Interpret Systems Furniture

October 25, 2012

 As its name suggests, Interpret system furniture by Teknion can be customized to suit any office setting.  Designed to be a perfect match for any user, environment, or task, it’s the ultimate in versatile desking solutions. 

Adjustable, and easy to install, Interpret can be added to, extended, or fully redesigned to suit the existing environment as well as future changes in staffing, technology, and work patterns. Designers of Interpret drew inspiration from conventional enclosed furniture, creating a bridge for staff to adapt to and embrace the benching concept.

For more information, please phone 412.828.7420.

Introducing ESI Ergonomic Solutions!

October 17, 2012

We’re excited to share that ESI Ergonomic Solutions products are now carried by Anderson Interiors!

In celebration, take a peek at our introductory specials!  Our CFO has, and highly recommends, the Solstice desk light.

ESI Ergonomic Solutions is committed to improving efficiency in the workplace through the use of accessories that promote comfort, mobility, and flexibility. They’ve been providing unequaled ergonomic accessories to offices, healthcare and educational environments for over two decades and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to share in that vision!

Like Anderson Interiors, ESI Ergonomic Solutions is a woman-owned business and has been awarded national certification.

Introductory offer is valid through December 31, 2012.

For more information, please phone 412-828-7420.

Staff Favorite: Baked Macaroni and Cheese

October 11, 2012

Like many folks, as the weather gets cooler the foodies at our office tend to chat about tried and true comfort food recipes. Invariably, the conversation turns to variations of baked macaroni and cheese, a meal that some of us consider the ultimate comfort food. Here’s a recipe from one of our team members that’s yummy and office lunch room friendly. Simply prepare to the baking point and press the office oven into service, or complete at home and reheat in the microwave. Bon appetit!


Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients you’ll need:

2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
1 small onion, minced
Margarine or butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
2 cups milk
1/2 pound cheese, cheddar, American, or combination
3/4 cup fresh bread crumbs


1.  Prepare the macaroni per package directions.
2.  Pre-heat oven to 400*
3.  While macaroni is cooking, saute diced onion and 2 tablespoons of butter in a small saucepan, over medium heat cook until the onion is translucent and tender.
4.  Stir in flour, salt, mustard and pepper. Cook 1 minute, until golden brown.
5.  Add milk slowly and stir. Continue to cook over low to medium heat until thickened, stirring constantly. 
6.  Add about three-fourths of the cheese and stir until the cheese is melted.
7.  Drain and rinse cooked macaroni and place in a greased 1-1/2 quart casserole..
8.  Pour cheese sauce over the macaroni, tossing with a fork until well-coated.
9.  Top with the remaining cheese.
10. In a small saucepan melt one tablespoon of butter over low hear.
11. Stir in bread crumbs then crumble and sprinkle mixture over cheese.
12. Cover and bake for 20 minutes or until brown and bubbly.Yields four servings when served as main entrée, six servings as a side dish.

Lounge Chair Extraordinaire

October 4, 2012


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Office Update, CFO Style

September 27, 2012

Lisa, CFO at Anderson Interiors, is enjoying time  in her new office digs. She selected a desk and office storage from Teknion’s District line and, well, take a look!

Teknion created the District line as a tribute to mid-century modernists who favored furniture with low, clean lines.  Each piece has a small footprint that consumes less real estate and Lisa is delighted that it’s exactly what she’d envisioned for the space.

Designers at Teknion also drew inspiration from modern European residential furniture, creating pieces that are unobtrusive and appear to be an integrated part of the landscape.  Clearly, they succeeded!

Case in point, file storage that doubles as seating.  We can attest that it’s really rather comfy, too.

And storage, storage, storage.  One of the hallmarks of the District line is compact storage that can supplement workspace, reduce clutter and encourage organization.   Lisa is happily appreciating all three. 

Hooray for new office furniture and for Teknion’s District line!

History of the Office Chair

September 20, 2012

The oldest surviving chair was once part of the decor in King Tut’s tomb but they have been in existence far longer than that, dating back to at least the early 13th century. Originally, they were luxury items that signaled wealth and status, and were reserved for those in society who were deemed important enough to use them. Others sat on benches, stools, or chests that were pressed into service when needed. The chair didn’t achieve common use until the middle of the 16th century.

Chairs specifically designed for office use don’t date back quite that far, of course. Charles Darwin is often credited for being one of the earliest adaptors. He reportedly attached wheels to his chair as a matter of practicality, enabling him to move about his office more readily, a feature that office workers continue to appreciate to this day.

In the middle of the 18th century, coincident with the advent of the expansion of railways, office environments changed and it became common for a business to employ more people in an administrative capacity. Demand and sales were up and the number of office workers increased accordingly. The focus shifted to productivity and the necessity to design and provide staff with seating that was comfortable and efficient, a goal that still remains. Casters were added, seats were re-designed, and backs and armrests were created and tweaked.

Eventually, the focus shifted again. this time in the direction of ergonomics. Technically defined as design that’s intended to lessen the possibility of operator fatigue and discomfort. an ergonomically correct chair is not only more comfortable, but has design elements that can potentially eliminate physical problems that can result from sustained awkward posture. A significant departure from the benches, stools and chests of old!

Anderson Interiors offers a full-range of task and desk chairs in a number of styles, priced to fit any budget, and on the cutting edge of what the industry has to offer. Don’t miss out on the latest bit of chair history!

Give Your Office Seating a Boost!

September 13, 2012

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