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Screen Art

New ceiling hanging room / screen dividers.

Design your own ceiling screen room dividers, and have desk screens to match, plus lots more.

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Office furniture: customised by you

Purple and dark blue desk chair with black arms

Did you know you can customise your office chairs to suit your physical requirements, personal taste, or existing office décor? You can change and modify a range of elements, such as colour, fabric, base and arms.

As an example: On our website, the Inflexion chair is shown with a black fabric back and purple fabric seat covering, standard black base, and height adjustable arms. You can customise this chair in the following ways:

  • Fabric: You can simply change the colour – take a look at one of our swatch cards to see the huge choice of colours. Alternatively, you could change the fabric to a tweed, leather or faux leather, depending on your preference.
  • Base: Choose from the black base as pictured on the website, or up grade to a chrome base,
  • Arms: You can add different style of  arms to the chair if required. On some chairs, arms have the option to be folded back when not in use.
  • Mechanism: The basic Inflexion chair has lever operated back angle and seat angle adjustments. However, you can also choose the Operator Synchro option, in which the back and seat recline together in a fixed 2:1 ratio. They can be locked in position, or left in dynamic free-float mode to follow the user’s movements.
  • Finishing touches: Why not add a coat hanger or card holder to your customised chair?

It’s worth bearing in mind that the above examples are specific to the Inflexion chair; however, the vast majority of our chairs can be customised in some way. To find out more, give us a call on 0118 9883009 or email

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New Camira Blazer Colourways

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Open Spaces

Create an environment that enriches the lives of everyone who works within it.

Bisley responds to the challenges of our times with practical solutions that make a positive and productive difference to the way you work. Everyone is different, which is why their furniture and designs flex to be as individual as the people and organisations that use them.

Working space needs to adapt to a more agile way of working. Inspired by the need for a versatile, open working environment, Be offers perfect combinations for a mix of interchangeable work spaces. Adaptable zones foster collaboration and provide areas to meet, individual space to focus, with social areas to interact, relax and recharge.

Designed to combine a better work environment with creative storage and display solutions, Be adapts to the needs of the modern workforce. One of the best ways to inspire a sense of belonging in the workplace is through the creative use of storage.

Be naturally blends desirable work space aesthetics with practical storage and stowage solutions, giving all employees – whether permanent, mobile or nomadic – a sense of control, peace of mind and belonging while at work.

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Recent work: from shabby to chic

We recently refurbished over 100 chairs for a school in Berkshire. Reupholstery is a cost-effective alternative to buying new, and it’s better for the environment too!

If your seating is looking tired and worn, get in touch with us to discuss how we can breathe new life into it.

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Everything you need to know about organising your home office

Widespread home-working is set to continue for the rest of 2020 and beyond, but for many of us it can be hard to find a calm, peaceful spot to work in our busy homes. However, if you take the time to declutter your workspace and keep it tidy, you’ll find it easier to focus and get tasks finished. We’ve put together a few tips for creating a calm workspace, whether you’re working from a full home office or just a corner of your kitchen table.

  1. Get rid of everything you don’t need

Sounds obvious, but how many of us have old magazines and dried-up biros lurking about and taking up valuable space? Go through everything in your home office and if you no longer need it, get rid. Recycle it, rehome it or, as a last resort, bin it.

  1. Organise and sort everything else

Once you know what you’re keeping, it can be sorted and tidied. A tidy environment promotes a calm, productive mindset, and means you won’t waste time turning the room upside down every time you need to find something. Storage pots and desk drawer dividers are great for tidying away stationery, while a small desktop filing shelf is ideal for storing paperwork and notebooks. Depending on your requirements and space, it might be worth buying a filing cabinet or desk pedestal. If you’re investing in a new desk, you might want to choose one with built-in drawers.

  1. Tidy as you go

Take five minutes before lunch, and again at the end of the day, to clear your work area. Coming back to a tidy, ordered desk in the morning immediately puts you in a positive, calm state of mind to start your day.

