There are two reasons why it’s important to have great office furniture. First, you want your furniture to looking aesthetically pleasing so that your workplace looks professional and not boring. Secondly, you want it to be ergonomic so that your workers are comfortable. Fortunately, many companies manufacture products that are both comfortable and stylish.
Many business owners turn to Ikea for functional furniture, such as their BEKANT sit/stand desk. While this is a great flexible option, many other companies also make beautiful office furniture that’s both practical and professional. Here are a few of the other companies you should consider.
Based in the UK, Urban Office is a design and office furniture team founded in 2005. They’re known for creating pieces (e.g., modular seating and storage, screens, booths, partitions, acoustic panels) that lend themselves to workplace trends (e.g., flexible workspaces). This is great for companies that host a lot of group meetings, have flex staff, or don’t have a lot of space available in which to reconfigure work areas that are well-suited to their employees’ needs.
Having won several Best of NeoCon awards for their user-friendly, innovative designs, Herman Miller is the creator of the famous Aeron Chair. This piece of office furniture has several things going for it. Not only is it featured in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection, but it’s also available in three different sizes. This chair will keep you cool as you work since it automatically adjusts to your body. Unfortunately, the baseline model costs about $730 though.
For over a century, Steelcase has been creating office furniture. They’re also actively engaged in furniture research. In specific, they study workplace design. As such, they’ve created an array of workplace surveys that they use to pinpoint areas in which they can make improvements.
Another great thing about Steelcase is that they can help you find something to do with old office furniture that you don’t know what to do with. Their consultants can help you decide whether to recycle, repurpose, donate, or place it in a different office location.
Humanscale’s philosophy is “less is more.” Therefore they’re known for simple, honest, functional designs that put human health first. One of their main products is their keyboard system that places your keyboard close to your body at a carefully sloped angle. These are the best in the industry. They also sell “The Freedom Chair,” which offers adjustable air and headrests, along with weight-sensitive reclining. These have been seen on several Hollywood movie and TV show sets.
Although Kristalia is a small Italian furniture company, they’re still a powerhouse when it comes to manufacturing furniture. The founders of this company have combined their passion for jazz and design to create tables and chairs that are both functional and elegant. In their showroom, you’ll see just how imaginative and creative they are. This is why they’ve designed offices for Microsoft, Google, and LinkedIn.
Knoll is a trailblazer when it comes to building furniture for offices. Founded by Hans (a German furniture businessman) and Florence (an American designer) Knoll, the company first opened its business in New York City.
Knoll is known to carefully consider each of its client’s needs (e.g., usage patterns, organizational structure) when designing furniture for clients. Their portfolio includes furniture that’s used in various markets (e.g., healthcare, higher education) because it can be easily customized to fit a company’s specific needs.
These are some of the leading office furniture companies today. Of course, there are other options also available. If you need assistance deciding on furniture for your office, contact us at Quality Installers in Memphis, TN, to help with your installation needs.
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