Established in 1977 by Ken and Dorothy Bays, Century Office originally sold used office furniture from its base in Tiptree, Essex. Having developed their product range over the years, Century Office are, in 2017, designing and producing their own lines of high quality workplace furniture solutions. They have grown to become one of the UK’s most affordable dealers and manufacturers of height adjustable desking (sit/stand) and ergonomic seating.
While things have changed over the last four decades, this close-knit company have always been, and still is, a family-run business, now in its third generation. At the forefront of the company is Century Office’s current Managing Director and Chief Designer, Steve Bays, who has over the last few years introduced exciting seating and desking solutions and is continuing to design and provide clients with comprehensive ergonomic furniture that champions functionality without breaking the bank.
For Steve Bays, functionality & affordability is key. He comments:
“I often visit exhibitions and see some fabulous looking products, but the flaws in their design just screams out at me. Chairs designed for their looks rather than their functionality and often have little or no adjustment, so while they may look pretty, the user is very likely to suffer from aches and pains caused by an ill-fitting chair."
Over the last 40 years, functionality & affordability has been at the forefront of Century Office’s solutions. They have over the years continuously reacted to the ever-changing markets and valued customer feedback in order to produce office furniture that is functional, affordable and aesthetically pleasing. Steve Bays continues:
“Designers should speak more to the end-users and consider the well-being of their customers. I feel fortunate to be working directly with the industry and meeting customers and users on a regular basis who share their issues with me, so that I can apply those problems to the designs I produce.”
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