MRL NEWS & UPDATES | APRIL 2022 VOL.2
We are thrilled to welcome our newest partner manufacturers to the library, BodyBilt and Kartell – Furniture & Lighting to the library. We are also highlighting 20 new products this week by the following partner manufacturers; 9to5, Allseating, Arcadia, Dauphin, Dekko, Fleetwood, Haworth, Mayer Fabrics, OfficeSource, OFGO STUDIO, Pineapple Contracts and Scandinavian Spaces.
BodyBilt is the leading manufacturer of ergonomic seating that produces the highest quality ergonomic seating products that can be found on the market—we manufacture our seating products at our facility located in Navasota, Texas; this is where all our products are created and assembled by our employees. As a manufacturer, our focus is on providing sustainable solutions that are built for years to come. We utilize science and technology as part of our continuous improvement process. Our newer products include innovations like SKYDEX Technology, which reduces peak pressure by 60%, and our cutting-edge air cell lumbar in our mesh back products. BodyBilt is committed to corporate social responsibility as a core priority Some CSR methods include incorporating recyclable and eco-friendly fabrics. We have recently partnered with Duvaltex to provide CLEAN IMPACT TEXTILES. These fabrics are a new, industry-first material made from 100% post-consumer recycled polyester. Duvaltex is proud of this Teknik product; the company states they have no waste during the knit manufacturing process. This process helps to reduce the carbon footprint during transport and eliminates waste.
Kartell - Furniture & Lighting
70 Years of ongoing research and exchange with the great designers, with the aim of pursuing beauty and absolute quality. 70 years of market success, of cooperation and partnerships, of events and projects destined for sale and communication. Today, Kartell is the perfect synthesis of its past and its ongoing projection into the future, combining the great heritage of corporate culture with the desire to explore new paths and engage in new experiences dominated by an intense passion for creation. Founded by Giulio Castelli in 1949, in the early years Kartell took its first steps to produce the distinctive design that would come to epitomize the ‘Made in Italy’ label. In 1988 the company was acquired by Claudio Luti, the son-in-law of Giulio and Anna Castelli who had a background in fashion. The sensibility that Luti had developed under the Versace fashion house, with a love for perfection and tasteful design, heralded a new start for the brand. Luti sought collaborations with designers and architects like Philippe Starck, Ron Arad, Antonio Citterio, Ferruccio Laviani, Piero Lissoni, Patricia Urquiola, Mario Bellini, Alberto Meda and Vico Magistretti, who were responsible for those products that soon came to symbolize the brand. The fresh approach to materials dictated the new direction and brought real turning points for Kartell: studying, manipulating, and enriching materials resulted in an end product which offered unprecedented characteristics. The turning point came when, after years of research and thanks to a revolutionary innovation, in 1999 Kartell became the first company in the world to use polycarbonate to produce furnishing items. The result was La Marie, a completely transparent chair with modern, minimalist design which paved the way for Louis Ghost, still one of Kartell’s best sellers today. From this moment on, the company developed and explored the theme of transparency that has made it unique and original, continuing its research into the study of surfaces and shapes, starting with the use of new technologies and high-performance materials that have made it possible to create products like nothing ever created before. Alongside the habitat division, Kartell relaunched its lighting division, writing a new chapter in the history of lighting design. Kartell today is a company that looks to the future, with Claudio Luti sharing the helm with his children Lorenza and Federico, who joined the firm from different professional backgrounds following their university studies. Today Lorenza is Marketing and Retail Director and Federico Commercial Director. The company has expanded its horizons with new divisions and new product families, introducing new lines ranging from the soft line to another specifically designed for outdoors, as it continues to move with the times and evolve, also employing non-plastic materials and experimenting with new technologies. Kartell today is a company that looks to the future, with Claudio Luti sharing the helm with his children Lorenza and Federico, who joined the firm from different professional backgrounds following their university studies. Today Lorenza is Marketing and Retail Director and Federico Commercial Director. The company has expanded its horizons with new divisions and new product families, introducing new lines ranging from the soft line to another specifically designed for outdoors, as it continues to move with the times and evolve, also employing non-plastic materials and experimenting with new technologies. Innovation and Know How – Kartell is known for its industrial production of the finest quality design objects, with remarkable technological content, Made in Italy. From the choice of innovative and certified materials to the use of advanced technologies, Kartell is able to guarantee users of its products a collection in which technology, quality, resistance and durability are part of its DNA. The high level of stability and repeatability of the processes allows the minimization of inefficiencies and waste, favoring productions with low polluting residues that are always fully recyclable.
9to5 | 9to5 Seating introduces Vox, a new multi-purpose chair created for collaboration spaces and flexible workplaces. Built with users in mind, Vox delivers more comfort than the usual multipurpose chair.
Allseating | Watson is a stunning seating solution rooted in duality; it is both formal and casual, residential and commercial.
FLIRT SINGLE-USER TABLE
Arcadia | Flirt single-user tables offer all the convenience of their larger meeting and training table counterparts including flip-up nesting capabilities, an intuitive quick-release mechanism and durable casters for mobility.
FLIRT PRIVACY SCREEN
Arcadia | Serving as both a room divider and a means for creating private nooks for individual focus, Flirt Privacy Screens are offered in both mobile and stationary styles and nest together when not in use to provide even further convenience.
Dauphin | to-ace defines what an affordable nesting/stacking chair should deliver.
Dauphin | to-getti side chair is available on a 4 post or sled base with a raised upholstered back. It has a black powder-coated tubular metal frame, nylon glides or hard wheel free rolling casters.
Dauphin | Intensive projects require a loyal partner who supports you in all phases.
