Via Seating opened its doors in 1987 and the commercial furniture industry was changed forever. Innovating like no other in the mid-market, Via was the first company to introduce 48-hour manufacturing time. And we did it on every chair, every fabric and every leather. Via Seating also created a whole new category of chairs called ‘execu-task’ seating. This new category was born out of the idea that a seat of power should have great ergonomic function too. These were the original inspirations of the founder of Via, Danish-born Thomas Sorensen.
As the seating specialist, Via continues to lead the industry in innovation today. All our categories of seating still live up to the original promise of a rapid manufacturing time and each series has hidden goodness built in that sets it apart. Patented & proprietary Copper-Infused Mesh is available on all mesh back chairs to reduce cross contamination of disease and meet requirements for infectious disease control. Proprietary, injection-molded, comfort foam is engineered into all cushions to ensure long-term comfort and support. These key core elements embody Via’s passion for innovation and appetite to think differently.
New product development is at the core of Via Seating. Today, our inspiration comes from listening—Listening to customers, facing their challenges head on and delivering solutions that meet their needs. Absorbing information from thought leaders in our industry, we are continuously debating and contemplating “what’s next?” in technology, design and performance. We are ever paying attention and participating in global networks to engage and contribute to the evolution of workplace standards. All of this feeds into what the customer needs to invest in today and how to future proof that investment for what is to come.
Sustainability is at the heart of every decision we make. Living, working and playing in the High Sierras—just a short drive from gorgeous Lake Tahoe—keeps preserving the beautiful nature around us top of mind. Via Seating was one of the original participants in developing the BIFMA LEVEL® standard for the commercial furniture industry. Today, every product in our seating portfolio is BIFMA Level 2 and CLEAN AIR GOLD. Every product is built to last and is backed by the strongest warranty in the industry for a seating-only manufacturer. Our future product development continues to push beyond what is simply compliant to redefining what is possible. While Via Seating is small business certified, we think big!