Andrews Office Furniture Blog - Office Furniture, Desks & Chairs
Andrews Office Furniture are a family owned and run business established in 1972 and are suppliers of both new office furniture and quality used office furniture. They also offer free a space planning service and can visit your office and prepare 2D and 3D CAD layouts to help you decide the most efficient and cost effective design for your office interiors and office furniture in London.
Ideal for large groups, boardrooms and busy conference spaces, our varied range of second hand meeting tables are the ideal solution if you want to provide a focal point for team discussions but don't have the resources to splash out on an expensive new model. Many of the used tables are also available for next working day delivery across London & the M25 areas, too, so you won't have to wait around to get your space sorted!
Beginning at the smaller end of the scale, we have various smaller meeting tables which would be perfectly suited to office receptions, breakout areas and even dining areas. Sitting on a slim chrome stem with four star base, our Second Hand Light Grey Dining Table gives you a 700mm x 700mm top in subtle light grey with blue edging, for an attractive yet practical meeting table for just £20.00 + VAT. Any number of canteens, restaurants or cafes would be the ideal space for this.
Similar in height, but with a white wood finish and silver square base, the Second Hand Small White Meeting Table (below, right) has a 1000mm x 1000mm top and a look more suited to receptions, where it will help create a dedicated meeting area without making your space too formal for visitors, as will the lower set Second Hand Square Meeting Table - White, which rest upon a sturdy wooden 'cross' base.
If a round table is what you're after, we have this covered as well. The Second Hand Round Meeting Table has a neutral white 800mm diameter top and features as its foundation a raised chrome four leg base, which is both slender & elegant beneath. It would be a handy addition to smaller office conference rooms or perhaps a home dining room where space is limited. Either way, it'll help add a touch of sophistication!
With the addition of four chairs, giving you a complete all-in-one meeting set, the Second Hand Round Meeting Table & Chairs (below, left) are versatile enough to suit a vast variety of spaces, even out on your patio in the garden if this is what you're looking for. The table features a sleek white glass top, a chrome four leg base and its accompanying chairs, whose grey aluminium frames & red seat pads really help tie the whole bundle together harmoniously.
Moving on from the round meeting tables, we have numerous rectangular models for those busy team meetings. The Second Hand White Conference Table provides a generous table top above a resilient platform base, which allows for plenty of leg room beneath when you & your colleagues are gathered around talking. For large conference halls or community centres, you may want to consider our Second Hand Flip Top Table or the Second Hand Flip Top Conference Table (below, right), which both allow for economical storage when not in use, thanks to their clever flip top design.
Our Second Hand White Meeting Table provides a nifty built-in power module with cable management portholes ideal for those important Powerpoint presentations and the impressive 7000mm length of our Second Hand Barrel Shaped Boardroom Table (below, left) combines brilliantly with this model's central cable management feature, which runs the full stretch of the table top, making it a fantastic choice for meeting areas which are utilised by different employees throughout the working week, due to its size and multiple power outlets for laptops or other electronic devices. Its classic oak veneer wood finish also gives this table an eye-catching look which can really transform your meeting space.
A great way to organise your office space, create a sense of privacy and divide up banks of desks in the workplace, our selection of office partitions and desk screens come in a wide range of shapes, sizes and colours to suit your working needs.
In busy rooms used by companies for the day-to-day running of business, making the most of the available space is vital for a productive working environment. A quick and effective way of doing this is through the use of partitions and desk dividers, where you can easily create the space you desire without needing to completely reconfigure your office, meeting or reception area.
Our free standing office partitions are an excellent place to start. Available as either straight, curved or wave models, these are brilliant at establishing key points such as visitor or conference points, creating a subtle sense of privacy and limiting noise or echoes around places such as office receptions or breakout areas. The Free Standing Office Partition – Straight (left) gives you a vast choice of vibrant fabric colours, three end post finish options and even base type variations, depending on whether you would like a static partition or a mobile version on wheels (below, right). The mobile wheel option is particularly useful in conference areas, where the number of guests may vary depending on the event. This, along with other models we have on offer, also allows you to link the end posts as well, for even more flexibility!
For your desktops, we have a varied selection of screens, too. These handy dividers are incredibly helpful spread across large banks of bench desks or in ‘hot desking’ office environments where employees share working areas and people do not have their own dedicated desk to sit at every day. As with the free standing partitions, you can choose from straight, curved or wave designs with our fabric desk screens, which are available in many fabric colours to match your general office décor, such as the Desk Mounted Office Screen – Wave (below, left). With widths from just 600mm up to an impressive 1800mm, this screen will help add some extra elegance to your desktop, while creating a more private work area for users.
As with the glazed free standing models, you can go the extra mile with your desk screen, too. Our acrylic desk screens (shown below, right, in the curved profile) have various bracket finishes, an easy application design for your desktop and lots of bright acrylic finishes to boot.
So, whether your work space is a small room or spread across multiple floors where different employees utilise the desk area, you’ll be able to create privacy, organisation and a more modern feel for everyone when they arrive at the office each day.
