Five Things to Consider When Specifying a Chair

When it comes to your next project that requires workspace seating, how do you approach the spec? Check out whatever the big manufacturers are offering and overpay. Spec the trendy chair you saw at NeoCon? Start a Google search that goes down a rabbit trail of dead-ends? Here are five points from 9to5 Seating to consider when specifying office chairs that will help you make a more informed, smart decision.

  1. Ergonomics – If it’s not ergonomic, what’s the point? The benefits of good posture are widely known, and today’s office chairs are loaded with ergonomic features that help knowledge workers stay healthy, alert, and do their best work. A great chair should offer easy mobility and multi-dimension adjustability (reclining, height, seat depth, armrests, lumbar, circulation). The bottom line here? Make sure it’s also a comfortable work chair. Just because a chair offers ergonomics does not guarantee comfort.
Pictured: Sol

Here are a few great options to consider:

  1. Sol: unique side-to-side movement
  2. HÅG Capisco: a rare chair that supports sit-to-stand and traditional sit, movement, and posture changes
  3. Luna: great for a wide range of users, multiple adjustment options, including armrests, a seat slider, and adjustable lumbar
Pictured: HÅG Capisco

2. Customization & Style – In short, it’s 2022, so don’t settle for “standard” when customization is widely available from the best manufacturers. A great chair supplier will also be glad to offer options, price comparisons, and lead times based on various customization configurations. At 9to5 Seating, customization is standard. Color, finish fabric, legs, casters. You decide. Our online Chair Designer tool is great for seeing options and finding your perfect spec.

With all of this, be sure your chairs still look good. 9to5 Seating has racked up awards from HiP, Metropolis Likes, Good Design, CFYC, and more. No matter what you spec, rest assured our design team has your back to ensure it looks great!


  1. Quality – This should be a given, but with all of the cheaper chair options flooding the market, it’s worth asking specific questions about durability. Is the chair you are considering BIFMA compliant? Does it have a LEVEL certification? Has proper wear testing been conducted? What is the fabric rating? What is the warranty? With 9to5 Seating, the answers to all of these questions are yes, and every chair offers a limited lifetime warranty. Peace of mind that when you spec 9to5 Seating, you choose quality backed by a guarantee.

4. Sustainability – How will your spec impact the environment? It’s a valid question that is becoming a major factor in the decision-making process of design firms, facility managers, and end-users. 9to5 Seating recently launched Ellie, an innovative chair made from 95% recyclable materials, Greenguard Gold and BIFMA LEVEL 2 certified. With 9to5 Seating, “plastic” is sustainable. Another aesthetically pleasing and sustainable option is Omnia – made from 100% recyclable plastic. That’s forward-thinking when it comes to end-of-product-life options. Last, every chair from 9to5 Seating is LEVEL 2 certified, and HÅG Capisco and HÅG Capisco Puls are LEVEL 3 certified.


Pictured: Ellie
Pictured: Omnia

Beyond the chair itself, what is your manufacturer doing to be a good corporate citizen? 9to5 Seating is proud to be solar powered, LEED Gold Certified, LEVEL certified, and a proud supporter of the non-profit organization One Tree Planted – dedicated to global reforestation. Learn more about the company’s sustainability policy.

5. Overall Value – Are you getting your money’s worth? One way to evaluate this is based on hard cost. 9to5 Seating wins here, with a wide range of chairs starting under $1,000 list price. However, there’s more than price when it comes to value. What do you get for the price? With 9to5 Seating, all boxes are checked when it comes to ergonomics, customization & style, quality, and sustainability. This adds up to make 9to5 Seating a leader regarding overall value for your spec.

So, what’s most important when specifying workspace seating? The answer depends on your organization’s specific needs, budget, and use cases. There’s no one right answer, but with these five tips, you can make the right choice.

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.




Textile Trends

The commercial furniture industry continues to rebound after COVID-19, but instead of just going back to “business as usual,” many in the industry are pushing on the boundaries and helping move forward faster with innovative new products, finishes and features. Here’s a look at several textile trends we noticed at NeoCon 2022.


It’s everywhere and popping! At NeoCon, we observed a wide range of colors. Everything from bright, bold, and beautiful to more earthy and muted. In past years we tended to see a certain palette or range of color as “the” theme at NeoCon. For now, it appears to be a “wild wild West” mentality, where the more color, the better, and the more range, the better. The additional layer to this trend is that manufacturers offer more customization than ever. From UV printing to custom powder-coating and finishes, personalization of color spec is a growing trend.

