SitOnIt Seating Roadshow Comes to Minneapolis!

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The SitOnIt Seating Roadshow is coming to Minneapolis Sept 14-16!

There are so many new products, and so many new ways to create an (and every) space with SitOnIt Seating this year!  That’s why they’re driving around the country to host live local outdoor events.  We’re excited to showcase some of our newest collections, in addition to our best-sellers and award winners.  It’s the perfect way to spend a day and see everything in person!

Come see us!

You can also visit sitonit.net/roadshow2021 to learn more!

Please RSVP to sales@contractofficemarketing.com

Meet Cora by SitOnIt Seating

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With expert insight from Certified Healthcare Interior Designers (CHID), Cora was designed to withstand the high demands of our modern spaces.  It’s a research-driven solution engeinered for cleanability, reliability and durability – while ensuring central comfort and cohesion across every model!

Cora is a high performance solution for multiple environments, including healthcare, education, corporate and more!  The curated collection not only meets the needs of these environments, but also fits an array of users.  An array of weight capacity warranties fit within the Cora collection – guest model (500lbs), midsize model (600lbs) and bariatric model (750lbs).  Cora also blends well with multiple SitOnIt Seating collections, including Pasea and Rio, above, and the Tensor table shown in the last photo, below.

The wall saver frame keeps things fresh, preventing scuffs and marks on walls and keeping upholstery clean.  Looped arms are streamlined yet wide enough to sit down and get up with ease.  This easy to maintain chair also features a clean-out space and field-replaceable components, including the seat and back.

Visit the SitOnIt Seating website to learn more about this versatile (and cute!) new introduction!  Here you can download the brochure to share with a friend or colleage, too!

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!

SitOnIt Seating: One Place, Every Space

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We are thrilled to share that SitOnIt Seating, Ideon and Symmetry have combined into one brand under the SitOnIt Seating brand!  This fantastic news supports the Sell the Room initiative, supporting a variety of products beyond categories and across rooms.

All products, including IDEON lounge collections, Symmetry workstation solutions, will now be available from SitOnIt Seating.  You’ll notice that ChairBuilder has expanded to include all products, as well, now known as ChairBuilder+ greatly simplifying specification and product bundling.

The SitOnIt Seating website has also grown to include planning typicals for corporate, healthcare and education in both standard and socially distanced floor plans.

Reach out to our team to schedule an overview of all that’s new from SitOnIt Seating, including phase 2 expansions of Cameo, Gobi, Envoi, Vectra and Mika, the awesome new Baja low back stool or flex back guest chair, or for an overview of our robust screen solutions!

We can’t wait to watch you Sell the Room!

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.

How Can Our Team Support YOU

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Most of us are working from home and either thriving or struggling.  The days have ticked by for nearly a month here in Minneapolis, working from home, educating our children from home, experiencing lay-offs, missing our team members and adjusting to new interns/coworkers.

Know that Contract Office Marketing – Gisela, Hannah and Leah – is here to help support you and your livlihood through thick or thin!  Whether you’re looking to advance your knowledge of industry trends, hoping to fulfill some CEU credits, or just looking for a friendly face to happy hour with .. please let us know how we can help!

Here are some suggestions:
CEU Credits – 

Next-Gen Workforce: Creating Spaces that Support Diversity, Leverage Technology and Attract Talent by Exemplis: SitOnIt Seating, Ideon + Symmetry

  • Discover the top 5 drivers of change int he workplace.
  • Learn about flexibility in meeting varying generational needs at work.
  • See what hospitality-inspired amenities are expected of companies.
  • Know the role of technology integration has in creating agile workplaces.

Turn Workspaces into Idea Places by Claridge Products

The possibilities are endless when colleagues work together to solve problems and complete projects.  The task of creating spaces that foster idea sharing lands in the hands of the individuals who design workplaces and keeping up with the flood of changes is increasingly difficult.  This course sets ou tto help you understand the opportunities and challenges of creating the spaces that invite collaboration by looking at today’s writing surfaces.

Visual + Acoustic Privacy Made Simple: Best Practices for Improving Modern Workspaces and Designing for Improved Acoustic Performance: Achieving Speech Privacy in Modern Workspaces  by Making Privacy Simple

This course will provide principles, trends and research behind Acoustic Design + Speech Privacy:

  • Impacts of acoustic design on the work environment and human health and wellness
  • How speech privacy is achieved and measured
  • The ABCs of Acoustic Design
  • High ROI Solutions – acoustic panels and adaptive sound masking in productivity, speech privacy, health and welfare, and green initiatives
  • Design issues and the drawbacks of ignoring acoustic performance in modern workspace design
Product Training

Schedule a zoom meeting with our team for product training!  Gisela and I would love to connect with you and your team to share the latest from our manufacturers!  Exemplis in particular has published INCREDIBILE trainings showcasing our new product introductions, healthcare textiles, and more.  Brush up on the new Axel frame and tile system from Artopex, discover what makes Claridge unique, or learn about your new favorite sound masking team in Texas, Making Privacy Simple!  Discover Chameleon or the most attractive height adjustable desk in the industry (to quote Gisela!) with Central Park from DARRAN Furniture, and more from Oasis Berco, Berco Designs, you name it!

Reach out to our team!  We’re here for you, Minnesota, North Dakota + South Dakota! (And you over there, Western Wisconsin!)

Designed for More with Exemplis

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For 20+ years, SitOnIt and Ideon have been the leaders in providing aware-winning design – and 2019 was a very prolific year!  Last year, the Exemplis family of brands, SitOnIt, Ideon + Symmetry, launched more new products, innovations, enhancements and collections than ever before.  This California-based manufacturer wanted to celebrate and showcase their achievements in a way that’s special to people like you who inspired them to do more!

Check out the Designed for More look book to meet the multitude of lounge, task, collaboration and accessory products launched throughout 2019.  We can’t wait to see how you put them to work!

 

Visit the SitOnIt website to download your copy or check out the video of the Designed for More look book.  Share it with a friend, colleague or customer!