Flokk and 9to5 Seating

9to5 Seating joins leading furniture group Flokk

(Hawthorne, CA., November 26, 2019) 9to5 Seating has been acquired by Flokk Group, the leading European manufacturer of office seating and workplace furnishings, which will continue to build on 9to5’s excellent position in the US office furniture market.

“We are proud to join Flokk, which is well recognized across the industry as  one of the most innovative and design-oriented manufacturers of workplace furniture. We have established a strong position in our key U.S. market and invested heavily in modern production facilities in California and China. We look forward to becoming a part of Flokk to further grow and expand 9to5 Seating to the benefit of our dedicated employees and end customers,” says Dara Mir, CEO and President of 9to5 Seating.

Originating from a group of Scandinavian brands (HÅG, RH and RBM) with some of the industry’s most efficient manufacturing plants in Røros (Norway) and Nässjö (Sweden), Flokk has led the way in the consolidation of the European workplace furniture industry. Supported by its majority owner Triton, the group has acquired the Swedish companies Malmstolen and Offecct, the Benelux market leader BMA, the Swiss market leader Giroflex, and the Polish market leader Profim. With the acquisition of 9to5 Seating, Flokk expands its footprint in the important U.S. market.

“Flokk is building a leading international workplace furniture group both organically and through active use of M&A. We are very excited to have the 9to5 Seating team join us on our growth journey. 9to5 Seating is a strong fit with Flokk and has realized an impressive record of delivering strong revenue growth while maintaining industry-leading margins over the past years on the back of targeted product development and superior manufacturing capabilities. 9to5 Seating has built an excellent stand-alone platform for further growth and by leveraging Flokk’s extensive manufacturing, logistics and go-to-market know-how, we believe we can take 9to5 Seating to the next level and realize its high ambitions for the future,” says Lars I. Røiri, CEO of Flokk.

Founded in California in 2004, 9to5 Seating has developed into an established manufacturer of office seating products in the U.S. market, leveraging its ability to combine style, value and quality in its offering. It integrates extensive flexibility and customization in its product development approach to be able to meet the comprehensive seating needs of the modern office.

“With the acquisition of 9to5 Seating, we will take another significant step towards becoming a true international powerhouse in this industry. 9to5 Seating is a well-run, fast-growing company with strong market positions which will bring substantial value to the group,” concludes Mr. Røiri.

To read more from Flokk about the acquisition click here.

About Flokk

Flokk is the leading manufacturer of high-quality workplace furniture in Europe, developing a growing family of brands. The company is proud owner of the HÅG, RH, Giroflex, BMA, RMB, Offecct, Profim and Malmstolen brands. More than 2,300 employees work together to achieve its vision: Inspire Great Work. The company’s head office is in Oslo, Norway, with main production units in Røros (Norway), Nässjö (Sweden) and Turek (Poland). The company has additional sales offices in Denmark, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, UK, France, Switzerland, Singapore, USA, Canada, China and Australia. Flokk products are sold in more than 80 countries worldwide. In 2018, the company recorded a proforma turnover of NOK 3.0 billion (USD ~330 million). For more information, please visit www.flokk.com. 

 

Mila now available

Today, 9to5 Seating announced the all-new Mila, an intelligent seating solution for conference, executive and task seating.

Mila makes ergonomic adjustment easy, with a simple mechanism that automatically adapts to each user’s weight, and fingertip levers that adjust height and back tilt.  The elegant contoured aluminum frame encircles the seat and back and hides the control.  The arms are finished with urethane pads that are soft to the touch.

“Mila is truly a feat of design, engineering, and craftsmanship.  It’s sculpture in motion – eye-catching from every angle,” said Dara Mir, President of 9to5 Seating.  “With its simple, intuitive adjustments and superior comfort, it’s a chair for everyone.”

