X-Furniture will host an event to showcase the latest trend in integrated office layouts

While office furniture typically accounts for the smallest amount of total expenses in a typical office setup, having the right furniture has a significant impact on overall workforce productivity. Additionally, accelerating the large-scale adoption of hybrid and work-from-home models, the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of integrated office furniture that meets the needs of all workers when they end up returning to the office on a more regular basis. base.

“A well-designed office space with properly integrated ergonomic furniture can increase productivity by up to 30%,” says Conrad Burger, Managing Director of X-Furniture. The office furniture company is the authorized reseller of Sunon, one of the leading work solution providers for over 30 years based in China.

As well as offering a fully imported premium range, X-Furniture also has a local factory that manufactures exclusive products for the South African office furniture market. “That means we have the flexibility to be able to cater to a range of customer requirements, it all depends on their budget and timeframe and what they are specifically looking for,” says Burger.

He adds that the top three decision criteria for customers are quality, price and lead time. “If you want high quality and good price, the delivery time increases. If you want high quality and short delivery time, the price increases. It’s finding the balance between all these factors for our customers who is so important,” adds Burger.

X-Furniture is perhaps unique in the market in that it has a mobile showroom that can be configured differently, allowing customers to experience a range of desktop configurations first hand. Working closely with architects and designers, Burger reveals that the company is planning an event in June where it will not only showcase its mobile showroom, but where it will introduce attendees to the latest trends and quality products available.

“The special thing about our mobile showroom is that we can take it directly to customers. The difference between this approach and a visual rendering, for example, is that you can touch and feel the furniture and walk around the space itself,” says Burger.

The Covid-19 pandemic has prevented architects and designers from attending major global design shows, which means X-Furniture has an important role to play in spreading its experience and expertise. With regulations lifted in South Africa and restrictions on in-person gatherings finally eased, Burger says now is the perfect opportunity to hold such an event for the design fraternity, especially since it will be the first time in nearly two years that many will have been able to do so.

“This is not only an opportunity for people to see our locally produced and imported product lines for themselves, but also for them to get an idea of ​​our value proposition and the complete solutions we can offer them. says Burger, who has been involved in the office furniture market since 2011. He has established close working relationships with some of South Africa’s leading architects and interior designers. “Our primary route to market is primarily through interior designers, as they typically specify office furniture.”

A new trend that X-Furniture is introducing to the local market is the concept of integrated office furniture, which includes examples such as seats that also serve as storage space, hyper-adjustable desks and the fusion of the environment lounge and canteen in many offices. buildings. “The canteens are only used for a very small part of the day. With so many people continuing to work from home, the next logical step is to redesign these spaces,” Burger says.

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