Finding The Best Modern Office Furniture in Los Angeles
Keeping up with the latest trends in office furniture is part of any successful business’ strategy. Forward-thinking companies remain on alert for new game-changing ways to gain a competitive edge and improve their bottom line. So what’s trending in the office furniture sector, particularly in Los Angeles, for 2019? A focus on all things green, and employee and customer happiness. Here’s the modern office furniture in Los Angeles you should take a look at.
Conferencing Media Tables
Conferencing media tables come in all different shapes, sizes, heights, and styles to ensure high-use flexibility. Watson’s “Tonic” Series Conference media tables offer the dynamic workplace a collaborative area for small group meetings, using a TV or shared screen solution with built-in electrical and USB power systems. Deskmakers’ is a local Los Angeles manufacturer of modern office furniture. Their “Narrative” series looks great and is at a price well below retail.
What are the Key Benefits of Conference Media Tables?
Synchronizes Furniture and Technology:
Flexibility helps bridge the time gap between furniture and technology evolutions. It also supports current technologies without limiting the ability to integrate new solutions. Whether hardware or software-based, as the market changes, you can grow with it.
Supports New Work Modes:
Furniture is the platform on which technology connects employees to one another. It’s easy to display and share information and adapt to changing work processes.
Access to Power:
Four standard circuit power components power the Media Tables. With up to 8 duplex outlets from a single point of supply, or by standard outlet strips, they’re all stored in cable baskets. The cable baskets are hinged to make wire management effective, yet discreet.
Are you reading this while standing at your desk? With Sit-to-Stand desks all the rage and the benefits of standing desks often talked about, there’s a good chance that you are. Sales of standing desks have soared in recent years; in many cases, their sales have far outpaced those of conventional desks.
Sit-stand furniture enables a user to alternate between sitting and standing in their workplace. Personally, I love the idea. Certainly, it would take more effort — and extra calories — to remain upright rather than sit, and over the course of days or weeks those extra calories would add up to something. As it turns out, a study conducted by the Journal of Physical Activity shows that while sitting, study subjects burned 80 calories/hour — about the same as typing or watching TV. While standing, the number of calories burned was only slightly higher than while sitting — about 88 calories/hour (compare that to the 210 calories/hour burned by walking). In other words, the use of a standing desk for three hours burns an extra 24 calories, about the same number of calories in a carrot.
I still believe that when I’m standing at a desk, I’m more inclined to move more throughout the day. My favorite is the Humanscale “Float” series table. I’d describe it as the Rolls Royce in sit-stand desking.
What Are the Key Benefits of a Standing Desk?
While recent studies suggest that a standing desk is unlikely to help with weight loss, there are other benefits of a standing desk. Studies show that after a meal, blood sugar levels return to normal faster on days a person spends more time standing. And standing, rather than sitting, may reduce the risk of shoulder and back pain. Long hours of sitting are also linked to a higher risk of the following:
- cardiovascular disease
- cancer (especially cancers of the colon or breast)
- premature death.
If you’re going to stand at your desk… Ease into standing slowly. If you suddenly go from sitting all day to standing all day, you run the risk of developing back, leg, or foot pain; Start by standing 30 to 60 minutes a day, then gradually increase the time. Set a timer to remind you when to stand or sit. Experiment with different time intervals to find the amount of time that works best for you.
RETHINKING THE OPEN OFFICE PLAN
The notable benefits to open plan working environments are that they’re inexpensive and great for encouraging interaction between teams (which is useful when a company is trying to create new products). But how does one fare in such an environment when it comes to execution-based work, like writing code? Few people can remain focused on such tasks when surrounded by ongoing office chatter.
Now that recent studies show evidence of compromised work performance with open-plan office spaces, a new, modified version of the idea has taken hold in office design. Keep the cost-effective open-plan workstations and benching systems, but add secluded, private areas when deep concentration is necessary. Let us show you our portfolio of examples of employee collaborating areas, adjacent to private areas that offer a quiet space to focus on a task at hand.
Other great new innovations, like acoustic sound canopies, decrease reverberation and increase speech intelligibility. They also bring an entirely new level of aesthetics to room acoustics. Trader Boys has an acoustic Grid Canopy that will add space-age to the look of your building!
Portable pods (think soundproof phone booths) can also be dropped right into an existing layout.
Technology-based furniture is the greatest and latest advancement in office furniture. Life is easier when you can video conference an associate in another country with ease, or operate your desk with a simple push of a button to raise or lower it to your specifications. Power options to plug in tablets, cell phones, and laptops are now even included as options on sofas and coffee and end tables. Foster creativity by adding private as well as collaborative spaces, with activity-based choices, user-shaped space, and furniture to calm distraction—look for a balance.