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Why a Wood Veneer Office Desk Could Be the Right Choice for Your Workplace

October 24, 2017 by admin

What comes to mind when you think of the word “veneer”? We’re guessing it’s not necessarily positive, and rightly so. Poorly constructed veneer has been the bane of offices, schools and universities across the country for decades. Which one of us doesn’t have memories of thin veneer being picked away to reveal the grainy particle […]

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Why You Need to Consider Updating Your Breakroom

June 20, 2017 by admin

The breakroom is no longer an afterthought. As companies have moved toward a more employee-focused philosophy of operation, the breakroom has emerged as an opportunity for engagement and connection. It is no longer the domain of faded furniture, old coffee and yellowish fluorescent lights. Industry experts have encouraged companies to go all-out in the breakroom, […]

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3 Reasons Why Standing Desks Are Gaining Popularity

January 13, 2016 by admin

With an overwhelming percentage of the working force operating in offices, many businesses are looking for the healthiest, most comfortable, and most productive work spaces to offer their employees. This applies to more than quality lighting and regular breaks – office workers will spend the majority of their careers sitting down at their desks, and […]

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Standing Desks vs. Regular Desks: Which is Better for Productivity?

October 7, 2015 by admin

Purchasing office furniture can be a daunting task. Luckily, there is a wealth of choices in the market today, along with new and innovating achievements in design within the industry. Standing desks have continued to be a popular office furniture item, which purports to enhance worker productivity. But do they? With all the new innovations […]

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You Have Options When It Comes to Desks

August 5, 2015 by admin

In an office space desks are probably one of the most important pieces of furniture used on a daily basis. There are so many options when it comes to getting a desk for your space. The important things to keep in mind are the size of your office or cubicle space and the fact that […]

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3 Signs That You Need New Desks

July 22, 2015 by admin

When budgets are tight (and they normally are,) it can be easy to prioritize other things over the desks that you and your colleagues work at. If they are still standing and haven’t actually pinned anyone with a splinter, people are inclined to ignore them. This is really unfortunate. Desks are important tools in our box. Having […]

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8 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Office Space

July 2, 2015 by admin

In today’s modern world, careers of every kind are making offices their home base. An office is where you will spend the majority of your working hours, making it an area which should be personal, functional, and efficient. Whether your office is an entire room or a small cubical, having it operate at its full […]

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7 Things Every Office Needs

June 17, 2015 by admin

Creating a space where your staff and visitors can feel comfortable, confident and engaged is one of the most important things a business needs to consider. It’s great having plenty of room but if you are not using it effectively and maximizing potential you could be losing out on a number of levels. Are your […]

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Go Green With Used Office Furniture Buyers

June 10, 2015 by admin

Whether you are relocating your business or renovating your office, there often comes a time when you have to face the fact that you have more furniture than you need. Used office furniture allows you to sustainably dispose of unwanted office furniture without having to put unwanted cubicles or file cabinets in the trash. If you […]

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3 Important Things to Consider When Choosing Desks

May 6, 2015 by admin

Having the wrong desk for a job can cause frustration, inefficiency, and can even cause long-term physical problems. To avoid this, you need to keep a few things in mind when selecting desks for your office or workplace. Here are the top three factors that make a difference in whether a desk will be a […]

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Purchasing New Desks for your Crew? Ask yourself these Questions First.

January 29, 2015 by admin

When it is time to consider desks for your work area, it is important to understand what your employees need in order to be productive. Your goal should be to create the healthiest working environment possible. Desks that have the right amount of work and storage space are much more likely to produce the results you […]

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3 Reasons Why Standing Desks Are Gaining Popularity

January 6, 2015 by admin

With an overwhelming percentage of the working force operating in offices, many businesses are looking for the healthiest, most comfortable, and most productive work spaces to offer their employees. This applies to more than quality lighting and regular breaks – office workers will spend the majority of their careers sitting down at their desks, and […]

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How the Traditional Office Desk Has Changed over Time

October 16, 2014 by admin

The traditional office desk has seen many changes in its history. Back in the days of papyrus scrolls and parchment, desks were built much like drafting tables. The beautifully illuminated, handwritten manuscripts produced in times of antiquity called for an artistic approach to the furniture that supported these endeavors. According to Mitchell at Cubicles.com, the […]

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Best Under-Desk Gadgets for Work

August 20, 2014 by admin

What’s tucked away under the desks at your office? Is that space going to waste? Here are several cool under-desk gadgets that take up little room but that can make a big difference in the average workday. Webble Footrest The Webble is like a balance board—but not as dangerous. You don’t have to stand on […]

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Executive desks, a critical working and relational business tool

September 19, 2013 by admin

Executive desks are an investment that has a decisive influence on the success of your business. Indeed, they’re both a working and relational tool. How to choose the executive desk that best fits your business and your role in your company is an essential part of your efficiency. Sometimes it takes a design desk, other […]

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Slide Your Toboggan Around the Office for Random Collaboration?

