Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Office Matchmaker: Finding The Perfect Furniture Collection

Are you having trouble finding office furniture you can settle down with for the long haul? You're not alone. It's not easy falling in love with just one furniture collection. The options available are practically limitless! That being said, we've got you covered. In our new 'Office Matchmaker' series we're working hard to pair our valued readers with furniture to meet their specific needs, interests, and budgets.

Versatile: Zira by Global


Versatile Office Furniture

Who doesn't want their office furniture to be versatile? These days it's all about getting the absolute most out of your available square footage. If you like the idea of improving operational functionality and simultaneously boosting corporate appeal, we recommend pairing your professional interiors with the supremely versatile modular office furniture from the Global Zira collection in 2017. This full service line offers power ready conference tables, connectable desks, elite storage components, and high fashion reception stations designed to create fluidity throughout your various work environments.

Contemporary: Verde by Cherryman Industries

Contemporary Office Furniture

Perhaps your looking for a something with a bit more flair to make your interiors stand out from the competition? If this is the case, you really can't go wrong with the contemporary office furniture from the Cherryman Verde collection. This cutting edge line of desks, tables, and storage components has wow factor to spare. Many of the components from this line even feature white glass accents that are unlike anything else on the market. Verde furnishings are cost effective and available in 2 attractive finish options.

Coastal: Sterling by Mayline

Coastal Gray Office Furniture

We made "coastal" its own category in this edition of 'Office Matchmaker' because this booming design theme has really dominated the market in 2017. If you're loving the look of coastal infused furniture, check out the textured driftwood components from the Mayline Sterling series. They're unique, professional grade, and infused with beach vibes that won't overpower your interiors.

Traditional: Ventor by Offices to Go

Traditional Wood Veneer Boardroom Furniture

There's nothing wrong with keeping things traditional. If you enjoy the timeless elegance of wood veneer office furniture, we recommend the Offices To Go Ventnor collection. This subtle line of executive workstations, boardroom tables, and reception stations is luxurious without being overly expensive. As many of the traditionally inspired furniture collections available in 2017 will bust the budget, the Ventor line from OTG will help you maximize it without sacrificing your desired design theme.

Industrial: Mesa by OFM


If you're looking for a long term relationship with office furniture you can rely on, check out the Mesa series from OFM. This line of metal office desks and flip top training room tables with scratch resistant laminate surfaces is an absolute winner. As an added bonus, the team at OFM offers an array of big and tall office chairs you can trust to support up to 500 pounds from collections like Avenger and Oro.

Collaborative: SideBar by Global

Collaborative Office Furniture

Last but certainly not least, no industry buzz word has been hotter than "collaborative" in 2017. These days business furniture shoppers are on the hunt for collaborative workplace solutions that encourage team interaction. In our professional opinion, there's not better option than the SideBar collection from Global. This awesome line of group benching is ready, willing, and able to help you create open concept office interiors that spark creativity. SideBar components provide a refreshing alternative to traditional high wall panel furniture systems that restrict interaction. If you're ready to think outside the box and knock down those cubicle walls, go with SideBar. You won't regret it!
Monday, October 16, 2017

Promote Versatility With MooreCo Chi Tables

MooreCo Chi Tables
Classroom Tables with Folding TopsIf you're ready to think outside the box with your office interiors to improve versatility and operational functionality, check out the Chi collection from MooreCo. This awesome line of multi purpose flip top tables is perfect for classroom, training, and conference room use. Today on the OFD blog we'll take a look at the all new tables from the Chi collection and their respective benefits. Enjoy!

Nesting Tables For A Training RoomFirst things first, you're going to want to select furniture that looks good. Even at first glance the multi purpose tables with folding tops from the Chi collection will grab your attention. They're modern without being too over the top. The unique curved legs offer just the right amount of flair.

