Chair Designer 3.0 Launch

We are excited to announce the launch of Chair Designer 3.0 to help contract furniture customers better plan for their projects.

This is a new iteration of Chair Designer 2.0, originally launched in May 2017. Dara Mir, President of 9to5 Seating explains, “We are excited to launch Chair Designer 3.0! Our team has worked tirelessly to further enhance our Chair Designer to meet the needs of our customers and Sales Reps. Our goal is to make our Chair Designer the best chair customizer and project spec tool within our industry.”

List of enhancements included in the launch of Chair Designer 3.0.:

  1. 2018 Price Book updates
  2. Users can login and maintain their user profile
  3. Users can now maintain their project history
  4. Users can upload their company logo to customize a bid
  5. Users will be able to manage their existing projects i.e. edit, remove, copy and re-download the project.
  6. Users will be able to save a project in progress or clear the project.
  7. Users will be able to specify custom price for each configured item.
  8. Users will have an option to include or exclude pricing information from the product specification pdf.
  9. Users can add tags/descriptions for configured chairs. If added, tags will also appear in downloadable project PDF
  10. Downloadable project PDF has opt-in to include a project summary
  11. Users can subscribe to the newsletter from Chair Designer

9to5 Seating understands that changes and additions can lead to questions that may need clarification. You can contact your sales representative or one of our sales support specialists at 888-925-SEAT (7328) with any questions.

USC Viterbi Alumnus Feature


President Dara Mir, was recently featured in the Fall 2017 issue of the USC Viterbi magazine. Dara Mir, a 2002 Industrial & Systems Engineering graduate, shares the unique vertical integration story of 9to5 Seating and features the major reshoring effort we have focused on for the past five years.

“‘We’re bringing back manufacturing to the States,’ said Mir, whom Ernst & Young selected as a ‘2016 Entrepreneur of the Year’ for Greater Los Angeles.”

Read the full article here.

Navy BPA at 9to5 Seating

The U.S. Department of Navy (DON) has awarded 9to5 Seating a Blanket Purchase Agreement. The Navy’s Furniture BPA program went into effect October 1, 2017 and is set to expire in five years.

Department of Navy (NAVSUP FLC Norfolk) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA for D3 Inc. d/b/a 9to5 Seating): N00189-17-A-0014. 

9to5 Seating’s Furniture BPA pertains to the following GSA SINs: 711-18: Multi-purpose Seating

All branches of the DoD can use this BPA, but they must cite the BPA on their purchase order. If you have any additional questions please contact Mike Paar at 563-940-9703 or


Go behind the scenes

How does one chair manufacturer provide a quality product and deliver value? By controlling the internal supply chain from manufacturing to end sales, in order to improve every detail of the chair manufacturing process. Check out the video and go on a tour of our facilities to experience how we have more than 10 operations under one roof. In the video, you’ll be able to take a glimpse at how the difference is in the details here at 9to5 Seating.


9to5 Seating Launches New Brand Campaign



9to5 Seating launches new brand campaign to underline its dedicated approach to providing quality and value to its customers, by ingraining the approach in every aspect of its operation.

The objective of the brand campaign is to communicate the company’s new tagline, “The difference is in the details” both internally and externally. 9to5 Seating worked with a Los Angeles boutique marketing agency to explore the company’s culture, mission, values and positioning. An internal brand campaign will be launched to staff, while consumers will experience a campaign that allows them to visualize the brand’s new tagline.

Dara Mir, President of 9to5 Seating said, “Our new company tagline emphasizes how 9to5 Seating is steadfastly committed, at every point in our operation, to provide the best quality and value for our customers. We believe that by sweating the small stuff and doing all the little things right, we’re able to offer a better chair at a better value. We think that’s pretty huge.”

This campaign follows the success of the latest advertising campaign, “The Secret is Out,” which focused on the unique company history, its vertical integration and reshoring priority of 9to5 Seating. The campaign was launched in Business of Furniture magazine and was also featured at this year’s NeoCon. The new brand campaign includes digital and social media promotion.

For more information and view our new video.