In Defense of Upholstered Office Chairs

In Defense of Upholstered Office Chairs

Often times people are quick to judge upholstered office chairs. For many, they symbolise furniture you would see at your grandparents house, particularly if the upholstery is not professionally done. This cannot be any further from the truth, and when you consider the expert ranges of upholstered office furniture available across the country today, you can see why they are starting to be all the rage again in offices of all shapes and sizes. Today, we’re writing in defense of upholstered office chairs, in a bid to debunk the stereotype and reintroduce you to a classic furniture option that may have slipped your mind the last time you bought new furniture. 

What is an Upholstered Office Chair Really?

Upholstery refers to the work of providing furniture, especially seats for chairs, with padding, springs or webbing, as well as adding leather or fabric covers. The word originates from Middle English (perhaps why it is considered a fairly archaic trade) and refers to artisans who managed to uphold their goods to stand the test of time. This is exactly what you get when you buy an upholstered item: something that is revamped and rejuvenated, something that can stand the test of time, and something that can be reimagined whenever you wish to make changes to the office space.

The Benefits of Upholstered Furniture

The benefits of this type of furniture, especially in office chairs, tends to be largely understated, but can be summarised in the following way. Due to its fibrous nature, this type of furniture naturally collects allergens throughout the course of its lifetime, which improves the air quality around it. It also gives the furniture a longer life and better aesthetic appearance over time, especially due to the fact that these pieces tend to be more versatile than other furniture types. Cleaning this type of furniture is also easier than most other types, which presents the furniture with a fresh smell at all times. When the time comes to look at buying new office furniture, you may also save a lot of money on redoing the upholstery, rather than having to buy brand new items at full price. This type of furniture can be a long-term investment, so don’t skimp in your first purchases, and watch the pieces come to life time and time again. 

Where To Find Upholstered Office Chairs

Ixaxa Office Furniture has a range of upholstered office chairs to help get you thinking a bit more creatively about the office space around you. Whether you’re looking to make improvements to an existing office space, or wanting to start fresh in a new environment, considered upholstered office chairs can give you just the pop you’re looking for. While this type of chair traditionally has a hard time, with design quality and efficiency in terms of how furniture providers tailor pieces to your specific needs, you can say goodbye to thinking of upholstered chairs as a thing of the past. These pieces can be modern, on trend and in line with tech-friendly office spaces across the world. 

A Review of Height Adjustable Desks

A Review of Height Adjustable Desks

You may be used to your chair adjusting based on your height, but did you know that innovation in the furniture industry has started making height adjustable desks popular around the world? While South Africa is relatively slow to catch onto the trend, a lot of companies in Silicon Valley and other entrepreneurial hubs have started to use these desks as a staple, not only for their adjustability, but because they tend to be designed with tech advancements front of mind. Let’s look at these desk types today, exploring their benefits and giving you a sense of the best places to look at when buying your first one.

What is a Height Adjustable Desk?

These special desks are engineered to transition between you sitting and standing, and can be the perfect way for you to balance your time in your chair with the time spent working while in a more upright (and mobile) position. Most of these desks are designed with a lever-activated pneumatic air cylinder, allowing for fast transitions which factor in the additional weight attached to your desk. Gone are the days where you have to clear everything off your desk (and waste productive time) in order to transition a workspace into a mobile space. 

Popular Brands of Height Adjustable Desks

While many brands are slowly making their way to African shores, a couple to look out for based on international performance include NewHeights, VertDesk, XDesk, VariDesk and Uplift. These brands have some of the most innovative desk designs, and aside from being practical, their ranges are constantly updated to include the needs of consumers. This is particularly important in lieu of technological innovation in the workspace, and some may even argue that these desks are some of the more forward-facing options when choosing furniture that will keep up with modern developments.

Reasons Why Height Adjustable Desks Are Popular

There are three primary reasons why height adjustable desks have been growing in popularity in recent years. In terms of mobility, they offer you the chance to easily move desks around, accommodating all kinds of events, situations and meetings. This contributes to added flexibility, and these desks allow you to do so much more with your desk than you would be able to using a standard desk. You’re effectively paying for a desk that serves a multitude of purposes. Lastly, from a health perspective, these desks are great to help keep you healthy, especially as they encourage you to stand and work from time to time. Even just doing so for an hour a day reduces your risk of developing problems with your posture, keeps you moving during the course of the day, and is generally better for your overall health.

