thing you notice with the office furniture by Cherryman is the care they take in packing there products. All of the components shipped in unscathed and in perfect condition. Secondly, before installing I was a bit taken back by the beautiful wood finish. The Ruby furniture collection has an almost glossy look that really draws you end. I must say I think it would be a bit much for a home office, but absolutely perfect for any business looking to make a classy impression on there guests.
Myself, along with two additional installers had both units up and functional in about 2 hours. Our customers were absolutely thrilled with the craftsmanship of the Cherryman line. They vowed to never buy from another manufacturer if at all possible. I found this funny because there office looked like an eclectic conglomeration of different furniture manufacturers before the install!
In the long run, as long as our customers are happy, we are too. In this case it was just an added bonus that the furniture was so simply installed and well made. My favorite component of this workstation was definitely the wardrobe cabinet. It really added a nice feature to this ready made unit. Overall, my first installation experience with the Ruby furniture line by Cherryman was a success and I highly recommend this line.
The RU-245N Executive Desk Includes:
Desk - 35 3/4 /39"D x 71 3/4"W x 29"H (180lbs.)
BBF Pedestal - (71 lbs.)
Bridge - 24"D x 48"W x 29"H (66 lbs.)
Credenza - 20"D x 71 3/4"W x 29"H (114 lbs.)
Pedestal BBF - (58 lbs.)
Hutch - 14"D x 71 1/2"W x 42"H (165 lbs.)
Wardrobe Cabinet - 24"D x 26"W x 70"H (246 lbs.)
Unit Ships in 7 Total Cartons
Available with Left or Right Return
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Comfortable and productive employees are often happier and more productive. When you combine those two factors your profit goes up. In today's post we will cover how providing your employees with quality ergonomic products will increase your profits and the overall efficiency of your people.
Typically, employees that are uncomfortable at there workstation are not happy, and being not happy means being non productive. Providing some simple ergonomic products like a keyboard tray, foot rest, and monitor arm, will actually pay dividends in the long run. Ergonomic tools like these are available for a minimal cost, and truly provide priceless results. In the long run, products like these will maximize the efficiency of your workforce and provide exponential gains.
Product 1: Keyboard Trays
Keyboard trays are available at almost every store we visit these days, and for good reason. They offer excellent ergonomic benefits for low price. With an average cost of approximately $150 it makes you wonder why millions of individuals are still sitting there keyboard on there desk surface. Utilizing a keyboard tray not only increases your amount of usable workspace, it allows you to adjust to a self-satisfying position for typing. Most models even allow you to swivel your tray back and forth for increased usability. That being said providing a quality keyboard tray to your employees will without a doubt increase there comfort level and your profits.
Product 2: Footrests
Footrests are useful at home and in the workplace. They provide lower leg and back support while sitting. The average cost of an ergonomic foot rest is around $35, for a model that is built to last. When you compare the minimal cost of the product vs. the 8 hour a day salary you are paying an employee to be working uncomfortably, this product definitely pays for itself! Quality foot rest manufacturers include Safco, ESI, and Systematix. They are easily accessible online from any office products dealer. They are one of the least expensive ergonomic products on the market and provide some of the best results. After all, everyone loves to put there feet up!
Product 3: Monitor Arms
Most individuals these days are still not up to speed on monitor arms. They are a new ergonomic trend that seem to be catching on worldwide. Last year our company OfficeAnything.com sold hundreds of these throughout the U.S. and are on pace to top last years number. The average cost of an ergonomic monitor arm is $200 and in my opinion the best $200 I ever spent. Monitor arms from companies like ESI, Systematix, and Symmetry are extremely versatile. They allow your computer screen to adjusted in nearly any direction. They also increase your usable workspace. Dual, Tri, and Quad screen monitor arms are available for those in technology intensive workplaces. When you add up all the time spent minimizing and maximizing multiple screens having a dual screen arm can be a huge time and money saver. On a side note, installing a monitor arm is extremely simple. It can be done in less than five minutes and will provide you with a lifetime of benefits. In my opinion, monitor arms are without a doubt necessary in any office. Once your try one, everyone in your office will soon be outfitted.
