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Office Drawers


Office drawers are indispensable. And, despite the technological advances, offices and businesses do not finish abandoning paper documents. Delivery notes, invoices, reports, papers and more papers that accumulate and that need to be organized so as not to get lost among them. An organized business is a business with greater chances of prospering. It is vital to have anything you need on hand to quickly consult it.

A good organization allows you to save time when making these queries or looking for any document you need and saving time in a company means saving money and better management of human and technical resources. In addition, having the office table organized is important both for productivity and for improving the image of the company.

A low chest of drawers will allow you to take out any document without getting up from the chair.

You can choose a drawer of a larger size and more drawers if the volume of documents is very high. You will gain space for the rest of the furniture and it will allow you to have everything concentrated in little place. And if you have too many folders, do not worry, choose a chest of drawers with a file cabinet for hanging folders and you will be sure that everything is at a glance.

The chest of drawers is integrated into the workspace as another element. Probably seeing many folders in the office may produce a sense of overwhelm and closure. Dress your office in elegant order with some drawers according to the rest of the elements.

Since you will work with several people in the offices, it is important that everyone has quick and easy access to documentation. The drawers allow you to play with the space and work system you have. You can have them fixed in a place where everyone has to go to take what they need or ask the partner who is already in it.

But you can also provide your office with greater versatility. The saying goes that “if Muhammad does not go to the mountain, the mountain will go to Muhammad.” Do the same with your files. Put wheels on the chest of drawers and you can move it as you wish and need throughout the room, even with a pillow on top it can serve as an improvised stool. Place it at all times in the place that is most comfortable for you.

Also, don’t neglect security. For daily use, a lock in your drawers will allow only the people you owe to access them. Protect your work. And, of course, make work more difficult for friends of others.

Office drawers: metallic or melamine?

The materials also vary and allow your originals and photocopies to be safe from any accident, although it is better not to ever check it. We do not want a stumble to make us spill water and spoil the work of several days or months.

The metal has always been a safe bet; classic materials never go out of style. Strong and resistant but elegant drawers that allow us to keep our documents safe. Proof almost any external element, they also allow us to provide the office with some classicism.

In recent years, melamine has gained strength, adaptable to any environment. The good quality of the board chipboard will protect the surface from scratches or abrasions. Resistant material that has multiple combinations.

In the work you have to look for simplification and efficiency, if you handle documents, the chest of drawers is a vital element that you should not neglect in your office and that you will have to include in the list of essential furniture in the office.

3 Models of Desk Furniture That You Should Consider

Desk Ideas


There are several aspects that should be considered before making a decision. They include questions of aesthetics and design, but also of elements that allow adaptation to the work to be performed and, of course, to allow flexible use in the event that the company intends to grant several functions. Although the list of features that make a desk furniture perfect for an office could be much more extensive depending on the project you are working on, what we intend today is to introduce you to some of the manufacturers of this type of furniture that are very interesting for their proposals in the market.

The Tay series of DVO

One of the best-known Italian manufacturers is committed to a desktop table model that maintains straight lines that fit perfectly with a luxury design. The finishing of the materials, the selection of the colors and, the essence of the design bet to remember a handmade furniture thought to adapt to the most complex situations of work without giving up its high aesthetic value. This model of desktop furniture is ideal for offices where the image comes first and, above all, to highlight the exclusive character of the brand they represent.

The Heos table

Heos intends to reinvent the lines adjusting them to a modern design It is the solution for those environments in which curved lines motivate movement and transmit an image of continuous evolution. Although its legs are the most striking element and seem really fragile, the design of this desk has been studied in depth so that this feature is only an optical illusion. In usual use, the Heos table is as robust as any other that has its legs straight. Ideal to combine in designs such as those of the most current offices that seek to differentiate themselves in the aesthetic sense.

Belesa’s desk furniture proposal

A simple design with very straight lines is the desk furniture proposal that they propose with the Belesa model. It is ideal for environments that seek to promote an image of simplicity, while wanting to convey sophistication and elegance. There are several finishing options to combine it with the rest of the elements that make up the office design. The lightness of its elements is a characteristic that stands out in a positive way.

