Trendway focuses on reconnecting people and reactivating flexible workspaces in Chicago showroom

Trendway is showcasing its newest products, options and innovations in an updated Chicago showroom for NeoCon 2021. The office furniture manufacturer’s theme, [re]connect, focuses on reestablishing relationships, reenergizing teams and creating rejuvenating spaces that are flexible for a post-pandemic office. Trendway’s Chicago showroom is located at 325 Wells St.

As people continue returning to the office amidst the ongoing pandemic, indoor air quality has become a primary focal point.

“Over the past two years, the definition of a healthy and safe facility has completely changed,” said Bill Griftner, director of architectural sales, Fellowes Brands.” Today, a complete hygiene solution not only includes wearing a mask, washing your hands and sanitizing surfaces, but also cleaning the air.”

For over a decade¬†Fellowes¬†AeraMax¬†air purifiers¬†has been¬†a leading¬†choice¬†for localized air purification.¬†Trendway‚Äôs Fellowes air purification offering is the only solution that combines True HEPA filtration with¬†EnviroSmart™¬†and¬†PureView™¬†Technologies.¬†EnviroSmart¬†utilizes¬†multiple¬†sensors¬†to monitor contaminants and room occupancy continuously¬†and¬†adjusts automatically¬†to provide maximum protection‚Äďon¬†demand.¬†PureView¬†makes the invisible, visible with real-time¬†screen¬†updates on air quality and machine performance.¬†This¬†immediate feedback¬†instills¬†peace of mind¬†for room occupants to know the air is clear.

Fellowes AeraMax Pro

“Fellowes AeraMax Pro air purifiers provide maximum virus protection and cleans the air with a ¬†HEPA filters,” said Mark Rhoades, president, contract furniture, Fellowes Brands.

Fellowes’ laboratory tests show Fellowes¬†AeraMax¬†Pro¬†Air¬†Purifiers, with True HEPA filtration, remove 99.99% of an surrogate coronavirus*.

According to Trendway, more than 100,000 Fellowes AeraMax Air Purifiers units have been sold in schools across 32 states since the onset of the pandemic. A trend the company anticpates that will migrate to the workplace.

“As more people return to the office, we need spaces that are flexible, welcoming and healthy,” Rhoades said. “Our new product introductions help create spaces where reconnecting is easy, comfortable and safe.”

Trendway’s new Zona training table and Zadi multipurpose chair are designed to support workplace flexibility.


Zadi performs in various workplace settings, from training rooms and touch-down areas to individual workspaces. Zadi is available in multiple configurations and color combinations to create unique looks across the entire office landscape. The seat can also be upholstered and is available in thousands of Trendway fabrics and finishes. The versatile chair is available in several style options, including black, navy, white, red or light gray plastic shell or mesh seatbacks; with or without armrests; black, platinum or chrome chair frame, and with glides or casters. Throughout the showroom, Zadi is often seen paired with the Zona training table.

Zona Nested

The Zona training table features a quick-release flip top with exclusively designed rotating legs that allow multiple tables to be nested and stored in a symmetrical, space-saving profile. The in-line storage configuration replaces the staggered arrangement of traditional nesting tables.

A new Trendway product introduction that supports healthy movement and improves user comfort is the Elea task chair. Elea’s distinct aesthetic originates from a uniquely designed suspended seat pan that promotes micromovements and energetic motion, allowing users to continuously move while seated.

Engineered and designed by Horizon Design, the in-house Fellowes Brands industrial design team, Elea features patented Omni-Kinetic Suspension Technology™ with four industrial-grade alloy steel rods to form a load-bearing support system for the suspended seat pan.


‚ÄúThe addition of the Elea chair exemplifies our commitment to leading engineering and design solutions,‚ÄĚ Rhoades said. ‚ÄúWe are leveraging our internal sophisticated engineering and design capabilities across all product categories to create new and better solutions for our customers, from air purifiers and seating to moveable walls.‚ÄĚ

Launched in August 2021, Trendway’s new Architectural Product offering, Volo Frameless Glass, allows users to easily adjust to changing workplace needs and delineate space while maintaining visibility. Volo Frameless Glass is a competitively priced, full glass storefront extension to Trendway’s top-selling Volo Movable Wall product line. Volo Frameless Glass connects to all components of Volo Moveable Walls, including door and pull options, to fully integrate with Trendway’s full line of movable walls as well as traditional drywall applications.

“From our Acrylic Screens and Volo Frameless Glass to the Fellowes AreaMax Pro air purifiers, Trendway is helping people feel completely reassured about returning to the office safety,” Rhoades said.

* Fellowes AeraMax Pro air purifiers were demonstrated to be effective in reducing aerosolized airborne concentration of Human Coronavirus 229E in a test chamber reaching 99.99% airborne reduction within 1 hour of operation, based on independent laboratory testing. For more information visit

About Trendway 

Located in Holland, Michigan, Trendway Corporation is part of the Contract Interiors division of Fellowes Brands. It helps customers create beautiful and effective work environments with a wide range of furniture and architectural products. A company with over 50 years of exceptional performance, Trendway provides customers peace of mind through outstanding service, quality products, guaranteed delivery, and fast/flexible custom solutions. For more information on Trendway, please visit

About Fellowes Brands

Celebrating its 103rd year under the private ownership and executive leadership of the Fellowes family, Fellowes Brands is a global leader of broad-based business solutions which help professionals be their best and feel their best. Headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, USA, Fellowes Brands operates from 24 locations across the globe. The Fellowes Contract Interiors division strategically unifies three brands, Trendway, ESI and AeraMax Professional to be sold through a single contract furniture division. For more information, please visit