If you feel that your office needs a refresh to attract new staff and clients what’s out there to achieve your aims? I’ve come up with 10 options of modern office furniture that would improve the look of any work place. .
Our work places are changing so much. We don’t sit at a desk for 8 hours a day anymore, we have adapted a versatile, agile work practices that lead to better collaboration and communication between staff. The Martin Work Table was designed to encourage your staff to work better together across a variety of tasks. Its adaptability means that the Martin can be used as desks for solo working, as a table for collaborating with colleagues or even catching up over coffee and cake.
The thought behind the Martin is complemented by its finish. Tops in Oak or Walnut veneer or in a Matt White or Matt Black look effortlessly cool along with smart timber legs and slim chamfered edges. Cable access panels down the centre of the table may be upholstered in fabric or specified in black or white Perspex.
Our Icon mesh back task chair with a white frame stands out from the crowd. Complemented by a white base, and white accented height adjustable arms, you can choose to upholster the seat in any of our huge portfolio of fabrics to suit all tastes. With an mechanism that automatically adjusts to the user, the Icon is clever as well as smart.
The DNA meeting table is a design that will impress staff and clients alike. Sexy, curved leg frames in white, black, silver or chrome go alongside table tops in mfc, laminates and veneers. Choose from circular, rectangular and boat shaped tables to suit your meeting and conference spaces.
How can we make meetings more modern and forward-thinking, let alone more interesting? How about mixing things up with our Campus High Meeting Table? With a table top at a height of 1050 mm having a meeting is a new experience. More fun, more energy, friendlier, more and more people are opting for high meeting tables. See our blog for how delighted one of our customers is with her high meeting table.
Staff can sit on high stools or stand up. That also means that you can get more people round a table that you could if they were all sitting down. Meetings tend to be quicker at a high table because people aren’t settled in for the day.
An up and coming trend I’m sure most of you have heard about are sit-stand desks. Dynamic movements and varying posture throughout the working day are very important to our continuing health and employing a sit/stand desk can contribute to this. There no special science about it, you just go from sitting down to standing up whilst working when you feel like it. Our Oblique Adapt range has single desks and bench desks depending on your office requirements.
Instead of specifying meeting chairs around your meeting, boardroom or conference table, why not have a selection of Martin low benches and stools to give your meeting space a softer, more comfortable environment. You will soon see that staff and clients feel differently about meetings. Plus the Martin benches and stools are easy to move around your office space to provide impromptu seating when and where it is required.
My next choice is a chair that is nearly 20 years old. The V-Smart task chair has stood the test of time with a design that still looks fresh, especially with the white frame. It has a revolutionary action that senses your weight and automatically adjusts the level of support to suit you. The only adjustments on the chair are seat height and seat tilt and as a consequence there are no ugly levers. The V-Smart is clever in terms of design and ease of use.
The Foundry Shelving range is bang up to date with the Industrial look that more and more offices are adapting today. Cleverly designed and made from rebar, the reinforced steel bars commonly found in concrete, The Foundry Shelves can be used for storage, to display items, but also employed as room dividers whilst still letting light flood the whole room.
And to complement your Foundry Shelves how about the Foundry Giant Table? Available in the very large diameters of 1800 mm and 2100 mm, the Foundry Giant Table has an amazing concrete effect laminate top featuring a metal strip across the centre of the top housing a circular power module. The power module gives you convenient power for your laptops, tablets and other devices during meetings or even while browsing the internet nursing a coffee. Plus you can have the rebar base specified in your choice of a wide range of RAL colours.
Finally, how about a quiet workspace within your workplace? The Jensen Hut is the ultimate in acoustic meeting pods with an even greater degree of privacy. The Jensen Hut features two soft seating sofas with a high acoustic surround and the addition of an upholstered roof to create a fully upholstered seating/meeting pod booth for up to six people. Add lighting, tables and the ability to mount a monitor to the interior and you have the ultimate meeting, collaboration and presentation space. It also makes for a fantastic talking point that will catch the eye of colleagues and clients.
Mark Brown is an expert in office furniture and design and has spent over a decade offering organisations advice on setting up office spaces to enhance productivity. Mark is the owner of Lismark Office Products, a high-quality office furniture supplier.