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.

Performance 3.0

As part of the ongoing partnership with Momentum Textiles, 9to5 Seating is launching the Performance 3.0 textile card for commercial, healthcare and education markets. The selection features a range of bleach-cleanable performance textiles in 10 patterns and 70 colors, including EPU polyurethanes, silicones and recycled polyesters with Crypton® finishes. Performance 3.0 is the latest addition to 9to5 Seating’s broad library of carded and graded-in collections.

The patterns on the new co-branded card are all high-performance and easily disinfected. EPU polyurethane patterns have abrasion double rubs from 900,000 up to 1,000,000. The Silica selection is inherently anti-microbial, anti-fungal as well as resistant to permanent ink. Multiple choices with Crypton® finishes are stain- and odor-resistant with an impenetrable moisture barrier.

“Every option on the Momentum Textiles Performance 3.0 card is bleach-cleanable, sustainable, and engineered to withstand high-traffic environments – all critical considerations when choosing upholstery,” says Dara Mir, President and CEO of 9to5 Seating.

9to5 Seating joins Momentum Textiles in its commitment to sustainability. All Performance 3.0 textiles are GREENGUARD certified, made with recycled fibers, and are free of PVC and flame retardants.

Learn more about the 9to5 Seating Momentum Performance 3.0 textile card here.

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.

 

Sol Supports Today’s Flexible Workplace Needs

 

9to5 Seating launches Sol, a new task chair specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s agile workplace. Sol features a flexible back, adjustable arms and seat, engineered to support a range of working postures for users on cell phones, tablets or laptops.

Sol’s pivot-back technology was created to enable the torso rotation and side-to-side movement necessary for sharing or reading screens beyond the desktop. Its upwardly tapered back addresses the need for seating that allows for free movement of the shoulders and arms for users of devices of all kinds. These innovations round out Sol’s other ergonomic design features including adjustable arms, seat, lumbar and synchro mechanism.

Sol’s design supports its purpose with a slim layer of upholstery or mesh allowing easy movement. Sol’s modern lines and aluminum accents were created with a contemporary workspace or conference room in mind.

“Sol was imagined for integration in today’s fluid workplace,” said Dara Mir, President and CEO of 9to5 Seating. “Smart design isn’t a perk anymore—it’s how today’s offices do business.”

Sol starts at $925 list, is BIFMA LEVEL 1, GREENGUARD Gold certified and warranted to 300 lbs. Click here to learn more about the new Sol.

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.

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.

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