Modern Desks for Small Spaces

Office Desk


One of the challenges for the interior designers is to furnish small spaces, taking full advantage of every valuable square centimeter. Today in our blog we talk about how to integrate a modern and functional desk in small spaces, a challenge for creativity.

Modern desks: functionality, time and devices

The first premise that we must take into account when incorporating modern desks in confined spaces is to optimize its functionality, that is to say: ask what we are using exactly that work furniture, how many hours of our time we spend at the desk and, very important, what material and devices we have to have on hand when we use that desktop. An example:

  • Functionality and time: most people use their desk to perform various tasks, from reading reports or memoranda to writing by hand or computer, making calculations, drawing or simply as a support surface when talking on the phone. If we are able to allocate time to each task that we perform at the desk we will have taken a great step forward in the selection of the modern desk that best suits our needs.
  • Material and devices: computer, telephone, calendar, modem, notepad, lamp, pens, pencils … Making a list of the items you need to have on hand while working at a desk is another important key to select the best modern desks for small spaces.

Solution 1 for small spaces: “Standing Up”

“Standing up” or “working standing “is another innovative trend that has come to Europe from the United States. According to the defenders of this trend, standing up avoids those musculoskeletal injuries suffered by people who spend hours and hours sitting at a desk. In the market we find different modern desks that respond to that need to work standing, small-sized desks that integrate spaces to leave the mobile or tablet, sliding drawers to store the desk material, etc.

Solution 2: adjustable desktops

Many people are not convinced by the idea of ​​spending their daily work standing at a desk. Out of habit or for convenience, they prefer to work part of the time sitting, some time standing … Is there a solution of modern desks that responds to this need? Of course yes: the adjustable desks. The adjustable desks allow you to easily adjust the height of the work surface so that the user chooses the most comfortable work posture for each moment of the day.

Solution 3: multipurpose desktops

One of the main problems we have when working in confined spaces is storage. Where to put all the paper documentation we generate? Reports, books, folders … end up on our desk or in that chest of drawers that, although essential, steals too much space from our small office. The solution is in multipurpose desks: furniture with drawers integrated in its surface to keep in order the pens, pencils, telephones, cables or lamps, hollow desks that allows storing folders, tablets and mobile devices; modern desks with integrated libraries that take advantage of every inch of the wall where the furniture rests…

These are three of the many solutions that we can implement to integrate modern desks in confined spaces, but there are many more. Do you want to propose yours? Leave your comment on our blog.

Office Chairs Adapted To Soft Seating Spaces

Office Chair Ideas


Soft seating was born as a trend of creating spaces that was consolidated with modern and avant-garde office projects such as those in the technology sector. Google, Facebook and other great ones were the ones that generated the greatest visibility on this way of rethinking the workplace, granting much greater flexibility to the furniture component used and betting on contexts in which communication, dialogue and office life flows beyond the individual position itself.

Betting on the soft seating trend is betting on the change in traditional work spaces. With this concept the whole is transformed to get a comfortable place and away from the stereotypes that define the most classic office environment. It seeks to generate friendly and comfortable environments in which the worker feels at home. Precisely the latter is one of the keys in the use of furniture such as office chairs since, in many projects, models that could perfectly fit in the living rooms of homes are chosen. A clear example of this is the Chesterfield design sofa that fits the definition of soft seating, but is not uncommon to find in home designs.

What chairs should you choose to create soft seating environments?

One of the manufacturers that have made the most effort in recent years to present furniture collections that perfectly fit the requirements of the soft seating concept has been Actiu. Although others have tried to imitate him to a greater or lesser extent, we do not intend to show you the complete catalog in this article today but rather to inspire you so that you can choose those essential elements that best fit your project.

