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.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Boardroom Build Outs: Mayline Edition

Mayline has mastered the meeting area! This highly respected office furniture manufacturer takes pride in crafting the high quality tables, storage products, and presentation aids needed to kick conference room appeal into high gear. Today on the Office Anything Blog we'll take an in-depth look at 5 luxurious boardrooms furnished with products from Mayline's best selling collections. Enjoy!

Medina Conference FurnitureOur first boardroom build out boasts trend setting modern office furniture from the Medina casegoods collection. This elegant line of conference and boardroom furniture offers power ready tables that will help streamline your important meetings. This swanky space is highlighted by a 14' long table with metal modesty panel and curved ends. The perimeter of the space is well outfitted with storage cabinets while the folding presentation board is perfect for group strategy sessions.

Mayline TransAction Furniture
High tech, modern, and down right cool! The Mayline TransAction collection will take your boardroom to the next level. Our second build out features a 12' long table with hybrid boat shape. The metal legs make for an industrial look that's sure to earn an abundance of compliments. On the rear wall of this boardroom you'll notice a wall cabinet configuration surrounding a flat screen Smart TV to help with important presentations. When paired with TSH1 Valore series training room chairs from Mayline, this meeting area has a little something for everybody!

Elegant boardroom furniture
Up next we've got a boardroom furnished with products from Mayline's newest collection! Upon first glance you'll be instantly drawn to the boat shaped conference table from the Sterling casgoods line. This STC12 model table boasts hand crafted knife edge detailing. In addition to an awesome conference table, our third build out boasts opaque acrylic accented wall cabinets, a flat screen TV, and a folding presentation board!

If today's modern furniture lines are a bit too over the top for your personal decor preferences, you'll love our fourth build out! This space, outfitted with Corsica series boardroom furniture is an absolute winner. With a 72" wide boat shaped table and glass accented cabinetry, this high end interior boasts an executive look thats sure to impress even the harshest critics.

Affordable Conference Furniture
No need to worry budget shoppers, we didn't forget about you! Our fifth and final build out offers cost effective furniture from the Mayline Brighton collection. The 8' conference table from this collection is available in 2016 for just $357.99. Now that's value! At this price point, you'll have the funds left over to purchase cool new chairs and accent furnishes for your space. Brighton conference and boardroom furniture is available in a choice of 2 trend setting finish options. All of the products from this extensive line typically ship out from the factory within 2 days of order. If funds are limited and you're up against tight makeover deadlines, give the Brighton collection serious consideration.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Ergonomic Essentials: Office Products We Can't Live Without

The right combination of ergonomic products will help you improve workplace functionality, productivity, and support. Today on the Office Anything Blog we'll highlight the must have items needed to kick corporate comfort into high gear. From the smart chair to the CPU holder, we simply can't live without these awesome ergo tools.

Ergonomic Smart Chair
Office comfort starts with chair. That being said, you'll need a professional seating solution that's up to the task. This year, it's all about the "smart chair". If you've ever found it hard to master your chair functions and remember when to utilize them, a smart chair is the way to go. They do the work for you! Smart chairs automatically adjust to your body weight and move with you while operating naturally. Once you make the switch to a smart chair, there's no turning back. The ability to get posture perfect while avoid lever pulling and constant adjusting throughout the day is simply too good to pass up.

Dual Screen Monitor MountWe can't live without the dual screen monitor arm. First and foremost, a dual computer screen mounting system will help you save time when computing. Stop flipping back and forth between multiple tabs and spread your work out across multiple screens to become more efficient. Dual monitor mounts will also allow you to raise your computer screens to eye level to avoid visual strain. Ever find yourself looking down at your screens when typing? This causes serious neck stiffness that can be avoid with the adjustable design of a dual monitor mount.

Sit To Stand Desks
Sitting for long periods of time can actually shorten your life span. To avoid extended sits, you'll need an ergonomic desk that's ready to adjust and move with you. This year, sit to stand workstations have been the way to go. Brands like ESI Ergonomic Solutions, Mayline, and Global Total Office are now offering super popular sit to stand desks that are a must for intensive work environments. Sit to stand desks promote continuous movement in the workplace, reduce fatigue, and greatly improve blood flow. The ability to take your work surface up and down with the push of a button will make you incredibly versatile and ready to stay productive in any situation.

