8 Best Open Plan Systems for Your Office

AN OFFICE TREND FOR THE MILLENNIUM

What are the best open plan systems for your office?

Earlier this year, a survey by Forbes revealed that approximately 70% of U.S. professionals are currently working in open plan offices.  In March, Facebook’s 10-acre campus (designed by none other than Frank Gehry) was reported to soon be the largest open plan office in the world, and is expected to house a jaw-dropping staff of 3,400.  While we may not all have the same whopping number of employees, we can still certainly enjoy the benefits that have popularized this ever-growing trend, as we survey some of the best open plan systems and their benefits at the office.

BENEFITS OF AN OPEN PLAN OFFICE

  1. INCREASES OFFICE COLLABORATION:  An open plan office promotes the sharing of ideas among workers and teams of employees.  When employees work in a shared space, they are more likely to ask for the input and opinions of their peers, naturally creating a synergistic flow of interaction and exchange of thoughts and ideas.  This environment, when positively nurtured, can spur inspiration and creativity among fellow empl0yees.
  2. STRENGTHENS EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIPS:  Increased interaction with peers and colleagues, though not always perfect, allows for a more open and therefore better line of communication.  While a “do not disturb” policy may need to be initiated here and there when concentration is necessary, an open plan office facilitates a sense of camaraderie among those sharing the office space, instead of alienating individuals in traditional cubicles.
  3. EMPLOYEES ARE HEALTHIER AND HAPPIER: Isolated individuals in small enclosed spaces oftentimes are found seated all day hunched over computer screens.  This sedentary position can lead to serious health risks including heart disease and diabetes, as several studies have shown over the years.  Open plan spaces promotes interaction and encourage workers to stand up from time to time to move around more often.  Also, open plan arrangements incorporate more use of more natural light from windows, and allow for better air quality through increased air flow.  Employees are able to enjoy a space that’s more motivating, stimulating and aesthetically pleasing.
  4. LOWERED COSTS:  With an open plan office, there are less rooms, walls and private spaces to build, does reducing construction costs and significantly helping the company save money.  Open plan spaces also allow for more employees to work within one designated space, and are more economical with electricity, air-conditioning and heat.
  5. FUTURE FLEXIBILITY:  Office walls and private office structures get in the way when a company undergoes change.  An open plan space can be configured and re-configured much more easily, time and time again, allowing for a company to evolve more quickly and cost-effectively.

THE BEST OPEN PLAN SYSTEMS

From some of the most trusted brands in the business, and ranging in functionality, versatility, styles, and price points — here are the some of the best open plan systems that may just be the right fit for your office.

OPEN PLAN SYSTEMS XPAND

 

XPAND by Open Plan Systems welcomes you to the modern office, with a robust benching system of height adjustable tables that can be configured to meet your business needs. (More Info/Request a Quote)

MAVERICK DESK APEX

APEX by Maverick Desk adapts to various activities of groups and individuals within your workplace, creating an environment that is conducive to office productivity, efficiency and well-being. (More Info/Request a Quote)

OFS ELEVEN WORKSPACE

 

ELEVEN WORKSPACE by OFS is a Best of NeoCon Gold Award winner by Swiss architect and designer Daniel Korb, who developed ELEVEN around a fundamental concept: “Furniture is Architecture on a Different Scale.” (More Info/Request a Quote)

ODS X-BENCH

X-BENCH by ODS presents an advanced open plan benching solution that’s designed to meet a wide range of office applications – from collaborative open spaces to single private offices. (More Info/Request a Quote)

FRIANT VERITY

VERITY by Friant creates defined spaces to support the various types of work interactions for a coordinated look across the office.  (More Info/Request a Quote)

SCALE: 1:1 G SERIES

G SERIES by Scale 1:1 is a modern shared workstation that’s all about connectivity and collaboration. Designed with flexibility and movement in mind, sharing ideas among workers has never been more dynamic, promoting team learning and productivity.  (More Info/Request a Quote)

HON VOI

 

VOI by HON presents a distinctive blend of style and functionality in a casegoods system that’s architecturally striking as it is soundly built. Combining durable steel with solid and wood grain laminates, along with cutting edge, high quality materials, VOI gives you the freedom to easily select from various shapes, sizes, configurations, storage components, laminates and finish options to design your perfect workspace.  (More Info/Request a Quote)

