How many times have you heard someone say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”? This is something most of us have been taught since childhood. However, when it comes to business, this adage usually doesn’t apply. First impressions are key to how a person perceives you and your company. Potential clients, new patients, a client who has travelled to meet you face-to-face for the first time…no matter who walks into your establishment, you want them to be impressed with your business culture, your efficiency and attention to detail. While a client’s positive opinion of your ability will solidify over time, it is often the first impression they have that will ultimately affect their decision to do business with you.

But where do they look to get this impression? Often in the materials you provide or how you present yourself at that first meeting. After all, you wouldn’t show up to a business meeting in jeans and a t-shirt. It would make a bad impression. Well, the quality and style of your furniture can do the same thing. How you furnish your offices, your waiting rooms, conference rooms, your reception area give your guests subtle, and maybe not so subtle clues about your business. Each piece of furniture speaks volumes about who you are as a company – your level of professionalism, your business culture and your care for their experience in your workplace. The style and quality of your furniture will set the tone of their expectations about you.

Attractive guest furniture makes a statement. It shows that you take pride in what you do and that you value quality, whether in your work or in your décor. Viesso’s modern furniture will keep you, your employees and your guests comfortable and organized. We know that minimalist designs foster productivity and creativity. To your guests, it communicates that you are a forward-thinking company whose practices are cutting edge.

The Reception Area

If your business schedules appointments, chances are you have waiting area. If you are a doctor’s office, chances are you’ll need a lot of seating so people can spread out a bit. The Zara chair, designed by sohoConcept, is a comfortable armchair with an easy-to-sanitize stainless steel frame and padded seat and back cushions, which provide extra support and comfort that can be upholstered in a leather or wool, both in a variety of colors that are sure to match the rest of your décor. These chairs are small enough to fit a large number of them in a waiting area, but large enough to seat everyone comfortably.

If you are a smaller business and have infrequent visitors, you may require less seating. A combination of our Bamboo Floats may be the perfect solution to your seating arrangements. Made from sustainable bamboo, this sectional is an eco-friendly piece of furniture with style and grace. Thoughtfully crafted, the Bamboo Float Sectional incorporates end tables into its design, perfect for supplying industry-related reading material for those times that someone may have to wait.

If you’re really tight on space, two of the Brenem 40” Chairs tastefully placed on either side of an end table in the corner, such as our Gio 18” x 18” Bamboo End Table, are the perfect solution. The Brenem frame is made of sustainable, locally sourced SFI certified alder hardwood, making it a perfect choice for a company committed to Going Green. You also have the option to choose natural fillings, and materials made out of natural and recycled fabrics, which are healthy for you and the environment. A simple approach is usually the most effective. Don’t complicate your sitting area. Choose a Brenem.

Storage

Because first impressions are so important, maintaining an organized workspace is key to showing your guests that you are competent and prepared to take on any challenge. We have a variety of storage options that will keep that growing stack of papers, those reference books, and the other paraphernalia of your profession within easy reach yet out of sight. Our Bolla modular storage pieces from Scale 1:1 add a pop of color to your office and keep your books and files and organized while providing an interesting thought or conversation piece.

If a traditional approach is more suited to your business, the Bensen Index Shelving Unit is a refined storage piece. With clean, simple lines, it has an open and graceful presence that will compliment any item placed on its shelves. Each compartment can be used to shelve books and files, or you can select a few to break that monotony and place some of your treasured knick knacks, statement pieces, pictures or flowers that will add a sense of flair and personality to your office. Available in a variety of veneers, its simple design is elegant and understated, though its construction is strong and stable.

Maintaining an organized atmosphere is not only important to your guest’s perception of you, but will also make it easy for employees to find what they need and to remain creative, productive and focused in an uncluttered environment. The storage solutions we provide are not only functional, but are also pieces of art in their own right.

Rugs

If your office is not carpeted, soften those rough edges with any number of our rugs that come from all around the world. Whether you choose a rug with a subtle tone and design, such as the Chandra Jaipur 905 or the 909, or choose something brightly colored to add a bit of flair, like the Chandra India ND9, you can rest assured that you will find an area rug that suits your business’s personality and will make a positive impression on any guests you may have to the office.

Don’t let you furniture talk behind your back. Browse our selection of office furniture and accessories, where you can rest assured that you will find the perfect piece to accent your décor. If you have any questions, whether they are about size requirements, custom designs, or how to arrange your Viesso pieces to make the most of your space, don’t hesitate to contact us. We can be reached by telephone at 877.8.VIESSO or through our online form, which can be found here: http://www.viesso.com/contact-us/.