Ellie Charms Agency

Ellie impresses MG Marketing with its high design, and most importantly, its comfort.

One of the first thoughts that come to mind when you see Ellie from 9to5 Seating is “design.” The unique shape of this office chair gives it a very distinctive look that truly catches your attention. This office chair has a simple form, yet gives off a fun and whimsical energy. The single-molded base is elegant and minimal. For having such a design-oriented aesthetic, this chair is also surprisingly comfortable, and ideal for sit-stand use at a height-adjustable desk. The seat cushion is on the slightly firmer side, which we personally love! Another unique feature – the integrated armrests have just the right amount of flexibility.

When you sit down in Ellie for the first time, one of the things you’ll notice is the amount of back support you are given. For an office chair that looks and feels like a lounge chair, you find a good amount of reinforcement to help promote proper posture at your office desk. There is also a handle to help adjust the height of the chair. But then you discover that if you pull the handle outwards, the unique ability for Ellie to lean backward truly makes this office chair come to life.

Imagine being in a long virtual presentation with Ellie as your companion – You sit upright to be professional, but you’re comfortable as Ellie’s design gives you the support you need. You give all your best efforts in the meeting, and as soon as everyone signs off, you take a deep breath, reach down beside your Ellie, pull the handle out, and lean back as you breathe a sigh of relief and the feeling of accomplishment wash over you.

Now with a design like Ellie, it has to fit in with the vibe of your work environment. Using 9to5 Seating’s Chair Designer tool, which is both free and easy to use, you can design your Ellie office chair with virtually endless options. The Ellie models offer mid-back to high-back options, rolling casters to a stationary wire base, and many more options.

Additionally, one of the unique things about the Ellie design is that you can specify a two-tone option for the upholstery. Two-tone can be tricky, but thanks to 9to5’s precision craftsmanship you can count on the alignment and seams to be tight and precise. There is also the option of choosing different colors and/or fabrics on the inside and the outside of the chair. With hundreds of fabric options for the inside and outside upholstery, plus the option to spec your fabric, the design options are essentially limitless. Be sure to preview the exact look of your Ellie before specifying it, on the Chair Designer This way you can ensure that your Ellie fits perfectly into your design.

The applications for this chair are broad and range from corporate workstations, conference rooms, collaborative spaces, hospitality, higher-ed admin facilities, and beyond. One note for small businesses and end-users: when the office chair first arrives, you quickly realize that it requires minimal assembly. In fact, no tools are needed when setting up Ellie. All the pieces slide into place, and the chair is secure and ready to be used immediately. Two thumbs up to Ellie, a design-oriented, and very comfortable office chair!

HCD 2022

9to5 Seating is excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at Healthcare Design Expo & Conference.

Healthcare Design Expo & Conference is the ultimate networking, education, and product-sourcing event for the healthcare industry. You can see the newest products from 9to5 Seating while learning about the latest research, trends, and strategies from peers and experts.

Check out a sneak peek at the 9to5 Seating products you can expect to see in our booth. Also, stop by the booth to enter our chair giveaway contest.

Healthcare Design Expo & Conference is in San Antonio, TX, October 9-11. Visit the 9to5 Seating Booth #743. 

Follow us on social media for live updates from both shows. See you there!

Pictured: HÅG Capisco
Pictured: Vox
Pictured: Dash

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.

 

The Swiss Army Knife of Seating – Vox & Dash

“It’s as versatile as a Swiss Army Knife.” We’ve all heard this phrase, and most people instantly understand the analogy….Whatever is being referenced is dynamic and offers a wide range of utility. But why the Swiss Army Knife? And what does this have to do with office chairs? Here’s the quick backstory. It all started in the 1880s when the Swiss Army decided they needed a new tool for their soldiers. Based on the given requirements for this tool, the officers in charge of the project decided that a folding knife would be the best possible solution. It needed to be able to open cans of food, help with cooking, serve as a utensil, perform maintenance on soldiers’ rifles, and cut things as needed. The resulting knife was ironically produced by a German company until 1891 when Karl Elsener, owner of a surgical equipment company, set out to manufacture the knives in Switzerland. Long story short, the rest is history, with millions and millions of this utilitarian knife sold.

So, if there were a Swiss Army Knife of chairs, what would it be and who would produce it? It would need to be offered in a range of styles, configurations, and finishes. It would need to be styled in a way that works throughout a variety of spaces. And of course, it would need to be offered at a reasonable price. Easy answer! It’s Vox and Dash by 9to5 Seating, and here’s why.

Vox is an ideal, contemporary, multi-purpose seating solution. Created for collaboration spaces, flexible workplaces, training areas, break rooms, and just about anywhere else. It’s an enterprise-wide solution. Post-pandemic, organizations are looking for more versatility in their facilities and office furniture. This means rethinking what spaces look like, how often employees use them, and how the furniture within these spaces needs to adapt to changing needs regularly. Vox is ideally suited for offices, hospitals, and higher education environments where high traffic, turnover, and public use create harsh demands for any chair. The durable, easily cleanable surfaces allow Vox to continue to perform and sit after sit. You might think a chair like this doesn’t offer built-in ergonomics, right? Wrong! Ergonomics come standard with Vox’s unique flex zone allows someone to stretch back. Learn more here.

 

Turns out great things come in pairs! Vox, the perfect “Swiss Army Knife” solution, has a partner in Dash. This uber-functional chair is loaded with features that make Vox proud. The Dash multi-purpose office chair also offers built-in ergonomics. What does that mean? In simple terms, many people can use the chair throughout the day with super easy adjustments to accommodate various body types and sizes. This makes the Dash ideal for multi-shift offices and production facilities with constant turnover of staff. Dash doesn’t stop there. It’s also great for healthcare, higher education, and other workplace environments.

