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.

 

 

 

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.

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.

 

Stacking Reinvented

 

9to5 Seating is launching Kip, a groundbreaking all-mesh stacking chair and stool collection. The new line elevates the multipurpose space and combines unprecedented style and convenience at an accessible price point.

Kip features a level of design and support that sets it apart from other seating in this category. Its all-mesh construction comfortably relieves pressure points, while supporting up to 300 lbs. The collection is easy to clean and disinfect with just a 1:10 bleach-to-water ratio.

Built light with mobility in mind, Kip was created for spaces that see a rotating group of users in the course of a day such as cafés and large public areas. Its angular frame complements the chair’s seat and back lines in Black or Dove Gray mesh and plastic. Models include side chairs, counter-height stools (24” seat) and bar-height stools (29” seat). Sides stack nine on the floor or 24 on the optional dolly. Counter and bar stools stack five on the floor.

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

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.

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

Mila now available

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.

2019 NeoCon Recap

What a show! NeoCon 2019 was a record breaking year for 9to5 Seating. We want to thank everyone who visited the showroom and celebrated our 15 year anniversary with us during our Sips + Seating party. We, also, want to thank our staff for all their hard work that made NeoCon possible.

Did you get a chance to visit our showroom and explore our new products, like our Omnia and Mila? How about our new Breeze fabric program? If not, not a problem! Check out the photos below for a look at our showroom and from our Sips + Seating party. Go to our Facebook page for full albums of our showroom and from our party. Also, you can take a virtual tour of our showroom by clicking the play button below: