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What Is Systems Furniture and Why Should Your Office Be Using It?

August 19, 2015 by admin

Whether you’re setting up a new office, remodeling your old space, or moving to a new location, you’re going to need some office furniture. There are a plethora of choices available to you, there’s no doubt about that. There are high-end, mid-range, budget, used and refurbished options in most areas. One type that you may […]

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Modular Office Furniture: Making the Best Use of Small Spaces

August 12, 2015 by admin

When you begin your business, moving into your first bricks and mortar space is a huge step.  Sometimes in order to achieve that step, you must make sacrifices, such as much less overall square footage in office space in order to keep down the monthly overhead. Running a business out of a smaller than expected […]

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Rethinking Cubicles for Today’s Offices

May 20, 2015 by admin

Cubicles or offices with doors? This debate has been going on since cubicles were introduced in the 1960s. Cubicles were originally designed to be moveable and flexible, with everyone sharing windows and sunlight. But what happened was that they became standardized and bolted into place. “Cube Farm” became a negative term. Then came the “open […]

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Cubicles Reimagined – the New Workstation of the Modern Worker

February 26, 2014 by admin

How small is too small? Businesses used to assume that each worker needed 500 to 700 square feet of work space to be productive – but those days are long gone. Today, office managers assume that they need less than 200 feet per worker – and many make employees get by on much less than […]

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Affordable Cubicles vs Cheap Cubicles

February 19, 2014 by admin

Is it worth cost cutting when it comes to cubicles? There are many differences between cubicle manufacturers, and of course, you get what you pay for. As with any other type of office furniture, there’s a tremendous difference between an affordable cubicle and a cheap cubicle. By looking for affordable cubicles instead of just “cheap”, […]

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Does Your Office Have a Cubicle Graveyard? Time to Reimagine Your Space!

December 27, 2013 by admin

Does your office feature a graveyard section? More and more offices, hit with the recession, have become home to empty stretches of commercial square footage – barren corridors abandoned as employees clump together in different parts of the floor. There’s a silver lining to the phenomenon of the cubicle graveyard,however; as need to maximize floor […]

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New Cubicles, New Rules

October 12, 2013 by admin

When going from a open office layout or blended layout to a new cubicle style office, there are certain things that will have to change in regard to office etiquette. The feel of an office that is filled with cubicles is much different than one that holds traditional offices or is an open plan, and […]

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Are Optimized Office Cubicles Curvy?

July 30, 2013 by admin

It’s interesting to note the ways that architecture and office cubicles mimic each other. In April, dezeen.com published an article about the construction underway in the central business district in Shanghai near the Hong Qiao Airport. The new edifices are described as having “optimized forms”. This means the designers have found the sweet spot between […]

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Best of NeoCon 2013 – Systems Furniture Part 2

July 5, 2013 by admin

It’s been a few weeks since the first post in this series, so it’s high time we returned to our tour of the best Systems Furniture at NeoCon 2013. We’ve put together a collection of very modern concepts for your enjoyment. This week’s theme is workstations that were designed around office task chairs. Hocus Pocus, […]

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Best of NeoCon 2013 – Systems Furniture Part 1

June 2, 2013 by admin

At NeoCon 2013, systems furniture is really showing off its curves. We’re spotting this trend all over the place from full sized workstations to small occasional work areas. In a world where office footprints are all squares and rectangles, this isn’t the best way to fit the most people into the smallest possible area. However, […]

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Breaking Through Cubicle Clichés

February 21, 2013 by admin

Last week, we gave the office furniture companies that design cubicles a bit of a hard time about lacking true imagination. Well, we take it back – at least partly. We forgot about this little BusinessWeek slideshow from way back that showcases some pretty sweet concept cubicles that various manufacturers created to give the cube […]

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Artists and Architects Need to Redesign the Cubicle

February 16, 2013 by admin

People are always griping about how ugly the cubicle is. What a boring design! They stifle creativity! Who would want to work in one? Can you believe some poor sods have to go sit in one of those day after day? Well, we agree that cubicle design, while functional, does often lack imagination. There are […]

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Smaller Footprint Cubicles All Around?