Sit To Stand Articulating Keyboard TrayCarpal Tunnel Syndrome is no joke! Today's articulating keyboard tray solutions will help you compute at the angles needed to avoid hand and wrist pain thats directly related to this common office epidemic. If you can't afford a new sit to stand ergonomic desk, you may consider the addition of a sit to stand ergonomic keyboard tray. It's really the best of both worlds. A sit to stand articulating keyboard tray will improve productivity, limit pain, and much more. No matter what, avoid wasting valuable desk space by resting your keyboard tray atop your workstation. Mount your keyboard tray on an articulating system and modernize your computing.

Ergonomic CPU HolderTrips underneath the desk to route wires and plug in devices are a real pain in the butt! Avoid these unnecessary tasks with the integration of an under-mount CPU holder. Attaching your CPU underneath your desk with provide you with an abundance of additional knee space. Having your CPU off the ground in a locked system will also protect your digital files from flood damage and theft. The CPU holders from brands like Symmetry Office and ESI are incredibly affordable. Awesome mounts can be purchased for just over a hundred bucks.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

5 Reasons To Love Global Total Office In 2016

Brands like Global Total Office regularly raise the bar and push the limits. This industry leading innovator takes pride in crafting high quality ergonomic office chairs and the modular furniture collections needed to transform professional interiors into works of functional art. Today on the blog, we'll highlight 5 reasons to love Global in 2016. Enjoy!

1.) Smart Chairs

G20 Smart Chair from Global Total Office

It's all about the "smart chair" in 2016! As seating manufacturers look to minimize the ergonomic learning curve, smart chairs that reduce the need for adjusting are rapidly becoming the industry standards. New Global Total Office seating solutions like the Arti and G20 come standard with the high tech mechanisms needed to help you sit posture perfect with minimal effort. These cutting edge chairs automatically adjust to body weight and respond to your movements. All this results in less time adjusting and more time handling those important tasks around the office.

2.) Connectable Training Tables

2gether Training Table by Global Total Office

Save time and space with connectable training tables from Global Total Office. New table collections like 2gether have become the go-to option for design teams and industry professionals. These flip top training tables can be quickly connected to form classroom layouts, or used individually to meet the specific needs of any task. Other popular connectable table lines from Global like Bungee even offer the components needed to create fully functional conference room environments. Connectable tables from Global Total Office will no doubt kick office productivity and performance into high gear.

3.) Modular Lounge Furniture

Modular Lounge Furniture from Global Total Office

Tired of the same old sofa and lounge chair configurations overly utilized in guest waiting areas? If so, you'll love what Global is doing in 2016. This year, their modular lounge and reception seating collections are making it easy to create one of a kind seating layouts. New collections like River and Citi Square are a must consider for any business looking to maximize square footage. With unique components and a seemingly unlimited array of upholstery options, these new seating lines are set to take 2016 by storm.

4.) Powered Conference Tables

Zira Conference Furniture

Power up your professional meeting areas in 2016 with the help of Global Total Office. Their recently refined Zira conference furniture collection will help streamline your strategy sessions in no time. These customizable power tables can be equipped with HDMI, USB, Phone, Audio, Ethernet, and AC input options. Zira tables are available in a wide range of size, shape, and finish options to meet your specific decor needs. These advanced conference room tables are the best in the business. While most of today's powered furniture lines are difficult to spec and plan for, Global's Zira line makes for a smooth transition into a high tech space!

5.) Open Desking

Global Total Office Princeton Desking

The days of using traditional cubicle and panel furniture configurations are rapidly coming to an end. This year design teams, furniture manufacturers, and businesses are working together to create awesome open desking layouts. What's so great about open desking? First and foremost, open desking helps promote collaboration and group interaction that's sure to bring your team together. Open desking layouts will make your business more functional and productive in no time. Popular Global collections like Princeton offer the open desking components needed to outfit interiors both small and large. This best selling furniture line from Global Total Office offers an industrially inspired look with a hint of retro. If you're considering a full work floor makeover in 2016, Princeton is definitely worth a look.

Monday, April 11, 2016

5 Free Ways To Improve Your Office Today!

Ergonomic Posture Tips and Office AdviceLooking for great ways to improve your office space without breaking the bank? We've got you covered! Today on the Office Anything Blog we'll highlight free ways to kick corporate comfort and productivity into high gear. From purging your file drawers to decluttering your operating surfaces, these DIY tricks are a must try.

