welcome to the active generation
welcome to the active generation
EFG Active, The Next Generation
The way we work and the way we interact with each other is evolving.
The design of office interiors is a key enabler for this progression.
Activity Based Working has become increasingly adopted by forward
thinking organisations who recognise the benefits of flexibility and
collaboration. Driving greater productivity, reducing capital costs, as
well as attracting and retaining the greatest talent.
The leading catalyst to this trend is the recognition that reputable
employers value and are investing in the Wellbeing of their people –
promoting and encouraging activity within the workplace.
The benefit to your business and your people, of promoting activity is
undeniable – the sit-stand desk provides an everyday solution to help
deliver these goals.
The sit-stand desk is not a new concept across Europe. In Scandinavia
over 90% of workstations are now sit-stand. By contrast, less than 1%
of workstations in the UK have sit-stand capability – this is changing,
as more and more organisations invest in their people.
welcome to the active generation... “Workplaces can be intentionally designed
to nurture and drive improved business
How Investing In The Workplace
Can Make A Tangible Difference
Introducing Sit-Stand workstations can drive quantifiable results
towards improved business performance.
By introducing a Wellbeing culture into the workplace, we have a
huge opportunity to deliver tangible benefits to our businesses.
Multiple studies have indicated that providing working environments
that stimulate engagement and innovation, results in the reduction
of absenteeism, which costs UK businesses an estimated £8.4bn per
Implementation of innovative workplace design and wellbeing
schemes, such as active working, can immediately increase
productivity levels by up to 40%.
An estimated seven in eight employees are uncommitted to their
jobs, costing UK businesses an estimated £15.1bn a year.
Incorporating EFG Active into your workplace offers a truly cost
effective solution to your business. Improvements in employee
engagement, employee absence and employee retention are just
some of the benefits that the experience of sit-stand can provide.
*credit to Active Working Summit 2014 for facts and figures
used throughout this brooklet.
welcome to the active generation... 86%
sit all day
The Benefits Of An Active Workplace
Expanding scientific evidence links active working
environments to increased employee health.
Sitting doesn’t just affect you in the longterm. The
moment you sit down, your body starts to feel the pain
Electrical activity in the leg muscles shut down
Calorie burning drops to
1kcal per minute
Enzymes that help to break down fat drop by 90%
Good cholesterol levels drop by 20%
Blood sugar levels fluctuate more vigorously
welcome to the active generation... ACTIVE
The Importance Of Posture
Sitting correctly is as important to an active workplace as standing
based tasks. Having the option to customise desk and seat heights to
suit the individual, means that one desk really can suit all.
Easily store your height preferences from sit to stand with the iDesk
feature. Accept the option to recieve reminders at the ideal times
to change positions. Making the leap to an activity based office has
never been so simple.
welcome to the active generation... “The greatest amount of risk reduction
occurs when changing from a sedentary
state to light activity”.
How Easy Is It?
“Standing up for three hours a day is as
good for you as running ten marathons a
year” - Dr Mike Loosemore
Introducing sit-stand workstations, provides you with the opportunity
to work at the right height for your individual needs - we are all
different shapes and sizes. The EFG Active allows you to set your
sitting and standing positions with 1mm height precision.
The transition from a traditional sedentary desk to an active
workstation is surprisingly seamless. You don’t need to stand all-day
to reap the benefits of an active lifestyle.
At EFG we encourage you to introduce a palette of postures into your
daily routine. Research suggests that introducing short and frequent
light activity, such as standing, is the best way to intoduce positive
benefits to your health.
It is recommended that you introduce less sedentary behaviour in
phases, beginning with 2 hours of light activity per day and building it
up to 4 when you feel most comfortable.
welcome to the active generation... Quality You Can Trust
EFG has been developing sustainable, stylish sit-stand solutions for
over two decades. Our next generation sit-stand, the EFG Active,
brings together quiet technology, sleek design and functionality,
focussed on the future of the active office.
• Super stable, slim design without crossbeams
• Adjustable height and frame size to meet your varying needs
From 680mm to 1180mm or 640mm to 1290mm
• Height adjustability with 1mm precision
• Glide Technology to prevent scratches in the paint
• Our silent drive makes it the quietest system in the market
• Discrete technology, concealed in the leg construction
• Energy efficient, with low power stand-by
• High quality legs and frames in steel and aluminium
• High quality tops available in MFC, HPL or Veneer
• Anticollision technology available
welcome to the active generation... Intuitive Technology
Be In Complete Control
Of Your Health
Intelligent systems and the integration of technology within the
workplace is changing the way we work for the better.
The i-desk module, brings huge benefits to the organisation and the
As technology continually evolves, so should our businesses. The idea
of dedicated workstations is becoming significantly outdated.
• Integrate a company-wide booking system to both identify places to
work and find colleagues whereabouts
• Gain data rich analysis on workstation and meeting space utilisation
to help manage your estate for the future
• Monitor uptake of standing at your workplace
• Enable colleagues to take control of their working style, monitor
their daily activities and receives prompts on their smart phones or
tablets, reminding them when to be more active
EFG Active Workstations are designed to embrace agile work
environments, enabling people to share workstations and adjust
the height of the desks to meet their individual needs. Our discrete
intelligent i-desk module future proofs your workplace for the next
generation of employees, just as much as the current.
welcome to the active generation... Accessories That Complete
Handling noise levels in an open office is absolutely vital for peace of
mind at work. The sound absorbing EFG Tab desk screen allows you to
create a workstation that meets your individual needs for focus and
privacy. To guide you through the EFG Add assortment, we’ve created
three sub categories of accessories, all with an efficient and structured
workplace in mind.
WELCOMING features all of the accessories necessary to get your
workstation up and running.
SHARING is a set of accessories that facilitate the use of common
office areas where people gather to share thoughts and know-how.
ORGANISING contains the basic accessories you need to get your
When people and products
connect a workplace
comes to life
welcome to the active generation... “The future office calls for much more diverse
surroundings to engage and retain a talented
When you choose EFG Active for your office, we offer a range of
standard colors, materials and surfaces for you to experiment with.
A perfect opportunity to create a really unique workplace environment.
We can provide bespoke options including contrasting edges.
WOOD ∙ B1 NATURAL BIRCH
MFC ∙ MB NATURAL BIRCH
MFC ∙ M8 DARK GREY
MFC ∙ MV WHITE
MFC ∙ M6 BRIGHT GREY
METAL ∙ 24 BLACK
METAL ∙ 62 SILVER
METAL ∙ 26 DARK GREY
METAL ∙ Z4 WHITE
MFC ∙ ME NATURAL OAK
welcome to the active generation... METAL ∙ 90 CHROME
WOOD ∙ R1 NATURAL BEECH
MFC ∙ MR NATURAL BEECH
EFG European Furniture Group Ltd
101 Dalton Avenue
Birchwood Business Park
Tel: 0845 608 4100
E-mail: [email protected]
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welcome to the active generation...