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Nov 22 2017
The Complete Guide to Waiting Room Seating

| Office Seating, Waiting Rooms

Whether you’re outfitting a small or large waiting room, your choices in reception seating are vast and varied. So where do you begin? This guide to waiting room seating explains your choices in reception seating and will help you decide which options will work the best in your office.

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Sep 26 2017
Collection Spotlight: NBF Signature Series Dauerhaft

| Ergonomics, Office Seating

From call centers to military bases, workplaces that require employee presence 24 hours a day, seven days a week need furniture to meet the high demands of constant, everyday use. The most important of these furniture items? The office chairs. Although there are plenty of 24/7 chairs out there, we wanted only the best for our exclusive line of NBF Signature Series furniture. That's why we designed the Dauerhaft chairs to meet even the most rigorous of heavy duty office seating needs.


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Sep 20 2017
Office Chairs: New Arrivals for 2017

| Office Seating

From basic nesting chairs to heavy duty task chairs and everything in between, we're constantly bringing in new office furniture to meet the needs of the whole office. But with hundreds of seating options available on our website, how can you know where to start? Allow us to introduce you to our best sellers for 2017.


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Aug 29 2017
Types of Office Chairs

| Office Seating

Looking for an office chair? Thankfully, there are many different types of chairs to meet every sort of workplace need. Take a look at our comprehensive list to discover the best option for you!

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Aug 2 2017
Multi-Use Stack Chairs for the Office

| Breakrooms, Now Trending, Office Chairs, Office Seating

There's a lot to love about stackable seating. Typically lightweight yet highly durable, stack chairs are the ideal option for use in training rooms and breakrooms that need functional chairs that will last a long while in a commercial setting. But with so many options available, how do you choose which stack chairs will stand up to everyday use in your workspace? Here are our best recommendations.


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July 31 2017
The Ultimate Guide to Conference Room Seating

| Office Seating

Outfitting your conference room with the right table is one thing, but finding the best chairs for your meeting space is another matter entirely. When it comes to selecting conference chairs for your meeting rooms, consider how many people you want the room to accommodate and what type of look and feel you want it to convey. Then check out our comprehensive guide to conference chairs.


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June 19 2017
Big and Tall Chairs Are Not One-Size-Fits-All Option

| Office Seating

The way most people talk, you’d think that “big and tall” is a general category for everything outside of the standard, from men’s suits to office furniture. In fact, they are two very different things. When buying a chair for your home or office, it’s important to understand the difference.


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May 10 2017
The Complete Guide to Outdoor Furniture for Offices

| Eco-Friendly, Office Design, Office Seating

Spring is here, and that means it’s time to reevaluate the outdoor areas of your office. Whether you’re starting from scratch or need to update your old furniture, offering a well-furnished outdoor break and meeting area will provide employees with a space to enjoy the great outdoors when weather permits, which can be a great mood booster at work.


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Apr 3 2017
How to Replace an Office Chair Cylinder

| Furniture Maintenance, How To Instructions, Office Seating

Does your chair sink down throughout the work day? Is it difficult for you to adjust your chair up and down? If you're having these issues, you may need to replace the gas cylinder on your office chair in order to get it to function properly again. Read on to learn how to replace your office chair cylinder....

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Oct 3 2016
What is the Difference Between Counter and Bar Height Stools

| Breakrooms, Office Seating

In short, the difference between standard, counter height and bar height stools is:


Standard Chair Height is 16”– 23”H at the seat

Counter Height is 24”– 27”H at the seat

Bar Height is 28”– 33”H at the seat

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Sep 26 2016
ANSI/BIFMA Testing for Office Chairs

| Industry News, Office Seating

Not all office chairs are created equally. Perhaps, through personal experience, you are well acquainted with this fact, but maybe not. Either way, we hope that after we detail just what it takes to be an ANSI/BIFMA-approved desk chair, you will be thoroughly convinced that the opening statement of this article is, indeed, a true one. In a previous article, titled An Overview of ANSI/BIFMA, we explained just what ANSI/BIFMA is, what they do, and how their organizations not only strive for safety and efficiency at the workplace, but also how their approval can help when making an office furniture purchase. ANSI/BIFMA truly serves customers by encouraging manufacturers to produce better quality furniture.