1.) Purge File Drawers

The odds are, you're filing cabinet drawers are filled with old documents that need to be purged. If you regularly fight with your drawers to properly situate files, take the time to do a thorough cleaning. Start by removing all files from your cabinets. Go through them one by one to remove unnecessary drawer clutter. Once complete, replace the remaining documents into your drawers in order. This free tip is sure to clear up usable space that will really come in handy. We recommend doing a file cabinet purge once every quarter.

2.) Adjust Your Chair

We've said it once and we'll say it again, office comfort starts with the chair! To operate at peak performance levels in the workplace, you'll need to properly adjust your office chair throughout the day. Start by setting your chair to the correct height. If your chair is too low, you'll likely be working with your legs extended out in front of you, or propped up on the base of your office chair. Set your chair to a level that allows your feet to be planted flat and facing forward. Next, adjust the angle of your chair back to ensure you're able to stay in contact with it at all times. Taking the time to master your tasking chair features is a must. Don't take a set it and forget it approach to office comfort! The best part is, good ergonomic sitting habits are free.  With a little bit of practice, you'll be sitting correct in no time.

3.) Post Posture Reminders

Studies have shown that placing a simple list of posture reminders within eye sight of your workstation will yield big results! When it comes to posture, there's lot's of tips to remember. During busy days at the office, these tips are likely out of sight and out of mind. A list of simple reminders will help to keep you sitting ergonomically correct. Posture charts and tips can be found for free on the web. Print one out and post it as close to your computer screens as possible.

4.) Raise Computer Screens

If your computer screen is mounted on the factory base, it's likely sitting too low. Ask yourself this simple question to find out... Do you find yourself looking down at your screen when typing? If you answered yes, you're putting your neck under a lot of stress throughout the work day. This problem can be quickly resolved without spending a dollar. Grab a stack of books and place them underneath your computer screen. You can even use a cardboard box. It doesn't have to be pretty to be effective. In the long run, comfort comes first! While an ergonomic computer screen mount is the preferred choice of industry professionals, if funds are tight, you can achieve many of the same benefits with this free screen raising tip.

5.) Clean Work Surfaces

Take the time to clean off your workstation before leaving the office today. Desk top clutter will greatly hinder productivity if unaddressed. Collect all pens, post it notes, and stationary. Organize them in drawers. If you don't have drawer space, find a cool jar, remove the label, and re-purpose it into desk top storage container. Clearing and cleaning off your work surfaces should become an everyday habit. It ensures you return to a space that's ready to rock and roll the next day. Cluttered interiors seldom allow users to reach their full potential!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Hey Furniture Shoppers, Check Out These Trending Collections!

Each year, brands like Mayline and Global Total Office make their mark with innovative new furniture collections designed to improve workplace functionality and visual appeal. Today on the blog, well review 5 of 2016's hottest new lines. Leave no doubt, the best selling furniture from these trend setting collections will wow your valued visitors and earn your interiors the compliments they deserve.

Mayline Medina Series Reception FurnitureWe won't make you wait until the end of today's post to highlight 2016's most popular office furniture collection. The Mayline Medina line offers the executive desk configurations, conference tables, reception stations, and professional storage products needed to rock any space without breaking the budget. With cutting edge finish options and blend of laminate, glass, and metal accents, Medina is the full package.

Mayline Sterling Office DesksMayline is ready to raise the bar yet again with their all new Sterling casegoods collections. This high end line blends modern and traditional design characteristics to create a one of a kind look. Sterling workstations and storage products come standard with opaque acrylic accents that really pop in the workplace. This full service office furniture line is perfect for both home and business use.

Global Total Office Zira Casegoods FurnitureWhen the average office furniture collection, create unique interior with the Zira! This extensive product line from Global Total Office offers the high tech powered conference tables, open desk configurations, and reception stations you'll need to maximize productivity and square footage. Zira's modular components make it easy to grow your furniture configuration as the needs of your business increase. At no additional charge, shoppers will be rewarded with a choice of edge and drawer handles to further personalize their layout. For makeover projects both small and large, Zira is a must consider in 2016.

OFM Mesa Desks
The OFM Mesa collection isn't a newcomer to the office furniture world. That being said, this industrially influenced line of executive office desks makes it's way onto the best sellers list year in and year out. These heavy duty pedestal desks from OFM are available in quick shipping finish options that make meeting your project deadlines easier than ever. Mesa desks are now available in standing height variations that promote good blood flow and reduce fatigue. As sitting for long periods of time can actually shorten your life span, it's no wonder why shoppers are turning to the Mesa collection in 2016.

