Kimball International is honored to announce that its Chaddy seating solution was awarded the Best in Show Product Innovation Award at this year’s EDspaces, Designing the Future of Education Show. 

EDspaces and Learning By Design Magazine host the Product Innovation Awards program which recognizes Best in Class Product Designs for learning environments. Through an on-site evaluation at EDspaces and a prior online submittal, a panel of education industry professionals review and evaluate products based on a demonstrated rigor in design for education environments, aesthetics, innovation, sustainability, academic and emotional impact, and much more.

“We are excited to receive the Best in Show Award for our Chaddy chair,” said Jennifer Adams, Senior Director, Vertical Market Sales, Kimball International. “We believe its versatility and flexibility support many of the educational environments we see today with a thoughtful, comfortable, and flexible solution.” 


chaddy® Seating

By National

chaddy was designed to offer extreme flexibility and versatility along with exceptional comfort. Its flip, nest, stack capabilities can be utilized by students and faculty to create dynamic spaces that are practical and comfortable. The sleek profile, beveled seat contours, and optional tablet arm create the perfect combination of style, comfort, and performance for learning environments.

The optional tablet arm can be added to the left or right side making it inclusive of all learners, environments, and learning styles. Its translucent, cross-woven 100% nylon mesh back allows daylight and ventilation to pass through, keeping users cool and supported while creating an airy aesthetic. Available in static or mobile options, chaddy features a flex back, which reclines 7° and adds unexpected comfort and ergonomic support. chaddy can stack up to four high for increased storage flexibility and space management. 

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About Kimball International

Kimball International is a leading commercial furnishings company with deep expertise in the Workplace, Health, and Hospitality markets. We combine our bold entrepreneurial spirit, a history of craftsmanship, and today’s design-driven thinking alongside a commitment to our culture of caring and lasting connections with our customers, employees, and communities. For over 70 years, our brands have seized opportunities to customize solutions into personalized experiences, turning ordinary spaces into meaningful places. Our family of brands includes Kimball, National, Etc., Interwoven, Kimball Hospitality, D’style, and David Edward. Kimball International, based in Jasper, Indiana, is a business unit of HNI Corporation.

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Abby Troutman

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