Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Three Most Commonly Asked Questions When Planning an Office Move

If you're planning on moving your business to another location there are many things to consider. Here are three most commonly asked questions when planning an office move.

1. How much space do I need?

bfi can be your advocate in helping you determine how much space you will need. We do this by asking all the right questions and evaluating the office space you are considering to see if it meets your space requirements, present and future.

2. What is it going to look like?

bfi's designers will create visual space plans that work with your program requirements so that you can see what your office space will look like before any work has begun. We will make sure your office space is productive, aesthetically pleasing, functional and within budget.

3. How much is it going to cost?

bfi can help you identify the REAL COSTS involved so you can make an educated decision BEFORE signing your lease. We will identify your space requirements, provide a written estimate to build-out the space according to your requirements, and compare it with your building allowance. bfi can provide you with important information to help you and your Broker save money and valuable time in the lease negotiation process.

Do you know the answers?

We would like to get these questions answered on your behalf. We want to be your advocate to help you get the best office space for your needs.

Please call Bryan Effron to set up an appointment. 973-795-6402

Friday, May 12, 2017

Ever Try a Standing Desk?

A Healthier Way to Work

Our bodies aren't designed to stay in one position. We were made to move. But between sitting and sleeping, most Americans are sedentary for around 21 hours a day. Research shows links between sedentary lifestyles and a higher risk of diabetes, some cancers, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. But the Renew Sit-to-Stand Table makes it easier to change positions throughout the day.

Natural Part of Your Office

Renew works in all the same places you do. Use it in a private office, collaborative spaces, integrated with system furniture, or in an open office. It even works in a conference room, giving you the freedom to hold efficient stand-up meetings or stay fresh by making healthy movement a part of your agenda.

Earth-Friendly

Renew’s height adjustment system sips electricity, using less energy than a cell phone charger left plugged into the wall—and the optional counterweight mechanism uses no electricity at all. It’s designed to ship in just two boxes, minimizing space during transportation and reducing packaging waste.

Contact a bfi representative to learn more. Try it, you'll like it!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

4 Tips for Working Comfortably at Your Desk

Photo Source: Herman Miller
It is important to feel comfortable at your office in order to increase your efficiency and protect your health. There are many small steps you can take to create a better work environment for yourself. You can start by implementing the below office ergonomics tips to improve your work day, care for yourself and decrease work related injuries.

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Source: Entrepreneur Magazine

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Are Phone Booths Coming Back?

Photo credit: Framery
Anyone who has worked in an office can relate to the many distractions fellow colleagues can produce. From loud conversations to pungent wafts of lunch foods, coworkers are often real roadblocks to productivity (you might even be experiencing it at your desk right now). Indeed, a study from researchers at the University of Sydney found that office noise was cited as the most frustrating aspect of the work environment by about 50 percent of employees in open offices. What’s more, Oxford Economics — an independent global advisory firm — found that 53 percent of office employees complain that workplace noise reduces their satisfaction and productivity.

It’s these findings — and working in office environments themselves — that compelled the founders of technology start-up Framery to create a device that solves this age-old problem. And ironically, the Finnish firm looked back a few decades for its solution: phone booths.

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Source: Huffington Post

Monday, April 24, 2017

The 20 best office spaces we've ever seen


Office space matters -- the right office space, especially. Research links smart, innovative-looking office spaces to worker productivity and happiness.

Here are 20 offices that make us happy just looking at them. Collectively, they are triumphs of design, tech, and sustainability.

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Source: ZDNet.com

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

bfi Furnishes Princeton Public Library 2nd Floor Project

The Princeton Public Library embarked on an ambitious project to adapt their second floor to meet the changing needs of the Princeton community. bfi worked in conjunction with Andrew Berman Architects to design and furnish the second floor of the Princeton Library. With new spaces for quiet reading, collaborative work, instruction and programming, the new second floor is equipped for 21st century library users. bfi was proud to be part of this prestigious project and the client was very pleased with the end result.


If you would like more information about this project or would like to discuss a project for your library, school, or company, please contact us.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

bfi NY Office Moves to New Location

In March, our New York City office moved a few blocks to a new lovely, bright and sunny office. The office is conveniently located just one block from Penn Station and only four blocks from Port Authority. The new address is:
237 West 35th St, Ste 1004
​New York, NY 10001

Take a look at our new digs!

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Is it time to break up with your office chair?

credit: Ducky Office Furniture

We all know that person who won’t stop talking about their standing desk, how they love it, and how you should get one, too. Maybe we know several of those people, and these standing desk fans are in good company. Ernest Hemmingway stood while he worked, propping his typewriter on top of a bookshelf, and Charles Dickens did, too. Thomas Jefferson drew architectural drawings for the Virginia state capitol at his tall desk.

Many people claim that standing helps them feel more energetic and productive, and there are recent studies to show it can be good for your health. If you’re thinking of disowning your chair, here are a few things you need to know.

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As seen on: SeattleTimes.com

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

How to Create Productive Workspaces for Your Company

A company's productivity is closely linked to its environment and team members, with workplace design playing a powerful role in uniting the two.

Image Credit: herman miller

In recent years, the physical design of the typical workplace has undergone significant change. Many organizations have shifted from individual cubicles and private offices to open-plan designs, and have implemented features like standing desks and whiteboard walls to emphasize increased focus, teamwork and flexibility.

While the perfect workspace must be unique when it comes to any particular business, there are common steps that every organization can take to realize its ideal environment.

If you too are hoping to create productive workspaces for your company, these three steps may be of use to you.

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Source: Entrepreneur.com

Monday, March 27, 2017

Recline Intervention

Photo Credit: Herman Miller
There’s a problem with recliners, one that starts with their rec room aesthetics and ends with the reclining mechanism itself. But as designers David Ritch and Mark Saffell of multidisciplinary 5d studio discovered when Herman Miller and Nemschoff asked them to design a brand-new healthcare recliner, making something that both the ailing and their caregivers could not only use but also enjoy was going to require truly putting the “multi” into “multidisciplinary.” Working with engineers and designers, they’ve produced Ava, a recliner that looks narrow but feels roomy, is inviting but also antibacterial, and that’s just as appealing to the people pushing the chair as the people sitting in it.

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