Thursday, May 24, 2018

See the new Herman Miller Cosm chair in action

Herman Miller's new Cosm chair adjusts to an individual’s posture, weight and pressure points without the need for user input. The Cosm chair will be available mid-summer in white, red, black, navy and glacial blue.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Princeton University opens new innovation center in Plainsboro

Officials celebrated the opening of the Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs incubator on May 17.  bfi was honored to have furnished this space!

More than 100 representatives from Princeton University, the town of Plainsboro, local industries and the center’s first tenant companies attended the event at the Forrestal Center in Plainsboro.

Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs offers co-working lab and office space for high-tech startup companies formed by Princeton University faculty, students and alumni, as well as members of the wider New Jersey community. CONTINUE READING

Friday, May 18, 2018

Tour LinkedIn’s Offices in San Francisco

IA Interior Architects designed the headquarters for professional networking company LinkedIn, located in San Francisco, California. Fellow Herman Miller office furniture dealer, Pivot Interiors, provided the office furniture. TAKE A LOOK
Source: Office Snapshots

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Change is in the Wind for Law Firm Offices

Let’s face it – who among us likes, much less embraces change? Countless quotes remind us that it is the only constant in life, and yet it is not always welcome – especially in the workplace. Not immune from the changes taking place all around us, the modern law office is experiencing transformation that reflects design trends seen in the broader world of commercial interior design. CONTINUE
Source: Interior Architects

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

We're hiring! Seeking Full Time Sales Assistant


bfi is seeking a full time Sales Assistant for our Parsippany, NJ office. Click here for details. http://www.bfionline.com/job-opportunities.html

Monday, April 23, 2018

Why You Should Upgrade Your Office Furniture In 2018


Now is the best time to upgrade your office furniture. Here’s why. On December 22, 2017 the US Congress passed H.R.1 (TCJA) also known as The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Business owners will receive some incredible benefits with the passing of this legislation. As a business owner, you can now deduct the purchase of new and used office furniture for 2018 off your taxes!


How the Tax Cuts and Job Acts will affect your business

The newly revised Section 179 deductions of the IRS tax code deals exclusively with business expenses. Under the 2018 rules, businesses can now deduct twice the amount (up to $1 million) of business property expenses as the previous year (maximum of $500,000) and the phaseout threshold has been increased from $2 million to $2.5 million.

In recent years, the bonus depreciation (the percentage for first-year) deductions have fluctuated making tax planning complicated. Now under TCJA, the new law increases the bonus depreciation deduction from 50% to 100% for five years and then gradually phases out the deduction over the next five years. This bonus deduction has been expanded to include “used” property allowing you to take the full tax deduction on the “used” office furniture you purchase this year.

The ability to deduct the purchase of new and/or used office furniture is a huge incentive for businesses to invest in themselves. In the past the economic stimulus acts only allowed you to deduct a portion of your costs however this new update allows you to deduct the entire cost of your furniture purchase.

Now is a great time to plan upgrades to your office space. This new law will allow you to take deductions for this year’s purchase of new and/or used office furniture provided the equipment was procured or financed and installed between January 1 and December 31, 2018.


How to plan your office makeover for 2018 with bfi

bfi is a full service business interior resource, providing consultative services, product solutions and technical assistance for office, healthcare, institutional, and government environments.

We have a professional staff of office furniture sales and design consultants who are happy to meet you and walk you through options for your new office furniture. We can help you transform your office space into a functional office space that works with practical office designs to meet your budget needs.

Our ability to structure dependable, convenient, cost-effective, long term partnerships and consistently delivering outstanding, well managed competitive services really makes it quite easy to do business with us. Let our office furniture consultants show you how we deliver fast, excellent, affordable office furniture designs for every budget. Contact our staff today.

The Bottom-Line

With the new tax bill benefits, it’s never been a better time to plan an office furniture upgrade with new and/or used office furniture options available.

About bfi

For over 70 years, Business Furniture, Inc. (bfi), has been a leader in furniture specification and furniture project management. With offices in Elizabeth NJ, Parsippany NJ and New York City, bfi is a nationwide resource managing product and service solutions, procurement, delivery and installation, furniture asset inventories and reconfiguration services and 24/7 online customer service. bfi is a New Jersey authorized Herman Miller office furniture dealer. We offer thousands of products from more than (200) of the world's finest office furniture manufacturers and employ over (75) professionals serving a diverse customer base in the corporate, governmental, medical, educational, architectural and design and real estate sectors.

For more information, contact Daniel Morley, President /CEO at dmorley@bfifurniture.com or 908-926-6157.

(disclosure, we’re office furniture dealers, not accountants, make sure you consult your financial advisor or accountant for more detailed information)

Friday, April 20, 2018

Will Cubicles Ever Be Cool Again?

If You Still Need Cubicles In Your Office, Here's How to Keep Them Modern and Fresh. READ ARTICLE

Source: Inc.

Monday, April 16, 2018

The Top 7 Office Design Trends to Watch in 2018

​Workplaces have come a long way. With millennials and Gen Z entering the workforce, office interiors have been constantly evolving. Modern design techniques have been incorporated to improve efficiency, enhance productivity, and inspire innovation.