BioFit News

June 15, 2015

CHICAGO (June 15, 2015) – BioFit Engineered Products, a globally recognized manufacturer of ergonomic seating solutions, introduced models from its two newest lines today at the opening of NeoCon 2015 in Chicago. Headlining the company’s exhibit are Pro series designs from the MVMT™ seating line, and the fifth and lead model of the bimos by BioFit™ Collection – the Neon. Other highlights of the exhibit include the Fin sit-stand – another model from the bimos collaboration, product demonstrations and presentations by BioFit President Ed Metzger on key differentiators of specialized workplace seating.

Unveiled at last year’s show, industry-newcomer MVMT seating garnered the Best of NeoCon 2014 Innovation Award. The line is comprised of two series – Pro and Tech, with BioFit showcasing configurations from the MVMT Pro series at this year’s event. MVMT seating was developed in collaboration with Studio Fifield of Milan, Italy, and created for use in the technology, laboratory, healthcare and industrial sectors, including critical environments such as clean rooms. The line combines technical precision and durability with a design aesthetic not normally associated with traditional laboratory and technical workspaces. The design features intuitive functionality that enhances user range of motion and what may be the first weight-activated control in a predominantly non-office chair. BioFit President Ed Metzger noted: “Critical performance seating is such a removal from the contract seating most people envision when you say ‘work chair.’ MVMT is engineered to address user range of motion intrinsic to tasks in the lab and tech sectors. It’s the culmination of in-depth observation, interviews and interaction with prototypes by top researchers, technicians, clinicians and other long-time users in these fields.”  In addition to winning the Best of NeoCon 2014 Innovation award, MVMT seating has subsequently been honored with other industry recognition over the past year.

The bimos by BioFit Collection melds original design from European seating leader bimos with the proven ergonomic tradition of BioFit. This morning, BioFit introduced the Neon – the fifth and flagship model of the line. Featuring a replaceable upholstery system, the Neon was developed for use in technology, laboratory, educational, healthcare, industrial, and office settings. Another model from the Collection is also on exhibit: the swiveling Fin sit-stand for tasks requiring prolonged periods of standing. The Fin allows users to redistribute their weight, taking up to 60% of the stress off of their legs and feet.

About Studio Fifield: Studio Fifield of Milan, Italy, helps business leaders recognize opportunities for innovation and identify breakthrough ideas that can be transformed into commercially successful solutions. Founded by Bruce Fifield, the company specializes in designing products used in the office environment, medical devices, high-end eyewear, sporting goods and more.

About bimos: bimos is Europe’s leading designer and manufacturer of specialized seating solutions. Headquartered in Germany, bimos combines the latest research and technology with traditional craftsmanship to provide seating that meets the specific needs of individual companies. An Interstuhl brand, bimos is backed by decades of development and production experience.

About BioFit: Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, BioFit Engineered Products is a leading manufacturer of LEED-compliant, ergonomic chairs and stools, GREENGUARD-certified mobile tables, carts and accessories for healthcare, education, laboratory, industrial, technology and office environments. Visit BioFit booth #7-8070 at NeoCon June 15 – 17, at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago to experience the MVMT Pro series and leading models from the bimos by BioFit Collection. For more information about BioFit, visit www.biofit.com or call 800.597.0246.



May 05, 2015

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (May 5, 2014) – BioFit Engineered Products, a globally recognized manufacturer of ergonomic seating solutions, will feature models from its two latest lines at NeoCon 2015, June 15 – 17, at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. Headlining the company’s exhibit will be new Pro and Tech series chairs from the MVMT™ seating line, as well as the unveiling of the fifth model of the bimos by BioFit™ Collection. Additionally, BioFit president Ed Metzger will deliver in-booth presentations each day of the show on specialized workplace seating and demonstrations of the company’s new offerings.

