AIS Introduces Thoughtfully Curated Lounge Collection, Further Expanding its Product Portfolio
New Collection Includes Beautiful Organic Forms and Geometric Shapes for Today’s Engaging Work Environments
AIS announces the launch of its new Lounge Collection™ designed to support an extensive range of users’ needs from respite to collaboration. The collection includes pieces expertly constructed by individual craftsmen from start to finish throughout the production process. The Lounge Collection brings design to light with unique organic and geometric shapes, slender and robust profiles, along with transitional and contemporary styles. Meticulous details are demonstrated throughout the designs including intricate double-stitching, tufted lines, puzzle joinery that ensures excellence and longevity.
Versatile and timeless, the Lounge Collection is curated to fit a multitude of spaces including reception, executive offices, collaborative and respite lounge. With its wide breadth and distinct aesthetic choices, the Lounge Collection includes eight unique lounge lines: Chic, Hakr, NV, Soft, Juggle, Chatham Cove, LB Lounge, Volker and three occasional table lines: Chic, Hakr and Prisma.
Designers will appreciate the quality and sustainable attributes of the new collection. Materials include responsibly sourced hardwood and high-density foam for continuous comfort over time. The Lounge Collection is manufactured with 90% hydraulic power. Also, we minimize waste by boxing on demand and using a machine that ensures little to no waste when cutting fabric.
Soothing neutrals, soft or vibrant colors, and versatile textures are available throughout the Collection with more than 40 upholsteries, a variety of paints, and ample base finishes. See pricelist for specification choices.
Brianne Devine, vice president of product management, design, and strategic partnerships, stated, “We’re excited to continue our portfolio expansion with this robust new Lounge Collection our valued dealers and customers have asked for. As designers work to make office environments even more comfortable and inviting through organic shapes and beautiful tactile materials, we’re pleased to offer more seating and tables choices with a high-level of craftsmanship, integrated finishes, and meaningful variety.”
Chic offers a classic, elegant design. Its fixed cushions offer exceptional comfort while ensuring a structural look and feel that make a statement. This graciously scaled lounge with unexpectedly sleek legs delivers visual interest wherever it’s used. The multi-fabric option on the seat cushion offers designers more choice.
Heads down or heads together, this perfectly straightforward lounge is made to work. Its intentionally sculpted profile keeps things productive, whether seated in a club chair or sectional lounge. With table choices and functional options such as privacy surrounds, worksurface ledge, or tablet arms, it’s easy to support many user needs with ease. From cafe booths to collaborative spaces, Hakr gives you comfort at work.
The NV Lounge takes a minimalist approach to its design with square lines and an angled back while maximizing performance with work lounge features. The entire family offers a non-handed, removable tablet arm ensuring users can transition from meeting to working in a matter of moments. Available in club, 2 and 3-seat options. Multi-fabric option available.
Expressed details make this generously scaled lounge shine with its double stitching, unique corner pleating, upholstery-wrapped platform, and multiple leg finish options. Choose from a broad statement of line including club chairs, ottomans, modular and privacy lounges — and more. Users will feel like they have the comforts of home while at work.
Welcoming and approachable, Juggle’s fully upholstered, contoured, one-piece shell supports a variety of work settings. Subtle details include a single tuft line across the back and full upholstered arms that gently encompass users. With its playful design, Juggle stands out in a friendly way. Available with its three base options, Juggle brings options to the workspace.
Blurring the line between home and office, Prisma tables bring visual interest to any setting. These light-scaled coffee and side tables feature a base with fine geometric lines and a wide variety of top finishes to complement any interior. Prisma is the occasional table for so many occasions.
Legacy Products Added to the Collection
Additionally, AIS’s popular legacy products Chatham Cove, LB Lounge and Volker are now a part of the Lounge Collection. The addition of these products into the AIS Lounge Collection creates a truly curated selection of pieces that can fill the varying needs of the open plan today.
Chatham Cove supports the need for alternative workplaces within the open plan. Whether it’s individual users or small groups, Chatham Cove ensures they have all they need for comfort, focus, and convenience. Available in three heights and more than 20 beautiful laminates with a structural O-Leg base, designers are empowered to create a light-scale work lounge solution. Specify alone or combine in a variety of ways.
For years, the popular LB Lounge has effortlessly cultivated interactive and collaborative environments. Its uncomplicated design provides both form and function with an open or closed laminate base while imparting a sense of place wherever it’s used. This versatile lounge accommodates diverse workplace settings, from cafes to collaborative areas, thanks to its wide range of heights, options and productivity-enhancing features.
A lighthearted, simple, smart design that fits readily into any space to draw people together. For seating or meeting, Volker Cubes and Nesting Tables take on many roles, making them equally suited to impromptu gathering places, side seating, learning environments, or casual waiting areas.
Senior Vice President of Sales – Western Region, Doug Bowen, states “Our customers have been waiting for this and now we’re providing an entire collection of lounge solutions – all made in the USA. It’s exciting to give our dealers even more ways to be successful with AIS.”
To further support our dealer network with knowledge and specification of this expansive collection, AIS has created the position of ancillary consultant. Two AIS industry veterans, Amy O’Brien and Jackie DesLauriers, will support dealers across the country as the new collection is rolled out.
Ben Maxwell, senior vice president of sales – Eastern region, adds “The excitement from our dealers and customers has been unmatched. We’re thrilled to support their needs and provide AIS solutions at key price points and competitive lead times with this well-curated portfolio. The Lounge Collection is yet another example of AIS driving forward to support our dealer partners with the market relevant products they need to be successful.”
AIS teams have created many tools for dealers and designers to help make specification of the Lounge Collection inspiring and easy:
Available in design specification Tools including CET- CIL library, 2020, Project Matrix and Giza. A wide variety of idea starters forthcoming.
AIS, headquartered in Leominster, Massachusetts, is a leading North American manufacturer of commercial office furniture and boasts one of the most impressive stories of growth and success in the furniture industry. Founded in 1989, the company whose sales exceed $250 million annually 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’s BIFMA-compliant products meet or exceed industry standards for safety and durability. Products also are SCS Indoor Advantage™ Gold certified.
The company’s Leominster headquarters and manufacturing facility boasts a rooftop of more than 10,000 solar panels, returning 33 percent or more of energy used to the power grid. AIS has permanent showrooms at its Leominster headquarters and in Chicago, New York City and Washington, D.C. With these and other locations across the U.S., the company has over 1 million square feet of office, showroom and factory space. AIS’ more than 900 employees represent over 32 countries around the world and make AIS one of the largest and most diverse employers in central Massachusetts. Over the past five years, AIS has created more jobs in the region than any other company. AIS and its employees also lead in giving back to their communities; the Boston Business Journal has recognized AIS with its Corporate Citizenship Award annually since 2019. For more information, visit ais-inc.com.