Whether you need to bring some new life to a corporate office environment or your smaller home study area, here at AOF we can help with our varied collection of second hand office furniture. Not only is it a greener, more environmentally-friendly way to shop for your latest furniture, it will help you save a few pounds too!
For those busy team meetings or crowded boardrooms, you'll find plenty of furniture in our boardroom tables and visitor chairs, too. Available in mesh, leather or fabric, as with our office chairs, the used meeting chairs can really help save some money, as it's often the case that meeting areas need multiple chairs for the space. For more relaxing, informal areas such as receptions or breakout areas, our used reception sofas & armchairs could also be what you're looking for to add some new energy into the room.
And, finally, if you are looking to get hold of some cheaper furniture which isn't used, we also have various new items among our clearance furniture, including storage from the famous Bisley brand.
Making a lasting impression in your office reception or breakout area is vital to maintaining a memorable image for your company or organisation. Our selection of second hand reception chairs & sofas are a great way to freshen up and revitalise your space for a fraction of the normal cost!
Bringing in new furniture for your reception area can be a costly affair when buying new items. Sofas, armchairs, soft seating & modular pieces can really add up collectively if you're not careful, but our range of used reception chairs & sofas will help you avoid any nasty costs when trying to bring your space back to life.
An ideal place to start is with our fabric armchairs. The Second Hand Fabric Tub Chair has deep cushioning throughout, with a red outer body and contrasting black cushion, all atop slender raised chrome feet. Or, the Second Hand Sixteen3 Fabric Armchair (below, right) could be what you're looking for with its vibrant purple fabric upholstery, comfortable deep seat and chunky arms, atop a closed chrome frame for the finishing touch. Both models offer comfort as well as eye-catching designs for your visitors.
Branching out from these, we have the Second Hand Orangebox Bloom-S Work Chair, which sits on a four star chrome swivel base and features a moulded foam shell in an electric blue fabric finish. The sculpted backrest & cushioned seatpad combine brilliantly to ensure reliable support while adding a modern sleekness to your reception. Alternatively, in cream leather and with a more retro, vintage feel, our Second Hand Allermuir Leather Armchair (below, left) has a dark wooden frame & seat base, 'wrap around' armrests and soft cushioning beneath, contrasting delightfully with its slim chrome four leg base.
To gain even more seating space for people visiting your office or for employees enjoying a cup of tea during their break, we also have various second hand reception sofas on offer. The elegant Second Hand Orangebox 2 Seater Sofa is upholstered in quality black leather, with space for two people to lounge and subtle wooden feet at its base. The curved backrest and combined armrests also give an attractive design detail which doubles as comfortable support when seated.
And for corner areas in your space, we have the Second Hand Allermuir Pause Modular Sofa (below, right). Its left-handed modular design means that it can be combined with other sections from the same range if necessary and right-angled build means that it can be tucked away neatly into a corner, leaving more room for other furniture. Sitting on a raised chrome base, this sofa has grey seat cushioning which works with its red backrest for a modern, sleek overall design which will breathe new energy into your reception, meeting or breakout area at a cost-effective price.
Need a new office chair, but don't have the time to wait around? Then, our vast selection of next day delivery office chairs are the perfect seating solution!
If the time has finally come to replace your worn out old office chair or you're simply looking to upgrade the seating in your work space, our varied range of next day office chairs are a quick, efficient solution to your problems.
Our cheapest next day office chair is the Madrid Operator Chair in Black (below, right). With a cushioned black fabric seat pad and breathable plastic mesh backrest, this compact little office has height adjustment through its sturdy gas lift, a back locking feature and weight tension control, for adaptable comfort while you work. At only £59.99 + VAT, it's a real bargain and the overall design makes it ideal for smaller offices or home study areas.
With a higher backrest which includes a built-in headrest for additional support, the Olympic Mesh Operator Chair (below, left) offers a shaped backrest design for extra lumbar support, a height adjustable seat pad with generous cushioning and a nifty locking tilt mechanism with tension control, for when you lean back from your desktop. This would suit shared office spaces or even executive style private office environments.
Along with the Olympic Mesh Chair, others which would suit more executive type working areas are our Bellamy Executive Office Chair, which comes in sleek black leather and with a fully adjustable reclining mechanism or the contemporary Talladega Executive Chair - Black & Red, with its racing car seat design, tilt with tension control and generous cushioning, which also makes it suitable for gamers who spend hours battling away on videogames.
For the health conscious worker, we also have numerous ergonomic office chairs which come packed full of features to ensure fully personalised support, even after long hours at your computer screen. The Enjoy Office Chair - Green (shown below, right) has seat height & depth control set through a clever one lever system, a fully adjustable lumbar support for your lower back and a 110kg weight capacity, in addition to its flexible & eye-catching green mesh that could really help add a splash of vibrant colour to your office!
Our Mirus Mesh Office Chairs and Ergohuman Office Chairs in black also offer a next day ergonomic seating solution for you, if healthy working is a concern of yours. Again with fully adaptable designs & features throughout, these office chairs would be great choices for music producers, video editors, programmers coding away into the night and writers stressing to meet that looming deadline.