Visitors may have noticed this trend in various showrooms like the 9to5 Seating showroom, whose bright, bold colors represent the sunrise and sunset of a workday. Other showrooms like Hightower went with their signature muted pastels, while Bernhardt chose the minimal white gallery showcase with pops of color added by a colored light treatment.

Performance Fabrics

This is a really interesting trend that is making its way across all industries regarding fabrics. Clothing companies like The North Face and Patagonia have long since embraced the utility of performance fabrics because they are durable, washable, and waterproof, just to name a few features. For the last few decades, auto manufacturers have been slowly phasing in performance “pleather” that looks and feels like leather but performs at an even higher level. Mainstream brands like Lululemon and Levi’s have been weaving performance fabrics into everyday clothing like jeans and work pants. The furniture industry has taken notice as well.

9to5 Seating just introduced a new Ultrafabrics textile collection, Impress the Senses, offering performance, safety, and design in one bundle. These patterns are bleach-cleanable, meet the SCS Gold Certification, and pass a minimum 250,000 double rub test. Looking for more performance collections from 9to5 Seating? Check out the 9to5 Seating Nautilus and Momentum Performance fabric cards which many of their patterns offer bleach cleanability and anti-microbial capabilities.

Define Your Own Space

Another trend we noticed is textiles with a more luxurious feel – velvets, smooth felts, and more comfortable materials. This is a trend that started before COVID and has become turbo-charged. Many employers are rethinking their spaces as they attempt to accommodate employee demands to blend WFH with work from the office. Flexible spaces, lounges, pods, nooks and just about every other imaginable type of “non-traditional” workstation can be found now in the marketplace. Comfort, cocooning and creating a more “homey” space require more snuggly textiles.  The office shouldn’t look like home, but it should have some design hints and a feel that is a reminder of the comforts of home.

With this new trend, 9to5 Seating continues to add new graded-in partners to their list to accommodate the demand from designers for more “comfy” and “luxurious feel” options. Check out all the graded-in options here. 

Textiles and color create a great opportunity for both specifiers and manufacturers to rethink what a productive space should look and feel like. What helps employees feel comfortable, focused, and productive? What type of desks and seating are the most important, given the movement around open and evolving offices? Textiles and the tactile feel of a space are vitally important as the return to the office continues. Customization will  continue to play into these evolving trends as manufacturers embrace personalization and flexibility.

Why Aesthetics in the Office Matter

In nature, bees work in a symbiotic relationship with flowers. Bees pollinate the plants and in exchange, collect pollen for the betterment of the hive. A bee hive is the model of efficiency with defined roles for each member of the colony. A flower is the model of decoration with its only goal to attract pollinators to the plant using color, scent and shape to aid in its propagation.

The modern office is a blend of both — it must have the efficiency of a bee hive to ensure productivity remains high, but it also needs the beauty of a flower to attract workers and provide a space where they feel safe, happy and engaged.

Aesthetics and design matter in the workplace. But it’s about much more than window dressing. The right office design can help companies attract and retain employees, create a memorable and powerful corporate identity, improve productivity and boost the bottom line.

Here’s how:

Create a Dynamic Corporate Identity

To create a powerful corporate identity and culture, it takes more than splashing a few logos around the office. The design of the office is important, but it takes planning and the proper execution.

When done properly, creating a dynamic corporate identity can help boost employee innovation, creativity and productivity and reinforce a strong sense of pride in the workplace. Visitors notice strong corporate branding immediately and if they like it, they can become brand champions. A good workplace attracts good customers.

Jax from 9to5 Seating is a perfect example of how furniture can help build a strong corporate identity. A complete lounge collection, Jax exudes both sophistication and playfulness, a sense of style and assuredness. Jax was designed for lobby and reception areas along with cafe and collaboration settings.

Pictured: Jax side

The high-back version of Jax has a wing back for privacy and focus, excellent for creating a company culture that is serious, but gives workers a choice in how they would like to work. Both the high-back and mid-back models feature arms that are an extension of the seat and allow you to get comfortable. Jax side includes multiple bases for a variety of different applications. 9to5 Seating gives its customers many options when it comes to Jax. By simply changing the base, customers can design their own corporate identity. For example, the aluminum swivel option creates a feeling of richness and style while the steel four-leg version matched with a bright, colorful fabric is more playful and fun.

