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Custom Office Furniture

Office furniture design is an art of its own, especially when it comes to incoprorating technology. Here are some of the projects we have worked on:

PC Desk Extension 1 PC Desk Extension 2 PC Desk Extension 3

This was a nursing station desk built in a new hospital where the designers did not conceive of the need be computer-friendly. While they considered network and power, there was no physical space to install a monitor, pass wires though the counter, and nowhere for a keyboard. With the overhang high countertop, any monitor would be too close to the user, especially a CRT, which is what existed at the time. Even with the newer panel type it was extremely uncomfortable to work.

The solution was to close one of the two man-doors and insert a computer desk in that space. This solved all the problems, keyboard location, height, and distance to the monitor, the keyboard tray could slide in and out (raise and lower was not desired). The keyboard shelf has a backboard to keep items from fallind behind to the floor. The computer itself was enclosed in a open-face cabinet with raised platform ensuring little ground debris found its way into the case. Wires were hidden behind and additional storage space for papers exists below the monitor, for instructional documents.


IT Manager Desk 1 IT Manager Desk 2  

The IT Manager's Desk was a challenge due to the office shape and size with the request to maximize the surface space. In addition, the manager worked on dozens of projects at once, and needed an easy way to keep them organized and readily at-hand. The IT Manager used multiple computers at his desk, and thus requested two PC towers to be incorporated into the design, along with easy access to make hardware alterations as necessary. Further, the design must match the overall look and feel of the existing desks in the rest of the offices.

The solution for the main desk was to adopt the style of other office furniture, namely the hutch which was common in other offices, and the wood finish to accomodate the overall style match. For the design of the computer surface space, the entire workspace was lowered to keyboard height eliminating the need for a keyboard tray. At the time, the manager used one monitor for each computer and one keyboard and mouse on each computer - it was suggested to change the computer hardware to accomodate two monitors on each computers and install a KVM switch to use one keyboard and mouse for both systems. This further reduced the surface space required to operate two systems, and improved computer use performance.


Reception 1 Reception 2  

Reception designs are often unique, based on the type of organization and its culture. This particular organization did not require anything special or complex. They sought symmetry because of the existing symmetry of the main entry area, and simplicity because of the type of business.

Existing was a hidden door connecting to the receptionist's main office, where office work and discussions with clients could be conducted. The central section of the desk was lowered to keyboard height allowing for a computer to be installed in the future.