About CFS: Commercial Furniture Services

CFS has been serving the Twin Cities metro area since 1979.

We started out installing and moving office furniture in the Twin Cities for major contract dealers.  In the 1990’s we teamed up with Herman Miller and became a full line dealer.  Since then we have grown into an over 80,000 sq. ft. warehouse in St Louis Park housing over 200 manufacturers of used office furniture lines to meet your needs.

CFS does a lot more than just sell office furniture. We have been providing total workplace solutions for those in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro regardless of size or needs. We do sell excellent office furniture, from Herman Miller to our huge stock of dependable used furniture. But more than that, it’s our wide range of services that enable us to deliver great environments to our customers.

We welcome you to come visit our warehouse in St Louis Park, but if you are short on time check out our photo gallery of used furniture and list of new furniture we carry.

As always, contact us with any questions or comments.  952-922-6683

Truly Good Work Chairs

Think about the office chair you are sitting in right now, is it optimized for you?

Your work can be helped or hindered by your chair, believe it or not.  You may not spend much time thinking about your office seat, but the rest of your body is sure aware of it.  At CFS, the Minneapolis office furniture experts, we think there are lots of good reasons to take this seriously.  We hope to convince you to as well.

Because your job is likely based around the use of a computer, chances are you’ll find yourself in one place for most of your working life–your office chair.

  1. A recent study by the office furniture experts at Herman Miller found that it’s not uncommon for workers in today’s business climate to find themselves sitting for as much as 90 percent of their workday.
  2. Workplace injuries increasingly include lower back issues and strains, leading to more and more lost time and health costs.
  3. So common are back injuries among workers who sit down most of the day that they are they rank only behind people who lift heavy weights for number of back injuries.
  4. Your back is not a small part of your life. When it’s working fine and pain-free, you probably don’t think much about your back. As soon as it incurs some minor discomfort, though, you begin to understand what a central role it plays in every part of your life and that the right office furniture could make a difference.
  5. Not every office worker is the same. As people’s abilities, tasks, and bodies vary, so too do their office seating needs. Using a non-adjustable office chair across a team of 50 employees will likely lead to a number of problems.

Call or contact us today for a free consultation on your office needs.  952-922-668

Herman Miller Most Admired

For the 21st time in 23 years, Herman Miller is ranked as the “Most Admired” company in its industry in FORTUNE magazine’s annual survey broadly measuring the reputation of America’s corporations.

Additionally, among all companies in all industries surveyed, Herman Miller is recognized in Top 10 for its Innovation, Social Responsibility and Quality of Products/Services. Continue reading

Aeron’s MBDC Silver Cradle to Cradle certification

Effective February 16, 2009, Aeron work chairs and work stools built in North America will have new “green” non-upholstered (W) armpads─without PVC (vinyl). The design change in the armpads will allow Aeron to achieve MBDC Silver Cradle to Cradle certification.

The new, non-upholstered armpads are composed of self-skinning urethane foam, which is used in the armpads of Embody, Celle®, and Foray.

Herman Miller Announces Embody, the First Work Chair to Support Both Mind and Body

Originally Posted on HermanMiller.com on October 20, 2008

Herman Miller, Inc., the global office furniture manufacturer that has continuously set new standards for seating comfort, ergonomics, and performance, introduces the next groundbreaking innovation in work chairs: the Embody chair, designed by internationally renowned designers Jeff Weber and the late Bill Stumpf.

“Our drive at Herman Miller to make the human experience better has yielded many innovations,” says Don Goeman, Herman Miller’s Executive Vice President–Research, Design and Development. “Over the last 30 years, each of our seating products has built the foundation of research and knowledge for the next. Embody once again reinvents the reference for ergonomics by providing a chair designed to actually enhance your health.”

Embody recognizes that almost all knowledge-based, creative work processes have become tethered to the electronic realm. We are bound to our computers for longer periods of time throughout the day. This has contributed to more unhealthy working conditions, because prolonged sitting is bad for you. Chairs hinder movement, yet movement is critical to physical health and mental performance. Extended sitting also stresses tissues and muscles, pressures the spine, and restricts blood flow. The results are physical and mental fatigue, discomfort, distraction, and even costly injury.

