Every Political Office Should Have These Types of Furniture

If you’re a politician, then you don’t need me to tell you that you’re probably pretty busy. With that line of work, you’re constantly meeting people, signing papers, reviewing proposals, executing campaigns, and the list goes on and on. Because of this, a politician’s workspace or office needs not only to be functional but also homey, because they’re likely going to spend a lot of time there. It would be nice for it to be organized and comfortable too so that it will be less stressful and encourage more productivity. One big factor in achieving this boils down to the pieces of furniture that occupy the space. What pieces of furniture are best for a political office? Here are some could be really useful:

1. Desk

It is a given that a politician is going to need a desk. After all, they will surely spend plenty of time reviewing and signing documents. And because the desk will likely be a politician’s primary working area, it is important for it to be a nice one that will be properly outfitted for their line of work. It is also important for the desk surface to have ample space for it will likely house a computer or laptop, files, and more just to get started. Sure, at times it will be cluttered, but by starting off with enough space it will be a lot easier to settle in and create some breathing room when the time comes for a bit of housekeeping.

2. Chair

A desk should always be accompanied by a complimentary chair. As said before, this will be a politician’s primary working area, and it is really important for it to be comfortable for them so that they can keep working. It should be comfortable enough for them to take short breaks and maybe to stretch a little. This will make it easier for them to stay in the zone at their desk and ultimately get more done.

3. Futon

Every person deserves rest no matter how busy they are, even if it only comes in short intervals. Outfitting a political office with a futon is one way that you can make this a reality. Futons are not too dissimilar to sofa beds, but they are usually more affordable and more convenient for everyday use. So, if you need some rest or nap, it can be converted to a bed in minutes so that you can get back to what you do best in no time. A futon can be also used as a seat for colleagues and visitors. It even can be a part of your meeting space. To learn more about futons, head over to BFR’s buying guide and see what they recommend.

4. Filing Cabinet

A politician’s work almost always involves a lot of papers, from proposals to letters and even an occasional poster. Because of this, it is really important to have a system for staying organized. Having a filing cabinet is an old-fashioned and straightforward way of staying on top of it. You will be able to arrange your documents in a way that makes sense to you. You can also use a filing cabinet for archiving when you come across old files that will be useful in the future.

5. Shelves

Proposals may be the well-known files that politicians read and sign, but it doesn’t necessarily stop there. They also need to study and learn about the complex systems that their work revolves around. This means having a plethora of knowledge about the country, it’s citizens and the needs of both. Reading articles and books beyond the normal paperwork is essentially a must. By having shelving at the ready, you can keep your books and magazines organized and easily accessible. 

Electronics See Unprecedented Global Growth

Electronic usage of all types continues to surge. The sector includes equipment with consumer electronics being the strongest and most profitable. Worldwide sales of smartphones, TVs, and computers continue to drive demand. The global market for consumer electronics is expected to hit $1.5 trillion by 2024.

The surge is a direct reflection of the rise in personal incomes and increased usage. Growth is characterized by technological advancements in the use of everyday products. Vendors continue to develop and produce new features and add technologies to older devices. Household appliances, wireless technologies, high end audio interfaces, bluetooth are fuels for the raging fire of consumer electronics.


Electronics continue to be pioneered into industries previously excluded from consideration. Automobiles, for example, is seeing a major surge in the use of electronic components. Every area of the car is seeing electronic use, from wheel sensors to backup cameras. Electronic usage is permeating practically every device and life on the planet. Emerging markets are seeing unprecedented growth.

Total global growth rates for the electronics industry is a very healthy 4% per annum. 2018, Asia is expected to see a growth of nearly 5%, Europe 2% and the Americas which is the United States and Canada sits at 5%. Other countries including Austria, New Zealand, and Africa account for 3%.

Increased demand across the planet will continue to see substantial growth as China becomes a key market. The land of nearly 1.5 billion people is becoming a major consumer as well as a producer of electronics. 2018 China will outpace the United States in consumer electronic revenue by almost 2 to 1. China sits at almost $115 billion and the US at $70 billion. Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom are all at $16 billion each.

Key markets China, United States, Japan, South Korea and Germany will all see a boost in revenue for years to come. Conglomerates will continue to maintain a major slice of the electronics manufacturing markets.


The Asia-Pacific region accounted for nearly 55% of the electronics producing markets. North America came in second with 17%.

What all these numbers are telling us, the Asia-Pacific countries are growing at unprecedented rates in both manufacturing and consumption. These economies are thriving, due to their broad industry base. The region is expected to dominate the overall electronics market. Growth is due mainly to high population and generous government initiatives. Well recognized players like Samsung, Sony and Nikon make it difficult for smaller companies to gain a foothold.

The United States has not seen the kind of growth in the manufacturing sector as some other regions of the world. Due in large part to drastic reductions in shipments of computers and parts. The total number of electronic shipments was close to $230 billion in 2017, which equates to about 6% of all manufacturing shipments. The United States has relied heavily on R&D, for much of the industries growth since the early 1990s. Even though the current output of computers has been scaled back, they are major producers of other electronics.

America is a major player in the production of semiconductors, navigational and aeronautical search equipment. The United States leads in the technologies behind many of the new advancements.