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We are excited to announce that Marc Schwartzberg will be moderating a panel “All About the Tenants: Talent, Trends, Amenities & More” at Bisnow’s June 20 event “NYC Office & Workplace of the Future – A Half-Day Exploration Into How Talent and Tenants Continue to Drive the New Office Dynamic.”

This event will cover a variety of valuable topics for those involved in the NY commercial real estate market. New innovations in the office business model are changing the way we traditionally understand the market. What kind of impact will there be? How significant are the changes? Are we looking at a total overhaul or a just more variation? Experienced members in the field will be discussing and sharing ideas on where the new trends are coming from, where they might be leading and how do we adapt. 

As CEO of OFH, Marc will add his unique perspective. He comes with decades of experience in the office furniture and office design business.

Bisnow is the largest media events platform dedicated to commercial real estate. It is a great source for up-to-date news in commercial real estate. They have everything, ranging from the latest major transactions to the newest modern trends and thoughtful opinion pieces. We hope to see you at the event. Use the discount code 20MBBJ0KA7 to receive 20% your reservation.
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On May 22nd, OFH had the wonderful opportunity to co-sponsor a cocktail hour networking event with our friends the Kaufman Organization at FJ Labs’ Nomad office.

OFH has a long-term relationship with the Kaufman Organization, a well-established New York-based commercial real estate company. The organization consists of Kaufman Management company, Kaufman Leasing company and Kaufman New Ventures, each one providing the highest quality real estate service in its field.

Elliot Warren of Kaufman Organization introduced us to FJ Labs, a New York-based investment firm. They are a successful venture capital firm with a focus in New York and the Bay Area while maintaining a strong presence in global markets. We had co-sponsored a networking event with Kaufman Organization and FJ Labs in 2018, and we were thrilled to once again co-sponsor a fun evening of networking at their office.

The event was a hit, with excellent food provided by Mr. Bing, and was attended by members of growing companies in the tech sector. Thank you Elliot Warren and our friends at FJ Labs. We are looking forward to doing it again, soon!

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2019 has been an exciting year at OFH for office design. Our talent team of Sales Executives and Designers have been hard at work creating functional and beautiful office furniture solutions for our clients. This post highlights some of the work we recently added to our PROJECTS PAGE.

We love our clients, and we are passionate about furnishing offices where our clients will thrive, with furniture that will last for many years. The projects we will be highlighting in this blog post are: QUARTZ, HONTUS, STATAR CAPITAL and FINANCE PROJECT.

QUARTZ

 Quartz is a throwback project that was completed by the founder of OFH, David Itkin, who worked within the designs of the architectural firm, Desai Chia. The firm had a groundbreaking design that included a flexible open plan layout, private areas, and collaborative zones. They required clean, minimalist high-quality office furniture that would complement their designs. This is where our team came in.

OFH furnished their open work area of 150+ employees with technology-integrated bench workstations, designed for heavy use and high-performance. Ergonomic seating was chosen, for comfortable hours of sitting. In high-traffic areas, physical comfort is an imperative for high-productivity and concentration. The design was perfectly coordinated with collaborative and breakout areas that had the relaxed and creative atmosphere of a local café or hip meeting spot. For this office design project, we were able to provide the grounding ergonomics and high-quality office furniture that enabled the quirky and creative aspects of the office to thrive harmoniously in a perfect balance. To read more about this project, see our PROJECTS.

HONTUS

For Hontus, a luxury Italian travel goods and accessories brand, we tried something different. OFH Sales Executive, David Cashner, was retained by the company to create a furniture plan for the office and collaborate on the space plan. The result was simple and unique.

Designer office furniture and luxury Italian lines with elegant and muted finishes were chosen to balance the company’s extensive line of fashionably bold luggage that are showcased on shelving units throughout the space. To read more about this project, see our PROJECTS.

STATAR CAPITAL


For Statar Capital, an investment management company, the company wanted a fresh and clean look for their company’s Midtown office. OFH Sales Executive and Designer, David Cashner, provided the company with modern office furniture with a timeless appeal. Combining earthy finishes and biophilic decor, with the sleek sophistication of their cosmopolitan neighborhood, this resulting office is elegant and beautiful.