April 12, 2013 by admin

We all know that the big office buzzword for the last few years has been collaboration. But most organizations are still trying to figure out how to support the serendipitous encounters that are supposed to deliver so much value for modern businesses. Knoll is attempting to fill this support role with the Toboggan sled desk/chair […]

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The Standing Office Goes Too Far?

March 31, 2013 by admin

In the United States, we always like to think we are ahead of the curve. But the fact is that we aren’t always first adopters of new ways of doing things. Nor do we always take new concepts further than anyone else. In some ways, that’s a good thing. For example, the standing desk trend […]

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Could Your Office Furniture Save Your Life

March 7, 2013 by admin

Elizabeth Barrett wrote an article this month for the Gothenburg Times that paints a disturbing picture of the future workplace. Over the last few years, there has been an increased focus in the media on “killing sprees” at public places, schools and workplaces. The fact is that workplace violence (including gun violence) is not new. […]

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Why Static Office Furniture Will Never Be Ergonomic

February 15, 2013 by admin

These days, most employers are aware of both the existence of sit-to-stand workstations. But just 5 or 6 years ago, this idea was still pretty cutting edge. An Atlas Ergonomics white paper published by KI in 2007 shows how initial research was highly accurate in predicting the benefits of greater mobility at work. What Are […]

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Will Anything Do for an Office Desk?

November 29, 2012 by admin

Do you enjoy using your iPhone for work when you are away from the office? Are you less than thrilled about the prospect of composing emails on that tiny screen? Would you like the convenience of touch typing without having to tote a whole keyboard around with you? Now there’s an app for that. The […]

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Five Things That Should Never Take Up Desk Space

October 11, 2012 by admin

Nate Lanxon delivered quite a diatribe against the telephone in Wired magazine in August. He makes a compelling case for banishing this outdated contraption from the office desk forever. After all, almost every office worker now has a cell phone and can be easily reached whenever necessary. Long distance charges for US calls are pretty […]

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Can’t Stand the Standing Trend?

September 26, 2012 by admin

Are you annoyed when you see the umpteenth article making the Twitter rounds about how sitting at work is akin to a death sentence? You are not alone. TreeHugger describes this backlash against the standing desk “mania” in an entertaining article here. Apparently, some people are treating this furniture like a fad. They experience lots […]

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Sit-to-Stand to…Jump Desk?

August 3, 2012 by admin

By now, we’ve all been educated about the benefits of working at a sit-to-stand desk. But what if you added a little jumping to the mix? We’ve all had days at work that feel like a series of hurdles. The white collar workers in this ad video just take that feeling to a very literal […]

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Another Workstation Enhancer from Teknion

July 26, 2012 by admin

The “Behind-You” screen we blogged about recently is just one of Teknion’s new series of Workstation Enhancers. The office supply manufacturer is determined to make the cubicle experience enjoyable by providing more and more ways for employees to customize theirs. The Podium is one of the latest additions to the “Complements” collection. This desk organizer […]

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Could Computer Monitors Disappear from Office Desks Altogether?

June 26, 2012 by admin

That’s an intriguing thought. Perhaps one day, we will all use virtual or holographic computer screens like the ones in Minority Report. We’ll be able to interact directly with “there, but not there” style monitors that we can call up out of thin air at any time. It’s not so farfetched – we’ve seen similar […]

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Are Office Desks Becoming Simpler?

June 20, 2012 by admin

According to one Wall Street Journal article, office furniture in the Bay Area is undergoing a radical metamorphosis. Gone are the days of the ornate wood executive desk. Even modern workstations with storage capacity, tool rails, and other accessories are on the way out. In today’s tech office culture, employers and employees are reinventing what […]

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Do Employees Really Want to Walk at Work?

April 5, 2012 by admin

You’ve probably heard about the Steelcase treadmill desk at this point. But is this a piece of office furniture employees would actually use? There’s anecdotal evidence that workers actually do enjoy walking while they work. Phone workers at Aetna’s call center in New Albany are apparently lining up to get their turn on a small […]

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The Roll-to-Stand Office

March 31, 2012 by admin

Here’s another follow up on my guest post at Ergotron about designing the sit-to-stand office. It has to do with the sitting part as much as the standing part. Workers still do need well made, ergonomic office chairs for those times during the day when they need to rest their weary legs and feet. All […]

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Are You Mad for This Office Desk?