Training Room with Modular TablesChi tables are equipped with Vacuum formed PVC tops available in a choice of Cherry and Gray Nebula finish options. These training room flipper tables from MooreCo boast scratch resistant surfaces that are also easy to wipe down and clean as needed.

2 Person Training Room TableYou can also rest easy knowing you're purchasing tables that are built to last. All of the models from the MooreCo Chi series come standard with black powder coated steel bases and 2" casters.

It's safe to say that not all office tables are created equal. Those from brands like MooreCo reign supreme in both business and classroom environments. In fact, Chi tables are ready, willing, and able to support up to 300 pounds.

2 Person Training Room TableWe love this line of tables because it promotes versatility. Mobilized bases make Chi tables easy to move and configure as needed to accommodate the needs of any situation. Additionally, these nesting tables for a classroom and training area can be staged along perimeter walls with their tops flipped to maximize space when not in use.

Clamp On Power Module with Tablet HolderAre you trying to stay within a tight remodeling budget? No problem. The Chi collection offers 60" x 24" tables starting at just $299.99 in your choice of teak and cherry finish options. By industry standards, this price point is hard to beat.

Last but not least, Chi series flip top tables for the training room will help you improve versatility because they're available with power! Simply add the 66675 model MooreCo clamp on power module with AC and USB inputs and you'll be on your way to streamlined performance in no time.

We give this trendy table collection from MooreCo a well deserved 4.5 out of 5 star rating. Chi tables are stylish, affordable, and ready for the demands of the modern workplace. With quick shipping color options, heavy duty frames, nesting capabilities, and optional power, what more could you ask for? Pair these tables with flip seat nesting chairs like the 34426 model from MooreCo and you'll have successfully created a performance based work area that's ready to adapt at a moments notice.
Friday, October 13, 2017

Modway Desks Offer Exceptional Appeal

Modway Office Desks
While competing brands are scrambling for ways to imitate the latest trends in the office furniture world, Modway is busy setting new ones in motion. This industry innovator crafts some of the most unique home office desks and workstations on the planet. Today on the blog we'll showcase a few of our favorites. Prepare to be impressed!

Modern Office DeskLet's kick things off with a bang, shall we? The EEI-2320 Modway Impression series fiberglass office desk is nothing short of bold. This extremely modern desk boasts integrated storage shelves and unique contours that are unlike anything you've ever seen. Available in stylish color options like red, green, yellow, and orange, this cutting edge desk is ready to live up to its name.

Home Office DeskIf you think the Impression desk might be a little hard to pull off, we've got you covered. The Modway EEI-1182 model Abeyance glass writing desk for a home office is a bit more practical. This luxurious workstation features attractive metal legs and integrated storage compartments available in 2 finish options.

Warp Office Desk
Moving right along, allow us to introduce the EEI-1188 Warp desk from Modway. Talk about cool! This supremely stylish desk will wow even the harshest furniture critics at first glance. The Warp desk is elegantly contoured and ready to make a statement in your executive interior. This small modern desk with 3 storage compartments is tastefully accented with a polished base. The Warp is available in a choice of white and walnut finish options.

Modway Bin DeskOkay value shoppers, this next desk is for you. At the everyday low price of just $94.99, the EEI-1327 Bin desk from Modway is hard to beat. This small home computer desk with storage compartments is easy to assemble and great to look at. The Bin desk doesn't take up a ton of space and will help you create an open feel.

Modway Tinker DeskWe saved our favorite Modway desk for last. The EEI-293 Tinker workstation is loaded with lovable attributes. First and foremost, this executive writing desk boasts a 75" operating surface. The Tinker is perfect for full time laptop users who don't need the wire concealment of traditional executive stations. Available in a choice of natural and walnut finishes, the Tinker workstation will help you create modern-coastal vibes that earn an abundance of compliments. This luxurious desk is an excellent choice for both home and professional business applications. When paired with one of Modway's ultra cool office chairs, you'll be well on your way to a fashionable interior that's built for business. The Tinker desk can be yours this season for $859.99.
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Hot In October: Executive U-Desks From Cherryman

Cherryman U Shaped Desks
The weather is starting to cool down but the furniture world is heating up. In our new series 'Hot In October' we'll be showcasing high fashion desks and workplace components designed to help you kick corporate appeal into overdrive. Take today's post for example. Here we're taking a look at designer U desks from the team at Cherryman. These elite workstations are some of the best in the business!