Improve Productivity and Boost the Bottom Line

The look and feel of the office can help improve productivity and create a welcoming space for both workers and customers. But to capture that productivity, workers need the right tools.

Workers spend about a third of their lives in the office. If the office is poorly designed, productivity suffers. On the other hand, if workers feel like they are in a safe, comfortable, smartly designed office that they enjoy coming to, they will reward their employers.

An ergonomic task chair is a critical consideration for any office that wants to improve productivity. It is one of the most important work tools any employer can provide to its workers.

Not all task chairs are created equally. Most important is choosing a chair designed with ergonomics in mind, easy to adjust and comfortable for long or short work sessions. Next, find a task chair that looks good and fits into the overall look and feel of the office.

Cydia and Neo Lite are two seating solutions from 9to5 Seating that prove you can find office seating that works hard and looks great.

Cydia is a full seating family whose design was inspired by the shape of a butterfly’s wings. The graceful design is carried through every part of the chair. It is perfect for those less formal workspaces yet still provides excellent ergonomic support and long-term comfort. The expansive Cydia family includes task, stool, side, conference and executive seating. Cydia comes in both mesh or upholstered back options and is available in six different mesh colors and a black or gray and white frame to fit any office palette. It comes in two sizes — high-back  for serious work and a mid-back model for a lighter look and feel. Complete Cydia with either fixed-loop or six-way adjustable arms, depending on the setting.

Pictured: Cydia Mesh

Neo Lite features a sleek, contemporary design at a fantastic price. It is “lite” in scale but is comfortable in every way. Neo Lite uses a saddle-style molded foam seat designed for comfort. It comes standard with height adjustable lumbar. Simply lean forward, slide the tabs up or down on the back, and enjoy the back support tailored just for you. Choose a white, graphite gray, or black frame with a matching breathable mesh back.

Pictured: Neo Lite

Attract and Retain Employees

According to Gensler’s most recent U.S. Workplace Survey, workers in the wake of the pandemic are looking for something different when they return to the office. They became used to their living room acting as their office and going forward, they expect the office to look more like their living room.

Furniture must be flexible, comfortable and inviting. Over time, the discomfort can lead to fatigue and eventually dissatisfaction in the workplace. Dissatisfaction can turn into reconsidering one’s place of employment and eventual resignation.

Office aesthetics are about more than just how an office looks. The right collection of seating products like the Lilly from 9to5 Seating positively impacts the workplace and helps keep workers focused and happy. And when workers are excited about coming into the office, it reflects on the quality of their work and creates fans, not just employees.

Lilly, a collection of seating includes lounge, side and stool options. Lilly’s elegant, sophisticated design and beautiful lines make it the perfect choice for creating a space that works hard and looks great. Lilly works well across the office and thrives as a lounge chair, light task or conference room seat, sophisticated side chair or even as a stool that can be used in casual offices to meet around a tall table or in a stylish cafe or hospitality setting.

Pictured: Lilly side

More than just Good Looks

Design and aesthetics mean more than just making an office look pretty. Of course, creating an attractive office is important, but the design means a lot more than how an office is decorated. Great offices are spaces where workers feel important, supported and proud of their workplaces.

When it all comes together, a high-performance office can help companies attract and retain employees, create a memorable and powerful corporate identity, improve productivity and boost the bottom line. When aesthetics and design come together, offices function like bees and flowers: They work together to create something much more than they ever could on their own.

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.


Inclusive Design is Key to the Future Office

As the modern office continues to evolve post-pandemic, it’s important for designers and specifiers to remain aware of trends and how to cater to workers as they return to the office. Numerous studies show that knowledge workers prefer working from home at least two days per week, and it’s the number one benefit employees look for when seeking a job. Based on this, the comfort and amenities of a hybrid workplace are more important than ever when it comes to attracting and retaining talent.

Forward-thinking designers are carefully considering how to create various inclusive spaces beyond the open office where employees can focus, brainstorm in small groups, collaborate in larger groups, or just relax. The open office that we all know, was evolving even before the pandemic to address these trends. Now, post-pandemic there’s an even greater need to evolve the modern office to allow for spacing and provide a “resi-mercial” feel that reminds employees of the comforts of home.

