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Made In Canada

Jodi Young - Thursday, September 11, 2014

Learn about our products that are made in Canada!

Many companies want products that are made in Canada and support the Canadian economy, but many people don’t know that office furniture is manufactured right here in Canada. Luckily we have some great suppliers that manufacture their  great products in Canada!

Global and Heartwood are two companies that manufacture their products in Canada. Both use sustainable wood sources and Global manufacturers plastic and metals and use many recycled materials in their manufacturing process. I was fortunate enough to tour the manufacturing facilities in Ontario to see how all this great office furniture is made, from design to testing it was state of the art and extremely interesting to see. These companies employ thousands of workers across Canada and implement practices to reduce their environmental imprint. For companies wanting to support Canadian products Heartwood and Global offer extremely well made and durable furniture at competitive prices!

 

Below are a few of our products from Global and Heartwood. For more information on these products or any of our products manufactured in Canada come down to our Vancouver showroom or give us a call to talk to one of our knowledgeable sales representatives!

 

How To Increase Productivity At The Office

Jodi Young - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Improve Employee's Productivity With a Few Simple Ideas & Products

In today’s work place there can be so many distractions, it can be hard for employees to focus and be as productive as possible. That’s why it is important for employers to create a space that allows employees to focus on their work and not on other issues.

Getting the right products that will aid their functions is key, here are a few tips that can improve your employees functionality and productivity at work.

Proper Filing:is key to many workers. Being able to find the documents they need in a timely and organized manner can make a huge difference. Wasting time looking for files can be frustrating and discouraging, get the right amount of filing storage needed and create a system that makes finding documents straight forward.

Sit Stand Desks: many employees spend a lot of their time shifting to comfortable positions while sitting down, or walking around and stretching to try and rid their bodies of pain and discomfort from sitting in their office chairs all day. Studies show that when employees stand, they have less pain and discomfort and can focus for longer periods of time therefore having better output in their work.

Proper Ergonomics: if a sit stand is out of the question, having the proper ergonomic accessories for your employees is extremely important. Monitor arms, proper seating, and keyboard trays should be used to prevent the harmful impact on their bodies as  much as possible. Working while you’re in pain or uncomfortable is never fun.

Environment: creating an overall positive and comfortable environment is important for employees. People do their best work in an environment that is suitable to their needs and appealing in aesthetic. Small changes can make a big difference, give employees a space that allows them to relax, sparks their creativity, or allows them to focus without interruptions.


Dropbox Offices

Allow employees to give their best work possible by creating a comfortable and enjoyable environment for them to work!

The Modern Day Office: Teaming & Collaboration

Jodi Young - Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The past few years our company has been noticing a huge trend in the industry. Customers are transforming their office spaces from traditional cubicles and private offices into open concept and teaming areas.

The reason for this change is companies are finding that a more open and interactive environment can lead to better communication between employees and to better problem solving and innovation within the company. Large companies such as Google, Intel, and Cisco have all completely re-designed their offices based on this concept.

Cisco Offices - San Fransisco

Google offices

The core of any open-concept office is the ability for employees to move around in an environment that suits their needs during various tasks. To be able to gather team members informally, large or small, is key to the teaming and collaborative workspace concept.

Impact Office has numerous open concept products such as teaming workstation like Evolve, Bridges II, and Voi.   We also have comfortable and open seating with Flock, Sirena, and CitiHuddle and Tucana tables can be moved and re-formatted depending on the amount of people and the type of collaboration needed. Standing desks are great for impromptu meetings and discussions between co-workers as well. If you feel that your company needs a change and are looking to create a more interactive work space come visit us, we have all the latest open concept products and our professional sales staff can help you plan this office transformation from start to finish.

Spring Cleaning for Your Office Space

Little Goblins - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

6 Tips for Spring Cleaning and Desk Organization

The warmer weather has arrived indicating that spring is finally here! Many people choose spring as the season to clean out the cobwebs at home and do a little cleaning. Well, just like at home, it's time for some spring cleaning at the office.


Spring cleaning is a great reason to organize your desk and reevaluate your office space. Below, we've compiled some of our favourite cleaning and organizational tips for the office in order to help you step into spring with a work space that feels fresh, efficient and, above all else, clean!