Following up on the award-winning introduction of MVMT seating at NeoCon 2014, BioFit will showcase configurations from the MVMT Pro and Tech series at this year’s event. Developed in collaboration with Studio Fifield of Milan, Italy, the MVMT line was created for use in the technology, laboratory, healthcare and industrial sectors, including critical environments, and standing workstation applications in office settings. The line combines technical precision and durability with an appealing aesthetic. The result is an ergonomic seating alternative with intuitive functionality that enhances user range of motion, comfort and performance, and a look that complements today’s workplace interior designs. MVMT seating garnered the Best of NeoCon 2014 Innovation award and has subsequently been honored with other industry recognition over the past year.

The bimos by BioFit Collection melds original design from European seating leader bimos with the proven ergonomic tradition of BioFit. At this year’s show, BioFit will launch the fifth model of the line. Other designs from the collection include the Sintec chair with quick-change seat and backrest pads; the swiveling Fin sit-stand for standing work; the Trend multipurpose chair; and, the recently released Unitec task chair. BioFit and bimos share a common mission of developing seating solutions for a wide range of workplaces, including laboratories, medical facilities, technical centers and critical environments, factories, schools and universities, and offices.

About Studio Fifield: Studio Fifield of Milan, Italy, helps business leaders recognize opportunities for innovation and identify breakthrough ideas that can be transformed into commercially successful solutions. Founded by Bruce Fifield, the company specializes in designing products used in the office environment, medical devices, high-end eyewear, sporting goods and more.

About bimos: bimos is Europe’s leading designer and manufacturer of specialized seating solutions. Headquartered in Germany, bimos combines the latest research and technology with traditional craftsmanship to provide seating that meets the specific needs of individual companies. An Interstuhl brand, bimos is backed by decades of development and production experience.

About BioFit: Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, BioFit Engineered Products is a leading manufacturer of LEED-compliant, ergonomic chairs and stools, GREENGUARD-certified mobile tables, carts and accessories for healthcare, education, laboratory, industrial, technology and office environments. Visit BioFit booth #7-8070 at NeoCon to experience the MVMT line and the launch of the newest model of the bimos by BioFit Collection. For more information about BioFit, visit www.biofit.com or call 800.597.0246.



April 28, 2015

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (April 28, 2015) — BioFit Engineered Products, a globally
recognized manufacturer of award-winning ergonomic seating solutions, introduced Janine Marie Santoro today as territory sales manager for New York City and Long Island.

Ms. Santoro has an extensive background in contract furnishing sales and product development, including four years working at Allsteel and six years with industry leader Steelcase, where she served as a member of the company’s Strategic Workplace Assessment Team. She also has considerable dealer experience. On joining BioFit, she commented: “You want to represent something you can be proud of. BioFit has a great reputation for seating and tables that’s well known in the marketplace. The people here are consummate professionals and very passionate about their products and customer wellbeing.” Ms. Santoro is a New York City native and has lived in four of the five boroughs.

BioFit President Ed Metzger noted: “Janine brings a proven skill set honed with some of the major players in the industry. Combined with her innate familiarity with the New York metro area market, she will be instrumental in creating new inroads and relationships to help us reach us our goals.”

Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, BioFit Engineered Products designs and manufactures LEED-compliant ergonomic chairs and stools, GREENGUARD-certified mobile folding tables, carts and accessories for healthcare, education, laboratory, industrial, technology, and office environments as well as custom applications. For more information, visit www.biofit.com or call 800.597.0246.



March 30, 2015

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (March 30, 2015) — BioFit Engineered Products, a globally recognized designer and manufacturer of ergonomic seating solutions, now offers bleachable fabric and vinyl upholstery options. The new upholsteries bolster the company’s existing selection for healthcare, laboratory, education and custom seating, providing disinfectable, green choices.

The BioFit bleachable upholsteries are manufactured by renowned textile purveyor CF Stinson. Six disinfectable patterns consisting of numerous colors are available. All feature antimicrobial properties and are GREENGUARD certified, with four patterns also offering fluid-barrier protection. They are all cleanable with a 10 or 20% bleach solution, depending on the pattern, or quaternary cleaner. Additionally, these upholsteries offer enhanced soil and stain resistance and are rated extremely durable – each meeting or exceeding 100,000 double-rubs in testing.

