Ellie |Designer’s Dream that Delivers Ergonomics

9to5 Seating is launching Ellie, a highly customizable, fully upholstered stylish chair for task, conference rooms or collaboration spaces. With elegant curved lines, Ellie aims to elevate the market for spaces that change throughout the day—including home offices.

Ellie combines task-seating-level ergonomics with plush lounge comfort, merging functionality with appealing design. With a multitude of base and finish options, Ellie in mid-back or high-back complements any kind of work space from corporate settings to open-concept offices or at-home work. Depending on space and style needs, choose from a black or gray five-star base, a four-star aluminum base in black, white or polished finish, or a wire base in black, gray or silver. The easy-to-use weight-balanced synchro mechanism makes customization personal.

Ellie’s precision upholstery work means designers can easily create personalized two-tone design, combining colors, textures and patterns everywhere—front, back and seat with optional coated textile armrests, making Ellie more durable for every day use.

   

Made of 95% recycled materials, Ellie is the latest proof of 9to5 Seating’s commitment to sustainability and helping the planet. Ellie is GREENGUARD GOLD and BIFMA LEVEL 2 certified.

“We’re excited to introduce Ellie to the 9to5 Seating portfolio,” said Dara Mir, President and CEO of 9to5 Seating. “This impressive chair exemplifies 9to5 Seating’s push for a high design, ergonomic, sustainable and highly customizable seating solution.”

Ellie starts at $1445 and is now available. Check in with your local 9to5 Seating Sales Representative for a demo and go to 9to5seating.com for more information.

 

NeoCon Interior Design Trends

It was great to return to theMART for this year’s NeoCon. It’s a great time to show off the newest and upcoming products and also check out the interior design trends that are dominating the industry.  We’ve put together a few observations and created a summary of interior design trends we noticed at NeoCon.

  1. The Work-From-Home Movement

Work from home was generally considered a perk, and slowly trending up before COVID, and now it’s an expectation that has exploded across industries. According to Pew Research, 61% of those with a workplace out of the home are choosing not to go into their workplace. The interior design industry is responding by accommodating this new hybrid work mentality and providing small collaboration spaces for those required to come in a few days a week. This is usually when in-person meetings occur in order to best utilize this face-to-face time.

This year, 9to5 Seating highlighted a new product that fits into a collaboration space and private space. The new fully upholstered Ellie offers a playful design for those short meetings when a team needs to brainstorm, lean back and let the creative juices flow. It also offers ergonomic comfort for long sits in those private breakaway spaces when you need to put your head down and just get through something.

Pictured: Ellie
2. Breakaway Spaces

This is another trend that’s been developing over the last few years. Space planners and designers realize that employees don’t want to work at the same spot or in the same manner all day long. For those in private cubicles there need to be small collaboration spaces. But, for those in open offices, there need to be private areas to break free from the noise and clutter.  Numerous research shows that productivity actually increases by moving around, collaborating in different places besides your workstation, and taking breaks throughout the day.

Manufacturers continue to step up and deliver unique private spaces and thoughtfully designed furniture to promote mental health breaks.

We’ve found many interior designers specify the Omnia chair for those offices that require a chair to move from a workstation to a private breakout space. Its light frame allows for easy mobility while its sturdy mesh provides all-day comfort.

Pictured: Omnia
3. Piece of Home

We saw several beautiful and innovative products that are helping bridge the gap between the comforts of home and the functionality of the office. 9to5 Seating has a range of soft seating and lounge chairs that are comfy and offer the “resi-mercial” look and feel.

The Jax and Lilly lounge series come in a variety of models that bring comfort and style to any private office, conference room or breakout space.  These stylish options are so comfy they will almost make you forget you’re at work – perfect for those who are still adjusting to being back in the office. These chairs are customizable with endless fabric and finish options.

Pictured: Lilly Rocker
Pictured: Jax lounge
Pictured: Jax Side
4. Biophilia

This one ties to the resi-mercial theme, but it was also so prominent that it deserves a separate mention. Manufacturers are embracing the nature theme everywhere possible. From potted plants embedded in shelving systems to entire green walls and dedicated planters as space division, the trend for green was strong all across NeoCon this year.

 

We can’t wait to see these trends continue to thrive and evolve over these few months. And we look forward to seeing what next year’s NeoCon will bring.

 

HÅG Capisco and HÅG Capisco Puls Achieve LEVEL 2 Certification

9to5 Seating products have once again received BIFMA LEVEL® 1 Certification, with HÅG Capisco and HÅG Capisco Puls earning LEVEL 2 Certification. The classification, granted by the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association (BIFMA) is an industry-wide recognition for sustainability.

Developed in accordance with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) procedures, “LEVEL” is awarded to office furniture products that meet the stringent, multi-attribute ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard. This LEVEL certification from BIFMA is the preferred sustainability standard for the General Services Administration (GSA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the state of California. Additionally, LEVEL certified products are preferred for projects being considered for WELL or LEED building certifications.