6 Tips for Spring (Desk!) Cleaning:

  1. Evaluate your desk or workstation: While you can choose to tackle spring cleaning in any matter that you wish, we recommend starting big, then narrowing down to the smaller stuff. Start with your desk as a whole. Does it need an upgrade? Could you benefit from a more organized cubicle system or desk? There's no point organizing all of your drawers and papers if you plan on getting a new desk in the near future.
  2. Upgrade your desk accessories: Consider adding a filing system to your workstation, or ergonomic accessories, such as an adjustable monitor arm, a foot rest or a keyboard tray. Ergonomic accessories relieve unnecessary tension throughout your body, allowing you to work pain free, with fewer interruptions, and be more productive at your work space.
  3. Clear your desk: If you have a cluttered desk, chances are that you also have a clutter headspace when you sit down to do your work. Keep a photo or two, or hang what you can on the walls, but leave you desk as clear as possible and free for you to do your work. Put nicknacks in drawers or take them home. Other options for making space include using a monitor arm to raise your monitor off of your desk, or a keyboard tray to keep your desk clear. 
  4. Recycle what you do not need: Go through any stacks of papers that you may have lying around and sort them into two piles. Those you do not need, which you can recycle, and those you do need.
  5. File what you do need: File the papers you do need in a way that makes sense to you so that you feel more organized regarding your work, and are able to efficiently find documents when you need them.
  6. For Future - Think before you print: For future documents, make a conscious decision to evaluate whether hardcopies are necessary. Sometime you will need to print a document, however, often, we print things out of habit. Having less hardcopies will keep your desk clutter-free and the environment happy!

Should you have any questions regarding any of the above tips or products, please do not hesitate to contact our team at Impact Office. Happy spring cleaning!


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Thank You, From Impact Props

Little Goblins - Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Impact Props is proud to help contribute to local film and television productions in Vancouver.

As one of Vancouver's top film and television prop rental houses, Impact Props is proud to lend our furniture to some of the biggest productions in town. From long running television series, such as Supernatural, to new favourites, such as Almost Human, to big budget blockbusters, such as Man of Steel, Impact Props has had the pleasure of supplying these, and many other Vancouver productions with their furniture rental needs.

And just as we enjoy working with these television and movie productions, we're always thrilled to hear that our contributions to a TV series or film has helped these productions come to life. Recently, we've received a couple of thank you acknowledgments from local productions that we wanted to take note of and share with you.

Below are two thank you cards, one from Tomorrowland, a film starring George Clooney, set to come out in 2015, and one from television series, Motive.

On behalf of Impact Office Furniture and Impact Props, thank you, Vancouver, for continuing to think of us for your furniture prop rental needs! 

You can check out what we have in stock here.

Design Focus: Work Lounges & Coffee Shop Vibes

Little Goblins - Friday, November 29, 2013

Design a productive and relaxed atmosphere!

Don’t overlook your office and create spaces that will inspire…

When you run a business, productivity matters. How much does your office design affect productivity? You may or may not be surprised to know that it can majorly affect the productivity and creativity of your employees! When you spend the majority of every day driving to the same building, walking to the same desk, staring at the same computer, surrounded by the same grey desk and same neutral walls, and the same bland colour palette (an office characteristic that is all too common), you’re bound to find your thoughts running in the same uninspired circles.

There are many design tactics you can use to break that visual and mental pattern. Today we’re focusing on creating work lounges and that coffee shop atmosphere.

No matter how beautiful your desk space is, there will be times when a change of scenery is in order. Encourage your employees to move away from their desk and interact with co-workers by creating an office lounge. A lounge is defined as a public room or space in which to sit and relax. By introducing that coffee shop atmosphere into your office, you will find your employees happier to come to the office, inspired to have beautiful spaces to spend their days, more open to interacting and sharing ideas and enjoying their jobs. Happy employees make for a successful business after all!

Here are our top 5 looks to help you create the perfect look for your inspired lounge and to bring in those coffee shop vibes:

Play with table heights and materials to bring visual interest to the room. Use colour and comfortable seating and light up the room artwork and stay away from harsh lighting. Maybe even add some soft background music? The sky is the limit when it comes to create a new space! 

Visit our showroom to learn more about these products and how you can customize them to create the perfect design scheme for your office lounge!

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Client Spotlight: 1-800-GOT-JUNK? & Lululemon

Little Goblins - Thursday, October 17, 2013

Learn more about our clients and services!

Over the years we've had the privilege of outfitting some of Vancouver's top companies with our office furniture. From companies such as Rolls-Royce Canada and Ocean Trailer to institutions such as Simon Fraser University and BC Biomedical Laboratories, we're proud of every business relationship that we've built.

In addition to the previously mentioned companies, we've also had the opportunity to be a part of providing 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and Lululemon Athletica with their office furniture. As you can imagine, outfitting these two companies was no small job!

1-800-GOT-JUNK?

After supplying, delivering and installing 250 HON Ignition Task chairs for 1-800-GOT-JUNK? in both Vancouver and Toronto, Impact Office was happy to provide hands on training for the operation of the HON chairs. The HON Ignition Task chair, also known as "The Work Chair," is one of our best selling chairs, with low, upholstered or mesh backs and ergonomic features that can be adjusted. With features such as these, it's no wonder why 1-800-GOT-JUNK? went with the Ignition Task chair for their offices! Learn more about the HON Ignition Task chair.

