OFM's New Colorful Elements Fabric Program Helps Boost Creativity, Research Shows
Recent studies confirm a more vibrant environment can boost how workers act
11.17.10 | Holly Springs, N.C. | OFM, one of the nation’s leading office and school furniture manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers, has released a new in-stock fabric program which can affect office workers’ creativity, productivity and overall mood. The company’s new Elements program has upgraded the upholstery offerings on many of its best-selling chairs with new fabrics and vinyls, all of which feature bolder, richer colors and more striking patterns and textures than your typical office furniture.
“We’ve been taught to think that things like colors and patterns are superficial, but it turns out that they can affect us in profound ways,” said Audrey Barnhill, architect and design sales manager for OFM. “Light and color have long been known to stimulate the brain, which fosters a more creative and productive workplace and overall atmosphere. We can’t say exactly what designs might stimulate individual workers the best, but we believe that by expanding the palette, we can help find what works for them.”
The designs are based in part on recent research which found that a more colorful environment can boost workers moods. OFM’s new collection includes luminescent vinyls that take on a different shade depending on the light and a mix of warm vibrant colors featuring reds, blues and greens, along with designs that exude energy with the movement of the patterns. This includes everything from swirling dots to multi-colored staggered blocks.
In addition, the new fabrics sit on top of the same high-tech, ergonomically correct chairs that OFM dealers have come to expect.Also, part of the collection includes Crypton®, Greenguard® certified, and recycled content fabrics, as well as marine grade anti-microbial/anti-bacterial vinyls, all with heavy duty abrasion and soil and stain resistance.
“Now that we understand how important color, patterns and texture are, we should do everything we can to expand the range of options,” Barnhill said. “By having a colorful palette varied by the latest styles, we are offering more options to our dealers who in turn can offer more to every-day end users.”
To learn more about OFM’s new Elements fabric program, visit: http://www.ofminc.com/elements.asp
About OFM, Inc.
Founded in 1995, OFM is one of the nation’s leading office and school furniture manufacturers, distributors, and wholesalers with headquarters in Holly Springs, N.C. and operations in Phoenix, Ariz., and Taiwan. OFM contracts with manufacturers in Mexico, Taiwan and China to design furniture and products that meet the highest industry standards. It specializes in providing affordable, quality furniture through a dealer network to businesses, government offices, health care and educational facilities. OFM products are sold through a variety of retailers, mail-order catalogs and online dealers including Officefurniture.com, Corporate Express, and National Business Furniture.
To learn more about OFM, visit: http://www.ofminc.com
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