According to Ron Buettner, BioFit Director of Marketing & Regional Sales Manager, “The addition of bleachable upholsteries was a no-brainer during the recent freshening of our line. They enable us to provide a more advanced solution to meet the sanitation challenges faced in the healthcare and lab markets and beyond, and are in line with our commitment to offer our customers the best.”

About CF Stinson: As an independent, family owned business for three generations, CF Stinson purveys innovative textiles that exceed customer expectations for design, performance, service and sustainability. Headquartered in Rochester Hills, Michigan, the company operates showrooms in downtown Chicago and New York City.

About BioFit: Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, BioFit Engineered Products is a leading manufacturer of LEED-compliant ergonomic chairs and stools, GREENGUARD-certified mobile folding tables, carts and accessories for healthcare, education, laboratory, industrial, technology, and office environments and custom applications. To request a brochure of our complete upholstery line or for more information about our products, visit www.biofit.com or call 800.597.0246.



February 19, 2015

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (February 19, 2015) — BioFit Engineered Products, a globally recognized purveyor of award-winning ergonomic seating solutions, recently announced the hiring of Edward Pisarski as regional sales manager. Mr. Pisarski will oversee BioFit sales initiatives in the eastern U.S. and Canada.  

A Minneapolis native and resident, Mr. Pisarski brings 25 years’ of industry sales and leadership experience to BioFit, most recently serving as national accounts manager for noted contract furnishing leader Herman Miller. “BioFit has a reputation among industry insiders as the best specialty seating manufacturer on the planet. Along with our team, I intend to give my best in carrying this standard forward as we continue to make new inroads and fulfill the expectations of new and long-time customers alike,” he stated.

BioFit president Ed Metzger shared: “Edward’s expertise and accomplishments gained with one of the giants of the furniture industry will be significant in establishing and strengthening relationships as well as providing the proven insight and leadership necessary for us to reach our growth objectives.”

Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, BioFit Engineered Products is a leading manufacturer of LEED-compliant ergonomic chairs and stools, GREENGUARD-certified mobile folding tables, carts and accessories for healthcare, education, laboratory, industrial, technology, and office environments. For more information, visit www.biofit.com or call 800.597.0246.



January 23, 2015


BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (January 21, 2015) — BioFit Engineered Products, a leading designer and manufacturer of ergonomic seating and mobile folding tables, kicked off 2015 with the introduction of an enhanced product sample program. The program allows existing and prospective customers to “test sit” select chairs and stools in their own workplaces for several days prior to making a purchase decision. 

The new BioFit sample program enables qualified customers and prospects to field test ergonomic seating specially designed for the workers and tasks in their respective industries, The company believes pre-sale product sampling allows customers to make a more informed purchase choice, potentially leading to a higher degree of satisfaction after the sale. BioFit offers seating solutions for the healthcare, laboratory, technology, education, industrial and office markets as well as custom applications. Sample products are available from nearly every seating product line, including models from the popular bimos by BioFit™ Collection, a collaborative initiative between BioFit and leading European seating manufacturer bimos. The collection consists of four models, headlined by the Sintec™ chair, which features removable and replaceable seat and backrest pads to accommodate diverse tastes and work settings, and the Fin™ sit-stand, for jobs requiring prolonged periods of standing. The Fin unit is characterized by intuitive functionality and a durable polyurethane seat mounted on an adjustable inclined pneumatic column. The design allows users to take up to 60 percent of the stress off of their legs and feet, potentially enhancing productivity and performance. Like most BioFit seating products, these models are available in multiple configurations and backed by a 13-year warranty. 

About bimos: Headquartered in Germany, bimos is Europe’s leading designer and manufacturer of specialized seating solutions. As an Interstuhl brand, bimos is backed by decades of development and production experience.

About BioFit: Based in Bowling Green, Ohio, BioFit Engineered Products is a globally recognized manufacturer of LEED-compliant, ergonomic chairs and stools, GREENGUARD-certified mobile tables, carts and accessories. For more details on BioFit’s product sample program and ergonomic workplace seating solutions, call 800.597.0246 or visit www.biofit.com.



