Latest Smart Biz Posts from Smart Furniture

Office Lighting: Your Forgotten Best Friend

  • Author: Christian Roemer
  • Posted: Wednesday, March 01, 2017
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Poor office lighting is like a small itch on the inside of your foot when you're wearing boots. It'll nag at you all day and you'll be uncomfortable without completely knowing why.

Case Study: Tomorrow Building Meeting Space

  • Author: Christian Roemer
  • Posted: Friday, January 06, 2017
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Old fashioned meeting rooms are out. Super modern and person-friendly meeting rooms are in.

Wondrous Workspaces: Vol. 2

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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Welcome to our second installment of Wondrous Workspaces! Today we are taking a look into a local incubator ... Lamp Post Group. We explore their dynamic workspaces that offers a variety environments all packaged up in a historic building in the heart of downtown Chattanooga.

Wondrous Workspaces: Vol. 1

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2016
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In the grand scheme of interior design, corporate offices don't tend to take the cake. Most tend to be impersonal and uninspiring - they are a space to buckle down and bare rather an environment that nurtures creativity and inspire innovation. So we decided to share some inspiring offices of all sizes. 

Keeping Innovation Intact

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Innovation is something that can be scheduled, pushed or planned. It is something that is cultivated, encouraged and nurtured. Giving inventive minds and thinkers a PLACE to reside is crucial to helping their ideas coming into fruition. See how we outfitted the Enterprise Center to help their entrepreneurs and local organizations feed their passions and small businesses. 

Co-Working at Co.Lab

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Tuesday, February 09, 2016
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Offices are more than just desks, chairs, and storage. It's time to rethink how people work and find out how you can get better work out of your employees by providing diverse workspaces. See how Co.Lab caters to varying types of workers to produce better results. 

Case Study: RootsRated's New Office

  • Author: Mark
  • Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2015
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A while back, we had the pleasure of giving some furniture to a local startup. RootsRated is an outdoors resource whose goals are clear and their stories inspire people. But their own offices were cluttered and inflexible ... hardly appropriate for a company that wants to broaden peoples' horizons. They needed a solution, stat. Read on for the Case Study.

Get the Perfect Office: Start with the Perfect Office Chair

  • Author: Smart Furniture
  • Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014
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Liz Elam, Founder of Link Coworking in Austin, shared one very important thing on her daily to-do list: disrupt the norm by rearranging the furniture in Link’s shared space to spark collaboration and keep creativity fresh.

4 Ways to Get the Office You Need

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
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Creating an efficient and task-specific work-space does not occur through chance. High-functioning offices require planning and consideration to comfortably support the work and activities that define your business' operations.

6 Questions to Ask When Designing Your Office

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014
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Anyone who's ever tried to upgrade their office without the help of a professional knows how challenging it can be. Browsing endless pages of online products can raise more questions than provide answers, and navigating the myriad of styles, color choices and accessories can leave your head spinning. Sometimes too much isn't a good thing.

5 Types of People Who Need Better Task Chairs

  • Author: Catharine
  • Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2014
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We all know that instinctively. We buy good computers, good running shoes, high-quality ice cream makers. Why? We don't want frozen computer screens, sore knees, or soupy ice cream - so we get tools that will do the job. The results speak for themselves.

Embody Chair Infographic

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Friday, June 06, 2014
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This Embody Chair Infographic is the next in our series of task chair infographics - and appropriately so. Because right now, all Herman Miller is on sale at 15% off with free shipping (and, in many cases, free upgraded inside delivery). So here are the details about Herman Miller's innovative, health-positive office chair - the Embody Chair.

Aeron Chair Infographic

  • Author: Mark
  • Posted: Tuesday, June 03, 2014
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This Aeron Chair Infographic has hit the interwebs at just the right time. Right now, all Herman Miller is on sale at 15% off with free shipping (and, in many cases, free upgraded inside delivery). So here are the details about Herman Miller's iconic, groundbreaking task chair, the Aeron Chair.

Mirra 2 Chair Infographic

  • Author: Catharine
  • Posted: Monday, June 02, 2014
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Our handy Mirra 2 Chair Infographic couldn't be timed better. Right now, all Herman Miller is on sale at 15% off with free shipping (and, in many cases, free upgraded inside delivery). So here's the scoop about Herman Miller's latest task chair, the Mirra 2 Chair.

What's Your (office) problem? Part III: Declutter & Organizing

  • Author: Mark
  • Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2014
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The Washington Post mentioned back in October 2013 that a worldwide poll showed that only 13% of people actually like going to work. That is alarmingly low. So we wanted to help improve your office experience with a few tips. Earlier in the month we discussed using an open floor plan to increase collaboration and using ergonomic pieces to create a comfy environment. Today we're all about declutter and organizing.

What's Your (office) Problem? Part II: The Ergonomic Office

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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We've been addressing common office problems, and in this post I'll show you how to have an ergonomic office. It's a challenge that those of us who work at desks face every day. How do you get as comfortable as you can while sitting in one place for hours at a time?

Leap Chair Employee Review: Day 1

  • Author: Mark
  • Posted: Friday, October 04, 2013
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This gem from the archives was the first in a series of Steelcase Leap Chair review posts, and we thought it would be more than appropriate to revisit since the Steelcase Sale is currently in full swing.

Gesture Chair: Coming Soon!

  • Author: Mark
  • Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2013
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Right now we have a sale on all Steelcase (15% off - not too shabby), and it seemed an appropriate time to talk about their Next Big Thing. And so, without further ado: Introducing the Gesture Chair.

Build an Inspiring Office

  • Author: Matt
  • Posted: Monday, July 15, 2013
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Small Talks, Big Time

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013
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If you have visited the The Company Lab then you know the atmosphere of the space used to be a contrast to the enthusiasm and spirit of the company and the personalities of those running it.

Smart Work Space

  • Author: Matt
  • Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2013
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Embody Chair Review: Day 7

  • Author: Mark
  • Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
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A while back, the folks here at Smart Furniture were curious about Herman Miller's Embody Chair and how well it would affect their everyday work environment — so what better way to figure it out than to just sit in one! I was happy to take the opportunity to sit on Embody for one week and write about my thoughts. Here's day 7, the last day of our Embody Chair review.

Embody Chair Review: Day 6

  • Author: Catharine
  • Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2013
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A while back, the folks here at Smart Furniture were curious about Herman Miller's Embody Chair and how well it would affect their everyday work environment — so what better way to figure it out than to just sit in one! I was happy to take the opportunity to sit on Embody for one week and write about my thoughts. Here's day 1 of our Embody Chair review.

Embody Chair Review: Day 5

  • Author: Matt
  • Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2013
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A while back, the folks here at Smart Furniture were curious about Herman Miller's Embody Chair and how well it would affect their everyday work environment — so what better way to figure it out than to just sit in one! I was happy to take the opportunity to sit on Embody for one week and write about my thoughts. Here's day 5 of our Embody Chair review.

Embody Chair Review: Day 4

  • Author: Maggie
  • Posted: Friday, March 22, 2013
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A while back, the folks here at Smart Furniture were curious about Herman Miller's Embody Chair and how well it would affect their everyday work environment — so what better way to figure it out than to just sit in one! I was happy to take the opportunity to sit on Embody for one week and write about my thoughts. Here's day 4 of our Embody Chair review.