BioFit Announces new Line and New ACAD Symbols
BioFit Engineered Products, a globally recognized manufacturer of specialized ergonomic seating solutions, will demonstrate its latest technical seating for laboratories and proprietary digital technology March 6 − 9 at Pittcon 2017 in Chicago. Designs from the company’s premier line − MVMT™ – featuring the QR Code Profile System, will headline the exhibit. Other highlights will include models from the bimos by BioFit Collection − Neon seating with an exclusive quick-change upholstery system and the Fin sit-stand − as well as product demonstrations and consultation on key differentiators of specialized workplace seating.
MVMT seating was developed for use in the laboratory, technology, healthcare and industrial sectors, and in standing desk applications. Jointly created with Studio Fifield of Milan, Italy, the line combines precision and durability with an aesthetic not normally associated with traditional laboratory and technical workspaces. Today, BioFit will introduce the MVMT QR Code Profile System − the first technology of its kind in the commercial furniture industry − to laboratory specifiers. The system provides customers with handheld, digital access to user information such as assembly and operational videos, warranty and reorder details and other tools correlating to the exact MVMT unit purchased, eliminating the need to keep track of printed instructions and forms as well as various website URLs.
BioFit President Ed Metzger explained:
“When developing the MVMT line, we wanted the entire user experience to be on the technological forefront. This not only included the form and functionality of the chair itself, but things like providing users with the ability to configure and order a new chair and know how much time was left on their warranty – right from a direct link to a site on their smart phone.”
The bimos by BioFit Collection is a collaboration between European seating leader bimos and BioFit. At Pittcon, BioFit will introduce laboratory professionals to Neon – the top model of the line – and the Fin sit-stand. Neon was developed primarily for use in technology, laboratory, educational, healthcare and industrial workplaces. Its quick-change replaceable upholstery system enables use in multiple environments within the same facility or instantaneous repair in the event of upholstery damage. The swiveling Fin sit-stand is designed for tasks requiring prolonged periods of standing and enables users to decrease stress on their legs and feet.
The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, or Pittcon, is the world’s leading annual conference and exposition on laboratory science. It attracts attendees from industry, academia and government from over 90 countries worldwide. Pittcon’s mission is to sponsor and sustain educational and charitable activities for the advancement and benefit of scientific endeavor. The event’s target audience is not just “analytical chemists,” but all laboratory scientists − anyone who identifies, quantifies, analyzes or tests the chemical or biological properties of compounds or molecules, or who manages these laboratory scientists. Having grown beyond its roots in analytical chemistry and spectroscopy, Pittcon has evolved into an event that now also serves a diverse constituency encompassing life sciences, pharmaceutical discovery and QA, food safety, environmental, bioterrorism and other emerging markets.
Biofit Offering New ACAD Symbols
BioFit Engineered Products now offers downloadable architectural symbols of products from its MVMT™ seating line. Two- and three-dimensional computer-aided design (CAD) symbols as well as those from the Autodesk building information modeling (BIM) program, Revit, are available through the company’s website to accommodate architects, interior designers and other space planners.
In response to a growing need within the architectural and interior design communities, BioFit added the ability to download 2D and 3D CAD and Revit symbols of models from its flagship MVMT seating line through its corporate website, biofit.com, and directly from its literature fulfillment microsite, biofit.info. The symbols allow designers and specifiers to place dimensional graphics of BioFit MVMT models they source or consider for facilities directly into their floor plans, enabling them and their clients to better visualize how the products will appear in the built environment. According to Ron Buettner, BioFit Director of Marketing, offering the downloadable symbols was a logical step for the company. He explained: “Like most industries, construction planning and facilities design has evolved rapidly from a technology standpoint, with today’s computer-generated prints heavily dependent on BIM or similar dimensional graphics of componentry, furnishings and other products. By proactively providing detailed symbols, we save architects and design professionals time and effort while ensuring their customers get a clear representation of how our MVMT series models look in their layouts.” BioFit does not charge for the architectural symbols and they are emailed directly to those requesting them once the order process at biofit.info is completed.