Hudson, MA – July 1, 2013 – AIS is ecstatic to announce Oxygen, the company’s new desking and benching line has won the Best of NeoCon Award, Silver, in the furniture benching category. This award is presented by Contract Magazine and voted on by the Best of NeoCon jury which is composed of 50 corporate, government, and institutional facilities management executives, interior designers, and architects responsible for selecting and buying furniture and furnishings for their specific organizations or clients.
Oxygen is a flexible system that caters to those seeking a modern, open office environment while still maintaining visual privacy for its users. Oxygen’s solid, flexible frame and innovative storage elements in conjunction with its value engineering were its stand-out features.
“We are honored to have received such a prestigious award. We're a company that has worked tremendously hard to demonstrate our strengths; we've been able to show through our hard work that great furniture doesn’t have to come with a high price,” said Bruce Platzman, CEO/President, AIS.
Bill Stewich, Vice President of Product Development, who led the innovation of this product line, worked diligently to find the perfect blend of a highly functioning system that is easy to install and at an attractive price point. “I’m pleased at the favorable response from such a diverse group of designers, architects and furniture industry professionals. We feel the product will serve well as a solid foundation for our freestanding, open plan business.”
Oxygen provides an unparalleled aesthetic and functional flexibility for customers that aspire to a modern, open workplace environment. Oxygen features a structural spine beam support which accommodates multi-circuit electrical as well as routing and termination for data cables, complemented by worksurface apertures for ease of user access. A rigid steel framework with telescoping rails supports worksurfaces and storage elements while minimizing the number of parts required by adjusting to different field conditions. Oxygen offers both contemporary and traditional aesthetics with its option of straight or angled legs and conservative solid gables. The offering also features a full line of visual screens and territorial dividers available in glass, fabric tackable, whiteboard or laminate. Innovative storage elements create privacy while efficiently sharing space and maximizing utility area.
Oxygen made its product debut at the NeoCon 2013 tradeshow and is expected to be available to order Fall of 2013.
AIS is a leading manufacturer of commercial office furniture and boasts one of the most impressive stories of growth and success in the systems furniture market. The company is known for offering feature-rich product lines that entice designers and meet immediate and future needs of end-users while offering exceptional value. AIS is an innovator that leads the industry in sustainable, lean manufacturing, lead-time and manufacturing flexibility. AIS employs 490 people, with over 600,000 sq. feet of manufacturing and operations at six locations. For more information, visit the website at www.ais-inc.com.