Leominster, MA – March 22, 2018 – AIS, a leading manufacturer of commercial office furniture and seating, introduces three new products – Volker™ cubes and nesting tables, the Devens™ task chair and LB Lounge™ seating.
Volker™ Cubes and Nesting Tables
Volker™ is the new town square – a lighthearted, simple, smart design that fits readily into any work or learning space to draw people together. Launching first as part of this new product line by AIS are the Volker™ cubes and nesting tables.
Volker™ cubes are visually and functionally at ease in a variety of applications; they’re equally suited for impromptu gatherings in the office, as guest seating in workstations, in schools and other learning environments, and in casual waiting areas. The 18-inch fully upholstered cubes on casters roll where users need them to go.
The accompanying square-shaped stationary table doubles as a work surface for collaboration and as an “anchor spot” to discretely stow the cubes when not in use. Volker™ is named for one of its product designers, Volker Braun, who is AIS’s plant manager for casegoods.
“We designed Volker to instantly befriend people and to add a touch of levity to spaces,” Braun said. “The practical side of Volker is found in its comfort and flexibility so people can do their best work.”
Volker™ cubes are offered in a variety of fabric options and can be specified easily with a range of materials, including the new Camira Blazer wool upholstery line. Volker™ tables feature 18 laminate finish choices.
“Volker delivers no-nonsense design in a friendly, collaborative solution with an efficient footprint. The simple geometry is comfortably executed for impromptu meetings and social gatherings,” noted Bill Stewich, AIS executive vice president of product development. Stewich collaborated with Braun to design the product line.
Produced at AIS’s Massachusetts-based manufacturing facility and headquarters, the Volker™ cubes and nesting tables can ship three weeks from initial order.
Devens™ Task Chair
The Devens™ task chair embodies intuitive design, robust ergonomics, quality and value for a wide range of needs throughout the workplace – from reception areas to open spaces to private offices.
Combining the latest in comfort and intuitive functionality, Devens™ has a weight-activated synchro-tilt mechanism, which in combination with its well-thought-out ergonomic design provides optimal seated support.
“Once properly adjusted, the Devens chair offers a task seating experience so comfortable and natural that users don’t think about the chair and how it works – the chair simply and intuitively works for them,” AIS Vice President of Seating Kees Breeuwsma said.
The chair comes standard with rich ergonomic features that make it easy to adjust to fit each user, regardless of task or preference. These features include the weight-activated synchro-tilt mechanism (automatic tension) with multi-position back-lock, armless or 4D arms, pneumatic seat-height adjustment, 2-inch seat-depth adjustment and adjustable lumbar support. The chair has been designed to comfortably accommodate 95 percent of the diverse worker population.
In addition to superior fit and functionality, Devens™ offers universal style with a number of fabric and finish options. With three mesh colors, two frame finishes, three base finishes and a variety of seat upholstery options, the Devens™ task chair can be easily configured to reflect personal style preferences. The chair is BIFMA-level certified.
Named after Fort Devens in Massachusetts, and produced at AIS’s Massachusetts-based manufacturing facility and headquarters, express models of the Devens™ task chair can ship just three days from initial order.
“Perfectly balancing price and performance, Devens delivers in comfort, quality, value and style,” AIS President and CEO Bruce Platzman said.
LB Lounge™ Seating
The new LB Lounge™ seating by AIS creates naturally sociable seating for a variety of settings, including corporate, healthcare and educational environments. Available in two- and three-seat configurations with multiple widths and back heights, the LB Lounge™ offers generous dimensions and clutter-controlling open storage.
The storage base is available in a multitude of Grade A laminate choices. Fabric options for the seat and back cushions include many graded-in materials, and the LB Lounge™ readily accepts many COMs (customers’ own materials).
LB Lounge™ is scaled to integrate with Calibrate®, Matrix, Divi® and other AIS product lines.
“The seat’s bold, solid profile helps to define spaces, and blended finishes can be specified for a custom look,” Stewich said.
Produced at AIS’s Massachusetts-based manufacturing facility and headquarters, LB Lounge™ seating can ship within three weeks after the order is entered.
AIS is a leading manufacturer of commercial office furniture and boasts one of the most impressive stories of growth and success in the furniture industry. Founded in 1989 and incorporated in 1990, the company is known for offering market-relevant, feature-rich product lines that entice designers and support the diverse needs of end-users while offering exceptional value. AIS is an innovator that leads the industry in sustainable, lean manufacturing, lead-time performance and manufacturing flexibility. AIS has over 600,000 square feet of manufacturing space and operates in Leominster, MA. For more information, visit the website at www.ais-inc.com.