Overall, it is any good companies goal to maximize there workers productivity. Keeping your employees happy and comfortable is the key to this success. Hopefully you have found this post helpful and a way to increase your office efficiency. Other quality ergonomic products include office chairs, back rests, and copy holders. For more information regarding ergonomic products feel free to comment here!
Monday, May 9, 2011
Choosing the right office chair for your individual needs is an integral part of everyday comfort in the office. Commonly, individuals will search out the most attractive chair possible, leaving comfort at the door. This in turn leaves you with a nice looking chair that sits like a rock. In this article we will discuss the benefits of several types of chairs that will keep you sitting comfortably all day long.
Ergonomics is a word we here quite often these days, and for good reason. It deals with the relationship between workers and their environment. When dealing with office chairs ergonomics is essential.
When purchasing an office chair ask yourself the following questions:
1.) What back height is right for me?
Typically if you are between 5' and 6' foot tall a mid-back office chair is the right choice for you. If you are over 6' I personally recommend a high back chair to support your taller frame.
2.)What weight capacity does the chair support?
Most commonly, office chairs for professionals support up to 300 lbs. However, big and tall seating usually supports up to 500 lbs. Most chairs are available in a big & tall version for a slight price increase. Buying a chair that supports your frame will ensure a long life for the chair. Typically big & tall chairs feature wider seats, backs, and arms as well.
3.)What fabric grade is the chair?
Some companies such as Lesro offer a variety of fabric grades to fit individual needs. Typically the higher the grade, the higher the price. Most online chair stores will be happy to send out samples of any fabric at no charge to you. Typically grade 1 or 2 fabrics are just fine for everyday use.
4.)What Ergonomic features does the chair have?
This is the most important aspect to consider when buying a chair.
Common features include:
Increase or decrease to match body weight. Allows you to rock comfortably, without heavy pushing, reducing muscle fatigue.
CHAIR TILT LOCK
Lock the tilt movement in position(s) to accommodate your working posture. Allows you to lock your chair in a comfortable and supportive position. (can be either single position or infinite style).
Raise or lower to allow your feet to rest flat on the floor. Avoids pressure under your thighs, easing blood flow.
Change the depth of the seat to accommodate the length of your thighs. Keeps your back in contact with the backrest while avoiding pressure behind your knees.
FORWARD SEAT ANGLE
Allows chair to tilt forward changing the angle of your thighs in relation to the floor. Helps reduce disc pressure during forward leaning tasks.
Raise or lower to support your forearms. Reduces muscular effort in neck and shoulders, minimizing risk of pain.
WATERFALL SEAT EDGE
Reduces pressure at the back of the knee, contributing to good blood flow.
Monday, May 2, 2011
Commonly, the most expensive hurdle to cover when purchasing office furniture is the cost of shipping. While there are many online office furniture dealers that offer free shipping, additional services including inside delivery, lift gate service, rural location, and others can cost you money. In this post we will cover some simple and easy methods to avoid these charges. After all, saving money is a good thing!
The first thing to consider after your office furniture purchase is shipment coordination. Commonly it will take any dealer a few days to receive, process, and hear from the manufacturer in regards to an estimated lead time for your products. If your facility has no dock, is in an upstairs office, and is located in a rural area. Additional shipping charges can arise. Upon receiving your tracking number, ask your office furniture provider what these costs are. Any friendly representative will help you out big time.
One tip that has saved many, is having a couple of able bodies available at the time of delivery. Most larger items are shipped knocked down or KD to help you avoid heavy lifting. This is a huge benefit when receiving items curbside and will save you money. Shipping companies don't normally advertise this info because they want you to purchase additional services.
For smaller items like office chairs for home and business use, I always recommend taking the items off the truck yourself. Once the boxes are on the ground, open them. Typically most chairs will only require you to put the 5 star wheel base on. This takes all of about 5 minutes and you will be able to wheel your chairs inside, instead of carrying them. The common charge for inside delivery is about $100 - $150 depending on order size. A lift gate can run you another $100. By simply, placing the base on the chair outside you can wheel them in yourself and save your company big time!
Knowing your freight company is also an important factor in saving money. Items that ship UPS or FedEx are typically brought inside for you already. Ask your dealer to let you provide you with the freight company being used to see if they are offering any specials or shipping coupons on there website. Again, a little due diligence really pays dividends.
