Thursday, 24 April 2014

Back to work!!

Hope everyone had a great Easter break!! 

Most of us are back to work now and possibly feeling the post-holiday blues. Here are some jokes that most of our office working regulars should appreciate!

See you next week!!

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Happy Easter from The Office Chair Shop!

Happy Easter from The Office Chair Shop!

As the bank holiday comes hurtling toward us we have decided this week to publish some interesting Easter facts that we have discovered on the internet!  Many you may already know but we hope that there will be some that are new to you.
Happy reading!
Easter trivia…
  • The name Easter owes its origin from Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess who symbolizes hare and egg.
  • Easter always falls between March 22 and April 25.
  • Pysanka is a specific term used for the practice of Easter egg painting.
  • From the very early times, egg has been considered the most important symbol of rebirth.
  • The initial baskets of Easter were given the appearance of bird's nests.
  • The maiden chocolate eggs recipes were made in Europe in the nineteenth century.
  • Each year witnesses the making of nearly 90 million chocolate bunnies.
  • Next to Halloween, Easter holiday paves way for confectionary business to boom.
  • When it comes to eating of chocolate bunnies, the ears are preferred to be eaten first by as many as 76% of people.
  • In the catalogue of kids' favorite Easter foodstuff, Red jellybeans occupy top most position.
  • Americans celebrate Easter with a large Easter egg hunt on the White House Lawn.
  • Easter Bonnets are a throwback to the days when the people denied themselves the pleasure of wearing fine angels for the duration of Lent.
  • Easter is now celebrated (in the words of the Book of Common Prayer) on the first Sunday after the full moon, which happens on, or after March 21, the Spring Equinox.
  • In medieval times, a festival of egg throwing was held in church, during which the priest would throw a hard-boiled egg to one of the choirboys. It was then tossed from one choirboy to the next and whoever held the egg when the clock struck 12 was the winner and retained the egg.
  • Some Churches still keep up the old tradition of using evergreens - symbolic of eternal life - embroidered in red on white, or woven in straw, but most now prefer displays of flowers in the spring colors of green, yellow and white.
  • The custom of giving eggs at Easter time has been traced back to Egyptians, Persians, Gauls, Greeks and Romans, to whom the egg was a symbol of life.
  • The date of Passover is variable as it is dependent on the phases of the moon, and thus Easter is a movable feast.
  • The maiden chocolate eggs recipes were made in Europe in the nineteenth century.

Have a good Easter everybody!! 

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Even more special offers at The Office Chair Shop…

Here at The Office Chair Shop we always strive to give you the best service and deals possible, so in addition to the various offers we are already offering we are happy to bring you some more!!

Firstly, our popular Starkins range of Eames style chairs are now all available with £10 off! Our regular readers will remember these being showcased a few weeks back when they were introduced as a brand new line. They have proved to be very popular with our customers and we are now very pleased to be able to offer these stylish chairs at the special offer price.

The chairs in this range include the Starkins High Back,Medium Back and  Visitors Cantilever.

Next on offer is the Blur, again this one was premiered on our site a few weeks back and has received a lot of interest, this model is available with or without a headrest.

 The Berkeley joined our range recently too! There are two versions available on this chair, the High Back and Cantilever versions which are also available with a saving of £10 each!

 Last but by no means least is our Hero collection! Another recent addition to our catalogue, this range has generated a lot of interest with our regular visitors. The retro styling of this range is definitely in at the moment, this is backed up by the popularity of the sister “Starkins” models which, as mentioned above, are also very popular.

The Heiro collection has three varieties which all compliment each other perfectly! The High Back and Medium Back models are both on offer with a saving of £10 while the accompanying Cantilever model is now available for less than £90!

All discounts quoted above are based on the pre VAT price. 

Friday, 4 April 2014

We sell more than just chairs at The Office Chair Shop......

At The Office Chair Shop we like to try and meet the needs of all requirements of your office. As you already know we have a huge range of quality swivel chairs , executive chairs and reception furniture to name a few, but did you know that in addition these we also sell desks. workstations, storage and even replica plants?

Having the correct desk is just as important as having the correct chair, we have many different designs and models to suit your needs and there are workstations of different sizes and styles to meet the needs of just about any office going!

Storage and space  is always an issue in the office. To cater for this we have filing cabinets / systems, metal storage units, lockers and a selection of plug adaptors (plug sockets are also often at a premium).

Creating a tranquil and aesthetically pleasing environment is also important, to help with this we have a large range of realistic replica plants for you to choose from. These are stunningly lifelike and mean that you can have all the tranquility and calm associated with nature without having to spend time watering and caring for them (to us there is nothing more off putting than a half dead or shrivelled up plant on someones desk - it is only a quick job to water and prune your plants but they so often get overlooked in your average busy office environment).  These plants are also ideal for your reception area, create the right impression with your customers when they first walk in to your building (seeing a well cared for and healthy looking plant will give a good first impression - don't worry we won't tell on you!).

Of course, if there is anything you need for your office that you cannot find on our site you can always email or phone in. We have a large number of quality manufacturers working with us and if they make it we can sell it!

See you soon!