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Introducing Lota…New Mesh-Backed Seating from HON

November 1st, 2012 by Jeff Klein

Lota Seating from HON

Style and Substance, Perfectly Meshed

Open for orders 11.05.12

A great chair doesn’t have to cost an arm and an leg, it just has to properly support them. Introducing Lota, a mesh-backed chair with simplified comfort controls and all the features you would expect from a quality office chair, and a few you never expected.

3-Way adjustable arms
Counterbalance back support – no adjustment needed
Adapts to a wide variety of sizes
Simplified controls
Available in black, charcoal and navy
Available in polished aluminum or black

5 Ways to Improve Your Office Space Right Now

May 1st, 2012 by Jeff Klein

By Francesca Smith, Solutions Account Associate

Basic office needs often start with desks and chairs, but there are other ways to improve your office space right away without having to go through a total renovation. Desks, chairs, and workstations require much more thought and investment and deserve their own blog post for a later time.

Instead, I’ll focus on some lesser thought of but equally important spaces when it comes to increasing productivity, improving overall image, and enhancing retention and recruitment of employees.

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National Office Furniture Announces Fourth Annual $25,000 Gift of Inspiration for Education Environments

March 30th, 2012 by Jeff Klein

National Office Furniture announces its fourth annual $25,000 Gift of Inspiration for Education Environments. As education funding and enrichment program support remain challenged, National is pleased to offer the $25,000 Gift of Inspiration to enhance the learning experience and provide new opportunities for student and educator advancement. The donation can be used for technology needs, scholarships, training and development programs, facility enhancements or any other worthy endeavor.

Education organizations can enter now through August 31, 2012.

Healthcare Organizations Can Win a $25,000 Gift of Inspiration

December 20th, 2011 by Jeff Klein

National Office Gift of Inspiration

What would your healing organization invest in with an extra $25,000?

National Office Furniture would like to do our part in assisting your healthcare organization by giving you an opportunity to win a $25,000 Gift of Inspiration. Registration open through February 29, 2012.

Global Introduces Multi-Purpose Table System

October 27th, 2011 by Jeff Klein

Global – The Total Office introduces Junction, a multi-purpose table system designed for today’s environment. Junction can be setup with a shared leg configuration or freestanding configuration depending on the need. A shared leg configuration provides additional legroom and at the same time decreases cost due to the reduced number of legs required. A freestanding configuration allows work surfaces to be easily reconfigured providing flexibility for changing classroom and boardroom environments.

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Global Introduces Roma – The Perfect Everywhere Chair

August 2nd, 2011 by Jeff Klein


Simply put, Roma is a great looking chair that fits you and just about any where you need a place to sit down.  From the office to the home to the college dorm or hotel work desk, Roma fits the bill with great support and without taking up too much space.  Backs are available in three versions: Mesh Back, Upholstered Back or Polypropylene Back.  Roma offers a Flex – Responsive Back Support that provides support, proper spinal alignment and comfort when moving or reaching from a seated position.  The breathable mesh back in available in six mesh colors that have six matching fabric options.  Arms and armcaps are constructed of durable fiberglass reinforced Nylon, fixed height with a special coating that feels soft and warm to the touch.

Global Introduces New Graphic Seating Line

February 4th, 2011 by Jeff Klein



February 4th, 2011

Developed by world-renowned seating designer Zooey Chu, the Graphic series offers casual style and contemporary scale in an affordable ergonomic design.

The chair back features a new mechanism that places the pivot point directly below the operator’s hips allowing both the user and the chair back to pivot from the same point in a natural motion.

Graphic’s slim, Euro-style back is contoured side to side for comfort and top to bottom, integrating a lumbar support. Back options include fully upholstered, breathable mesh and a durable textured nylon back.

The chair back is designed to pivot from a point directly below the users hips resulting in a natural, ergonomic motion. The tilt tension can be adjusted to balance the user’s body weight. The chair’s back can be locked in either an upright or reclined position. Seat height and arm height are independently adjustable.

Upholstered Posture Back Upholstered seat and back. G4 arms are height and width adjustable with durable Self- Skinned Urethane (SSU) armcaps that slide forward and back.