Overall, any good office furniture dealer will provide the shipping information to you as soon as possible. Our personal policy is to save customers as much time and money as we can, by eliminating un-necessary add-ons and shipping charges. Typically, we recommend these services for handicapped individuals, or elderly folks who truly require the assistance. At the end of the day, most customers do choose to carry items in themselves and thank us later for the money saved. Your average office furniture item weighs between 50 and 150 lbs. From desks to office chairs these items can be easily handled by one or two people. In this economy, save your money and use it for things that are truly necessities!
Monday, April 11, 2011
In today's world purchasing an ergonomic and supportive office chairs is quite important. Being productive at work is essential and spending some extra money on quality office chairs is a great investment. With all the talk about what chairs to purchase and what chairs offer the most ergonomic benefits, how do you maintain your investment?
Often we are asked by customers for some simple tips to practice, that will ensure a long life for there office chairs. After all, why spend all that money on a chair and not take proper care of it. That being said, I have formulated a list of three simple tips that will help to extend the life of any office chair.
Tip 1.) Fabric Maintenance
Approximately once a month it is important to perform basic fabric maintenance for your chair. Even the top selling leather office chairs are easy to maintain and common car leather products will work great. Using simple leather cleaners on your chair will ensure that the leather doesn't crack or fade will age. Practicing this tip will keep your office chairs looking fabulous for much longer. For fabric chairs, using a mild carpet cleaner with no ammonia will be acceptable. There are office chair cleaners on the market that work well. However, using a soft brush or sponge and household carpet cleaner will work wonders. Pen marks, stains, and most other imperfections will be erased quickly with a quick scrub. Overall, the longer you leave a stain, the harder they are to remove so keeping a bottle of cleaner in a desk drawer is ideal.
Tip 2.) Caster Maintenance
When purchasing office chairs, most individuals never consider the type of casters that are on the chair. It is important to consider what type of surface you will be using your chair on predominantly. For carpet, go with carpet caster. For wood or tile floors, go with hardwood casters. If you have already purchased your chair, do not fear! Simple maintenance can extend the life and quality of your casters. Once a year, it is beneficial to remove the casters from the base to clean and oil them. Rotate the wheels a few times to clean any debris (paperclips, tacks, and food are the most common). Leaving these items in your chair wheel can cause rust and damage. While your casters are removed, oil the wheel stem and replace. This will help to ensure your chair base and caster rotate and glide easily.
Tip 3.) Pneumatic Cylinder Maintenance
This tip may sound daunting, however it is quite simple. The first step is to remove the seat from the lift cylinder. To do this, simply place one foot on the chair base and pull up from the seat or arms. Once removed, place a few drops of oil or wd40 on your cylinder. Once oiled, place your chair base back on the cylinder, press down, and then sit in your chair to ensure the base has seated properly with the cylinder. Finally, adjust your chair height a few times to spread the oil properly through the cylinder.
Hopefully, these simple tips will come in useful. If you have not serviced your chair in years, don't worry. It's never too late to start. Most chairs are built to last. However, they are not built to operate properly forever without basic preventative maintenance. Best of luck to you all!
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Today, more and more people are choosing to work from home to save on fuel, rent, and other utilities incurred when operating an outside business. When working from home it is essential that a professional and effective workspace be set up to ensure that the quality of your business and individual productivity do not suffer.
The first thing to consider when planning a professional home office space is size. Going to large or too small will hinder your overall abilities and productivity. By measuring your space first, you can make an educated decision on the types of products and office furniture manufacturer that will best suit your individual needs.
After your space has been properly measured and mapped out, it's time for step two. I highly recommend shopping around your furniture manufacturer. Most office furniture dealers like myself, offer multiple home office furniture brands that should be considered. Manufacturers like Mayline, OFM, Global, and Office Star offer similar products that are all beneficial in there own ways. While they all offer home office furniture and brand like Mayline specializes in larger workstations while a brand like Office Star focuses on smaller computer desk type applications.
