The end of the fiscal year is fast approaching, and that means it’s time to use up those government budget dollars before you lose them for good. When it comes to office furniture for government employees, there’s one trend that seems to be growing more and more every year—the need for standing furniture solutions. Alternating between sitting and standing has been proven time and time again to increase blood flow, leading to healthier, happier and more productive employees. It’s no wonder government offices are hopping on board the standing height bandwagon, as the benefits of this type of furniture have proven themselves to be quite noteworthy. If your government office has already made the decision to equip the space with standing height solutions, then this list of our best-selling GSA approved standing desks is for you.
A great first impression is the gateway to a great hotel experience. When a guest enters your lobby, your aesthetic choices are at the forefront of their mind and sometimes it takes more than a friendly staff and comfortable furniture to turn a simple entryway into a grand entrance. The hospitality industry has a particularly high turnover of trends and what's new-and-now will become dated in short order. Simple décor pieces are the quickest, most cost-effective way to refresh a space without having to commit to high-cost measures. From quick fixes to timelessly tasteful investments, you'll love the energy that a well-curated lobby can bring to your hotel.
Maybe you’re a startup company ready to launch in just a few weeks. Maybe your old furniture is falling apart and needs to be replaced before that big board meeting next month. Whatever the case might be, sometimes you just need office furniture fast – we get it. That’s exactly why we offer hundreds of furniture that Ships Today. That’s right, chairs, desks, storage, décor—you name it. Our Ships Today program is the ideal option for the company that needs it done and needs it done now.
Just like it is in any creative field, trends come and go as they please. Today's prevailing organizational ideas are focused on sustainable and practical fixes that can dramatically increase productivity and happiness in your workplace. Whether you're sprucing up a private office, optimizing a shared space, or settling into your home office, today's tips are no-brainers for a workspace you'll love for the long haul.
Out of sight doesn't always mean out of mind. Even file drawers need some organizational optimization from time to time. A few simple tips and tricks can make it easier than ever to find your files while keeping your storage spaces lean and purposeful.
Start every day with a clean slate! Kicking off the morning with a clean desktop can make a huge impact on workday productivity and it's easier than ever to create an efficient environment for your day-to-day tasks.
Shared spaces can be tough to control. With a bevy of personalities in every office, it can be a challenge to make sure that collaborative areas are well-maintained. It's not a one-man job, but a group organizational journey has to start with ground rules that are easy for everybody to follow.
Today's trending storage solutions go beyond bulky lateral files, tall cabinets, and all-drawer credenzas. Open-ended bookshelves, breathy hutches, and sprawling desktops provide refreshing visuals while providing the space you need to keep supplies in sight. These days, a great bookshelf is just as much of an office decor centerpiece as it is a utility, making it an easy way to improve organization and style at the same time.
We've been hard at work this season! Researching the latest trends, sourcing the finest furniture, and curating the collections you need to build your best workplace is no small task, but here we are. This season's collections are all about dynamic style that fits your personality as well as your workspace. Check out some highlights below and request a catalog to see more of our standout collections, both old and new.
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.