January 9, 2013 by admin

Last week we partly debunked the idea that the average square footage per office worker is shrinking quite as fast as employers wish or assume. But it is still true that cubicles are getting smaller. Pam Huff writes for bizjournals.com about just this trend from the perspective of a Tampa Bay office furniture dealer. Kevin […]

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Yes You Can Love Your Cubicle

November 28, 2012 by admin

That’s the attitude Bob Bessette brings to work every day. He used to be a manager with a corner office and a door that shut. Now, he works in a cube as an “individual contributor”. Bob doesn’t believe it’s the size of your cubicle or whether the fabric panels are grey or beige that determines […]

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Is Working In a Cubicle a Punishment?

November 23, 2012 by admin

Kyle McCarthy at Smart Living Network draws an interesting parallel between the ubiquitous office cubicle and childhood memories of being put in “timeout”. He says working within the confines of those four foot tall partitions makes him feel trapped in perpetual stasis. He points out that the cube can make employees feel claustrophobic while stifling […]

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How Artisanal Is Your Cubicle?

November 9, 2012 by admin

Did you see the article in Business Week last month about “The Artisinal Cubicle”? We thought there might actually be such a thing. A hand crafted, distinctive cubicle made from all natural materials and built to some exacting standard that no other cube on the market could match. We imagined that these workstations were only […]

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Should You Allow Food in Cubicles?

November 1, 2012 by admin

As a manager or business owner, you have a vested interest in keeping employee morale high. But you also bear responsibility for keeping the office facilities and furniture in good condition. Allowing employees to eat at their desks can lead to a number of problems: Stained upholstery or cubicle panel fabrics from sticky spills and […]

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What Should an Executive Cubicle Look Like?

October 20, 2012 by admin

The trend of executives moving out of offices and into cubicles is continuing apace in a world where every aspect of corporate culture is under scrutiny. Businesses that want to leave behind the traditional hierarchical approach to management (at least in appearance) are seeing what it’s like to live in a cube farm. The idea […]

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Teknion Has Your Back

July 10, 2012 by admin

Open plan office environments are all the rage right now. That’s supposed to be a good thing for space efficiency and collaboration. But doing away with cubicle panels can create an atmosphere where people feel that they have no privacy at all. Teknion has decided to remedy this situation with a screen that employees can […]

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When is a Cubicle Not a Cubicle?

June 28, 2012 by admin

That sounds like the beginning of a riddle. But the answer is, “When it’s a Me Space”. That’s a fancy way of saying you get a cubicle that doesn’t share walls with any other cubes. Instead, each one is a free-standing mini-office. This British design from PearsonLloyd gives you the best of the cubicle world […]

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Is Your Cubicle System Wired?

May 5, 2012 by admin

Does it seem that the business environment is moving more and more toward wireless communication and away from standard cabling? The fact is that there’s still plenty of demand for panel systems that allow companies to incorporate traditional cabling and power distribution. But this doesn’t mean office owners are satisfied with just running wire through […]

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Cubicle vs. Office: The Great Divide

April 3, 2012 by admin

If you ask the average employee whether they’d rather have an office or a cubicle, you can guess what the response will be. Offices are highly prized even among the most egalitarian of workers. Walls that go all the way up to the ceiling and a door that actually closes are seen as marks of […]

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Try Cubicle-Scaping this Spring!

March 3, 2012 by admin

It’s always fun to spot a brand new word in office design. The term “cubicle-scaping” is a good example. I first saw the term this week on Twitter by a user named Jenna from Michigan. She’s trying to landscape and decorate her cubicle with plant life. It’s a noble endeavor and one that more people […]

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How Do Your Employees Decorate Their Cubicles?

February 17, 2012 by admin

It’s unlikely they get quite as creative as one data manager in NC. Bill Taylor spends a few minutes each day over a period of about 6 weeks replicating famous paintings on a whiteboard in his cubicle. It’s good to know he’s not working on these for too long at a stretch. Otherwise, he might […]

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Alternatives to a Treadmill Desk

February 16, 2012 by admin

Arnold’s Office Furniture has put together another great roundup post. This time, the topic is products that can turn your cubicle into a fitness center. I blogged about the Sit-to-Walkstation treadmill desk back in 2010. It hasn’t become a fixture in very many offices – and the steep price tag is probably one big reason. […]

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Contract Brand Report for Cubicles

February 11, 2012 by admin

It’s not just TV that gets Nielsen ratings. Cubicles get their turn in the spotlight as well. The Contract brand report awareness survey for November 2011 looks at office furniture through the eyes of design and architectural firms. The top 5 winners in the furniture systems category reads like a “who’s who” of the biggest […]