Once you have chosen a manufacturers style and design that fits your needs, the rest is quite simple and fun! Pick a finish you like and remember to consider some valuable ergonomic accessories like a monitor arm, keyboard tray, and ergonomic office chair. All are affordable and provide comfort and versatility throughout the workday.
Receiving and installing your new furniture can seem like a daunting task at times. Don't be afraid! Any furniture dealer worth there weight will schedule the deliver time around your schedule and we typically recommend having at least one person there to assist you with offload. Most executive desks come in several boxes and a dolly or hand truck comes in quite handy. Commonly truck driver will assist but they are not required to.
Once inside your home, the first step is to un-carton and locate the instructions. Office furniture from Manufacturers like the ones listed above commonly post instructional videos for home owners online which greatly help with installation. Most home office desks today require very minimal tools. A drill gun is always a plus but not necessary. Typically, entire Mayline executive desks with modular features can be assembled in around 2 hours with a Philips head screwdriver and not much more. Often decent tools are included in the products packaging.
Hopefully you have found this little post helpful. It is my wish and everyone at OfficeAnything Office Furniture's to assist users and readers in any way possible with the purchasing and installation of all things furniture related. Best regards!
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Mayline is quite the innovator when it comes to training table configurations and furniture. The new line of training tables by Mayline called the Flip-N-Go series is the ideal choice for those in the market for an attractive training room package on a budget. Tables are sold individually and as typicals. Tables are available in two attractive quick ship finishes including Folkstone Gray, and Mahogany. Flip-N-Go training tables feature a really simple nesting feature which allows tables to be folded while still on there casters. This feature is ideal for dual purpose office spaces. In my opinion Flip-N-Go tables would be an awesome fit for classrooms and conference rooms as well.
Flip-N-Go Training Table Features:
- Minimal assembly required
- Tables nest for compact storage
- Tables can be connected together by using the optional ganging accessory
- Black base only
- Dual-sided levers for a quick-flip of the top
- Integrated modesty panel with built-in cable trough
- Tables are shipped in two boxes, top and base separately
- Four locking casters
Tables Shown: 72" x 24" Rectangular
Weight: 96 lbs.
Common Price: $368.99 with Free Shipping
Friday, April 1, 2011
The new Marque Single Reception Station 55310 by OFM features an attractive plexi-glass front for a modern feel. No tools are required for this quality reception station. The 55310 station is available in 3 different attractive laminate finishes. This reception station is the ideal solution to enhancing smaller reception areas on a budget.
OFM Marque Reception Desk Features
* Thermofused melamine finished self edge
* No tools required for assembly
* 28.75" work surface height, 19.75" work surface depth
* 44.50" transaction top height, 13" transaction top depth
* 42" wide interior work space
* 70.50" arc
* Reception station can extend up to 5 units
* Silver frame standard
* Wire management cutouts
* Overall Height: 45.50"
* Overall Width: 69.50"
* Overall Depth: 33.50"
* Carton Size: 11" H x 65" L x 45" W
* Carton Cube: 27.88
* LTL Ship Weight: 119
* LTL Class: 82110-3/85
* UPSable: NO
* Ships from NC: YES
* Ships from West Coast: NO
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
TransAction's great style and smart design is also perfect for today's multi-media conference rooms. In addition to a virtually unlimited selection of paint and laminate finishes, TransAction conference table models are available in a choice of Witchcraft and Biltmore Cherry high pressure laminates. When combined with the extensive offering of storage accessories from Mayline's realoffice casegoods collections, TransAction creates state-of-the art conference rooms. Smart, stylish and highly functional conference tables are available at extremely competitive prices here at OfficeAnything.com.
Pictured Table Specs:
Dimensions: 120" x 48" x 29.5"
Weight: 311 lbs.
Finish: Witchcraft or Biltmore Cherry High Pressure Laminate with Tech Silver T-Mold and Tech Silver Paint Finish
Shape: Boat Shaped (Shown), Racetrack, or Rectangular
* Three shapes of conference table surfaces: Standard boat shape, Racetrack, and Rectangular.
* Stylish heavy gauge steel base and leg panels. Removable rear access panel on legs for infeed cable. Available in Mayline Corporate colors as well as new Tech Silver paint finish with laminate or veneer leg inserts.