SENATOR ORB

ORB by Senator breaks all the rules with its innovative 360 degree design, offering a more intuitive way of working.  (More Info/Request a Quote)

Resources: nycofficesuites.com

10 Best Height Adjustable Desks for Your Office

STANDING TALL AT THE OFFICE

The obsession with finding the best height adjustable desks and tables for the office is here to stay, and for good reason.  Studies continue to show that a sedentary lifestyle at work may be contributing to serious health issues, including chronic back-pain, diabetes and heart disease.  Height adjustable workstations allow you to work alternately from a sitting to standing position, breaking  the sedentary cycle.  This helps to improve not just your health, but your mood and energy as well, boosting your office productivity and overall well-being. (Read 7 Health Benefits of Height Adjustable Desks and Tables)

THE BEST HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE DESKS

From modern sleek to contemporary chic — our list of our favorite sit-stand workstations below has got you covered.  Here are 10 of the best height adjustable desks that are perfect for collaborative workstations, private offices or executive suites.

OFS SLATE

SLATE by OFS boasts a height-adjustable office desk solution that promotes better office ergonomics for employee well-being and overall office positivity and productivity. SLATE is part of a beautiful and sleek line of private office furniture that combines collaborative and organizational solutions, while integrating cutting edge technology. The result: an elegant, innovative and modern workspace addresses all types of spaces, work styles and office applications. (More Info/Request a Quote)

KRUG ADESSO

The ADESSO series by Krug represents almost 150 years of refined craftsmanship, taking pride in the tradition of creating fine office case-goods. Through ongoing research, development and consultation, ADESSO is a celebration of beautifully natural and sustainable wood, making it one of Krug’s best achievements in private office furnishings, and one of our favorite best height adjustable desks. Delivering modern, clean lines, rich finishes, and sound structure and craftsmanship, ADESSO provides a truly executive experience unlike any other. (More Info/Request a Quote)

LACASSE NEX

NEX by Groupe Lacasse represents a fine collection of office case-goods that’s designed for the future. NEX is the perfect height adjustable desking solution for today’s modern on-the-go lifestyles and rapid change. The collection features an easy sleek design, boasting attractive varying pieces and  proportions that adapt to any office aesthetic.  It also features intuitive and innovative functions that promote a productive and stimulating work environment for the office. (More Info/Request a Quote)

KRUG ARTEMIS

ARTEMIS by Krug is sleek and lightly scaled for those smaller private office footprints.  This collection features gorgeous pieces that are rich with the presence of hand-made wood veneer. Each piece is made to order, and every office is installed together as a complete suite – providing an elegant and refined consistency of woods and finishes.  Exquisite craftsmanship and individually selected veneers are combined with sophisticated modernity and exceptional value.  ARTEMIS also offers a tremendous selection of options, including 4 standard wood species, 24 standard wood finishes (along with custom stains), 3 standard edge profiles, and much more. Efficient connectivity and cable management complete this forward thinking office collection. (More Info/Request a Quote)

OFS IMPULSE G2

IMPULSE G2 by OFS offers a complete and comprehensive product selection to express and articulate your office style.  From sleek modern to sophisticated classic, you’re free to personalize your office any way you want. A myriad of diverse capabilities and options let you create unique configurations to your selected pieces to optimize each office. IMPULSE G2 provides height adjust-ability in worktables, desks, returns and bridges so you can work in the most comfortable standing or sitting position. (More Info/Request a Quote)

MAYLINE ABERDEEN

The ABERDEEN collection by Mayline provides the elegance and beauty of simulated wood, with the performance and affordability of laminate case-goods.  The collection is an excellent value in office furnishings as well as a top choice out of our best height adjustable desks list. Featuring a choice of excellent finishes, including textured glass and brush nickel hardware, ABERDEEN’s contemporary, clean design provides an upscale appeal that will enhance any office environment. In addition to standard technology features, a new and improved design offers electric height adjustable options that promote a healthier, happier and more ergonomic office. Ideal for both team environments or the executive suite, ABERDEEN is incredibly flexible and can meet the demands of all office applications all the while making an unforgettable impression. (More Info/Request a Quote)

