Posts tagged ‘reception’

Staging Your Office

February 21st, 2018

Staging is a term that housing experts and estate agents use and refers to making you home look good for prospective buyers. The idea is that there are some key things buyers expect to see in a property and the seller stands a better chance of getting an offer if they play to those things. … Read the full post …

Most corporate offices and an increasing number of small businesses are having a water cooler installed in the office. Your staff will really welcome the opportunity to have a glass of cool water during hot summer afternoons and your guests will appreciate being offered a glass of water while they are waiting for their appointment. … Read the full post …

Spending a fortune on office furniture is alright, as long as the company can afford it. The idea is to design an environment that is pleasant and efficient; a place where people will enjoy working. If you have the budget then luxury office furniture may be the way to go – there is no reason … Read the full post …

Office furniture design

February 9th, 2018

Office furniture designers have become far more flamboyant in recent years and there are many standard office furniture designs such as office desks that have changed to ergonomic pieces and they come in all ranges of materials so an office no longer needs to look drab and boring. The most experimental section of the office … Read the full post …

Office Furniture History

January 15th, 2018

Designers are known for using office furniture, namely, reception furniture for experimental and artistic designs to create a certain type of atmosphere. Choosing home office furniture can be difficult because you end up walking around retail shops looking at so many different designs and getting distracted by what you originally did not go out to … Read the full post …

When designing your business office layout you want to make sure you give the right image to your clients. There are many things you need to consider when creating your office space including thinking about future growth, is this layout going to suit our office and can it incorporate your future business needs. If you … Read the full post …

Office Chairs for Visitors

December 6th, 2017

Otherwise known as guest office chairs.  This piece of office furniture can often receive less consideration than any other but it is of course, an important part of your office’s furniture! Whether your office chairs are needed for your reception area or as an additional office chair by your desk for visitors to sit and … Read the full post …

First impressions are everything. They are one of the few times in life when second chances don’t count. When it comes to your business reception area, the first impression that visitors form when they enter for the first time is crucial. The design, the aesthetics and layout of a reception area will have a big … Read the full post …

A modern environment offers immediate quality, mirroring a progressive aim of a company and an individual and inside your offices; contemporary office furniture does even more than this. Most office spaces, especially within large corporate organisations, will include extremely innovative office desks and office chairs that look like they could come from the future. Sleek, … Read the full post …

It can be just as tough if you are meeting a new starter as it is being the new starter in an office. The one thing a new arrival has to worry about is the chance that no one will speak to them, because it appears that the team you are joining is such a … Read the full post …

Art in the Office

September 21st, 2017

Art in the workplace sets the theme of the environment for both visitors and employees alike and can set the mood of these people unconsciously. The first point of contact for most companies is the reception area.  Hanging contemporary pictures in the office desk reception area is the key area.  Contemporary and striking pictures can … Read the full post …

Fully serviced offices

August 30th, 2017

There is more and more reason for new businesses to use short term leases in fully serviced offices with fully manned staff. If a business is very new then this is a good way to ‘test the water’ with the industry and do it in the most economical way possible. Should you be looking for … Read the full post …

One of the most important areas of your office that needs to be furnished impeccably is your office reception. Most of your customers and most people that visit your office will not go beyond your office reception. If your office reception is not furnished neatly then it will project a very poor image about your … Read the full post …

Charity offices see re-design

August 20th, 2017

The Guardian newspaper sent in famous office design guru Mervyn Hill to sort out the offices of a local Blackpool charity that hadn’t seen a facelift for years. The difference to the ambience in the office and to the mood of the people that worked there was uplifting once they saw an update to their … Read the full post …

The second prospective clients walk into your business premises they start to make a judgement on you and your business, and that’s before you’ve even met them. Their impressions start outside the building but then are quickly reinforced by whatever meets them in reception. To make sure that your reception furniture is up to scratch … Read the full post …

Fruity-tootie Fresh fruit spread across employees’ computer desks implies that this is the health conscious slave master. The low calorie snacks mean a leaner and meaner workforce with no room for lardy work shy individuals. This company is clearly trendy. Make sure you are seen running up and down the stairs, racing from your office … Read the full post …

Just as a face represents a person, the reception area represents an office or a business. And just as we form an opinion by looking at the person, most visitors similarly form an opinion about the business and how it is doing by looking at the reception area. And perhaps the most important thing in … Read the full post …

A good business will value its customers, it’s not enough to say that you value people, you have to show it right from the start. If people feel welcome when they visit your office then this will have a positive effect on them and their impression of you and your business. One way to make … Read the full post …

The most important office desks tend to belong to the person that is at the hub of the office. This person will probably be in charge of communicating with the rest of the staff and will either be the office secretary, PA to the MD or CEO, or if it is a smaller company or … Read the full post …

Office desk functions

June 27th, 2017

There are so many different types of office furniture and one of the most popular items – one which is also available in more designs than any other – is the office desk.  This is not too much of a shock considering that of all your office furniture, it is the office desk that is … Read the full post …

An architectural experiment

June 16th, 2017

Recently a national newspaper ran an experiment with real companies who had offices in need of a makeover and paired them with design gurus. One of these companies was a multimedia company with a great exterior but a terrible problem in their internal offices, architect Ralph Buschow was sent to sort out the company’s office … Read the full post …

When moving to larger premises because business is increasing and the company is growing, this is great news; however, financing this move is not always easy. Firstly, you should do is to enlist the help of the company accountant to find out the amount of money there is to spare. Once known you can begin … Read the full post …

The reception area of any organisation is the first place that a visitor or potential customer is going to gleam an idea about the company and its culture; therefore this area is of the utmost importance. Most good reception areas will boast large comfortable armchairs and some more creative types often feature funky office furniture … Read the full post …

When you are setting up your office, it is not enough that you select the best office desks and office chairs for you and your staff. You should also choose the best visitors chairs for your office. You may have to choose visitors chairs for the waiting room, lounge and office rooms depending on the … Read the full post …

    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 …

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 …

Equipping a new office

May 1st, 2017

Well you have already found your office, got your staff and paid the rent. Now you need the right office furniture and the right office supplies. You need to consider whether your staff will all require office desks, usually this is the case, everyone needs a work station.  You need to consider whether your administration … Read the full post …

Mesh chairs are not only stylish and comfortable but also ergonomic. With an ergonomic mesh office chair you can improve your productivity as you will be less stressed and fatigued, with no uncomfortable chair distracting your attention. In summer an office mesh chair is ideal, unlike most office chairs which do not allow airflow to … Read the full post …

Give Your Office a Lift

April 19th, 2017

If your office décor is dreary and dull then you may find that your employees appear sluggish and business acquaintances lose their enthusiasm once they get through your office door. When productivity is low and people are unhappy it probably means that they are adversely affected by their office environment. When your office starts to … Read the full post …

The professional business

April 13th, 2017

If you want your clients and your business rivals to see you as truly professional then you need to ensure that your office has a professional look. Make sure that desks are large enough to hold a computer and leave enough room for other office tasks. Something that can lead visitors to assume that your … Read the full post …

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  • Fabric

    Fabric is used in office chairs, often for standard operators.  Fabric chairs are designed for functionality, comfort and affordability.  This fabric offers a range of colour choices to suit an office’s interior design.  Fabric chairs often have standard paddle arms, but may have no arms.

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