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NeoCon East: New Commercial Furniture Part 2

November 7, 2011 by admin

We’re headed across the country again in this second post on the NeoCon East office furniture show. This time, let’s take a journey through Inscape System. This “Inscape” workstation and panel solution is designed to help employers “Escape” from wasted space and confusing office furniture specification. Like many popular cubicle brands, the goal of this […]

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What IT Workers Want in a Workspace

November 3, 2011 by admin

Last year, we looked at one programmer’s opinion about whether IT workers prefer offices or cubicles. But now there’s more extensive data available from a survey conducted by Computerworld. Author Cara Garretson reveals that not all tech employees have the same desires when it comes to their office setup, but there are some definite trends. […]

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Allsteel “Reaching” for Workstation Ergonomics

October 22, 2011 by admin

This week, let’s dig into the Allsteel research library archives again for a look at workstation ergonomics. Allsteel compares its Reach™ workstation with a traditional workstation in this white paper. The paper starts with a review of the basics. For example, workstations should have plenty of leg space and drawers that are easy to open […]

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Do Cubicles and Wireless Systems Play Well Together?

October 7, 2011 by admin

Some of the best quality cubicles have wide raceways to accommodate data cables and electric wiring. But will the advent of wireless systems make systems furniture a thing of the past? Allsteel cosponsored a tech report on how going wireless impacts facility design and furnishing decisions. They determined that cubicle raceways will remain useful for […]

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What Would You Create With This Office Furniture As A Canvas?

August 30, 2011 by admin

Although Herman Miller’s Canvas collection evokes the idea of painting, it’s really about sculpting your office environment. This line of office furniture is designed with the idea that you should be able to use the same basic components to erect a huge variety of workstations. It’s like Lego for your office – but without all […]

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Calibrate Your Workspace with AIS

August 10, 2011 by admin

“Cal-li-brate good times, come on!” Can you sing it with Kool & The Gang? That should be the AIS theme song for this cubicle line. These freestanding office furniture pieces might very well be the ticket to bring good times to your office space once again. In fact, AIS advertises Calibrate as being able to […]

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Best of NeoCon Entries – Furniture Systems

July 23, 2011 by admin

NeoCon may be over for the year, but there are still so many great designs to explore! This week, let’s look at some novel furniture systems. These three companies each take a very different approach to defining workspaces: Inscape The Inscape system is designed to see your business through thick and thin. You can actually […]

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Best of NeoCon Entries – Casegoods Competition

June 4, 2011 by admin

NeoCon is in full swing for 2011, and there are some interesting entries in the commercial interiors product category for the Best of NeoCon award (BON). Well known names like HON, Allsteel, and Teknion are prominently featured entrants for their innovative cubicle designs. But today let’s take a look at some of the contenders from […]

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Allsteel Helps Businesses Move Forward with Stride Cubicles

May 30, 2011 by admin

The Stride collection from Allsteel provides a highly flexible off-modular panel system to create workspaces that can be reconfigured again and again. By adding, removing, and rearranging components, the overall layout can be adapted as needed – and individual workstations can be customized to meet employee preferences. For example, you can specify a “sit to […]

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Scale Back with Teknion Designway

May 20, 2011 by admin

With a call center or other workplace where employees are constantly on the phone, there’s no getting around the fact that you need a panel based system. Nice, tall panel walls are also very important for workers who need a high level of concentration to do error-free work. However, there are other workplaces where a […]

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A Different Kind of Office Cubicle Design

May 16, 2011 by admin

The coolest artists and architects always seem to be the ones who can take everyday objects and materials and help you see them in a new light. Francesca Bonesio and Nicolas Guirad do just that with their 37.2 collection. Here’s a “production cube” or cube office that is made entirely of steel and plywood. The […]

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Check Out These Office Furniture Textiles from HON

May 14, 2011 by admin

Like most high-end cubicle and office chair manufacturers, HON offers several categories of fabric choices for customers. There’s a “core” set of textiles including 180 options for seating and 90 fabrics for systems furniture. Beyond this, there are 200 additional options provided with standard lead times (and HON’s limited lifetime warranty) in the “Select” line. […]

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Maxon: Parallel Cubicles Cut Costs While Keeping You Green

