Overlooking the impact your reception area has on clients is a mistake many businesses make. The overall appearance of this space leaves a lasting impression on customers and has the potential to turn them away or increase their confidence in your company’s abilities. The design choices you select should reflect the image and message you want your business to express to new and returning clients. While the art you display and the tables you pick have a large impact on the rooms look, the reception seating you choose can make or break the waiting areas capability to impress and inspire your clients.
Your school computer lab check list might be one that caters to tradition or perhaps one that’s a little more modern. With computer labs still being a relevant part of grade to high school levels, what kind of furniture should your classroom have that provides more efficiency and comfort? Better yet, should you utilize furniture that encompasses a sense of collaboration? Here at Worthington Direct, we think computer lab furniture is important in developing the future generation of tech inventors and web scientists.
The Advent of the Cluster Workstation
If you haven’t seen a cluster workstation, then you’re missing out on one of the smartest designed computer lab desks on the market. Shaped like a trapezoid, these desks can be combined with another to create six different workstations around each angle. Each little station has partitions for privacy and designed with ergonomics in mind. They’re also adjustable so they can be set lower or higher for younger or older students.
Everywhere you look today you find references to “going green” and “reducing your carbon footprint”. While solar energy or composting are obvious ways you can go green, there are other, less noticeable ways, that you can help our planet even when making your school furniture buying decisions.
Eco-friendly furniture is designated as such because of a more environmentally responsible manufacturing process or the furniture is made in a way that means it does not make a negative impact on indoor air quality. Our “green” furniture is approved by The Greenguard Environmental Institute which is a non-profit organization that certifies materials and products that meet their strict standards for emissions. Additionally, the Greenguard Children and Schools program works to ensure that products used in daycare centers and schools meet the most rigorous standards available.
Fans of our Facebook page know that we appreciate the longevity that our school furniture selection offers our customers. Furniture that was built to last, does just that. Bretford is now giving away an incredible prize to those who have held onto those classic school furniture pieces of days gone by. They are asking for video submissions highlighting their old Bretford furniture products that are still in use. This should be easy, as it’s hard to walk into any school and not see a TV or projector perched on top of a Bretford cart.
For the last 60-plus years, Bretford has been making tables, carts, shelving and other furniture products for K-12 and higher education environments. Many of Bretford’s earliest models are still being used. Bretford’s “Oldest Product” video contest is open to all educators, business professionals and facilities managers that either use or select furniture products in a school or training facility. Entrants must provide proof of employment. Entrants may submit their “Oldest Product” videos between June 7, 2010 and July 31, 2010. The grand prize winner will be selected on August 16, 2010.
So what’s the prize? You guessed it, more Bretford classroom furniture! A whole room’s worth to be exact. One facility will receive a full room of Bretford furniture to accommodate 30 students/professionals, just in time for the 2010/2011 school year. The grand prize package will consist of:
- 15 – Connections Tables (3524-GMQ)
- 1 – Teacher’s Workstation (UCS880-GM)
- 1 – PAL Cart (TCPUL23FFDS-GM)
- 1 – Projection Screen (6560M)
- 1 – Intelligent Laptop Cart (LAP30ULV-CT)
- 1 – Flat Panel Cart (FPBBULC32-E4BK)
For a full list of contest rules and submission details, please visit http://sandbox.bretford.com/contests/contest.php. Good Luck!