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.

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. 

 

Project Spotlight: Pediatric Associates of Richmond

9to5 Seating had the honor of being apart of the Pediatric Associates of Richmond project in Virginia. Learn more about the project and download the case study.

“For this pediatric office, we wanted to create a safe space that was vibrant and fun, and 9to5 Seating’s chairs  fit the bill perfectly. They’re comfortable, versatile, and can stand up to the demands of a busy environment. 9to5 Seating was the right partner to bring the project to life, and we couldn’t have done it without them!”

–Resource One Furnishings

PROJECT: Pediatric Associates of Richmond

LOCATION: Glen Allen, VA

VERTICAL: Healthcare

SALES REP: Cal Weirich

DESIGN FIRM: Hummel Associates

DEALER: Resource One Furnishings

FEATURED PRODUCTS: Link, Neo, Shuttle

 

NeoCon 2018 Wrap Up

What a thrilling NeoCon! Witnessing the 50th year of NeoCon was exciting and fruitful for 9to5 Seating. We featured new products, extensions to our very popular Lilly series, new Vivid fabric card, new M4 mesh card and twelve new plastic colors. We also hosted our first Sips + Seating party on Monday, June 11, with food, drinks and special gift. We, also, gave away  custom chairs to twelve lucky winners for our NeoCon Selfie Giveaway Contest! On top of all that, our new Mila chair (available end of this year), was a finalist for the BUILDINGS Media Product Innovations 2018 Award. What a whirlwind!

If you stopped by the showroom and you need a refresh on some of the new products we featured, check them out on our website:

For a visual reminder of some of the products you may have seen in our showroom during NeoCon (Suite #10-109), check out the photos below.

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