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The cheapest automatically lifting desk on the market : $399

Stand Desk

Stand Desk

Introduced as the cheapest automatically lifting office desk on the market, the Stand Desk has already obtained $ 84,608 on Kickstarter from 209 people. It will be for sale at a price of $ 399, that is to say, at least twice cheaper than its competitors, and quite inexpensive.

We have already seen that sitting down for long hours each day, reduces productivity, harms your health and even reduces life expectancy.

What‘s got to offer this office table compared to others? Being built with recycled materials, using a third of the components of other desks, this table is much cheaper. Moreover, it can be raised or lowered automatically by touching a button. The absence of stabilizer bars in the center gives more legroom or even room for drawers.

Modern office chairs: comfortable, ergonomic design – how to choose

Embody, modern office chair by Herman Miller

Embody, modern office chair by Herman Miller

Did you know that modern office chairs, are much more than chairs?

Before you make a choice, take the time to ask the right questions. What is the use ? What material and model is best suited ? What quality / price ratio to choose?

GOOD MODERN OFFICE CHAIRS : A PLEASURE AND A RIGHT

 The quality / price ratio implies also the quality and this depends on each concept : comfort, freedom of movement, strength, pleasure of spending long hours without fatigue, quality of work, productivity…

 Who says you cannot mix business and pleasure? Some solutions :

  •  What we need to think about before choosing modern office chairs?
  • What are your office chairs for ?
  • Condiderate that if your staff is sitting comfortably, they will provide a better job and be more productive.
  • Depending on the time spent sitting and the position you want to take to relax or work, there should be different choices.

Of course, there are plenty of modern office chairs for, but there are chairs with different settings that are suitable for different needs :

  1. Easy to manipulate joystick ;
  2. The possibilities of adjusting the height and backrest of the seat;
  3. A modern office chair that does not create discomfort after some time (heat, squeaks, tightness ) ;
  4. To combat back pain, it’s better with a slight inclination of the seat to the ground ;
  5. Prefer a material that doesn’t slip too easily ;
  6. Choose a modern office chair with five feet for safety, unless you opt for the traditional 4 feet;
  7. Wheels that do not scratch your beautiful floor unless you want it without wheels ;
  8. Aesthetics and design must adapt to your environment.
  9. It ‘s harder working being uncomfortable, then opt for the comfort of the seat.

Especially when we sit for a long time and regularly. A modern office chair represents the most important piece of furniture because you can safeguard your wellness capital. The choice from the start can spare you a lot of future damage, back pain, lack of motivation, less productivity…

The choice will also depend on your body type, if the chair is strong enough, it‘ll be able to take care of your back for many years.

The video of a modern office chair Embody by Herman Miller:

Modern chairs, the most used object of the XXI century

Human evolution, from caves to modern chairs

from caves to modern chairsHuman evolution has led humans to be sitting more and more. Not only, especially in developed countries, nine out of 10 people work sitting on a modern chair all day long; moreover, with the massive diffusion of television and the Internet, Americans spend an average of four hours a day sitting in front of a screen.

It is therefore essential that modern chairs be not only ergonomic, but also able to safeguard office workers’ health. The challenge is huge, because they should not only ensure a proper position to prevent musculoskeletal pathologies, but also probably allow moving as freely as possible while sitting. Indeed, lack of exercise due to the sedentary lifestyle is boosting the number of obese and diabetic individuals on the planet.

modern chair

modern chair

Benefits of having a glass executive desk

design glass desk Rialto

design glass desk Rialto

Whether it be a design desk or an executive-desk, we always have a wide selection of glass desks. Before deciding, it’s better to consider what are the advantages of this material compared to other materials, such as wood or plastic used for design or executive desks.

The glass desk, a statement furniture

Here’s small list of the main benefits of a glass desk :

  1. It sports a stylish, modern and sleek aesthetic
  2. You can choose tinted glasses in different colors
  3. It can be easily cleaned and sanitized
  4. The sun can not tarnish it
  5. Aside from scratches, it fears nothing, unlike a wood and plastic
  6. It’s not porous, is much more hygienic than wood since it cannot shelter bacteria on its surface if cleaned regularly
  7. If your office is in a small room, a glass desk will make it seem much larger because is transparent and allows light to pass
  8. He does not suffer the heat. So, if you put  a cup of hot coffee on your glass executive desk, you will not damage it, as would be the case for a wooden desk
  9. The glass contains no chemicals with harmful exhalations, unlike plastic or wooden desks, especially when new
  10. The glass is fully recyclable.

The cons of a glass desk :

  1. It can be scratched
  2. It can be heavy to move

And you, would you fancy having a glass desk ?

Six tips to make your office look larger

Lasmobili Enosi executive desk

Lasmobili Enosi executive desk

You find that your office is still missing volume. Let me tell you some tips that will allow you to expand your room.

Mirrors, the reflection effect

It’s almost a grandmother cure. Who, indeed , has never heard of the benefits of reflection to give volume to a room? Obviously, the  larger are mirrors, the more space is reflected. And for the same logic, the more you will reflect a large space, the greater the impression of depth. It is therefore pointless to stick a mirror in a cramped space, facing the clock of your grandmother, exactly. Install it rather in front of windows to reflect the outdoors and all its colors.

Make it empty

Sometimes, simply overloading a piece will give you a feeling of closeness. To enlarge a room , nothing better than a vacuum.

Nearly transparent curtains

In your quest for space, light is the most valuable ally. But often , we tend to overload the windows with beautiful compact tissue that filter daylight too generously. So remember to choose light and bright materials that allow the light to brighten your room. What could be clearer than white ?