Finding The Best Desks For Your Office Space

If you’re looking to introduce these modern and forward facing desks to your office space, Ixaxa Office Furniture is a good place to gather a couple of quotes. Explore their online catalogue of desks, but also be sure to enquire about some of the newest ranges they have available at their showroom. Finding the right desks to create a dynamic and creative culture doesn’t require the services of an interior designed these days. With experts on hand, it can be a relatively simple process and you can be well guided along the way. 

High Back Office Chairs: A Review

High Back Office Chairs: A Review

High back office chairs have been around for ages, and perhaps you’re used to seeing them as the conventional choice for office furniture, simply because we see them around us all the time in home offices or in bigger companies. The fact of the matter is that there are more types of chairs to choose from, but why are these chairs so popular, even as we enter the 2020’s? Let’s explore these chair types, looking at how they compare in reference to other chair types, and what some of the typical benefits are of using these chairs rather than some of the others available. 

Getting a Better Sense of High Back Office Chairs

High back office chairs are designed to better support your upper back, shoulders and neck. These chairs are typically designed to provide comfort for around the clock use, and should be sturdy enough to withstand wear and tear. It pays to invest more money for these kinds of chairs, so that you don’t get hit with higher maintenance costs down the line. High back office chairs are popular for their versatility; they can be used for everyday cubicle workers, or even directors in their own offices. These chairs are particularly popular in law firms, and other corporate environments. 

Different Types of Chairs on the Market

Office chairs typically come in hundreds of designs and styles, both of which affect how much you can expect to pay, and the quality of the chair overall. Other types of chairs in the market, which compete heavily with high back chairs, include mid-back chairs, which protects the spine’s natural curve, and helps you to sit up straight at all times. These chairs may not come with an adjustable setting to allow you to tailor your comfort level. Other chairs are more focused on taking care of the lower back, especially as it has a major part to play in our mobility. You may even find high back chairs with accessories to help provide extra lower back support, effectively giving users flexibility and support (and the benefits of both types of chairs in one go).

The Benefits of Buying a High Back Office Chair

Firstly, high back office chairs come in a dynamic range of styles and designs. This is due to their popular nature, so it helps to know there are a multitude of options for you to choose from when you’re designing an office space. These types of chairs also typically come with decent warranties, and if you’re settled on a mid to high range brand, the maintenance should also be fairly minimal, especially in the first year. High back office chairs give you the option to tailor your experience so to speak, providing flexible options for moving the chair upwards, backwards, or even into a leaning position if you’re watching a presentation. These chairs give you a unique experience, albeit that sometimes you may sacrifice ergonomics for comfort, so be mindful of that before adjusting chair settings. 

Deciding What Works Best For Your Needs

When it comes to the chair you use at work, it is important to figure out what works best depending on your needs. If you’re in a sales or marketing team, being mobile and finding an option that caters to a standing desk may be more practical. If you’re in finance, you’ll likely spend a lot of time in your chair going over figures, so you need something that looks out for you in terms of comfort, but also provides decent lumbar support. High back office chairs are a great place to start your search, and Ixaxa Office Furniture has a wide selection of choices for you to choose from, should you wish to get started.

Typist Chair Trends in 2020

Typist Chair Trends in 2020

Typist office chairs are all the rage in 2020, not only because they are one of the most popular chair types to consider regardless of the size of your company, but because these days they are designed with sustainability and ergonomics in mind as well. These interesting chairs have been around for decades, so what about them has kept them around for so long? Let’s explore some of their more recent product designs, as well as where you can look to find your next purchase. 

What is a Typist Chair?

If the first thing you thought of was a chair for someone who works as a typist, you’re not aiming at the mark (although this is a common misconception whenever most people hear the name of this chair type). Naturally, these chairs were used for this purpose back in the 1900’s, but these days those jobs don’t exist anymore, and these chairs have taken on a new meaning. A typist chair typically has three characteristics, namely the absence of arm rests, added mobility from wheels, as well as height adjustable features not typically found in a standard chair. 

