Reshaping Education with SitOnIt Seating

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Our team recently had the pleasure of participating in a webinar with our SitOnIt Seating Team to discover how the pandemic is reshaping education.  This presentation beautifully showcased what is happening in education with regard to where students learn, the use of technology, how we are focusing on wellness and safety, and of course, product trends!

Where Students Learn

Homeschooling will increase

Continued eLearning / Hybrid attendance

Flexible / Mobile Structures and Furniture

Increase in outdoor learning

Our team has experienced this with our children as they have ebb’d and flowed from classroom to home to hybrid and back again.  We see how flexible environments (ie. our showroom) promote comfortable eLearning as our little students move throughout the space seeking lounge furniture, active seating options, or the privacy of the Mute Box (by Artopex).  Comfortable, flexible spaces also help to reduce stress and fatigue from over-exposure to technology.

   

Use of Technology

Video Assited Learning

Augmented Reality Learning

Technology will create new opportunities / digital ecosystems

We have had high school physics lessons, Future Problem Solving Club meetings and even virtual fieldtrips occur in the showroom this year.  How cool!  Technology has created new opportunities for learning!

Focus on Wellness and Safety

Focus on student well-being

More school health clinics

High performance air filtration

Traditional nurse’s offices are busier places these days!  Not only is the traffic volume increasing, but the focus on mental health and academic progress has increased demand on spaces that traditionally only housed ill children.  Hand sanitizer, temperature stations, isolation spaces … schools are looking to customize nurses offices, mental health spaces, and more.

Returning to School:  Product Trends

Divider Screens help support spatial distancing in the immediate situation and can be used for privacy in the future.

Mobile seating allows you to immediately reduce the density in a given classroom and ramp back up as appropriate for community guidelines.

Mobile storage brings much needed flexibility to the learning environment.

Mobile tables keep environments flexible.  Add a Sector Tabletop Screen to promote spatial division!

Lounge seating’s innate weight and scale make them ideal for delineating space while still facilitating student interaction.

Mobile Screens create nooks, individual spaces, and add flexibility as guidelines change.

Universal Screens retrofit to the back and/or sides of a worksurface.  Clamp on screens make a quick fix!

Build a home learning environment with SitOnIt’s Work From Home collection.  Free residential delivery and a great discount mean you can create a dedicated environment at home for less! (Did we mention the 5-year warranty?)

On the SitOnIt website you can find Education Design Plans showcasing how our collection of products work together to create standard and distanced environments ranging from student lounges to classrooms, even administrative and faculty offices!  Click on a space to explore your options, select a typical, and add it to your project in ChairBuilder!  The part numbers and finishes automatically populate with list pricing.  Quick and simple.

Learn more about SitOnIt’s approach to education here!  You can explore more ways to return to school safely, find care and cleaning guides specific to SitOnIt Seating’s products, and learn more about evolving education.  The Project Spotlight featuring Suffolk Community College is outstanding, as well!

Reach out to our team for a more in-depth presentation surrounding education trends and product highlights or for assistance in gathering furniture samples, literature or finishes for your next project!  Stay tuned for information pertaining to some fantastic promotions to support the Education buying season, as well!

Please reach out to our team for a list of sources pertaining to the above information regarding trends and more.

SitOnIt Launches Work from Home Collection

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There’s an easy way to work out of the office with comfort, style and some of the industry’s most popular chairs, desks and workstation accessories.  The SitOnIt Work from Home online shop lets you customize and order award-winning products directly with a dealer discount code (Yay for 53% off!) and free residential delivery.

The collection features the Switchback Height Adjustable table, Novo and Wit task chairs, and a variety of accessories to help you work more comfortably at home.  Finishes have been simplified to a curated collection of paint, fabric and mesh colors for ease of specification.

The new Reya table features instant installation, coming together in 60 seconds as the 4 legs twist into place for a no-hardware-required installation. Choose from metal or bamboo legs, angled or straight.

Whether it’s a full-time or hybridge schedule, the more we work from home the more we need to lean (and sit) on products that can keep up.  Make your home office feel like the real office with easy-to-assemble, high-performing solutions.

Click through the shop.sitonit.net website to explore the collection and reach out to our team to schedule a quick visual presentation covering the fine details!

DARRAN Launches Honey

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We see that work environments with natural elements lead to a higher level of well being and productivity, which is an important consideration for business in terms of responsibility to its employees and its own bottom line.  By embracing biophilic design, Honey workspace furniture addresses the needs of individual users, their varied work styles, privacy and of course, well-being.

