Muscatine, IA – June, 2010 – You only get one chance to make a first impression. That’s why lounges, guest areas and public spaces deserve just as much attention as private offices – if not more. To welcome clients and guests with simple elegance and smart designs, The HON Company is expanding the breadth of its guest and lounge collections with three new lines: Laurus™, Riley™ and Convera™.

“While overall office footprints may be shrinking, that’s not always the case with lounges and guest areas,” said Mark Roumfort, vice president of product development, The HON Company. “More often than not, these areas have remained true to their original size – and are a place where companies are willing to invest to make a strong first impression, or to provide a collaborative environment for their employees to work or hold meetings. Our new guest and lounge collections are the perfect combination of style, versatility and value for virtually any environment.”

The new Laurus seating line offers high-end style, appealing aesthetics and design choices at affordable prices. From the gently curving profile of its hardwood frame to the cushioned contour of its upholstered seat, Laurus guest seating projects comfort and style. Laurus is offered in seven finish stains, which coordinate seamlessly with other HON furniture, and a wide variety of fabrics. For added versatility, the chairs are available with an all-wood slat back and an upholstered seat; or an upholstered back with an upholstered seat. The entire Laurus line is certified by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) as Indoor Advantage™ Gold, meeting specific air quality emission requirements.

The most versatile of the three new seating collections, Riley can be used virtually anywhere – from reception and healthcare to hospitality and general offices – thanks to its transitional styling and numerous configuration possibilities. The Riley seating collection includes five models: a guest chair, bariatric chair (rated up to 500 pounds), and three ganging chair models, as well as two ganging tables to create U- or L-shaped configurations. Riley also offers field-replaceable seats and backs, which enable you to restore or change your coverings quickly and easily. The Riley seating models are certified SCS Indoor Advantage Gold.

Convera is a distinctly styled, tailored lounge seating solution. Its graceful lines, rolled back, accent piping and chamfered legs make it a welcoming addition to private office settings as well as public areas. Plus, the versatility of Convera allows the user to mix and match pieces and styling options to create a truly unique, customized environment. The Convera seating collection includes club chairs, lounge chairs and loveseats with either exposed wood or fully upholstered fronts. The entire Convera line is certified SCS Indoor Advantage Gold.

For more information on the new guest and lounge seating collections from The HON Company, visit

About The HON Company
Inspired by practicality and invested in understanding the needs of its customers, The HON Company strives to establish meaningful connections resulting in product solutions and customer support that exceed market demands. As a leading designer and manufacturer of workplace furniture including chairs, storage, panel systems, tables and desks, HON’s commitment to serving its customers is rooted in reliable performance and a member culture that is approachable, confident, smart and ready to serve. Headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa, The HON Company has numerous manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout the United States, and markets its products through a nationwide network of loyal dealers and retailers. The HON Company is an operating company of HNI Corporation (formerly HON INDUSTRIES). For more information, visit

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