Mila Key Features:

  • Integrated weight-balanced control that adjusts to each user
  • Exceptional seat comfort made possible by engineered flex zones
  • Distinctive sculpted aluminum frame that wraps around the back, arms, and seat
  • Available in a mesh back with a soft touch back frame or a sleek upholstered back with a thin profile

Starting at $945 list for the mesh back and $995 list for the upholstered back, Mila comes standard with an aluminum base in polished or silver finishes.  It is orderable through the 9to5 Seating contract dealer network.  Mila is GREENGUARD Gold and BIFMA LEVEL certified.

See you at NeoCon

This year’s NeoCon is extra special for 9to5 Seating. This year, we are celebrating our 15th anniversary. This fifteen year mark encourages us to reflect on how far we have come, and how we will continue to grow into the future. We have reflected on our products, our customers, our staff, our production process, every aspect of our company from top down, and we make strides to improve every day.

At this year’s NeoCon, we are excited to reveal new high design products, like the Omnia. Omnia’s lightweight and unique one-piece mesh back and seat frame is sure to inspire.  Its integrated mechanism is something you’ll have to come and see! We will, also, be launching our new Breeze fabric program with over 80 new colorways. Come see us on the 10th floor, Ste. #109.

Also, we will be celebrating our 15th anniversary at our Sips+Seating party on Monday, June 10, 2019, 3-6 p.m. We hope you’ll join us at Ste. #109 on the 10th floor, for some drinks, food and an exclusive gift. This is open to the public and all are welcome!

This year, we have also brought back our popular chair giveaway photo contest. Click here to learn more.

We look forward to seeing you at NeoCon and celebrating our 15th anniversary with you! See you June 10-12, #10-109.

2019 Chair Giveaway Contest

We’re excited to bring back our chair giveaway photo contest! Enter the #HowI9to5 chair giveaway contest. Every week, leading up to NeoCon, we will be giving one lucky winner a chance to win a 9to5 Seating chair of their choice. Enter starting Monday, May 20, 2019, through Friday, June 7, 2019. See below to learn how to enter.

 HOW TO ENTER

Step 1: Take a selfie of you in a 9to5 Seating chair, or a regular photo of a 9to5 Seating chair.

* Tip: Not sure who makes your chair? Take a look under your seat. 😉

Step 2: Post your selfie on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Mention the name of the chair (if you can) and tag #HowI9to5 #9to5seating. Make sure that your profile is public, so that we can find your post.

Step 3: One winner will be chosen every week leading up to NeoCon. Winners will be announced on 9to5 Seating’s social media profiles (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram). Announcements will be posted the following Mondays: 5/27/19, 6/3/19 and 6/10/19.

Winners will also be sent a DM via social media. Winner must reply to the DM or to the email address provided in the DM. Instructions for prize fulfillment will be provided by email. Winner can choose one Lilly, Luna, Neo or Mimi and a fabric with Grade D or lower.

Review this document for full giveaway contest rules.

Good luck and remember to visit our showroom during NeoCon, #10-109, June 10-12, 2019!

Lilly and Luna win ADEX Platinum

The Lilly lounge and Luna task seating each captured an ADEX Platinum Award in Contract Furniture – Public Space Seating and Contract Furniture – Task Seating, respectively.

Conducted each year by Design Journal, ADEX (the Awards for Design Excellence), is one of the largest and most prestigious industry recognition programs for design excellence and product innovation. A panel comprised of interior designers, architects, and facility managers selects outstanding products and projects for Platinum, Gold, and Silver Awards.

The classic, sophisticated design of the bestselling Lilly lounge collection makes it an easy fit for any design. The versatility from its multiple base options and lightweight frame make it an ideal fit for collaborative and public spaces.

Luna’s signature polished aluminum accents make a striking visual impression, while its full set of ergonomic features make it a standout task chair. Luna is available with a standard seat slider, multiple controls (including weight balanced and synchro), adjustable 4-way arms, and an adjustable lumbar.

“We are thrilled to receive two ADEX Platinum Awards, especially on the 15th anniversary of 9to5 Seating,” said Dara Mir, President of 9to5 Seating. “Every day, we strive to deliver the highest quality seating at an unparalleled value, and Lilly and Luna are perfect examples of bringing that to life.”

