Smith System Catalog Celebrates 101 Years of Innovative School

PLANO, TEXAS (February 5, 2007) — For 101 years, classroom furniture manufacturer Smith System not only built furniture solutions that fostered student success, but also recognized the impact the classroom environment has on learning. In celebration of the company´s second century, Smith System has published the 2007 Furniture for Student Success catalog.

The 224-page catalog showcases the company´s full portfolio of GREENGUARD Children and Schools Indoor Air Quality certified products. A resource for K-12 facility and furniture distributors, the 2007 Furniture for Student Success catalog can be
requested online at

"As schools continue to evolve to meet changing teaching and learning styles, the need for durable, functional and environmentally friendly K-12 furniture has never been greater," said Bob Redding, vice president sales, Smith System. "The new catalog is more than a purchasing tool, it is a support tool that helps educators select and configure furniture to support curriculum, teaching styles and technology in the classroom. This catalog illustrates our commitment to helping students and teachers succeed."

Designed to assist in the specification and purchasing process, the catalog provides
detailed product information, material listings and purchasing information. The catalog
also offers educators with classroom design and furniture configuration recommendations
for self-paced, individual or cooperative curriculums. Digital renderings of desk
arrangement possibilities help the teachers visualize how the furniture will work in a
classroom environment.

Recognized for its commitment to developing functional, durable and user-friendly
classroom furniture solutions, Smith System introduced several innovative new products
in late 2006 which are included in the catalog:

*Intuit Chair — Ergonomically designed to support cooperative learning environments, the Intuit Chair is comfortable whether the students is facing frontward, backward or either side; 2007 Smith System Catalog

*Interchange Diamond Desk — Named for its shape and ability to arrange individually or in groups of up to six, the Diamond Desk combines contemporary design, functionality and affordability;

*Carrels — Ideal for multiple classroom situations, the innovative new Quick Carrels provide teachers and students with portable work areas for homerooms and study hall classes, testing or self-paced learning curriculum; and

*Library Carrels — The latest addition to its library furniture line, the modular and
configurable library carrel creates study areas ideally suited for younger library

About Smith System

Founded in 1905, Smith System ( has helped American education evolve by being ready with the right furniture at the right time. An industry leader in
school furniture innovation, Smith System is committed to developing products that support optimum learning environments — addressing the needs of the students, the demands of the curriculum and the realities of space, maintenance and budget. In October 2006, recognizing the short- and long-term health concerns children face from exposure to poor indoor air quality, Smith System earned GREENGUARD Environmental Institute´s (GEI) GREENGUARD Children and Schools Indoor Air Quality certification for its entire product portfolio of desks, chairs and library furniture.
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