Verde U Shaped DeskLet's kick things off with a bang, shall we? If you need office furniture that's capable of making an instant impression on your valued visitors, look no further than the Verde collection. This bold line of modern desks for the executive office and matching storage components is an absolute winner. Verde workstations like the VL-745 even feature white accents and silver handle pulls that really make them pop!

Amber U DeskUp next is the Amber line. The U desks from the Cherryman Amber collection are a favorite amongst budgeting shoppers. If you're looking to save a few bucks on new office furniture without sacrificing quality, check out an Amber U shaped desk like the AM-365. At just $695.00 you'll be hard pressed to find a better workstation at even twice the price.

Cherryman Ruby U DeskPerhaps you're on the hunt for something a bit more traditional. If so, check out the cherry finished executive U desks from the Ruby line. This popular Cherryman furniture collection provides timeless appeal and unrivaled quality. Ruby U shaped desks like the RU-244N are a favorite for both home and professional office remodeling projects.

Luxury DeskAllow us to introduce one of the most luxurious wood veneer office furniture lines on the market. Take one look at the U shaped desks from the Cherryman Emerald line and you'll instantly know you're seeing top of the line furniture. Elite Emerald desks like the EM-413N are available in a choice of Cognac Cherry and Mahogany finish options.

Cherryman Jade DeskLast but certainly not least, you'll definitely want to check out the U shaped desks from the Cherryman Jade collection. They provide the perfect combination of modern and traditional appeal. A Jade series U shaped desk like the JA-156N will reward you with ample storage and organizing space. This collaborative U desk with a curved front section and metal modesty panel even includes a full sized wardrobe cabinet that positions perfectly next to a glass accented hutch unit. Jade workstations like this this will no doubt earn your professional space the compliments it deserves from even the harshest critics.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fall Showcase: Popular Desks, Tables, and Seating Solutions For Your Interiors

Fall Office Furniture And Seating ShowcaseEach season we do our best to highlight the hottest workplace solutions from brands you can trust. That being said, if you're looking to keep your interiors up to date with the latest trends then you're in the right place. Today on 'Fall Showcase' we'll take a look at fashionable desks, tables, and ergonomically correct seating solutions designed to kick corporate appeal into overdrive while simultaneously boosting comfort and productivity. Enjoy!

Modern Office FurnitureIf you're going for a cutting edge modern vibe, look no further than the Cherryman Verde collection. This line of stylish conference room tables, reception stations, and white accented office desks is a real head turner. Verde components are unlike anything on the market today. While modern lines comes and go, Verde has stood the test of time and remains a staple amongst the best selling office furniture collections in 2017.

Fashionable Home Writing DeskIn the home office, writing desks are set to be more popular than ever before. As more and more homes make the switch to full time laptop use and kick their traditional desktop computers to the curb, writing desks are becoming the preferred option. Fashionable home writing desks like the EEI-293 Tinker from Modway are poised to steal the show. Why invest in a full sized executive U desk for your home office to conceal the cords of a desktop computer if you're not using one? Alternatively, it's a great idea to opt for a luxurious writing desk like the Tinker. It will help no doubt earn you an abundance of compliments with it's blend of coastal and contemporary vibes.

Walnut Office FurnitureThis season light woodgrain finishes are becoming more and more popular. Take a look at the Offices To Go Superior Laminate components and you'll see what we mean. The all new Autumn Walnut finished executive office desks, boardroom tables, and storage cabinets from this fashionable line will make your interiors look larger and more open than ever before. The light wood office furniture from this collection is also very affordable. If you're on a tight budget, Superior Laminate is the way to go.

