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.
We get lots of calls from customers who would like to improve the sound quality in their
offices. Too many times we have heard that the noise from a colleague when they are on the phone is very distracting and they would like to resolve this problem.
Well, CH Workspace do sell proper acoustic screens which will do the job but it’s not as simple as that. The difference in price between a basic cloth upholstered screen, and a sound absorbing screen is significant. At least double would be a good estimation in most cases.
This is because a basic office screen is, in simple terms, a board with fabric over it. The board is solid and has a couple of holes drilled into the base, into which the screen clamps fit.
If you order a pinnable screen, then the board is a soft fibreboard into which pins can be pushed.
Most offices start out as well planned professional environments, but over the years, additional office furniture and equipment is added as more staff are taken on and the business requirements change from that which was originally envisaged. As a result the office looks a little untidy and the general noise level starst to increase, again over what was originally anticipated.
But instead of just allowing this natural progression to take place you should consider getting an office furniture professional in to have a look at your environment to see if there are any changes which can be made.
Quite often relatively small changes can have a major effect on the office.
If you have a number of staff in a relatively small area, with plenty of hard surfaces, then background noise is going to become a big problem, and even bigger if your workspace is mainly open plan.
There are many professional ( and some quite expensive) ways to deal with noisy offices, and these methods have been addressed in other articles, but here we are dealing with just generally improving the workspace with a few dividing office screens.
There are many sophisticated office screens systems out there in the market and we are privileged to be able to offer some of the best available, to our customers, but what about the other end of the market, where all you want is just a basic divider to break up a large office or to define the reception area.
The most common offering is literally just a fabric covered board, which sits on a tubular steel foot, and is edged with a thin PVC strip, or linking dumbbell.
They do what they are supposed, and are quite cheap, but they are certainly lacking in terms of style and design.
CH Workspace are always on the lookout for new and interesting office furniture and related products and we were told about this one by our office refurbishment side of the business. They had just completed an Art and design studio refurbishment and had used these innovative expandable walls to divide the main open plan areas into separate meeting spaces and break out areas
The concept is strikingly simple. What looks like a thick block of paper 2 metres high is in fact a flattened honeycomb of nonwoven polyethylene material, which can be pulled apart like a concertina to make a wall 3 to 4 metres long. The material is tear, water and UV resistance and fully recyclable
The end section of this huge paper wall is magnetic so that one section can be easily joined to the next. The gauge and stiffness of the honeycomb structure gives the whole wall exceptional stability and rigidity, especially when you consider what the product is.
These days the office buzzword is flexibility. Hot desking, break out areas, mobile pedestal garages, flip top and folding tables, are all words most modern businesses understand. They mean adaptable work environments, which can change to suit what’s needed next week, not next year.
We have come a long way since offering mobile pedestals as a flexible alternative to fixed pedestals, Moving the pedestal out from under the desk gives you more room if you are training someone for example, or provides a handy additional temporary worktop when sorting or researching old files.
Meeting room furniture has also come a long way since the big heavy boardroom table. Lightweight flip top tables on lockable castors make light work of reconfiguring meeting rooms in minutes, and can be done by any member of staff.
Sound absorbing wall panels are an excellent option, particularly when combined with absorptive ceiling systems and other acoustic furniture systems.
They have a lower absorption rating than ceiling panels. Nevertheless, they provide an excellent way of reducing reverberation, particularly in areas where other options such as screens, dividers and wall art would be inappropriate.
Reducing the reverberation time is not the only bonus to using these panels. They may also prevent the formation of annoying flutter echoes which often occur between parallel reflective walls. Continue reading Acoustic Art→
These are not just office chairs, and you would be surprised to learn what other acoustic office furniture is available. Contact CH Workspace for all your acoustic office furniture needs. Continue reading Acoustic Office Furniture→