Archive for November, 2013

How can you use ergonomic furniture to improve your work productivity?

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Ergonomic chairs

Ergonomics is vast field that combines psychology, engineering, bio-mechanics, and industrial design to produce equipment that will effectively cater to the human form in a variety of living and work environments. One of the most common environments for ergonomic usage is the workplace.Increasingly the office work environment is being broken down to you, in a chair, at your desk, or the front of a computer. Believe it or not, all office furniture is designed to maximize productivity and efficiency through comfort, spatial capitalization, and optical awareness. It is all headed towards the latest and most advanced ergonomic furniture.

The Ergonomic Chair

There was an episode of The Office where Pam (the receptionist) wanted Michael (the boss) to make a decision on his new chair. Pam wanted her boss to make a decision on a office chair because she knew she would get his old executive chair, a much better chair than her current office chair. It seems petty but if you were sitting 90 percent of the day at your office desk,   wouldn’t you want the most comfortable chair possible?

Advanced Ergonomic chairs are not only comfortable, but they increase work productivity. Posture fitting chairs support the base of the spine, allowing for healthy blood and oxygen flow to keep you less weary. They also keep your spine aligned properly which prevents neck and back pains.  Ergonomic chairs are also built for furniture recognition, being able to bend and dip the same way the human body does, so your body is not forced back upward or to either side.

The Ergonomic Monitor

Now that you are comfortable, unrestrained, and fresh; we can set up equipment around you. Ergonomic furniture includes an adjustable monitor that can move higher or lower to meet your eye gaze. The ideal position is different for every user but the ergonomic monitor offer plenty of flexibility, adaptability. It is most natural for someone to keep a slightly lower gaze at their monitor, but bifocal wearers typically prefer the screen to 15 to 20 degrees lower than non-bifocal wearers. An adjustable monitor can ensure the neck isn’t forced into any uncomfortable positions.

The preferred distance between you and your monitor may change also. Think of where you like to hold your book when reading. It depends on your age, whether you wear bifocals or contacts, or your position. Either way when seated you adjust the position of the book, not yourself. Vision fatigue can also occur in the middle of the week, or even in the middle of the day. Often it is effective to just adjust the distance for the sake of change, but if you have a normal non adjustable monitor, you’re stuck in your uncomfortable-zone.

The Ergonomic Desk

Now that your chair is adjusted to any way you want to sit, and your monitor is adjusted to how you’re sitting, lets adjust the desk to complete the harmony. The Envelop Desk was designed to allow the surface of the desk to slide forwards and backwards, lift and drop, while still maintaining a firm stability. If you’re leaning back, you can bring the table to you. If you’re leaning to the left part of your work area, you bring the table to you. If you want to stand up for a bit to spike your energy level, you can easily adjust the height of the table legs!

Ergonomic furniture is all about having the freedom to adjust your work space however and whenever you want, increasing your comfort, energy, and attention levels to maximize productivity. Have a look at our ergonomic furniture designs and custom office furniture items.

American Design Associates, Inc. is a Contract Furniture Dealer and Design Firm located in Towson, Maryland. We proudly consider ourselves a “Dream Team” comprised of experienced project managers, interior designers, service technicians and an outstanding customer support team. We service clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region including Maryland, DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and beyond. We have the resources and the know how to provide the best solution for all of your business needs.

Call American Design Associates today at (410) 823-5500 or contact us on our website.

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 Source:

http://www.hermanmiller.com/solutions/thrive-ergonomic-portfolio/products/performance-tables/envelop-desk.html

http://www.hermanmiller.com/research/solution-essays/the-benefits-of-pelvic-stabilization.html

What are the best interior design tips for government facilities?

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

ergonomic furniture for government workers

Are you planning out an interior design project for a government facility? The holiday season is the perfect time to redesign workspaces into innovative workplaces as government employees go on holiday vacations and perform end of the year duties.

The federal government has over 2.7 million workers and owns/ leases nearly 495,000 facilities to house government employees. Many office space managed by the government have poor workspace designs for workers. As the need for more collaborative work grows, outdated workplaces will experience less work productivity and more customer complaints.

How can the government improve workspace designs? The Federal government should take an innovative approach to redesigning its facilities. With professional interior design consulting from American Design Associations, managers of government facilities can improve the quality of employee workspaces while cutting down facility operational costs.

Here are easy and a professional interior designer can improve effective ways government workspaces:

  • Purchase ergonomic desks that provide ample storage space
  • Purchase office furniture that can truly accommodate technology tools workers can use on the regular
  • Purchase ergonomic office chairs to give government workers plenty of adjustability and adaptability to their work environment.
  • Provide high quality lighting as well as user friendly lighting control
  • Make the workspaces as visually appealing as possible.

As a professional interior designer, American Design Associates will help you create the workspaces and lounging your workers will need at the office – that includes a comfortable lunch area and easy accessibility to the office equipment and work spaces they need to be productive workers. We will also keep in mind feng shui when developing your interior design project.

Learn about our office planning and furniture services and government office furniture.

to get started on your government facility redesign just in time for the holidays.

American Design Associates, Inc. is a Contract Furniture Dealer and Design Firm located in Towson, Maryland. We proudly consider ourselves a “Dream Team” comprised of experienced project managers, interior designers, service technicians and an outstanding customer support team. We service clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region including Maryland, DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and beyond. We have the resources and the know how to provide the best solution for all of your business needs.

Call American Design Associates today at (410) 823-5500 or contact us on our website.

Also, be sure to check us out on FacebookTwitter, LinkedIn and Google+!

Source:

http://www.gsa.gov/graphics/pbs/Innovative_Workplaces-508_R2OD26_0Z5RDZ-i34K-pR.pdf

http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/pdfs/25807.pdf

http://interiordesigndegree.lifetips.com//cat/63898/interior-design-vs-interior-decorator/index.html

The Benefits of Custom Cabinetry for the office

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

 Custom  Office Cabinetry

Have you noticed you are short on storage space in the office? Are you on a tight budget? Well, you’re in luck. You can add the storage space your office needs, while fitting your business budget, by having custom cabinets designed and installed for the office.

Custom cabinets are cost effective store solutions for any size business. In fact, installing custom cabinets will increase the property value of your office, while adding extra convenience for you. From style to finish, you can have your cabinets tailored to meet your corporate image and work style needs. Custom cabinetry can be sized to meet any office space. Custom cabinets will help you make your work environment more functional and comfortable.

When custom cabinets are designed and installed by a professional company, you will know the cabinets will fit your office dimensions and create a more pleasant work environment. The best custom cabinet designs are welcoming, effective and durable.

Remember, the advantage of having custom cabinets is to fit your work style and improve your interior design flexibility, from semi-custom cabinets to complete custom cabinets.

Here at American Design Associates, we are here to design you custom cabinets that truly provide your office with beautiful and useful storage solutions. Never again will you need to worry about having easy access to your office materials. Never again will a cluttered office overwhelm you. We are here to provide you convenient and practical storage. Cabinets can include file drawers, paper storage, printer shelves and more. In addition to your custom cabinets, we can provide you other built-in furniture solutions, also known as smart storage solutions.

Anytime you need more open space in the office, you cannot go wrong with custom cabinets. You will keep your office space well organized and you will have a storage system that is sturdier for years to come and perfectly fits the architectural style of your office.

Let us help you save extra space while adding personality to your office by taking a look at our Custom Office Cabinetry products.

We are here to serve you as furniture and design consultants, not salespeople.

American Design Associates, Inc. is a Contract Furniture Dealer and Design Firm located in Towson, Maryland. We proudly consider ourselves a “Dream Team” comprised of experienced project managers, interior designers, service technicians and an outstanding customer support team. We service clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region including Maryland, DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and beyond. We have the resources and the know how to provide the best solution for all of your business needs.

Call American Design Associates today at (410) 823-5500 or contact us on our website.

Also, be sure to check us out on FacebookTwitter, LinkedIn and Google+!

Source:

http://tonyscustomcabinets.com/why_custom_cabinets

http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/homegarden/215273631.html

The Benefits of Mobile Chairs

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Ergonomic Mobile Chairs

Are you experiencing back pains? Are your physical pains preventing you from being productive at work? There’s a solution. You can purchase yourself a mobile chair.

What is so great about mobile chairs? To put it simple, mobile chairs can massage your body as you improve your work productivity. Mobile chairs are ergonomic furniture items. If you are not familiar with ergonomic furniture items, you should know the furniture pieces are designed to reduce work stress and fatigue.

Sitting in uncomfortable office chairs throughout the workday can make you more likely to experience work related injuries.

Anytime you are too focused on the physical pain you are experience at work, you cannot keep your mind alert and focused on your work duties. When it’s difficult to concentration, your work performance inevitably suffers. You can rejuvenate your physical and mental well being by purchasing mobile chairs and other ergonomic furniture supplies.

Mobile chairs are more in demand than ever because the furniture items offer workers exceptional work flexibility because of the many adjustable features that come with every chair. You will never again have to force your body to accommodate your office chair. Mobile chairs are designed to meet your physical needs, including alleviating back pains. Every component of your mobile chair will address some type of tension issue your body could face throughout a typical workday. Adjust your height, chair depth and even width. What you need from your seatback, you will receive. And if you have no idea what you are looking for in a mobile chair, our American Design Associates can guide you around our mobile chair showroom. Our associates are trained ergonomist to help you select the perfect fit/ proper chair for your office environment. Come schedule a visit to our mobile chair showroom today.

We are here to serve you as furniture and design consultants, not salespeople.

American Design Associates, Inc. is a Contract Furniture Dealer and Design Firm located in Towson, Maryland. We proudly consider ourselves a “Dream Team” comprised of experienced project managers, interior designers, service technicians and an outstanding customer support team. We service clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region including Maryland, DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and beyond. We have the resources and the know how to provide the best solution for all of your business needs.

Call American Design Associates today at (410) 823-5500 or contact us on our website.

Also, be sure to check us out on FacebookTwitter, LinkedIn and Google+!

Source:

http://www.corporatemassagekneads.com/benefits/massage-studies/

http://www.spine-health.com/wellness/massage-therapy/benefits-a-massage-chair

The Benefits of Office Planning and Furniture Services

Monday, November 4th, 2013

office palnning

Are you moving into a new office space or need to renovate your office? You can help your project go smoothly by taking advantage of professional office planning and furniture services. With professional office planning and quality furniture, you can effectively maximize your office space and enhance work productivity.

In a modern office, it’s best to create open spaces that promote collaborative work. This is especially important for conference room designs to help workers think creatively and provide quality solutions to every day business challenges. The standard office design is moving away from cubicles and closed offices.

What do you need for a good office layout? For starters, a well designed storage system. With a quality storage system, you can keep the office tidy and make the most of your office space. When the storage system opens up more space for you workers, you will save more money on your business operating cost because you won’t need to lease as much space to accommodate your workers. By having adjustable shelving in the office, you can create a productive and unique workspace.

The more mobile your office furniture, the better your office planning will be. Here at American Design Associates we understand how daunting an office-planning project can be for small to mid-sized companies.

We are here to help you stay within your budget while finding the best office solutions for your work environment. Our interior designers will create spaces for better privacy, collaboration, physical comfort and technological security.

American Design Associates is here to create an office plan that strengthens the work performance of your staff while granting them the opportunity to modify their work environment.

Our job at American Design Associates is to bring out the best work environment for your office by focusing on your specific needs.

American Design Associates has board certified designers and expert space planners on staff to help you maximize your office space with consideration to local building & fire codes, efficient work flow, communication, and privacy requirements. Whether you are moving into a larger space, downsizing, or simply reorganizing, thorough planning makes for a smoother installation and a superior work environment.
American Design Associates, Inc. is a Contract Furniture Dealer and Design Firm located in Towson, Maryland. We proudly consider ourselves a “Dream Team” comprised of experienced project managers, interior designers, service technicians and an outstanding customer support team. We service clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region including Maryland, DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and beyond. We have the resources and the know how to provide the best solution for all of your business needs.
Call American Design Associates today at (410) 823-5500 or contact us on our website.
Also, be sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+!

Source:

http://advancedfurnitureservices.com/maximize-office-space-to-utilize-storage/
http://www.90degreeofficeconcepts.com/space-planning-custom-designed-office-furniture-services/space-planning-services-for-your-office