Cherryman Verde DesksLast but certainly not least, we highly recommend the Cherryman Industries Verde collection in 2016. This ultra modern line of typicals, tables, and welcome desks is a favorite of interior design teams. Verde's espresso and latte finish options will revive your interiors in no time. This product line from Cherryman is also surprisingly affordable. Popular Verde office desks like the VL-602N are available now for just $713.00. Now that's value! If an out of the box desk package won't cut it, have no fear! Verde offers connectable components that can be used to create custom layouts. Leave no doubt, this popular furniture collection can do it all.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Ergo Made Easy: Simple Products, Huge Difference!

Ergonomic office products don't have to be complicated. Reputable brands like Global Total Office, Mayline, and Symmetry Office are working hard to minimize the learning curve with new and innovative workplace solutions. Today on the blog we'll highlight user friendly ergo products that simplify comfort and maximize comfort. Enjoy!

Arti Series Office Chair 6673-2First up, the 6673-2 Arti series office chair from Global Total Office. This cutting edge chair articulates like the human spine and allows the chair back to reshaped itself to mimic the users profile. The 6673-2 Arti automatically responds to body movements and sitting positions to minimize the need for constant adjusting. To make a long story short, this chair makes it easy to find a reliable sit with minimal effort. We give the 6673-2 Arti chair 5 out of 5 stars!

Mayline RGE Height Adjustable DeskLike the song says, "You gotta get up to get down". This year it's all about the sit to stand desk movement. Brands like Mayline are making it easy to reduce fatigue and improve blood flow with push button desks like those from their new RGE collection. Sit to stand stations promote continuous movement in the workplace and help users avoid extended sits that can actually shorten your lifespan. Once thought of as high end, techy products, sit to stand desks are rapidly becoming the industry standard.

Sit To Stand Keyboard Tray
Compute at correct angles with minimal effort by using an articulating keyboard tray from Symmetry Office. Keyboard trays like the BALANCE-3-TSS allow users to quickly switch from sitting to standing positions. Symmetry keyboard trays are incredibly easy to use and install in minutes. These handy tools will instantly create more usable desk space while helping your reduce the risk of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

CPU HolderIf you're tired of banging your knees on the CPU every time you slide your chair in and out from underneath your desk, rest assured, you're not alone! Thankfully, brands like ESI have just the solution! Their user friendly CPU mounts attach underneath desk surfaces on retractable glides. You can pull your CPU in to place when need, and slide it out of the way while you work. Having your CPU off the ground protects your digital files from flood damage. Locking units will even protect you against theft! These simple yet effective products are a must consider for any modern workspace.

Ergonomic Foot RestSimple, affordable, effective! An adjustable ergonomic foot rest will reduce fatigue and improve personal performance without breaking the bank. Most of today's top ergonomic product manufacturers offer cost effective foot rests that should be budgeted for during any office makeover project. As simple as it sounds, integrating a foot rest will actually help improve efficiency throughout those tough days. Stop using the base of your chair as a foot rest. Avoid crossing your feet out in front of you while computing. These bad habits restrict blood flow and limit performance potential. With an adjustable foot rest, you'll be able to keep your feet, legs, and knees in sync for posture perfect performance.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Chair Compare: Hendrix vs. Joplin

Woodstock Marketing Joplin Chair
Woodstock Marketing Joplin Chair
Woodstock Marketing Hendrix Chair
Woodstock Marketing Hendrix Chair
Woodstock Marketing specializes in the provision of rock legend inspired chairs. This industry leader takes pride in crafting retro seating solutions that work perfectly in executive office environments and conference room settings. Today on 'Chair Compare' we'll host a showdown featuring two of their most popular models, the Hendrix and Joplin. Let's see which chair reigns supreme!


At first glance you'll see a lot of similarities between the Hendrix and Joplin chairs. The polished chrome arms and bases will impress your valued guests and earn your interiors the compliments they deserve. Both of these top notch chairs feature leather seating surfaces that promote a luxurious retro vibe. The Hendrix comes standard with a segmented cushion design while the Joplin boasts a ribbed back look thats become a favorite of interior design teams and industry professionals. The popularity of the ribbed back look in 2016 gives the Joplin a slight edge in round 1.


The Hendrix and Joplin chairs both offer the ergonomic features needed to reach peak performance levels in the workplace. With pneumatic gas lifts, finding your desired operating height is achievable with the pull of a lever. The large casters are perfect for carpeted floors while the multi functional tilt mechanism helps keep users operating in posture perfect positions. With so many similarities, this was another close round. That being said, the Hendrix provides a more comfortable sitting experience with it's memory foam surfaces. These high and mid back seating solutions are the winner of round 2.