Signature features of the space include glass walls that cleanly divide conference rooms and private offices. Open work areas include height adjustable workstations, monitor arms and ergonomic chairs, to provide the highest level of functionality to their tech team and traders. To read more about this project, see our PROJECTS

FINANCE COMPANY

For a project we completed in the Plaza District, for a finance company, the client opted for high-functionality and flexibility for their rapidly-growing company. The long-term client, with three furnished floors, needed furniture that was capable of being moved and rearranged as they pivoted and expanded based on the demands of the market.


The owner of OFH, Marc Schwartzberg, worked with the architectural firm TPG Architecture to create a high-functioning solution for this multifloored office project. From office furniture selection to project coordination, OFH ensured that the installation went seamlessly. The resulting office is perfectly suited to its intention. To read more about this project, see our PROJECTS.

LET US COORDINATE YOUR PROJECT

At OFH, we take pride in being able to create beautiful office design solutions for our clients. Whether you are planning an office renovation or are moving into a new office, our experienced office furniture professionals will create a solution that meets your requirements. CONTACT US to schedule a free consultation.

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A lot of work goes into growing a small company, with 5 - 100 employees. From operations and marketing to sales and accounting, you have carefully crafted an amazing service and put together a great team. You have given it your all, and you are seeing results. Whether upgrading your present space or moving into a new office, you should receive service that meets your standards for excellence. You don’t cut corners--so we don't either.

At OFH we are as devoted to you as you are to your business. When you are moving offices or changing furniture, you need a company that will listen.  We provide a personalized service that will attend to your unique needs. Our ethic is embodied by our amazing team of professionals. They combine experience and warmth to become ideal partners with your company. They will help you transform your big project from an intimidating burden to an exciting opportunity.

Every step of the way, our team will be there coordinating and monitoring your project. Beginning with a floor plan and design, we will walk you through the steps to optimize your new office space. We will help you develop a thoughtful plan that considers both style and efficient use of space. Whatever your company needs, whether it be large collaborative areas or private workspaces, we will provide you with personal attention to help you meet your goals. We will work within your budget, and value engineer a creative solution that meets your expectations.

Renovations are a hectic experience. Many people will be in and out of your space coordinating, working and of course making lots of noise. Meanwhile, you still have work to do.  You may not have experience dealing with construction companies and others involved, but we do. Our team will be there helping you understand the process and assisting you in communicating with various people involved.

We understand that for small companies, time is of the essence, and an efficient moving process can go a long way.  We have our own delivery team that will adapt to your needs depending on your time table. They will oversee the project, coordinate delivery, and monitor installation. The salesperson who worked on your project will also be present during installation to ensure everything runs smoothly. If you are renovating your space, we will work with your company to carefully plan deliveries at times that are least disruptive to your team.

As a small company, how you want your office to look will be unique to the needs of your company. It is our job, to create the perfect bespoke solution that fits your requirements. We understand that while moving offices is complicated, business never stops, and your company has to keep moving. Our team will work with you through every step of the process so you will feel comfortable and anxiety free, transitioning into your new office.

Interested in upgrading your office? Request a Quote

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Spring is finally here, and New York Design Week is coming up fast! New York Design Week is an annual celebration hosted by NYCxDesign that invites designers, creatives and enthusiasts around the world to participate in a marathon of design exhibitions, trade-shows, panels, product launches, installations and open studios throughout NYC. From May 10th through the 22nd, you have a chance to participate in one of the biggest design events of the year and experience the refreshing changes and breakthroughs in the world of design. Our team created this guide to help you navigate this exciting week.

ICFF
May 19 – May 22
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center - 655 West 34th Street, NYC

ICFF is a high-end contemporary furniture fair that showcases over 900 exhibitors from around the globe. The event begins with the NYCxDESIGN aware ceremony that gives out awards to leading designers in different industries. The event continues for the following four days, showcasing leading designer lines for architects, interior designers, developers and visual merchandisers. The first three days are geared towards trade-professionals, but the last day is open to the public.

Wanted Design
May 16 – May 20
Industry City - 274 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232
May 18 – May 21
Terminal Stores - 269 11th Avenue, NY 10001

Wanted Design is an international design event that takes place in two locations: Manhattan and Brooklyn. The intention of the event is to provide a platform where designers can gather and form a creative community. The event features innovative installations, product showcases from manufacturers, student workshops, interactive experiences and engaging discourse about design.