The light colors illuminate

We could also start there as this principle is inviolable. The light colors expand a room and visually contrast to dark colors. It is not for nothing that it is said that the black slims. So, if ayou are to buy office furniture, choose a light colored executive desk … Besides, if you want to stay in clothing principles, we know that vertical stripes also slim. So why not opt ​​for horizontal pinstripes on your walls to visually stretch?

The lighting, a bright idea

The evening daylight will no longer be of much use. Nevertheless , good lighting also allow you to cleverly disguise your volumes. Here are some easy to implement tips:

– Install light points on the ground , which will broadcast a light to the ceiling. As for the scratches mentioned above, this will stretch your wall.

– Conversely, place bright spots over a high cabinet or behind a sideboard to create a halo of light.

– Enlighten several places to go for the ceiling spots distributed across your room rather than one bright spot. Similarly, in the room, do not hesitate to increase luminous spaces.

 Paintings or posters should have broad views

A photo of a beach with the ocean visualli widens the space more than one of Manhattan.

And you , what is your trick to enlarge a room ?

The coffee pod or capsule, new calamity for the planet?

coffee podsMaking coffee with the capsule or pod is fast and easy. Click! you turn on the machine, wait 2 minutes for the temperature LED to become green, take the pod, splot! put it in the slot, press the button, 10 seconds and… slurp! your coffee is ready!

Yes, but … I have listed six con points for your consideration:

  1. coffee temperature is rather low , if you like your espresso hot, nothing to do, you must resign yourself to drink lukewarm coffee ;
  2. pods are aluminum, so recyclable as a can of beer, the problem is coffee : how to extract the capsule used in order to recycle both the coffee and aluminum ? For the used coffee is excellent example for composting, while aluminum is one of the raw materials whose prices only rise because of their scarcity. But the main problem is that the cups are too small to be captured in most recycling facilities where machinery separates objects by size and density
  3. aluminum can contains bisphenol, causing cardiovascular problems, diabetes and possibly cancer. It is likely that most capsules contain bisphenol
  4. the upper part of the capsule is sealed with a chemical adhesive. Can we be sure that it leaves no toxic residue in the coffee?
  5. The taste is also suffering . Between a roasted coffee and a coffee capsule , the difference in taste sensation is comparable to the difference between a wine from a bottle with cork and wine from a carton …
  6. last but not least , price. A capsule costs between 40 and 50 cents. However, the cheapest arabica coffee costs 1.50 $ for 100 grams. With this amount , one can brew 20cups at less than 6 cents per cup coffee, and there is nothing to recycle.

The best thing would be to use the used coffee for composting or as a fertilizer for the plants if there is no garden.

Good lighting is essential

In your office as in any space where you live, good lighting is essential.
Ideally you want as much natural daylight as possible. If your space has a window, it will enhance the lighting.
Daylight is the most evenly balanced source of white light available, in that sunlight has an approximately equal proportion of each color of the spectrum. The color of natural light also differs based on geographic location. It is always beneficial to have as much natural light as possible in the working area.

If in your office no daylight is available, a combination of general and task lighting will be required. A high-quality task light will be essential for late nights or cloudy days. If your office is in a room without windows, check out daylight-replicating light sources that will provide energy-efficient, full-spectrum lighting.
Many ergonomic task-lighting fixtures have dimmer switches so you can control the amount of light.
The most effective lighting brings out the fullest quality of the colors illuminated. If lighting levels are too low, there can be negative psychological effects, including depression.

For human comfort, a yellow-cast illumination is best. It is the color of brightness, and midway through the color progression from cool to warm.

To avoid glare, don’t place overhead lighting directly above computer screens, and don’t put a computer screen directly in front of a light source. That will cause eyestrain. Infact, overhead lighting and computer monitors just aren’t a great combination. Adding in a desk top lamp can do wonders to relieve eye strain and to create some additional warmth to a room that can typically feel cold and overly electronic. Some spaces work well with adjustable height task lamps, while others do great with more conventional styles. Try making the bottom of your lampshade just higher than the height of your monitor. It will go a long ways to producing the most light possible without overpowering your screen.

Energy guidelines are leading to new reduced-light levels in offices that are easier on the eyes. The most critical factor with lighting is the ability to control its brightness and intensity.

A comfortable workplace

How many hours do you spend in your office? Do you sit comfortably? Do you have ergonomic tools at your workstation?
All these questions and their answers are important to live well when you work.

It’s necessary to humanise technology because health and safety in the workspace are very important. Work environment plays a key role in your productivity – comfortable staff work longer hours, are more productive and show a better return for their employeers.

It would be more useful to talk about ergonomic tools to emphasize their advantages in terms of work rationalization, safety and wellbeing, for a more correct way of working.
Office furniture suppliers look at the environment staff work in, the space needed to work effectively in and the number of people that are required to be accommodated within that space. The new office is then planned out observing importantly the HSE guidelines on a modern working space to ensure your business’ compliancy to ever changing directives. The care and attention to detail is very necessary because a workplace is where a significant time of person’s life is spent.

Sitting comfortably is essential. People are all different shapes and sizes and all have different roles and requirements. Office chair should provide good back support and have the ability to be easily adjustable to the correct working height. It is important that elbows sit at the same height as the keyboard and feet are placed comfortably, flat on the floor.

I think that awareness still must be developed regarding the advantages of a totally rational, organized, safe workstation. Luckily ergonomic tools can be added “after the fact”, inserted in already activated situations, thanks to thei versatility and simplicity, not requiring modifications of the workstation for thei installation. Finally, investing in ergonomic tools means investing in the most important resources of any company. The human resources.