Green Bay, WI (August, 2006) - Kieducation.com provides on-site designers and facility managers, architects, interior design professionals and other specifiers of education furniture with interactive tools, product information and industry resources all in one convenient location.
The new site showcases KI's expansive portfolio of furniture for education environments, including classrooms, cafeterias, libraries, lounges, auditoriums and residence halls. Users can search for furniture by product name, category or applications. Fabrics from KI and Pallas Textiles are also included.
To help customers visualize the final appearance of furniture when selecting among various finishes, Kieducation.com features an enhanced "See it
Spec it" function. With several clicks, visitors select a piece of furniture and add design options such as laminate, frame and edge colors, surface and base finishes, wood finish and upholstery.
To make the review process more efficient and effective, users can zoom in and out and images can be e-mailed or printed directly from the site.
"Furniture plays a vital role in helping schools, colleges and universities provide students with a positive learning experience and productive, comfortable environment in the classroom and throughout a facility," says Brian Krenke, vice president of product marketing, KI. "Kieducation.com provides specifiers of education furniture with easy access to the product and market information they need to make the best design and purchase decisions."
In addition to KI product information and design tools, Kieducation.com includes a section on education trends and the role of furniture. Exclusive articles on the site cover topics such as auditorium and lecture hall planning, creating high performance learning environments, and library and media center planning. There are also links to leading design and education organizations, associations, and trade media, as well as press releases and media coverage featuring KI products and experts.
Kieducation.com is the second in a series of vertical market focused Web sites KI plans to roll out in the coming months.
KI manufactures innovative furniture and wall system solutions for educational, healthcare, business, commercial and government markets. The employee-owned company is headquartered in Green Bay, WI, and operates sales offices and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. KI tailors products and service solutions to the specific needs of each customer through its unique "Market of One" customer service and manufacturing philosophy. For more information, visit www.ki.com.