Click here to learn more about Luna and Lilly.

2018 EdSpaces & Healthcare Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9to5 Seating is excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at EdSpaces and Healthcare Design Expo & Conference.

EDspaces is the conference advancing the conversation about the future of learning environments. It is where innovations are unveiled and collaborations form, bringing together education’s creative change agents who plan, design and manage innovative learning spaces. Leaders from school districts and colleges, architects, interior designers, distributors and exhibitors will engage and participate in the ongoing transformation of educational environments in Tampa, Florida, November 7-9, 2018. Visit the 9to5 Seating Booth #340. 

Healthcare Design Expo & Conference is the ultimate networking, education, and product-sourcing event for the healthcare industry. You can see the newest products from 250+ exhibitors and learn about the latest research, trends, and strategies from both peers and experts. Healthcare Design is in Phoenix, AZ, November 10-13, 2018. Visit the 9to5 Seating Booth #301. 

Follow us on social media for live updates from both shows. See you there!

Lilly and Mimi receive GSA approval

We are proud to announce that we have received General Services Administration addition to contract GS-28F-0013X for new series: Lilly and Mimi. Lilly receives GSA SIN 711-16: Upholstered Seating and Mimi receives GSA SIN 711-19: Stacking Chairs.

The Lilly and Mimi are two additions to the lounge and stacking seating offerings, focusing on function, ergonomics and long-lasting comfort. The Lilly is ideal for collaboration, lounge and touchdown workspaces with a versatile four base options, including wood legs. The Mimi series, with contoured shape and subtle flex back movement with pelvic support is ideal for training, collaboration and meeting spaces. The Mimi is also offered in 12 bold plastic colors.

Quality office furniture combined with unbeatable customer service, and some of the best prices and warranties in the industry have always been a focus for 9to5 Seating. With numerous features, additional options and thousands of upholstery options, 9to5 Seating strives to provide the best experience at every opportunity.

Almost all of 9to5 Seating products are GSA approved under Multi-Purpose Seating, Upholstered Seating, Stacking Chairs and Tables & Accessories. Go to the website for more information, or begin customizing a chair for your next project with the new Chair Designer.

New Vivid Fabric & M4 Mesh Launch

   

We are proud to introduce the new Vivid fabric and M4 mesh collections. The bold new colors provide more upholstery customization options for customers. You may have seen the new Vivid and M4 mesh in our showroom during NeoCon 2018.

The Vivid fabric card includes ten new colors including Crimson, Tangerine, Lemon, Apple, Aqua, Electric Blue, Cloud, Latte, Dove and Onyx. The 100% polyester, Grade A fabrics will be included in the 9to5 Seating ExpressShip fabric program. The ExpressShip program offers expedited delivery on our seating products. The ExpressShip program also includes the 9to5 Seating Signature and Momentum Swift fabric programs. Vivid fabric is available on all 9to5 Seating options.

The M4 mesh card includes ten corresponding colors including Crimson M46, Tangerine M44, Lemon M42, Apple M43, Aqua M45, Electric Blue M47, Cloud M41, Latte M40, Dove M49 and Onyx M48. The M4 mesh card is bleach cleanable and also included in the 9to5 Seating ExpressShip fabric program. M4 mesh is now available on the following series: Aria, Luna, Shuttle and Vault.

“We are very excited to launch these new upholstery options. We’ve heard from customers how they want to see more customization that allows them to match fabric and mesh,” said Dara Mir, President of 9to5 Seating, “We are even more proud, especially, because we are able to offer these bold new color options in our ExpressShip fabric program.”

For more information and to request samples contact 9to5 Seating 888.925.SEAT (7328), or your nearest Sales Rep or dealer.

2018 Mini Catalog

Did you see our new Mini Catalogs at NeoCon? The “mini catalog” is a great way to get to know our different products and find out what’s new with 9to5 Seating. The Mini Catalog provides a snapshot of each series, its models and details about the series, as well as a beautiful environment image. You can download the latest version of the Mini Catalog here, or order Mini Catalogs using our Literature Order form.