“The sitter side of the computer-and-sitter interface has never been adequately addressed,” Weber says. “In fact, accommodating technology at the expense of people has become the priority in creating work environments.”

These are serious issues in today’s idea economy, where people are paid to produce ideas, and companies are seeking tools that help people perform at their best.

Stumpf and Weber decided to solve the problem. Stumpf, designer or co-designer of Herman Miller’s Aeron, Ergon, and Equa work chairs, came to Herman Miller in 2002 and said, “I think I have one more in me.” Bill Stumpf passed away in 2006, but his partner Jeff Weber, principal of Studio Weber + Associates (formerly Stumpf, Weber + Associates), carried on, giving the chair its final function and form.

Working closely with a cross-functional team from Herman Miller, and in consultation with leading figures in academia, healthcare, and ergonomics, Weber and Stumpf invented a chair that restores balance to the human/computer relationship by supporting both your mind and your body.

“Embody is a health-positive seating experience,” says Weber, “because it enhances both your intake of oxygen and the cellular exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide, improving your health, and ultimately fueling your brain.” A set of important innovations makes this possible.

  • Instinctive back: Inspired by the human spine, Embody’s back adapts to your unique spinal curvature. It lets you move freely and naturally to improve blood flow and eliminate discomfort and distraction. The back is narrow, allowing your arms to move back and forth naturally. This opens up the chest cavity, letting your lungs take in more air and send more oxygen to the brain.
  • Pixelated seat: When you move, the seat moves with you. Using a matrix of pixels, the seat’s unique, three layered construction of materials and technology conforms to micro-movements and distributes weight evenly.
  • Zoned Support: The chair removes stresses on your body at every contact point, accommodating a diverse population. Reduced pressure improves circulation and facilitates the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide within cells. You stay mentally fresh and comfortable.
  • Working Recline: Embody’s unique tilt mechanism encourages working recline, the most healthful working position. The chair automatically stabilizes your pelvis in the seat pocket in every position and supports your thoracic back while correctly aligning your eyes with the computer screen. With no uncomfortable and distracting physical constraints on the body, the mind is freed to focus on ideas and the tasks at hand.
  • Inclusive Sizing: Embody accommodates nearly everyone’s abilities, dimensions, and preferences within one chair size. The seat surface length can expand or contract to reduce pressure on the thighs without disrupting the user’s fully-engaged position in the seat pocket. The seat width accommodates the greatest population of hip-breadth dimension. The chair’s arms adjust in height and width to support a full range of work activities and postures.

Embody’s form is defined by these health-positive features. The technology of the chair is not hidden. Instead, it’s a purposeful part of the aesthetic, giving the chair its intriguing look–a “visual feast,” said Stumpf.

Like all Herman Miller products, Embody’s design is based in extensive research, including studies of biomechanics, seating behaviors and postures, anthropometric data, metabolic measures, and tissue perfusion (the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide in body tissue).

Research also confirms Embody’s health-positive advantage. For example, research shows that Embody does better than any chair at maintaining oxygen levels in tissue, allowing people to stay focused and engaged. Research also demonstrates that the Embody backrest provides greater support to users’ backs compared to other chairs.

Embody supports Herman Miller’s commitment to the environment as well, helping Herman Miller reach its environmental sustainability goals of zero landfill, zero hazardous waste generation, and zero VOC emissions by 2020. Embody is MBDC Silver certified and GREENGUARD certified. It has 42 percent recycled content, is 95 percent recyclable, and is PVC-free.

About Herman Miller
Herman Miller strives to create a better world around you–with inventive designs and services that enhance the places where people work, heal, learn, and live, and through its commitment to social responsibility. In fiscal 2008, the company’s award-winning products and strategic consulting services generated more than $2 billion in revenue. Recognized both for its innovative products and business practices, this year Herman Miller was again cited by FORTUNE as both the “Most Admired” in its industry and among the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America, while Fast Company named Herman Miller among the world’s “Fast 50” most innovative companies. Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.