  • Sofas: The sofa as an element of the office spaces created under the concept of soft seating becomes almost essential. The capacity for several people and the position it allows to maintain ensure relaxed communication and create an optimal environment for creativity to flow. In addition, feeling at home greatly improves worker productivity.
  • Armchairs: They are another of the most used elements in projects based on soft seating. Like sofas, they are capable of generating those feelings of calm, relaxed atmosphere and comfort that characterize this concept. However, unlike those that is committed to conserving a good part of each person’s individual space. They are optimal for creating social corners in which to guarantee the concentration of a single individual. Also to create zones of group work in which there are differentiated functions for each member that requires having their personal space differentiated, but at the same time they need social interaction.
  • Stools: In an environment in which it is intended to emulate the heat of the home and create a space in which comfort and communication are the protagonists, the more ergonomic stools can be a good element to achieve the balance between comfort and furniture of informal appearance. Here are a few examples of models that can be of great help to inspire you in your proposal.
  • Puffs: An element that is associated with a modern design and not very formal environments is perfect to combine in spaces where it is intended to promote worker comfort while being reminded that it is in a completely relaxed environment.

Although these three options are valid as chairs in soft seating spaces, the usual office chairs, armchairs and even places adapted to common uses can also be part of them. It all depends on your ability to incorporate them respecting the principles of comfort, socialization, relaxed atmosphere and productivity.

The History of the Round Tables


Office Round Tables


A few days ago we attended an interesting day of presentation of the new solutions to improve the well-being and internal communication of the company through office furniture. The speaker, one of the manufacturers of our furniture solutions, made a fantastic presentation of his new round tables for meetings telling us the interesting story of this furniture considered a classic of the work environment. The talk seemed so fascinating that today we want to share it here with you; so today in the Spandan blog we are going to tell you a story, the story with a happy ending of the round tables.

The round table of the arthuric legend

Do you remember the knights of the round table of the legends of King Arthur? When Arthur was crowned as King of Camelot, he decided that he would discuss all the important issues of his kingdom with the brave warriors who had helped him get his crown. Thus, he commissioned the cabinetmaker of the Court to create a table as it had not been seen before: a large, completely circular board in which all the attendees would sit at the same level , without headboard or prominent position that marked ranks, hierarchies or powers. The intelligent Arturo, in addition, always arrived last to the meeting, so that the gentlemen who were arriving sat at the site they decided without knowing where their leader would be placed.

In the Kingdom of Camelot the legend had created not only a table, but a whole concept of command style and participation that has remained intact centuries and centuries later and, in addition, in the real world: the meeting table in which all opinions are valid regardless of the hierarchical power of each meeting attendee.

From the legend of the round tables to reality

The famous round table of King Arthur became a reality in 1223 in Beirut to celebrate the rise to the rank of knights of the eldest sons of a powerful aristocrat. That was the beginning of what would become a prevailing fashion in the European Courts of the High Middle Ages. There is written evidence that between the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries round tables were established in France, in Spain and, finally and curiously, in England. The round tables thus became an essential part of the internal communication of cities and states.

From reality to the business environment

  • Minimize or eliminate hierarchies. At the circular meeting tables, all meeting attendees occupy a similar spatial plane. By eliminating the header positions, the participant feels freer to contribute their opinions or assessments, so that, at least theoretically, communication becomes richer and more effective, especially when it comes to resolving conflicts or problems.
  • Promotes communication between management and staff. In large corporations there are few opportunities for the leader of a team to listen quietly to the opinions of his valuable team. Round tables facilitate this communicative process as they eliminate the typical visual barriers of square tables.
  • Dynamize the meeting. From the point of view of communication psychology, circles bring dynamism and liveliness to conversations. Attendees, without barriers or hierarchies, are providing solutions, ideas and opinions at a faster pace than if they were placed following the straight lines typical of desks or rectangular tables.
  • It brings a plus of modernity and design to offices and offices. Despite its long history, the harmonious and fluid lines of the round tables continue to inspire feelings of design, modernity and break with the rigid norms of the more traditional corporations. A plus of modernity that favors the corporate image that the company wishes to project in its visitors and, also, the valuable internal communication without barriers of modern, innovative and productive offices.

Quick Guide to Choose Office Furniture

office furniture


Nowadays one of the problems that our clients have when choosing office furniture is not the shortage of supply, but quite the opposite: there are so many different offers, so varied and of such quality that define the criteria for choosing furniture Office becomes a “Chinese” task . To facilitate a little the work of the responsible of purchases of the company or of the independent designer that offers interior design and decoration services to its clients, in Spandan we have created the following quick guide to choose office furniture, a brief and concise list, but that It contains the main information you have to look at before making this profitable investment.

