Paperwork: Professions that are paper-heavy require two main things, a large tabletop surface area and ample storage. Choose a desk that offers the user sufficient space to layout spreadsheets, books, files and any other materials that are used on a daily basis. Desk shelving or under table cabinets provide file storage that is easy to access at any given time.
A combination of both paper and computer work: In cases where the individual requires both, an L shaped or U shaped desk setup will be the most convenient. This model is great for executive office spaces.
Task chairs: While seated, your chair should support the natural curve of your back at all times. The backrests and armrests of the chairs should also be adjustable to suit multiple users. The Fern Task chair by Haworth Design Studio is a great option for a sleek and stylish chair that supports your work life. This chair provides total back support and adjusts to your every move.
Desks: Your desk should provide ample space both above and below the surface. Ergonomic studies have shown that prolonged seating can cause back problems, as well as, leg disorders due to poor circulation. To counteract this a sit/stand desks such as the Float by Humanscale should be considered. The Float seamlessly adjusts between sitting and standing postures without interrupting workflow or the use of power-sapping motors.
Quality: The right office furniture should go beyond aesthetic and comfort. Choosing high-quality materials and a reputable supplier, will secure your investment and can save you thousands of dollars on furniture repairs and replacements. Here’s what to look for:
- Drawers should open to their full length and close easily while bearing weight.