When it comes to office chairs, there's always a perfect fit for every sit. National Business Furniture's comprehensive selection of office chairs ensures that you can find the right combination of comfort, style, and affordability to make a long day at your desk worthwhile.
There's no shortage of digital collaborative software, and while it's important to have these tools in place and at your fingertips, sometimes it's worth going analog to inspire progress and keep an eye on goals. Whether it's wall-mounted or rolling, a whiteboard or tackboard can become a focal point for team collaboration and cohesion, so long as its implementation is calculated, effective, and easy to maintain.
Bringing to mind urban landscapes and artisanal lofts, the Westgate collection embraces all the hallmarks of the industrial design trend. Each piece makes a statement that's anything but subtle, due in part to its oak veneer construction with a dark and brooding stain. Explore more of this decadent collection from NBF's Signature Series.
A truly effortless office deserves the Structure collection. Assemble every piece--from desks to hutches and everything in-between--without using any tools, thanks to innovative customer-centric construction. This entire collection ships today, allowing you to set up a gorgeous workspace in record time. Explore more of this versatile collection from NBF's Signature Series.
Every November, I attend the Healthcare Design conference with the goal of finding new, exciting items and taking advantage of their educational sessions. For me, the highlight of the show was a session given by four respected healthcare designers on the cleanability of healthcare materials.
It isn't just any reception area-- a hotel lobby is an important first impression that sets the tone for guests' visits, introducing the hotel's aesthetics from the first glance. From wall art to paint colors to flooring and beyond-- every design choice must be perfectly coordinated to tell your space's story without words. Furniture is one of the most endlessly customizable choices for a great greeting area, yet it remains one of the priciest. Make careful choices while embracing new-and-now trends without forgetting about the future.
A growing number of businesses are replacing bulky desktop computers with laptops and docks, eliminating costly overhead while giving employees a dose of freedom. This newfound mobility has caused employers to consider the perks and problems that come with remote work. As with any major shift in office culture, there's benefits and pitfalls that come with change. Everybody's home life is as unique as their workflow. Whether you have a full-fledged home office or a little bit of space at the kitchen table, there are ways to make a work-from-home day as productive as a stint in the office. As always, there are also ways that a remote workday can go off the rails. Weigh your options-- is it worth the work to make working from home work out?
If you haven’t had to order furniture for a healthcare environment before, the prospect might be scary – there’s a lot of risk when patients are involved. This short guide will give you the most important things to consider when ordering furniture for a medical space.
We've all heard the term-- flexible seating. It's a growing trend in schools across the country, namely with those that embrace innovation and creative change. There are endless pictures on social media that show the ways that teachers can configure their classrooms to make learning both exciting and effective. There's literature, blogs, and thinkpieces that explore the flexible movement, but what, at its core, is it all about? It's normal to have questions and, having used flexible seating in my elementary school classrooms for several years, there are easy answers to the majority of them. They all boil down to this-- by giving students choices to enhance their comfort, they can do better work and feel better, too.
Flexible seating is a growing concept in classrooms across the country. Teachers have had massive successes--and setbacks--in implementing this growing trend. Just as each student is different, each teacher's experience is equally unique.
Neocon 2019 brought together architects, designers, manufacturers and end users from around the globe – this 3 day event in Chicago showcases the best and newest options for commercial design. If you couldn’t attend the show, here are just a few trends:
As is tradition, National Business Furniture sent a delegation of merchandisers, marketers, space planners, and a copywriter to NeoCon-- "the commercial design industry's launch pad for innovation" and one of the largest furniture trade shows in the country. In one fast-paced day, we gathered inspiration from the top minds in the industry and saw the trends that will inspire commercial offices, educational spaces, healthcare facilities, hospitality environments, and residential design for the coming years. As always, a few of the best and brightest trends really caught our eyes.
It's 3:30 in the morning and your security company is calling. At best, it's a false alarm. At worst, the business you carefully built has gone up in flames. It's estimated that only 30% of small businesses have a disaster recovery plan in place, leaving roughly 70% of companies unprotected. A devastating event can be a setback that takes years to overcome and any head-start on rebuilding is invaluable in the critical months that follow.
Imagine this-- you're at the foot of your driveway, standing before a horizon lined with only crumbled bricks and charred trees. Nothing blocks your view; everything in site has been reduced to rubble, and even the coals have grown cold in the time since a wildfire made its way through what was once your home. Your thoughts, clouded and wild, are turned towards the loss of photographs, childhood relics, and keepsakes. This isn't the time to think about vital records or business incorporation documents, vehicle titles and property deeds-- that was before the fire, perhaps years ago, when you bought a FireKing® file cabinet.
Investing in a FireKing fireproof file cabinet is a commitment to safety and security and with some files weighing over 1,000 lbs., there are numerous logistical challenges that follow such a purchase. Our comprehensive sales and delivery process ensures that your cabinet will make its way to its desired placement without hassle or hurdle.
Keeping cables at bay is an often-overlooked part of creating a beautiful conference room or meeting space. While it may be just as much of an aesthetic choice as it is a safety measure, great cable management keeps workspaces clean and pathways clear, so you can stay focused on the big ideas at hand.
The wide-open space necessary for a great conference room doesn't come outfitted with the best storage options. Keep must-haves for meetings, overflow archives, and audio/video equipment in check with alternative storage options that look great and keep your boardroom clean and organized.
From allowing students to make their own choices to bringing more active movement into each day, there are a lot of good reasons to add flexible seating to your classroom. Although this education trend is a relatively new one, there are already a myriad of options to choose from in this category. So where do you start? Take our quick tips for how to introduce flex seating to your students.