Paragon Furniture “Readies” K-12 Schools for New Family of READY® Chairs and Stools

May 17, 2017

Complete Line of Seating Furnishes Entire School Space; 
Provides Comfort, Durability and Mobility; Lifetime Warranty

ARLINGTON, Texas – May 17, 2017– Paragon Furniture, Inc., manufacturer of K-12 educational furniture that sets the pace and place for learning, today launched an entirely new family of chairs and stools designed to outfit every space in a school. The new READY® line of seating is ideal for classroomslabscafesmedia centersmaker spaces and teacher areas. All of the products in the new line are currently available to order and will ship in June 2017.

According to Mark Hubbard, President, Paragon Furniture, Inc., “Oftentimes from a furniture planning perspective, there is a tendency to focus on the tables first with the seating becoming a later consideration. But the truth is that the comfort, durability and mobility of the seating are critical factors that must be top-of-mind early on in the process, particularly for an active K-12 learning space. The new READY® chairs and stools are made exclusively for this type of environment and are available in child, youth and adult heights, with open seating posture, easy-to-move glides and the ability to stack and move them around with ease.”

The perfect complement to any Paragon desk or table, the new READY® line features six products: adjustable-height READY® lab stools and task chairs, and non-adjustable READY® 4-leg chairs on glides or casters, 4-leg stools, and cantilevered chairs.

Hubbard added, “Classrooms are no longer static – the range of teaching and learning modalities has increased, requiring classroom furnishings to be comfortable, durable and serve more than one purpose. When it comes to classroom chairs, ergonomic research indicates, ‘seating that allows for micro-movement improves student engagement and content retention rate.’ This could make the difference between whether or not a student stays engaged and focused throughout the school day.”

The READY® chairs and stools have a one-piece, contoured shell that features a symmetrical sloping surface around the entire chair to relieve pressure on the back of students’ legs. They have an ergonomic design with powerful curves and dynamic, round shapes to deliver a comfortable, natural impression. And their polypropylene, gas injection-molded shell provides an ergonomically ideal range of flex of up to 18 degrees.

READY® chairs are made with a strong internal structural cavity, ensuring the ability to withstand daily use, while at the same time, eliminating unsightly ribs and creating a finished look in the front and back. The waterfall edges on the seat sides provide comfort and strength, and an ergonomic integrated pull is molded into the back of the chair for easy mobility. The legs are available standard with swivel nylon glides and are also available in felt or metal options, making the chairs quiet and safe for all floor types.

Up to six non-adjustable READY® chairs can be easily stacked and moved throughout a school. All of the products in the line are available in both child, youth and adult heights (14-inch, 16-inch and 18-inches) to accommodate students and faculty.

The new READY® chairs and stools are available in 16 plastic shell colors and five frame colors to match the décor of a specific room or an entire school. With minimal end user assembly required, the stools and chairs are essentially ready for use upon delivery. They coordinate with Paragon’s entire line of tables to help complete every learning space in a school or district.

Paragon Furniture provides a lifetime structural warranty against defects. Paragon® warrants that each piece of furniture will be free from defects in material and workmanship, given normal use and care, for as long as the original owners use the products (subject to limitations). All the products in the READY® line are designed and tested against ANSI/BIFMA standards for durability and safety.

About Paragon Furniture, Inc.

Since 1985, Paragon Furniture, Inc., headquartered in Arlington, Texas, has set the pace and place for learning through the creation of high quality, affordable, eco-friendly furniture for use throughout entire K-12 educational environments. Paragon Furniture builds stronger communities by making schools safe, comfortable, active, and inspirational. Paragon knows that learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom – it can happen anywhere. For this reason, Paragon furniture products come in a variety of sizes to fit every educational space and every grade. Paragon’s entire product portfolio is mobile, reconfigurable, collaborative, and customizable to enhance learning, allowing teachers to engage students and students to become more engaged in their future.

Paragon Furniture is passionate about its customers and helping them achieve success through the use of comfortable, sustainable furniture products. For more information about Paragon Furniture, go to or call (800) 451-8546.

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