Monday, December 31, 2012
The Office Furniture Year in Review
2012 is almost a memory. Looking back, this year has been filled with tons of hot trends and several from the office furniture and seating world. This article will highlight several of 2012's top selling products and a look at the future of the industry.
The year's top selling product had to be the Mayline Valore chair. While this hot product made it's debut in 2011, this was it's first full year on the market. Boy did it make an impact! Models like the TSH3 chair offer the simplicity and versatility desired by most professional work environments. This awesome mesh chair is available in 3 color combinations and features a plethora of useful ergonomic features. The TSH3 works great in conference, training, classroom, and desking applications of all kinds. Truly a Jack of all trades seating solution, Valore is sure to make even more waves in the upcoming year along with the new Commute chair by Mayline.
2012 was another huge year for easy to spec casegoods furniture. Lines like the Cherryman Verde series were incredibly popular. This modern collection of high quality laminate furniture was a big hit with contemporary businesses. Verde is affordable and incredibly stylish! Another hot casegoods furniture collection was the Mayline e5 series. This line made it's debut towards the holiday season. None the less, it made a huge splash at NeoCon, that transferred into immediate success. This collection highlights one of the latest trends in furniture which consists of open desking solutions as opposed to traditional office cubicles. Truly a one of a kind line, e5 has just begun to make it's impression on the industry.
Ergonomic accessories have long been a staple of office environments throughout the country. When it came to 2012 the top ergo product was definitely the dual screen monitor arm. Units like the EDGE2 model from ESI offered users limitless computer monitor mobility. Units like this were, are, and will continue to be hot ticket items for the foreseeable future. For those not hip to this trend, get on board! Monitor mounts increase usable desk space and will definitely increase your day to day efficiency. Other top ergonomic products include a variety of specialized seating and adjustable keyboard trays for home and business. At this point, ergonomics can no longer be considered a trend. This industry buzzword has become the standard for businesses throughout the world. Expect more hot products to hit the market in 2013 that will keep you comfortable and working at the highest level of productivity possible.
looking ahead to 2013 it's easy to see a few trends in the making. Modern office furniture is always a hit and with new products like the OFM Avenger chair and lines like the new Lesro Mystic series, the upcoming year is going to be quite exciting. New industry staples like the ones mentioned above will be accompanied by a variety of new products sure to get your office buzzing. A favorite amongst industry professionals and interior designers alike is the new G20 chair by Global Total Office. Along with several new models, Global has really outdone themselves. The G20 was already making waves in 2012, but should be amongst the top selling models in the new year. Giving away all the secrets would be no fun. That being said, you'll just have to make due with these hot products and wait patiently for the release of upcoming articles and product reviews from The Office Furniture Blog. Thanks so much for your support throughout the year. Have a safe and happy holiday! See you all in 13'.
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