Omnia and Mila Win ADEX Platinum

The Omnia and Mila each captured an ADEX Platinum Award in Contract Furniture –Task Seating.

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.

“Last year, we won two ADEX Platinum Awards and two more this year. We’re very proud to have won again this year,” said Dara Mir, President and CEO of 9to5 Seating. “It’s a testament to our team who works hard every day to deliver the highest quality seating at an unparalleled value.”

Click here to learn more about Omnia and Mila.

Sol Supports Today’s Flexible Workplace Needs

 

9to5 Seating launches Sol, a new task chair specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s agile workplace. Sol features a flexible back, adjustable arms and seat, engineered to support a range of working postures for users on cell phones, tablets or laptops.

Sol’s pivot-back technology was created to enable the torso rotation and side-to-side movement necessary for sharing or reading screens beyond the desktop. Its upwardly tapered back addresses the need for seating that allows for free movement of the shoulders and arms for users of devices of all kinds. These innovations round out Sol’s other ergonomic design features including adjustable arms, seat, lumbar and synchro mechanism.

Sol’s design supports its purpose with a slim layer of upholstery or mesh allowing easy movement. Sol’s modern lines and aluminum accents were created with a contemporary workspace or conference room in mind.

“Sol was imagined for integration in today’s fluid workplace,” said Dara Mir, President and CEO of 9to5 Seating. “Smart design isn’t a perk anymore—it’s how today’s offices do business.”

Sol starts at $925 list, is BIFMA LEVEL 1, GREENGUARD Gold certified and warranted to 300 lbs. Click here to learn more about the new Sol.

Active Seating Standout Remy

9to5 Seating enters the active seating market with Remy, a design-forward, lightweight addition to an ergo-conscious office. Remy is a motion stool with a unique curved rocker-shaped base that encourages spinal alignment and freedom of movement throughout the day.

Remy’s 20° front-to-back rock facilitates a hip-to-femur angle that engages core muscles that support good posture. Its base features a non-marking, non-slip tread. Whether at a standing desk or a standard-height surface, its push-button height adjustment and 360° swivel makes it ideal for those that like to perch, those that prefer a traditional sit, as well as those that go back and forth.

The design possibilities are plentiful with Remy. Its molded foam seat may be covered with any fabric, and it comes in black and white plastic colors. This flexibility paired with its light weight enables it to suit various environments, including cafés, collaborative zones, impromptu areas, and more.

“Remy demonstrates what is possible when innovation, design, and wellness converge,” says Dara Mir, President and CEO of 9to5 Seating. “With its stylish form, Remy complements the workspace just as well as it supports the body.”

Remy is available to order starting at $395 List. Remy is GREENGUARD Gold certified.

GSA & Disaster Recovery

On March 13, 2020, the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic was declared a national emergency.  This opened up access to purchasing from GSA Schedules to states and local governments.  This includes any State, local, regional, or tribal government, or any instrumentality thereof, including any local educational agency or institution of higher education.  Educational institutions include:

  • Local elementary, middle and high schools operated by public school boards,
  • Charter school programs that are chartered and operated by local school authorities and provide free public education,
  • Public or non-profit nationally accredited or recognized colleges, and
  • Universities that provide at least a 2-year program that offers a degree or offers credit toward such a degree.

9to5 Seating is a proud Disaster Recovery supplier (GSA Contract #GS-28F-0013X).  In addition to our standard catalog being available, we also offer a selection of seating solutions that ship in 1, 2, 10, and 15 days under the new ReadyShip for Healthcare program to aid care teams during this health crisis.

When you place your order, please include a letter that includes the following:

“This order is placed under GSA Schedule #GS-28F-0013X under the authority of the GSA Disaster Purchasing Program. The products and services purchased will be used in preparation or response to disasters or recovery from the major disaster declared by the President.”

If your order includes any products from the ReadyShip for Healthcare line, please ensure that you request ReadyShip lead times to take advantage of our expedited shipping.

To see the ReadyShip for Healthcare products, click here.

 

Update from 9to5 Seating

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has had a profound impact on the world. We, like many of you, are planning, following CDC protocols and carefully watching the news. As we hope for the best, we are preparing for the potential impact that will affect our industry. Let me take this moment to share with you the measures 9to5 Seating is taking to minimize any interruption in service for you and your business.

Fortunately, due to our unique vertical integration and ownership of our factory in China, we are able to mitigate supply shortage issues. While the production of our Chinese factory was impacted by a couple weeks due to COVID-19, our factory was one of the first in our region to re-open. Currently, our factory is at 100% production capacity and we are adding staff to increase production. Our outside suppliers are averaging at 80% production capacity, and we are receiving daily updates. We are, also, maintaining our weekly shipping schedule of containers of component parts to our factory in California.

Also, in anticipation of the Lunar New Year, we proactively increased our supply orders. This effort has helped buffer the situation. Again, due to wholly owning our own factory and controlling the supply, we are in the practice of holding plenty of safety stock in China so that we do not have to wait for parts to be produced.

Regarding transportation, while we do not have full control over our logistics partners, we are utilizing vessel lines that have the fastest service.

At our Hawthorne HQ, we are closely monitoring the situation and following CDC guidelines for the health of our employees and visitors. Both our factory production team and our Customer Care support team are fully staffed and orders are being processed and shipped as usual. We know many of you have asked that outside visits be kept to a minimum and have asked our sales representatives to honor your policies and keep their group meetings to a minimum. However, they are ready to support you, as always, with project support, individual meetings and samples.

With health at stake, these supply issues are small in the grand scheme of things. However, doing our small part to keep your business thriving matters to us. While we are doing our best to plan and execute during this difficult time, there may be some developments beyond our control that may disrupt our supply chain. With this in mind, please allow as much time as possible on projects with critical installation dates and convey those dates to us.

As this situation evolves, we are committed to providing open communication. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to anyone on the 9to5 Seating team. We are here to help in any way we can.

On behalf of the 9to5 Seating team, thank you for being a loyal partner. We hope that you and your families stay healthy and safe during this time.

Introducing Omnia

Artistic. Simple. Beautiful.

Each one of Omnia’s sculpted lines and curves is deliberate, from the smooth, easy-to-hold pull handle to the rounded waterfall edge seat.  Its airy, easy design also boasts cleverly hidden controls that deliver personalized comfort.

BEAUTIFULLY SIMPLE. Inspired by nature, Omnia’s frame is organic and minimalist.  The one-piece mesh seat and back enhances its graceful, sweeping lines.

ANYWHERE & EVERYWHERE. Omnia fits in any workspace – collaborative areas, conference rooms, touchdown spaces, open environments, and beyond.

DESIGNED TO FIT YOUR MOVEMENT. Sit up straight…or not.  Shift, tilt, and face left or right.  Whatever your favorite posture is, Omnia supports it.

EFFORTLESS COMFORT. It’s never been easier to adjust your chair.  Omnia’s intuitive integrated controls are at your fingertips. Tilt back, lock it upright, move up or down, all at the flick of a lever.

ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT. Omnia’s featherweight frame allows you to move it around freely.

See Omnia on display at NeoCon in our showroom #10-109.