The mid back Hendrix series office chair is priced at $295.00 while the high back variation is slightly more expensive at $315.00. The mid back Joplin chair is available for $269.99 while high back models are currently running $299.00. Both chairs are available with coupons and special discount pricing at various retailers. Call you dealer of choice today. You'll likely be able to save 10% on your purchase. These two chairs from Woodstock Marketing provide exceptional value. Round 3 is a tie!


After 3 rounds were all tied up! Now let's see which one of these chairs is more versatile. Both the Hendrix and Joplin offer the space saving characteristics to maximize conference room seating potential. As the days of using overstuffed executive style conference chairs has come to an end, European style chairs like the Hendrix and Joplin have rapidly become the preferred choice for professional meeting areas. Additionally, the Hendrix and Joplin chairs are also great for executive applications. That being said, with it's memory foam seat, the Hendrix is a bit better suited for those long days at the office. As both models lack adjustable arms, they are not recommend for intensive tasking and computing applications. The Hendrix chair takes round 4 as its a bit more functional in private office settings.


After 4 rounds, we've determined that the Hendrix is a bit more comfortable and versatile. While the Joplin office chair collection offers more of a trend setting design, the Hendrix takes to today's 'Chair Compare' battle. All factors considered, you really can't go wrong with either of these two chairs. They both offer a retro look that's sure to make your interiors pop, along with the user friendly ergonomic features needed to operate at high levels. Kudos to Woodstock Marketing on both of these best selling chair lines.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Boardroom Build Outs: Global Total Office Edition

Nobody does boardroom furniture and seating better than Global Total Office. This highly respected brand specializes in the provision of best selling conference room solutions specifically designed to increase visual appeal and performance. Today on 'Boardroom Build Outs' we'll take a look at 5 meeting areas fully furnished with Global products. Prepare to be inspired!

Global Total Office Boardroom FurnitureFirst up, this ultra cool and contemporary boardroom outfitted with an Alba series elliptical top table. At first glance you'll be wowed by the retro industrial vibe created with the furniture utilized in this space. The metal conference table legs pair well with the walnut finished table surface. The table is further complimented with the addition of green Supra series task chairs from Global Total Office. The padded loop arms and tungsten finished frames make a boardroom match that can't be beat.

Zira Conference FurnitureLooking to boost performance and functionality without sacrificing visual appeal? Go with Zira! Take one look at our second boardroom build out from Global Total Office and you'll see what we mean. This high tech powered conference table from the Zira collection boasts USB, HDMI, Phone, and AC input options to help streamline meetings. The boat shaped Zira table is surrounded by white leather Accord series chairs that match the dark espresso finish and brushed cobalt base trim. The room is pulled together with beverage carts and matching Zira accessories.

Global Total Office Junction Table LayoutTalk about cool! Our third boardroom build out features a modular conference table configuration from the Global Total Office Junction collection. This shared leg layout maximizes knee space and boasts an open center design that adds to the modern look. Planning on growing your business over time? Of course you are! Don't spend unnecessary funds on all new furniture when you can just expand. This modular layout from the Junction collection can be easily enhanced with additional work surfaces to provide you with the operational space needed to function at peak performance levels. At just $1299.99, this layout is an absolute value that any business is sure to appreciate. The Junction layout is surrounded with luxurious conference room seating from the Accord collection.

Discount Conference Furniture
When funds are tight, its great to know that brands like Global Total Office still have your back. The tables from Global's laminate series are perfect for budgeting shoppers. The affordable rectangular, boat shaped, and oval conference table models from the Laminate Collection are available in a wide range of size and designer finish options. These versatile tables pair well with nearly any chairs you can imagine! This build out is an absolute winner as the table itself costs just $371.99.

Global Total Office Bungee Series TablesLast but certainly not least, you love this Bungee furnished boardroom from Global. This connectable table set can be used to form an 11' boat shaped table, and then separated to create collaborative layouts ideal for smaller groups. Talk about versatile! If you don't have enough room to create a private boardroom and training room, combine the two spaces with this one of a kind conference furniture set from Global Total Office. The table is further complimented by Supra series meeting chairs, a Bungee series lectern, and low wall credenza. Add a flat screen TV to this space and its simply unbeatable!


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