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Bretford® Introduces MOTIV™ Midback Sofa and MOTIV Chair with Casters

Companies mentioned in this article: Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.

CHICAGO -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.®, a U.S. manufacturer of technology-enabled furniture for learning and business environments, has added the MOTIV Midback Sofa and the MOTIV Chair with Casters to its popular line of soft seating for casual and collaborative spaces. They will be shown for the first time in the Bretford suite (#355) at NeoCon, June 9-11 at the Merchandise Mart, Chicago, and are available for order in August.

“Libraries, media labs, the student commons and cafés are examples of spaces that are always buzzing with activity as students and patrons meet with each other, look out the window for inspiration or tuck themselves into a favorite nook,” explained Dave Smith, product manager for Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. “For dynamic facilities, the new MOTIV soft seating products facilitate the best working, gathering and meeting environments. The MOTIV Midback Sofa allows for a semi-private space and can be power-enabled. At the same time, the front casters on the new MOTIV chair give greater freedom to arrange and rearrange the furniture.”

The Midback sofa is a shorter-backed version of the popular Bretford Highback Sofa, which is known for offering comfort, modularity, increased privacy and power access. The lower back, which is 45-inches high, still provides a quiet space with the same level of noise blockage as its taller 57-inch companion, however, the environment is not completely blocked. The Midback Sofa is available with options that include a rear shelf for extra workspace and power for those sitting behind the sofa. The power modules consist of one standard 120V AC power outlet and one USB charging port that features Detect-Supply-Charge Technology™ for any type of mobile device that supports USB.

The new MOTIV Chair with Casters offers the same style and functionality of other soft seating chairs in the line combined with extreme mobility not typically found in this category of chairs. With dual front-locking casters and a handle mounted on the back, the chairs can be easily set-up in circles for small group projects and discussion or pulled apart for individual study. The casters provide the flexibility to support a variety of configurations. Once positioned, the casters can be locked to create a comfortable seat for use by children and adults alike. The MOTIV Chair with Casters comes with options such as arm rests and a tablet work surface, both of which can be mounted to either the left or right side of the chair.

The entire line of MOTIV soft seating is certified to GREENGUARD GOLD air quality standards, which contribute points toward Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. The MOTIV Midback Sofa and MOTIV Chair with Casters are available in a variety of graded fabrics or leathers via the Bretford Grade-In Program. Additionally, nine brand new additions have recently been added to the Bretford standard laminate offering. All Bretford products are proudly made in the U.S.

The MOTIV Midback Sofa and MOTIV Chair with Casters meet CAL TB117 standards for fire retardancy and are CarbonNeutral® product certified for a net zero carbon footprint.


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