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Get Started on Your New Year Goals with a Sit-Stand Desk

Collaborative Height-Adjustability

Airtouch by details promotes wellness in the workplace, enabling users to change their working positions from seated to standing.

Promised yourself that you will lead a healthier lifestyle in the new year? Get started on the right track with a height-adjustable desk. With a light touch, workers can effortlessly and quietly adjust their worksurface from 26″ to 43″ to fit their personal or task-related needs, be it sitting, standing, collaborative or solo. And because Airtouch doesn’t have any electrical components, it can be used anywhere. Load-bearing capacity is 150 lbs.

Watson Seven Workbench

Designed for the next generation workplace, the Workbench provides an electrically adjustable worksurface with integrated power delivery and privacy

Despite rapidly changing trends in work styles, desks and tables remain a cornerstone to every productive office. Seven is a comprehensive line of versatile desks and tables for individual and group work environments.

Single-Sided Workbench: For aisle or wall facing applications, the Seven Workbench distributes power and manages cables within a compact footprint. 

Dual-Sided Workbench: For maximum efficiency, Dual-Sided Workbenches share support and technology features without affecting workstation size. 

Cable Management: The Workbench includes built in cable storage and vertical cable management designed for height adjustable worksurfaces. 

Power & Data: Under the worksurface is a 4 circuit/ 8 wire raceway with 4 outlets and 3 data connection points for each user.

ConSet – Electric Height Adjustable Desks

The ConSet line of electrical height adjustable desks gives you the power to transform how you live and work.

Standing for portions of your day may be the simplest and most effective way to control weight gain, increase productivity and combat mental

fatigue and back pain. ConSet desks can help to improve your quality of life and help you to live longer.

The shape, size and surface material of the table top depend on the type of work performed at the table. 

 Choose between:  

  • rectangular top 
  • right or left return top 
  • corner top

Over 17 versions to choose from.

The Case for Height Adjustability 

  1. Moving people and boxes, not furniture, reduces churn expense. The Chevron Corporation purchased the Details Series 7 HeightAdjusTable workstation and realized a full 75% reduction in the cost of churn. 
  2. A healthy approach. Since static postures can result in strain / discomfort, possible injury, and increased workers’ comp claims, ergonomists now recommend movement throughout the day. And ANSI/BIFMA standards include a recommendation to regularly change posture from a seated to a standing position. 
  3. Real savings in real estate. Since an articulating keyboard intrudes on space, a height-adjustable workstation affords planners the opportunity to consider smaller foot prints via the elimination of the keyboard mechanism. What’s more, a recent study concluded that “workstations designed for the smaller flat panel monitors, while keeping the same functional worksurface area, are between 10 and 20 % smaller. 
  4. Get them and keep them. Progressive companies use height-adjustable workstations as a brand statement, a way to attract and retain workers based on the company’s progressive work style. 
  5. Much to-do about more. Based on a 2% productivity increase – the result of a comfortable workstation – improved productivity projects to a time-on task increase of 5 work days / year. (Occupational Health & Safety, 2006) 
  6. The changing face of the workplace. Workplace design must adjust to meet a broader range of sizes resulting from increased ethnic diversity in the workforce. Traditionally, fixed height furniture was designed to meet the height standards of the average American male workforce.  More facts here
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The Office Window

We think of elaborate designs, layout and furniture but sometimes overlook the power of simple things, such as having a window and the ability to open it.

Here at our NYC office at Waldner’s, this window has turned a gloomy Monday completely around.

Feeling a gentle breeze, the fresh “after the rain” air, hearing NYC breathing below.

Remember the power of these small (but big) things when designing your office space.

Waldners & Nurture Wins in NYC: Henry J. Carter Healthcare Facility

Chuck Anderson and the team at Waldner’s, along with the New York Steelcase/Nurture team, shared a major victory recently, winning a major piece of one of the largest healthcare projects in NYC, the new Henry J. Carter Healthcare Facility. The Henry J. Carter Healthcare Facility is a new 500+ bed long-term care rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility in Harlem. Named for Henry J. Carter, founder of Wheelchair Charities and a 40-year supporter of rights for those in wheelchairs, the facility supports patients who have suffered spinal-cord injuries, strokes or have degenerative conditions such as cerebral palsy, and require care focused on rehabilitation and improving functions for daily living. Many of the patients are medically fragile and in need of long-term acute care that can’t be provided at other hospitals. More than 100 of these patients are on ventilators – one of the largest such programs in the country.
 

Nurture was recognized for solutions that served both aesthetic and functional needs. Over $1.1 million was invested in Nurture, Steelcase and Coalesse brands for the facility. Nurture solutions included Empath recliners, chosen for its easy side access for those in wheelchairs and also its durability, and Mineral recliners, chosen with the flip-down arm and wider seat, intended for their larger patients. Folio and Opus were used for casework as a way to warm up spaces and provide necessary functionality, and an extensive collection of Tava was used in lobby, lounge and waiting spaces. 

“It is rare to create such a functional and aesthetically pleasing space within a long-term care and skilled nursing facility,” said Tracy Nichols, Area Healthcare Manager for Nurture in New York and New Jersey. “Array Architects and the client did a phenomenal job with this facility, embracing the Nurture evidence-based design philosophy, the Center for Health Design methodologies and truly creating a healing environment for patients in great need of long-term care. This is a stellar model for patients in need of long-term care and rehabilitation within the city of New York. The collaboration between Steelcase, Nurture, our dealer partner Waldner’s, and the team at Array Architects was tremendous.”

“There were more that 650 people who attended the open house event and the general consensus was that the spaces and furniture looked beautiful,” said Michelle K. DeForrest, the interior designer at Array Architects. “The furniture really made a big difference in helping to demonstrate what the resident’s experience will be like after they move in this fall.” 

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Designing Her Own Career Path

Alumna is perfect match for Waldner’s Business Environments

In her search for colleges, Illya Castillo-Becktold ’95 wanted to carve out a successful career by starting at a place where no one knew who she was. “I wanted to grow and succeed on my own,” she said, clearly understanding the importance of selfworth at a young age.

Illya Castillo-Becktold, Waldner’s Director of Account Services featured in Casenovia College magazine.