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AIS Continues to Expand Calibrate® Series with Calibrate® Community

Leominster, MA – November 30, 2020 – AIS, a leading manufacturer of commercial office furniture and seating, has expanded its popular Calibrate® Laminate Series with Calibrate Community ™ – a spine-based desking/benching system that supports a vast variety of community spaces to meet the needs of individuals and teams throughout an organization.

Calibrate Community combines the warmth of residential furniture with the efficiencies of a traditional open plan. With a simple kit of parts, Calibrate Community can be scaled from open plan environments to work-walls creating naturally defined user spaces for employees returning to the office. Social distancing can easily be planned into Community spaces with ease through its spine choices and many storage options.

Director of Seating, Tables & Ancillary Brianne Devine explains, “The addition of Calibrate Community is another example of our dedication to further expand our product portfolio to help customers and designers simply and effectively create holistic workspaces. The growing laminate Calibrate Series can now be designed in private offices, conference and meeting areas – and now with Calibrate Community – in open spaces. It’s now possible to have beautiful design and continuity throughout the office environment with Calibrate.”

Simple Kit of Parts to Create a Wide Variety of Individual and Community Spaces
“Joining the Calibrate Series family of private office casegoods, storage and conferencing, Community’s components are intentionally engineered with shared dimensions and finishes for meaningful integration within the line,” said Executive Vice President of Product Development and Engineering Bill Stewich. “We design our product solutions in-house, ensuring optimal compatibility across product lines, as appropriate.” With its small kits of parts, Calibrate Community can be scaled from open plan environments to workwalls. Boundaries and borders are naturally created between and within departments, offering an overall sense of place attributable to its architectural aesthetics.

Create Inspired, Efficient Environments
Calibrate Community uniquely supports a wide range of user needs and group requirements, whether for individuals, small teams or large departments. The spine is offered in four height and multiple width options, offering a range of scale and architecture within the office. With Community, designers can naturally create and define user space while injecting greater dimensionality into environments.

Calibrate Community is distinguished and anchored by its laminated spine that can be powered or non-powered, efficiently and effectively giving users convenient access to power and data. When combined with Calibrate Series upper and lower storage elements, the spine can help establish boundaries and manage access to teammates without the need for panels or walls.
The simple design and intentional engineering make working with Community simple. Designers plan within Community, not around it.

  • Design higher height to create greater boundaries or include standing height options.
  • Plan lower height to integrate height adjustable tables without interference.
  • Choose mid-height and integrate Community’s unique rolling worksurfaces, which allow individual spaces to easily adapt into collaborative areas and create multiple working options throughout the day or week.
  • Different depths of the Community spine create more definition for naturally occurring social distancing.

Empowers Individuals and Contributes to Well-Being
Calibrate Community was designed with the individual in mind, ensuring employees feel comfortable in the space they are in by offering ways to control their space throughout the day. Community gives a sense of permanence, a custom impression, and an upscale aesthetic by using wood laminate to bring a private office feel to the open plan.

Ancillary elements from AIS such as height adjustable tables, screens, and gallery panels can be added for privacy and ergonomic enhancements that contribute to overall well-being of employees.

Additionally, AIS’s Day-to-Day™ fixed and height-adjustable tables can be specified with Calibrate Community for added ergonomics and flexibility.

Community is equipped with a robust eight wire, four circuit power and data management, is easily accessible, discreetly managed and intentionally incorporated into the spine of the system making it easy for users to reach and convenient for daily plug ins.

Calibrate Community is offered in AIS Grade A standard laminates with over 20 choices to create beautiful and cohesive environments.

For more information, visit Calibrate Community on our website. For ease in cleaning, review our Care and Maintenance Guide.
Visit Calibrate Community Design Idea Starters via an interactive floorplate to be inspired.

Made in Massachusetts
All Calibrate Series products are made at AIS’s manufacturing facility in Massachusetts and can be shipped within five weeks of ordering.


AIS, headquartered in Leominster, Massachusetts, is a leading 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 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. The Boston Business Journal has twice recognized AIS – in 2019 and 2020 - with its Corporate Citizenship Award. AIS has permanent showrooms at its Leominster headquarters and in Chicago, New York City and Washington, D.C. With locations across the U.S., AIS has more than 800 employees and over 1 million square feet of office, showroom and factory space. For more information, visit www.ais-inc.com.