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Welcome to the news pages of Office Furniture Online where we aim to bring you the latest news about products that are newly available in our store as well as industry news from around the country and around the world.

Every now and again we’ll also take a look back at historical events and advertisements to see what the world of office furniture was like in years gone by as well as bringing you hints, tips and ‘how to’ guides for all the day to day questions you may have about buying office furniture.

So whether you have a specific question about office furniture or are just interested in finding out more about the types of items we sell then you should find the answers right here.

 
Office Chairs – Form and Function May 29th, 2017

While you may want style and elegance in your office chairs the sad fact is that the style of an office chair often takes precedence over comfort and function. Sitting at a desk in an uncomfortable chair for seven or eight hours a day, five days a week, usually ends in back problems, neck ache … Read the full post …

 
Sitting posture at the office May 28th, 2017

If you work in an office, no doubt you will be sat in the same position in your office chair for long periods of time and will have experienced the feelings of neck and back strain and tiredness. Buying the right office furniture items from the start should take some serious thought because you should … Read the full post …

 
The art of office style May 28th, 2017

Art is not just for your home it can play an important role in the success of your business.  Having your office decorated with art can improve morale, relieve stress, and promote creativity. It can stir the creativity that in all of us. It may as simple as having a beautiful picture that we enjoy … Read the full post …

 
Growing with your office furniture May 28th, 2017

To be sat at an office desk for more than eight hours a day, it is no shock to know that you can become prone to back, wrist ache and eye strain. Many of us won’t even bother to use good posture in our everyday lives because we do not understand the physical and health … Read the full post …

 
Irrationality in the office May 28th, 2017

There are a good many things that we do in the office which we would not dream of doing at home. The work place sees us coming under pressure more often as individuals as we strive to meet deadlines and sort out work problems.  This said there is a certain irrationality that happens to people … Read the full post …

 
The necessary ergonomic pieces May 27th, 2017

The amount of work you do and your level of productivity depends heavily on the office furniture you buy. Office furniture plays a huge part in helping you stay focused because you are comfortable.  The factor of a worker’s comfort is important because it keeps aches and pains at bay and it is also important … Read the full post …

 
So You Want to Work in Your Pyjamas May 25th, 2017

Many people are attracted to the idea of a freelancer’s life; when people work from home others tend to think that what they are doing is not proper work and that they drink tea and a chat all day or take in parcels in their pyjamas. If you want to work from home and make … Read the full post …

 
The Pros and Cons of Leather Chairs May 25th, 2017

Leather chairs offer a certain prestige in the workplace. Not only are they comfortable, but they are long lasting and retain their smart appearance. Whilst genuine leather chairs offer plenty of comfort, they can also be expensive. Faux leather makes a great alternative to real leather, boasting a similar appearance and features, with a more … Read the full post …

 
Moving Office – Things to Consider May 24th, 2017

Whether your current lease has ended or better yet your business has outgrown your current premises, moving office can be a very stressful time. You can minimise this stress of moving your business by taking note of some of the following issues. When you get a new office it will most likely need to be … Read the full post …

 
Office Furniture Buying Guide May 24th, 2017

    Office Furniture Buying Guide How to choose the right furniture for your office If you are about to start shopping for your office furniture: stop! Unless you have taken the time to consider exactly what your business needs, it is likely you will waste money and purchase items that are either not fit … Read the full post …

 
How office plants can lower office stress levels May 24th, 2017

Do you often feel unmotivated and tired at work? Do you find yourself getting agitated with a coworker? If you answered yes then you are not alone. According to the BBC Health Website workplace stress is the second biggest occupational health problem in the United Kingdom. In the UK nearly 75% of all sick days … Read the full post …

 
Folding tables helped conquer the world…. May 24th, 2017

The history of the folding table is quite a fascinating one as archaeologists have uncovered evidence to suggest that the very first folding tables were used by the Ancient Egyptians, although it is possible that the Chinese were using them before them. A fascinating and simple mechanical device, the folding table is one where the … Read the full post …

 
Ergonomic Office Chairs May 24th, 2017

For many months, a co worker sat in a typical swivel office chair. It had a cushioned seat but after long periods of time she would say that her sitting bones were aching and she would always have to shift positions. Her back developed a hunched position even when she wasn’t sat at the computer. … Read the full post …

 
Choosing the right computer desk for you home office May 23rd, 2017

Your home office should be planned carefully, as the right office furniture will not only save you time and effort, but money, too. Old or inconvenient office furniture results in a messy workspace, loss of productivity and can eventually lead to back or wrist pain. When you depend on yourself for your income, any time you … Read the full post …

