Posted by Janet Voigt on Tue, Aug 08, 2017 @ 08:17 AM

Without a doubt, meeting at a table makes a difference.  It levels the playing field and gives everyone the same view. 

After all, Sir Arthur’s knights sat a round table on purpose.  If you ever gather your co-workers or clients for a meeting you need a conference table and chairs that give you the space to set up your notebook (the paper or electronic kind), laptop, or tablet so that you have all the tools for full participation. 

So what makes for good conference tables and chairs? 

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  1. FIRST, CONSIDER YOUR SPACE. A conference table should be substantial. Don’t be shy. Typically, a conference table is at least 36” wide but can go wider – up to 60” is not uncommon. The primary consideration must be the size of the room. While you want a conference table that can give participants adequate elbow room, you also want to make sure to not overcrowd the space. A good rule of thumb is to allow 42” – 48” of floor space around a conference table for adequate traffic flow and comfort.
  2. NEXT, THINK ABOUT STYLE. Furniture is an art form and conference tables are no exception. While high-end colors and patterns may be just what you are looking for, those on a more modest budgets also have a huge number of choices. 
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What is Your Workspace Style Like?

Posted by Janet Voigt on Thu, Oct 20, 2011 @ 09:08 AM

Look Around. What Do You See? Traditional, Contemporary, Transitional...BORING?

If you have a job that requires you to spend time at an office, chances are you spend more waking time at the office than at home. So, shouldn’t your office be as beautiful as your home?  It has become easy to express yourself with a today’s vast array of desks, hutches, returns and storage options in styles ranging from traditional to transitional to contemporary.

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Does Your Office Chair Support or Hurt You?

Posted by Janet Voigt on Wed, Sep 28, 2011 @ 09:37 AM

Ever get the feeling your office chair is more of a problem than a solution?

Poorly designed office chairs have been blamed for decades of sore joints, backaches and headaches. A good chair is a big investment so make sure you have prepared your wish list before you shop.
Most office chairs appropriate for the typical 8 hour work day are designates as “ergonomic.” In general, an ergonomic chair is any of the variety of chairs designed for seated use during stationary tasks that offer levers for adjusting the chair to the individual’s musculoskeletal variations. The bells and whistles offered by ergonomic chair manufacturers is dizzying but here are some things to look for:
  • Adjustable enough to fit you and your working style.
  • Comfortable for as many hours as you need it to be.
  • Padded seats may be more desirable than mesh as padded seats offer a better distribution of weight.
  • Front seat edge that is soft and flexible
  • Good lumbar support which will fit your back.
  • Shoulder and back support.

While there can be correlation between cost and benefit when it comes to office chairs that is not always the case. More expensive is not always better but you should be prepared to spend a couple hundred dollars on the right chair.
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