Here's our take on a quick glossary of 5 themes you're sure to hear about office design trends in 2019. We're going to cover the meteoric rise of flexible office space, resimercial design, amenities, ancillary spaces, and, finally, designing for five generations simultaneously. Flexible Office Design Trends Corporate occupiers have long been pursuing workplaces that [...] Continue reading →

Effective collaboration enables greater efficiency, and it’s no longer a bonus. A recent HBR survey of over 300 US executives found that a new class of collaboration tools is required, not preferred, to facilitate the pace of today’s digital teams. Knowledge work is both cognitive and social, requiring people to internalize information and create an [...] Continue reading →

Cempa Community Care (formerly Chattanooga Cares) strives to champion healthy communities through compassionate and responsive delivery of education, health, social, and advocacy related services. The Office Furniture Warehouse team had the opportunity to work with Cempa's Chief Operating Officer on the transition to their new office. Leading up to 2018, Cempa was working hard on [...] Continue reading →

In 2018, the U.S. administration levied taxes on a broad range of products from foreign nations, most notably including China, the EU, Mexico and Canada. Whatever your political persuasion, let’s examine the ways that tariffs ultimately affect office furniture buying: the economic effects, the industry response and what it all means for you. Economic Effects [...] Continue reading →

Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union (TVFCU) serves more than 134,000 members from 17 branch locations, offering a wide array of cost-saving financial services through numerous delivery channels designed to meet the needs of their ever-growing membership. The Office Furniture Warehouse team recently had the opportunity to assist TVFCU with their corporate relocation between buildings in Downtown [...] Continue reading →

Workplace Experience Leesman recently published a comprehensive analysis of the "workplace experience framework". The study collected responses from nearly half a million  global employees, striving to map a complex web of factors that contribute to employee sentiment toward the workplace. Then, based on the weight of responses, Leesman isolated the elements of an exceptional workplace [...] Continue reading →


The overarching "why" of cultivating creative work environments is simple: businesses need to leverage their most valuable resource, human capital. The question then becomes "how" do we maximize the potential, performance & productivity of our people with those work environments? In this blog, we take a look at why your reception area design & reception furniture should [...] Continue reading →

Any task, be it labor-intensive or purely for pleasure, will exhaust the body & mind after a prolonged period. Work, in all it's forms, is no exception. Providing a space for employees to find respite from the grind, however brief, benefits performance and, ultimately, the bottom line. Thus, some concerned thought about break room furniture, accessibility & the [...] Continue reading →

The Office Furniture Warehouse team recently had the opportunity to help the administrative functions of a healthcare organization with the process of office relocation to their newly acquired space in Chattanooga. Objectives The Space  The organization recently acquired an entire level of an office building, outfitting the floor for use by administrative staff. Private offices and common spaces surround two [...] Continue reading →