Sit To Stand Training Room Furniture
These day's it'a all about operational versatility. For this reason, height adjustable tables for the training room have become a preferred option for businesses. With sit to stand tables you can create a stadium effect with clean sight lines. New sit to stand training room tables from MooreCo are the way to go. Popular models like the 90179 from the Flipper collection boast folding tops that make for easy nesting when not in use.

Powered Boardroom Table
2017 has brought us a ton of cool furniture with integrated USB and AC inputs designed to streamline everyday activities without the need for squeaky AV carts and extension chords causing tripping hazards throughout office common areas. This Fall the powered office furniture trend will continue thanks to high tech conference room tables from lines like Zira. Rest assured, powered tables are now the standard in conference, meeting, training, classroom, and boardroom environments.

Best Office Chair 2017Moving right along, the Fall season will be fully packed with new office chairs. Do your best to be aware of cheap knock offs that just aren't ready for the demands of the modern workplace. If you're planning to purchase a new chair, we recommend popular options like the Eon from Cherryman. At just $294.00, it's perhaps the best office chair under $300.00 available in 2017.

Articulating Office ChairThose looking to take their operating experience to the next level can minimize the ergonomic learning curve with a self adjusting office chair like the Arti from Global. This line of articulating smart chairs takes the guess work out of getting comfortable. Arti chairs automatically respond to user movements to encourage good posture and healthy computing habits.

Portable Office Power Module with USB and AC InputsLast but certainly not least, we highly recommend checking out x-factor products this season like the FlexCharge9 from ESI. This portable power module for conference, training, and other collaborative work environments offers supreme versatility at an affordable price point. If you're utilizing a table without surface level power inputs, the FlexCharge9 is a must have at just $175.00.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Use Light Furniture Finishes To Make Your Interiors Feel Open

Let us clarify from the start of this article that there's absolutely nothing wrong with dark furniture finishes. In fact, they're quite popular. That being said, if you're dealing with limited square footage, light finish options will do wonders towards making your space feel larger and more open. Light tones like maple and walnut are rapidly becoming go-to options for furniture shoppers in restricted work areas. Today on the blog, we'll highlight some of the most popular light wood components on the market to consider for your projects. Enjoy!

Walnut Office FurnitureNeed a full service office furniture collection to create fluidity throughout your interiors? Check out Superior Laminate from Offices To Go. This popular line provides exceptional value and an all new light wood finish option called Autumn Walnut that was released just this month. Superior Laminate components in Autumn Walnut provide beachy vibes that make a statement without being overly modern.

Latte Office FurnitureInterior design teams love the latte finished office furniture from the Cherryman Verde series. This modern line of desks, conference room tables, and office storage components is sure to earn an abundance of compliments from even the harshest critics. Many of the Verde office desks and tables even feature white accents that will really make your interiors pop.

Maple Reception DeskLooking to make your guest reception area feel more open and spacious? Consider a maple finished reception desk from the OFM Marque collection. This line of curved stations provides exceptional appeal from any angle. OFM Marque reception stations are available in multiple sizes that look great with silver accents. These designer desks for the reception area require no tools for assembly. Talk about user friendly!

Maple Conference TableIf you're ready to go all in on the light finish trend, the team at Global has your back. They offer fashionable options like Tiger Walnut that will do wonders for your professional work environments. Popular Global furniture and seating collections like Zira are available in this light laminate tone.

iDesk Crazy Horse ChairThere's also a lot to be gained by integrating light wood chairs in your private interiors and guest welcoming areas. Light wood side chairs like the CRZ505 Natural Ash Crazy Horse from iDesk are ready to make a statement while making your office common areas appear larger and more open. This contemporary accent chair is sure to make an  impression. The Crazy Horse chair can be effectively used as a main focal point of any welcoming area. It's also versatile enough to blend in when needed. This comfortable accent chair with a well padded seat is an all around industry favorite!
Friday, October 6, 2017

5 Ways To Improve Your Meetings

5 Ways To Improve Your Meetings
Let's be honest, meetings can be pretty boring these days. When you know you've got a meeting coming up, the odds are you're not jumping for joy. Lucky for you, we got your back. If you're tired of hosting dull meetings where workers are not engaged and seldom retain the important information you're providing, today's post is for you. Here will showcase 5 simple and easy ways to improve your meetings and group strategizing sessions.

