Buildings Magazine Names Product Design Innovation Award Winners

BioFit Engineered Products, a long-standing leader in ergonomic furnishing solutions, received Buildings Magazine’s Grand Prize in Seating Solutions for the SwingSeat chair which debuted at NeoCon 2011, North America’s largest design expo and conference. In addition, BioFit’s Afton Table received Finalist designation in Furniture Systems and Accessories. The magazine’s Product Innovation Awards recognize high-performance, aesthetic and functional excellence in products with commercial building applications. The awards were presented at NeoCon, where BioFit garnered considerable attention for its line of state-of-the-art seating, tables and more.

The versatile SwingSeat™ was designed to ensure that the chair is always there when it is needed… and out of the way when it’s not. Available in a variety of chair/stool configurations, the unique SwingSeat features a swiveling tripod base with a pivoting arm that secures to any stable vertical surface, making it perfect for environments where space is at a premium, from hospital charting stations and business centers to industrial settings and even ocean-going vessels. The SwingSeat comes in a wide range of upholstery options, features three glass-hub casters, and is backed by a 13-year warranty.

With a flowing S-shape that recalls the river after which it is named, the Afton™ is ideal for school cafeterias, hospitals, offices, break and lunch rooms, plus a wide range of institutional settings. Constructed with torsion-bar hinges for ease in folding, ToughEdge™ proprietary edging for sanitary cleaning, robotically-welded steel frames, contoured ABS seats, and industrial-grade wheels for better mobility and storage, the patent-pending Afton is GREENGUARD® certified, LEED® compliant and backed by an industry-leading 13-year warranty.

“The Buildings award is an acknowledgement of BioFit’s commitment to providing unique, functional, top-quality furnishing solutions,” stated BioFit spokesperson Judy Kolo-Rose. “Buildings, like BioFit, is dedicated to helping facilities professionals make smarter decisions.  By developing products such as SwingSeat and Afton, we aim to meet our customers’ need for furnishing that’s ergonomic as well as stylish, and that makes us especially proud to accept this very prestigious Product Design Innovation Award!” concluded Ms. Kolo-Rose.

A leading manufacturer in Ohio, BioFit Engineered Products is a global provider of LEED-compliant ergonomic seating, GREENGUARD-certified cafeteria and mobile tables, plus multipurpose carts and specialty products for office, educational, laboratory, industrial, bio- and high tech, healthcare, hospitality and custom environments. For more information,, call 800-597-0246 or email