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Give a warm reception to heart of the room as well as the hallway: Truman furniture collection, from Harter by izzy+

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CHICAGO – June 2010 – Why isn’t all furniture so accommodating? The Truman lounge chair, bench and table are designed to do a bit of everything – from helping CEOs make decisions and MBA students study, to welcoming hotel guests and making all types of waiting more enjoyable.

True to the New Workstyles, the new Truman collection from Harter by izzy+ fuels collaboration, movement and flexibility. How? A visionary thinker, Truman inspires spontaneous productivity in unexpected places.

“Truman adds comfortable, inviting seating for one or several people,” says Joe Ricchio, Ricchio Design, who designed the Truman collection with Matt Duncan of Morphix Design. “Truman easily is the heart of a reception area. But it’s also right at home in places like a break room, open office or unexpected collaboration spaces.”

Embodying the modernist ethic of simple elegance, Truman looks great from any angle. That’s an important feature for furniture that’s easy to move and reconfigure. As people use spaces differently, Truman is meant to slide, turn and move, too. With its airy cast aluminum framework and signature plyform seat base, Truman can be scaled up or down with different finishes, and textiles from Momentum Textiles, KnollTextiles, Ultrafabrics and Spinneybeck Leather.

The inner back is made of polypropylene / polyethylene (100% post consumer recycled content), while the inner and outer seats are molded plywood (100% recyclable). The foam is fabricated urethane. The arms and legs are die cast aluminum (100% recyclable / 20% post consumer recycled content) and the stretchers are extruded aluminum.

The Truman lounge without arms, and its matching benches, measure 24, 48 or 72 inches wide. With arms, the lounge expands to 27 1/8 inches, 51 1/8 inches or 75 1/8 inches wide. Lounge height is 33 ¼ inches, with a seat depth of 18 ½ inches. Benches are 17 inches high and 20 inches deep. Complementary tables measure 15 inches high by 23 ½ or 46 ½ inches wide by 22 ½ inches deep.

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.

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Media Contacts:

Debbie Goode, 616.847.6539, debbie.goode@izzyplus.com