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Norix Furniture to Showcase Highly Durable Lounge Furniture at NeoCon 2015

NeoCon 2015

Norix Furniture’s booth during NeoCon 2014.

Norix Furniture, a provider of robust products for challenging environments for more than 30 years, will showcase two lines of contemporary lounge furniture at NeoCon 2015 on June 15-17 at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. Attendees are invited to visit with Norix at booth 7-2046 to speak to company representatives about the unique features that make these products particularly suitable for environments where durability, security and cleanability is imperative.

According to its website, NeoCon is considered “ the largest commercial interiors show in North America,” drawing more than 50,000 design professionals from around the world to its annual show.

“If you’re in the furniture business and you have a product that solves a problem, then NeoCon is the place you go,” Brad Karl, Norix Furniture’s Director of Marketing, said. “Norix products are unique because they offer extreme durability, an aesthetically pleasing look, along with maximum flexibility that allows facilities to mix and match products in a variety of configurations that are best suited for their particular environment.”

Norix Furniture’s Hondo Nuevo® Series of furniture combines superior durability and style with chair, bench and wedge options to create modular seating arrangement. The furniture is specially designed for healthcare, hospitality, education and other commercial interiors where safety and security is a must.

The signature piece of this series is the Hondo Nuevo® Chair which combines ergonomically correct style and comfortable lumbar support and comes with or without arms. All pieces of this furniture line – chairs, benches, wedges, stools – are made of rotationally molded, vinyl seats that are attached with security fasteners to your choice of molded plinth, steel, molded wood grain leg or genuine wood leg base options. Additionally, the pieces are filled with 3 lb. density, polyurethane foam filling, for cushioned comfort.

“In addition to its contemporary design, Hondo Nuevo has been put through the most rigorous testing to ensure that it will hold up against the toughest of environments,” Karl said. “By design, the molded seats are seamless – with no sewn stitches which makes it virtually impervious to fluids and easy to clean.”

Additionally, visitors to the booth will see samples of Norix Furniture’s Forté™ Series of lounge furniture.

This designer line of furniture is fashioned for comfort, flexibility and durability. With a variety of colors to choose from and an upholstery option for seating, Forté™ is made to humanize intensive-use environments and includes a lounge chair and guest chair that come with or without arms.

It also includes the Forté Café table which features a molded cylindrical hour glass base and pairs with Forte™ Guest Chairs. These tables are available as a one piece polymer table or with laminated surface top options. Forté products are engineered and proven suitable for daily use in demanding environments.

Both Forté and Hondo Nuevo are compliant with multiple flammability standards, including CAL TB 133 Compliant, and are resistant to bodily fluids and salt and chlorine solutions. They also are GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Gold Certified after stringent testing showed it to be in compliance with the low emissions standards set by UL Environment for indoor facility use. Additionally, Hondo Nuevo passes BIFMA 5.4 and is puncture resistant up to 184 pounds per square inch.

“Norix isn’t in the business of just making furniture. We are in the business of making furniture that solves problems, makes environments safer and helps reduce the stigma that often is attached to institutional environments,” Karl said.

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