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Award-winning HÅG Futu chair now shipping from izzy

Elegant HÅG Futu office chair singled out for Environment Prize and Award for Design Excellence in furniture

SPRING LAKE, Mich. - March 25, 2009 - izzy, a Spring Lake, Mich.-based office furniture company, now offers the award-winning HÅG Futu office chair for order and shipping.

This month, HÅG Futu earned the Norwegian Design Council's Environment Prize for developing a product or solution with significant environmental properties. HÅG Futu is 97 percent recyclable and made of more than 40 percent post-consumer materials. To reduce environmental impact, the backrest contains no foam. The chair is constructed without chrome, PVC (polyvinyl chloride) or glue. The entire chair is designed for disassembly, including components individually labeled to identify material content.

The Council also awarded the 2009 Award for Design Excellence in the furniture design category to HÅG for the Futu chair, designed by HÅG Design Studio. This award recognizes companies that successfully use design to create innovative products and solutions. HÅG Futu neatly packages more function in less space. HÅG Futu weighs only 35.3 pounds with arms, and is made of just seven different materials. Its three-dimensional FutuKnit upholstery is precisely shaped and fitted for resilient elasticity.

"HÅG Futu is an elegant chair with an impressively simple exterior and an extremely intelligent interior. The result is a masterpiece," said Lars I. Røiri, chief executive officer of HÅG. "In addition, HÅG is deeply committed to our role as a steward of the environment during the product design and manufacturing process. We gratefully accept the Council's Environment Prize as a formal recognition of our efforts."

The Environmental Product Declaration for HÅG Futu will be available soon. To order the HÅG Futu office chair, contact izzy at customersupport@izzydesign.com or 866.499.9968.

About izzy+

The employees of izzy+ (www.izzyplus.com) design, manufacture and market office furniture and seating that solve real problems for real people. The focus is to provide designers with the tools to create inspiring work spaces for forward-thinking customers in home offices and small businesses, in executive offices and board rooms, in hospitals and classrooms. Its award-winning products are marketed under the brand names izzy, HÅG, Harter, Fixtures Furniture, Zoom Seating and ABCO Office Furniture. Based in Spring Lake, Mich., U.S., izzy+ is a business of JSJ Corporation of Grand Haven, Michigan.


HÅG is a brand of Scandinavian Business Seating, Scandinavia's leading player in the development, design and manufacture of sitting solutions for private and public office environments. The company owns the leading Scandinavian brands HÅG, RH and RBM, each with a strong focus on visual design, health, the environment and quality.


Media Contacts:

Allison Roon | 616.293.6311 | allison.roon@izzyplus.com