May 10, 2011 by admin

Our culture has reached the point where eco-friendly options no longer place an extra strain on the average business owner’s budget. The relevant technology and manufacturing processes/supply chains have become mature enough that sustainable office furniture is now within the reach of every employer. Maxon’s Parallel cubicles are an example of value priced panel systems […]

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Cool Workstation Accessories from Steelcase

May 3, 2011 by admin

There’s a short video on cubiclefilms.com that features some functional and attractive cube accessories. Steelcase consultant Chondra Turner clearly explains and demonstrates the usefulness of each tool. There’s a fully articulated monitor arm that lets workers move their flat screen about at will without taking up worksurface space. The whiteboard hidden inside the cubicle wall […]

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Buy Cubicles Designed With Your Fabric

April 13, 2011 by admin

When you buy cubicles, this investment will last for years. Why not make sure you get exactly the look you want with custom fabric?

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An Indestructible Call Center Cubicle?

April 11, 2011 by admin

Can a call center cubicle be truly indestructible? Read up on the latest product from EQA and make your own decision.

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Another Reason To Lease Office Furniture

April 8, 2011 by admin

If you are having trouble figuring out the best workplace layout, lease office furniture while you try different arrangements. Then, buy once you know what you need.

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Cubicle Sales Numbers Mixed For 2010

March 28, 2011 by admin

Cubicle sales were down significantly in 2009 along with the whole office furniture market. Things are looking up now, but cubicles may be losing ground in other ways.

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How To Customize Wholesale Cubicles For Your Office

March 21, 2011 by admin

Wholesale cubicles don’t all have to look alike. You can customize them at the macro level and the micro level. Here’s how.

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How NOT To Buy Office Cubicles

March 18, 2011 by admin

Are you preparing to buy office cubicles? Here’s a tongue in cheek look at the top faux pas to avoid when dealing with an office furniture vendor.

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Modular Office Furniture: San Diego Area Repairs And Maintenance

March 14, 2011 by admin

Do you have a large suite of modular office furniture? San Diego based Cubicles Office Environments has technicians on staff who can handle maintenance and repairs.

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Cubicle Company News Roundup

March 11, 2011 by admin

Are you wondering what office furniture manufacturers are up to these days? Here’s a quick look at cubicle company news from some of the industry leaders.

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BETA Cubicle Work Stations For The 21st Century

March 9, 2011 by admin

Check out these green Italian cubicle workstations. They are fully recyclable and provide both collaborative and individual workspace configurations.

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Practical Ways To Make Call Center Cubicles More Appealing

March 1, 2011 by admin

Your can make call center cubicles more comfortable if you know what features employees value most. Start with these two areas.

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Teknion Cubicles: Partitions Like Lyft Stand Apart

February 22, 2011 by admin

Cubicles, partitions, screens, panels, dividers – all of these have benefits in space planning. Check out Teknion’s Lyft solutions to see new ways to use partitions.

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Office Furniture Stores: San Diego Is Bursting With Choices

February 16, 2011 by admin

Are you looking for local office furniture stores? San Diego has plenty – but they don’t all offer the same goods and services.

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Have You Considered A Curved Cubicle Panel?

February 14, 2011 by admin

A curved cubicle panel may be just the thing to keep your office area from looking like just another cube farm. Check out these options from various manufacturers.

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Modular Cubicles & Walls Greener Than Built In Options

January 24, 2011 by admin

Modular cubicles and walls don’t just save money compared to built in options. They also produce less waste and consume less energy over their life span.

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Contemporary Office Furniture – San Diego Style

January 20, 2011 by admin

Are you wondering what to look for in contemporary office furniture? San Diego office environments can benefit from a blend of high quality materials and sleek designs.

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How To Keep A New Cubicle Looking Good

January 15, 2011 by admin

A new cubicle is like a new car – it doesn’t stay in pristine condition for long. Here are some tips for keeping workstations looking their best for as long as possible.

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Haworth Cubicles: Premise May Be A Good Place To Start

January 13, 2011 by admin

Haworth cubicles combine classic lines and plenty of variety/flexibility with the Premise collection. This panel system allows employers to build a multi-dimensional environment.

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Ideas For Cheap Office Cubicles

January 1, 2011 by admin

Are you struggling to afford even cheap office cubicles for your workforce? Here are some tongue in cheek, “out of the box” ideas to consider.

