College Planning & Management

JAN 2013

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P R O D U C T S T H AT W O R K VIRCO, INC. {what's new & noteworthy} Virco Introduces Civitas Furniture E XPRESSLY DESIGNED TO furnish the new educational commons, Virco's new Civitas collection provides exceptional seating and table solutions for foodservice environments, student unions, libraries, media centers, circulation areas, and related on-campus settings. Because it can be translated from Latin to signify "citizenship," "city-state," "body of citizens," or "sense of community," Civitas is a highly appropriate name for furniture that identifies and meets the needs of college and university common areas where students gather to study and socialize. Since common areas bring together a diverse range of people with different seating preferences, the Civitas line offers three different seating component choices. Whether you're looking for 18-in. seatheight chairs, 25-in. seat-height stools, or 30-in. seat-height stools — or a combination of these three configurations — you can choose to outfit Civitas seating with one of two injection-molded shells or with an individual seat and back. To visually unify the Civitas line, these chairs and stools share attractive frame designs featuring elegantly contoured legs. For many customers, Civitas models equipped with an ergonomically contoured ZUMA shell will be the preferred choice. As Virco's most popular recently released furniture line, ZUMA provides comfortable seating solutions for students and instructors with a wide range of body types. Other Civitas chairs and stools come with a generously proportioned Sage shell. By incorporating ZUMA's contours and adding a larger, wider backrest, Sage offers exceptionally supportive seating for taller and larger people. And for environments where upholstered seating is desired, Civitas models with a Sage shell can be specified with a color-coordinated seat pad. The Civitas Series also features chair 32 and stool models with an independent seat and back from the award-winning ZUMAfrd line. Made from proprietary Fortified Recycled Wood hard plastic, these two-piece components combine effective support with enhanced sustainability. Civitas models with ZUMAfrd components are exceptionally sustainable because their Fortified Recycled Wood ingredient mix can include materials derived from Virco's pioneering Take-Back program, which helps customers recycle furniture that's been withdrawn from service rather than sending it to a landfi ll. Prior to Take-Back's launch in 2006, people usually had little choice but to throw away most out-of-service furniture components, such as: injection-molded chair shells; laminated work surfaces; and compression-molded or solid-wood seats, backs, and work surfaces. Since Take-Back's introduction, customers — including educational institutions from California to Pennsylvania — have partnered with Virco to prolong the useful life of several tons of furniture-component materials. When available, selected Take-Back materials can be introduced into the Fortified Recycled Wood ingredient mix that's used to make ZUMAfrd seats and backs for Civitas seating. Because contemporary campuses have an array of indoor environments outfitted with carpeting, VCT tiles, or other materials, all Civitas seating models are available with nylon-, felt-, steel-, or rubber-base glides for various flooring surfaces; 18-in. seat-height chairs can also be ordered with 2-in. twinwheel soft casters for enhanced mobility. And where upholstered seating is preferred, Civitas models with a Sage shell — as noted COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT / JANUARY 2013 above — can be specified with a colorcoordinated seat pad. To complement its diverse seating choices, Civitas includes a selection of visually coordinated tabletops and tulipshaped bases. Elegant Civitas tabletops come in round, square, and "squircle" shapes featuring a plywood-core, high-pressure laminate construction and three distinctively different edge profi les. When paired with these tops, Civitas tulip-shaped table bases can provide: a 30-in. top height for use with 18-in. seat-height Civitas chairs, a 36-in. top height for use with 25-in. seat-height Civitas stools, or a 41-in. top height for use with 30-in. seat-height Civitas stools. In addition to offering comfortable, high-value furniture solutions for the new educational commons, all Civitas models are GREENGUARD certified for indoor air quality. CPM WWW.PLANNING 4EDUCATION.COM

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