* Surfaces available in high pressure laminate with durable T-mold knife edge or Espresso and Bourbon Cherry veneer.
* All tables are 29.5" high.
* An adder support leg and additional power well is included with each 6' adder. * Each table is standard with an undersurface technology opening and trough to support the user's power, data and media requirements. The opening is covered by a "floating" acrylic cover that can be easily removed to access power and other telecom options from the surface of the table. One opening in 8' and 10' tables, two openings in a 12' table and an additional opening per 6' adder required.
* Steel trough runs the entire length of the surface between the legs of the table. Easily removed access panel doors allow entry into either side of the trough to mount racking, run cables or install power and data options.
* realoffice accessories available to coordinate with Witchcraft and Biltmore Cherry high pressure laminate complete your conference room requirements.
Monday, March 28, 2011
As a staple of the Mayline Group's furniture lines, the Luminary series office furniture has been around for years, and for good reasons. This line is quite affordable and practical for home and business use.
The Luminary office furniture by Mayline offers a variety of pieces including the ever popular writing desks that seem to be the top selling item to home offices these days. Other popular pieces from this collection include wall cabinets, pedestals, bookcases and more.
Versatility is the word that comes to mind when I see this series of office furniture. What other line is the perfect fit for home or business use that won't completely shatter the budget? As a furniture dealer and interior designer I have to say that using this line is quite easy. The product typically sells it's self. Once the customer takes one look there is no swaying them, nor would you want to. As a dealer it always makes the job easy when you can set up an entire room with one matching line. As with all Mayline office lines, Luminary is easy to match pieces to. Having a coordinating office that looks professionally put together is achievable for anyone with a series like Luminary. All of the furniture is available in two distinct finishes. Of the two, I am partial to the cherry. The rich tones in the wood really are brought to life and it seems to really warm the room. Hope you find this post helpful if you are in the market for new furniture. Best Regards!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The Office Furniture by OFM has been a top choice of industry professionals and interior design teams alike. There new line, the NET series is no exception. With 8 styles to choose from and 7 available mesh colors these reception chairs are truly awesome. The first thing you'll notice upon inspection is the modern style. The round seat and back and bright colors really draw you in.
Installation is a snap on all models in the NET line. The OFM Net Series NB-4G 3 person beam chair model pictured went up in about 15 to 20 minutes. Another cool feature is the adjustment capability of the seats and table. If you want you can put the table in the middle, or on either side.
The construction of the NET series was handled in typical OFM fashion. One word comes to mind. Quality. The steel is rustproof and the steel mesh back is waterproof as well! This line of beam seating would be ideal for indoor or outdoor use. The fact that it is GREENGUARD Certified is also an added bonus.
For Those Interested, here are some specific product details.
* Carton Size: Contact for carton Sizes and Amount
* Carton Cube: 48" X 96" Pallet Size
* LTL Ship Weight: 119
* LTL Class: 250
* UPSable: NO
* Ships from NC: YES
* Ships from West Coast: NO
* Seat Size: 15.25"W x 22.75" D
* Back Size: 23.50" W x 15.50" H
* Seat Height: 17.50"
* Overall Height: 30"
* Overall Width: 109"
* Overall Depth: 24.75"
Thursday, March 17, 2011
The Cherryman Industries office furniture brand has been producing quality conference tables and conference furniture for years. This week I recently had the privilege of receiving and installing the Cherryman Ruby Collection Conference Table RU-252N at a local office in our home town.
First and foremost the table shipped in extremely secure with no damage. As anybody in the office furniture industry knows, freight companies sometimes cause damage to products. In this case, the conference table was packaged so securely that it could of been dropped twice and still been okay!
Secondly, the table was extremely easy to put together. I would most closely compare installation to a conference table from the Mayline Corsica series. And as you all know I'm a big fan of Mayline so comparing Cherryman tables for the conference room to my favorite manufacturer really says a lot.
The table went up in approximately 30 minutes, including un-cartoning and removal of tools and materials. Upon completing the table it was really hard not to notice the stunning cherry finish and curved leg design.