Why Typist Chairs Have Survived Through The Ages

This type of chair, while created to help keep typists in an upright position as they go about their typing hours, serves somewhat of a different purpose these days. The lack of armrests simply means they are used in different contexts these days, particularly for informal meetings or additional chairs around the office which allow for quick interactions between members of different teams. These chairs, with their added mobility, offer the ability for sales teams to hot desk in modern environments, especially in a startup workspace. In short, typist chairs have taken on a new life as work has evolved, and will continue to do so as technology disrupts and innovates the way we go about our jobs.

Typist Chair Trends To Look Out For

Currently, these chairs are being designed with a “less is more approach”, not only because they serve a specific purpose, but because they are considered some of the more sustainable chair options you can choose for your office. This is particularly true as they require less materials than other chair types, while still offering the same versatility you would get from a more expensive model. In 2020, these chairs are being designed with the environment and health benefits in mind. Traditionally, lumbar support wasn’t a high priority for designers of these chairs, but these days typist chairs are much stronger than they were in the past, partly because of the ability for workers to complain about their unsteadiness on social media. 

A Good Place To Start Searching For a New Typist Chair

Whether you’re looking to buy a series of chairs for the sales team, or if you’re just looking for a couple of extra multi-purpose chairs around the office, Ixaxa Office Furniture is a good place to start. Located in Johannesburg, they supply all kinds of office chairs, specifically with an eye for ergonomics and a more modern style. If you have any questions around the practical considerations to keep in mind ahead of buying typist chairs, their consultants will be able to answer any questions you have, while offering you quotes that will go largely unbeaten relative to the rest of the industry.

Everything To Know About Back Support Office Chairs in 2020

Everything To Know About Back Support Office Chairs in 2020

For everyday South Africans, working requires up to 40 hours of sitting at your desk each week, particularly if your office doesn’t make provision for standing desks and other health conscious alternatives. Sitting in a chair that provides decent back support is a necessity, not a luxury, and is something to be prioritised particularly if you work long hours. An office chair with back support not only assists with better posture, but can help you to avoid complications later down the line. Let’s explore why back support matters, how you can go about getting a new chair at work, and where you should be looking whenever you need an ergonomic office chair. 

Why Back Support Matters

Back support in a chair matters for two simple reasons: the lack of can either be the cause of back problems, or even exacerbate the issue if you already have posture issues. When you’re spending 8 hours a week in an office chair, being aware of the support the chair offers, and making a splash about it if you are unhappy, is important. Poor posture results in a multitude of issue later in life as part of the aging process, and if you don’t prioritise sitting on a decent office chair in 2020, by the time you retire (and with the company you work for long out of your memory) you may be wishing you paid a bit more attention, especially if your mobility is affected negatively. 

The Back Support Test

If you’re sitting at work or at home right now, take a second to test the back support on the chair you’re sitting on. Sit up straight, and sway backwards and forwards in an upright position, feeling the tension (or lack of) at the base of your spine. If the chair is making a noise, then it’s likely that it is starting to show signs of wear and tear. This can be the downfall of any good office chair, so while the chair may offer decent lumbar support, if it’s starting to fall apart it may be time to flag it to the other members of the team, or an office manager. The back support test only takes a couple of seconds and can save you a lot of trouble in the long run. 

What is a Back Support Office Chair?

A back support office chair is a sturdy, comfortable piece of furniture designed with ergonomics in mind. These chairs help to keep you upright, to maintain a good posture, and never result in your feeling sore or stiff after a long work day. A lot of these types of chairs tend to be labeled as “heavy duty”, but you don’t necessarily need to buy a heavy duty chair if you’re looking for something with lumbar support. If you’re on the market for a new chair, explore some of the trends for 2020, which include a range of chairs not only designed with style and comfort in mind, but effectively ensuring that you’re looking after your body as well. 

Where To Look For Your Next Office Chair

It can be intimidating to know where to start your research, so approaching a specialist like Ixaxa Office Furniture could be a good place to start. Having been in the industry for decades, these guys know a thing or two about office chairs. Better yet, they design all their latest furniture ranges, which you can see on their website, based on feedback from clients, and with a leaning towards international furniture trends. If ergonomic back support is what you’re after, look no further. All the best on your search to find your next office chair. 

