Furniture Office / September 26, 2018 / Barry Caya
As popular as the Aeron chair is, it does have competition with the Haworth Zody chair. The Zody chair is the only chair to ever get an endorsement from the American Physical Therapy Association. As you may expect, this chair puts function over form. The chair isn’t unattractive — in fact, Haworth commisioned the German design company Ito design for assistance — but its focus on science and ergonomics is what sets it apart. The Zody chair features a unique asymmetrical adjustment system designed with the University of Michigan’s Human Performance Institute, which allows you to target problem areas like the lower back and make the chair conform to your body.
If the desk is too ostentatious, however, it will make your company seem less approachable. The office furniture you choose for your reception desk needs to be the most inviting piece of furniture in your office suite. Practical Considerations The purpose of reception desk furniture is to provide the receptionist with a place to perform his or her duties in a practical manner. It is also a place for customers or clients to ask for information or announce that they have arrived to meet with people who work in the offices. The desk needs to be able to accommodate all of the office supplies that a receptionist will need in order to fulfill his or her tasks without being too cluttered. A professional receptionist desk should have a panel that covers the front of the desk so that people who walk by can not see through to the receptionist’s legs. It also provides a handy place for storing items that are not in use.
Some metal file cabinets have stops that prevent more than two file drawers being open at one time. Wood lateral file cabinets are easier to incorporate into an office decorating scheme because they come in colors that match other office furniture. Wood lateral file cabinets are typically made from medium density, laminated fiberboard and usually have ball-bearing slides for smooth drawer opening and closing. They are generally made to hold either business size files or legal size files. They come in styles that resemble low profile dressers, with decorative pulls, and they also come in sleeker styles with "half moon" shaped indents built in instead of pulls or handles. Wood finishes of every kind are available, including paint finishes. Lateral file cabinets - particularly those made from wood - are very popular in home offices, particularly when the home office doubles as a bedroom, dining room, or family room. They look much more "homey" than standard metal vertical file cabinets, and are much easier to incorporate into any decor scheme. Less expensive models require assembly, but usually the only tool needed is a screwdriver. More expensive models will be pre-assembled.