Brooklyn Designs
May 10 – May 12
Brooklyn Navy Yard, Building 77 - 141 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn

Brooklyn Designs is a design event that showcases a cross selection of design, architecture and art. Founded by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, the show features a milieu of exhibits, installations and demonstrations from Brooklyn creatives.

Design Pavilion
May 10 – May 22
Time Square, NYC

The Design Pavilion is the official hub for New York Design Week. An inflatable installation, designed by Nick Crosbie, it is the primary site where you can receive the official NYCxDesign guide, can catch a Design Talk or view a series of curated installations.

Student Shows

One of the most important exhibitions to view are the annual student shows at Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, School of Visual Arts, Fashion Institute of Technology and Cooper Union. These annual shows showcase cutting-edge student work and sets the tone for the future of design.

Design Events by District

New York City “Design” neighborhoods like Nomad, Soho and Tribeca will each host their own design-oriented event. Multiple galleries and showrooms will often stay open for showings, exhibitions and cocktail parties. To learn more, see the full calendar here.

New York Design week is an exciting and energetic time for designers, who get to exercise the creative possibilities of design by participating in internationally-focused events. Attend one event or all—you won’t regret it!

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Growing a small business requires a lot of work. Moving to a new space is a great opportunity to create a fresh environment for this exciting new chapter, but it may be another bullet point on the long list of to-dos. You still must meet the demands of an increasing customer base, manage new employees and continue to make deadlines. While your company is reaching higher goals, how much time do you have to focus on designing a new office? At OFH, we offer expert design services to ensure that your new office exceeds your expectations.

As a small office ourselves we understand the pressure that you’re under, transitioning to a new work environment. We are experts in small office design. We understand that people in small offices wear many hats, and their spaces also require that same flexibility. In our years of experience designing and furnishing offices, we have helped our clients choose the most efficient and useful furniture plan that fits their requirements. We understand that your office should represent your brand, exhibiting professionalism while maintaining a sense of welcoming and warmth. At OFH we have an elite team of designers and salespeople that will help you turn your white canvas into an office masterpiece. 

The process begins with a representative of your company meeting with one of our designers and sales executives to discuss your interests, needs, budget, and timeframe. Our team will immediately configure a layout that fits your unique needs. Using your floor plan, we will design the space in the best possible configurations that meet your company’s needs. Small companies may want their lounge areas to intersect with collaborative work areas, or to have a multipurpose meeting area. Our sales executives will help you at every stage of the decision-making process and create the best possible solution to ensure you get the most out of your space.


Next, we will work with you to decide which furniture suits your new office. Our designers are well-acquainted with office furniture lines that compliment small offices. Our extensive selection provides lots of options, so you can find the style that fits your brand identity and budget. Our sales executives can help your team select from lines that meet your budget, with design and quality that will last for many years. We will also help you pick from our range of colors, finishes, and textiles that complement the aesthetic you’re looking for.

3D renderings will be provided to show you exactly what your office will look like before any of the work begins. These renderings will help you visualize your space with the colors and furniture you selected.  A new office space should be invigorating for a small company. The budding potential and excitement of a rising company should permeate the work experience. OFH provides quality design service that takes the stress out of the moving process, so you can stay focused on your business during this exciting new chapter.

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At OFH, we love small offices. Companies with 5-100 employees are the bedrock of New York City. They are innovative and scrappy; they have colorful personalities and know how to work as a team. From one small company to another, we understand what it takes to succeed. At OFH, we create beautiful office environments that help small offices grow and thrive. We collaborate with your team to coordinate all stages of a project. We help our clients feel their best while planning an office renovation and moving into a new office.

One of the hardest parts of moving for a small company is finding the time to coordinate the project. Working at a small company you wear many hats, and during a move, you must coordinate with contractors, architects, electricians, lawyers, the landlord, movers, and more. Coordinating, scheduling and following up on every detail can quickly become overwhelming. While large corporations often have procurement departments and personnel to handle all the stages of a move, small offices often don’t have the resources. At OFH, we understand the time crunch and stress that is brought on by an office renovation. Our team helps make that process easier.

From the beginning stages of the office renovation or move, our team will coordinate the project, so your company has time to focus on what they do best. Our team carries over 200 years of combined experience, tackling all stages of small office projects. We have seen it all. We will anticipate your needs and will work with your team to select beautiful office furniture that fits your culture and budget. Since 1991, OFH has been designing and furnishing small office spaces. Let us coordinate your office move and keep it a positive and seamless experience.

