Bretford® Unveils New MOTIV™ High Back Sofa For Casual Learning Environments

Published | Mon, December 3, 2012

Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.®, a United States manufacturer of technology-enabled furniture for agile learning and business environments, has unveiled a new MOTIV™ High Back Sofa. The unique sofa, which is currently available for order, was created to provide a private, comfortable space with optional power accessibility to charge laptops, tablets and other mobile devices.

The Bretford® MOTIV™ High Back Sofa is engineered for unrivaled comfort, privacy and power support in any lounge environment. It’s the only high back sofa available with a power module that includes an AC outlet as well as USB charging. The newest addition to the popular line of Bretford® MOTIV™ soft seating, it was designed for use in casual learning environments, such as higher education libraries, lounges and cafés, but is also perfect for common areas of K-12 schools corporate offices and public buildings.

“Open lounge environments, while warm and inviting, can generate a lot of noise that can be distracting if a student or professional is trying to work,” explained Dan Berger, product management team lead for Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.® “The high walls and back of the new MOTIV™ sofa provide both privacy and sound obstruction. When you add the optional AC and USB power, it becomes an excellent workspace or simply a place to rest while charging a laptop or mobile device.”

All MOTIV™ soft seating products, which include modular and freestanding sofas, chairs and benches, can be upholstered in a wide variety of fabrics and leathers and are available with optional power. When combined with Bretford’s® occasional tables, the MOTIV™ line transforms casual spaces into informal learning environments.

Availability

The MOTIV™ High Back Sofa is currently available for order with up to a four-week lead time depending on the complexity of the customization. For more information about Bretford® visit Bretford.com or call 1-800-521-9614. Bretford® can also be followed on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bretfordmanf.

About Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.

Bretford is a manufacturer of furniture for both learning and work environments. Founded in 1948 and headquartered in Franklin Park, IL, Bretford holds close to seven decades of expertise dedicated to the design and manufacture of sustainable furniture solutions that are made in the U.S.A. Each furniture design is built for quality and mobility so rooms, people and information can move and still stay connected.

With nearly 350 employees and 450,000 square feet of production space, the company offers smart furniture designs that support evolving technology, enabling institutions, organizations and corporations to increase productivity and efficiency. Superior workmanship and environmentally-compliant manufacturing and operation practices ensure dependable Bretford products, many of which are GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®. The company is committed to using less energy, creating less waste and reducing its carbon footprint. Bretford is a CarbonNeutral® certified company and its EDU 2.0 line is among the first in the contract furniture industry to achieve CarbonNeutral product certification. All Bretford products are backed by a 12-year standard warranty.