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Sep 21 2016
Office Chair Casters 101

| 30 Second Office Tips, Furniture Materials, Office Seating

Did you know that the wheels on your office chair are designed to be used with a specific type of flooring? There are two main types of office chair casters—soft floor and hard floor—and you should verify which type you’ll need before you buy your new office chair.


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Sep 12 2016
The Dos and Don'ts of Buying an Office Chair

| Office Seating

No matter if you’ve just moved into a new office space or you’re looking to replace your old chair, selecting an office chair is a big decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Remember, you’ll be sitting in the chair you choose for several hours a day nearly every day. Take a look at our list of DOs and DON’Ts before you take the plunge!

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Sep 8 2016
What Size Office Chair Should I Get?

| Office Seating, Problem Solutions

It’s a common misconception that office chairs come in a one-size-fits-all solution. On the contrary, task seating is designed to accommodate people of specific body types. Every individual is unique, so finding the correct chair for your body type is essential. Read on to determine what size chair will be best for you.


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June 6 2016
Quality Series: Types of Seat Support Materials

| Furniture Materials, Office Seating

If you have ever been in the market...

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May 2 2016
The Benefits of Memory Foam

| Furniture Materials, Office Seating

Trying to decide between an office chair with a fabricated foam seat and one with a memory foam seat? Although fabricated foam is the most common type of seat support found in desk chairs today, investing in a chair with a memory foam seat could do you a world of good, especially if you are prone to chronic back pain. Take a look at just a few of the benefits that memory foam and Tempur-Pedic® chairs have to offer.


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Sep 1 2015
Chairs Around the Office: Dan Wilkens's Symphony Guest Chair

| Employee Picks, Office Seating

In this edition of Chairs around the Office, Dan Wilkens, Account Executive for NBF, tells us why he loves the NBF Signature Series Symphony Collection....

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Aug 20 2015
Chairs Around the Office: Dean Stier’s Arris Chair

| Employee Picks, Ergonomics, Office Seating

For this month’s installment of Chairs Around the Office, we bring you Dean Stier’s pick. Dean is the VP of Marketing at National Business Furniture, and he chooses to sit in our exclusive Arris chair so that he can enjoy the style he wants and the comfort he needs while he’s hard at work.

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May 21 2015
Big & Tall Chairs: Our Top Picks

| Office Seating

If you’re of a larger stature, then a big and tall office chair will keep you much more comfortable while you work than a standard size seating option. Big and tall chairs are designed to hold more than 250 pounds of evenly distributed weight...

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May 19 2015
Chairs Around the Office: Chelsea Hodgins’s Code Chair

| Employee Picks, Office Seating

Chelsea Hodgins, studio manager at National Business Furniture, tells us why she loves the NBF Code Conference Chair.

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May 1 2015
How Comfortable is This Chair?

| Office Seating

Finding the right office chair online can be difficult. After all, you’ll want to test the chair out for yourself, feel the upholstery and sit on the seat cushion to make sure it will be comfortable enough to work in. What if we told you that shopping online doesn’t have to be that hard? Check out these tips for finding a comfortable office chair from our Virtual Showroom furniture experts.

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Apr 14 2015
Top Rated Furniture Solutions

| Ergonomics, Health and Wellness, Office Seating

Ever since NBF’s very beginnings in 1975, we’ve sought to listen to customers’ feedback; it’s something that we still value and rely on today. In fact, we’re driven by solving workplace problems and providing practical solutions to customers everywhere. That said, we thought we’d take some time to highlight some of our customers’ favorite furniture solutions....

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Feb 19 2015
Office Chairs Worth the Splurge

| Office Seating

When it comes to office furniture, there are plenty of economical options to help you stick to your budget: you could select a desk made of laminate instead of veneer; you could purchase artificial plants instead of real ones; or you could really save by building your furniture yourself. One element that you really don’t want to skimp on, however, is your office chair. Because you sit in your chair for most of the day nearly every day, we’ve put together this short list of office chairs that are worth the splurge.

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Dec 18 2014
Chairs Around the Office: The Linear Mesh Office Chair with Memory Foam

| Employee Picks, Office Seating

This month, we interviewed our own Senior Administrative Assistant, Lisa Striebel, to find out what she loves about her office chair, The NBF signature Series Linear Mesh Office Chair with Memory Foam.

