Debenhams, a leading industry player has done so along with the rest of the industry majors. One of the positive fall outs of the economic recession was that more and more people set up enterprises, small and big from their homes and started operating from their residences itself. This implied an increase in the demand for home office furniture. Debenhams was one of the countless others who met this shift in the nature of demand and made and sold home office furniture in hordes and made good money in the process. This is just one of the very many instances where innovation has won the battle of survival for them in an industry that is witnessing fierce competition at all levels.
According to one industry estimate, there are no less than 841 office furniture manufacturers currently operating here in the UK.
Increased in competition can bring only positive outcomes as is evident from the stabilization of prices office furniture. Everything from office chairs, office desks, to work stations, all are now available at far more reasonable prices and the prices are uniform and there no major differences from one name to the other.
Of course, innovation and quickly assessing and readopting one to suit the new needs is the secret of success here. One particular manufacturer, for instance, is producing work stations that have a small shelf like structure right above your keyboard. This meant for you to keep your coffee cup and your favourite snake even as you continue to pound away at the keyboard. Purely to avoid crumbs and other stains getting inside your keyboard this is another good instance where someone has observed very closely the changing work styles and acted accordingly to meet the need arises out of the change.
More contemporary design, stable and uniform prices, far more variety both in terms of designs, colors and even material all characterize the office furniture industry here.