43 years of fine solid wood furniture
Going back to the office after the holidays can seem like a real chore, especially if it’s not much to look at. That bog-standard desk, those particleboard bookshelves: not really anyone’s idea of attractive. But an office doesn’t have to be purely functional. You can add style and sophistication to it by making a few smart design choices. And you’d be surprised how even a minor makeover in furniture can transform both your office, and the way you think about work.
When looking to redecorate, consider adding solid wood furniture in a few places, which not only adds a touch of professionalism to a workplace, but also adds a bit of the elemental. Our Downtown Office Credenza, for example, offers a take on the West Indies style sideboard, with Canadian wood and your choice of stain. It can fit books, a printer, photos and whatever else you want ready access to on its open shelves, and its cabinets and drawers offer storage space for files, office supplies, etc. Not only are our credenzas and work stations attractive in their own right, but the storage space they offer means that your office gets a bit of a de-cluttering.
As for a coffee table, try something a little different – after all, these small pieces are a great opportunity to add flair. Our reclaimed wood coffee tables, for example, are made with wood repurposed from other uses, and still carry the rustic charm of their wood’s former life. This type of wood is seeing a big surge in popularity, from reclaimed wood dining tables to the smaller coffee table, and it’s because people enjoy the pop of character they add to a room. You spend so much time at your office, you might as well inject some personality into it, and reclaimed wood is a great way to accomplish that.
For a more natural motif, you might consider a live edge table like our Acropolis table. Live edge is when the natural edge of the wood is incorporated into the design, giving it an elemental look that pairs really well with plants and flowers. The Acropolis Live Edge Table is a multi-purpose table that you could use as a conference table, a lunch table – you could even use it as a desk, albeit without the drawers. For a lot of people, the sense of the outdoors you get with a live edge table is really tranquil – and where do you need tranquility more than in an office?
Of course, we also have a fantastic line of office furniture that we offer, including the aforementioned credenza as well as office collections and work stations. If it’s a cleaner, more minimal look you’re after, check out our Tranquil Office collection, with sports a desk, file cabinet and book cases, each crafted in clean parallel lines and modern design. If you need a refined collection to match your refined office, this is definitely the way to go. Especially if yours is the type of office that routinely sees guests or clients gracing its presence, you want a solid wood collection to lend it gravity and finesse – the way an office is composed, and with what materials, speaks volumes about its user.
For better or worse, we spend a good third of the day, sometimes more, at work, and for many that means enclosed in an office. Turning the same attention and care towards your office as you would your home will make it into something special, a place you’re happy to inhabit Monday through Friday. For an impressive, stylish and natural office, go with solid wood.