Archives for the month of: April, 2012

Basic office needs often start with desks and chairs, but there are other ways to improve your office space right away without having to go through a total renovation.  Desks, chairs, and workstations require much more thought and investment and deserve their own blog post for a later time.

Instead, I’ll focus on some lesser thought of but equally important spaces when it comes to increasing productivity, improving overall image, and enhancing retention and recruitment of employees. 

Here are 5 ways to have an immediate impact on your office space, organized by office area:

1. Storage.  Necessary, but not necessarily evil.  Improve your productivity with the right storage solution.  Some options include:

Selections for both filers (space for filing) or pilers (for those who pile their things), and personal storage needs.

On a micro level, a colorful drawer organizer.


Or some cube storage for active work projects.  Enticing colors include Citron, Pool, Autumn, Flame, and Sisal.

How about a mobile credenza with an upholstered seat?  This storage acts double duty, allowing for impromptu seating while storing your work.  Mobile, too, for those who like to keep moving.

From our Voi line.

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Motivate™ has found itself a new home in our Muscatine, New York, Washington D.C., and Atlanta showrooms!  How are you incorporating Motivate into your designs?

Washington DC Showroom

Adding a pop of color to our Washington DC showroom.

Motivate in Muscatine Showroom

HON Ready for a day of learning in our HQ Muscatine Training Room.

Motivate in Atlanta Showroom

Connecting & collaborating in Atlanta.

Motivate in New York Showroom

Looking bright & fresh in New York.

In the spirit of fast-approaching Earth Day, I thought I’d share some fun, creative ways to bring just a touch of green to the office. A favorite HON fun fact of mine: we collect our scrap fabric and turn it over to a company that shreds it for use in “shoddy”- a material used as a trunk liner in the auto industry! Little known fact.

Below are some of my favorite ideas (via our “Re-purposed” board on Pinterest) on how to incorporate re-purposed items into your office designs. Re-using, re-purposing, re-defining at its best!

Pegboard Picture Frame

Re-purposed picture frame. Just add peg board, hooks, and paint!


Jaguar used as bookshelf

A Jaguar re-purposed as a bookshelf... because everyone has an old Jaguar lying around. A very close second to our HON storage options!

Keyboard Decor

Re-using those old keyboards to make some fun office décor.

Ladder Turned Bookshelf

Old wooden ladder as a bookshelf.

Floppy Disk Pen Holders

Old floppy disks as pen holders for the desk.

Bed Spring Bulletin Board

Bed spring used as an office bulletin board.


So simple... yet so brilliant.

Makeshift Bulletin Board

Using hangers and clip boards as office bulletin boards/inspiration boards... great idea.

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