JASPER, IN -- After months of anticipation, Kimball(R) Office is excited to announce the official launch of the company’s new surface materials platform, beginning with the introduction of the new Vision collection of more than 70 panel and seating fabrics. Other surface materials, such as finishes, paints, laminates, and wood, will be introduced in the future. Kimball Office developed the platform with the help of Perkins+Will design principals Eva Maddox and Eileen Jones and their team of designers.
“I believe this collection signifies a revolutionary change in the industry. The new material and surface platform supports Kimball Office’s commitment to the production of sustainable products and the future of the furniture industry,” said Eileen Jones, Design Principal at Perkins+Will.
Kimball Office’s new platform strives to simplify the selection, ordering, and receiving process for clients, designers, and facility managers. “We wanted to develop a solution that integrated all relevant information into one easy to navigate program. We did this by consolidating our premium design aesthetic and basic coordinated offerings into a single reference point,” said Allen Parker, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Kimball Office.
The Vision collection includes a unique alliance of designer fabrics from Maharam, Carnegie, KnollTextiles, and Mayer Fabrics, which are complemented by Kimball Office’s own in-line offerings. A focus was placed on identifying textiles with the design trends of today and tomorrow in mind, including timeless classic colors, small, medium, and large patterns, solid textures, stripes, leather and faux leather. Additionally, 19 healthcare-specific fabrics are available, which include a variety of options with antimicrobial, bleach-cleanable, and moisture barrier attributes.
“Kimball Office wanted to ensure this was a successful collection. By turning to the industry’s great textile resources, they have been able to develop a relevant and fresh surface materials platform that meets the needs of a wide range of audiences,” said Eva Maddox, Design Principal at Perkins+Will.
The Vision collection offers solutions that work across all market segments, and coordinate and complement Kimball Office’s wide range of wood finishes, paint, and laminate colors for the open plan, private office, lounge, and conference room.
The updated portfolio supports Kimball Office’s dedication to sustainability, through the use of environmentally friendly and high-quality textiles from more than seven top industry mills. Most materials are crafted from recycled polyester or rapidly renewable materials such as cotton and wool. Nearly all of the fabric lines apply to Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) Indoor Advantage(TM) certification, and some meet McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) Cradle-to-Cradle certification.
A second portfolio, the Generations collection, is a compilation of Kimball Office’s enduring fabrics and will be used as a transitional group to ease existing customers into the Vision collection.
About Kimball Office
A recognized leader in fine workplace furnishings, Kimball(R) Office has been building its reputation on quality and integrity of design for 40 years. Kimball Office serves the business market with casegoods, seating and systems furniture in wood and metal and in styles ranging from traditional to contemporary. A full line of products provides solutions to businesses ranging from multinational corporations to start-up companies. The company is a brand unit of Kimball International Inc., a $1.2 billion publicly traded company headquartered in Jasper, Indiana.
SOURCE: Kimball Office
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