1980 and forward

In 1980, National Office Furniture joined the contract office furniture market with a goal to be a standout. Determined to offer customers a better value with shorter lead times, National created a brand by successfully delivering products that were on budget and on time. Customers were drawn to our ability to design and develop innovative products, while offering personal support and extraordinary experiences. Today, that foundation still holds true. Our exceptional value, combined with design-driven products, on-time delivery, and our dedication to customer experiences have made us a standout in the furniture industry.

As a unit of Kimball International, we are fortunate to have a rich heritage in wood manufacturing, environmental responsibility, and pride in craftsmanship. Along with our parent company, our values and integrity are demonstrated daily by living our Guiding Principles and creating a culture of caring that establishes us as an employer of choice. “We Build Success” by establishing long-term relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, shareowners. and the communities in which we operate. By nurturing those relationships and making it a priority to do the right thing, we continue to prove that we have the right solutions for any space.

Our Corporate Headquarters is a prime example of how furniture from National can be used in any space. The 50,000 square foot facility, designed by the world renowned Gensler design firm, is full of innovative furniture, progressive work environments, and splashed with whimsy and humor throughout the space. With areas and furniture which help individuals collaborate, learn, interact, and focus, the Headquarters represents how customers can use National’s solutions in their own spaces.

 
 

Furniture with Personality®

At National, we are Furniture with Personality. We take pride in our performance and know that our success is due to our employees. Our people create products; our people create experiences; our people are National. We believe it is important to embrace individuality and to nurture an atmosphere that encourages expression. With a diverse mixture of personalities, we can’t wait to share our excitement, our energy, and our solutions with you.

 

Don't just take our word for it


While this is the "About National" section, we understand that furniture is about a personal experience. In an industry where there are literally thousands of choices, the National experience is the differentiator. Our products and their performance regarding quality, reliability, and sustainability are second-to-none, as evidenced by our on-time delivery rates, durability testing results, and environmental certifications. However, nothing speaks more clearly to our commitment to creating an extraordinary experience than our customers.

“We needed furniture that would be appealing, practical, and safe for the children, and feature very vibrant colors. We are very happy with the way things came out. The furniture creates a child-friendly environment and we feel great about the design and selections we made.”
— Associate Administrator, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

“We wanted high quality product that looked good but was also functional. We also desired uniformity in colors and finishes. It reflects what we needed…the function, the look, the feel, everything.”
— Captain, Division West, First Army Headquarters

“Whether the office layout is simple or elaborate, National is my go-to company. They make it happen.”
— Facility Manager, Boston University School of Law

 

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