TMC Furniture customized seating for JetBue University
TMC Furniture customized seating for JetBue University

Seeking a fresher furniture for its education center, JetBlue worked with TMC Furniture to customize its stackable Flick line of seating. The ability to customize furniture with an on-demand manufacturing model is part of the Ann Arbor, Michigan, furniture firm's business model.

JetBlue wanted furniture that would promote its brand in their corporate cafeteria. They developed an airplane design and combined it with the TMC's line of Flick chairs and tables. "Overall the look is fresh and tastefully personalizes JetBlue," says TMC. 

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The Flick chair are modern and simple: a steel rod sled base supports a sleek molded maple plywood shell. Six different back options, as well as custom designed perimeters are available along with a wide variety of cut-out options.

The standard base finish may be specified as black, white, or chrome, or selected from any of TMC's semi-custom powder coat colors. Stackable, the Flick is aimed at use in cafeterias, schools, universities, libraries, and offices. Bar stool, counter stool, task, and upholstered seat pad versions are also available, in addition to a chair dolly.

TMC Furniture was started and is still owned by artists and designers who share the philosophy that design, innovation and customization are core to modern U.S. manufacturing.
 
"Our interest is not in producing furniture by the container-load," says the firm, which was founded in 1998. "We are enamored of traditional made-to-order production methods and values, and by establishing our factory in Grand Rapids, we have been able to tap the city's rich history of furniture-craft."
The JetBlue University cafteria also features version of TMC's  Flick tables and  chairs.
 
"We developed our own on-demand manufacturing model," says the firm, which often exhibits its laser-cut panels and furnishings at NeoCon. TMC Furniture designers and engineers invented a number of patent-pending laser cutting processes that combine old-world furniture making with cutting edge technology – offering TMC customers the option for one-of-a-kind furniture that is affordable and with a reasonable lead-time.
 
"If you don't find what you like in our standard product, TMC's self-developed “options-based” software and production systems will allow you complete customization for seating, casegoods, and built-in millwork," says TMC.
 
In addition to its portfolio of elegant, whimsical and captivating laser-cut designs, TMC offers a palette of wood finish colors and a broad selection of materials. This gives TMC customers a wide selection of highly modular furniture – spanning contemporary Scandinavian styling to traditional Arts & Crafts vernacular.

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