Decompression Zones

This area is exactly what it sounds like. A spot within the office where employees can kick back and relax while still getting some work done. Decompression zones are typically filled with soft seating in an open format and are less structured. Employees are free to move around this type of area without a reservation or any formally assigned workstation. Lilly and Jax are perfect office chairs for a decompression zone. They both offer a range of base options including a lounge option for a truly relaxed feel, and a rocker that gives a vibe of being at home on the front porch which is perfect for employees who enjoy working from home and want to bring that vibe into the office. According to research from the HBR, employees who take breaks throughout the day are more productive and produce better work. Don’t overlook the decompression zone when it comes to creating a productive space!

Collaboration Spaces

The goal of a collaboration space is to promote communication, idea generation, productivity and teamwork. There are many types of collaborative spaces, but here we’ll focus on two of the more popular types. First, formal collaboration spaces, which are commonly referred to as conference rooms. With a conference room, the vibe is more buttoned-up, a reservation is often required, and information is typically pushed one way, versus two-way collaboration. The Omnia chair is an ideal fit for most conference room environments. With numerous configuration options and excellent value, it’s a “go-to” for designers and specifiers.

Pictured: Omnia

For training and educational conference rooms, consider the Vox or Dash chair which offers stacking and stool options – perfect for larger collaboration spaces where a value-oriented chair is desired. The second major type of collaboration space is the open lounge space. In this type of area, a reservation is not required, there’s typically more soft seating, perhaps several types of writing surfaces, and even close access to a break area or open kitchen. Compared to a decompression zone, the goal of this collaboration space is to foster employee communication and get the creative ideas flowing, whereas, in a decompression zone, it’s more about the individual and relaxation.

Pictured: Dash


Private Spaces

When it comes to private workspaces, there are two broad categories. First is the open office workstation. This is the most common type of workspace, where an employee has a dedicated desk, chair and other accessories. In this type of environment, the employee’s chair is perhaps the most important and personal element (besides family pictures). We can all tell if our office chair has been swapped out because it just “doesn’t feel right”. The Luna task chair is a great value and a perfect fit for open office workstations.

Pictured: Luna

The other major type of private space is the walled-off, private office. These are less common as square footage per employee continues to decline, but in these types of offices, a premium aesthetic, options and a more luxurious feel are usually desired. The Jax lounge is a perfect companion for this type of office. The look and feel of this chair command respect with its bold styling and large overall frame. Combine that with a striking finish and it’s clear that users of this chair are ready for business!

Pictured: Jax lounge with Diddy

The traditional office has evolved significantly over the years and the pandemic further accelerated this evolution. Designers and specifiers will continue to need to look for soft materials that have a “resi-mercial” type of feel, customization and value. With lean manufacturing, steady inventory levels, and unparallel customer service, 9to5 Seating is ready for the future and any specification challenge!

Ergonomics in Interior Design

So we’ve all heard that ergonomics is essential for our health, wellbeing, and productivity. But, do ergonomics have a role in good design?  Based on various studies, the answer is a resounding yes! Here are four reasons why.

  1. Humans find comfortable design more appealing. This should be intuitive, but research shows that people perceive more value in devices, objects, and materials that are easy to use, comfortable, and high-quality. According to a study by Accenture, 32% of a consumer’s motivation when considering a product is the quality and ease of use, which translates to great design. When a product simply “feels right,” you assign a higher worth to it, believe it is higher quality, and naturally trust it to work better. Suppose you set two chairs side by side and one is ergonomically correct, and the other is lacking. The ergonomic chair will consistently be viewed as a better design and overall product. The Lilly is the perfect blend of ergonomics and style. The classic design is complemented by a lumbar supporting backrest and a wide range of finish options, including a rocker base for a fun alternative to the traditional office chair.

2. Ergonomic furniture helps calm the mind and promote focus. Mental health is more important than ever, finally getting the attention it has always deserved. When your body is comfortable, and in a good posture, the mind has one less distraction, improving focus. Research from Indeed shows that a focused mind increases productivity, reduces stress, and improves quality. 

One of the first steps to focusing your mind is the right task chair that feels right and doesn’t distract the user with pain points or constant adjustments. When you need to choose the best ergonomic option, the award-winning design of the HÅG Capisco is a perfect fit. Designer Peter Opsvik crafted this innovative and fun chair to think outside the box of “normal” chair design.