Overall, our customers were thrilled and I'm happy to report that I will be suggesting Cherryman Office furniture quite a bit in the future. Being a stocking dealer of such quality products it's such a plus. Companies like Cherryman that ship products securely, offer simple installation, and fast shipping, really are on top of the office furniture game.
For those interested here are the specs of the table:
Dimensions: 48"D x 144"W x 29"H
Weight: 319 lbs.
Monday, March 14, 2011
The Mayline Group has been a manufacturer of quality training room furniture for years now. That being said, I recently had the opportunity to install quite a few Talon training tables and TSH1 training chairs at an educational facility and decided to write a review on the products.
Overall, my experience with the Mayline training room furniture was excellent. All 40 tables arrived in perfect condition, and assembly only took around 15 minutes per table. This is quite good by industry standards. The tilt top feature on the tables was extremely easy to use and adjust, and the large carpet casters made for easy mobility around the room.
Furthermore, I found that the table tops and legs were very well made and durable. The end users at the facility commented on just home much the tables and chairs enhanced there space. Overall I felt they loved the set up and I did too!
As for the chairs, it's the same story. The chairs came in packs of two which really helped keep the cost down for the customers. Also, they shipped in assembled with the exception of the casters, which just need to be pushed into place. The chairs were very comfortable and the chrome frame really set the whole look off! One thing I feel must be commented on is the quality packing job the factory did! There was virtually no way any of the items could have been damaged, which is always a plus.
In the the end, the end user was thrilled and we were too. I will highly recommend Mayline training room furniture to anyone in the market with pride! Several other lines are available that you may find right for you. These lines include the meeting plus tables, T-mate tables, and the TSH2 training room chairs. Best of luck to all, thanks for stopping by and reading the review.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Whether you use a computer at home or work, one thing we can all agree on is that we would love to have a little more versatility when it comes to the screen. Another, is that we would love to have some additional desk space. No matter how much room you have, more is always better! That being said, in the post we will cover a few simple benefits of adding an ergonomic monitor arm to your desk or workspace.
First and foremost, an elite ergonomic monitor arm is a versatile work tool. People who don't have one, usually don't think to add one. However, for those (like myself) that have purchased one, can't live without it. At first I asked myself what were the benefits. Once I installed it, I quickly realized that my life had changed! The benefits of these arms go far beyond what's in the post, but I would like to share a few.
The first benefit is the versatility. Ergonomic Monitor arms can clamp mount or grommet mount anywhere on any worksurface. These units install in around 10 minutes and are really a breeze. Monitor arms like the one shown allow you to move your screen closer or further away from the front of your desk. This is a real plus for near or far-sighted people who hate moving there whole computer back and forth to work. Secondly, the screen and arm can be moved in virtually any direction. If you work in an office where you show customers or patients your computer screen this is a huge benefit. The arm allows your screen to be literally turned straight at your desk as well. This is a great feature for graphic designers or artists of any kind. Lastly the cost of a quality monitor arm from companies like ESI, systematix, or Symmetry is extremely low. A single monitor arm will cost around $150.00 and will last a life time. Two screen, three screen, and all the way up to 8 screen monitor arms are available. From gamers to businessmen, this ergonomic tool is worth its weight.
Friday, March 4, 2011
For those individuals who work from home, it is important to have a professional workspace not crowded with kids, personal phone calls, and general household clutter. That being said, we will discuss the simple needs for planning your home office effectively. We will cover simple needs regarding the style of office furniture that works most effectively at home in today's post furniture for home office areas vs. Business Office Furniture!
First, we must distinguish the difference between home office furniture and business office furniture. Home office furniture typically consists of everyday pieces like computer desks, computer chairs, and lateral or vertical file cabinets. Business furniture encompasses these pieces but in a larger, more efficient scale. Your typical business office will have a U-Desk configuration like the one shown in this post. Now, you may look at this picture and think that desk belongs in a home, and that's because it does. Confused? Don't be. The purpose of this post is to distinguish a happy medium between the two styles to effectively create a useful workspace at home!
