Good Design Awards

9to5 Seating has been honored with three esteemed GOOD DESIGN® Awards for Jax, Sol and Mila. Granted by The Chicago Athenaeum since 1950, the prize recognizes innovative industrial, product, and graphic designs from around the world.

Founded in Chicago in 1950 by pioneers Charles and Ray Eames together with former MoMA curator Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., GOOD DESIGN spotlights work that has “chartered new directions and pushed the envelope for competitive products in the world marketplace”.

Winning products Jax, Sol and Mila creatively address needs in the market while delivering on style. With dramatic silhouettes and a sculptural aesthetic, the Jax Collection is a complete lounge line with high-back, mid-back and side models to create a cohesive look office-wide. Task chair Sol features active pivot-back technology, engineered to support a range of working postures for users on cell phones, tablets or laptops. Mila enables easy ergonomic adjustment, with a mechanism that automatically adapts to each user’s weight, hidden in a contoured aluminum frame that encircles the seat and back.

“9to5 Seating is honored to be granted not one but three prestigious GOOD DESIGN Awards this year,” said Dara Mir, President and CEO of 9to5 Seating. “We are just as committed to design and innovation as we are to making it accessible to a wide audience.”

Jax, Sol and Mila are now available to order. Products can be specified using 9to5 Seating Chair Designer.

 

 

 

Sol Wins a Product Innovations Award

9to5 Seating is proud to announce that Sol has received a Product Innovations award from BUILDINGS and interiors+sources. The product is a member of an elite group of 33 innovative products that will be showcased in the September/October issue of BUILDINGS and the October issue of interiors+sources, as well as online at www.BUILDINGS.com and www.interiorsandsources.com.

The BUILDINGS and interiors+sources editorial staffs evaluated submissions in terms of their innovation and contribution to productive workplaces. Sol received the Merit Award  in the Furniture/Seating category.

New Jax Lounge Collection

9to5 Seating is unveiling the Jax Collection, a complete lounge line with dramatic silhouettes and angles to create inviting, inspiring environments. With high-back, mid-back and side options, Jax offers seating for the entire workplace with a singular design aesthetic.

Comfort was a guiding principal in the development of Jax, which was made for lobby, reception, café or collaboration areas. Jax was engineered for an ideal sit for all users. The chair also features high-quality plush molded foam.

The Jax Collection was created to address the needs of a broad range of work environments. The high-back lounge has a wing back for privacy and focus. Available in mid-back lounge and side/guest options as well, Jax facilitates collaboration and socialization. Base options are steel four-leg, wire, aluminum swivel, or five-star. Bases come in various finishes including black, silver and polished aluminum. All models are available with contrasting upholstery.

“The Jax Collection is all about beautiful design and comfort,” said Dara Mir, President and CEO of 9to5 Seating. “With Jax, we struck a balance between a strong, sculptural aesthetic, and a soft, comfortable sitting experience.“

Jax lounge starts at $1400 List, Jax side starts at $1095 List. Both are BIFMA LEVEL 1, GREENGUARD Gold certified and warranted to 300 lbs.

Start customizing Jax with our Chair Designer or specify now on CET.

Performance 3.0

As part of the ongoing partnership with Momentum Textiles, 9to5 Seating is launching the Performance 3.0 textile card for commercial, healthcare and education markets. The selection features a range of bleach-cleanable performance textiles in 10 patterns and 70 colors, including EPU polyurethanes, silicones and recycled polyesters with Crypton® finishes. Performance 3.0 is the latest addition to 9to5 Seating’s broad library of carded and graded-in collections.

The patterns on the new co-branded card are all high-performance and easily disinfected. EPU polyurethane patterns have abrasion double rubs from 900,000 up to 1,000,000. The Silica selection is inherently anti-microbial, anti-fungal as well as resistant to permanent ink. Multiple choices with Crypton® finishes are stain- and odor-resistant with an impenetrable moisture barrier.

“Every option on the Momentum Textiles Performance 3.0 card is bleach-cleanable, sustainable, and engineered to withstand high-traffic environments – all critical considerations when choosing upholstery,” says Dara Mir, President and CEO of 9to5 Seating.

9to5 Seating joins Momentum Textiles in its commitment to sustainability. All Performance 3.0 textiles are GREENGUARD certified, made with recycled fibers, and are free of PVC and flame retardants.

Learn more about the 9to5 Seating Momentum Performance 3.0 textile card here.

Introducing Clary

9to5 Seating has launched the Clary side chair to address the evolving needs of today’s flexible workplace. Clary is designed to be versatile and coordinate easily with existing workplace designs. It is available in 24 bleach-cleanable colors for the mesh back version or thousands of textiles options for the upholstered back. The frame comes in silver and black with black and gray plastic and is available with or without arms. The many design options were created to allow Clary to be seamlessly integrated into private offices, huddle rooms, break and multipurpose rooms.

9to5 Seating developed Clary as a “universal side chair”, made to complement its task chairs including Neo, Neo Lite, Vault, Theory and Aria. Clary can be customized to complete the look of a workspace—or work as standalone seating for a collaborative space.

Clary’s wall-saver design means your surfaces are protected and glides and casters work double duty for mobility and floor protection. Clary stacks five on the floor or dolly for quick rearranging and storage.

“Clary is built for easy coordination,” says Dara Mir, President and CEO of 9to5 Seating. “Today, work happens in every corner of the office, and versatility isn’t a perk. It’s a prerequisite. We created Clary to meet that seating need.”

Clary is listed at $340. It is BIFMA LEVEL 1 and GREENGUARD Gold certified and warranted to 300 lbs.

Luna Collection Expands

With the launch of the Luna side chair, 9to5 Seating is expanding its bestselling Luna Collection of task chairs and task stools. The addition enables an entire workspace to present a unified look with coordinated task and guest seating. And with a broad variety of customization possibilities, Luna side promises to be a smart choice for easy design integration.

Luna side comes in 18 bleach-cleanable mesh colors and two plastic colors—Black and Dove Gray. An integrated pull handle and the choice of models with or without arms ensure easy portability and space planning. The chair has a four-leg wall-saver frame available in Black or Silver. Luna side stacks five on the floor and five on an optional dolly. Either casters or glides—with options depending on floor type—make it reliable, movable seating for offices, collaborative spaces or cafés.

Luna side’s designed-in ergonomics and contemporary styling echo the Luna task chair and stool. The award-winning Luna Collection includes task stools in two heights and a task chair—all with mesh back options and a variety of arm and caster choices for customization.

“Our Luna task chair has been enormously popular because it ticks all the boxes for aesthetics and ergonomics,” says Dara Mir, President and CEO of 9to5 Seating. “With the launch of Luna side, we’ve created a full suite of solutions with a singular design and signature comfort.”

Luna side starts at $320 List. It is BIFMA LEVEL 1 and GREENGUARD Gold certified and warranted to 300 lbs.

New Maharam M Series

9to5 Seating is building on its partnership with Maharam with the launch of the M Series fabric card, designed for task, lounge, guest and multipurpose seating. This new card expands 9to5 Seating’s extensive textile library of carded and graded-in collections.

The M Series card is about accessible, versatile style. It features six patterns all at Grade D – Muse, Manner, Murmur, Metric, Messenger and Meld – for a total of 114 colorways that range from striking brights to adaptable neutrals for design flexibility.

All the Maharam M Series textiles meet ACT heavy duty performance guidelines with double rubs ranging from 75,000 to 300,000. Two patterns — Murmur and Meld — are bleach-cleanable for critical disinfection.

The new collection is available now. Click here to learn more.