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Rose City Office Furnishings customers throughout the Portland Metropolitan area know that there are many things that can be credited to more productive employees, increased efficiency and improved morale.

Optimizing the work environment plays a big role. Our Free, No Obligation Design Consultation before you buy is offered to explore how. Working together, great ideas come out of it, and it often reveals how important the little things can be, particularly in a poorly lit or highly cramped workspace.

The good news a few affordable accessories can have a huge impact, on your comfort and to help utilize space more effectively. Here are a few products that combine a great professional look and remarkable function.

Manage your keyboard and mouse!

Where you want it and where you need it, stability and function from an all-in-one platform designed for both your keyboard and mouse. Your wrists will thank you for the leatherette covered gel cushioning enabling you to position your hands comfortably and reduce fatigue. Also included is a Precise Optical surface for your mouse.

Easily adjust your monitor for peak performance, your laptop, too!

These clever devices are much more than practical and stylish solutions for limited space. Elite Monitor Arms feature unique life-and-pivot counterbalancing technology, enabling users to position monitor height precisely and effortlessly without tools or relying on clumsy handles.

Is a shallow workstation cramping your style? It’s no longer a problem with Elite Monitor Arm Combos that free up desk space for both your monitor and laptop or keyboard.

A little light on the subject!

You’ll want to check out two innovative and low-maintenance lighting solutions that are as energy-efficient as they are stylish. The Luxo Terea LED light is compact and flexible, yet powerful enough to illuminate most any workspace.

When you first see the ESI LED Task Light you’ll notice the great design, but don’t stop with the great look. This lighting solution is flexible, lightweight and its slim design features a fully articulating joint which connects a 13” and 14” arm for real versatility.

Whether your budget is large or small, you’re considering a complete new office or just need a piece or two, whatever your workspace challenges, we can help!

Call, email or stop by Rose City today.


Countless studies and news stories talk about it and extol the virtues of the ergonomic office, and benefits of today’s ergonomic office furnishings. Many customers ask us about it, and want to know not only what it means, but also what kind of difference it can make for them and their business.

They tell us it sounds good – and complicated – but are anxious to learn more about the role of ergonomics when it comes to choosing the right office chair, conference chair or adjustable chair. And how can they get just the right fit, all the function you need, and get the lasting value that their budget demands?

Not only good questions, the right questions, and the best place to start is with the definition from the Collins World English Dictionary:

Ergonomic (adjective)
1. of or relating to ergonomics
2. designed to minimize physical effort and discomfort,
and hence maximize efficiency

Future posts will focus on specific products, but for now, here are some helpful tips.

It’s a simple checklist of things to bear in mind as you consider your options, courtesy of our friends at ESI Ergonomic Solutions.

Your Forearms!
Keep them parallel to the floor with your elbows at a right-angle

Your Upper Arms and Elbows!
Try to keep them as close to your body and relaxed as possible

Your Wrists!
Not bent up, or down, but straight, and as flat as can

Don’t forget your Mouse!
Where it’s positioned matters – at the same height and adjacent to your keyboard

Or Your Computer Monitor
The most common mistake is too far away and at the wrong height. Make sure the top casing of your monitor is 2-3” above eye-level, and it’s positioned 18-30” away

Last, but not least – Your Feet!
Resting comfortably on the floor, even better if they’re supported with a footrest to provide flexion..

You’ll feel better and be more productive.

It’s always the little things that make a really big difference.

Questions? Want to learn more?

Call, email or stop by today.