Lululemon Athletica

Our work for Lululemon, on the other hand, was a little more customized. When outfitting their offices, we supplied hundreds of custom mobile pedestals from Global Contract for their design staff. These pedestals came with high grade furbish cushions and casters to help the user handle long periods of sitting, while also providing easy movement; a very important feature for the design staff of a yoga apparel company. You know what they say, you have to let the inspiration flow!

To learn more about our previous installations or for more information on how Impact Office can help you create the best office space for you and your staff, contact us and we'd be happy to discuss our products and services.

(Image via 1-800-GOT-JUNK?)

Green Your Business

Little Goblins - Friday, June 14, 2013

It’s time to go green and we can help.

Let us help you make a positive impact on the environment!

What better way to move your business forward than by making the effort to go green! What does it mean to “go green?” Why is it valuable? Where do you begin?

To “go green” means that you or your company is making the effort to make personal and business decisions that will minimally impact our environment. It’s about sustainability—the practice of using resources in ways that do not diminish or compromise the future generations of meeting their own needs—and ecological economics—treating the natural environment as part of the economy so that natural capital remains a part of economic calculations.


Why is it valuable to green your business? Aside from the fact that you will be making a difference for future generations and be supporting our natural world, going green can save you money, improve your public relations and even boost employee moral. It may seem hard to believe that investing in going green can actually save you money in the long run, but in time you can see big savings in your future financial statements!

Making changes to go green can be a big undertaking. There are so many areas that one could focus on, such as energy efficiency, recycling and waste reduction, water conservation, and toxics and pollution prevention, to name a few. If that sounds overwhelming, we have three tips that will help you get started: reduce, reuse and recycle!

Whether it’s going digital, using energy efficient light bulbs or placing blue bins all over the place, these three R’s can be applied to any aspect of your business and can be the simplest way to get that green ball rolling. And we’ve got you covered for all three R’s!

Reduce your costs by reusing recycled and refurbished office furniture! All items in our used and pre-owned furniture showroom are in excellent condition and sold at prices designed to save you money. Together we can make a difference; even it’s a small one. Every effort counts!

Explore our selection of pre-owned furniture. To learn more about our efforts towards sustainability, check out our environmental initiatives.

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5 Tips on a Successful Office Relocation

Little Goblins - Friday, May 24, 2013

Don’t stress! Discover 5 ways to alleviate stress when it comes to relocating your office.

Moving day is stressful. Period. No matter if you’re moving homes, home offices or an entire business, moving the furniture, personal décor and, most importantly, your work is a process that can be riddled with anxiety. Trust us, we’ve been there too.

So, how can you make the most of your move and lower the high level of stress that accompanies it? We’ve come up with some tips on how to make your move go as smoothly and stress-free as possible.

  1. Hire help: While attempting a move on your own may be tempting in order to save some money, the amount of time it will take you to pack up and move (not to mention the money you'll shell out to rent a moving van) will not be worth it. Hiring a moving team to help you move will take a lot of responsibility off of your plate and can make all the difference.

  2. Be flexible: Have a plan but try not to micromanage the entire move right from the get go. Things will change throughout the moving process and adjustments will have to be made in the moment – and that’s okay. Be prepared to be flexible. That said, don’t throw your plan out the window!

  3. Use the opportunity to upgrade: The time is now! Whether you’re moving your home office or your entire business, moving is a great time to dispose of your older desk, chairs and equipment and upgrade to that new model you’ve been eying. This also means you won’t have to lug your furniture from one location to the next. Win, win.

  4. Put someone in charge: Whether you take the reins on the relocation or you hand them over to a trusted employee or co-worker, having a leader will help things run more smoothly. This person will be the point of contact for your movers, etc.

  5. Label and back up files: Before the move begins, be sure that you have backed up your hard drive and have labeled hard copies. There’s nothing worse than facing multiple boxes of paper and having no idea what the contents are and where they go.

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Vancouver's Largest Selection of Office Furniture

Randy Andrews - Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Impact Office Furnishings has the largest selection available to buy office furniture in Vancouver; ranging from office chairs to boardroom tables. There are over three hundred office chairs in our Vancouver office furniture showroom. Impact Office Furnishings has a range of office chair styles: ergonomic office chairs, task chairs, boardroom chairs, executive office chairs, and stacking chairs. We have a wide variety of reception furniture including guest chairs, coffee tables or end tables, lounge seating, and reception desks. All office furniture is available in many different fabrics, vinyls and leathers. Impact Office Furnishings Vancouver showroom is constantly striving to display the latest selection of office chairs, boardroom tables, office desks, systems furniture, and many different storage and filing solutions. We have all the newest and best ergonomic office accessories on display in Vancouver's largest office furniture showroom. 

Impact Office Furnishings is the best location to buy office furniture in Vancouver.


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