Encore Adds Another Dimension to its Popular Faction Collection

Faction Collection – Designed by 5d Studio

Expanding upon the popular Faction executive and task collection, Encore introduces guest, nesting and swivel models to round-out this multifunctional seating family.

As their most recent collaboration with David Ritch and Mark Saffell of 5d Studio, who previously designed the Clipse, Fling and Visor series, this adds yet another dimension to the Faction offering and expands its versatility to suit a broader array of working and learning environments.

The intention was simple – to reinterpret the signature sculpted back and arm design of the executive chair to better suit the more compact frame inherent in guest and swivel seating, while at the same time providing additional space-saving capabilities to allow for more convenience and flexibility. Stacking ability was top of mind for guest models, but the addition of a nesting chair to serve dual purposes truly realized that vision.

The curvilinear back, available fully upholstered with a sophisticated stitching detail or in durable polypropylene, provides ongoing support across all models, while a slim frame and purposeful selection of neutral and metallic finish options further adds to the collection’s overall appeal.

Guest chairs are available with glides or casters and stack up to 4-high standing or 5 with a dolly, and feature a choice of metal cantilever or polypropylene loop arms in addition to an armless version. Arm finishes are offered in white, charcoal, black and soft grey hues to match polypropylene back colors, or in polished aluminum to seamlessly join together with chrome frames resulting in a clean, monochromatic look.

Nesting chairs are offered with cantilever arms or armless, feature flip-up seats to allow for endless nesting capabilities, and also stack neatly when not in use. Accompanying swivel models share the nesting chair arm offering and feature a no-fuss height-adjustable mechanism along with polished aluminum or black base options to suit aesthetic preferences.

“Flexibility is the name of the game when it comes to seating in today’s environments,” says Casey Journigan, Encore President. “Faction achieves this on multiple levels, adapting to a variety of working and learning settings without sacrificing user comfort or style.”

With its ease of mobility, clean lines and thoughtful space-saving elements, Faction hits all the marks and becomes the ideal addition to any environment.

About Encore:

Located in Southern California, Encore provides innovative seating and table products for today’s ever- changing environments, from corporate offices and educational institutions, to hospitality spaces, healthcare facilities and beyond.

What began as a small task and guest seating company in 1999, quickly evolved to encompass a broader range of products from lounge and modular seating to tables, benches and more. Our flexible nature and easy-to-do-business-with mentality, combined with expert craftsmanship, attention to detail and an enduring commitment to new product development, are the guiding principles that we live by and we strive to exceed expectations at every turn.

As part of the Arcadia family-owned and operated business, the Encore brand signifies modern styling with light-scale, on-trend designs. We share in the commitment to uphold intelligent environmental policies and practices, ensuring all our products are held to the highest standards, in-step with California’s progressive sustainability objectives. And together, our mission is to provide value beyond furniture, through customized solutions, responsiveness to customer needs and demonstrating high levels of care to reflect our appreciation for those we serve.

We invite you to connect with us locally, in our Chicago showroom, or by contacting us online to learn more and explore the possibilities.


Contact: Caitlin McHenry / caitlinm@arcadiacontract.com / 800.585.5957