“If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life.” That is how the old saying goes.  While most employees like their job the office environment is usually not described as a dream location. Constructing an environment that employees want to be in, while avoiding a sterile feel is important to the moral of employees. That trickles down through all work channels and can affect the customers too. Office art can be incorporated in many ways, from cubicle trimmings to act deco style functional furnishings, wall art to sculptures, a little bit of flare goes a long way.

Cubicles

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Sterile Cubicles that have an open canvas for personal style to be added.

Cubicles are rarely something that evoke excitement, even the most creative folks can struggle with a cubicle’s design. These spaces are designed to allow the work force a designated work space. They allow for separation between spaces and easy access to co-workers. However, most cubicles are made of semi cushioned or cork-board with a cloth covering and lot of medium density fiberboard with a commercial laminate finish and cool neutral cool metal finishing. This area can be dressed up much like a teacher class room, using paper boarders or decals that reflect seasonal changes or you can customize your cubicle with different fabric at Tri-State Office Furniture. Photos are always a standard addition to each employee’s space, along with plant life. Thinking a bit more outside the box, using fabrics and crafting supplies along with magazine clippings and frames the small office art can be reflective of the large office’s style.

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This cubicle is a work of office art in itself.

Stylized furniture

Not every set of cubicles are bland or sterile, some options have a more stylized design that mimics traditional office furnishing. These furnishing are more office art then furnishings, incorporating specific materials like wood, steel, or glass. These furnishings also often have vibrant colors and varied textures of textiles and fabric to create a visually interesting presence, while not distracting from the office environment. These concepts can be taken to the extreme too.  In Google’s offices, they have spaces set up like living rooms, or subway cars to inspire out of the box thinking with out of the office type décor.

Art Installations and wall art

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Functional office art for lounge areas and privacy for increased productivity.

If holding a meeting in a space that looks like a subway car or like a hospital room doesn’t appeal to you find a happy medium. Keep the installations, like the subway car or thought provoking sculptures to a designated area like the lobby or foyer. Keep objects that may distract employees or clients in areas that will not distract from the daily operations of the office. They will serve as a conversation starter upon arrival and departure. Use wall art to brighten the office without demanding all of the attention in office. Office art tends to maintain a tradition feel unless of course the space is extremely stylized.

 

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Traditional Office Art

Office art should be a compliment to the daily operations of the business. It should distract enough from the day to inspire creativity but not so much that it inhibits achieving productivity.

Using an interior designer or office design consultant like Tri-State Office Furniture’s knowledgeable staff will ensure that the office is set up for the best business practices while keeping the employees and employer happy. Contact a consultant today!

 

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The trend of wanting things new and designer, is a thing of the past. Refurbished Office Furniture is a great trend that allows for individuality as well as an eco-friendly alternative to throwing away old furniture. Buying new furniture will be old in a short time anyways. It is kind of interesting when you think about it that way huh? Anyways, according to a global market research company by the name Technavio, refurnishing office furniture, will be an increasing trend for office and home furnishings until late 2020. Read More

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Visit one of our three showrooms, no appointment necessary. Need to update your office space? Look no further, we proudly own all our inventories and we also sell New!

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If you have read any of our other publications, you know that one of the key players in the office furniture game is Kimball Office. We featured Kimball Office in the third part of our top 100 Office Furniture Companies series last year. Kimball Office, originally known as a piano manufacturer, was acquired by the small contract furniture company the Jasper Corporation in 1959. From this collaboration of furniture and fine artistic craftsmanship has evolved into one of the most recognized names in office furniture. They produce a full line of office, hospitality, healing, and learning environment furnishings. This company has a global reach and is known as Kimball International.

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Highly efficient production is the foundation of every business. Whether on the production floor, in the board room, or on the human resources team, there are obstacles to overcome in achieving the division’s goals. Understanding how to maximize the potential for efficiency by negating traffic jams and miscommunication is a key part to any company. Large companies even have their employees sign a non-compete compliance contract that can either bar an employee from seeking employment with a competitor for a specified period of time or a confidentiality agreement to protect their intellectual property – which is not limited to but can include office layout and flow. Finding your perfect office layout may take time and a series of trials and errors but here are a few tips and things to be aware of from the furniture industry professionals when implementing your office layout. Read More

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Visit Tri-State Office Furniture’s newly renovated showroom and warehouse – no appointment necessary. Looking for a new office chairs? These CLOSEOUT Mesh Back Task Chairs are the way to go! Featuring a comfortable mesh back and fabric cushioned seat, these chairs were designed with your comfort in mind. Available in black and white mesh back.

Blowout Sale! High Quality Closeout Laminate Furniture. Matching desks, credenzas, conference tables & more. Ready for delivery!

New furniture arrivals are here – chairs, desks, tables & more.

Visit one of our three showrooms, no appointment necessary. Need to update your office space? Look no further, we proudly own all our inventories and we also sell New!

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Woo-Hoo new office! Let us help you create the perfect office work space. We have hundreds of items in stock – Why go anywhere else?

Blowout Sale! High Quality Closeout Laminate Furniture. Matching desks, credenzas, conference tables & more. Ready for delivery!

New furniture arrivals are here – chairs, desks, tables & more!

Visit one of our three showrooms, no appointment necessary. Need to update your office space? Look no further, we proudly own all our inventories and we also sell New!

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March is the month when things come together in more ways than one, moving toward rebirth, renewal, and rejuvenation. The weather finally breaks from the harshness of winter, the days begin to grow longer, snow turns to rain and at home the spring cleaning begins. Spring cleaning isn’t just a residential activity though and is often applied in office environments. The objective of spring cleaning is to do away with the unneeded or malfunctioning, reorganize, and increase efficiency – all critical elements to successful business operations. Relying on and understanding how to use office systems makes this process manageable.

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Bored with your current office? Dreaming of a new office space? At Tri-State Office Furniture, our experienced design team can help.

Blowout Sale! High Quality Closeout Laminate Furniture. Matching desks, credenzas, conference tables & more. Ready for delivery!

New furniture arrivals are here – chairs, desks, tables & more!

Visit one of our three showrooms, no appointment necessary. Need to update your office space? Look no further, we proudly own all our inventories and we also sell New!

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Blowout Sale! High Quality Closeout Laminate Furniture. Matching desks, credenzas, conference tables & more. Ready for delivery!

New furniture arrivals are here – chairs, desks, tables & more!

 

Visit one of our three showrooms, no appointment necessary. Need to update your office space? Look no further, we proudly own all our inventories and we also sell New!

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