October 27, 2014

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (October 27, 2014) — BioFit Engineered Products, a leading designer and manufacturer of ergonomic seating and mobile folding tables, will showcase flagship products of its education market furniture line this week at EDspaces 2014 in Tampa, Florida. Highlighting the BioFit exhibit will be the Afton II cafeteria table, featuring the company’s patent-pending “adjustable torsion cap” – an innovation created to extend the useful life of tables and help schools save money.

The Afton II table carries the distinctive S-shape of BioFit’s original Afton series, providing imaginative floor plan configuration options for school designers and specifiers seeking alternatives to traditional, geometrically shaped tables. Developed for cafeterias, food courts and break rooms, the unique ebb and flow design promotes user interaction and makes a bold aesthetic statement, complementing today’s trendiest school interiors while making efficient use of space.

A significant enhancement of the Afton II model compared to the original version is the addition of BioFit’s proprietary adjustable torsion cap. This component enables users to reset the torque level of the table’s lift assist device to the manufacturer’s original specifications, subsequently allowing schools to save money by prolonging the useful life of the table. The adjustable torsion capability is engineered to facilitate quick and seamless folding and unfolding through the useful life of the table. The Afton II model can easily be deployed, refolded and moved by one person. Like all BioFit tables, it is LEED® compliant for use in commercial interiors, GREENGUARD™ Gold certified and UL-listed.

Other BioFit products to be displayed and demonstrated at EDspaces include the multifunctional AdapTable™ convertible bench table and recently launched models from the bimos by BioFit™ collection. The collection is a collaborative initiative between BioFit and renowned German seating manufacturer Interstuhl.

EDspaces is an annual international tradeshow and conference for professionals who plan, design, build, equip and manage learning environments and educational campuses. This year’s show runs from October 28 – 31 at the Tampa Convention Center.

Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, BioFit Engineered Products is a leading manufacturer of LEED-compliant, ergonomic chairs and stools, GREENGUARD-certified mobile tables, carts and accessories for education, healthcare, laboratory, industrial, technology and office environments. To experience BioFit furnishings for the education market, featuring the Afton II table, visit BioFit booth 642 at EDspaces. For more information on BioFit, visit www.biofit.com or call 800.597.0246.



October 01, 2014

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (October 1, 2014) — BioFit Engineered Products, a globally renowned manufacturer of award-winning ergonomic seating solutions, recently introduced Ron Buettner as regional sales manager and director of marketing. Mr. Buettner will lead BioFit sales initiatives in the central U.S. and oversee the company’s marketing efforts.

Mr. Buettner brings 20-plus years of sales and marketing experience to BioFit, including an extensive background in the ergonomic seating industry. He noted, “As an outside observer, it’s been amazing watching the evolution of BioFit over the past several years.  I look forward to helping set the course for one of today’s true innovators in the seating market.” Buettner most recently served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Bevco Precision Manufacturing.

BioFit president Ed Metzger commented: “Ron’s industry knowledge and skillset will allow us to realize untapped opportunities in existing markets while forging new relationships. We’re also excited to have a recognized expert take the reins of our marketing communications as we aspire to the next level of success and beyond.”

Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, BioFit Engineered Products is a leading manufacturer of LEED-compliant ergonomic chairs and stools, GREENGUARD-certified mobile folding tables, carts and accessories for healthcare, education, laboratory, industrial, technology, and office environments. For more information, visit www.biofit.com or call 800.597.0246.



July 15, 2014

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (July 15, 2014)— BioFit Engineered Products, a leading designer and manufacturer of ergonomic seating and mobile folding tables, today announced the invention of a patent pending part that will extend the usable life of the company’s tables. Called the “adjustable torsion cap,” the component was designed to restore the original level of torsion to the lift-assistance devices of previously marketed tables.  Resetting the torsion level facilitates folding and unfolding, eliminating the need to replace the lift bars.

