9to5 Seating has been honored with three esteemed GOOD DESIGN® Awards for Jax, Sol and Mila. Granted by The Chicago Athenaeum since 1950, the prize recognizes innovative industrial, product, and graphic designs from around the world.
Founded in Chicago in 1950 by pioneers Charles and Ray Eames together with former MoMA curator Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., GOOD DESIGN spotlights work that has “chartered new directions and pushed the envelope for competitive products in the world marketplace”.
Winning products Jax, Sol and Mila creatively address needs in the market while delivering on style. With dramatic silhouettes and a sculptural aesthetic, the Jax Collection is a complete lounge line with high-back, mid-back and side models to create a cohesive look office-wide. Task chair Sol features active pivot-back technology, engineered to support a range of working postures for users on cell phones, tablets or laptops. Mila enables easy ergonomic adjustment, with a mechanism that automatically adapts to each user’s weight, hidden in a contoured aluminum frame that encircles the seat and back.
“9to5 Seating is honored to be granted not one but three prestigious GOOD DESIGN Awards this year,” said Dara Mir, President and CEO of 9to5 Seating. “We are just as committed to design and innovation as we are to making it accessible to a wide audience.”
Jax, Sol and Mila are now available to order. Products can be specified using 9to5 Seating Chair Designer.
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.
Today, 9to5 Seating announced the all-new Mila, an intelligent seating solution for conference, executive and task seating.
Mila makes ergonomic adjustment easy, with a simple mechanism that automatically adapts to each user’s weight, and fingertip levers that adjust height and back tilt. The elegant contoured aluminum frame encircles the seat and back and hides the control. The arms are finished with urethane pads that are soft to the touch.
“Mila is truly a feat of design, engineering, and craftsmanship. It’s sculpture in motion – eye-catching from every angle,” said Dara Mir, President of 9to5 Seating. “With its simple, intuitive adjustments and superior comfort, it’s a chair for everyone.”
Mila Key Features:
- Integrated weight-balanced control that adjusts to each user
- Exceptional seat comfort made possible by engineered flex zones
- Distinctive sculpted aluminum frame that wraps around the back, arms, and seat
- Available in a mesh back with a soft touch back frame or a sleek upholstered back with a thin profile
Starting at $945 list for the mesh back and $995 list for the upholstered back, Mila comes standard with an aluminum base in polished or silver finishes. It is orderable through the 9to5 Seating contract dealer network. Mila is GREENGUARD Gold and BIFMA LEVEL certified.
9to5 Seating is proud to announce that the Mila conference and executive chair has received a Product Innovations award from BUILDINGS Media. The product is a member of an elite group of products that will be showcased in the August 2018 issue of BUILDINGS.
The BUILDINGS editorial staff evaluated submissions in terms of their innovation and contribution to productive workplaces. The staff then evaluated finalists in person at the NeoCon 2018 show in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. Mila received the Merit award in the Seating category.
“We’re very proud to announce the Merit award for Mila. The modern, elegant and sophisticated design of the Mila is only enhanced with its unique fingertip lever control mechanism, which we feel the A&D industry will really respond to” said Dara Mir, President of 9to5 Seating, “The award recognizes what the 9to5 Seating team has already been saying, ‘It’s going to be a hit!’”
Mila will be available December 2018 and will be orderable through the 9to5 Seating contract dealer network.