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AIS Continues to Strengthen Its Product Portfolio – Introducing New Seating and Screen Solutions

Leominster, MA – August 18, 2020 – AIS, a leading manufacturer of commercial office furniture and seating, further expands its broad product offering with the Auburn™ Conference and Executive chair, LB Lounge™ Backless seating and PET screens.

Auburn™ Conference and Executive Chair

The Auburn Conference and Executive chair offers a sleek profile design that ensures a lasting impression in conference rooms, boardrooms, and the C-suite. Its slim, mixed material profile combines a smooth, PVC-free polyurethane, along with a simple black frame and chrome arms and base for a quiet yet stunning aesthetic.

The soft curves of the Auburn back flow effortlessly into its artful armrests, creating a beautiful seating solution. Auburn features curved aluminum fixed arms with elegantly integrated black polymer armrests, while the back of the chair offers a gentle, single tuft line, creating a subtle and memorable design statement.  

From the supple armrests to the generous seat pan with a waterfall edge, user comfort is celebrated with Auburn seating. Adjustments are easy to reach and thoughtfully integrated beneath the beautifully stitched seat pan, allowing form to truly follow function.

“This sleek and sophisticated seating solution delivers exceptional economic value. Whether Auburn is selected for private offices or conferencing environments, Auburn can work within project budgets. We’re pleased to introduce this new chair, further expanding our broad AIS seating portfolio,” said Director of Seating, Tables & Ancillary Products Brianne Devine.

The Auburn chair delivers speed and simplicity through a three-day ship, Express Seating Program. Standard with a polished aluminum base, Auburn is fully upholstered with three Grade A antimicrobial polyurethane color choices, Auburn grey, Auburn black and Auburn ivory.

LB Lounge Backless Seating

Expanding the LB Lounge collection, LB Lounge Backless creates multi-purpose collaborative spaces with a variety of seating choices. Offered in both open and closed base options, LB Lounge Backless enhances the design freedom and planning possible with soft seating.  

LB Lounge Backless is available in one standard height of 18” with widths ranging from 30” to 72", and a depth of 30” to align with LB sofas for full floorplate integration.

A durable laminate base and square metal feet deliver ease in cleaning on and around the surfaces and are ideal for higher education institutions and healthcare facility lounges.

“We continue to invest in this popular soft seating solution. Now, the LB Backless brings greater options to our customers including off modular design applications, giving greater flexibility to customize their spaces. It pairs perfectly with Calibrate Series for LB Lounge corner/end tables to create a variety of gathering areas with convenience and ease,” said Devine.

LB Lounge offers upholstery choices that are easy to clean such as Wellesley polyurethane in eight rich colors. The new plush fabrics available through the refreshed AIS upholstery program offer a wide variety of materials providing texture and warmth to any environment. The LB Lounge is offered in more than 20 Grade A laminate finishes. Available in standard fabrics and finishes.

PET Screens

With the increased need for screens and dividers to allow for social distancing, AIS expands its offering with PET screens. PET stands for Polyethylene Terephthalate, a form of polyester. It is a sustainable material made from plastic bottles​ and provides a lightweight solution (2400 g/m2) for dividing space​. 

The screens are offered in four colors (Medium Grey, Light Grey, Vibrant Blue and Tan) and are compatible with all AIS products, including Divi®, Matrix™, Aloft®, Oxygen®, Day-to-Day® PowerBeam and Tables​.  

“Understandably, many customers are looking for screens today. We’re excited to expand our screen offering with this first phase of PET solutions. We will continue to develop more PET options and plan to introduce these later this year,” Executive Vice President of Product Development Bill Stewich said.

AIS PET screens are ½” (12mm) thick​ and have an acoustic rating: NRC is more than 0.8S in the range of 125 – 4000HZ., offering some acoustical privacy to the office when used.

Learn more about the Auburn Conference and Executive Chair, LB Lounge Backless seating and PET Screens on AIS’s website. Visit https://imagelibrary.ais-inc.com/ to view product image solutions and inspirations.





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. AIS has permanent showrooms at its Leominster headquarters and also 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. Sales for 2019 were $220 million. AIS founded the Sew the Masks program with the United Way of North Central Massachusetts in May 2020 to help in the fight of COVID-19 with a goal to produce and deliver 1 million masks. For more information, visit www.ais-inc.com and www.sewthemasks.com.