Everyday police officers risk their lives to keep the streets safe. And while driving around in a squad car protects neighborhoods, it also can be uncomfortable for the officers who sit for hours at a time. Back problems are inevitable.
“Concept Seating was born out of necessity.”
In the late 1980s, a police officer who suffered from back problems, designed and produced rough sketches of a new, innovative vehicle seat that helped relieve back problems. From there, the police officer, in combination with renowned Wisconsin industrial designer Brooks Stevens Design firm, took on the project and finessed the design. The Brooks Stevens Design firm is also known for designs including: Hiawatha Train (1946), Excalibur Sports Car (1964) and the Oscar Mayer Weiner Mobile (1958). Concept Seating designs have also been influenced by the innovative research presented by Alvin R.Tilley and Henry Dreyfuss and Associates in The Measure of Man and Woman. The book remains an important tool for those designing products to accommodate the human form.
In 1995, Concept Seating expanded their line with the development of the 24/7 Intensive Use chairs. The company now serves industries that need chairs for dispatch and call centers, heavy duty usage, big and tall seating, monitoring stations, and other occupations requiring long sedentary periods.
Concept Seating remains committed to providing sophisticated seating with unparalleled durability while addressing the need that sparked the original idea: create seating that increases employee morale and productivity while decreasing time away from the job.
Laacke & Joys has been operating as a retailer and a manufacturer continuously since 1844. It has a rich history of growing and adapting to change. The most exciting part of the Concept Seating purchase is that it will now have the capital and management assets to ascend to the next phase of development. That phase will include the expansion of numerous vertical markets, increased product offerings and the creation of the marketing, sales and production team necessary to quadruple the size and presence of the 24 hour intensive chairs and related products.