This article was originally emailed as our monthly eBulletin at 11:30 on 14/11/2018. You can register here to receive them monthly.
PODS, PLANTS & PLASTIC – ORGATEC 2018
I first attended the biennial Orgatec exhibition in 1992, the year the Aeron chair was launched. This was the first ever mesh chair, replacing traditional upholstered foam, and, in terms of radical design, it remains the most dramatic and significant product launch I have witnessed. In the main, furniture shows today are rather like motor shows: everybody seems to be doing a variant of the same thing but some are applying more recent technology.
The most striking development since the last event two years ago is the emergence of the pod. This concept – a room within a room – is an exquisite irony of workplace design. Having created open plan offices by removing partition walls, we are now creating rooms to install within the open spaces! [more].
WEB FEEDBACK REQUITED – WIN A RED LETTER DAY!
We would really like your feedback about our web site. Simply click here to participate in our survey and you could win a £200 Red Letter Day voucher in time for Christmas. Since we replaced the web site a few months ago, we have continued to make lots of enhancements to all the three linked threads: Healthy People-Healthy Thinking-Healthy Workplace. We are increasing the video content, extending the image galleries and continuing to add new products. See for yourself at ergonomics.co.uk.
Following our Sound Ergonomics feature in last month’s eBulletin and my recent visit to Orgatec referred to above, we have created a new image content page to accommodate the enormous variety of products available to address acoustics issues in a host of scenarios. The workplace problems arising from excess or inappropriate noise continue to grow. There are lots of ways to address these problems and some are very simple. It’s as easy as ABC (Absorb, block, cover)! Contact us to start the conversation.
NEW YEAR PRICE RISES
As we approach the year end it is time, once again, to remember that many manufacturers start the New Year with a price rise. We are now beginning to receive notifications about these proposed rises so this is the best time to be thinking about any orders you may be considering. There is still (just about) time to deliver most products before Christmas and, where it is already too late, we can usually agree a dispensation for a prompt order. Contact your Business Development Manager or the Customer Service team to find out how we can help.
CHAIR STOCK CLEARANCE
We maintain a constant list of ex-demo and sample chairs but this is the time of year when we are asked most often about Special Offers. If you are looking for one or more quality chairs at really competitive prices, download this list. We add to it regularly so it is worth revisiting from time to time if you do not find what you want immediately. Some of the products listed are offered at less than our purchase price.
CONFERENCES & EXHIBITIONS 2019
As well as new price lists and stock clearance, it is the time of year to start thinking about next year’s events. At Health & Wellbeing in Birmingham (5-6 March 2019), you will find us on Stand 67 (a change of position from the last few years) and the following month (5-6 April 2019) we shall be at the PhysioFirst Conference in Nottingham. Our National Roadshow tour dates will also be confirmed shortly. See our Conferences & Exhibitions page for further information.
Whilst we continue to focus on ergonomics.co.uk as our primary web site, many of our clients also use osmondgroup.co.uk as a quick-link location for all our social media and some of our key online resources. This has just been updated to add Instagram and enhance some of the other links. Using this one page is so much easier than bookmarking several others! If you have any other pages that you access frequently, let us know and we will consider adding them.