Description and Activities
From our earliest days, product development has been a key to Virco's growth. After getting started in 1950 as a furniture supplier for Los Angeles-area schools, the addition of folding chairs, folding tables and other items soon helped expand our sales to a broadening customer base. More recently, we've worked with accomplished designers - like Peter Glass, Bob Mills and Richard Holbrook - to develop products for emerging applications. These include the ergonomically contoured Metaphor®, Telos®, ZUMA®, ZUMAfrd™ and I.Q.® classroom furniture collections, as well as all-new TEXT™ tables; the generously proportioned Sage™ Series; durable, supportive Ph.D.® task chairs; and the wide-ranging Plateau® Series. Incidentally, our I.Q. collection was honored with a 2002 Best of NeoCon® Gold Award for design excellence at America's most prestigious contract furniture trade show, while our Plateau Library & Technology products received a Best of NeoCon® Silver Award the following year. In June of 2004, our diverse ZUMA family of classroom furniture products earned a coveted Best of NeoCon Editors' Choice Award. And most recently, our highly sustainable ZUMAfrd™ line won a Best of NeoCon 2005 Silver Award and a 2006 ADEX® Platinum Award.