Office furniture is the most important aspect of furniture design. In today’s world, an office is judged by its look and convenient furnishing. Since the age is the age of globalization. Any reputed work areas are seen to be fitted with internationally recognized furnishing. A big criterion that is followed while selecting office furniture is that what the purpose of that work area is. There are offices of different categories with different functionalities. Accordingly, office furniture is collected or even given special orders for preparation. For an office with desk and chair works, the office construction and its furnishing is chosen accordingly. Else, if the office is a workshop kind, the furniture design is selected according to the requirement. So, is short we can say that office furniture is particularly chosen based on the necessity and requirement of the office ground.
The furniture that is the prime thing for an office is ideally chosen according to the convenience of an employee and space available for it. Also, there are other things that are taken into consideration while ordering for office furniture. The expansion area, the number of employees, the lobby area requirement, structure and use everything is kept in mind while planning and picking office furniture. Moreover, electrical arrangements, lightings, air, proper ventilation and placement of furniture, everything comes under the consideration while choosing the furniture for a particular office. For example, in book publishing houses, libraries, editorial houses, news paper offices, accounts places and many other working areas apart from sitting arrangements, other furnishings like bookcases, table with drawers, writing desk, display board and various other things are required. Also, since some furnishing items like bookcases and display boards need proper placing, adequate space should be kept for these things.
Office furniture is to be selected keeping in mind the following things:
- Surface Area: First thing that is taken care of is the cover area of the office and the sitting arrangements of the employees. Often it is seen that sitting arrangements become cumbersome for some working area just because of the miscalculation in area and selection of office furniture.
- Head Count is important: A growing company needs to provide its employees proper space and arrangements for work so that the company can make its growth. For that, economical, yet comfortable furniture should be chosen so that employees can feel it very comfortable to work. Office furniture is to be kept for stock so that it can be replaced easily whenever required. So, a company management should have a careful consideration of its inventory.
- Need for Expansion: Both the furnishing and the office construction should have sufficient provision for easy expansion and inclusion of office furniture. Any growing company makes its office ground well built so that it can accommodate enough employees at the time of its growth. Heavy furniture like bookcases, shelves, vaults, large conference tables and many other things should be having proper placing and thus office ground should have the planning done accordingly.