Focal Upright's Newest Design Wins Top Award At Ergo Expo

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Don't let your board room be a BORED room!

It’s official – the conference room will never be the same again! This week, Focal Upright introduced Confluence, its new height-adjustable conference table to ergonomists and facilities experts gathered for the 2014 National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition (Ergo Expo) in Las Vegas. Focal garnered yet another top award for its line of innovative furniture designs when Confluence was named winner of the Attendees’ Choice Award.

The Confluence Table keeps everyone at the meeting upright and active, so they are able to think on their feet (quite literally). Meetings at the Confluence table are collaborative, energetic, and perhaps most importantly, time-efficient. Beta testers have reported that their upright meetings are significantly shorter and more productive, and 70% prefer the upright Confluence over their previous conference room set up. Confluence is often paired with Focal’s new line of perching stool, the Mobis, a more active alternative to traditional conference room seating.

Among the first to place an order for Confluence was Google’s Ann Arbor campus, where the table resolves the problem of lack of collaboration space in a very tight office. One senior Google analyst explained that Confluence makes the space feel roomier and much more functional.

Confluence is built of lightweight recyclable aluminum and hardwood ply top with a variety of laminate and natural wood veneer finishes. The most popular finish, a dry erase markerboard, lets users capture ideas the moment they strike. Confluence comes in both a 6.5” and 8” length. It features an aluminum cable hatch that allows powers cords to cleanly disappear down to your power strip below. A short video highlights Confluence’s stylish functionality:

Founded by KEEN Footwear founder Martin Keen, Focal Upright is at the cutting edge of product design. Focal’s award-winning pieces bring beautiful and thoughtful design to the practical arena of ergonomics and employee wellness.

“We are thrilled to be honored with this award,” said Keen. “Getting people upright and moving at work is what we are all about. Confluence does exactly that.”


For more information on the Confluence Table or Focal Upright, please contact Rachel Apostoles at 401.694.0150 x 105, or rachel(at)focalupright(dot)com. Readers are also invited to visit

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