The space-efficient 120 degree planning grid creates a flowing geometry that meanders through a room with endless possibilities for configuring the workspace.  Honey panels are soft and rounded with compound curved surfaces.  The panel height of 55″ gives the right amount of visual and sound privacy without overwhelming the space.

Honey offers open and closed collaborative zones, meeting spaces, lounge, or desking in sitting, standing, or height adjustable, adapting to the way you work.  In addition to work space, Honey has a collection of storage and lounge products that compliment the soft lines of the workspace furniture.  Thoughtfully designed, this collection integrates an open base with height adjustable bases integrated into the panel promoting a light feeling and tidy lines.

Find more images, finish options, price list and more on the DARRAN Furniture website!

Social Distance with Style

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It sounds like a tongue twister:  Social Distance with Stylish Screens from Symmetry!  Try saying that three times fast!  Symmetry has continued to polish up their screen collections following their launch of the acrlic Sector Screens, with the redesign and refinement of their privacy screens.  Mix and match fabric-covered Motif and white board Doodle screens to add texture and function to any office, as well as privacy and style.

Motif

Motif allows for customized privacy with durable fabrics designed to heal from pins, thumbtacks and more.  Integrate privacy and protection with bleach-cleanable textiles, helping to protect against COVID-19.  The eco-friendly design features single-piece construction with a HexaCore honeycomb center creating rigidity with less weight.

Height options include 12, 18 and 24 inches. Need to include modesty?  The midway and height adjustable mounts can be 30 inches high with a 6 inch+ modesty.  Width options range from 17-24 inches in 6-inch increments.

Integrate your favorite SitOnIt patterns, including:
Dice, Dynamic, Huntington, Laguna, Malibu, Monterey, Motion, Newport, Pop, Spice, Strive + Venice.

Need a bleach-cleanable fabric divider? We recommend the following:
Cover Cloth, Faux Felt or Synergy by Momentum Textiles

*If you plan to clean with bleach, we recommend you do not tack those surfaces.

All of the above materials can also be added to the Symmetry mobile pedestals to coordainate your whole space from seating to screens.

Doodle

Doodle is the playful partner to Motif, with the same height, width and mount options but in markboard form. This screen stands up to endless scribbles while maximizing privacy and providing a protective barrier.

Visit the Symmetry Website to download sell sheets, explore your options and more.

Contact us for more information on these new additions to the Symmetry family!  We’d love to provide your team with customized training and more information on the details that make these screens unique.

Mix, Pitch, Venue + Switch from Claridge Products

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Claridge Products is proud to present four new and distinctive product lines which were featured at NeoCon 2019.

Together with their design partners, Q design, Claridge is fully committed to creating innovative design driven contract furniture that facilitate the effortless expression of inspired communication – from the boardroom to the classroom and anywhere thinkers and problem solvers meet to exchange ideas.

MIX –

The new MIX line features highly customizable, mixed material dry erase mobile markerboards and tackboards.  Those who design for collaborative communication environments now have more flexibility to achieve their desired aesthetic.

Pitch –

The inspiration for the Pitch board grew from the aesthetic of free-standing pivot mirrors. This lighter scale, residential form lends itself well to the interiors we see or design.  A variety of finish options allow this family of wall-mounted and mobile boards to thrive in a wide range of environments.

Venue –

Venue seamlessly integrates into the open plan, collaborative team space, and the built environment with its slim architecture and mindful details. Laminate, textiles, or writable surfaces allow complete customization whether you’re looking for dividers or mobile boards. The timeless design creates adaptive communication boards that compliment existing or new workspaces.

Switch –

Switch was designed to be agile in the ever-changing work and learning environment.  The simple form of the mobile legs allow for in-line nesting, taking up a small footprint when being stowed away. Add a pop of color with the integrated marker tray, or layer wall-mounted boards with magnetic tackable pads, arranged anywhere on the surface.

Need help finding the best writing surface and visual display products for your environment?  Reach out to our team!  We can’t wait to help!

Chameleon by DARRAN Furniture

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Chameleon is a curated collection of desking, simple storage and screen solutions that are easy to configure and personalize from a hand-selected palette of wood, felt and acoustic materials.

Like its namesake, Chameleon captures the essence of adaptability. Chameleon is suited to outfit an entire workplace, from making impressions in executive suites to modernizing mobile work terminals. Mark Müller’s design makes the most of your space by supporting private office, touch down stations, meeting areas and cafes with a coordinating selection of seating options. Rounded corners, organic shapes and cushions perfectly balance comfort and productivity.