The Best Types of Office Chairs to Combat Back Problems

The Best Types of Office Chairs to Combat Back Problems

Having a good posture is everything. Not only does it stop you from developing problems as you get older and your body starts to take more strain, but it can have massive effects on your mobility in general too. We spend so much time at the office, and most of us have never even considered that we spend a fair share of 2000 hours a year sitting at our desks in an office chair. We’re not here to convince you to consider an adjustable desk (although it isn’t an altogether bad thought either), as today we want to focus on getting the other side of the equation correct, namely, your office chair. What makes for a good office chair, why are back problems so common, and what do you need to do if you think your office chair is lacking in the support department? Let’s discuss these topics today.  

Why Are Back Problems Common?

Back problems are traditionally common because they tie so closely to something we do every day of our lives: movement. The friction caused by our movements across a given day, especially if we’re getting older and are not as flexible as we were a few years ago, can lead to sprains, strains and other injuries. Constant strain on your back, in particular if its related to the type of work that you do, can also lead to painful spasm which will affect your daily activity, as well as how you sleep at night. Back problems are common among people of all walks of life, but studies have linked bad posture to a lot of problems later on in life too.

The Best Types of Office Chairs For Lumbar Support

If you’d like to give yourself the best possible chance not to go down the route of back pain and extensive problems, you can start by asking for an office chair that offers decent lumbar support. These typically come with an ergonomic seal of approval, or fall in the heavy-duty range you can browse through by way of online catalogues. The WAU Ergonomic Chair from Ixaxa, for instance, does both, and looks modernistic as well. Often, we think that these types of chairs should be ridiculously expensive, but with lumbar support becoming all the more important to the millennial generation, increased demand has led to an overall drop in prices over the course of the last few years.

What To Do If Your Office Chairs At Work Are Shabby

If you’re reading this while on your break at work, and you’re sitting down on your office chair, which may fall apart at any moment, first things first: get moving! The less time you can spend sitting in your day, the better. Secondly, while you’re moving, you may as well march to your line manager (or the HR manager) and ask to speak to them about the state of your chair. Remember that you’re putting in a lot of hours a month for the company, and their health should be a priority to you. If they are unable to replace your chair, ask if the option of buying an add-on to the existing chair, which will provide short-term lumbar support (and relief), is an option, otherwise, talk to the rest of your colleagues about their sentiment around the chairs. You’ll be thanked in the long run.

The Latest Office Furniture Trends For 2020

The Latest Office Furniture Trends For 2020

Keeping up a professional image for your business can be hard, and nothing says unprofessional like outdated, tatty furniture in the office. As we dig our heels into 2020 and the new year, it’s a great time to explore making a couple of changes to the office set-up, especially if it has been more than five years since you last bought any new furniture for the office. It may be a bit daunting to do so without a sense of some of the latest office furniture trends, but never fear, we’ve got you covered. 

Why 2020 is the Year For New Office Furniture

Before we begin, it helps to set the stage and contemplate why 2020 is a great year for getting new office furniture. The turn of a new year is a great opportunity for renewal in general, but this year is different, as it is the turn of a new decade as well. If you’re looking to leave some “baggage” from the last decade behind, or just need to freshen up the space in order to boost team morale, finding new furniture this year can make a world of difference. This not only shows potential clients and investors that you are serious about the business, but also gives your staff a home away from home, especially considering the time commitment they make to the company in any given week. 

Trend #1: Bold Designs

Out with the old, and in with the new. The old, monotonous image of office furniture has been replaced with one including bold new furniture designs, with a leaning towards the monochromatic. Colour and personality are two elements to give a lot of consideration to before buying new furniture, with less focus on function and more on how it affects the overall aesthetic of the office. Furniture designs that surprise are proving increasingly more popular among US startups, which will likely trickle down in the South African market too. When looking for new furniture, as your supplier about options including bright, bold patterns.

Trend #2: Tech-Smart Office Furniture

Buying furniture with tech in mind has never been more important than it is in 2020, and no, it doesn’t mean that you have to fork out thousands for smart tech just quite yet. Let A.I grow over the next few years, and instead of turning your office space into something out of Minority Report, start by buying practical furniture that has a leaning towards technological inputs. This can include buying desks that support smartphones and other devices, exploring height-adjustable desks and looking at ways in which existing furniture could be turned into tech-friendly furniture over time. Plan for the future now, so you don’t end up having to replace everything down the line. 

