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The Benefits of Flexible Office Furniture

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

When shopping for office furniture, flexibility is key. In today’s office environment, open work areas and the promotion of group collaboration are necessary.

As a business, you need to be on the lookout for easily mobilized furniture items or furniture that can be easily modified to suit employees with different work tasks or work styles.  Chairs, desks and worktables should automatically have this feature.

The following are flexible furniture tips you should consider:

Seating Trends
It is no secret in the office that the most in demand office furniture is more comfortable seating. The average office spends 25 percent of its office furniture budget on seating.

The chairs that are most in demand in the office are ergonomic chairs with adjustable seating in width and depth. This chair can be programmed and adjusted for every user with the push of a few buttons. Read Why is Ergonomic Office Furniture Beneficial To Employees? To learn about the health and productivity benefits of ergonomic furniture.

You will also have the option to purchase bariatric office chairs, which are specifically designed to support heavier workers.

Workstations and Desks Trends
More and more companies are branching away from cubicles and laying out the office in open, u-shaped desk arrangements.

U-shaped desk arrangements are highly efficient because all tools and equipment are within easy reach in comparison to the traditional L-shaped cubicle design. This layout also improves communication between workers.

Another popular trend are desks in modular parts. Modular furniture allows companies to add or remove desks from the office layout design when necessary.

With a modular part desk, you can place drawers and cupboards anywhere he or she wants to make the workspace more comfortable.

Trending currently is glass mixed with wood for office doors, desktops, and desks. Simple, straight lines are very popular in office furniture right now.

To make your offices, workstations, conference rooms and meeting rooms more comfortable and stylish, go for more cozy and less formal in your office layout. A great way to implement cozy in the office is with more sofas, easy chairs and conference tables with end and coffee tables.

For more information on better office design layout read Office Design: How To Improve Office Comfort And Productivity.

No matter what you envision, Edwards & Hill is here to provide you quality furniture, great pricing and exceptional customer service. We can assemble your furniture; assist you with furniture project management and coordination services. We can also help you with interior design, space planning and more!

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install office furniture, as well as design and plan office layouts. We even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Since 1998, when Managing Partner Tony Hill and Partner Hans Edwards founded Edwards & Hill Communications, we have provided clients with creative solutions to complex problems and know how to tailor our products and services to your specific needs.

To give one shining example of what you can expect when you retain the services of Edwards & Hill, we developed the office floor plan and supplied all custom office furniture, computers, audio/visual equipment, customer cueing system and electric lateral filing systems for the new Visitor Control Center (VCC) at Ft. George G. Meade Army Base in Maryland. These needs were specific and complex, and we met them to the great satisfaction of our customer. We also installed 74 rooms every 24 hours and completed the installation of 2000 guest rooms and suites at the Gaylord National Hotel on time.  We brought it all together from start to finish and we can do the same for you.

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