Choosing the right office furniture
Office furniture is a question of taste, spatial conditions, self-expression and functionality. Quality requirements should also play an important role when choosing office furniture. For some time now, designers and manufacturers have also been taking environmental aspects into account. Office furniture is produced with durability in mind; many of them are at least partially recyclable. Some furniture is already made of recycled material itself, such as the Tip Ton movable office chair in plastic by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby or the Wiggle Side Chair in cardboard by Frank Gehry.
Corporate Identity - Who am I?
The furnishings of an office include furniture that supports or at least contributes to the corporate identity of your company. If you offer high-quality goods or services, your office furniture should also convey a high-quality expression. If seriousness is to be emphasized, the decision can be made in favor of classic furniture, modern classics or retro furniture. An executive chair gives status. If you want to convey a "hip" attitude to life to your customers, modern office furniture is the right choice, or design classics like the Pantone Chair, which belongs to the Pop Art style.
History of ergonomics
Ergonomic considerations began in the 1920s, at least in industrial series production, with the cantilever chair at the Bauhaus. Well-known designers in America, such as Charles and Ray Eames, also began to think about comfortable sitting in the 1950s. These considerations were revolutionary and evolutionary in terms of modern office furniture, which today adapts to its owner in many ways.
The ergonomics of office chairs and desks today
The ergonomic principle means that office furniture adapts to the body, taking into account the respective body dimensions in order to maintain the health, performance and well-being of people. Ergonomics is preventive occupational safety and serves to ensure safety at work. High quality office chairs and a change of working position are particularly recommended. The company USM Haller offers tables with motorized height adjustment, so-called height-adjustable stand-sit tables. Well-known designers such as Bellini or Citterio have created office chairs that can be adapted to the human body and sensitive spine by means of synchronous mechanism, seat height adjustment, seat depth adjustment, backrest height adjustment and armrest adjustment, or even a lumbar support. The innovative and unusual seating furniture also includes the Wilkhahn Stitz and the Wilkhahn Stand-Up, which encourage a moving posture.
Small rooms in a company or home office
When choosing furniture, the possibilities of the room should be considered; small office rooms and the home office must be used more efficiently than large ones. For small rooms, furniture with a filigree expression is suitable. In smaller offices, the color concept plays a special role; lighter colors should be on top or on the ceiling as in nature, while cooler colors visually enlarge a room.
Design large rooms with low noise
For open-plan offices there is acoustic furniture in the pro office store, such as the solutions from BUZZI, which include not only furniture such as stools, but also wallpaper and partitions. The designer Arne Jacobsen was also concerned about privacy and in 1958 designed the famous armchair "The Egg" (Egg™ Chair) for the Royal Royal Hotel, which the Fritz Hansen manufactory still produces today.
Moving with office furniture
A move means stress, but is either desired or necessary. When buying office furniture, the weight or the possibility to quickly assemble and disassemble or even rebuild furniture can also play an important role if you are not (yet) tied to a specific location. Lightness and stability no longer have to be contradictory, as the Aluminium Chairs for example prove. The classic in the art of transformation is USM-Haller's modular system, whose origins lie in architecture. The unique USM modular furniture system consists of spheres, tubes and invisible connectors and can also carry heavy loads. With this design classic, entire room solutions can be realized from desks to sideboards to reception counters.
Office & Accessories
The basic equipment of office furniture includes chairs (office chairs, conference chairs, visitor chairs, stacking chairs), tables (desks, conference tables, side tables, serving trolleys), mobile containers, shelves and, if necessary, large cupboards for files. For individual expression, the pro office store offers beautiful pictures, clocks and accessories in the assortment, which give pleasure and status. The accessories were created by famous designers and are unobtrusive or colorful, like the Vitra Wooden Dolls by Alexander Girard or the playful watches by George Nelson.
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