Stacking chairs are one of the most versatile pieces of office furniture available. They can be used in a variety of settings including classroom seating, computer lab seating, seminars, conferences, sporting events, libraries, schools, conference rooms, gyms, parties, reception rooms, guest seating, lobbies, hotels, or any location that will be hosting a large group of people. They are widely popular because of their ability to be conveniently stored away when not in use and their small footprint also makes for great space-saving. Stacking chairs allow for the ability to seat a large group of people quickly and efficiently. Once the meeting/event has concluded, you are then able to stack and store them away with ease.
Arguably the best feature of stack chairs is their ability to be stored away easily when not in use with their lightweight design and minimal amount of space they take up. Simply stack the chairs on top of one another (some can be stacked up to 40 high) and store them away in a storage closet or in the corner of the room. Stacking up to 40 chairs up at a time can become a chore when having to transport them to your storage unit which is why it is recommended to purchase a storage dolly for your stacking chairs.
Storage dollies allow for an easy way to store and transport your stacking chairs. They are constructed with strong steel frames that are able to adequately hold the weight of the numerous chairs being stacked upon it. A key feature you will find on storage dollies is a set of casters/wheels that allow for effortless mobility of your chairs once they have been stacked up. Some even come with the more advanced feature of locking wheels to ensure your dolly stays in place and does not roll away when not in use.
Most storage dollies are designed to hold between fifteen to thirty chairs at once. This makes moving stack chairs faster and more efficient by being to be able to carry multiple chairs at once rather than having to carry them by hand one or two at a time. This allows for you to quickly create a seating arrangement in less time with less effort. Everyone’s least favorite part of an event is the aftermath, also known as the cleanup part, which is why it is more convenient to utilize a dolly to save time and energy that could be spent on other tasks and get you out of there quicker.
Nesting chairs are similar in function to stacking chairswith the goal of being able to swiftly set up and store away when not in use, while also being able to seat multiple people at large events. The main differences between the two is in the design of the chairs. Nesting chairs have a seat that flips up when they need to be stored, very similar to a folding chair design. Storage dollies are also available for this type of chair; the chairs are able to fold up horizontally and stacked horizontally side by side. Due to their larger size, nesting chair dollies can carry less chairs than stacking chair dollies.Whether you already have a set of stacking chairs, are looking to replace your old chairs, or are purchasing a set of chairs it is recommended to also look into getting a corresponding storage dolly to go along with it. Not only will you save space, but you will also save time.
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We all want our products yesterday. But, sometimes, we have to settle for in a few days – fortunately, there are manufacturers like Ergo Office Seating (aka ErgoFast) which take pride in shipping products ASAP (usually within 24 hours), because rea
lly, they don’t like seeing their chairs just sitting there (please excuse the very appropriate pun). However, with that speed of service comes the very real question: How are their chairs?
Well, since they are selling on Sitbetter, its safe to assume we’ve tried them and find them to be to our caliber of quality. The spotlight series this week looks at the Milan Series from ErgoFast, a popular and versatile ergonomic task seating option available in 3 different versions to meet exact budget restrictions.
All three of the Milan models come in the same designer back mesh (not a plain black, but has a little of a pattern to it, giving it a break from the dull standard mesh seen out there) and an elastic yet tough and easy to clean black seat fabric, upholstered over a unique seat foam that molds to the user not dissimilar to memory foam.
Simple, not many bells and whistles, but functional. An ergonomically reclining mechanism with height adjustment, swivel and tilt lock give the basics in function, while allowing for a great value price. This version is ideal for someone looking for comfortable task seating for many employees and needs to stay within a budget, or just as well for someone looking for a simple task chair for home use.
The second version of the Milan comes with a different mechanism and offers different (wider array) of functions than the value version. It is made for functions where more adjustments are required and more of an upright tasking position is needed. Basically, it allows you to adjust different areas of the chair independently, namely the back angle and seat angle. Also features back height adjustment and tilt lock. Whats the benefit of these, above and beyond paying more for them? Having the ability to adjust the chair to fit you, rather than forcing yourself into the chair.
The third version of the Milan is the same as version two, but includes a seat slider that allows you to adjust the seat depth for further adjust-ability.
Which is the best? Comfort wise, they are all going to feel the same. The foam, mesh and overall frame of the chairs does not change from model to model. But the user or purchaser should ask themselves how much reclining do they do in their chair? If the answer is a lot, then version 1 is a great choice, as it is better for that. If have more of an upright working position and type a lot more than you’d like, then one of the other two is probably a better long term investment. (Version 1 is GREAT for call centers, versions 2/3 are great for data entry and overall tasking.)
All in all, this weeks’ spotlight was on the Milan series for their different and modern mesh back style combined with a great quality and price median. A unique series that is backed up by Ergo Office Seating‘s (ErgoFast) Lifetime Warranty.
A new trend is taking over the office furniture industry when it comes to seating, and more often mesh office chairs are making their way into offices all around the world. While executive leather chairs used to be the norm when it came to high end seating this simply isn’t the case anymore, with different kinds of upholstery becoming available that still provides comfort while having a modern styling at the same time. Not to mention a more affordable price tag. Mesh office chairs may appear to be relatively different than a traditional office chair, however, as far as functionality is concerned they are just like any other office chair on the market. While the idea of mesh seating may come as a surprise, this concept has actually been around for quite awhile and has a lot of advantages over other types of upholstery options.
