Why are cubicles so expensive?

Cubicles can be very expensive when bought brand new and can range from $3,500 up to $10,000 each. Cubicles are expensive because they have an enormous amount of parts, electrical, glass and engineering that goes into them. Most cubicle desktops are rated to support op to 1,000lbs and most are rated to absorb sound. Perhaps the main reason they are so expensive is branding. Higher end cubicles such as Herman Miller and Knoll are very well known brand names. These names are attached to well know furniture designers and architects such as Charles Eames or Frank Lloyd Wright. There are off brand cubicles that are less expensive such as Friant, Open Plan Systems, AiS, AMQ or Clear Design. These cubicles range from $1,300 to $3,500 each when purchased brand new.