For over a century, Indiana Furniture has been producing reliable, distinctively styled furniture for the workplace. The company, originally called Jasper Novelty Works, was founded on St. Patrick’s Day in 1905 in response to the efforts of a group of local businessmen in Jasper to create jobs for the city’s inhabitants. From its inception, the company has manufactured desks, aptly changing its name in 1929 to Indiana Desk Company. The company struggled through several wars and economic downturns, but with well planned expansion and the continual production of quality-made, competitively priced desks for the working environment, was able to survive and thrive into the 21st Century as the company we know today as Indiana Furniture Inc.
What makes Indiana’s furniture unique and dear to our hearts is that it is made in the USA, even down to the plywood that is an essential component of their casegoods. Indiana Furniture has come a long way from manufacturing the Model 100 Ladies Typewriter desk to the complex selection of durable casegoods and seating available in their current catalogue. Their repertoire encompasses desks and conference furniture, as well as occasional tables made of wood, laminate, or a combination of both. There is a wood finish, edge detail, or pull available to satisfy almost any office aesthetic. Design styles run the gamut, from the very traditional to the totally contemporary. Plus, this factory no longer just makes desks–Their seating line includes desk chairs, guest chairs, and reception seating that can be dressed out in an array of finishes and textiles.
Indiana takes their stewardship of the environment seriously and integrates sustainable practices in all aspects of their operations, from reducing energy and waste, to re-purposing and recycling byproducts. A number of their products are Greenguard certified and can earn LEEDS points for those seeking sustainable environmental solutions. Indiana implements UV advantage in their finishing process and infuses their worksurfaces with AMP anti-microbial protection. Their built-to-last furniture is also backed by a warranty.
While Indiana Furniture has over 18 different series in their casegood retinue, let’s take a look at their exciting new introduction into the marketplace—Canvas. Available in laminate or wood, Canvas derives its roots from Mid-century design. Modular components provide flexible versatility and are designed in complimentary shapes and sizes to accommodate numerous layouts. Chassis and tops can be mixed and matched in wood grain or solid laminates. Multi-level worksurface heights used in tandem with a variety of upper storage units create visual excitement. The light scaling and clean contemporary styling make it a good choice for any application, from private office to collaborative teaming. There are 24 finishes, 8 metal frame options, 4 edge details and 14 pull options from which to choose.
Perhaps Canvas or one of the many desk series available from Indiana Furniture can work for your office.
As a bonus, below are care instructions for casegoods and seating that Indiana posts on their web-site. These cleaning guidelines not only apply to furniture produced by Indiana Furniture, but also can be referenced for the care of almost any office furniture in the marketplace.
Furniture Care Guidelines
Proper care of your office furniture will preserve its value and like-new appearance. Following are general guidelines for care of your Indiana Furniture desks, casegoods, tables, and seating.
Use a damp, soft cloth to dust work surfaces and always wipe with the grain. If you choose to polish, we recommend a non-wax liquid product. Do not use any waxy polish or cleaner. Liquid spills should be wiped up immediately with a soft, damp cloth. Heavy objects such as printers, fax machines, etc. should not be placed directly on the wood surface, but should have felt spacer pads beneath them. Avoid direct sun exposure on wood surfaces as the sun’s rays may cause discoloration or fading of the wood finish. Also avoid exposing your furniture to excessively low or high humidity or extreme temperature variations.
Use a damp, soft cloth with a mild soap and water solution to clean laminate work surfaces, and always wipe with the grain. Dry with a soft cloth to avoid spotting or streaking. Do not use any waxy polish or cleaner. Liquid spills should be wiped up immediately with a soft, damp cloth.
Use a damp, soft cloth to dust hard surfaces and always wipe with the grain. If you choose to polish, we recommend a non-wax liquid product. Do not use any waxy polish or cleaner. Protect seating from direct sun exposure as the sun’s rays may cause discoloration or fading of upholstery and wood finishes.
Refer to the upholstery card or the upholstery supplier’s website for appropriate cleaning instructions for your specific pieces.
All photos courtesy of Indiana Furniture: http://www.indianafurniture.com/