• On the Value of Workplace Isolation

    January 18, 2016.

    We live in “busy” times. People are “busy.” Busy-ness has become the default state of today’s aspirational class and a prerequisite for future success. It is the downpayment we make on an imagined future filled with wealth, comfort and well-earned relaxation. Read More...

  • 5 Office Furniture Trends We'll See in 2016

    December 19, 2015.

    Last July, NeoCon – North America’s largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors – showcased current and predicted office furniture trends for 2016. We've summarized some of the key findings and combined them with data from our own showroom to come up with our predictions for what office furniture trends will hold sway in 2016:

  • The Benefits of an Adjustable Height Desk

    November 10, 2015.

    Over the past few years, a number of studies have been done on the health effects of sitting versus standing. The evidence clearly suggests that sitting for upwards of eight hours a day – the norm for many office jobs – puts incredible strain on the body and leads to numerous adverse health effects. To combat the ills of excessive sitting, many office workers and have turned to standing desks.

  • A Review of Popular Office Design Styles

    October 5, 2015.

    Over the last few years, office design has undergone a fairly radical shift. More and more organizations have embraced contemporary styles with a focus on workplace ergonomics and productivity enhancements in addition to aesthetics. Here are some of today's most popular office design styles:

  • Beyond Office Furniture PART II: The Implications of Color

    August 30, 2015.

    The colors that you choose for your office have a distinct effect on how people feel and how well they work. While there is always some individual variation, your employees -- and you as well -- will likely respond to colors in certain ways, and it's essential that you use colors that will help your employees reach their work goals. It's tempting to go for the latest fad, but research shows that using specific ranges of shades will win out over using the latest fashionable palette.


  • Beyond Office Furniture PART I: The Do's & Don'ts of Office Lighting

    July 24, 2015.

    In the rush to find the perfect office furniture and accessories, lighting is often overlooked. Yet poor lighting choices can make it difficult to work while having a negative impact on workplace mood and performance. To make sure this doesn’t happen to you, keep the following do’s and don’ts in mind when selecting office lighting:

  • 5 Signs That You're Ready to Update Your Office Furniture

    June 4, 2015.

    The furniture in your office has a massive impact on the comfort, health and happiness of your staff, to say nothing of the overall aesthetics of your office. If you’re thinking of making a change, but not 100% certain that it’s the right time, consider these 5 tips:

  • On The Origin of Office Furniture

    April 2, 2015.

    Office furniture: Where did it all begin? In tracing its origins, we could certainly start by defining the world's first office places and describing the furniture they was likely to have contained. But for this article, the OFD staff chooses to go back a little further, to the earliest precursors and progenitors that we are aware of, long before anything resembling the modern office place existed.


  • Office Ergonomics: Three Key Considerations

    February 25, 2015.

    Office furniture used to be an uncomplicated affair: at best, company executives were given furniture with a bit of aesthetic appeal and perhaps some desirable materials, such as leather. Alas, the typical worker was saddled with frugal items designed with the manufacturer's profit motive in mind rather than a employee comfort and long-term health. Luckily, businesses today have begun to see the proverbial light as well as the long-term benefits of ergonomic office furniture.


  • Building A Greener Office

    January 14, 2015.

    Looking to green your office but not sure where to start? Never fear, listed below are some solutions to help you build a green office environment you can be proud of. Read More...

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