A key benefit that mesh chairs possess over any other office chair upholstered in fabric or leather is the breathability the mesh material has to offer. The ability for an office chair to breathe, can essentially be compared to a pair of shoes. If you are wearing leather boots, your feet will not have a lot of room to breathe. On the contrary, if you are wearing a pair of flip flops your feet have easy breathability. Think of a mesh chair as a pair of flip flops in this situation. Now imagine wearing a pair of boots in the hot summer season in a humid state such as Florida. Breathability would be severely limited, however if you had flip flops on (or a mesh office chair to sit in) you would be much more comfortable.
In a traditional office chair, the fabric or leather tends to absorb heat causing the chair’s seat and back to get hot. This can lead to a feeling of discomfort and loss of productivity during the work day. This is primarily due to lack of ventilation which does not allow for air to flow through the chair but rather gets entrapped in it instead. In a chair upholstered in mesh, the seat and back are perforated allowing for easy air flow and ventilation. This also allows for a regulated temperature, never getting too hot or too cold. This can especially be of advantage to those that live in regions that experience a rise in temperature during the summer months, as a mesh chair will keep you sitting comfortably all throughout the year no matter the season.
Along with breathability and ventilation, mesh office chairs also allow for freshness even after years of use. More often than not leather chairs tend to hold onto odor as do some fabric chairs. Due to the perforated surfaces on mesh chairs, air is consistently passing through the chair making it impossible for odor to cling to the material.
Mesh office chairs also offer the utmost durability, a key feature sought after by many perspective chair buyers. Although fabric is used to make the mesh material, the fabric is very tightly woven making it less likely to rip or tear as it might on a traditional office chair. Although mesh is woven tight, comfort is not compromised and most find mesh to be a more comfortable option over any other type of upholstery. If you are looking for a durable, reliable chair option that is a little more modern in style it might not hurt to try a mesh office chair.
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There seems to be only one thing on everybody living in the United States minds right now, and that is Halloween. For some, this means getting their children’s halloween costumes prepared for their big night of trick or treating. For others it may be preparing to go out to a Halloween party. But what some people don’t think about is celebrating Halloween at the office or on the job. Or how Halloween can actually be beneficial to both a business as well as the employees. There are plenty of ways that you can start today that will allow you and your employees to reap the benefits of Halloween at the office.
Many wonder, “Why should I even bother with Halloween at the office?” Halloween can actually be used to build the morale and teamwork of employees. This is also a key time when creativity and participation skills are shown among employees without having to encourage them to do so. This is perfect to identify the people in your organization with hidden talents that are waiting to be discovered, such as leadership, cooperation, participation, and creativity. Halloween is also generally a fun holiday that people enjoy celebrating, so employee morale will be easily built. With employees working together from different departments to build a common activity, it will improve communication and inter-departmental cooperation.
If you haven’t started planning your Halloween office event yet, it’s not too late, especially for those that want to step up to the challenge. Or, you can always plan on putting the event in place for the next year and making it an office tradition. Decide what the will take place at the event, set a budget, and decide when and where it will take place. Send a memo out through company e-mail, post announcements on bulletin boards, use the company intranet and spread the message through word of mouth about the event taking place. Make sure people have enough time to have their part ready.
There are different events that work better for different companies. It is best to be aware of the company culture, industry, and where the company is located when deciding which event would be best.
Halloween Party: A Halloween lunch party is a simple and easy way to put on a company event. Put decorations up in the lunch room or company cafeteria to show your Halloween spirit. The party can be as simple or as complex as you would like it to be, base it off of your budget. Having a company lunch will bring employees together and allow them to interact amongst themselves especially those that do not see each other often because they work in different departments. Make sure not to forget the pumpkin spice lattes and Halloween decorated cookies!
Costume Contest: Decide on a set of contest rules and prizes beforehand. If your budget allows you to do so, you can even include different categories to give more people a chance to win. There can even be separate contests for teams and for individuals. Award prizes for the most creative, best, most original, scariest, etc. Having a contest will improve employee morale and give them something to look forward to, especially if they win a prize.
Decorating: Have teams decorate their different departments in order to reflect their Halloween spirit. This will be a quick and easy way to prove leadership and motivation especially if the departments are in competition with each other for prize or incentive. It will also be easy to spot the team leaders during the process and those that can work best on a team. This will also give employees a chance to improve their creativity and work together.
Games: There are plenty of other games and activities that can take place prior to Halloween or even on Halloween depending on your company. Halloween games can include pumpkin carving, apple bobbing, halloween bean bag toss, or even a game of musical office chairs with spooky music playing in the background.
Having events like Halloween at the office are great ways to promote employee morale, teamwork, and working together. They also can be inexpensive if need be but still be fun at the same time. Not only is it good for business, but it builds a positive atmosphere at the work place. There really are not any downsides to having a Halloween office celebration, might as well consider giving it a try.