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What Do Workers Like Best? Cubicles That Feel Roomy

December 30, 2010 by admin

The best cubicles aren’t always the most expensive – but they do need to feel expansive. Here’s one cube worker’s perspective.

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POD Offers New Take On Office Cubicle System

December 22, 2010 by admin

Have you seen the OfficePOD? It offers a way for employers to create an office cubicle system for a widely dispersed workforce that e-commutes from home.

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Minimalist Office Furniture Products

December 18, 2010 by admin

Innovation doesn’t always equal complexity in the field of office furniture products. Check out this Italian designers whimsical yet practical ideas for the workplace.

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Accordion Wall Cubicles The Wave Of The Future?

December 9, 2010 by admin

Can an expandable panel take the place of a traditional workstation dividing wall? Cubicles delineated with an accordion style panel would be easy to reconfigure.

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Are Cubicle Manufacturers Listening To Facility Managers?

November 30, 2010 by admin

With office furniture sales in a tight economy at stake, cubicle manufacturers need to really understand the needs of their client base. Are they succeeding?

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Office Cubicle Systems That Promote Organization Could Save Big $$

November 18, 2010 by admin

Do your office cubicle systems make it easy for employees to find what they need, when they need it? If not, your company could be wasting untold labor hours.

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Modern Cubicles – What The Future May Hold

November 15, 2010 by admin

Modern cubicles may look even more futuristic a few years from now – it all depends on what high tech gadgets get incorporated into new designs.

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Are Modern Office Cubicles Improving?

November 3, 2010 by admin

Modern office cubicles have actually improved a lot compared to the boring boxes of 20 years ago. Find out what manufacturers are doing differently now.

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Top 3 Perks of Really Small Cubicles

October 29, 2010 by admin

Small cubicles are a source of many complaints from workers; but that might be because they haven’t thought about the advantages of tiny workstations.

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See A Cubicle System That’s “On The Go”

October 27, 2010 by admin

Now, packing up your cubicle system can take less time than packing a suitcase. Find out about the innovative Japanese design for The Folding Office here.

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Owning Your Workspace

October 25, 2010 by admin

Does employee morale increase when individuals are allowed to customize their workstations? Guest writer Susan Koole Huls from Herman Miller offers insights.

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Glass Cubicle Dividers

October 22, 2010 by admin

Your choices for glass cubicle dividers are more varied than ever with options available from every leading office furniture manufacturer. See an overview here.

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Teknion Cubicles: District Collection

October 13, 2010 by admin

Teknion cubicles aren’t always traditional, but they still manage to capture classic design features. Here’s an overview of the District collection.

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Powder Coated Steel Frames For Cubicles

October 8, 2010 by admin

Steel frames for cubicles are typically powder coated to make them abrasion and corrosion resistant. Find out more about that interesting process here.

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Knoll Cubicles For Upstart Companies

October 4, 2010 by admin

Is your company just getting off the ground? Knoll cubicles with desk mounted screens like the highly mobile Upstart collection are one option to consider.

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Age Of The Computer: Cubicles Tracked Electronically

September 15, 2010 by admin

Here’s a new use for the technology developed since the advent of the computer. Cubicles can be monitored for usage throughout to day to improve space planning.

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Negotiating Cubicle Wall Placement & Height

September 7, 2010 by admin

Is a cubicle wall blocking sunlight from reaching your workspace? Here’s one possible solution that doesn’t involve buying new furniture.

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Executive Cubicles – A Cut Above

August 19, 2010 by admin

Executive cubicles can confer high status if you take care to set yours apart from the rest. Here are a couple of suggestions.

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Keeping Office Cubicle Walls Stable

August 18, 2010 by admin

Office cubicle walls need to be kept from shifting or tipping over. How do you accomplish this? Find several strategies here.

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Cool Cubicles To Spark Your Imagination

August 13, 2010 by admin

Check out the cool cubicles and workspaces at the link in this blog to get ideas for ways to spice up your office environment.

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Initiate – HON Cubicles Overview

August 6, 2010 by admin

Have you seen the Initiate line of HON cubicles? Here’s an overview of the features you can expect from these high-end workstations.

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Are 6×6 Cubicles Too Small for Comfort?

July 9, 2010 by admin

6×6 cubicles would have seemed unthinkably small at one time. Can they really be comfortable for workers? Find out here.

