Today’s office no longer remains confined to an office. Many of us now work from home, on the road and from just about anywhere you can get a half-decent WiFi connection. You may have even worked while sitting atop a mountain or lounging beside a pool in a foreign holiday resort (you party animal you!).
Your work can fit in a mobile device, but chances are, your comfort and productivity will not compare to that of your office workspace. No matter how mobile your work becomes, you will always need good office furniture, such as office desks, office tables and pedestals for all your files. You want this office furniture to be the best quality it can be, for your own comfort when you return from the mobile working environment to the comfort of your office, wherever it is.
Our top 3 office furniture picks that you simply can’t be without, regardless of your profession.
The basis of any office is the reliable office desk. It’s where you sit to gather your thoughts, formulate your strategies and set your goals. Office desks say a lot about the person who sits behind them. Sleek glass and chrome desks probably belong to the business person who values new innovations and is the first to adopt the latest technology. A slim, tidy wooden desk might be home to someone who values order and simplicity. Large, executive desks belong to those in charge (or at least those who think they are!).
What’s an office without a few tables? Coffee tables, board room tables, folding tables, stacking tables are all staples of any office space. The office table is one of the most versatile pieces of office furniture because it is useful in so many capacities. You can use it as a desk, organisational platform, eating surface or meeting location. Even if you’re on the road a lot or work out of the office most of the time, you will need tables to hold your materials and to confer with clients.
Perhaps the most important piece of office furniture anyone could ever have is the pedestal. Even if you go without a desk or table, you can’t be without a sturdy pedestal to keep your important files and documents. Pedestals ensure that your office space stays organised, removes clutter from desks and tables and stores all of your accessories so they are within close reach. Despite what the experts will have you believe, there is simply no ‘paperless’ office. Plus, your pedestal can double as a desk or a table — even a bed stand — in a pinch.