Industry Experts Offer Free Educational Seminars in Kimball® Office Showroom

Jun 08, 2010, 12:11 ET from Kimball Office

JASPER, Ind., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimball Office will offer free educational seminars at the company's Chicago showroom, 325 N. Wells St., June 14 and 15. The seminars cover an extensive breadth of topics including alternative workplace strategies (AWS), sustainability, design trends, and the company's new surface and panel fabric platform.

The speaking series features prominent industry experts Eva Maddox and Eileen Jones, Dr. Tim Springer, David Allan Pesso, and Susan Szenasy. Each speaker will give a 30 to 60 minute presentation.

June 14, 11 a.m., Alternative Workplace Strategies Examples,

Dr. Tim Springer, president of the Human Environment Research Organization (HERO), is recognized as a top expert on work behavior and the work environment. His presentation covers the importance of understanding the interaction of workplaces and human behavior, in order to find solutions that help increase performance.

June 14, 3 and 5 p.m., Aligning Relevant and Sustainable Surface Materials,

Perkins+Will Design Principals, Eva Maddox and Eileen Jones, will discuss the selection process of seating and panel fabrics to meet rigorous quality and sustainability standards. Design team members Liz Potaker and Lynette Klein will also participate in the presentation.

June 15, 11 a.m., Case Studies in Product Design + Development,

David Allan Pesso, founder and managing principal of New Studio, LLC, is an award-winning designer who has worked in the contract furnishing industry for more than 20 years. Pesso's presentation highlights sources of inspiration in the design process and working as a strategic partner with a manufacturer.

June 15, 3 p.m., Brilliant Simplicity,

Susan S. Szenasy, editor-in-chief of Metropolis, is internationally recognized as an authority on sustainability and design. In honor of Kimball Office's 40th anniversary, Szenasy's presentation will cover the future of sustainability and feature a short film entitled Brilliant Simplicity.

About Kimball Office

A recognized leader in fine workplace furnishings, Kimball® Office has been building its reputation on quality and integrity of design for 40 years. The company is a business unit of Kimball International, Inc., a corporation that provides a variety of products from its two business segments: Furniture and Electronic Manufacturing Services. Based in Jasper, Ind., the publicly traded company (Nasdaq: KBALB) had sales of $1.2 billion in 2009. To learn more, please visit

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