March 23, 2007 The new Bretford Plus Tablet Arm Chair has a laptop surface, coffee cup holder and a supportive seat design, offering a combination of productivity and comfort for higher education and office environments. The chair will be available exclusively through the North American dealerships of Herman Miller, and will be shown for the first time at the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) show (March 25-28) in San Jose, California.
The new chair is designed for use in lounges, libraries, coffee shops and other public areas within colleges or universities where students go to study or share information. In office environments, the new chair is perfect in lobbies or training rooms for guests to use as “touch-down” spots for checking email in-between meetings or training sessions. It can even be used in hospitality or retail environments, including hotel lobbies, bookstores or malls.
“Laptop computers have become a necessity in schools and offices. Students and professionals spend an enormous amount of time every day hunched over their laptops checking email and doing work or classroom assignments,” said Karen Knight, product manager of contract furniture for Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. “The Plus Tablet Arm Chair gives laptop users the ability to stay productive while sitting on a piece of furniture made of premium foam and tailored upholstery for complete comfort and support. The 30.5” wide chair also has a coffee cup holder, making even more inviting to today’s student or business professional.”
The new chair is part of Bretford’s Plus Series of furniture, which includes arm and armless chairs, sofas and benches, all of which can be integrated to fit the style and décor of virtually any public setting. The entire Plus Series of furniture is available exclusively through Herman Miller’s North American dealerships. “Herman Miller is a well-known global brand with an impeccable reputation for delivering high quality, highly effective furniture and services,” continued Knight. “Bretford’s marketing alliance with Herman Miller’s North American dealerships gives schools and businesses easy access to complementary product lines from both companies through Herman Miller’s broad sales and distribution network.”
The Plus Tablet Arm Chair is available with or without arms and with a left-handed or right-handed laptop surface to accommodate a wide range of people. The chair’s sturdy tablet arm surface was created to hold a laptop computer, but it can also be used for writing, typing and various other tasks, which add to its flexibility. It has a lightweight frame, handle on the back and cast aluminum legs for easy movement and reconfiguration. The Plus Tablet Arm Chair is available in a wide variety of fabrics that are durable and easy to clean, further extending the life of the chair. And because Bretford is dedicated to environmental safety and conservation, the new chair is made with combustion-modified foam cushioning and manufactured without the use of chloroflurocarbons (CFCs).
The new Plus Tablet Arm Chair is currently available for order through Herman Miller’s North American dealerships and will begin shipping on April 1, 2007. It comes standard with a 12-year standard parts and labor warranty (chair fabric is warranted for one year) to ensure quality and longevity.