Trend #3: Going Green Across The Board

Last but not least, it’s never been a better time to go green, especially with regards to the furniture you buy and the materials it was made from, as well as whether the company that supplied it is keeping sustainability in mind. Sustainable and biophilic office design is another trend creeping in from the West, with employees longing for greenery in the workplace over and above an old school plant collecting dust in the corner. When you’re looking to replace the furniture at the office, consider this, and design the space with a view towards your own office being more green too. Clean air can do a lot for mood, overall health and morale in general. 

A Good Place To Start To Find New Furniture

If you’re sold on the idea of changing things up at the office in 2020, you’re now equipped with some trends to be mindful of before you make any purchasing decisions. If you’re looking to set aside a chunk of money in your annual budget towards this, it will help to speak to specialists as well, who can answer any questions you may have before you make a purchasing decision. Other than that, remember to consult with your team about what they would appreciate and enjoy, while remaining mindful that you’ll never be able to please everyone. As long as the office space showcases your business as having arrived in the 2020’s, the rest will be manageable. All the best for the year ahead!

The Perks of Buying a Height-Adjustable Desk

The Perks of Buying a Height-Adjustable Desk

If you’re an entrepreneur who is looking to create a new workspace for yourself at home, you may want to consider a height-adjustable desk. What is this, you ask? Well, these kinds of desks are all the rage at the moment, especially because they encourage a more active workday, especially if you’re used to sitting in a crouched position for upwards of eight hours a day. Let’s explore this innovative new style of desk, discussing how much you should be standing during your workday, while also pointing you in the right direction to get your hands on one of these at an affordable price. 

What is a Height-Adjustable Desk?

Height-adjustable desks lets you transition between sitting and standing each day. Usually equipped with a simple lever (activated by an air cylinder), your desk height can double within a short space of time, without much struggle regardless of the contents on your desk. These types of desks haven’t been popularised in corporate environments, rather taking on life at startups, especially those that encourage hot desking. A height-adjustable desk, which encourages you to stand while you work, has long term health benefits, and could do your posture a world of good too. 

How Much Time You Should Be Standing in Your Work Day

Sitting behind a desk all day is a terrible idea according to health experts, with most encouraging at least 25% (15 minutes) of standing across a sixty minute period. This can be rather impractical if you don’t have a desk that can facilitate this, but ultimately is an investment that can do wonders for your stamina and health, especially if you end up standing for two hours out of each work day. As an entrepreneur, you are in charge of your work hours and how you go about your day, so be sure to prioritise standing before you start your week, easing into a routine over the course of a few weeks. 

How Tall a Standing Desk Should Be

It can be hard to judge how high you should set a standing desk in the first place, so to begin, go with roughly your elbow height. Your elbows should be perpendicular to the floor, but be careful not to slump over the desk too much. As a rough estimate, a 180cm person will have their desk roughly 110cm high. Use this as a base calculation if you’re taller or shorter, and also talk to others who use similar desks about what has worked for them over time. It’s important that you’re comfortable as well, but remember that it may take your body some time to adjust to this new way of working. 

Where To Get Desks of All Shapes and Sizes

Whether you’re looking for a traditional desk or something a bit more modern, Ixaxa is a good place to start, especially if you’re in the Johannesburg area. With a catalogue that speaks for itself, as well as with the option to design furniture to your specs and needs, you’re unlikely to go wrong with them as your primary supplier. Keep an eye out on some of the specials they are running online, and if you’d like to get a better sense of their range, make an appointment to visit their showroom. They’re also more than happy to answer any questions you may have about regular and adjustable desks, giving expert advice (or putting you in touch with the right person) to provide you with great customer service. Happy desk hunting!

Sit/Stand Desks: Worth All The Fuss?

Sit/Stand Desks: Worth All The Fuss?

As we head into a new decade, a lot of companies are hearing a new buzzword from their employees, especially in startup environment. “When are we getting sit/stand desks?” may have been a query that came up in the latest staff meeting, or is something you may have been approached by from HR, passing on the sentiment of the team. So what is a sit/stand desk and why are they so popular? Let’s delve a little deeper into the topic, looking at some of the health benefits of using a desk like this, while outlining where you can begin your hunt for one, should you wish to get your hands on one this year. 

What is a Sit/Stand Desk?

As the name suggests, a sit/stand desk effectively allows the user to alternate between sitting and standing by raising and lowering the desk platform during the course of the day. By alternating from the sitting to the standing position, you not only avoid sitting for eight hours (plus) each day, but you allow your muscles to work during the course of the day as well. Your body position changes, which helps in many health aspects, and also ensures that you don’t get stuck in one place and posture from the start of the day, all the way to close of business. 

