The Lonely Chair


  The holidays can be a lonely time of year … especially for an office chair. All the familiar noises and activity cease as the people leave to spend time with their loved ones. Silence reins supreme. Sure, we chairs have been known to throw a fine furniture fling from time to time, and life here can have dangers of…

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9 Furniture Questions That Designers Ask. So You Should Too.


    “Design is a matter of translating technology into things that people can use.” ~ Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) An experienced architect and/or designer are critical to achieving a beautiful, functional and modernized office. They understand that an impression is made every time someone steps into a room.…

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What Exactly Is Contract Office Furniture?


In short – it’s the good stuff. Officially, contract furniture refers to office furniture that is held to higher standards as a result of adhering to stringent testing and certification processes and is sold exclusively through territorial dealerships. HIGHER STANDARD Unlike furniture typically found in big box retailers, contract furniture manufacturers must submit their products for testing and certification to…

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Top 10 Things to Consider When Working With a Contract Furniture Dealer


If you’re responsible for the purchasing of new office furniture below is a list of the top ten questions you need to ask yourself about as you are choosing a contract furniture dealer. 1. Do they have industry experience? Furniture manufacturing is a fragmented industry. It takes a lot of time and resources to keep up with the latest product…

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Quiet Please! How to Minimize Office Noise


  Studies have shown that low-level office noise can increase health risks, lower task motivation for workers, increase stress and affect short-term memory and a person’s ability to focus on tasks. While sensitivity to sound varies from person to person, complex, design-oriented and technical tasks often fall victim to mistakes and mindless tasks – like web surfing – when distracting…

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