Need something more traditional? Check out Neo. Available as a task chair, stool, conference chair, or executive seating, it’s a genuinely versatile office chair that offers excellent value. Who knew your office chair could make you more focused and happy!

3. Happier employees perceive their environment more positively. With the return to in-person work well underway, many employers face pushback from workers who prefer to work from home. This Harvard Business Review study shows that employees want to work from home on average 2.5 days a week. Generous WFH policies are becoming a significant perk in a tight labor market. So, when employees are in the office, companies are desperate to keep them happy and keep a positive view of the office environment. Studies vary, but this Forbes article shows that the average American adult sits approximately 15 hours per day, so an ergonomically correct task chair is crucial to health and perceived happiness.

4. Enhance the attractiveness of your organization to new hires. This last one is broad but applicable. Given the extremely tight labor market, employers have to be creative and aggressive when recruiting employees. After pay, benefits, and WFH policy, many workers consider the physical environment when choosing a company. Is it up to date? Does it have a relaxed atmosphere? Are there amenities besides the traditional break room? Great design plays a critical role in defining an environment’s overall look and feel, and ergonomic chairs, desks, and accessories help deliver a positive environment.

Whether you are planning a new build, managing a renovation, or simply upgrading old furniture in the office, remember to keep ergonomics and design in mind. Balancing the two leads to happier, healthier, and more productive employees. Not sure where to start? Feel free to reach out to chair experts at 9to5 Seating for assistance. 

NeoCon 2021 Recap

9to5 Seating had a great NeoCon this year! Despite the lower attendance for the show overall, the buzz over 9to5 Seating at this year’s show was electric.

This year, 9to5 Seating moved to a new and larger showroom (Ste. 1095) reflecting our growth, passion and values that continue to drive us. The larger space allows 9to5 Seating to display our broad portfolio of products as well as entertain and host events, like our Monday night Sips + Seating party!

Also, this year, 9to5 Seating won two prestigious product design awards for the HÅG Capisco: the Interior Design Magazine’s HiP Award and Metropolis Magazine’s MetropolisLikes x NeoCon award. 9to5 Seating is proud to receive these two distinguished awards and will continue to add more high design products to our portfolio, like Jax, Kip, Mila and Sol.

For a virtual tour of the new showroom, click the image below. Remember to roll over the hot spots to learn more about each of the products in our showroom.

Check out more photos from the new showroom and Monday’s Sips+Seating party.

Also, a huge thank you to our staff, operations team, factory teams, Bear Construction and Kuchar Studio for pulling this showroom together!



Pictured from left to right: HÅG Capisco, Vox, Sol, Mila
Pictured: Vox
Pictured from left to right: Luna Side and Luna
Pictured: HÅG Capisco Puls

Pictured: Sophie series
Pictured: Luna series
Pictured: Jax series
Pictured: Lilly lounge series and Offect Carry On ottoman
Pictured: Ellie Pro
Pictured from left to right: Vault, Cydia, Kelley and Kip
Pictured: Lilly counter height stool
Pictured: Clary, Neo Lite and Neo
Pictured: Sol and HÅG Capisco Puls


HÅG Capisco Wins Two Distinguished Design Awards

9to5 Seating is honored to announce two more prestigious awards for the innovative seating product, HÅG Capisco—the Interior Design’s HiP award and the MetroposLikes from Metropolis magazine. Both honors were announced at NeoCon 2021, to recognize the very best in pioneering design.

HÅG Capisco’s unique ergonomic design has made the chair an international award winner for decades. The HÅG Capisco allows for self-directed comfort, encouraging movement and natural repositioning with supportive treaded foot plates on the base. Designed with a curved seat to promote organic upright positioning, it strikes a perfect natural angle to extend the spine and opens the chest, for comfort and beating fatigue.

Interior Design’s HiP award recognizes innovative products and highlights achievement in product design. MetropolisLikes from Metropolis magazine spotlights groundbreaking design from around the world.

“We are proud to receive the prestigious HiP and MetropolisLikes awards for the HÅG Capisco. These awards exemplify 9to5 Seating’s continued commitment to providing high design products.” said Dara Mir, President and CEO of 9to5 Seating. “We can’t wait to reveal the new products we have planned for our portfolio.”


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