1.) Create An Agenda

To Do List For Meetings
First things first, you need to create a detailed list of tasks and goals you hope to accomplish during your meeting. Don't just fly by the seat of your pants. A well thought out plan of attack with a dedicated amount of time for each is the smart way to keep your meetings on track.

If you want to take things a step further, print out a "meeting agenda" for each person and sit it in front of the seats around the conference table so visitors know exactly what to expect throughout the course of your group session.

Streamline Conference Room Activities
2.) Streamline Activities

If you have to stop your meetings to wheel in squeaky AV carts and presentation tools, it's a problem. This stuff needs to be set up before hand. It's very important to streamline your activities as effectively as possible.

Investing in modern conference room table with a powered top will do wonders for your business. Believe it or not, cost effective options are available. You'll be rewarded with surface level inputs that make it easy to host conference calls, power point presentations, and much more.

Portable Power Modular For MeetingsIf you're not in a position to purchase a new conference table, consider purchasing a portable module like the FlexCharge9 from ESI that can be used in multiple places. It's available for just $175.00.

You can further improve your conference room meetings with a smart TV that's linked to your laptop. This avoids the need for old school AV carts all together. It will also do wonders for corporate appeal.

Streamlining your meeting activities means keeping your group strategizing sessions on track. Make sure to stick to the time limits allotted on your agenda to avoid running over. Ensure all your multi media components are setup and working properly before the meeting starts.

Comfortable Task Chair For The Conference Room3.) Use Comfortable Chairs

There's something to be said for comfortable chairs. During your next meeting, take a look around. Are your employees constantly fidgeting? It's likely do the their inability to get comfortable in the chairs surrounding your conference table.

Commonly conference rooms are outfitted with passed down chairs. If you treat your space like a catch all for all the hammy down products your employees no longer use, your meeting will pay the price.

It's a great idea to invest in ergonomically correct chairs for the conference room from a reputable brand you can trust. Cost effective options are widely available for less than $200.00. We recommend popular chairs like the 10904B from Offices To Go. It's very comfortable, easy to use, and neutral enough to blend without overpowering your furniture.

Host Creative Meetings4.) Encourage Creativity

Are you getting your meeting guests involved? If not, it's time to encourage a littler interaction and creativity. Ask any office design specialist and they'll quickly tell you, it's all about creating collaborative interiors in 2017.

Collaborative interiors encourage creativity and they keep workers engaged. The conference room is perhaps the easiest area to improve collaboration and spark creativity. During your important meetings, make sure to ask questions! Avoid rambling on for hours on end. This is extremely draining and when it happens, important info is lost in translation.

Don't be afraid to use that perfectly functional dry erase board that's been mounted to your conference room wall for years. Taking notes as a group, asking questions, and even games can be implemented to boost creativity levels and improve your meetings.

Tasty Conference Room Snacks5.) Tasty Snacks

Last but certainly not least, you need to provide tasty snacks and refreshments. Sure donuts qualify as tasty, but unfortunately they'll leave everyone feeling ready for a nap after they've been scarfed down.

Alternatively, consider bringing in fresh fruit and juice. Coffee isn't a bad thing as it will keep everyone awake, but a little variety goes a long way.

If you're hosting meetings later in the day, you might consider having it catered or turning it into a pot luck to make it a bit more enjoyable for your guests. In the long run, tasty snacks and refreshments will make your meetings feel more like fun group gatherings, and that's a good thing!

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