Approved As A Preferred Vendor With Engel & Volkers Florida!

We are pleased to announce that we have been approved as a preferred vendor for the Shop Fitting of Engel & Völkers in the state of Florida.

Within the last 5 months of our relationship, we had the privilege of completing the remodel of the Engel & Völkers Bonita-Estero location.

We would like to extend the services of JS Interior Innovations, whether it is to help design and furnish a new Shop, or to simply remodel and make additions to  a current space.

JS Interior Innovations offers several unique and adaptable lines of furniture, walls, systems, storage, sound panels and accessories to help create the most beautiful and efficient workspace yet.

—“Engel & Völkers is one of the world’s leading service companies specialised in the sale and rental of premium residential property, commercial real estate, yachts and aircrafts. Based in over 700 locations in total, Engel & Völkers offers both private and institutional clients a professionally tailored range of services. Leasing, sales, consultancy and valuations form the core competences of the staff of more than 7,000 employees. The company is currently operating in 36 countries on four continents.”

The Ergonomically Positioned Work Center

Diagram of a Woman Sitting

The average adult now spends 50-70% of the day sitting at work which equals out to about 2,000 hours per year. All of these hours can take a toll on your eyes, back, arms, and neck.

Poorly designed working environments can result in momentary pain as well as contribute to reduced efficiency, decreased production, loss of income, increased medical claims and permanent disability. The ultimate goal of ergonomics is to design the workplace so that it accommodates the variety of human capabilities and limitations to prevent musculoskeletal disorders. Musculoskeletal disorders account for about one-third of all injury and illness costs of businesses, so applying ergonomics to the workplace can help lessen the likelihood of MSDs arising. 

It’s not all doom and gloom though. Smart companies, like workrite ergonomics, are meeting these challenges head on with a proactive approach. When the incompatibilities between the work and the worker are removed, it allows for safe work performance. Ergonomic risk factors are removed and the worker achieves great productivity. For these exact reasons, we say that ergonomics is good for business and even better for people. 


At Workrite Ergonomics, they believe that everybody has the right to work comfortably and safely. Every product is designed with the direct input of the ergonomics community and businesses like yours. Research shows that changing position periodically or standing for regular intervals throughout the day can reduce fatigue and improve alertness and productivity.

Below are Acceptable Working Postures

Approved Positions

Regardless of how good your working posture is, working in the same posture or sitting still for prolonged periods of time is not healthy. You should change your working position frequently through out the day in the following ways:

  • Make small adjustments to your chair or back rest
  • Rearrange the work area to avoid excess bending, stooping, and reaching
  • Stretch your fingers, hands, arms and torso
  • Alternate between seated and standing positions while you work

These are just examples of body posture changes that provide neutral positioning for the body.

A good chair can contribute significantly to reduce the risk of lower back pain or injury. Besides a good ergonomic chair there is also a proper seating position.

  • The height of your work surface should allow you to work without reaching or bending.
  • Forearms should be parallel to the floor and approximate 90 degree angle from your upper arms
  • Wrists, neck and head should be in a relaxed neutral position- not angled up or down.
  • The distance between your eyes and the monitor should be at least 15.7″ or more.
  • Adjust the height of your seat so that your feet are resting firmly on the floor

Remember that ergonomic features won’t help you if the chair doesn’t suit your body or sitting habits, so adjustability is important.

Adjustable sit-stand work centers are quickly becoming a popular trend in workplaces. The idea is simple. By limiting the amount of time you spend seated in a given day, you can stave off a variety of potential health risks. Sit-Stand desks allow you to easily raise and lower your keyboard and monitor to proper heights. With this comes a proper standing position

  • The height of your work surface should allow you to work without reaching.
  • Wrists should be straight and hands at or below elbow level.
  • The top of the monitor should be at or just below eye level.

It is truly in everyone’s best interest to apply ergonomics to the workplace. Poor working conditions are bad news for both employees and employers, resulting in physical suffering and adverse economic impact. Although the suggestions in this outline can help, but you may wish to take the extra step of consulting directly with a professional to analyze specific working conditions and make recommendations. A partnership among staff, employers, and ergonomic specialists can help redesign the workplace to meet the capabilities and potential of every employee.

To learn more visit www.workritergo.com

Diagram of a Woman Sitting

Glass That Moves. Glass That Transforms.

Clarus Flip Boards

Glass that MOVES

Why limit a Glassboard to one side? Re-think the way work spaces use writable surfaces with Flip by Clarus Glassboards. Flip allows both sides of a Clarus Board to be utilized for a heightened design aesthetic and elegant functionality.

Glass that TRANSFORMS

A Clarus Glassboard when you need one, a piece of art when you don’t. Designer Dony Dawson was inspired by minimalist design and simple lines while observing design trends in Europe. Enhance any space with a beautiful mix of Clarus Boards on one side and acoustical panels with custom prints, patterns and colors on the other side. 


Flip Boards

Never before has a glass board been able to move like Clarus Flip . Transform your space with a simple flip! Customize your Flip to define your space. Flip is available with 10 beautiful frame colors in an anodized and powder coated finish. Specify over 150 glass colors from Colors by Clarus . Then, complete your Flip with 5 acoustic panel styles and 15 panel colors! 

Want A Cool, Creative Workplace? Here’s A Checklist

Magazine Rack + Waiting Room Chair
Trendy Office Space

A hot news item continues to be “the workplace of the future”, and how it is taking hold in corporate America today. There are many aspects to this story, including the extent of the mobile workforce, workplace optimization strategies, the changing role of the cubicles, and the ideal amenities.

Perhaps the most compelling part about the trend is the need for local companies to recruit and retain top talent by creating “cool, creative space,” thus establishing a happy, healthy, and productive environment away from home.

How each company rolls out a workplace strategy depends on may factors: workforce demographics (ages and culture), industry (high-tech vs. traditional/blue chip), operations (sales/field work vs. HQ/back-office), growth plans, cost containment issues, and the need to align the workplace with the company’s brand and culture.

Without question, the workplace is being transformed, and creative retrofitting will continue to be a top agenda item for companies all over the world. These companies are generally trying to do more with less, reducing their footprint and corresponding occupancy costs. But not everyone has found the right solution. Indeed, companies need to recognize that plans must be customized to meet their unique needs. They should also realize that workplace optimization plans will continue to evolve.

Professional Office Space

What kinds of programs work best? They can range from the amazing innovation and perks offered by Facebook and Google to much smaller-scale examples. If workplace change is on your radar, it might be helpful to review the following checklist with your in-house team and appropriate consultants:

– Be strategic. Study seat counts and employees’ feelings about their work environment: what works, what doesn’t work.

– Do space programming. Review options for consolidation and reconfiguration. This takes into account growth plans, right-sizing, and may include seat sharing.

– Assess mobility. The extent of your mobile workforce depends on cultural and technological considerations.

– Consider space reduction planning. Includes smaller and more efficient workstations and less SF/employees.

Consider the critical importance of collaboration. Open spaces and “huddle areas” promote interaction.

– Consider privacy requirements. Sound masking, phone booths, the need for heads-down space, and personal storage are also part of the equation.

– Go green. Sustainability considerations include natural light and exposed ceilings; also, ask about ergonomic furniture and equipment.

– Start planning early. Account for test-fits, due diligence inspections, and IT infrastructure.

– Get organizational buy-in. Includes top management as well as rank-and-file staff.

– Anticipate push-back. Plan for training to address issues related to entitlement and accountability.

– Be flexible. Pilot, test, adapt. Throughout the process, communication is key.

From the get-go, you should talk to project managers and see how they can provide the vision and structure to deliver and optimized and customized solution on time and on budget. The project management process typically involves vendor selection and total project oversight, including collaboration with the in-house team and the facilities manager. And remember, whatever the extent of your virtual workplace program, employees ultimately need to return to the office and meet face to face. Your goal is to make sure they want to be there!

Written by  Robin Weckesser (http://workdesign.com/author/robin-weckesser)

To read similar articles please visit workdesign.com

Finance Solutions For Trendway

Volo Idea Starter

We all know starting a new company is an intimidating proposition, and a would-be business-owner’s principal concern is cost. Though you may be worried about your cash flow,  there is good news! Powerful lease and finance programs are now available with Trendway furniture. Over the years, many businesses have discovered that financing and leasing programs specifically addressing the acquisition of furniture systems makes economic sense while allowing for expansion and upgrades as necessary.

The Trendway product line provides countless choices and as a result, the financing component must also allow for creativity and customization. Trendway offers creative and flexible financing programs that make it simple, easy and affordable to acquire all of your office furniture needs. With affordable low payments instead of a big cash outlay to finance solutions created to meet your specific budget requirements, there are several programs to finance the total cost of your investment and conserve working capital and preserve existing bank credit lines. By offering a variety of programs and structuring options at extremely competitive rates, Trendway is your singular source of obtaining the furniture systems and finance plan that makes the most sense for your unique and specific business requirements.

Trendway delivers these great benefits from competitive, flexible financing with industry leading service.

  • Effective Use of an Asset
  • Fixed Monthly Payments
  • Conservation of Capital
  • Flexible Payment and Structuring Options
  • Competitive Rates
  • Simplicity, Speed and Convenience

For more information please visit www.Trendway.com

A Few More Reasons Why We Love Clarus Glassboards!

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The Best Marker To Use On Your Glassboard

Whether you’re researching our products or just finished mounting your new Clarus Glassboard, there’s one question that will inevitably come to your mind: “Which marker do I use?”. This may seem like a simple question, but once you take a walk down the marker aisle at your local office supply store, you might be surprised by the amount of choices you have in front of you. In order to help out in your search for the best marker, the Clarus team has put together a list of our favorite markers to use.