Health Benefits From Using a Sit/Stand Desk

As you can imagine, there is a lot of research suggesting that extensive time sitting is bad for our health. Not only is it restrictive on the blood flow between your body, but there can be a long term detrimental effect on your posture too. A 2016 study also found that productivity levels increase with sit/stand desks; call center employees were 50% more productive than their sitting colleagues working at the same time. This has spurred on startup businesses to invest in the desks, especially when it comes to growing sales teams and environments where employees are encouraged to use any desk within the office space. 

How Many Hours a Day You Should Be Standing

As we’ve discussed, sitting behind a desk all day can be bad for your health, with experts encouraging all workers to contemplate standing at their workstations for 15 minutes (25%) of each hour as a general rule. Some research suggests that up to 50% of our time at work should be spent standing, rather than sitting. This can be hard to implement if you don’t have the correct desk. Even if just starting with small increments and building up your stamina over time, sit/stand desks can get you into a better work routine and help you to remain more productive during the course of the week. 

Finding The Right Desk That Works For You

…or your team, in fact, shouldn’t be a difficult process. Ixaxa Office Furniture, which operates in the greater Gauteng region, is a good place to start if you’d like a wide range of choices in terms of style, practicality and ergonomics. Don’t compromise your health by buying sub-par pieces of furniture that may end up having a negative effect on your health in the long run. Chat to one of their experts about your needs, and ask them to have a look at their latest catalogue, which should give you a sense of what you can expect to pay. Good luck on your search for a new desk and possibly, some other furniture that will be good for your overall wellbeing too. 

The Top 3 Modern Furniture Suppliers in Johannesburg

The Top 3 Modern Furniture Suppliers in Johannesburg

2020 is here, and if your office is looking a little “2000 and late”, it may be time to consider some upgrades and modern finishes. Modern furniture is all the rage in companies in some of the economic hubs around the world, including Silicon Valley, so if you’re looking to refresh your office space, then the following modern furniture suppliers in Johannesburg will help to get you there. Let’s start by talking about a few considerations to make sure your office space hits the mark, including what to consider before buying new furniture in general.

The Key To Modern Furniture Office Spaces

When it comes to designing a more modern looking office space, less is certainly more. Many companies with modern spaces choose to invest in a select amount of more expensive (and durable) items, rather than buying a lot of items. Minimalism, especially in hotdesking work environments, is very important, and especially if you are looking to keep things simple and to keep your team mobile. Start by asking yourself about the needs of your team, isolating the key pieces of furniture needed to do their jobs, while also keeping in mind that it’s not all about work! Designing a space where the team can unwind over lunch, especially one that is less clinical and more welcoming, is a must-have for any modern business ran by a team consisting mostly of millennials. 

Ixaxa Office Furniture

Ixaxa Office Furniture is a staple (go to) supplier of furniture in the greater Johannesburg area, with decades of experience and a client list that speaks for itself. Their catalogue, which is vast as it is, gets expanded constantly, with new products hitting the market based on international trends, as well as feedback from their clients. Between us; starting with them for a quote is always a good idea, as their prices are traditionally less expensive than going with an individual modern furniture designer, which has its perks, but can minimize what you get based on your budget. 

Nuwave Furniture

Nuwave Furniture cuts the mustard for our list of great modern furniture suppliers in Johannesburg largely because a core part of their mission is to supply furniture that breathes new life into your office space, without costing you an exorbitant amount of money. Whether you’re just looking for some office furniture, need help with design and fit-out, project management or just general space planning, their team is happy to help. Their ergonomic range of furniture, which you can see on their website, is to die for, and well worth the price. We also really like the fact that their entire catalogue has a similar aesthetic, meaning you can’t go wrong from buying multiple items from them direct. 

Riverwalk Furniture

Riverwalk Furniture is a general furniture supplier which started operating all the way back in 2006. Growing each year, they’ve tailored their catalogue to appeal to a wider audience with each new release. Most of their furniture is modern-yet-homely, which can at times be a little informal for offices, but also gives you a bit to play with if you’re looking for pieces to finish your existing designs. What we like about these guys is their ability to mix functionality with aesthetic appeal, meaning you get a collection of pieces that are not only modern, but elegant too.