Dash shares the same unique flex zone as Vox. The back allows it to flex with the user as needed, providing a more comfortable seat. Users find this feature comfortable and appealing when sitting for long periods. Like Vox, Dash offers a variety of options: four-leg, sled, glides, casters, bar or task stool, and with or without arms. Then there’s the customizable plastic in 12 colors or an upholstered seat. The main difference between Vox and Dash is Dash’s perforated back which allows for easy breathability. Click here to learn more about Dash.

All these options from Vox and Dash have us wondering…Shouldn’t the phrase be “It’s as versatile as a Vox or Dash from 9to5 Seating?” One thing is certain – when specifying an office chair, task chair, executive chair, or just about any other type of chair, 9to5 Seating is your best choice for versatility, design, and value.

 

 

 

Celebrating Earth Day

So, what do sustainably manufactured office chairs have to do with Earth Day? Well, the connection starts with a senator from Wisconsin and a nation that was ready to listen to the environment.

It was the ’60s. A time of significant change – the civil rights movement, war protests, a space race, and geopolitical tensions just to name a few of the more popular topics. But it was also the beginning of public awareness for the environment and living organisms in a different way than ever considered by previous generations. A junior senator named Gaylord Nelson had been concerned about the impacts of industry on the environment in the United States for a while now, and then it happened. In January 1969, he and many others saw the devastation caused by an enormous oil spill not far from 9to5 Seating’s future home, off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. This disaster proved to be the pivotal moment that generated a groundswell of interest in the idea of proactively protecting the environment, and sparked a grassroots movement that would lead to the founding of Earth Day in 1970.

Supported by over 20 million Americans, the creation of Earth Day was an event that brought out the best in humanity. It was a unique alliance between Republicans, Democrats, rich and poor, urbanites and farmers. There was broad, non-partisan support for the concept of protecting our common home in the universe. In fact, the Earth Day movement led to the creation of the EPA, National Environmental Education Act, OSHA, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and the Federal Insecticide Act. Collectively, these laws have protected millions of people and brought about a consciousness for protecting our world, which in turn, has helped spark a desire for many corporate citizens to also do their part.

Enter 9to5 Seating. Going back to the family roots as a company, we believe in the principles of Earth Day. So how does 9to5 Seating practice this with more than just a “feel good” corporate statement on sustainability? It starts with an intrinsic commitment to do business the right way, and it follows through with industry-leading certifications and partnerships which prove out 9to5 Seating’s desire to operate with respect for our planet. Certifications include:

  • LEED Gold Certified corporate headquarters
  • LEVEL 1 Certified
  • Greenguard Gold Certified
  • EPA Wise Program member

In addition to these prestigious partnerships and certifications, 9to5 Seating offsets its energy consumption with wind generation credits. Check out our production in real-time here.

Beyond these sustainable manufacturing initiatives, 9to5 Seating is also proud to partner with One Tree Planted, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that focuses on reforestation by planting one tree for every dollar donated. This organization is doing measurable reforestation work, including right here in California where 9to5 Seating is headquartered.

At 9to5 Seating we manufacture the best chairs and seating products in the industry, in a way that we can be proud of as corporate citizens and individuals. Learn more about our sustainability initiatives here. Happy Earth Day 2022!

Vox: Contemporary Multi-Purpose Chair

9to5 Seating introduces Vox, a new multi-purpose chair created for collaboration spaces and flexible workplaces. The collection includes a variety of models from four-leg or sled to bar or task stools, with the aim of outfitting rooms with high change-over needs.

Built with users in mind, Vox delivers more comfort than the usual multi-purpose chair. Its designed-in flex zones promote back movement that fosters health and well-being, and the waterfall edge supports circulation for a healthy sit.

The Vox collection was created as an enterprise-wide solution; it’s versatile and customizable. Choose from models including four-leg, sled, bar or task stools, with arms or without and with glides or casters. Customize by choosing from multiple plastic colors, upholstered seat or fully upholstered and a selection of frame finishes.

Vox models are backed by 9to5 Seating’s limited lifetime warranty and have achieved BIFMA LEVEL 1 and GREENGUARD GOLD certifications.  Vox chairs are built with 60% recycled material.  Vox starts at $295 List.

To learn more about Vox and 9to5 Seating’s commitment to sustainability here.

New Jax Wood Base Options

The popular and award-winning Jax Collection from 9to5 Seating is expanding with more wood leg options in high and mid-back models. The new base options come on the heels of the successful release of the Jax wood rocker base that has been popular as a way to make spaces cohesive, warm and inviting.

The Jax Collection is a standout thanks to its contemporary lines and design. The new wood bases complement the look with rich, solid high-quality wood and maple or walnut finishes. These new options springboard off the success of the wood-leg rocker model last year.

“In our ongoing conversations with interior designers, we’ve gotten nothing but rave reviews for our Jax rocker,” said Dara Mir, President and CEO of 9to5 Seating. “We’re excited to meet that demand by offering a wood base on high and mid-back options.”

Jax wood base models start at $1,995 list. To learn more about the award-winning Jax Collection, go to 9to5seating.com.

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.

Counter Stools Now Available for Kelley and Kip

The Kelley and Kip collections expand with the addition of a counter stool.

Both stacking series are available in arm and armless guest, bar, and counter stools.

Kelley and Kip are backed by 9to5 Seating’s lifetime warranty and have achieved BIFMA LEVEL 1 and GREENGUARD Gold certifications. Kelley starts at $194 List. Kip starts at $295 List.

Learn more about Kelley here. Learn more about Kip here. Or, start specifying with our Chair Designer.

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.