Kimball(R) Office Introduces a New, People-Centric Lounge Series

Jun 15, 2010, 08:30 ET from Kimball(R) Office

JASPER, Ind., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimball(R) Office's newest lounge series, Villa(TM), complements the way people work by integrating comfort, functionality, style, and simple design. The clean lines and geometric shapes allow the series to provide innovative design opportunities for universities, healthcare facilities, government agencies, lobbies and team-oriented companies. Villa is debuting this week in the Kimball Office showroom, located on 325 N. Wells St., Chicago.

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"Organizations looking to add flexibility, function and contemporary style will find a solution with Villa. Although the design is simple, the options for collaboration and lounge space are endless," said Jeff Fenwick, Vice President and General Manager at Kimball Office. "Villa is conducive to gathering, meeting or relaxing, and can be easily reconfigured to fit the needs of the end user."

A unique feature is the ability to create free-form lounge configurations for multiple niches, groups or individuals. This versatility is ideal for open plans, student or visitor lounges. Villa offers natural separation for efficient space division, and optional plateau tables, tablet arms, and freestanding tables increase the collection's versatility for impromptu meetings, studying and socializing.

"As the workforce adapts to alternative workplace strategies, with less emphasis on desks and more flexible space for mobile workers, Villa is a solution that adapts to changing work environments," added Fenwick.

All Villa components are connectable to form small or large arrangements. The collection includes one-, two-, and three-seat lounges, with and without one or both arms; benches and ottomans, wedges and corner units; freestanding tables, and plateaus or tablet arms. A full range of upholstery and leather options are available, with the choice to upholster backs and seats separately.

Villa was designed using U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Design for the Environment (DfE) standards and may contribute to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED(R)) credits. Orders for Villa will begin in the fall.

About Kimball Office

A recognized leader in fine workplace furnishings, Kimball(R) 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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