March 8, 2012 by admin

The hit TV series “Mad Men” is coming back for yet another alcohol and cigarette infused season. It’s a great example of how television impacts the fashion and design world. Everything from apparel to furniture is being given a Mad Men spin these days. Some of the styles of the 1960s (like the constricting rubber […]

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Getting the Most from Your Sit-to-Stand Workstation

February 23, 2012 by admin

Do you have a sit-to-stand workstation? Are you thinking about buying these ergonomic solutions for your employees? Height adjustable worktables, desks, and cubicle worksurfaces are all the rage right now. But for this trend to stay relevant, employees need to know how to make this ergonomic technology really work for them. We’ve seen what happens […]

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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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Cardboard Office Furniture

December 24, 2011 by admin

The entrepreneurial spirit and the tendency to gravitate toward the least expensive materials available have come together in a perfect storm of…genius…cheapness? You decide. A college student has created what is arguably the most cost effective, easy to assemble office desk ever. It’s made out of recycled cardboard and weighs just a few pounds. You […]

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Tips for Buying an Antique Office Desk

December 9, 2011 by admin

Last week, we took a look at some of the features of antique office furniture that deserve to make a 21st century comeback; but what if you want to buy an actual antique for your office? Thankfully, there’s a wiki over at lovetoknow.com that can help you make the right decision. This helpful guide to […]

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HON Desking Lets You Know You’ve Arrived

September 14, 2011 by admin

Nothing tells the world that you’re at the top of your professional game like being surrounded by richly grained wood office furniture. But solid wood is pretty pricey. There’s nothing wrong with achieving the same elegant look with a nice veneer to give your furnishings the appearance of importance. The Arrive series from HON puts […]

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Modern Workstations: Are Benches Back?

July 21, 2011 by admin

Steelcase makes a compelling case for benching in the workplace as an alternative to both cubicle and desk style workstations. The most obvious difference between benches and cubicles is the fact that there are no panels involved. If you want to create a very social working environment and assigned tasks don’t tend to require a […]

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Steelcase SOTO II Captures NeoCon Gold

July 15, 2011 by admin

Steelcase has gone home from Chicago this year with more than just memories. The cubicle manufacturer was awarded the gold in the Office Accessories category – beating out 3 competitors. The other entries in this section were all variations on the whiteboard. There were mobile whiteboards, giant whiteboards, and even green (eco-friendly) whiteboards. That was […]

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Exotic Woods For Executive Desks

July 6, 2011 by admin

Are you planning to have an executive desk custom-made from scratch for your office? Tried and true materials like maple, mahogany, walnut, cherry, and oak are all good choices. But if you pick a traditional wood, you really need to go above and beyond with the architecture of the desk to make it unique. Another […]

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Workers Covet Height Adjustable Workstations

June 22, 2011 by admin

According to Laura Casey at the Contra Costa Times, people are taking workstation ergonomics into their own hands to get some relief from the long hours of sitting required for many of today’s white collar jobs. Some are constructing their own standing desks out of whatever they have on hand. Unfortunately, going from sitting all […]

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Favorite Italian Executive Desk Designs

May 6, 2011 by admin

There are a lot of great U.S. manufacturers for office furniture, cubicles, and seating; but occasionally a situation calls for something really special. Executive office desks are one item that people tend to buy because it’s different rather than because it matches the rest of a company’s décor. When it comes to stylish desks, imported […]

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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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Average Desk, Cubicles, Offices Swarming With Germs

November 23, 2010 by admin

Did you know that there may be millions of germs on your desk? Cubicles are notorious breeding grounds for bacteria of all kinds. Here’s how to stay clean.

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Office Furniture Solutions For Tall Workers

August 31, 2010 by admin

Do you have one or more employees who are quite tall? They may need specialized office furniture solutions like those discussed here.

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Commercial Office Furniture: San Diego Businesses Need Specialized Furnishings

August 11, 2010 by admin

Do you need commercial office furniture? San Diego businesses should avoid purchasing cheap home office furnishings. Here’s why.

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San Diego Office Desks Can Go To A Good Cause

December 25, 2009 by admin

It’s nice to know that people care about paying it forward here in San Diego – especially during the holidays. Office desks may seem like an unusual gift, but they can make a big difference to cash strapped organizations. Over on Yelp.com, poster Heather B. asks how she can donate her used office furniture to […]

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