Fourth Quarter Office Furniture Sale!

September 30, 2010

Looking for sensational prices on new office furniture? Check out the savings in our Hot 4th Quarter Deals!

Mix and Match Laminate Desking

Buy each piece individually or combine a desk, return and pedestal for a great L-shaped combo at an even greater price!* 

Choose from  three  finishes to ensure a perfect fit for your office.

American Cherry, American Dark Cherry, or American Mahogany.

Delivered to you in only 5 days! (*Price does not include delivery and installation. Sale ends December 31, 2010.)

More Hot Savings in Office Seating!

Comfortable, functional, and durable, you’ll not find better prices for quality seating anywhere!

For more information on these and more great deals on desks and seating,  please call 412.828.7420 or visit our website.

Selecting a Desk Chair

March 29, 2010
Most people who work in an office setting inherently know that having the proper desk chair can greatly increase comfort and lessen the risk of back strain and other undesirable outcomes. In fact, a proper chair is considered the single most important aspect of one’s office space.

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The ideal chair encourages good posture and allows one’s arms and legs to rest in neutral positions that decrease the opportunity for stress on muscles or nerve endings. When selecting a chair for yourself it’s important to consider several design features.   

Back Support   

The backrest of the chair should be height adjustable to provide adequate support to the lumbar or lower portion of your back.  Simply put, the curvature of the chair should conform to the corresponding area on you. You should also note if the backrest includes a tilt feature.  A slightly reclining position is considered optimal for most desk work and you might find that you appreciate a chair that allows that option.  


The ability to adjust the height of the armrests is an important detail. Verify that they can be moved to facilitate various tasks, including reading, writing, and keyboard use.  Proper arm placement can lessen tension in your  shoulders and neck, resulting in increased comfort and decreased opportunity for fatigue and soreness.   

The Seat   

Ideally, the seat pan should distribute your weight evenly.  A curved or waterfall edge can also contribute to overall comfort, eliminating pressure points to the back of your legs.  When deciding on a specific model, verify that there is adequate space between the back of your knees and the chair edge. The standard rule of thumb is 3 to 4 inches, or the same number of fingers away from the seat.  

Adjustable Height  

Verify that the chair is height adjustable.  When seated, your thighs should be parallel to the ground, feet flat on the floor.  

Stability and Mobility  

If you plan to use the chair in a reclining position, a five-point base can help prevent tipping. In addition, take note of casters and swivel features, both enable mobility and virtually eliminate the need to twist or turn when reaching for items on your desk or surrounding furniture.  

Another important consideration is fabric or other seat and back coverings which can also influence comfort as well as durability. Most chairs come in a variety of colors to fit most any decor.

The average office worker spends more time in a desk chair than on a sofa, chair or mattress in one’s home.  Selecting an ergonomically correct chair can offer benefits that far exceed the time spent to accomplish it.

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February 10, 2010


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Have a Seat!

July 24, 2009

census_taskchairLooking for ways to improve the quality of the time you spend at your desk? An ergonomically correct chair might be the answer for you!

Technically, ergonomics is defined as “design factors, e.g., for the workplace, intended to maximize productivity by minimizing operator fatigue and discomfort.”

A mouthful by any standard. Put more simply, it means a chair that you can look forward to using every day!

In addition to being more comfortable, it’s believed that an ergonomically correct chair can potentially eliminate physical problems that can arise from awkward posture.  A properly fitted chair may reduce the incidence of back pain, stiff neck, or headaches that are often the end result of sitting for long periods of time.  In addition, the potential for knee discomfort can also be reduced or eliminated by encouraging a sitting position that properly supports the thighs, while permitting the feet to remain flat on the floor. 

Sounds enticing, doesn’t it?

Here’s how it works. Unlike conventional desk chairs, ergonomic designs enable the user to adjust multiple components, including height, seat and back angles, arm rest settings, and attention to the lumbar area. The amount of padding in the seat itself is also a variable that has importance.

The end result is a more comfortable, and less tired, you!

Equally interested in color and style?  No problem.  We carry a variety of seating that looks as good as it feels. Please visit our web site for more information!