NeoCon 2021 Recap

9to5 Seating had a great NeoCon this year! Despite the lower attendance for the show overall, the buzz over 9to5 Seating at this year’s show was electric.

This year, 9to5 Seating moved to a new and larger showroom (Ste. 1095) reflecting our growth, passion and values that continue to drive us. The larger space allows 9to5 Seating to display our broad portfolio of products as well as entertain and host events, like our Monday night Sips + Seating party!

Also, this year, 9to5 Seating won two prestigious product design awards for the HÅG Capisco: the Interior Design Magazine’s HiP Award and Metropolis Magazine’s MetropolisLikes x NeoCon award. 9to5 Seating is proud to receive these two distinguished awards and will continue to add more high design products to our portfolio, like Jax, Kip, Mila and Sol.

For a virtual tour of the new showroom, click the image below. Remember to roll over the hot spots to learn more about each of the products in our showroom.

Check out more photos from the new showroom and Monday’s Sips+Seating party.

Also, a huge thank you to our staff, operations team, factory teams, Bear Construction and Kuchar Studio for pulling this showroom together!

 

 

Pictured from left to right: HÅG Capisco, Vox, Sol, Mila
Pictured: Vox
Pictured from left to right: Luna Side and Luna
Pictured: HÅG Capisco Puls

Pictured: Sophie series
Pictured: Luna series
Pictured: Jax series
Pictured: Lilly lounge series and Offect Carry On ottoman
Pictured: Ellie Pro
Pictured from left to right: Vault, Cydia, Kelley and Kip
Pictured: Lilly counter height stool
Pictured: Clary, Neo Lite and Neo
Pictured: Sol and HÅG Capisco Puls

 

New Products and New Look at NeoCon

9to5 Seating will be returning to NeoCon in person this year. The seating leader plans to unveil a new showroom that reflects the approach to their award-winning product design: inspiring design, versatile, flexible and comfortable.

9to5 Seating’s new showroom was created by acclaimed Chicago design firm Kuchar Design Studio with the goal of creating a clean, “gallery” feel that can be embellished and modified over time. With curved platforms and rugs in natural shapes, the space aims to be both modern and inviting, in synch with the brand’s seating.

The new space uniquely expresses 9to5 Seating’s design direction, where products can be used for different purposes throughout the course of a day. According to Sarah Kuchar, owner and creative director of Kuchar Design Studio, “the flow of color through the space – a nod to the brand’s name – was inspired by daylight from morning to night, moving from warm tones to cool and back to warm just as the sun rises and sets.” Vignettes with tinted glass backdrops create a sense of the changing light of a day. Throughout the showroom, this motif of morning-to-night serves as a backdrop to task, conference and lounge seating.

“We’re excited to unveil our new showroom and showcase some versatile design touches this year in the return to NeoCon,” said Dara Mir, President and CEO of 9to5 Seating. “The new space allows us to highlight the design-centric offerings including the HÅG Capisco, Vox and Dash multi-purpose series, new wood leg bases options for the Lilly and Jax collections and the award-winning Sol, Mila and Jax lounge series.”

Visit 9to5 Seating at NeoCon in suite 10-95 to see the new showroom and product updates. Also, mark your calendars and come party in the new showroom Monday, Oct 4, 4 p.m. RSVP with your 9to5 Seating Representative.

For more information stay tuned via our social media: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter.

BIFMA Compliant

 

9to5 Seating is proud to announce that our chairs have been approved for BIFMA Compliant. BIFMA Compliant is an industry-wide registry of furniture products that conform to BIFMA safety and durability standards. Compliant provides clarity to the market by differentiating products that meet established industry standards.

With an array of options available on the market today and recognizing that individuals and organizations are now outfitting home office environments, BIFMA seeks to help all consumers make confident furniture buying decisions. The registry is a resource for both specifiers and buyers to quickly identify quality products that comply with safety and durability standards.

The new BIFMA Compliant program complements the existing LEVEL Sustainability program and further establishes BIFMA as the resource for the furniture industry.  Both registries run on an ecomedes platform designed to optimize product purchasing.

BIFMA Compliant 9to5 Seating Chairs:

The remaining 9to5 Seating chairs are scheduled to be BIFMA Compliant by end of 2021.

 

New Leather Card

 

9to5 Seating is excited to announce an accessible new leather card with high-quality, top grain selections from Europe. This card features a variety of leathers, grades L3 to L5, from entry-level to premium quality. Highlands from 9to5 Seating comes in black for broad appeal while a selection from Green Hides includes new pattern Vulcano in addition to existing Sierra and Lena offerings. All patterns are bleach-cleanable—ideal for today’s market. The new card complements 9to5 Seating’s broad textile program of carded, graded-in and COM offerings.

The new leather card reflects the ever-changing market with fresh colors, textures and grains for ultimate customization. The Sierra and Lena patterns have expanded to include new, on-trend colors. And newcomer Vulcano integrates color and texture, combining distressed leather with the durability of modern tanning in a greater variety of neutral colors.