 
Keep distractions at work to a minimum May 23rd, 2017

Most of us are used to living our daily lives with constant distractions ranging from children, neighbours, pets and a number of other variants.  It is clear that working within an office full of people brings with it its own set of daily distractions but due to the nature of us being at work and … Read the full post …

 
The Wow Factor: Designing a meeting room to impress May 23rd, 2017

If a business was to give a first impression, the meeting room would be it. Getting the design and ambience of a meeting room is highly important if you want to attract more business and retain your existing clients. It’s a key place that portrays how the business functions, and the events taking place within … Read the full post …

 
Office furniture expert writes white paper May 23rd, 2017

Tony Barker, sales and marketing director for a UK furniture company is an example of a high performance worker rarely seen without a Bluetooth headset. Tony is an example of a completely new approach to office furniture and business ergonomics. Mr Barker lives the wireless dream. “This technology is here now, it’s in your face,” … Read the full post …

 
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Office chair buying guide – 5 Key factors to consider for picking the perfect office chair May 22nd, 2017

If you spend the majority of your working day in an office chair (like me) then you can understand how important it is that you choose an office chair that ticks all the boxes. I have put together the following tips to help you choose the right office chair and hopefully I’ve made you look … Read the full post …

 
Office Furniture Changing Technological Advances May 22nd, 2017

Most office desks these days can double up as a computer desk.  Technological advancement for the computer through the years to cater for changing environments means that you can work from your lap, on the train, from your phone.  Strictly speaking the train table as suggested, when used to hold a laptop has in effect … Read the full post …

 
Top tips on proper chair adjustments for comfort May 21st, 2017

If you choose office chairs from a leading European supplier such as Nowy Styl you give yourself the best chance of attaining the correct posture as you work. However, there are plenty of things that you can do to relieve the discomfort caused by sitting for long periods in any office chair. Take some time … Read the full post …

 
Is your office chair squeaking to you? May 20th, 2017

Those annoying odd squeaks from your office chair may be caused by metal parts rubbing against each other; the backrest support is the most likely culprit. A squirt of oil can often fix the annoying squeak. If the noise is coming from the base check the underside for any screws which may appear loose, over time … Read the full post …

 
Office Desks The Perfect Height May 19th, 2017

There are already directives in place by Health and Safety that suggest that some offices provide adjustable office desk heights for their prospective employees. There are 4 different types of height adjustable offices desks produced by manufacturers: The telescopic frame office desk, which is the cheapest alternative adjustable for tall or small office staff (the … Read the full post …

 
The History of Office Furniture Basics May 19th, 2017

No one knows the actual year when the first office for business was created. However, moving cottage industries to a centralised location was an important transition in history and was the basis for a new work environment, business communication and specialised office furniture items along with employee interaction came into its own. Interestingly, working from … Read the full post …

 
Building a Home Business System May 19th, 2017

There are various methods you can put into place to ensure you are using a good business management system for your home office. Organising Data and Supplies The home office should have a securely locking filing cabinet to keep your business documents. Always keep important data in the same filing cabinet. All business receipts and … Read the full post …

 
Starting a business of your own May 18th, 2017

Many people who have got drive and initiative consider setting up their own business at some stage in their lives. Those people who are considered as successful entrepreneurs have found that saving time and money are some of the key factors to their success. At the outset, researching setting up a business, many entrepreneurs have … Read the full post …

 
If I were boss May 18th, 2017

Look at different leadership styles, perhaps yours and your management teams – do you ensure that your staff understand and respect everything from the office furniture to the businesses’ fundamental values? Remember that the biggest turn off for people at work is the way their manager treats them so ensure that positive leadership flows through … Read the full post …

 
The importance of office design May 18th, 2017

United States journalist for the Portland Journal Edward Marshall, recently predicted the end of ’cubedom’ which he related to the popular partitioned working space with a boxed in desk and office chair for each worker which is apparent in many call centres. He said that by giving employees individual boxes to work in, “a premium … Read the full post …

 
Take the Weight Off Your Clients’ Feet May 18th, 2017

Depending on the type of business that you have, you may experience a lot of foot traffic through your office due to the number of visitors. Too much foot traffic not only interferes with worker’s concentration, it also places limitations on your office layout and can limit the amount of space available. One way to … Read the full post …

 
The health risks of horrible office chairs May 17th, 2017

Bad back, sore shoulders, a crick in the neck – our office chairs can cause a whole host of issues. We often hear about the health risks of horrible office chairs, and a lifestyle which involves sitting for prolonged periods of time is sure to lead to some health conditions. Knowing more about the risks, … Read the full post …

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