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Popular Cubicle Configurations

June 24, 2010 by admin

Are you planning a new office environment? Check out these popular cubicle configurations for some good ideas.

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VOC Free Cubicles Now Easier To Find

June 10, 2010 by admin

Are you interested in finding low VOC or VOC free cubicles? Check out Greenguard for companies/products that supply this type of furniture.

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The Green Office Cubicle: San Diego Spreads Word About Sustainability

June 3, 2010 by admin

Do you know that it’s now easier than ever to buy a “green” office cubicle? San Diego’s government website has the scoop.

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Customize Your Cubicle Panels

June 2, 2010 by admin

Consider branding your workspaces with customized cubicle panels. Herman Miller has a program that makes it easy.

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Cubicle Partitions Save Man’s Life

May 25, 2010 by admin

Did you know that steel cubicle partitions once played a heroic role in saving an airline passenger from certain death?

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Instant Office Cubicles – San Diego Rentals

May 21, 2010 by admin

Are you looking for cubicles but not yet prepared to buy? Leasing fully furnished office space is a potential option to explore.

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Office Cubicles Design – Attack of the Clones

May 7, 2010 by admin

While human cloning is still the stuff of science fiction, office furniture cloning has been taking place for quite some time. Cloning companies mimic an OEM office cubicle’s design to create knock-offs of the original product for business owners who want to save some cash. It’s kind of like buying a faux Coach bag – […]

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Fun Facts: Space Saving Cubicle Design

April 27, 2010 by admin

Have you ever started work at a new company and found yourself the butt of a practical joke? The comments raged fast and furious over on Flickr when a user posted a photo of a tiny cubicle design created for an intern’s first day of work. This miniature workspace is wedged between a column and […]

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Installing Verse Maxon Cubicles Is As Easy As 1-2-3

April 15, 2010 by admin

A lot of office furniture manufacturers advertise their products as being simple to install. How do you know when this is really true? When they post the instructions online for everyone to see. Check out the Verse panel system setup information for Maxon cubicles to see what really easy installation looks like. There are literally […]

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Fun Facts: Feng Shui For Call Center Cubicles?

April 12, 2010 by admin

Did you know that a Google search for cubicle Feng Shui delivers over 69,000 results? There’s even a “for Dummies” article on the topic. That’s a testament to all the office employees who are looking for alternative ways to make their workspace more inspiring. So, if you want tips for ways to improve the flow […]

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Teknion Systems Furniture Wins Recognition

April 1, 2010 by admin

In January, the Marketplace worktable was recognized by iF for design excellence. This modular bench is a core element of collaborative Teknion systems furniture environments. Now, it takes its place among the prizewinning products featured at the Hannover Exhibition Center. Each item was selected for inclusion based on exacting criteria for function, ergonomics, safety, branding, […]

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From Darlene in San Diego – Cubicles and Daily Survival

March 31, 2010 by admin

Do you have to cope with spending 40+ hours a week in cube farm? You’ll enjoy these helpful “survival” tips compiled by Darlene – a blogger from San Diego. Cubicles don’t have to create the cramped, uncomfortable work environment depicted in Dilbert cartoons if you and your coworkers make an effort to get along. A […]

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Haworth Cubicles Produced Without Creating Landfill Waste

March 24, 2010 by admin

Christmas came early for Planet Earth last year when one office furniture corporation made its most recent waste-to-landfill announcement on December 18th. Haworth cubicles are now “greener” than ever. The company’s U.S. locations went from producing 4.6 million pounds of landfill-bound waste to zero pounds in 2009. Global facilities in Shanghai, China and Pune, India […]

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Brighten Up Your Cubicle’s Vista With Original Artwork

March 23, 2010 by admin

Modern cubicle manufacturers offer a lot of visual interest in their product designs. They incorporate colorful fabrics, glass panels, lovely wood veneers, and more. However, if your company has old fashion grey fabric panels, the view from inside your workstation may be pretty dreary. Changing your cubicle’s vista from dull to interesting may be up […]

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Find Your Ethos With Herman Miller Systems Furniture

March 19, 2010 by admin

Ethospace is a Herman Miller systems furniture option for businesses that care. You can express a lot about your organization’s core values with the furnishings you choose for the work environment. Partnering with HM says quite a few things about your company’s “ethos”. Eco-Responsibility This is where the Ethospace collection really shines. If you are […]

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Fun Facts: Your New Cubicles Never Looked This Good

