Thursday, October 20, 2016

Meet the new Aeron chair by Herman Miller

Herman Miller has remastered their iconic Aeron chair and has introduced the new Aeron chair.

When Aeron debuted in 1994 it was a chair unlike any the world had ever seen. It didn’t just change how people sat, but what they thought a chair could be. But a lot has changed since then, so it made sense that Aeron should change too.

While its iconic form has remained largely unchanged, the Aeron Chair has been remastered from the casters up to meet the needs of today’s work and workers. With the help of original co-designer, Don Chadwick, Herman Miller thoughtfully updated the chair based on the latest research around the science of sitting, and advancements in materials, manufacturing, and technology.

Friday, September 30, 2016

14 items everyone should have on their desk

Photos credit: Karin Dalziel via Flickr
If you want to produce your best work, you'll need a well thought-out work area to match. Here are some desk items that will keep you organized and tidy.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Herman Miller Embody office chair: REVIEW

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit on a throne?

Today’s modern information workers don’t sit on gilded chairs. They spend hours, days, and weeks of their lives in office chairs — you know, common adjustable-height chairs with wheels.

Three years ago, I decided I wanted a top-of-the-line chair. A throne. At the time, I frequently worked from home. My thinking went, if I was going to be doing 7 or 8 hours in front of a computer on a regular basis, I could at least be comfortable.

So after digging into my savings, waiting for a good sale, and with a lot of trepidation, I bought Herman Miller’s Embody chair. It's the most expensive office chair Herman Miller makes.

This chair has named designers and a philosophy. Herman Miller's website says that the Embody was designed to solve “the lack of physical harmony between people and their technology.”

It also currently costs $1,429 on Amazon right now and $1,230 on Herman Miller's site — and that’s before shipping and assembly.

So if I had to do it again, would I buy the Embody? Read on …

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The traditional office is still very much alive, but it is changing

A skim through workplace features in the media and you’d be forgiven for thinking that the traditional office is no longer with us. According to the narrative, we’re all now 20-somethings, working in open-plan warehouses, with table football, bean bags and comfy sofas to lounge on, while drinking our custom-made soya lattes. When in actual fact, while more relaxed, fun and funky offices tend to make the headlines, the majority of people still work in a relatively traditional way, with their PC or laptop, a desk and an ergonomic task chair. What’s more, with an ageing workforce, we certainly aren’t all 20-somethings, with DWP (Department of Work and Pensions) figures revealing that the employment rate for people aged 50 to 64 has risen by 14 per cent in the last 30 years, and doubled for over 65s. So designing with just the youngsters in mind simply doesn’t add up. Recent research by the Senator Group, backs up this view.


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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

How Office Design Can Boost Profits

Office Design that Boosts the Bottom Line
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Design a super cool office increases productivity, employee satisfaction, and your bottom line.

As an entrepreneur, there are so many aspects to the success of your company that you must consider if you want to compete with the top performers. At the end of the day, when all the emails are sent, the meetings are closed, the bids are in, and the lights are out, you probably aren't thinking about which color paint might look best in your new digs. But you should. The success of your company and the productivity of your employees are directly tied to the design of your workspace. So I sat down with Kenneth Baker, of Gensler, a design firm that really gets the connection, to find out the nitty-gritty details on what office design has to do with the bottom line.

Monday, September 26, 2016

4 Reasons to Update Your Office Furniture

If you own or run a business, you know about daily costs and how they can eat into your profits. Of course, some costs are absolutely critical—employee payroll, utilities, supplies—and can’t be avoided. Often, business owners and managers try to offset these obligatory costs by cutting corners elsewhere—office d├ęcor and furniture, for example.

While this may seem like a good idea on the surface, having outdated office furniture can actually be a big liability for your business. Waiting until your current items start falling apart before replacing your furniture is a bad move. Here are four very good reasons why you should visit an office furniture store to update your office furnishings before they start to show significant wear and tear.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Is the Cubicle Really Dissapering?

With another NeoCon in the rearview mirror, it’s time to reflect on what the show tells us about the state of our industry. As technology untethers us from a set work location, in recent years we have seen a great shift in the allocation of floor space. New types of collaboration spaces and individual work spaces are emerging that account for a much larger portion of the overall square footage, and furniture spend. With 2016 perhaps marks the first year since the advent of systems furniture, it was difficult to find a cubicle in the Mart. But don’t be fooled. The cubicle has not yet disappeared. In many jobs, systems furniture still is a major component; at least for now. What we can read from this trend is an audible shift in the industry that gives us a glimpse of what may be to come.

12 Easy Ways to Be More Productive at Work

There are thousands of productivity apps and tools on the market promising to help you increase your performance, but sometimes all it takes to improve your focus is a few quick changes to your work habits and your environment. Want to get more accomplished at the office? Here are 12 simple, low-tech tips for boosting your productivity at work.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Keith Kreindler Joins BFI as Vice President / Branch Manager of BFI-New York office

ELIZABETH, NJ (August 2016): BFI is pleased to announce Keith Kreindler has joined BFI as Vice President / Branch Manager of the BFI-New York office. Keith will assume total responsibility for all initiatives in the New York office.

Keith has over 35 years of experience in the New York contract office furniture industry. Keith began his first 25 years in the business with Herman Miller in 1980 working at WB Wood, BFI, and Tobron. In 2005, he decided to join Thinkspace, a Haworth dealer, as a partner and took the company from $2 million in sales to over $15 million over a four year period.

Prior to joining BFI, Keith was a Senior Account Executive at Creative Office Pavilion. Prior to that Keith worked on major corporate accounts at Haworth's second largest dealership and woman owned business, Meadows Office, bringing in sales of over $15 million over a three year period. Keith can be reached at 212-685-9344, extension 6265 or by email at

About BFI
For over 60 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 on-line customer service. Representing over 200 office furniture manufacturers, BFI employs 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 / Principal at or 908-926-6157.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Behind the scenes at Herman Miller

What exactly does a company town look like in the 21st century? Curbed trekked to Grand Rapids, Michigan, to take a look at furniture manufacturing through the eyes of Herman Miller’s 3,700-strong workforce.

Source: Curbed