A new generation of office stationeries is out, but it is hard to say if they are up to the task.
This article explores some of the best in the business.
A new generationOf office stationers?
I know it sounds like a stretch, but I’d argue that’s where the market is heading, says Mark Latham, author of the new book, The Office Stationery Revolution: The Next Big Thing for Small Business.
The rise of mobile office technology and the new wave of office furniture makes it a whole new game.
Latham believes it is the best office furniture of the next decade.
“Mobile is going to be a huge part of our office furniture in the next 10 to 15 years,” Latham says.
“Mobile offices are going to become a reality.”
Mobile technology, Latham notes, has a “huge impact” on office space, especially on larger companies.
“You’re going to see more office furniture coming from the small businesses and that will have a big impact on how you design your office,” Laithas co-founder and CEO.
Laithams office furniture, which he designed for a small office in the Bay Area, is a collaboration with his brother, Matt, who has a background in furniture design.
The Latham brothers office furniture is made from anodised aluminium and made to order, and it uses the same style of design that has been adopted by many other office furniture makers.
Laithas office furniture includes a range of office chairs, desks, and cubicles, as well as a few custom-designed pieces that include an office table.
The most important pieces are the office chairs and desktops, but Laitham says there are a number of pieces that can be used for any kind of office environment.
“It’s really about the space,” Latha says.
“For instance, if you have a space that has three cubicles or more, it’s very difficult to keep them organized.”
Laithames office furniture can also be used to create space for other furniture, like coffee tables, as long as the space is not too big.
Latham says he was surprised to find that the biggest trend among office stationees is desk drawers.
“The idea of desk drawer is new,” he says.
“It was just a trend in the office furniture business that I thought, ‘Wow, it sounds really cool.'”
The Lathsons desk draw, which is made with a soft plastic, is made to stand upright and looks cool, but is also a great piece of furniture for those who are a little more space-minded.
“There are desk drawrs out there that are not very functional, but they’re great for people who need a desk,” Lathams brother Matt says.
Lathames desk draw is made of anodized aluminium and has a flat surface, so the drawers don’t tilt as much when sitting down.
Lithium-ion batteries power the drawrs, and Laithames also uses batteries in its office stations.
Latha adds that the batteries have a “good longevity”, and you can use them for years, even if you leave them charging.
Latha’s office stationer has a lot going for it.
He says he’s seen the desk drawer become the most popular item in the store and has seen a significant increase in sales since he launched his line in 2014.
“I had a lot of people come in who didn’t know what to do with the office station,” he said.
The Lathas office stationes range from $500 to $1,000, and the price is based on the height of the desk and the number of desk cubicles.
The biggest draw for Laithamed office station has been the design.
Lathames says the desk design has evolved over the years, but the company still uses the old fashioned way.
“Our office stations have always had a very flat look,” Litham says.
The desk design is influenced by traditional European designs, and you might expect it to be similar to the desk designs of the 1960s and 1970s.
But Laithame says the design is a modern interpretation of a traditional office.
“We’ve always tried to create something different and something different for the office environment,” he explains.
“We want to be creative with the design, and not to try and recreate a style that’s very popular in the industry.”
Lathams office station, which includes a cubicle and desk, costs $1.2 million to make.
There are a few things that you can look for in a desk station, Laithaming says.
One is that the desk needs to be made to be sturdy, and if the desk isn’t built to support the weight of the drawer, it can make the desk more prone to bending over and sliding.
The other thing you should look for is the shape of the drawer and the length of the cabinet, which Laithom says should be in