March 15, 2010 by admin

Buying all new cubicles isn’t the only improvement you can make to your office environment. This cunning group of coworkers has figured out how to upgrade an existing workspace to make it feel much cozier. Employee Stewart Douglas didn’t expect to come back from vacation and find himself the recipient of a “Total Cubicle Makeover”. […]

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Empower Maxon Cubicles Offer Strength and Versatility

February 26, 2010 by admin

Business owners who are serious about purchasing some of the sturdiest office furniture on the market will be interested in investigating Maxon cubicles. Steel and aluminum are combined to create a panel system that can double as ceiling height walls in the Empower collection. These panels are 3” thick and can be stacked over 10’ […]

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AIS Cubicles Vista Finish

February 24, 2010 by admin

Are you planning the finish details for a set of AIS cubicles? Vista is one of the choices you might consider if you want neutral tones paired with an interesting texture. This surfacing option is part of the Birdseye collection by Guilford. It features pale, open weave fabric with darker threads woven through for contrast. […]

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Haworth Cubicle Light Wins iF Award

February 18, 2010 by admin

There is no question that Light in Motion (LIM) is an innovative, practical addition to the modern office space. Last year, this Haworth cubicle LED task light took home the silver at NeoCon. Now, the lighting system has been honored with the iF product design award for 2010. It has also been a finalist in […]

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Allsteel Cubicle Options: Concensys

February 9, 2010 by admin

There’s one thing you can always count on when you buy an Allsteel cubicle – it will feature all metal, sturdily welded construction and come with a lifetime warranty. The Concensys collection, an entry level panel system, is no exception. Allsteel advertises this product for the budget and space conscious employer. This panel system has […]

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Teknion Cubicle Space Planning Tool

February 5, 2010 by admin

The next time you are in the market for a Teknion cubicle cluster, check out the free space planning tool on the manufacturer’s website. This lets you see various configurations and sort cubicles by size or product. Besides diagrams, there are also plenty of photos with clearly labeled components. The drop-down sort fields allow you […]

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Knoll Cubicles: Reff Stands for Refined

January 27, 2010 by admin

Sometimes, modern plastic laminates and grey steel just don’t give your workspace the feel you are looking for. When this happens, you can turn to Knoll cubicles in the Reff line for a solution. They are bringing back the most basic of furniture materials – wood. These quality veneer products come in 18 different finishes […]

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Fun Facts: Telemarketing Cubicle Art

January 25, 2010 by admin

When most people talk about telemarketing cubicle art, they are referring to a print or poster you can put in your cube to make it more visually interesting. However, there is another kind of artwork that has to do with the modern, enclosed workstation. Simon Currell is a British artist who brings his creative talent […]

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Maxon Cubicles – Verse and Versatility

January 21, 2010 by admin

The Verse collection of Maxon cubicles is a grow-as-you go dream for the DIY office manager. These ultra simple panels can be integrated with the manufacturer’s modular Series 1000 & 2000 desks, but they are also intended for use with any system. Just slap together a few panels and use them to wrap your existing […]

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AIS Systems Furniture – From A to Z

January 12, 2010 by admin

AIS systems furniture options are noted for their simplicity, flexibility, and budget conscious style. This doesn’t keep the manufacturer from relying on high quality materials and sturdy construction methods. Many of the company’s components carry a lifetime warranty. Here’s an overview of a few of the top selections from AIS. AO2 This second generation Action […]

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Resolve Herman Miller Cubicles – An Alternative to Panel Systems

January 5, 2010 by admin

Not all Herman Miller cubicles are rectangular, and not all of them actually use panels either. The Resolve collection by Turkish designer Ayse Birsel is a perfect example of how workspaces can be reinvented in unlimited ways. This happens when assumptions are tossed out so novel ideas can flourish. What does a busy office environment […]

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Knoll Systems Furniture – Equity Call Center Workstations

December 24, 2009 by admin

Knoll currently has an interesting white paper on call centers available in its “sector focus” library. According to the data in this paper, there are approximately 78,000 call centers in the U.S. Some 2 million employees work in these environments. The nature of the work (which could reasonably be described as uninspiring and stressful) often […]

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Allsteel Cubicles: Align Yourself Now

