Buying furniture can be a major undertaking and isn’t a decision to take lightly. The choices you make will have a big impact on the overall feel and function of the space.
For corporate settings, in a recent study from architecture firm Gensler there is evidence that supports that workplace performance is directly linked to the level of how an office is furnished. Innovative office design should be implemented through all areas: How comfortable is the workstation or desk? Is the employee lounge laid out and furnished to accommodate both large groups and private conversations? What about conference room adaptability? Are the reception areas inspirational? OIC can provide great options for all of these areas.
We work with products designed for all segments for Hospitality, Healthcare and Learning sectors as well. As COVID reshapes these sectors, so too are their furniture needs. More and more, the three industries are sharing design concepts, particularly those developed by the Hospitality industry: sharing of space, the volume of traffic and ease of hygiene.
Another factor when selecting furnishings is working within your budget. The outcome of making the correct decisions when selecting your furniture can result in a huge difference for the health of your business, both physically and financially. When it comes to creating a budget, less expensive furniture may work better for your budget today, but the quality may be poor and end up costing you more in the long run. For example, while two desk chairs may look similar, the more expensive one will often be more adjustable and offer better comfort, as well as lasting two to three times longer. Our team can help with working through the budget process by creating “good, better, and best” suggestions.
Having worked with clients for over ten years, OIC has extensive experience with commercial furniture. Give us a call or set an appointment to visit our Portland Area showroom to explore your options.