National Office Furniture, a unit of Kimball International, Inc., has transformed their Chicago showroom space to display how residential inspired style is blending the comforts of home into the workplace. Through Respitality℠ design, National creates solutions that have evolved from the fundamental elements of both residential and hospitality. In addition to their Gensler-designed Chicago Showroom, National can also be found in The Merchandise Mart’s Materials Pavilion showing how textiles and upholsteries can add comfort to commercial spaces.

National’s showroom space unveils an array of new product solutions that enable workplaces to incorporate casual comfort without sacrificing commercial durability. Also showcased in the space are National’s new surface materials introductions and power and data solutions that bring texture, comfort, and ease of connectivity to any space. Not only will guests experience new products that are available to order in June, they will preview conceptual products and solutions.
Chicago Showroom The Merchandise Mart Links

325 North Wells Street, Suite 110 7th Floor, Materials Pavilion Product Information and Images
Phone: 312-222-1280 Space 7-1000
Showroom Hours and Events: Monday June 11th: 8:00am – 6:30pm | Cocktail Party and Maggie Speaks Unplugged: 4:30pm – 6:30pm Tuesday June 12th: 8:00am – 6:30pm | Cocktail Party and Guitarist Pat McKillen: 4:30pm – 6:30pm Wednesday June 13th: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Be sure to visit National to see these products, and more:

Collette™ Lounge Collection
The Collette lounge series addresses the demand for residential inspired furniture to be available for a wide variety of spaces. Collette’s plush pillows, relaxed sit, and classic, linear frame create casual comfort with corporate endurance. Collette delivers a new level of luxury, design, and flexibility for today’s evolving spaces.

Grin® and Mabel™ Ottomans
The Grin and Mabel lounge seating collections have been enhanced to include ottomans, extending their versatility. Grin’s ottoman features its iconic horizontal stitching and welt cording and is available with a sled or 4-prong base. The Mabel ottoman complements its collection by bringing a counterpart that extends comfort and features a 4-prong base.

Alloy™ Benching Enhancements
National’s benching solution has been enhanced to include metal storage options and ganging capabilities that can support new configurations. Alloy’s metal mobile storage pedestals, storage towers, and filing solutions add new functionality. Alloy accommodates even more spaces with the ability to gang a row of single-sided units and also gang double-sided to single and then back to double-sided. The new power pole delivers an updated electrical solution, and end panels are now available to cap off a run while offering privacy.

Strassa® Collaborative Tables Enhancements
Strassa tables combine classic structure with today’s need to collaborate. Standard, counter, or bar heights allow flexibility so that it can be used throughout entire environments. Strassa has been enhanced to accommodate even more situations with new depths and lengths. It can also be specified without a modesty panel and wire access has been added to the end panels to facilitate cord management. Additional grommet and daisy chain options are also available to address technology and electrical needs.

National’s showroom space also features additional new products and sneak peeks of conceptual solutions. To learn more about each new product, stop by the showroom or visit

About National Office Furniture:
National Office Furniture, a brand unit of Kimball International, Inc. (NASDAQ: KBAL), is a Jasper, Indiana-based manufacturer of high-quality office furnishings. Since 1980, National has built a reputation for excellence with stylish furniture of exceptional value; a dedication to personalized service; product designs that reflect a passion for the user’s comfort and productivity; and a commitment to environmental responsibility. National operates facilities in Santa Claus and Jasper, Indiana; and Fordsville and Danville, Kentucky. For more information about National and its products, visit