The demand for white office furniture seems to be increasing as each year goes by, presumably as a result of many architects specifying white furniture and fittings for the domestic market.
Consequently many UK manufacturers have been quick to add a white finish to their office furniture ranges.
And one of the most popular styles of desk at the moment is the bench desk.
This is because they are very efficient at optimising the number of employees, in a given area, and are more space efficient than the circular pods of worktops which used to be called call centre desks.
Their shape means that they are easy to make, and therefore relatively cheap. They are usually available in a range of sizes from 120 cm wide up to 180cm wide.
The depth of these desks almost always used to be 80cm, but with the advent of flat monitors and cheap monitor arms, 60cm deep bench desks are now available.
CH Workspace are pleased to announce that we have another exciting range of bench desks which are
available from stock for delivery within a few days
The 4Work range has been with us in for a few years now, in the form of a range called 4Most, but now the range has been extended to provide some interesting options.
To begin with the 4Work range is available with either aluminium or jet black finish legs, with either a beech, oak, or white top. The legs have been designed for form as well as function, which is refreshing to see on an office furniture range. Normally the legs are a fairly basic affair, and just designed to keep the desks from collapsing.
This time, the designers have gone to great length to make the leg detail an intricate part of the overall design, and in our opinion it works well.
Over the last 20 years there have been big changes in the general design of office furniture and office desks in particular.
For many years before this not a lot had changed. Technology had improved the design and finish of office furniture, and costs had reduced, mainly due to the larger number of office desks which were needed.
But in the main the office desk was essentially a rectangular work surface, supported by 4 legs and with some under desk storage attached.
Before the advent of computers, there was very little need for anything more than this. A secretary could join a return desk to her main desk, so that she had somewhere to put her typewriter, and an executive could join two rectangular desks together using a quadrant section, to produce a really big double desk layout.
And even when computers started appearing, for a few years not a lot changed, except that now in the office was a dedicated computer workstation, to which people went to use the computer when required. You have to remember that at this time Personal Computers were so expensive that they were not really personal, but shared between a department or section. Continue reading Office Furniture Design→
Most of our customers have a good idea of what they have in mind or what they can afford for their office furniture requirements, but there are still those who really don’t have any idea, or don’t really want to let us know what their budget it
This does present a serious problem to us, as office furniture prices can vary enormously depending on specification and requirements.
For instance a basic 160cm rectangular operator desk with a steel frame, can cost as little as £100, but the same size desk, with a more stylish desk frame, comprehensive cable management, and a thicker, better quality desk top, could cost as much as £700.
The same with call centre or bench desking. We sell entry level systems which work out at less than £200 per desk, but can offer top end systems at nearly £1,000 per desk.
In the same way as most cars are capable of getting you from A to B, safely and comfortably, some do it much better than others, and this is usually reflected in the price.
We are often asked if we can help with office furniture planning and the answer is always yes. Our sophisticated CAD design systems can produce 2D and 3D renditions which are almost life-like. Most of our office desks and chairs have already been drawn to scale for use in our CAD systems so we can literally just drag and drop the items into place as required making space planning quick and easy.
We are happy to visit your offices to take all relevant measurements to enable us to produce a scale drawing, but obviously this is subject to our work load, your location, and the amount of planning required.
Sometimes it is just not economically viable for us to travel hundreds of miles to measure up just few office desks.
We still have quite a number of enquiries for glass desks each week, and always make a point of going through the issues with glass office furniture.
To begin with we need to know why this request has been made. Glass furniture is once again back in fashion, with many modern homes now sporting glass dining or coffee tables.
But glass furniture at home is not the same as a glass desk in the office, where the requirements of the desk are different to that of home furniture.
Most office desks need power and data and ideally a method of keeping the power and data safely out of sight, and the ability to access these facilities from the desk top.
Most office desks also have close to hand storage space for stationery , filing and other essential items
Most office desks have a tough hard wearing surface and impact resistant edging. The desk tops are designed to be easy to clean, and non reflective.
Its not often that something comes along in our industry that is truly unique and exciting but we think that we have found it.
In reality it is more “office furniture meets technology” than just a different take on an office desk, but nevertheless it is truly groundbreaking and if priced correctly, could be the next big thing to hit offices all over the world.
The Company which came up with it is FG Technology in Northampton, who are a business partner of ours. They have been working for years on improving our workspace and have come up with various innovative products and designs in the past.
So what have they come up with this time?
Well, the picture on the right gives you a clue. By using a remote control unit the CPU at each workstation can be moved to a central location up to 20 metres away. So all you need at your desk is a small receiver/transmitter unit, which also houses the disk drive, usb points and other connections.