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.

 

Flokk and 9to5 Seating

9to5 Seating joins leading furniture group Flokk

(Hawthorne, CA., November 26, 2019) 9to5 Seating has been acquired by Flokk Group, the leading European manufacturer of office seating and workplace furnishings, which will continue to build on 9to5’s excellent position in the US office furniture market.

“We are proud to join Flokk, which is well recognized across the industry as  one of the most innovative and design-oriented manufacturers of workplace furniture. We have established a strong position in our key U.S. market and invested heavily in modern production facilities in California and China. We look forward to becoming a part of Flokk to further grow and expand 9to5 Seating to the benefit of our dedicated employees and end customers,” says Dara Mir, CEO and President of 9to5 Seating.

Originating from a group of Scandinavian brands (HÅG, RH and RBM) with some of the industry’s most efficient manufacturing plants in Røros (Norway) and Nässjö (Sweden), Flokk has led the way in the consolidation of the European workplace furniture industry. Supported by its majority owner Triton, the group has acquired the Swedish companies Malmstolen and Offecct, the Benelux market leader BMA, the Swiss market leader Giroflex, and the Polish market leader Profim. With the acquisition of 9to5 Seating, Flokk expands its footprint in the important U.S. market.

“Flokk is building a leading international workplace furniture group both organically and through active use of M&A. We are very excited to have the 9to5 Seating team join us on our growth journey. 9to5 Seating is a strong fit with Flokk and has realized an impressive record of delivering strong revenue growth while maintaining industry-leading margins over the past years on the back of targeted product development and superior manufacturing capabilities. 9to5 Seating has built an excellent stand-alone platform for further growth and by leveraging Flokk’s extensive manufacturing, logistics and go-to-market know-how, we believe we can take 9to5 Seating to the next level and realize its high ambitions for the future,” says Lars I. Røiri, CEO of Flokk.

Founded in California in 2004, 9to5 Seating has developed into an established manufacturer of office seating products in the U.S. market, leveraging its ability to combine style, value and quality in its offering. It integrates extensive flexibility and customization in its product development approach to be able to meet the comprehensive seating needs of the modern office.

“With the acquisition of 9to5 Seating, we will take another significant step towards becoming a true international powerhouse in this industry. 9to5 Seating is a well-run, fast-growing company with strong market positions which will bring substantial value to the group,” concludes Mr. Røiri.

To read more from Flokk about the acquisition click here.

About Flokk

Flokk is the leading manufacturer of high-quality workplace furniture in Europe, developing a growing family of brands. The company is proud owner of the HÅG, RH, Giroflex, BMA, RMB, Offecct, Profim and Malmstolen brands. More than 2,300 employees work together to achieve its vision: Inspire Great Work. The company’s head office is in Oslo, Norway, with main production units in Røros (Norway), Nässjö (Sweden) and Turek (Poland). The company has additional sales offices in Denmark, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, UK, France, Switzerland, Singapore, USA, Canada, China and Australia. Flokk products are sold in more than 80 countries worldwide. In 2018, the company recorded a proforma turnover of NOK 3.0 billion (USD ~330 million). For more information, please visit www.flokk.com. 

 

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:

New plastic colors for Kelley, Shuttle and Bella

9to5 Seating launches twelve new plastic colors to popular multi-purpose series Kelley and Shuttle. Last year, 9to5 Seating launched twelve new plastic colors to the Bella series.

Twelve new plastic colors include: Federal Blue, Crimson Red, Tangerine Orange, Lemon Yellow, Apple Green, Lagoon Blue, Azure Blue, Latte, Cloud Gray, Dove Gray, Black Swan and White Whisper.

The expansion of twelve new plastic colors to the Kelley and Shuttle enhances the 9to5 Seating multi-purpose chair options, which include stacking, nesting, task and task stool models.

“We are always working on product enhancements that will provide more options to our customers. Expanding the new plastic colors to popular series, like Kelley and Shuttle, was just a natural progression,” said Dara Mir, President of 9to5 Seating.

The new plastic colors for Kelley, Shuttle and Bella chairs are now orderable through the 9to5 Seating contract dealer network.