Sauder Press Release
Sauder Introduces Commercial Office Furniture with Broad Appeal
Today, “the office” can mean many places. Sauder’s foray into commercial office furniture aims to bring consumers high quality furniture for any office situation.
ARCHBOLD, Ohio — May 12, 2021 — The cubicle is not the only place consumers are sitting at a desk anymore. While residential office furniture has always been a leading category of business for Sauder, the need for more selection of office furniture with enhanced performance has been accelerated by COVID-19 and work-from-home situations.
As a result, the company is introducing Sauder Commercial Office™, encompassing several new lines specifically designed and tested to meet commercial office standards, providing an upgrade in configurability and durability over standard home office product lines.
“Even before the pandemic dramatically shifted work patterns and environments, we saw a growing trend toward remote work, satellite offices and shared workspaces,” said Mike Lambright, senior director of marketing at Sauder. “Consequently, our development into this arena has been in the works for several years and we have been ‘quietly’ launching commercial grade product into our residential furniture line since 2016.”
The dynamic work-from-home surge has created a need for varied styles of office furniture with broader function. And along with that comes an opportunity to launch the effort in a more public way. Three Sauder product lines – Office Works™, Worksense™, and Commercial Extensions – offer different ways of imagining commercial office furniture to meet the diverse needs of today’s consumer and business customer.
Featuring a range of styles from unified professional to eclectic residential and everything in between, all Sauder Commercial Office™ furniture meets or exceeds ANSI/BIFMA compliance for safety, durability, and structural integrity.
“These products represent a performance upgrade to our standard residential offerings and include designs that play well in work-at-home environments,” said Lambright. “Fully assembled items and pre-assembled components like drawers and desk pedestals offer a level of convenience and ease of installation, as well.”
Office Works by Sauder®
The Office Works® brand delivers the appearance, configurability and consistent professional look typically associated with contract furniture, at a more affordable price. Fully assembled pedestals added to combinations of desk shells and hutches create easy installations that deliver outstanding functionality for the end user. Pre-configured bundles and click-to-add accessories make planning easy. Perfect for the small and mid-size office looking to make a professional impression while conserving capital.
Office Works® - Affirm™ collection
The Affirm™ collection in a timeless Classic Cherry® finish delivers a consistent, professional look with an emphasis on meeting the ever-changing needs of today’s flexible office spaces. This universal commercial design meets BIFMA testing standards and features pieces that are built for longevity, with high wear melamine work surfaces and impact resistant edges.
Fully assembled file pedestals and lateral file units combine with open desk shells of various sizes, desktop hutches, and add-on accessories to provide easier and more configurable installations. All while retaining those familiar amenities like full extension metal drawer slides, adjustable shelving, desktop grommets for cords, and adjustable base levelers to keep surfaces aligned from piece to piece.
Available now via select retailers and sauder.com, Affirm has 10 pieces in the collection as well as dozens of bundled options for convenience. Additional items in the Classic Cherry finish as well as selections in two alternative finishes (light and dark elm) will be available by year-end 2021. Unit configurations include L-shaped desks, standard and executive desks with file pedestal storage, lateral file cabinet, bookshelf with storage, and desk/hutch combinations. Prices begin at $284.99.
Worksense by Sauder®
Worksense® provides a range of designs that blend sensible commercial function with a real sense of style. Perfect for the work-at-home professional or the commercial office manager looking to allow a touch of personal style. Extended configurability and pre-assembled components make planning and installation flexible and easy. Durable top surfaces, functional combinations and great accessory options offer a level of upscale functionality that bring perfect harmony to work and life.
Worksense by Sauder® - Mason Peak™ collection
The Mason Peak™ commercial office collection includes sensible features that support and enhance a work-at-home or in-office experience. This resimercial furniture line blends stylish and welcoming farmhouse design, including a natural Prime Oak™ finish and black, rustic hardware accents, with high-grade, sophisticated performance.
Other features include high-wear melamine surfaces, impact resistant thermoplastic edge protection, and pre-assembled and partially assembled pieces – like a file cabinet and desk pedestals with drawers. With a range of desk and credenza options as well as multiple cabinet possibilities, configurability is the focus of this line, which includes add-on accessories. The group also includes standard features like adjustable shelves, full extension metal drawer slides, key lock drawers, and cord management grommets.
This 10-piece collection is available now via select retailers and sauder.com. Pieces include an executive desk, multiple credenza desks, library base, lateral file cabinet and more. Prices begin at $304.99.
Worksense by Sauder® - Palo Alto™ collection
The Palo Alto™ commercial office collection is here to subvert and reinvent high-quality office lines, without sacrificing visual integrity. Inspired by mid-century modern styling, slatted molding detail combines with a warm Spiced Mahogany™ finish to give these pieces a broad appeal that fits home or office.
This collection features high-wear melamine top surfaces with resistance to heat, stains and scratches, and high-grade thermoplastic edges for enhanced durability. A pre-assembled lateral file and partially assembled desk pedestals and drawers allow for quicker assembly and set-up of this modern office group. Essential features like desktop grommets, adjustable shelving, full extension drawer slides, and locking drawer storage augments this unique 20th century inspired commercial office line for today’s technology and workspace needs.
This 10-piece collection is available June 2021 with a wide array of credenzas, computer desks, L-shaped desks and storage options like lateral files and library bases. Prices begin at $339.99.
Sauder Commercial Extensions
The residential office furniture everyone knows and loves – with a serious upgrade. Selections from our popular residential collections have been designed and tested to meet commercial ANSI/BIFMA standards. These solutions are a great complement to existing residential furniture and also work as easy add-ons to larger Worksense® installations in matching styles. Maximize work-at-home functionality or work-at-work livability with these stylish, innovative, and performance-oriented designs.
No matter what style consumers seek, product lines under Commercial Extensions include a variety of collections ranging from a rustic farmhouse feel to a more modern eclectic. Collections like Hammond® approach office furniture with a transitional lens— a familiar woodgrain pattern in two oak finish options with sleek, modern edges adorns an executive desk, L-desk, credenza, lateral file, or hutch. For a coastal escape, the Costa collection, now available in three finish options, offers library bases, computer desks, and hutches with slatting to give this grouping a cottage feel. Collections like Englewood® and Clifford Place®, boasting darker walnut and mahogany finishes, are based in mid-century modern design, bringing the minimalist office into the new century. Finally, the natural oak finish and styling of the Aspen Post® grouping whisks any office away into the mountains with rustic desks, credenzas, and more.
Hammond®, Costa, Englewood®, Clifford Place® and Aspen Post® are all currently available on sauder.com and other retailers with a wide range of executive desks, computer desks, lateral files, base cabinets, bookshelves, desk hutches, and credenzas. Prices begin at $129.99.
Sauder Woodworking Co. is the leading North American producer of ready-to-assemble furniture. A family-run business based in Archbold, Ohio, Sauder embraces sustainability measures that reuse and recycle more than 98 percent of its solid waste materials. Sauder combines more than 85 years of American manufacturing experience with expanded global sourcing capabilities to meet the needs of consumers and retail customers. The company currently offers nearly 50 furniture collections that enable everyone to experience the joy of affordable style. Follow us on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. For tips on affordable style, visit the Ideas blog. Learn more at Sauder.com.