December 21, 2009 by admin

The Align series of Allsteel cubicles offer you the opportunity to “align” the look of your workspaces with the rest of your office environment. That’s because this collection has the kind of aesthetic appeal you would be happy to display everywhere from your reception area to your executive offices. Align furnishings are available for each […]

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See San Diego Cubicles Installed

December 17, 2009 by admin

Have you ever seen how we get things done here in San Diego? Cubicles may take hours to install for other people, but the guys in this video handle the entire job in just over 1 minute. OK – that’s using time lapse film techniques! Still, it’s pretty cool to see a whole office environment […]

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Telemarketing Cubicles: Understanding Acoustics

December 14, 2009 by admin

Controlling noise levels in your telemarketing cubicles presents significant challenges. When employees are exposed to excessive noise, they can’t concentrate. If they are on the phone, they may have to struggle to hear the person on the other end of the line. Even worse, the customer may hear the buzz of multiple conversations in the […]

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UniGroup Haworth Cubicles: Simplicity & Value

December 3, 2009 by admin

Most of the top office furniture manufacturers now offer high-end cubicle environments that take aesthetics to previously unseen levels. However, sometimes you just need a sturdy and reliable system that focuses on getting the job done. UniGroup Haworth cubicles deliver brand-name quality and value without a designer price tag. Less is More The UniGroup collection […]

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Fun Facts About Cubicles: Del Mar Offices Host Unseen Intruders

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OK, so this is more of a gross fact than a fun fact about cubicles. Del Mar office spaces are often plagued with uninvited guests called dust mites. These tiny arthropods feed on flakes of skin that humans shed on a daily basis. Dust mites tend to accumulate in bedding because that’s where people spend […]

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Herman Miller Systems Furniture: Office – or Studio?

November 26, 2009 by admin

Do you cherish creativity in your employees just as much as you value productivity? Herman Miller systems furniture allows you to craft a workplace atmosphere that inspires both with their My Studio Environments collection. A studio is more than just an office – it’s where new ideas are born and innovative imagination is allowed free […]

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“Green” Showrooms House Teknion Systems Furniture

November 20, 2009 by admin

Teknion systems furniture is now showcased in two eco-friendly buildings in California. The company’s newest construction project in Santa Monica joins the existing San Francisco location in taking home the gold for being green. Both showrooms have earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification at the gold level. That means the buildings meet […]

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Fun Facts About Cubicles: San Marcos City Charter

November 16, 2009 by admin

In 1964, Robert Probst invented the concept of the cubicle. San Marcos, CA was incorporated just one year prior to this turning point in office furniture history. Some 30 years later (in 1994), San Marcos became a chartered city. A review of the charter offers an intriguing glimpse into those topics the city council thought […]

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DiVi AIS Cubicles Offer Business Owners Flexibility

November 11, 2009 by admin

When you are shopping for new office cubicles, you want a product that is cost effective and highly adaptable. Ideally, the brand you select will give you multiple configurations, easy assembly, integration with technology, and customization options for individual employees. AIS cubicles in the DiVi collection go a step further by allowing you to update […]

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Decorating Etiquette for Call Center Cubicles

November 10, 2009 by admin

Call center cubicles are what you make of them. They can be dingy, grey cells that separate apathetic workers from each other. Or, they can provide the foundation for vibrant, personalized workspaces that promote creativity and collaboration. Of course, it is possible to go too far and create chaos instead of productivity. Good taste and […]

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Planning to Buy New Cubicles or Panel Systems? Three Options to Consider

November 3, 2009 by admin

Are you gearing up for 2010 by revamping your office space? This is a great time to look into new cubicles and panel divider systems. Here’s a brief overview of popular collections from 3 top companies along with what makes them worth considering. Allsteel If you need flexibility in creating workspaces for different personalities and […]

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Ventilate Your Cubicles: Vista Climate Offers Fresh Air for Worker Health

October 23, 2009 by admin

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to pop open the windows at work? It sure would be nice to let a breath of fresh air waft through the office and along the rows of cubicles. Vista, California is actually not a bad place to try this. With daytime temps averaging between 68 […]

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Collaborative Steel Case Cubicles – Bringing Workers Together

October 14, 2009 by admin

One of the most common complaints about cubicles is that they make users feel isolated. Some work environments such as call centers have high noise levels that make sound-muffling partitions a necessity. However, in locations where phones aren’t ringing constantly employees can enjoy a more open atmosphere. Steel Case cubicles with low glass partitions are […]

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