The space

The first criterion on which you will base your purchase decision is basic: what space will you furnish? Many furniture manufacturers create their catalogs based on the room or space where both furniture and auxiliary elements will be incorporated. The spatial criteria will serve us from two complementary points of view:

  • The square meters that we have will allow us to determine the size of the furniture and also its shape: round or square tables for meeting rooms, stackable desks, storage lockers instead of individual drawers, etc.
  • The main task developed in this workspace will allow us to choose furniture that adapts to the functionality that we are going to give them. For example, it is very different to buy chairs for the waiting room, seats that will be used very occasionally, than to choose ergonomic and functional operating chairs where our team spend long hours of work.


A second criterion that will help us to choose office furniture is to choose a specific design style: classic, vintage, modern, functional, customary, innovative … A couple of interesting tips from our experts in integral design of workspaces:

  • It is not mandatory that all rooms or workspaces maintain the same design line. Some of the most innovative companies intersperse different styles to convey freshness, spontaneity or modernity of their human team.
  • The design of work furniture, a desk or a chair should never take precedence over its ergonomics and functionality. Do you remember the concept of “Design Thinking “? Designing always thinking about the use that the human being will give to each object is one of the keys to the success of the most productive companies.

The real need

The third criterion that will facilitate the choice of office furniture is to prepare a list of the basic and essential elements that you will need in your work space. Logically, each company, each professional will need a series of basic furniture to do their job, but there are three that are common to any office task:

  • Seats. Operating chairs, steering chairs, high stools for rest areas, comfortable chairs for the waiting room … In any office we find different types of seats that must be chosen depending on the use we will give them and, also, the frequency of that use (daily, punctual, etc.).
  • Desks and operating tables. Although our workers prefer to work standing up, they will always need an ergonomic surface where to use the computer, take notes, draw plans, attend to customers, etc. On the other hand, what would a productive office be without a meeting table?
  • Filing and storage furniture. It can be the classic chest of drawers or the modern solution of the general locker, the cabinets that also serve to separate spaces or the shelves of a lifetime, in any office it is necessary to choose furniture that allows workers to archive their documentation, organize administrative paperwork, guard the personal data of your customers and suppliers, etc.


Color of Furniture


Wenge color has been perfectly combined in both scenarios and perhaps that is why, despite the years it has been in the market, it is consolidated as one of the preferred shades to achieve that sense of comfort and warmth of the home that both yearn for in the soft seating environments. The tone itself could be defined as a dark chocolate or a brown with a certain tendency to garnet in its veins.

Although the use of this color continues to be maintained in many catalogs of the most important manufacturers of office furniture, others have decided to change it for similar shades more in line with the new decorative styles, such as Actiu that has modified it for a freshen tone that combines Brown, beige and black colors and adapts perfectly to the Provencal and Nordic styles that are currently worn in the common areas and rest in the office.

Use of wenge color in furniture

The dark hue of the wenge furniture range makes it perfect for a sophisticated and classic atmosphere at the same time. Depending on the color of the auxiliary furniture and decorative accessories, a more or less marked environment can be achieved with respect to any of the decorative trends. But precisely because of the wenge’s tone, you could also achieve a neutral and timeless style that never goes out of style.

Chocolate tones such as wenge are almost always associated with sophistication, elegance and timelessness. However, this does not mean that they should convey seriousness. In fact, really current and attractive combinations can be achieved to the taste of the youngest workers in collaborative environments, combining it with steel colors and with metal materials with bright finishes such as stainless steel. For example, in the dining area you could achieve an optimal result if you choose it as a general tone and complement the space with appliances of this other material.


In this case it is important to make an important clarification about the difference between what is known as wenge color and what is wenge wood. Actually they are completely different things. While the tone is what we have discussed in the previous lines of this article, the material itself is a high quality wood typical of tropical forests whose color can vary between very dark brown and black tones that give the environments great elegance and sophistication.

The Wenge hue will always remain a classic in the world of office furniture palette, and I believe that after discovering a good part of its meaning you will have learned to take advantage of it beyond the classic environments in which you are accustomed to seeing it. The wenge may be the ideal tone for any style of decor and configure almost any work environment.