The HÅG Capisco and HÅG Capisco Puls LEVEL 2 certification recognizes the products’ sustainable design. Originally, the product development team integrated sustainability early in the design phase which meant the chairs garnered more credits within the LEVEL certification process.

The design team prioritized assessing the environmental impact of the HÅG Capisco and HÅG Capisco Puls. Both products were reviewed in an objective report (Environmental Product Declaration) gauging their effect on the environment throughout their life-cycles. This assessment examined the recycled content, material efficiency, chemical make-up and greenhouse gas impact of the product. This in-depth analysis enabled 9to5 Seating to earn the LEVEL 2 classification for HÅG Capisco and HÅG Capisco Puls.

This latest BIFMA assessment once again confirms 9to5 Seating’s commitment to transparency and sustainability in manufacturing its products.

To learn more about 9to5 Seating’s commitment to sustainability visit 9to5seating.com/sustainbility.

New Nautilus Textile Collection

The new 9to5 Seating Nautilus card features durable performance textiles including polyurethanes and vinyls in seven patterns and 80 design-friendly colorways and textures. This entirely bleach-cleanable offering includes options with an anti-microbial finish and adds to 9to5 Seating’s broad library of carded and graded-in fabrics.

Aimed at filling a demand in the market for reliable textiles designed for high-traffic spaces, the Nautilus patterns all have 100,000 or more double-rub abrasion ratings. The card includes A or B grades for accessibility and value in today’s competitive market. All patterns have a 10-day lead time.

As part of 9to5 Seating’s commitment to sustainability, all textiles on the Nautilus card are free of flame retardants.

“It’s another example of how we’re anticipating the needs of today’s buyer—conscious of durability and ease of disinfecting,” said Dara Mir, President and CEO of 9to5 Seating. “The Nautilus Collection satisfies that requirement while integrating design trends in colors and texture.”

Most of the textile patterns meet the BIFMA HCF 8.1-2019 Healthcare Furniture Design Guidelines for Cleanability. Check out the Nautilus Textile Collection here.

CET Designer Extension Available Now

9to5 Seating announces the launch of its CET Designer Extension, providing  customers a new way to get exactly the seating they need. The entire 9to5 Seating catalog is available and free to access. Developed in conjunction with Servex, a Configura Implementation Partner, the 9to5 Seating Extension enables users to perform expert space planning quickly, easily and accurately.

“Thanks to our Implementation Partners, manufacturers like 9to5 Seating have yet another way to create an Extension in CET Designer outside of Configura,” Peter Brandinger, Configura Vice President of Business Development said. “We’re happy to have 9to5 Seating join our CET community. The addition of their Extension allows our users to have a greater variety of products to design spaces.”

Used by thousands of people globally, CET Designer helps manufacturers and their dealers by providing a single software solution for space planning and product ordering.

“Developing our Extension on CET Designer is another way to make it easy for people to do business with us,” said Dara Mir, President and CEO of 9to5 Seating. “It’s always about exceeding our customers’ expectations.”

The CET Designer Extension adds to the company’s suite of customer-centric tools that includes 2020 Cap and Giza, ProjectMatrix and Revit as well as 9to5 Seating’s popular product visualization platform, Chair Designer.

Project Spotlight: Prime Health

Healthcare is an important vertical for 9to5 Seating, so we are excited to share this project for Prime Health in Tennessee.  Learn more about the project and download the case study.

“When NOI was tapped to deliver solutions for Prime Health, we turned to 9to5 Seating because we knew we could get design and functionality at a great value. The Neo task chairs and Zoom stools in matching white frames gave the space a cohesive look.” – Nashville Office Interiors

PROJECT: Prime Health

LOCATION: Franklin, TN

VERTICAL: Healthcare

SALES GROUP: Innovative Marketing Group

DEALER: Nashville Office Interiors

FEATURED PRODUCTS: Cosmo, Diddy, Lilly, Neo, Zoom

Neo Lite now available

 

Neo Lite is now available. Neo Lite provides even more value with slightly different features from the Neo.

Neo Lite features:

  • Same Neo back with integrated lumbar
  • New seat with 4.5″ of molded foam
  • More arm options
  • White and Graphite Gray frame and mesh colors

Learn more about the Neo Lite and customize the Neo Lite for a project spec using our Chair Designer.

Luna and Neo Receive GSA Approval

9to5 Seating receives General Services Administration addition to their contract GS-28F-0013X for new series: Luna and Neo.
SIN 711-18: Multi-purpose seating

The Luna and Neo are two additions to the task/work seating, focusing on function, ergonomics and long-lasting comfort. These two chairs come fully loaded with standard ergonomic features and provide long-lasting comfort at budget conscious price points.

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. Check out our seating selection for more information, or begin customizing a chair for your next project with the new Chair Designer.