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Nobody Wants Office FurnitureNobody really wants office furniture. In reality what’s really wanted is the results office furniture brings to the space. Undeveloped, space is just space. We have it all around us. Space has no character, no definition, no measurements and no form of reference. It is only in relationship to other things and ideas that it takes on meaning. In an office, space is defined by its relationship to walls, floors, ceilings and other architectural appointments. On an elementary level, these appointments only divide space and make it measureable. What office furniture brings to the table is a way to make the space useable for the purpose intended.

A plan with intended purpose is something that escapes the attention of many setting out to purchase office furniture. As elementary as it may sound, purpose, is a basic ingredient in the developmental stages of a good environmental plan. In the experience I have had with clients in the market to purchase office furniture, they know they want furniture to fill as space i.e.; desks, cubicles and meeting tables etc. Going beyond that is something that is greatly overlooked.

In reality, we don’t want office furniture. We really want a result that the office furniture brings to the equation. Not withstanding the contradiction in term, the greater percentages of office furniture buyers do not consider the results intended. Filling space often becomes a matter of providing workspaces for a predetermined amount of people. In consideration of a results driven environment, a long hard look at the required results will affect a more specific, detailed use of space.

Every consideration in the office environment is connected to everything else. With that said, the office plan is not only about the office furniture although it plays a large part. Results-driven plans are about the complete environment. If you were to reflect on a complete well tuned office environment, what would it be like? How would it feel when you are in the space itself? What would it look like? What would the space communicate? What functions need to happen within the space? How communicative should the people be within the space? How accessible should each person, file, or equipment be to the worker in need? What flow of people, documents or communication will net the greatest productivity? How and where should people meet? What technology needs will create the greatest speed? What materials will match the utility needed for each job? What culture needs to be established or maintained throughout the organization and how can I achieve congruency throughout the organization? These and other questions merit consideration in creating the environment that works best for you.

The business environment is your forum to demonstrate your expertise to the world. What you say, how you say it and what you look like while you are saying it, tells the world what you have to say. It is estimated that 93% of all personal communications is non-verbal. Things like tonality, physiology and inflections say more in communications than what is said. In like manner we at 90 Degree Office Concepts believe in much the same manner the office environment speaks.

More important than the sale of office furniture we at 90 Degree Office Concepts are committed to helping our clients create effective environments. We realize that each business has different needs and different things they want to say in their office and ultimately in their marketplace. It is for this reason we offer a selection of choices that will help each client create a collective environment that is best suited for their purpose.

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Moving into a new, completely remodeled building, I wanted upscale, modern furniture to match the time and money invested in the new office. I worked closely with Bernie Fairchild, Owner of 90 Degree Office Concepts, to design furniture that captured the picture I saw in my mind. The end result...

Eileen C. Dickinson
Nov 22, 2015