When planning your space at home, the first thing to consider is how many people will be using it! Operating a business from home may require you to share your space for homework time, and general family computing. If this is the case, finding a workstation like the one pictured is ideal. Configurations like the one shown offer ample storage, and overhead hutch space. This is excellent because at the end of the day, you can simply file and store your work in a designated area. Commonly, individuals that work from home find themselves flustered due to lack of storage, and finding other housemates belongings all over the place. The problem, is usually not the housemates! You are most likely working at a typical home office computer desk that is too small and ineffective for your day to day tasks.
Finding the right products to enhance your home business productivity is simple. You basically just have to do some research. Find a company like Mayline that offers quality business furniture with a home office feel. This way, your home doesn't look like you should have cubicles in the living room! You will still get impressed looks from visitors without having to explain that "I run my business from home". So the answer to who wins in a battle of Home Office Furniture vs. Business Office Furniture?? The answer is the company that makes a product that bridges the gap between the two.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Designing a conference room can be a difficult task, whether you are trying to modify you existing design or build a whole new area. Deciding on new furniture for your conference space can be fun and actually quite simple. In this post we will cover some simple tips to make designing your new conference space a breeze.
The first two things that come to mind when purchasing any new furniture is; How much does it cost, and does it look good? When it comes to conference rooms it's no exception. Commonly I'm asked by consumers where to start when planning a conference area. My answer is always the same... the conference table.
It is important to focus the room around the center piece. In this case that is the conference table. When shopping for new tables for conference room use, the first thing that should be considered is the size. Ask yourself how many people you would like to sit, and measure your space accordingly. In reality, the most important thing is that your room is functional.
Once your space is measured and you have determined the necessary table size, it's on to the fun part. Shopping! There are several sites online that sell conference tables and matching furniture to meet your project needs. One of the easiest ways to go is to find a conference room package. Such packages will include a table, some wall cabinets, and maybe even a bookcase and lectern. Shopping this way is quite smart. It ensures that all your pieces are from the same manufacturer and the wood finish on your products all much. Keep in mind just because two items from different manufacturers are in a cherry finish, it doesn't mean they will match!
Once you have found a package you like, there are a few more options to consider. The most important being can I receive this myself, or will I need help with installation. Commonly, consumers are a bit intimidated by the thought of installing a whole room of conference furniture. However, this is actually one of the most easy. Conference tables are normally in three pieces. The top, and two legs. Installing an entire room should not take more than a day. Two people would be ideal and could definitely save you some money on installation.
Lastly, consider if your conference table will require power. One nice feature from Global and modern Mayline conference tables is the ability to run power discretely through the table top to allow for laptop, or projector plug-ins. Features like this will instantly turn your conference room into a dual purpose room. This is always a good thing!
Hopefully you have found this post helpful. I'm always happy to discuss design ideas, and provide suggestions on quality furniture manufacturers. Best Regards.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Modern office furniture is far and away the the most popular style of furniture in the industry. Often, the latest trends in this realm will be high priced due to the advanced technology. Let's face it, anything new, exciting, and cutting edge tends to cost consumers more of there hard earned money. That being said, I wanted to take the time to highlight some respected manufacturers that offer modern office furniture at affordable prices.
Some of the office furniture industries leading manufacturers consist of Mayline, Safco, and Office Star. When it comes to modern styling, these manufacturers strive to set trends. Not to follow them. Products by these respected companies are affordable, and offer quality craftsmanship, along with beneficial ergonomic features that will help improve your day to day productivity in the workplace. Mayline for example, has added some modern office desks to there economically priced Eastwinds furniture series. The desk shown on this post is from that series, and is priced at $139.99. On this desk you will notice the curved, sleek leg design found on most high priced Desks for Modern Office. Truly, this desk is one of the greatest bargains for those shopping for a modern piece of office furniture for there home.
In closing, having a modern office desk in your home does not have to cost a small fortune. You can still have the wow factor of a cutting edge desk or chair for under $200. You just have to do a little research and find the right manufacturer for your individual style.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Studio Designs is an up and coming drafting furniture line ideal for homes, students, and small business owners. Their products are well made and quite affordable. That being said I wanted to take the time to express some of the useful features consumers will find if purchasing products made by Studio Designs.
