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Astro Arche Bench desk range

CH Workspace are pleased to be able to offer yet another cost effective bench desk range, which is available from stock for delivery in a matter of days.
Although this range is primarily designed as a bench desk system, where intermediate legs are used to support two desk tops, and are set back underneath the desk, standard rectangular and radial desks are also available from stock.

The desk tops are available in beech, cherry, maple, wenge, white and light grey and there is a choice of aluminium, graphite grey or white for the framework. This range is one of our best selling contract bench desk ranges and consequently the pricing is very competitive.

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White bench desks available from stock

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.

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Stylish bench desks from stock

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.

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Office Furniture Design

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.
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Bench desks – even more popular

A while ago we mentioned that more and more customers are asking us about bench desking, and it seems the numbers of enquires just keep on climbing.

The way we work today has meant the  radial or wave style of  desks are becoming less popular, mainly because they are now unnecessarily large. They were deigned for use with large CRT monitors, which in the main are now obsolete. With a flat screen an 80cm deep desk is deep enough to place the screen in the optimal position.

So saving redundant  desk space , means that more desks can be fitted into the same space, or more area dedicated to other uses, such as file storage, meeting areas, or breakout areas.  Another advantage is that the bench desks are invariably cheaper than a similar wave or radial desk.

In addition, when the desks are laid out as a long line of desks ( which is effectively what bench desking is) the intermediate legs can usually be shared, which further reduces the overall price.

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Are office desks getting smaller

We have noticed over the last few years that we have been using much smaller office desks in our CAD designs than we used to.

We think that the main reason is that more is expected from the average workspace. It has to work harder for its cost so  more workstations are specified in the brief.

Also more has to be crammed into the working area.  15 years ago break-out areas had not been heard off, and if staff wanted  to relax they used the canteen area if there was one, or just went down the road to a café or pub.

The second reason is really to do with technology and how this has changed the way we work. Nowadays most of our work can be done on a computer in front of a screen or even a laptop.

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Flexible bench desks

Most office furniture manufacturers are offering  their own version of a bench desking system, ranging from a simple linked desk design to a high end all singing  and dancing cable managed, sliding top affair.

But in general  the main similarity is that the desks are designed as double desk ( two desk facing each other)  setups which can share their end legs with neighbouring desks.

This offers two advantages in terms of price and space as not so many legs are needed when compared to a free standing desk setup.

“OPEN”  is a budget range of office furniture which offers everything that a basic  bench desk range would offer and a little more.

The desks sizes are comprehensive, as you would expect (80 cm, 120 cm, 140 cm, 160 cm and 180 cm)  the systems comes with integral cable management, and the desk frame has been designed to accept a wide variety of central dividing desk mounted screens.

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Home office furniture at affordable prices


These days everyone is looking to save money and all those cheap bargains from China seem to have gone away (probably a good thing as cheap is not the same as value for money).

So what do you do if you are looking for some good quality office furniture for your home office or study.

The man made office furniture finishes you see in most offices are fine for the workplace but do you really want it for your home?

The main reason that MFC is used for office desks is that it is cheap, very hard wearing and will not fade with time, so when you add to the office desks you already have, the finishes will match.

These are not problems we usually face at home so it would be nice to buy some office  furniture which is not  man made.

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Defi Office furniture now in stock

For 2010 the Defi range of Operator desks will be available from stock, which means delivery and installation will once again be about a week for this range.

This range has been available from us for a number of years  on a longer lead time, but due to the substantial demand – it is very well priced for a steel frame office desk – we have decided to make it available from stock again.

With six desk top finishes and two frame finishes to choose from, all available from stock at very competitive prices, we are sure that it will be a top seller for us and a good choice for you.

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