Hon Introduces New Ceres Seating Line

January 6th, 2011 by Jeff Klein

Ceres ™

Total support is a beautiful thing.
Catches your eye. And has your back.

Ceres seating began with scientific research on how people sit. The end result is a superior sitting experience-and a stylish, beautiful chair. The aesthetic integrity of form that follows function gives Ceres its clean, purposeful appearance. Its contours and shape exist to support you completely as you move throughout your workday. As a bonus, Ceres also has the aesthetic flexibility to reflect just the right personality for practically any workplace environment.

Complete Support

In the studio of Ceres designer Wolfgang Deisig, every new concept begins with a question: What can be improved? With Ceres, Deisig set out to improve the back support delivered by work chairs. He conducted motion studies of how people sit and revealed a gap in support as they recline. The kinesthetic design of Ceres addresses this problem, keeping the backrest in constant contact with your lumbar as you sit upright, recline, or move between postures

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Register to Win $25,000 for Your Healthcare Organization

November 19th, 2010 by Jeff Klein

National Gift of Inspiration for Healthcare EnvironmentsNational offers exceptional office furniture products to value-conscious healthcare customers.  Hospitals, clinics and physician office buildings as well as alternative care facilities, such as long term care facilities, throughout the country have discovered that National’s high quality and moderately priced products offer a perfect solution to their business furniture needs.

The healthcare industry is faced with many challenges, so National would like to do its part in assisting caring organizations with an opportunity to win a $25,000 Gift of Inspiration. This gift can be used to support the needs of healthcare environments in areas such as technology, the patient experience, staff morale and training or facility enhancements.  Healthcare organizations can enter now through February 28, 2011.

We believe in building environments that promote healing and well-bring for those being cared for and their caregivers.  The Gift of Inspiration is our way of helping.

National Office Furniture Introduces New Mesh Seating Family and Hybrid Lounge/Guest Chair

October 22nd, 2010 by Jeff Klein

National Office Furniture recently introduced two seating lines: Acquaint and Mix-it Mesh Back. Acquaint offers the lounge look and feel in a guest chair footprint. The hybrid lounge, guest chair is available in nine finishes as well as Designer White and Cinder paints. Acquaint features Antimicrobial Silver Ion Protection, which inhibits the growth and spread of harmful stain and odor causing bacteria and comes with level 1 and SCS Indoor Advantage certifications. It is available with FSC certified wood which can contribute to LEED points.

Mix-It Mesh Back

Offering a contoured, cushioned frame wrapped with a supportive, breathable mesh fabric, Mix-it Mesh Back seating presents a slim profile with full ergonomic comfort. The mesh family also includes guest and stool models and boasts level 1 and SCS Indoor Advantage Gold certifications. It is also available with FSC certified wood.

Contact one of our account managers for details.

HON Introduces New Seating Lines: Nucleus, Boda & Caldo

July 1st, 2010 by Jeff Klein

A fresh new look at comfort.  New from HON, Nucleus™ brings a streamlined, high-tech aesthetic to office seating without sacrificing comfort.  Unique materials and innovative construction deliver a surprisingly comfortable sit.
Nucleus. Comfort from the inside out.

To learn more, visit

Introducing Boda™ and Caldo™. Cool Look. Cool Price. Style, sophistication and quality have never been as affordable as they are with Boda and Caldo, new chairs from the HON Company.  Designed with today’s value conscious buyer in mind, these chairs offer functionality and design normally found with a higher price tag.

National Office Furniture Introduces New Laminate Casegood Series

May 1st, 2010 by Jeff Klein

JASPER, Ind. – May 19, 2010 – National Office Furniture introduces its newest casegood series now available for order, Renegade.  This exceptional value, all laminate offerings is designed to perform in a multitude of spaces from private offices and open areas to teaming and mobile workforces.  Featuring the latest in styling and durability, Renegarde’s flexibility starts with both fully assembled units and shell based components for creative solutions tailored to the way an organization works.