Foldable tables utilize assist devices to help move the table from an unfolded open position to a folded closed position. Such devices are necessary as particular models can be large and heavy, making it difficult to fold and unfold the table without them. Assistance devices can also provide some resistance during the unfolding process, preventing the overly rapid movement of the sections of the table as it is unfolded.  

When a table is folded into the storage position, there is little to no tension on the lift-assistance bars. However, when the table is unfolded for use, the legs rotate away from the table top, twisting the lift bars and creating torque. After years of folding and redeployment cycles, the bars can lose some lifting force. A decrease in lifting force is also prevalent in tables frequently left in the open position, which places tension on the lift-assistance device over the entire time the table is open.  Due to the weight of the tops of some table models, even a slight decrease in force can affect how easily the table can be lifted to the folded position and the speed at which it unfolds. BioFit discovered that the addition of an adjustment capability to the torsion cap design provided the ability to reestablish and maintain the original level of lift bar torque.  BioFit president Ed Metzger expanded on the benefit of the new part: “Moving forward, incorporating the adjustable torsion cap into our table design will eliminate an age-old issue with lift-assistance devices. The new cap will ensure the lift capability of tables through the life cycle of the product. This can enable customers to save money by prolonging the need to replace a table. Additionally, replacing original caps with the new adjustable cap will provide a cost effective way of refreshing the lift on older tables in the field.” 

BioFit will install the adjustable torsion cap on all new tables which use lift assistance bars. The company will also offer retrofitting on previously sold tables on a case-by-case basis. 

Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, BioFit Engineered Products is a leading manufacturer of LEED-compliant, ergonomic chairs and stools, GREENGUARD-certified mobile tables, carts and accessories for healthcare, education, laboratory, industrial, technology and office environments. For more information, visit www.biofit.com or call 800.597.0246.



June 13, 2014

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CHICAGO (June 12, 2014)— The new MVMT™ ergonomic seating line from BioFit Engineered Products was recognized with two awards this week during NeoCon 2014, the contract furnishing industry’s largest annual show, in Chicago. In a juried competition sponsored by Contract magazine, the MVMT line was selected as a 2014 Best of NeoCon Innovation Award winner, while judges from Buildings magazine chose the seating line as a 2014 Product Innovations Merit Award winner in the Seating Options category. 

Developed by BioFit in collaboration with award-winning designer Bruce Fifield, of Studio Fifield, Milan, Italy, the MVMT line was created for use in the technology, laboratory, healthcare and industrial sectors, with crossover applications in the office market. It combines a unique aesthetic and intuitive user controls with the durability and technologically precise seating design for which BioFit is known. In response to receiving the awards, BioFit president Ed Metzger stated: “We’re extremely honored to be chosen from a field including entries from the best and most talented seating designers and manufacturers in the world. Bruce [Fifield] and our internal team set out to create a chair that would revolutionize the user experience with a look to enhance customers’ corporate image, and these awards certainly help validate our efforts.”

Celebrating its 25th year, the Best of NeoCon Awards by Contract magazine honor new commercial interiors products. These products are introduced to the market in 39 categories ranging from architectural products to workplace technologies. Nearly 50 jurors comprised of interior designers, architects, and facilities management professionals review approximately 325 products prior to the show. 

Buildings magazine’s 19th annual Product Innovations Award winners are selected from NeoCon participants exhibiting the latest products that enhance the efficiency and sustainability of commercial buildings. As a Merit Award second place winner, the BioFit MVMT line will be showcased in the September 2014 print issue and online version of Buildings

Located in Milan, Italy, Studio Fifield helps business leaders recognize opportunities for innovation and identify breakthrough ideas that can be transformed into commercially successful solutions. Founded by Bruce Fifield, the company specializes in designing products used in the office environment, medical devices, high-end eye ware, sporting goods, and more.

Download the MVMT BrochureDownload MVMT Awards Sheet

Located in Bowling Green, Ohio, BioFit Engineered Products is a leading manufacturer of LEED-compliant, ergonomic chairs and stools, GREENGUARD-certified mobile tables, carts and accessories for healthcare, education, laboratory, industrial, technology and office environments. For more information, visit www.biofit.com or call 800.597.0246.



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