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Dec 2 2014
The Benefits of Armless Chairs

| Furniture Materials, Office Seating

In need of commercial quality office seating for your business? Consider armless chairs! Here are some of the benefits of seating with armless design:

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Nov 25 2014
NBF Holiday Gift Guide

| Office Life, Office Seating

Find gifts that loved ones will actually use with our NBF holiday gift guide! We’re sure to have a budget-friendly find for everyone on your list.

Desks

Is someone on your list in desperate need of designated workspace? Whether your sister’s old desk in her home office really needs to be replaced or your son needs a working surface for homework, these two desks are up to the task.

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Nov 18 2014
Chairs Around the Office - Kylie Nimphius's Petite Office Chair

| Employee Picks, Office Seating

This month, we sat down to talk with Kylie Nimphius, one of NBF’s web merchandising specialists, to talk to her about her brand new office chair. This chair was designed to specifically address the ergonomic needs of petite individuals. As part of the new NBF Signature Series Status Collection, this petite chair will be in our next catalog and available on NBF.com soon! What makes this chair such a great fit for Kylie? Find out below in our sneak peek!

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Oct 9 2014
Chairs Around the Office - Nicole Sedivy's ProLine Pro Grid High Back Chair

This month, we interviewed one of our Virtual Visit showroom advisors, Nicole Sedivy, about her office chair —the ProLine Pro Grid High Back Chair. Of the dozens of chairs in our showroom, what makes this one Nicole’s favorite? Find out below!

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Oct 1 2014
Seat Material Guide

| Furniture Materials, Office Seating

When it comes to seating materials, you have quite a lot of options. So how do you know what material is best for you and your working needs? This furniture guide will help you determine just that.

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Aug 21 2014
Chairs Around the Office - Rachel Bindl's Safco Zenergy Ball Chair

This month, we are taking a closer look at the Zenergy Ball Chair by Safco. This certainly is not your average office chair, and I was happy to test it out to discover the many great things it has to offer and what type of people would enjoy using this chair on a day-to-day basis.

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July 24 2014
Chairs Around the Office: The Eurotech Ergohuman Mesh Chair

This month, we interviewed our National Customer Service Manager Anne Stearns about her office chair, The Eurotech Ergohuman Mid-Back Mesh Chair. She shared what makes this chair so great and what type of people would enjoy sitting in it while they work.

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Mar 18 2014
Quality Series: The Benefits of Faux Leather

| Furniture Materials, Office Seating

Faux leather, also known as polyurethane, is an alternative to genuine leather. The Executive Faux Leather Chair, offered at NBF.com, is pictured above and showcases the beauty of faux leather. Unlike harsh vinyls, faux leather is a more realistic imitation of genuine leather, as it is soft to the touch and has an appearance that is very similar to that of real leather.

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Oct 11 2013
Health in the Office: The Office Chair as a Medical Device

| Health and Wellness, Office Seating

When you think of medical devices...

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July 2 2013
Chairs Around the Office - Heather Ancarrow

| Office Seating

Heather Ancarrow works in our corporate office in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ...

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June 26 2013
Chairs Around the Office - Meghan Neimon's Arris Chair

| Office Seating

Meghan Neimon works in our Milwaukee office, and says that her chair has alleviated the lower back pain she experienced after sitting for a long time.

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June 19 2013
Chairs Around the Office - Jacqueline Kelsey's Ergonomic Task Chair

Jacqueline Kelsey works in our Los Angeles office. She likes her chair so much that she recommends it to her customers.

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June 12 2013
Chairs Around the Office: Joanna Terry's Neutral Posture Chair

Joanna Terry, who works in our Milwaukee headquarters, had a lot of good things to say about her office chair.

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June 3 2013
Chairs Around the Office: Nightingale CXO

| Office Seating

One of the perks of working for a large office furniture provider is that we get to sample some pretty cool products. In fact, the offices where we do our day-to-day work double as showrooms. Every once in a while, one of our sales consultants will bring a customer by to see our desks or to try out one of our chairs.

I thought it would be fun to have some of our employees share their experiences with the chairs they use every day. Our first great chair is one used by Mickey Spahic, Senior Inside Salesperson in our Los Angeles office, and also used by Rebecca Jacobs, Manager of Marketing Creative and Communications in our Milwaukee...

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