Far and away the most popular products by Studio Designs are from the Futura Craft Series of drafting products. So for this reason we will focus on them! The first thing you will notice is the tempered blue glass top. With a price tag well under $300 this is a huge bonus. Additionally you will notice features like a height adjustable top and an ample variety of storage compartments for holding art supplies. All together the Futura craft stations have 5 different storage areas. These areas are under the top, both sides of the table top, center drawer, and left or right side storage box. You will not find this much storage on many of the higher priced tables on the market.
Not to be overlooked is the stylish bow leg design that offers a modern feel and attractive light blue paint scheme. This look is why I feel the table is so popular. they truly are head turners and versatile craft stations as well.
That being said Studio Designs offers a host of other quality drafting products including a variety of comfortable and cost effective stools that will help to improve your day to day productivity. Studio Designs stools are priced around the $200 mark and in my opinion, this is a bargain! Our company has offered Studio Designs products for around two years now and we have had literally 0 problems in terms of shipping, product damage, or customer service. Studio Designs really goes above and beyond in terms of shipping products quickly, and ensuring that all of there customers are satisfied with there drafting products. Slowly but surely they are making an excellent statement in the drafting industry and should not be over looked by those in the market for a new drafting table or craft station.
Monday, February 28, 2011
Many people shopping for new office furniture today are commonly looking to go green. However, the inexperienced shopper often finds themselves believing that GREENGUARD Certified office furniture will cost them more out of pocket. This is incorrect in several ways.
In today's market GREENGUARD office furniture includes everything from conference desks to reception stations. Finding GREENGUARD Certified furniture can be quite simple if you know the manufacturers to look for. Sites like ours, OfficeAnything.com, offer a host of products from industry leading manufacturers, who pride themselves on paving the way for the green office products movement. Companies like new furniture by Mayline, Global Total Office, and Safco offer hundreds of quality Green office products. Furthermore, these items are just like any other, with one huge exception! They have passed GREENGUARD Certification tests to be considered environmentally friendly. Products such as these can and will improve your indoor air quality significantly.
Basically what I'm getting at is that there is literally no extra charge to have a piece of green office furniture. The manufacturer has taken the time to have the items certified, makes the necessary changes in the products production, and provides the certified item at no additional cost! That being said, there is really no reason not to go green wherever possible. Now, I'm not saying that there aren't companies out there up-charging for green products. However, most do not. Finding a quality dealer that provides furniture from the companies stated above will go a long way. It will save you money and help you, help everyone! Considering that we have proven green office furniture costs the same as non-green, why wouldn't you help reduce our environmental footprint, and improve our air at the same time. To me, it's a no-brainer.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Global Total Office has become an industry leader when it comes to Office Chairs with Ergonomic Features. Many people in today's society have become increasingly aware that having quality ergonomic features on there office chairs can provide increased productivity and comfort-ability in the workplace. What many don't know is what these features are and why they help.
Understanding the benefits of these features can go a long ways. Knowing the features that will best support your throughout the day will go even further. That being said I have taken the time to highlight a few of the more common features found on Office Chairs by Global to help you understand what you are getting for your money.
These ergonomic chair features are:
Tilt Tension - This allows you to rock comfortably, without heavy pushing. It also reduces muscle fatigue.
Chair Tilt Lock - This feature allows you to lock chair tilt movement in various position(s) to accommodate your working posture.
Seat Height - Helps to avoid pressure under your thighs, easing blood flow. This is a great feature for taller men and shorter women. It allows you to work at a comfortable desk height.
Forward Seat Angle - Helps reduce disk pressure during forward leaning tasks.
Waterfall Seat Edge - An often overlooked feature, this reduces pressure at the back of the knee, contributing to good blood flow.
Contoured Cushions - Greatly helps support the body, effectively allowing you to sit longer without discomfort.
Center-Tilt - This features allows you to Tilt from a pivot point under the seat, and enhances blood flow.
With common knowledge of these chair features you can be quite educated when purchasing your next office chair. Furthermore, if you are missing some or all of these beneficial ergonomic features, then it might be time to upgrade your chair to a model from the Global Total Industries line. Global chairs are affordable and offer very high levels of comfort. Trust me, you will see a difference. Experiencing the problems that these features resolve is un-acceptable. Long term pain and dis-comfort can occur from sitting in an inadequate office chair for extended periods of time. Best of luck to you all!
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