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Stay healthy, stay active with a sit-stand desk

Sit-stand desks have been steadily growing in popularity recently, and with good reason. Changing positions during your working day is good for your back and your joints, as well as improving your mood and increasing productivity. In short, they’re great for physical and mental health.

Recently, the sit-stand desk has become even more important. Current social distancing regulations mean it may be harder to stretch and move by having a walk around the office. A sit-stand desk allows you to stay active without leaving your personal space.

A row of white sit-stand desks and black and yellow chairs

HSI Furniture has a range of sit-stand desks in various sizes, to suit all workspaces. We also supply desk converters – a cost-effective way to raise up your monitor, keyboard and mouse so you can stand up at your existing desk. Give us a call on 0118 9883009 for more information, advice or a free quotation.

Monitor and keyboard on a desk converter

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How a change of colour could transform your office

Can the colour of your office décor and furniture improve productivity and happiness? Studies suggest this could be the case, with different colours linked to increased focus, thought and creativity.

Blue – An intellectual colour that inspires trust, efficiency and logical thought. Great for helping people to focus and stretch their minds.

Yellow – Represents creativity, optimism and openness. Try adding some yellow furniture or décor to areas where imagination and innovation are required, such as the art or marketing department.

Red – A physical colour that encourages strength and excitement. A good addition to areas where physical work takes place, such as a gym, workshop or warehouse.

Green – The colour of nature, and one which inspires balance and restoration. It’s commonly found in medical settings.

Orange – Creates a feeling of comfort by combining the optimism of yellow with the energy of red. It’s inviting and joyful, so often used in communal and breakout areas to encourage relationship building and laid-back interaction.

Purple – A rich, sumptuous colour which is often found in luxury spas and salons. Purple can also encourage deep thought and spirituality.


Of course, the colours you choose will depend hugely on the type of business you do, your existing corporate colours, the size of your office and of course personal preference!

If your office could do with a change of colour, HSI Furniture can help you do it without spending a fortune. We can reupholster your existing office chairs and other furniture in a different colour to completely transform the look of your workspace. Looking to buy new? We’ve got a huge selection of traditional and contemporary furniture to suit any environment. Give us a call on 0118 9883009 to start your office transformation.


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Stay safe at work – tips for social distancing and mental health

As lockdown eases, many of you will be welcoming more employees and colleagues back to work over the coming weeks. Help to reduce the spread of infection with these tips.

First and foremost – stick to social distancing guidelines. You could change the layout of your workspace to create a one-way system, or create more space between desks. Desk screens and floor screens are a great way to reduce contact while still allowing colleagues to communicate.

Visual reminders are key. Make sure you have signage to remind your teams to keep their distance and wash their hands.

If possible, introduce a no visitor policy, or if that’s not possible, ensure that visitors come to site by prior appointment only. Install hand sanitiser stations at entrances.

Consider introducing flexible work hours, or staggered start and finish times, to minimise the number of people in the office at any given time.

Add clear screen or dividers in communal areas so people can still socialise and collaborate.

Talk to your colleagues about mental health – this is a stressful time for everyone, and they will most likely have a range of concerns, whether it’s the welfare of vulnerable loved ones, or trying to homeschool children while still getting their job done. Be flexible, and encourage virtual meetings (or distanced face-to-face meetings) just to chat and catch up, rather than just discussing work issues.

HSI Furniture has a range of desk screens, floor screens and pods to help you and your colleagues adapt to this “new normal”. To find out more, visit the Desks & Screens section of our website, or email us at

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Lockdown is easing – enjoy socialising again!

Lockdown is easing, and we can now visit friends in their gardens as long as we maintain social distancing. It’s likely that more restaurants and hotels will start offering outdoor dining over the next few weeks too. Whether you’re a business owner planning a reopening, or you simply want to relax in your garden with friends, make the most of this new freedom with new garden furniture.

HSI Furniture can supply and deliver a huge range of outdoor furniture, including chairs, tables and sofas. We’ve got some new, on-trend designs this season, as well as all the classic ranges. So whatever your style, you can enjoy socialising again with a little bit of help from us.