Moving offices is an exciting and happy experience for a small company. It means a new chapter of growth and success. OFH is dedicated to providing personal attention and service to make sure your new office is a success. For your next office furniture and design project, reach out to us and REQUEST A QUOTE.


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We would like to announce, on April 10th and April 16th, we are hosting a presentation for Applied: Textiles. The IDCEC-approved CEU course is open to architects and designers. The presentation, "The History of Performance Textiles," will be an overview of the development of textiles and their evolution as the human expectation for textile performance has changed. The story begins with the development of apparel and continues through the development of chemical treatments to today’s performance textiles. Learn how Applied: Textiles ended up with the technologies we have and the various brands on the competitive landscape. RSVP HERE, or contact our organizer at leopold@officefurnitureheaven.com

ABOUT: Applied Textiles is changing the textile industry by marrying cutting edge performance technology, Alta, with an A2LA accredited lab and easy supply chain management. We don’t make fabric, we make it better. Alta is the latest technology created by Applied Textiles, Inc. and enables virtually any textile to withstand the rigors of real life without leaving a mark. Alta improves cleanability and can enhance physical properties for a wide array of natural and synthetic fibers. The technology is permanent and imperceptible to the eye and hand. Alta is precision-engineered for end-use textile applications including relevant fire code compliance.

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Selecting office space is a difficult task. An empty space can signify endless possibilities, but it can also be a great source of stress--particularly if you cannot visualize how your office will look once it’s furnished. You might view a pre-built space that already has finished walls and floors, or you might see a raw space that requires construction before you move in. A floorplan is helpful but does not provide a complete visual guide to help you understand how the space will look, or how it will work for your company. At OFH, we offer high-quality office renderings to our clients to make the process of visualizing office space easier.

Our renderings help you see the bigger picture while leaving less room for guesswork. Whether deciding if a conference room looks too crowded, or selecting the right color for your chairs, our team will provide you with beautiful 3D renderings, so you can confidently make the right design decisions for your office.

Working from a floorplan, we will create a 3D color rendering of your office that shows the architectural features and the furniture lines you select. You can change the furniture, configuration, finishes, and textiles, and see how the furniture selected will look in your space before you proceed.

Our team has the resources to help you make design decisions that will improve the quality of your entire office. You can decide where to include vivid pops of color, and where to opt for simplicity. The above photo displays a 3D color rendering of an office we furnished for a beverage company, alongside a photo of the finished space.

The possibilities are endless. We have creative interior designers on staff and the latest design software to help you create the perfect office, with a design that fits the brand, style, and ethos of your company. At OFH, our team can help you design your space and help you visualize your office. For more information about how we can help you design and furnish your next office, contact us at team@officefurnitureheaven.com.

 

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Comfort and flexibility are the new mantras of the open office. Collaboration is thriving, and the design of open areas is evolving to meet changing expectations and requirements. Our exciting new modular lounge collections, Pasea and Nano, have just made smart, technology-integrated lounge more accessible. In a brave new world of beautiful textiles, unlimited colors, and ergonomic features, get ready to sit back and enjoy Pasea and Nano in your office!

Pasea

Comfortable and convenient, Pasea offers a flexible modular lounge solution with both high-functioning and recreational applications. Its curved back provides lumbar support and comfort, allowing for longer periods of sitting. Easy-to-find technology ports allow for uninterrupted workflow and complete flexibility.

From open offices to intimate spaces, Pasea can be designed to create the best fit. Whether plugging in a laptop for private work or collaborating, all actions can be accomplished with the same amount of ease. Introduce a pop of color in your open areas, with Pasea’s colorful range of textile possibilities.

Nano

Like building blocks, Nano’s modular lounge pieces offer the most creative potential in configuration and assembly. The lightweight modular units can be easily rearranged or can made into a permanent structure with ganging brackets. Choose from 4 unique shapes to find the best choice for your office.

The most striking feature of both Pasea and Nano is their modularity. Differently shaped components can be rearranged into endless configurations, to match the requirements of the space.  Experiment with bursts of color from Pasea and Nano’s wide range of textiles to make a personalized statement about your office, or to highlight your company’s brand. To explore more of the possibilities of Pasea and Nano, schedule an appointment with an OFH Sales Representative or Request a Quote.

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