OUR STORY

Desk & Chair is an independent and empowered business, dedicated solely to supplying our customers with the best quality and value office furniture and solutions. 

Phineas and William Baloi, our Desk & Chair Directors, are true entrepreneurs by nature, both coming from very humble backgrounds. The dynamic twin brothers have found success in business through hard work, passion and dedication, with no dependence on Tender business.

Initially involving themselves in warehousing and delivery management of Office Furniture, they have gradually progressed through a true passion and commitment to clients, to becoming Directors in Desk & Chair. Recently the Balois have launched a charity program centred around assisting with underprivileged schools, and have successfully included Desk & Chair as a contributor to this great initiative.

Through this initiative, our Desk & Chair customers are now able to offer their second hand furniture for donation to our school charity program, giving them the ability to give back as well as earn more social development.

 

WHY DESK AND CHAIR 

Desk & Chair is a rapidly growing solutions driven business, with our core focus solutions for business enterprises across Southern Africa. All our products are sourced directly from factories, affording us the opportunity to deliver a product range of the best value and quality. Our objective is to simplify the Office Furniture Buying and selling processes, we have therefore conceptualised and marketed our ranges to further accentuate our value and ease of purchase.

These concept ranges, as well as the balance of our product offerings, are all available in a matter of days due to our in stock programs. We are able to offer our clients delivery and assembly, depending on location, using our own trucks and experienced friendly staff. Our sales consultants will interact directly with you to assist from planning, selection, through to implementation and delivery.

We are also able to offer our clients the benefit of financing their office furniture purchase for a period of up to 36 months through our internal finance company. Please feel free to come through to our fully equipped showroom, conveniently located just off New Road in Midrand, where you can meet one of our experienced, friendly sales team!

TURNKEY SOLUTION

We pride ourselves in our ability to offer our customers an end to end solution, from planning through to implementation.

FLOOR PLAN, LAYOUT & DESIGN

Desk and Chair offer our clients a 2D digital floor plan scaled down to enable our clients to visualise their office furniture layout.

Giving peace of mind and assurance that once your furniture arrives it will be the perfect fit for your environment.

FREE CONSULTATION

Our sales consultants have years of experience and are happy to arrange a time to meet with you at your business premises, to better understand your suggestions and office Furniture requirements.

FINANCE OPTION

We are able to offer our clients a tailor made finance solution up to 36 months, from our in-house finance business.

 

ABOUT BIFMA

BIFMA is the not‐for-profit trade association for business and institutional furniture manufacturers. Since 1973, BIFMA has been the voice of the commercial furniture industry.

Their industry’s service to their customers – providing healthy, comfortable, and productive workspaces – rests on an infrastructure of engineering and materials standards. These standards, founded on centuries of craft and enhanced by ever-advancing science, embody the best of their knowledge on safety, ergonomics, and sustainability.

BIFMA sponsors the development and refinement of standards, educates on their importance and application, and translates their necessary complexity into more easily understood and implemented formats. They promote sustainability throughout the life cycle of commercial furniture.

STANDARDS

  • BIFMA develops, maintains, and publishes safety and performance standards for furniture products.
  • They participate in the creation of international furniture product standards.
  • They monitor and influence the application of national codes.
  • They educate customers on the significance of the standards and codes. 

SUSTAINABILITY

  • level® is the multi-attribute, sustainability standard and third-party certification program for the furniture industry.
  • It was created to deliver the most open and transparent means of evaluating and communicating the environmental and social impacts of furniture products in the built environment. 

Desk & Chair is proud to boast a strong representation of BIFMA Compliancy across our range of quality Office Chairs.

All our In-Stock Chair ranges boast a minimum Level 3 gas lift certification, and we continue to strive to offer our customers the leading quality specification at the best value.

 

ABOUT MERRYFAIR

“We build and deliver unique office chairs from design to manufacturing with comfort, style, and functionality in mind to elevate human experience of work and interaction.” - Merryfair

Merryfair was established in 1974 to manufacture component parts and sooner ventured into making office chairs in 1982. They soon became a leading office furniture manufacturer in Malaysia and successfully exported the office furniture to the international market since 1985. From their modest beginning, Merryfair is today a financially secure, modern and dynamic organisation.

CORE VALUES:

Merryfair constantly innovate and improve on their manufacturing processes, technologies and product design, and have a stringent quality control process. Their core values are:

  • Quality & Excellence
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Customer focus

CERTIFICATIONS & TRADE HISTORY:

Merryfair is committed to not only providing top quality products, but also to doing so sustainably. With their focus on durability, sustainability and quality, Merryfair boasts compliance with all of the below certifications:

  • ISO – quality management.
  • CE (EN 1335) – stability, strength and durability of office work chairs.
  • Greenguard – global sustainability (environmentally friendly, recyclable material).
  • AFRDI – Quality and useful product.
  • BIFMA – social responsibility.
  • Proud, long-standing association with the Donati Brand.


Desk & Chair is proud to offer this top quality brand to the market. We will continue to strive to offer our clients the leading quality specification at the best value.