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An Alternative to Office Chair Casters.

Have you noticed how swivel chairs on TV news or talk shows don’t have casters? The reason is to keep the chairs from rolling so that the interviewer and guests can’t move out of the view of the camera. This also keeps the set looking neat and balanced. Instead of casters, the chairs have stationary…

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Is 2014 the Year of the Orange Office Chair?

Saturated hues have been popular in office furniture for the past couple of years. Hues that are saturated are seen as vivid or pure colors. They contrast with wood tones and neutral or subdued colors to give emphasis and “pop”. Orange is predicted by some to be a hot color in 2014. Orange office chairs…

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Twin Cities Office Furniture Showroom

Does Modern Office Have a Showroom? Yes, we do. Even though Modern Office’s customers are located throughout the U.S. and beyond, we have an office furniture showroom for our Minneapolis, Minnesota and Twin Cities customers located at 6900 Shady Oak Road, Eden Prairie, MN (Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5PM). We display over 100 different…

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Glass Office Furniture Increases in Popularity

Another popular trend at the 2013 NeoCon convention was glass furniture. Glass or Lucite was used in conference tables, reception desks, office desks, accent tables, marker boards, and even chairs. Glass top conference tables have always been popular and were exhibited extensively this year. Some of the newly introduced designs will reinforce that popularity. Glass…

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Did You Know Sitting for Long Hours is Bad for Your Health?

More and more of the latest studies indicate that sitting all day is bad for your health. We’ve known for a long time that a good ergonomic chair that provides support and adapts to movement is essential. Now we are finding that movement — standing at a desk, walking, and moving — is beneficial. Sitting…

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NeoCon 2013 Summary

50,000 attendees from throughout the world converged on the Merchandise Mart in Chicago for three days in early June to see the latest product introductions and trends in office furniture and commercial interior design.— Modern Office’s staff recently reviewed what we saw. We summarize some general trends below. What did we see? -Collaborative furniture, but…

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NeoCon 2013

NeoCon 2013 runs from June 10th through June 12th 2013 at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago. NeoCon is the largest and most important exposition for commercial interiors in North America. Most of Modern Office’s customer service and management staff will be in attendance to examine new office furniture designs, identify trends, and seek inspiration. Office…

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Why Aren’t Chair Mats Shipped Flat?

One of the most frequent questions we receive is why chair mats are not shipped flat to the customer. Many customers specifically ask us to ship their chair mat flat. There is a very good reason that chair mats are shipped rolled up. Nearly any chair mat is too large to ship via UPS or…

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