The strength of Chameleon is that it can be all things depending on specification. The system is configured with desks and storage to connect tasking and teaming. Table desks with solid wood legs are available in a range of fixed heights that gang together or overlaid on credenzas of varying elevations. Stackable units and lean lines create levels of elevation while subtly defining personal space.

Divide space with mobile screens that accommodate a range of colors and materials from markerboards to tackable fabrics.  Mobile pedestals boast a playful, enlarged caster and unique shapes and colors to add flare to mixed solutions outside of the Chameleon family, as well.  Bring the whole space together with shelving that can be as open or private as needed.

Find the price list, spec sheet, Revit symbols and more on the DARRAN Furniture website!  Need specification help?  Give us a call and we will engage DARRAN’s design team to customize Chameleon for your space!

Trinity Furniture’s Latest

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Trinity Furniture has introduced several new products this year!  Bringing their product offering full circle, they now span from traditional and transitional into contemporary office furniture.  When considering what to bring to market, the Trinity Furniture team stayed true to their commitment to their mission and values, incorporating environmental sustainability into well-designed furniture in the most responsible way possible.

Savoye

Inspired by the Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye located just outside of Paris, France, the Savoye Collection embodies many of those same modern architectural characteristics.  The design portrays a delicate floating body supported by an almost vanishing base.  Both lounge + table units consist of simplified, clean forms scaled and proportioned to give a light, very spatial and minimalistic aesthetic.  This collection consists of club chairs, start-center-corner-end, sofa and both off modular and free standing table pieces.

Vroom

Seemingly plucked from the interior of an exotic race car, Trinity’s new Vroom seating is visually stimulating and impeccably tailored. Its cradle of molded high resilient polyurethane foam is reinforced with structural steel for superior comfort and all-day seating support. A wide selection of standard metal and wood bases are available to suit any seating requirement.

Ziggy

Ziggy continues our race toward new products with a cute bucket-style seat.  The new Ziggy chair is thoughtfully designed with the same stunning tailoring and attention to detail as it’s friend Vroom.  A wide selection of standard metal and wood bases are available to suit any seating requirement.  Specify this chair with a cleanout or without.

Vroom is a recent big winner with Contract Office Marketing with over 25 chairs on the project!  Why did Vroom beat out the competition?  Comfort, customization and price point!  We have both Ziggy and Vroom available as samples in our showroom.

Learn more about these new products and more by visiting the Trinity Furniture website!

 

 

Axel by Artopex

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Axel is the newest generation of tile systems furniture by Artopex for the design of open spaces.  Inspired and ingenious, this cohesive solution creates spaces imbued with authenticity and movement.

The Axel tile system was designed to easily complete all your daily tasks: Open area workstations, brainstorming space, acoustic meeting room, relaxation area, manager office, closed office and nomadic station, and more.  Keep an open mind to discover all Axel’s possibilities and variations.

An extended selection of materials and finishes, rich textures, and numerous design options are all ways to communicate the distinct DNA of each space.  The integration of pavilions helps solve privacy issues while keeping things light.  Every work station becomes an individual ecosystem that optimizes concentration and productivity.

     

Reach out to our team for advance training and resources to help make specifying Axel easy, or allow us to help by engaging the Artopex team of designers!

Learn more about Axel, explore typical layouts, or experience Artopex’s rich materials library online.  Meet Axel in person by visiting our Minneapolis-based showroom and see how we work.

Divide Space with Novus

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This month, Oasis Berco launched Novus!  Novus is a multi-functional zoning system for storage and separation inspired by the ever-changing workplace.  Build your Novus unit piece by piece to create your ideal configuration, choosing from 12 standard powder coats, 12 standard laminates and 36 standard fabrics!

Sleek, clean lines and robust steel construction, enhanced with wooden elements help create collaborative or individual spaces within a space.

Create modern, stylish shelving up to 5 shelves high, then add cabinets, planters, acoustic panels and more to meet your specific needs.  Corner units, counters and bridges allow you to go beyond storage, creating multifunctional spaces.

Get mobile, adding casters to smaller units for more flexibility in your space or tuck in the Novus Mobile easel for an industrial companion to your brainstorming sessions and boardroom meetings.

Contact us to learn more, or if you’re more of an independent study, visit the Oasis Berco website!