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.

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.

Material Cleaning Guide

9to5 Seating’s broad selection of high-performance textiles includes vinyl/PVC, polyurethane, silicone, and Crypton® options. Although each fabric type has its unique characteristics, all of them resist moisture and stains, are easy to clean and disinfect, and are available in a variety of different patterns and textures. Download some of our most popular performance performance options and their cleanability data here.

In addition to offering selections from our own label, we’ve partnered with some of the most trusted brands in the industry for even more choice: CF Stinson, Knoll, Maharam, Momentum, and Ultrafabrics.

9to5 Seating Mesh, Plastic, and Metal

All of these surfaces can be disinfected with a 1:10 ratio of bleach to water. Following the application of the bleach application, remember to wipe down with water, and dry with a clean cloth.

Vinyl/PVC

Vinyl is known for its ethylene-based coating that laminates the textile. This coating enables it to easily withstand stains, spills and many chemical cleaners. It is an excellent choice for those that are cost-conscious while still requiring design flexibility. Vinyl is not biodegradable and contains phthalates.

Polyurethane

The key to polyurethane longevity is the plastic-based resin. PU fabrics are generally softer than vinyl and can mimic other textiles with ease – even leather. PU is breathable and does not retain heat.

Silicone

Sand is processed into silicone monomers and polymers that result in a textile that is inherently anti-fungal and anti-mildew. Silicone is also a non-toxic and stain-resistant choice. Even ink and marker lifts with ease. It will not crack or peel.

Crypton®

Crypton’s patented technology repels both water- and oil-based stains. This technology also gives it its inherent moisture barrier while also being breathable. With its soft hand, Crypton options are virtually indistinguishable from woven fabrics.

To see the EPA-approved disinfectants for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), click here.

Creating safer environments is our shared goal. Please contact your local 9to5 Seating Sales Rep for any help you may need choosing a high-performance textile for your seating.

 

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.

Best-Selling Lilly Collection Expands with New Counter Stool

9to5 Seating is expanding its popular Lilly collection with the addition of a high-design counter stool for café, dining and collaborative spaces.

The new counter stool with a 24” seat height comes with a black or silver wire frame with foot rest for design simplicity. Available in in fabric, vinyl or leather with stitching detail, the new Lilly stool is made for a variety of applications. The new stool features a molded foam seat for comfort and optional glides for various floor surfaces.

The new addition marks an expansion of the stool options for the best-selling Lilly collection of lounge and side seating.

“What makes our Lilly collection so popular is the versatility combined with elegant design,” said Dara Mir, President and CEO of 9to5 Seating. “The new 24-inch counter stool is a natural expansion of the collection following the huge success of the bar stool model launched last year.”

The new counter-height stool starts at $605 List, is certified BIFMA LEVEL 1, GREENGUARD Gold certified and warranted to 300 lbs. Learn more about the new Lilly counter stool here.

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.

 

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.