1Every new office needs furniture before it opens its doors. But for a modern office, simply having desks and chairs falls far short of the acceptable standards. Today, when it comes to office furniture, Melbourne businesses include more appealing items on their list of must-haves.

There is always a need to balance quality with budget, of course, and the type of business has an influence too. But at Kenn Office Furniture, we know from first-hand experience that from work desks to ergonomic executive office chairs, there is a wealth of options available.

So, here is our list of top 5 office furniture that every modern office should have:

1.  Reception Furniture

Arguably, the most important place in an office is its reception area. It provides the first impression to visiting clients – and that impression is influenced by your choice of office furniture. Melbourne companies (especially the progressive ones) offer stylish reception facilities, which evoke confidence and openness, while also providing genuine comfort.

Large inviting desks provide receptionists with ample room to work comfortably, to store files and house the necessary office equipment. Other reception furniture to consider are the chairs that visitors might wait in. Style and comfort are important, so 2 or 3-seater lounges, single seater space tubs and other armchairs are best.

2.  Boardroom Furniture

The boardroom is traditionally seen as the power-base of a company, where deals are stuck, strategies are planned and contracts are signed. Little wonder why this room is usually the most impressive.

When it comes to choosing office furniture, Melbourne businesses still opt for high-quality timber-top boardroom tables, though they now come in more practical sizes. Accompanying boardroom furniture includes ergonomic boardroom chairs – and even executive office chairs – with discreet wall units.

3.  Hospitality Furniture

These days, informal areas in the workplace are as important as the boardroom. In fact, informality is known to lower stress, improve workplace satisfaction and increase productivity. Understandably, the number of office furniture Melbourne businesses that are choosing hospitality furniture is increasing.

Hospitality furniture, like café tables and chairs, offers comfort and informality, encouraging workers to share creative thoughts, discuss options and develop ideas. Tables can be set high or low, with tall stools or light chairs complementing them.

4.  Desks & Workstations

Since most offices still have open floor plans, workstations need screen desks that don’t clutter the working environment and allow easy communication among staffs. But styles have changed and now, when choosing office furniture, Melbourne companies have a selection of styles to consider.

With traditional work stations, four can be placed back-to-back to create a cross-shape. But modern offices are embracing the café-type open tables, stretching long across the floor where 6 or 8 employees can sit in front of their own laptops and work in space and comfort.

5.  Executive Chairs

When it comes to buying furniture, it’s important to consider your choice of executive office chairs. The good news is that it’s possible to get luxury, quality-made and stylish chairs without breaking the bank. It’s best to steer clear of bargain basement prices as they can often be of very poor quality.

Remember that ergonomic features are important too, with studies showing that the added comfort provided helps to increase productivity. So, select executive office chairs that facilitate adjustable height, offer lumbar support, headrests and 3-point tilting mechanisms.

Of course, these are only 5 types of furniture that a modern office should have. At Kenn Office Furniture, Melbourne’s leading provider of high-quality and affordable furniture, we can take you through more of the options you have, and help you identify the best for your office.