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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

The Importance of Your Reception Area

Just like a face represents a person, the reception area represents and office space or business. Similarly, meeting someone face to face, people will form an opinion or judgement about the business by their reception area. As the initial professional point of contact, it is important to make a good first and lasting impression. From meeting new clients to interviewing prospective employees, striking the right balance and interior design and furniture can make all the difference in creating new business relationships.

No matter how great your company is, or how interested the customers are, if the front of a business looks scruffy than it is bound to put potential clients off, even if the rest of the office is smart looking.
It is imperative that a company understands its target audience, which makes the business able to tailor their front of house to their target audience.

The importance of the reception desk is not only to look smart and stylish, but it has to be efficient as well due to the fact that most of the time this is where the front office department of the business are going to be. This means that there are many important tasks carries out in this area such as receiving and sending letters, attending phone calls and of course visitors. The design on the reception desk needs to ensure that it is designed in a way that these tasks can be carried out all at once. The reception desk should never come in the way of smooth operations.

Commonly the reception desk will also be supplied with some storage where the user can keep important documents safely. The desk should also be supplied with some cable management so that the wires are not exposed to the visitors.

The reception area in a way, is like a business card. Visitors should be able to walk in, look around and understand what the company does straight away. It needs to be welcoming but also project creativity by being interesting and surprising. 

Verve Workspace Ltd., can help create the perfect reception area through the use of free 3D CAD drawings. Simply get in touch with us now. 

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Getting the Perfect Chair Without Breaking the Bank

Getting the perfect chair without breaking the bank

When speaking to our client we often hear that their office chair isn’t suiting their needs. The most common complaint that we hear is that the chair isn’t providing enough back support. This is one o
f the most common aspects of office furniture that gets overlooked. When considering an office chair there are many features that you should look out for such as; ratchet back height adjustment, height adjustable arms, and synchro mechanism and many more. Whatever features you are looking for we will have just the chair for you!

Height Adjustable Arms
Height adjustable arms on an office chair are very important for encouraging the correct posture when sitting in the chair. Arm support the upper torso and reduce the strain and tension on the shoulder and neck area when working at your desk. Height adjustable arms are set back on the chair so that they do not get in-between the you and the desk. When you When a user does not have arms on their chair it encourages the user to slump forward on to the desk. This position causes pressure on the spine and can lead to back pain and tension. Arms on an office chair can also assist the user to get in and out of the chair with ease.

Back Height Adjustment
On some chairs the back-height adjustment is carried out but twisting a knob on the chairs back. Some of the more expensive chairs are supplied with a ratchet mechanism. This operates by moving the chair up on the concealed ratchet system within the back itself. Once the maximum height is reached a further lift returns to the chair back to the bottom of its height adjustment. Back height adjustment allows the user to position the backrest in the correct position for ultimate lumbar support. Your office chair is your home away from home, so it is so important that the correct lumbar and back support is reached.

Synchro Mechanism
The synchro mechanism is the relationship between the seat pad and the backrest, so that the seat pad is at the correct angle compared to the backrest. The synchro mechanism is very simple to operator and widely used in many chairs, this is because the back and seat angles are quickly and simultaneously changeable. This allows posture changes for different activated such as keyboard work or reading. It is essential for the synchro mechanism to be locked in the correct position for the user so that is provide ultimate support. The synchro mechanism can also be locked in the upright position.

Seat Slide
Seat slide if the movement of the seat pad backwards and forwards in relation to the backrest to adjust the effectiveness of the seat pad depth for the user. Regardless of the users height, this enables the user to get the appropriate level of under-thigh support without restricting circulation. The sliding seat pad should make it easy to optimise the users own seat comfort and support.

Lumbar Pump
The lower part of the spine naturally curves inwards towards the belly. A lumbar back support helps to promote good posture by simply filling in the gap between the spine and the seat, supporting the natural inward curve of the lower back. Without a lumbar pump it is more difficult to maintain the correct posture and the lumbar spine and large muscles in the lower back have to work harder to support the proper curvature and alignment. Without a lumbar pump overtime the muscles in the back will tire and become weak which means the users natural tendency would be to slouch and or lean forward in the chair.

A headrest can be particularly helpful for users that need extra neck or head support such as users with back problems. A headrest allows the muscles to relax and it also improves blood flow. A headrest can be easily adjusted to the users needs which provides the right amount of support and in the correct place. Having a headrest on a chair also encourages the users to have the correct posture which reduces the risk of back pain when sitting at a desk.