HON Introduces Huddle – New Multi-Purpose Table Line

March 22nd, 2010 by Jeff Klein

In today’s office, work happens everywhere – in training rooms, project rooms, large offices -and more often than not, in an impromptu spot where two or three people want to quickly put their heads together to solve a problem.  To provide the ideal solution for today’s office, the HON Company is pleased to introduce the new Huddle™ collection of multi-purpose tables.  These thoughtfully designed tables feature smart design, flexibility, and a choice of base, edge and finish options to meet the needs of smart, agile businesses.

For more information on the Huddle family of multi-purpose tables, visit

Trendway introduces TrendWall Clear

January 2nd, 2010 by Jeff Klein

TrendWall Clear divides space by using a combination of aluminum framing elements, architectural inspired doors and ½” tempered glazing.  The system accepts modular power and data, or can be hardwired in the field.  It offers several unique architectural door options that truly differentiate it from other systems.

TrendWall Clear, a sleek floor-to-ceiling storefront solution that combines high-end aesthetics with practical features.

Visit Trendway’s site for more details

The HON Company Introduces New Logo and Branding

December 30th, 2009 by Jeff Klein

For some time now, there has been a “buzz” in the office furniture industry reflecting the direction of the second largest office furniture manufacturer, the HON Company. To better reflect the energy within HON and the “at-your-service” attitude of its members, the company has introduced a new logo and branding initiative – the first such endeavor in more than 40 years.

Visit HON’s site for the full press release

Announcing the $25,000 Gift of Inspiration for Healthcare Environments

November 5th, 2009 by Jeff Klein

The healthcare industry is faced with many challenges, so National would like to do its part in assisting caring organizations with an opportunity to win a $25,000 Gift of Inspiration.  Healthcare organizations can enter November 1 through March 31, 2010.  Simply register your organization at, and you will be automatically entered to win the $25,000 Gift of Inspiration.  It really is that simple.  No purchase necessary, no strings attached.

HON Thinks Green

April 1st, 2008 by Jeff Klein

Leading Office Furniture Manufacturer Has
Long History of Environmental Responsibility

Muscatine, IA – April 15, 2008 – Sustainability and environmental responsibility are increasingly important issues in today’s society. At The HON Company, the second-largest office furniture manufacturer in North America, conserving raw materials is not a new concept. In fact, it’s something the company has been doing since its inception.

“More than fifty years ago, HON made recipe card boxes from pieces of scrap metal generated from our contract business,” says Mindy Billingsley, environmental marketing manager. “Today, we practice one of the industry’s strongest and most comprehensive programs to conserve raw materials and reduce waste.”

Beyond HON’s dedication to sustainability in product design, the company also has a number of programs in place to save the Earth’s resources. Having adopted the old adage, “waste not, want not,” back in 1947, it remains part of HON’s DNA and has shaped the company’s ongoing pursuit of environmental stewardship.

Kentwood Office Furniture expands Trendway Partnership

January 1st, 2008 by Jeff Klein

Kentwood Office Furniture is excited to announce an expansion of our partnership with Trendway Corporation in the Detroit, MI marketplace. Since 2006, Kentwood Office’s Jackson, MI location has been a successful dealer partner with Trendway Corporation. “Trendway’s speed and customer service is helping us win with our customers”, say Bob Hogan, Director of Sales in Detroit, “expanding into Detroit will give us the opportunity to broaden our customer base with the exceptional systems products that they bring to market.” The Kentwood Office team in Detroit is excited about the partnership and is looking forward to hosting our existing and new customers for a tour of the Trendway showroom in Detroit.

Founded in 1968 and based in Holland Michigan, Trendway Corporation is a manufacturer of office furniture committed to offering high quality products backed by an exceptional service model. Because Trendway is an employee owned company, every team member takes great pride in what they do-especially in shipping on time. Eighty percent of standard orders ship in 2 weeks or less. Customers can count on their orders arriving on time and complete, because Trendway holds the industry record of 99.9 percent for on-time shipments. If that’s not fast enough, Trendway offers a wide range of products through Trendway Xpress(r). These orders average 3-day shipping. Trendway is so confident in its ability to maintain this superior level of service, they offer the On Time or Free Promise.

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