Wednesday, August 29, 2012

One Stop in South Florida

Whether you are looking for luxury furniture to create an elegant, high-end look or if you prefer the cool, creative and funky or the minimalist, high-tech look, you will work closely with our account executives and designers as they coordinate, manage and supervise your project to ensure you are satisfied with the unique office furniture solution we provide. Have a smaller office space but need to increase efficiency? 

Consult our knowledgeable and experienced professionals for custom and modular office furniture to fit your office space requirements. In Miami, we are proud of our reputation in client care and service. Whether you are starting a small business in Miami, expanding an existing one, managing large facilities or creating business environments for your clients, our account executives will help you develop office furniture implementation strategies that just make sense. 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Value in Miami

As a business owner, you should be getting to work, not playing architect or decorator. We know business issues and we provide solutions so that your  staff can be productive now. Most commercial furniture dealers want you to wait weeks for you to receive your furniture. Miami knows valueWe understand the investment you are making and we provide our expertise to you free of charge, to manage your project and let you do what you do best.

We have done the research for you. We have created a portfolio of products which brings cost effectiveness together with aesthetic value to create a comfortable environment for your staff and your customers alike.

OFW Solutions include system workstations and cubicles, desks, conference rooms and seating lines. All in stock, ready to be delivered so that you can get your business up and running fast and efficiently.
We understand entrepreneurs because we are entrepreneurs as well. OFW has been serving South Florida since 1990. Let us serve you.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

South Florida Style

When you need the high end designs that have stood the test of time, our Herman Miller products do the job. The fall right in place with the energetic style of Miami, Ft Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.
Canvas landscapes are designed to mirror an organization's culture and raise the level of its performance. A simple set of elements creates surround, structure, surface, storage, and support for the complete range of work areas from individuals to teams. Canvas results from Herman Miller's holistic perspective on work environments and the collective experience of work.

Today's office landscape is about more choice, connection, sustainability, technology, the virtual world, globalization, networks, transparency. It's also about less real estate, emissions, formality, paper, physical presence, and being tethered—to a desk, a specific space, old ideas. This all adds up to a shift to a community-centric approach.

Too many choices can be overwhelming. By offering a wide but cohesive array of choices, Canvas helps you create complete, unified landscapes that are flexible, beautiful, and scalable. Canvas supports activities that range from individuals working alone to varying numbers of people working together.
The most successful organizations integrate workplace, work, and worker into a harmonious whole. The cohesive solution offered by Canvas can create anything from public spaces to private offices—and helps people work easily together. Canvas lets you mirror an organization's culture, values, and work needs.

Technology, which allows people and their work to move almost anywhere, and a generation of workers who move around naturally have challenged the static workplace. People today can and do work anywhere—together or alone. Using technology easily anywhere on a floorplate is equally important to individuals and teams.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Collaboration, Technology and the Open Plan

It was not long ago that most major systems manufacturers began to emphasize the need of a thick center wall in a panel system to accommodate massive amounts of cabling, power and technology support. Knoll and Steelcase both created a panel system which would not only incorporate multiple level of cable routing capabilities but also charging stations for peripheral technology.

Technology did not become what they expected. A lot of business have installed wireless routers which in most cases has only left the need for voice cables to be routed in the system furniture. The increased used of flat panel monitors has nullified the need for deeper worksurfaces. More recently, the widespread use of tablet devices has freed the individual in collaborative spaces from the personal to the public spaces.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

City of Ft. Lauderdale

At Office Furniture Warehouse, we pride ourselves in our commitment to customer service excellence. Earlier this year, we completed an installation for the City of Ft. Lauderdale. This is what they had to say about us:

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Boca Raton Solutions

If you are looking for office furniture solutions in Boca Raton or anywhere else in South Florida the highest value you can find is with office furniture professionals that can assist you in your decision making process. Without having to leave your office, an experienced sales associate can visit you at your place of business not only to asses the type of furniture you need and want but to understand the way to do business. This understanding can not only ensure you purchase exactly what you need but also  build a partnership that can be of impact as your business grows.
We understand all of your concerns. Whether you are looking for the most cost effective options or the ability to create impressive high end spaces, we provide more than furniture, we sell business solutions that fit your business. We serve your business no matter where your office and offices are located.
Stay tuned to our blog in the coming weeks. We will be discussing solutions and valuable information to help you better understand your needs.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

What is an Office Furniture Bargain?

Many small business owners take it upon themselves to undertake all efforts involved with creating a facility for their businesses. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that approach. From the acquisition of the space to purchasing the furniture, a business savvy entrepreneur can tackle the process with ease. The most common mistake when it comes to office furniture however, is focusing only on the product itself.

The idea of finding a bargain can often cloud the fact that an experienced, trusted and professional office furniture dealer can certainly determine the success of any given project. Most office furniture products need to be assembled by professional installers. Workstation and cubicles products require a licensed electrician to make all the connections to the building as well as a licensed low voltage contractor to complete the voice and data installation. The experienced dealer will often coordinate this with your contractors at no additional cost.

The bottom line price of the furniture itself is not where a bargain can be found. In truth, the value is often found in the execution of the furniture delivery and installation.
In recent years with the economy's downturn, many office furniture dealers rely on outside contractors whose only goal is to "get in and get out", without any regard for the project or the dealer's integrity.

In the end, before making the final decision on your purchase, simply ask: do you have your own installers or do you use a sub-contractor to do your delivery and installations? That question alone could be the difference between patting yourself in the back or kicking yourself in the....well you know.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Office Furniture Imports

A furniture dealer principal who was new to the industry once said: "If the Japanese figure out how to make office furniture, this industry will change forever". He was wrong. It would be the Chinese who would throw a curve ball into the office furniture business and a bring about a change that would have a huge impact not only on cost effectiveness for the end users, but on the mid-market products and how the US consumer would look at them. The impact has been so great that US manufacturers like Hon and Global Industries manufacture entire lines of casegoods, systems furniture and seating in China as well as Malaysia and Taiwan. Although competitive tactics by US manufacturers tend to point out and question these product's quality, that argument has become null and void, particularly in recent years.
This development does not by any means disavow the quality and design of North American office furniture products. What it does do however is re-organize the competitive standards of the industry and prompt US based manufacturing to re-invent themselves as they develop new marketing strategies for the low and mid-market segments.
In the end, the end user benefits from better price points, good quality and new pricing programs by US manufacturers.