KI UNVEILS NEW FURNITURE, TECHNOLOGIES, AND SHARES MARKET INSIGHTS AND EXPERTISE AT NEOCON EAST 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 28-29, 2010
Baltimore Convention Center
KI Booth #1057
BALTIMORE – KI displays its latest furniture that enhances the quality of healthcare, education and corporate environments at NeoCon® East 2010 in spaces 1057 and 2287.
In addition to an array of new products, market experts from KI will be on hand to discuss the latest market trends and the important role of furniture in creating healing environments, collaborative work settings, and advanced learning spaces.
“Today’s architects, designers and facility managers face an array of considerations, such as aesthetics, functionality and flexibility when specifiying furniture for specific environments,” said Shawn Green, vice president of product management, KI. “At KI, we address their challenges head-on with market insights, industry knowledge and expertise and custom solutions. We welcome the opportunity to talk with customers and show them some of the products we’ve developed to help meet their needs.”
Making headlines at NeoCon East is a series of new products from KI: Unite™, the Lyra™ Collection, Strive® Nesting Chair, Soltíce® II Recliner, the Avail™ Task Chair and eCoupled™ Wireless Power Technology.
An integrated, flexible system that works together for all the ways people work, Unite serves as the unifying element that bridges architecture and furniture design. A customizable, flexible solution that can be designed to meet the specific aesthetic and functional needs of a workspace, Unite components include seating, movable walls, and desking.
The Lyra Collection makes its NeoCon East debut. Lyra represents a fresh, modern interpretation of a classic design that provides a powerful, yet understated visual language to complement virtually any environment. Lyra’s simple form and elegance are enhanced through the use of mixed materials, allowing for a dynamic visual range that spans formal and informal settings. Lyra is the ideal form for creating visually compelling yet functional spaces that are as impressive as they are welcoming.
The Strive Nesting Chair, designed by Giancarlo Piretti, extends the Strive Collection by combining the convenience of a nesting chair with affordable comfort.
Strive’s versatile, highly mobile nesting chairs are ideal for fast-paced learning and training environments, yet elegant and comfortable enough for conference rooms. The collection’s signature flex-back allows for maximum functionality. Strive Nesting Chairs shares a common design with the rest of the Strive Collection, featuring the same look, comfort, and affordability, which simplifies specification for multiple environments.
Also shown for the first time at NeoCon East is the Soltíce II Recliner. The Soltíce II Recliner is a seating solution that offers enhanced versatility for healthcare environments, while providing durable construction, intuitive features and elegant design. While accommodating the need for comfort and safety, the Soltíce II Recliner features central-locking casters with 360-degree rotation, allowing caregivers to complete tasks with ease. Its simple, elegant design coordinates with a broad collection of other Soltíce products to create a consistent look throughout a healthcare facility.
Making its debut at NeoCon East is Avail Task Seating. Avail provides essential comfort and support at a realistic price. By combining a soft, resilient seat with the supple flexibility of a mesh back and supportive synchrotilt, Avail lets you sit comfortably for an extended time. Avail provides everything you need without unnecessary features, resulting in a durable, functional task chair at a price you can afford.
eCoupled provides wireless power management to any applicable furniture surface. Without the conventional restraints of cords, connectors or contact points, eCoupled seamlessly provides power to common office devices, including laptops, cell phones, PDAs, digital cameras, and more with over 98 percent efficiency. KI serves as a development partner with Fulton Innovation, creator and licensor of eCoupled technology.
New collections from Pallas® Textiles, a subsidiary of KI, will also be shown at NeoCon East 2010, including the Artisan Collection, High Fidelity and Entwined.
KI Showroom Highlights
In addition to new products, KI’s showroom features a series of proven furniture designs for education and business markets:
• Strive® Seating Collection—The latest innovation in “flex-back” seating, Strive offers
users enhanced comfort at an attractive price point. Crafted by internationally renowned
furniture designer Giancarlo Piretti, Strive is the first chair collection to use the natural
properties of reasonably priced and 100 percent recyclable polypropylene to achieve a flexible
• Genius® Movable Walls—Revealing a series of aesthetic enhancements, including concealed
sliding door components, streamlined panel-to-panel connections and flush connectors, Genius
walls establish a clean, seamless look in any environment.
• U-Series™ Storage—KI’s U-Series storage makes prudent use of space while gaining a wide
range of organization opportunities. U-Series is an active and accessible storage collection
designed to augment existing KI systems configurations, including WireWorks®. Highly
accommodating, the U-Series storage collection delivers more relevant, efficient and economical
options for today’s modern workplaces.
• 700 Series® Filing and Storage—a workspace solution that adapts to the way users work.
The stylish filing and storage options allow users to create an attractive office environment that
can also increase efficiency and productivity. An essential part of KI, 700 Series lateral files,
pedestals, storage units, bookcases, and vertical files are compatible with a variety of
• Altus™ Task Seating—KI’s Altus family of seating will also be introduced to showcase its
consistent comfort and design continuity. Its contemporary linear style displays a strong
aesthetic with precise finish details. The Altus family includes a fabric task chair, mesh task
chair and conference chair and offers such features as a lumbar adjustment and supportive
KI will also introduce a new space (#2287) dedicated to showcasing its wide array of healthcare solutions.
To learn more about KI’s presence and products on display at NeoCon East, visit: www.ki.com/neoconeast. To follow the action of the showroom, visit www.ki.com/facebook or www.ki.com/twitter.
KI manufactures innovative furniture and movable wall system solutions for education, healthcare, government and corporate markets. The employee-owned company is headquartered in Green Bay, Wis. and operates sales offices and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia. KI tailors products and service solutions to the specific needs of each customer through its unique design and manufacturing philosophy. For more information, visit www.ki.com.
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