If you work from home in a cramped study or your office in the company building is too small to stay organised & productive, one of the most practical, efficient ways to solve your space issue is with your choice of office desk. Here at AOF, we have a great selection of smaller, corner and home office desks to help you out!
A good place to start would be with our Unite Small Desk, which comes as a panel ended or cantilever frame model (below right, in grey craft oak). Coming in various different next day wood finishes and with an 800mm, 1000mm, 1200mm or 1400mm desktop, this sturdy little solution provides plenty of room beneath as well as cable management portholes above for those annoying computer leads. This will keep the clutter at bay whilst making the most of your smaller working environment.
For those who need storage but who really don't have the room for filing cabinets or cupboards everywhere, we've also got desks with built-in storage space aplenty. The simple, sleek White Trestle Desk (below, left) has attractive angled legs and features a pull out stationery drawer with subtle silver effect handle. The desktop length of just 996mm also means that the rest of your office won't be bothered by this addition. In either beech or light oak, the Budget Desk & Fixed 2 Drawer Pedestal (below, right) again provide an all-in-one workstation which minimises your overall desk footprint. Sitting upon a robust steel frame (grey steel for beech model, brown steel for light oak model), this desk's attached fixed pedestal gives you a lockable stationery drawer and a spacious lower filing drawer, to keep everything organised in one place.
It may also be the case that it's more practical for you to utilise a corner of your work room, to open up more space around the office. Our range of corner office desks are just the ticket if it is! The Unite corner desks, as above, come as both panel ended (below, left, in walnut) or cantilever frame designs. Fitting snugly into a corner of your work space, these give you a choice of wood finish along with the option of a right or left-handed configuration to suit your specific personal requirements. For a neutral and even more functional design, our Unite White Corner Desk provides nifty cable managed legs, so you can run multiple device leads down through the desk's legs and out of your way, which is especially handy for programmers or web developers who are stuck behind computer screens all day.
And, finally, with it's own in-built storage add on, comes our Corner Desk (below, in maple). With a multitude of leg type, wood finish, leg colour, desk size and cable management options, this will give you a highly functional workstation which makes the absolute most of your office space, thanks in addition to the featured three drawer desk high pedestal, which itself has a wide variety of wood finish choices. Fully lockable, your paper documents and stationery will be safe & sound, as well as being right by your side when you need them!
With a range of sizes & wood finishes to choose from, as well as next day delivery across London and the M25 areas, our Unite Office Desk with Cantilever Frame is the ideal way to furnish your office without the wait!
Coming in 800mm, 1200mm, 1400mm and 1600mm lengths, the Unite Office Desk with Cantilever Frame is a functional desk solution for a variety of different work spaces. Its design may be simple, but it packs a punch when it comes to features which will make your office a more productive one on a day-to-day basis.
Along with the desktop length options, this desk provides you with a range of eye-catching wood finishes as well. Whether you prefer the beech, grey craft oak (below, right, 1200mm), maple, walnut or white, each choice will help liven up the room, even if you are only freshening up your current office with some new items of furniture. What's more, whichever wood finish you decide upon, we have matching next day storage pedestals, wooden bookcases, wooden cupboards and wooden filing cabinets to complete the overall look!
The desktop also features cable management portholes on either side for those annoying computer leads, allowing you to funnel them down beneath and maintain a clutter-free worktop. They are especially useful if you are in the creative industries as an editor, photographer, graphic designer or visual artist of some kind, where, odds are, you'll be viewing multiple screens across your desktop. Beneath, you will also find the silver cantilever frame. This robust & sturdy base provides a reliable foundation for your desk and you can rest assured that it will stand the test of time, whatever your working day involves.
Available for next working day delivery and packed with features to keep you supported & comfortable, our Altea Mesh Office Chair in Black is a cost-effective, practical seating solution suitable for a wide variety of working environments!
If you are looking for a new office chair, then two factors will be crucial; price and functionality. With our next day Altea Mesh Office Chair, you are covered on both fronts. In stock for just £64.99 + VAT, this operator chair comes loaded with features which provide you with the flexibility needed for reliable everyday usage at your desk.
Sitting upon a sleek chrome castor base for ease of movement, the Altea has a breathable mesh backrest, which will come in very handy during those hot summer months. Its clever posture curvature design is shaped to ensure lower back support while typing or writing at your desktop, without the cumbersome build of some office chairs.
The seat pad, which is upholstered in black fabric to match the mesh, is cushioned for comfort and height adjustable, too, so you'll be able to set the office chair to your preferred height for a more ergonomically sound working set up specific to your requirements. In conjunction with this, the Altea has a handy reclining tilt mechanism, which, once unlocked, will allow you to gently tilt backwards in a more relaxed way, determined by your body weight & position. As a nifty extra, the tension control can be adjusted to increase or decrease the resistance when leaning back, so you can really adapt this office chair to suit you!
For its finishing touch, the black fixed armrest provide a sturdy, robust support point when sitting down. Although simple in design, they are also economical, as is the entire build of this practical office chair, which gives you a streamlined and compact seating solution ideal for the modern office.