MAYLINE MEDINA

The MEDINA series, also by Mayline, captures the essence of fine Italian design in a contemporary look that’s ideal for the workplace. MEDINA’s wide range of smartly edited offerings, as well as unique aesthetic, allow for various configurations that can meet any office application needs. Standard technology boosts functionality, and a newly improved design provides electric height adjustable options to help promote a healthier, happier and more ergonomic office. MEDINA is gorgeous from every angle, with rich details and textures.  The line boasts five laminate choices as well as two textured ones, making it easy to blend, mix and match with other collections from Mayline. (More Info/Request a Quote)

NUCRAFT CAMBIUM

CAMBIUM by Nucraft is a simple case-goods solution that focuses on sound visual integrity and superior function. Designed and built with Nucraft’s extensive selection of fine materials and finishes, along with careful attention to detail, CAMBIUM presents a collection with trim, linear elements and a succinct kit of integrated parts that reflect the design sensibilities of today’s modern lifestyles. Product selections are customized to meet the needs of the user, and height adjustable work surfaces offer better office ergonomics and employee well-being. (More Info/Request a Quote)

OFS PULSE

PULSE by OFS delivers intelligent functionality and bold style in a robust laminate office system that is exceptionally durable. PULSE represents an entire series of modular office furniture that provides easy, custom fit pieces for every workspace, offering a plethora of options and dress-up details that promise not to break the budget. You can furnish entire rooms with multiple work stations, or single offices as private executive suites. With PULSE’s incredible flexibility and comprehensive color palette, you can brand or personalize your company culture, as well as highlight individual office departments, proving that in today’s times, space planning has never been easier. (More Info/Request a Quote)

NUCRAFT ASCARI

The ASCARI case-goods collection by Nucraft was designed in collaboration with the architecture firm and design giant, Gensler, who served as product design consultant for this series. Featuring a clean and modern aesthetic, as well as refined European influence, this wonderfully elegant collection blends beautifully—and seamlessly— into any office workspace. The ASCARI design brings together thin and thick surfaces, using a rich palette of materials, that creates an office environment that echoes strength, casual luxury, professionalism and outstanding performance. (More Info/Request a Quote)

Resources: OFS, Krug, Groupe Lacasse, Mayline and Nucraft

Los Angeles Friant Showroom at 2010 Office Furniture

Friant’s complete collection of office cubicles, open-plan benching and workstations is now on display at the Friant Showroom at 2010 Office Furniture. 2010 Office Furniture is the only dealer in Southern California exclusively housing Friant’s comprehensive full line of products. From the versatile frame and tile system Interra, to the robust panel system System 2, to the ergonomically height adjustable My-Hite workstations—we have it all. All customers and guests are now welcome to visit and experience first hand Friant’s full line of industry-acclaimed products that have over the years solidified the brand’s prestigious reputation in commercial office furniture and equipment.

FRIANT SHOWROOM LOCATION

2227 N Merced Ave.
South El Monte, CA 91733
Telephone:  (626) 444-2010
Toll Free:  (888) 618-2010

FRIANT SHOWROOM HOURS

Monday – Friday:  8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday:  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday:  Closed

All of Friant’s products are available to order and purchase through 2010 Office Furniture. While we feature only a select number of them on our website, we’ll be happy to assist you with anything specific you may be looking for. Please email or call us at 888.618.2010 and one of our specialists will contact you within 24 hours.

Los Angeles Maverick Desk Showroom at 2010 Office Furniture

Maverick Desk’s impressive full line of laminate desks, workstations, conference tables and more is now on display at the Maverick Desk Showroom at 2010 Office Furniture. 2010 Office Furniture is the only dealer in Southern California exclusively showcasing Maverick Desk’s comprehensive collection of products. From the incredibly modular Apex Series, to the beautifully innovative Napa Collection, to the ergonomically height adjustable Maverick Training Tables—we have it all. All customers and guests are now welcome to visit and experience first hand Maverick Desk’s complete line of industry-acclaimed products that have built their reputation as a top contender in commercial office furniture and equipment.

MAVERICK DESK SHOWROOM LOCATION

2227 N Merced Ave.
South El Monte, CA 91733
Telephone:  (626) 444-2010
Toll Free:  (888) 618-2010

MAVERICK DESK SHOWROOM HOURS

Monday – Friday:  8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday:  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday:  Closed

All of Maverick Desk’s products are available to order and purchase through 2010 Office Furniture. While we feature only a select number of them on our website, we’ll be happy to assist you with anything specific you may be looking for. Please email or call us at 888.618.2010 and one of our specialists will contact you within 24 hours.