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izzy+ cited among most inspiring brands in annual survey of North America's architects and designers

SPRING LAKE, Michigan, December 31, 2012 -- The annual Brand Report for the interiors industry, published at year’s end by Contract Magazine, places izzy+ on the Top Ten list of all commercial design companies that architects and designers prefer for inspiring products and services.

Based on unaided responses, izzy+ was placed in the Top Five brands for Education Solutions.  In addition, izzy+ and its education-focused brand Fixtures Furniture ranked as the sixth and eighth most cited brands in the category of Stacking and Ganging Chairs.

Contract’s Brand Report Awareness Survey asked design professionals to respond to this question: “When thinking about brands that inspire you to create your best commercial design solutions, what are the top three companies that come to mind?”  The 355 respondents placed izzy+ as the tenth most mentioned brand, following a parade of much larger and older brands in the contract furnishings, flooring and interiors industry.

“It’s an honor to be mentioned in the same breath with several of the legendary and best-known brands in our business,” said CEO and founder Chuck Saylor.  “The izzy+ brand was designed to speak to the next generation of design and thought leaders in the 21st Century, and we are making good progress in building partnerships and connecting the dots of collaboration and inspiration.”

The annual Brand Report is an independent survey conducted by Aspen Media & Market Research. In the product-specific categories, a random sample of architecture and design professionals were asked to identify their top three preferred manufacturers when purchasing or recommending products 32 distinct categories.

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, HÅGHarter, Fixtures Furniture, 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:

Bruce Buursma, 616.502.9834, bruce.buursma@gmail.com

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