Marker #1: Expo Bold Color Dry-Erase Marker – Everywhere you see a whiteboard, an Expo marker is not far out of reach (and for good reason!). This classic whiteboard marker works great on our glass boards as well! It goes on clean and comes off even cleaner. You’ll have no issue reading words written with this bold marker.

Marker #2: Quartet Liquid Paint Marker – Available in a wide variety of neon and standard colors, these markers deliver a nice, smooth and consistent color on our Glassboards. If you’re looking to step up your style (with your Glassboard, not your clothes — we can’t help you there, sorry), these markers are for you.

Marker #3: Liquid Chalk Marker – Feeling nostalgic but don’t want to deal with the mess of a chalkboard? Try a liquid chalk marker! They go on as smooth as normal dry-erase markers, but, once they dry, they come off like chalk. All the good memories of chalk without the mess! These markers come in an impressive amount of neon and standard colors available for all your projects.

Marker #4: Permanent Marker – “Wait, what? I can use a permanent marker on your Glassboards?” That’s right. “But, it’s permanent!” All of our products are completely resistant to the permanent marker’s evil powers. Just grab some glass cleaner and a paper towel and wipe away! “Are you sure it’ll come off? You’re not joking?” Promise. Go crazy.

These are some of our favorite markers here at Clarus, but it all comes down to personal preference. If you’re looking for a time-tested product, go with an Expo. If you want to make a visually stimulating presentation with lots of colors, we recommend the liquid paint or liquid chalk markers. If you’re looking for a bold marker for lots of small, precise writing, a permanent marker would be your best bet. No matter which marker you choose from this list, your Clarus Glassboard will look brand new no matter how many times you try to draw a star with no lines in the middle (seriously, try it). —

For more information or tips on Clarus Glassboards you can read more at http://www.clarusglassboards.com/blog/

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Allow Us To Introduce Ourselves

Modern Style Office Space

Allow Us to Introduce Ourselves

Unique. Flexible. Creative Solutions. That’s JS Interior Innovations.

As a successful authorized dealer of Trendway products in the Northeast Ohio area for over 10 years, The Joseph Sylvester Construction Co. is now expanding our brands in the office furniture market with JS Interior Innovations!   Our all new website, which just launched, showcases all of the finest products to furnish your work space.  As the area’s only locally owned and operated office furniture supplier, JS Interior Innovations also plans on expanding into the Southwest Florida market as well within the next year.

JS Interior Innovations offers several unique and adaptable lines of furniture, walls, systems, storage, sound panels and accessories to help you create your most beautiful and efficient workspace yet.

Our products not only work perfectly in commercial and professional spaces, but also in private homes to provide that much needed “home office”.

In support of today’s focus on a greener economy, JS Interior Innovations offers multiple product lines that fall within the specifications for LEEDS Credits, BIFMA Certifications and Conformance and SCS Indoor Advantage Requirements. They meet the goal of achieving and maintaining Zero to Waste Landfill, so you can feel good about using these products in your work and living areas.

Our Sales Staff and Designers will do the work – you simply provide the opportunity. JS INTERIOR INNOVATIONS – Offering Creative Solutions for Your Workspace.


We offer a wide variety of interior solutions — ensuring you’ll find just what you need to create inspiring workplaces. From seating to tables, move-able walls to panel systems, freestanding desks to filing, you’ll appreciate all we can do. Even more, when you experience the value we bring and the service we offer, you’ll understand why customers love working with us because designing a space to meet your unique needs is our most important task.


Freestanding Desks
Architectural Walls
Systems Furniture & Collaboration
Seating

Thoughtful. That’s JS Interior Innovations. There are so many ways we help you create beautiful, effective and performing workspaces. Designing a space to meet your unique needs is our most important task. Our thoughtful team will partner with you from the early stages of understanding your needs, through the design and installation of your work environment. With our wide selection of interior solutions — we can assure you’ll find just what you need to create an inspiring workplace. From seating to tables, to architectural walls to systems furniture, freestanding desks to filing, you’ll appreciate all we can do!

Visually Striking Style
Snowsound
FEEK! Furniture

We also offer unique, cutting edge products such as Clarus Glassboard  dry erase boards, Snowsound Acoustic Panels, and FEEK! the fun, comfortable, reconfigurable and highly durable coated foam offering distinct designs, bold colors and charming shapes. 

Showroom Coming Soon!

The all new JS Interiors showroom in Boardman, OH is nearly complete! This showroom will feature products from the many brands that we offer like, Trendway , Feek!, Snowsound, Clarus Glassboard, Paoli, Bernhardt, Workrite , All Seating, Special T, Oxford House Decorative Window Treatments, and Peter Pepper Products.

Please feel free to contact us for an appointment to see the many different products we offer or join us for our Showroom Grand Opening, date to be determined.