With bleach cleanability becoming a must in today’s market, the new leather card offers the security and confidence consumers are looking for. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the World Health Organization recommend using a bleach solution to disinfect against today’s healthcare challenges. Highlands, Sierra and Vulcano use a 10:1 water-to-bleach solution while Lena takes a 48:1 water-to-bleach solution.

Order your leather card now or check out the patterns on Chair Designer, CET and 2020. Memo samples are available through 9to5 Seating and Green Hides.

HÅG Capisco Giveaway

 

9to5 Seating is excited to introduce the HÅG Capisco and HÅG Capisco Puls. Its elegant curves are coupled with a unique shaped seat that promotes a natural upright position. Choose between three cylinder heights to sit at a traditional desk, perch at a sit-stand desk, or alternate between the two. We think everyone should try the HÅG Capisco and HÅG Capisco Puls. That’s why we’re launching the HÅG Capisco giveaway!

Enter now through June 27, 2021, for a chance to win your choice of a customized HÅG Capisco or HÅG Capisco Puls (Grade D or lower). On Monday, June 28, we will announce three lucky winners on our social media.

How to enter: There are multiple ways to win.
1. First, make sure you follow 9to5 Seating on Instagram. Look for the giveaway post and like the post. Then tag 2 friends in the comments. For an extra entry share the giveaway post in your story and tag @9to5seating. You can tag and share multiple times for extra entries.
2. For another entry opportunity, you can also enter the giveaway by going to our Chair Designer and customizing your own HÅG Capisco and HÅG Capisco Puls. Download the PDF and send it to marketing@9to5seating.com. You can do this multiple times for extra entries. Visit Chair Designer at https://chairdesigner.9to5seating.com/.

HÅG Capisco and HÅG Capisco Puls Now Available

Innovation meets versatility in the world-renown HÅG Capisco and HÅG Capisco Puls—deceptively simple task seating that packs a design punch. 9to5 Seating is excited to announce the US arrival of the HÅG Capisco and HÅG Capisco Puls — movement task seating solutions timed perfectly with the active seating movement. The HÅG Capisco and HÅG Capisco Puls, designed by legendary designer Peter Opsvik, have curved seats, reminiscent of a saddle to promote natural upright positioning along with treaded footrests for relaxation or to help you shift into different positions.

Choose from three cylinder heights on both the HÅG Capisco and HÅG Capisco Puls for sitting at a traditional desk, stretching out at a standing desk or alternating between the two. The HÅG in Balance® trademarked technology allows for continuous motion, making the shift into your next posture easy and intuitive. Go ahead and start off sitting with legs forward, or face left or right while using the backrest as elbow support, or even sit facing backward with your torso against the backrest. The standard seat slider and the height-adjustable back accommodate a variety of users. Both the HÅG Capisco and HÅG Capisco Puls are rated to 300 lbs.

Outfit your HÅG Capisco with the textile of your choice: woven, coated, or even leather from 9to5 Seating’s carded or graded programs or COM/COL. Boasting a similar form as the original HÅG Capisco, HÅG Capisco Puls comes in Black, Petroleum and Light Gray plastic with either an upholstered pad or removable upholstered full cushion.

At 9to5 Seating, we know a small carbon footprint matters to you—and the planet. HÅG Capisco and HÅG Capisco Puls are frontrunners in eco-friendly seating. From first inspiration through design and production, the ecological impact of these chairs has been a top consideration and priority. By minimizing the number of components and types of materials, we maximize our impact as mindful creators in environmentally responsible seating. HÅG Capisco and HÅG Capisco Puls are 90% recyclable and easy to disassemble for responsible sorting.

A companion chair to the HÅG Capisco, the polypropylene HÅG Capisco Puls is designed for conference rooms, lobbies or shared workspaces—anywhere that sees shorter sitting periods. Put HÅG Capisco Puls in team spaces and HÅG Capisco at your primary workstation.

HÅG Capisco and HÅG Capisco Puls are backed by 9to5 Seating’s limited lifetime warranty and have achieved BIFMA LEVEL 1 and GREENGUARD certifications. Both are built with over 50% recycled material and are rated to 300 lbs. HÅG Capisco starts at $1450 List, HÅG Capisco Puls starts at $975 List.

 

Explore the Lookbook

With over 15 years of experience in manufacturing high design, ergonomic chairs, we wanted to take the opportunity to celebrate our accomplishments by showcasing our exemplary collections and award-winning products, including Good Design Award Winners Sol, Jax, and Mila, in our new lookbook.

“We’re always exploring what’s next in design and technology, and this lookbook is a reflection of that,” said Dara Mir, President and CEO of 9to5 Seating. “Our seating has won prestigious awards, and now, clients can explore these products easily and in a visually appealing way.”

We encourage you to experience 9to5 Seating with this new lookbook by perusing below or by downloading the full lookbook here.

Sol Wins Again

Sol wins BEST of CFYC Seating- Task. MRL launched the very first Chicago From Your Couch (CFYC) in June of 2020. Over 150 manufacturers participated in the virtual special event. Then in August 2020, MRL had 30 designers (A&D, dealers and students) vote for their favorite products across 38 categories.

Click on the image below to check out the awards ceremony announcement:

Sol has also won the following awards: