Best Value Office Furniture Case Study: Shading Specialists

Seeking the best value office furniture solution for their new office and showroom, Shading Specialists turned to Rype Office to make the most of their space with an efficient design and source the best value office furniture available.

Through a collaborative design process, Shading Specialists’ original layout idea was iterated to enable four more staff to fit in the main office area – to allow for future growth.

To fit with the company’s corporate colour of dark grey, and to create a neutral background on which to display its colourful blinds and awnings, a white, black and grey colour scheme was used throughout.

Remanufactured desks, chairs, storage and soft seating were found to be the best value office furniture. This included a 14-person boardroom table with a new top in a timber finish chosen by Shading Specialists, mounted on an as-new VItra Adhoc table frame.

Shading Specialists’ Managing Director Steven Goode was delighted with the result:

We couldn’t be happier with our office refit, designed and supplied by Rype Office.

They provided us with invaluable advice to get the best possible use out of our space, and listened to exactly what we wanted from start to finish – steering us in the right direction to what would work best, while keeping in line with our corporate colour schemes and preferred finishes.

We are very impressed with the quality of the furniture, and if we didn’t already know, would have no idea that it wasn’t brand new!

If we are ever in the position of relocating again, we will definitely be using Rype Office to provide the furniture once again – we cannot recommend them enough.




Founded in 1955, Shading Specialists is a leading supplier and installer of premium and luxury window treatments for both commercial and residential design projects in the United Kingdom and Internationally.


Rype Office believes that workspaces can and should be beautiful, sustainable and cost less. The company exists to make this easy for customers. Rype Office provides high quality, sustainable, best value office furniture as well as office design services to collaboratively create wonderful workspaces.

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