Dauphin | While you do your work, rely on your to-sync work to do its own job, supporting you with its standard ergonomic features.
Dauphin | For agile work with a fun factor: The sit-stand stool to-swift from Trendoffice is your flexible companion in every day’s office life – or during a creative break. Height-adjustable and equipped with a tilting function.
Dekko | Power supply leader ECA by Dekko announces the launch of Electrolite™ – a first-of-its-kind portable power outlet for the contract furniture industry because it combines configurable power with 360-degree intentional design.
Fleetwood | Based on a simple platform – a single, integrated back and seat in a solid shell with no ribs – Evoke is easy to use, easy to clean and easy to love.
MAARI CHAIR WITH TABLET
Haworth | The Maari 5-star base chair is now available with a dual-pivot adjustable tablet, which can be mounted for either left- or right-handedness.
Mayer Fabrics | Balance is a Mayer exclusive printed vinyl rendered in a broken plaid design with a finely textured emboss to create added dimension.
Mayer Fabrics | A little slice of textile heaven. A luxuriously supple hand, Haven emanates comfort and elegance with a range of colors from soft neutrals of Cream, Dove, and Sandcastle to deep gem tones of Peacock, Ocean, and Peridot.
Mayer Fabrics | Woven to create a lasting impression, Legacy is a piece dyed fabric that uses alternating-colored yarns to create a duotone design.
Mayer Fabrics | The appearance of a woven texture, this mid-scale mélange wave typically used in knitwear and denim industries has made its way to commercial interiors.
Mayer Fabrics | A new take on a houndstooth pattern with a rich wool like texture.
RIVETED COLLECTION BY OFFICESOURCE®
OfficeSource | Bring a rustic industrial feel to the workplace with the new Riveted Collection. This collection features distressed wood laminate and heavy duty metal with black mesh accents to create an industrial environment in the corporate office space.
STANDUP COLLECTION BY OFFICESOURCE®
OfficeSource | Health authorities recommend changing posture from a sitting to standing position throughout the day. Standing desks can help achieve this at the office. T
SPRY MOBILE ACRYLIC BOARDS BY OFFICESOURCE®
OfficeSource | The Spry Mobile Boards from OfficeSource are constructed of durable lightweight materials. The aluminum frame adds style to any presentation or shared work environment.
TRIBECA COLLECTION BY OFFICESOURCE®
OfficeSource | The Tribeca Collection of furniture offers a sleek contemporary design that makes it a great choice for your office, and for your home.
TRE COLLECTION BY OFFICESOURCE®
OfficeSource | The Tre Collection has the modern design that many are looking for.
OFGO STUDIO | PULSE digital is a slim profile electronic lock designed for use on a variety of storage solutions including lockers, pedestals, filing drawers, desks, and a variety of multi-use cabinets.
3Form Quickship | Products, Warranty
9to5 Seating | Master Fabric Price List, New Product
AIS Systems, Casegoods & Tables | Rep Update
AIS Seating | Rep Update
Allseating | New Binder Layout, New Product
AMQ | Hub Images
Anova Furnishings | Brochures
APCO Signs | Hub Images
Arcadia | Images, Brochures, About Text
BBF | Finish Swatches
Boss Design | Rep Update
BuzziSpace | Rep Update
Carl Hansen & Son | Rep Update
Clarus | Rep Update
COE Distributing | Highlight Images
Connectrac | Rep Update
Created Hardwood | Hub Images
DARRAN | Rep Update, Images, Binder Layout, New Products, Highlight Images, Pricing
Dauphin | New Products
Dekko | New Product
emuamericas, llc | Hub Images
Enwork | Pricing
ERG International | Lookbook
Falcon | Rep Update
Fleetwood | Highlight Video, Images, New Products, Binder Layout
Fomcore | New Binder Layout
FSR | Pricing, Catalog
Groupe Lacasse – Arold | Pricing
Haworth | New Product
Humanscale | Rep Update
Integra | Binder Spine Image
JSI | Pricing
Keilhauer | Hub Images
KI 1 – Seating | Warranty, GSA Products, Pricing, Spec Sheets, Brochures, Cut Sheets, Glide Guide
KI 2 – Desking & Tables | Warranty, GSA Products, Pricing, Specs, Cut Sheets
KI 3 – Architectural Products, Systems, & Storage | Warranty, GSA Products, Pricing, Specs, Cut Sheets
KI 4 – Education & Healthcare Furniture | Warranty, GSA Products, Pricing, Spec Sheets, Brochures, Cut Sheets, Glide Guide
KI 5 – Resources | Brochure, Case Study
Kimball | Graded In Fabric Listings
LightCorp | Finishes, Lookbooks, Pricing, Warranty, Terms & Conditions, Quickship Products
Mediatechnologies | Cut Sheet, About Text
MergeWorks | Hub Images
National | Alliance Graded-In Fabric Listings
National Lighting | New Binder Layout
National Public Seating | Binder Spine Image, Highlight Images
Norix | New Products, Brochures, Binder Layout
OCI Seating | New Product, Pricing, Fabric Cards
Office Star Products | Brochures
OfficeSource | Highlight Images
OFGO STUDIO | New Product
Pallas | Rep Update
Pineapple Contracts | New Product
Primeway | Finish Cards
RFM Seating | Pricing
Safco | Catalog
Safco Select | Catalog
Sauder Worship | Brochures
Scandinavian Spaces | Images, New Product, Hub Images
SitOnIt Seating | Pricing
Source International | Quickship Products
Teknion | Quickship Products
Thonet | About Text, Rep Update
Tonik | Spec Sheets, Videos
Watson | Rep Update
Wieland | Pricing
Workrite Ergonomics | Hub Images
Workspace48 | Rep Update