Trendway showroom FUN!

What do you do when you have a beautiful Trendway showroom at your finger tips….you host fun events!!!  We partnered up with our friends at Forbo flooring for a CEU happy hour that was a great success!


The CEU was about empowering architects and designers to making informed decisions when selecting and specifying building materials, namely the environmental impact of products and materials.



Thank you to Forbo for a great evening and thank you to all that attended!

Stay tuned for more events coming your way this year!
~ the SEC Crew

Show me the Furniture

While we are all still recovering from a fabulous but busy Neocon (stay tuned for SO MANY wonderful introductions and new things from our brands!!) We thought a little SEC showroom update might put a smile on your face (it sure puts a BIG one on ours!!)


We’ve decided that we need a space to show off the beautiful things our brands have to offer.  What started as a blank white box is shaping up to be a great space for meetings, events and product display.  And to sweeten the pot our friends at Forbo Flooring and Interceramics helped us add a little extra beauty.  Check out the latest additions to the SEC showroom space…

IMG_1880_1(isn’t that Forbo flooring BEAUTIFUL!
Makes our Krug healthcare seating look right at home!)

Screen Shot 2016-06-15 at 9.39.29 PM(Can you even believe how gorgeous this tile is?!?)

IMG_1881(Bathroom photos aren’t always my favorite…but we have to show off this beautiful tile!)


We can’t wait for you to see it and for you to be able to use this as a tool for you and your clients!!  PLEASE let us know anytime how we can help you.  We would love to use this space in anyway we can to support you!

~ SEC Crew

Neocon…bring on the FUN!

It’s Neocon time!!  Pack your bags and get ready for new and inspiring introductions from Trendway, Krug and 9to5.  For those that can’t make it this year…don’t worry we will be sure to share all the beauty.  but if you happen to be roaming thru the mart next week…stop by and join in on the fun!!

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Trendway’s Showroom is located right across the street from the Merchandise Mart! At 325 N. Wells Street.

Trendway at Neocon

Krug’s showroom is located on the 3rd floor of the Mart – Suite 333

krug at neocon

Be sure to stop by and visit the 9to5 showroom on the 10th floor in suite 10-109

9to5 at Neocon

We can’t wait to see you there!!

~ the SEC Crew

She’s a beauty – Callisto

The name Callisto means “most beautiful” and this new introduction from Krug will not disappoint!  Check out the beauty with all of her clean lines, comfortable seats and versatile options.


An extensive collection of newly-designed seating for task, managerial and meeting room applications, Callisto has above all else been engineered to provide a comfortable and supportive seating experience. The back and seat forms were created using anthropomorphic research and leading-edge modeling software, giving Callisto shape and contours that lessen muscle fatigue during extended periods of sitting. And Callisto’s proprietary synchro-tilt mechanism automatically adjusts tilt tension with the user’s individual body weight, simultaneously providing optimal movement and support through a full range of positions.




With great features like breathable mesh (available on back and seat), an adjustable lumbar support, a self adjusting synchro mechanism and multiple arm and base options.  There is definitely a Callisto that is is the perfect fit for your next project!

Take a seat!
~ the SEC Crew


We speak the language

What is the language of your space?

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Appenx signage offers aesthetics, performance and clear communication. Whether you need a single directory, customized room identification or complex wayfinding throughout your facilities, we do it all. Our signs are designed, engineered and manufactured for exceptional adaptability, longevity and visual appeal in any environment.

We can start with your architecture, a blueprint of your new facilities, your sketch on a napkin, or a phone call—it’s up to you. Whether we’re bringing a custom design to life, developing your specifications to a final product, or leading the design process, the result will be beautiful, enduring signage that outperforms your expectations for years to come. 

Appenx has launched a new website!!  We are excited about the outcome and I’m sure you will be just as excited after you navigate through it.  The link stays the same,,  only the content has changed. Here are some of the highlights we want to point out:

– It’s Mobile Based. You can display it on your tablet or cell phone

– It has 40 to 50 “Sign Collections”, a great tool for both the Design Community and the Sales Community.

– The Products Section is an in-depth view of each product line, its capabilities and options. Most of this section is visual based for ease of recognition and specifying.

– The Case Studies Section highlights some of the projects Appenx has been involved in.

– The Resources/Info Section includes templates, installation instruction, specification information, credit card forms, warranty and general information. All of these can be either displayed or downloaded.

– The About Us Section gives an insight about the Company and the clients who have partnered with us.

– The Contact Section has changed from a Dealer orientation to Sales contact orientation. We feel this change is a testimony to you and the quality of our sales organization as well as our commitment to being a responsive company.

This is more than a website, it’s a dynamic presence in the market and a continual renewal of valuable tools at your fingertips.

Check it out and let us know how we can help!

~ the SEC Crew

Design that Works: Neocon 2016

Neocon will be here before we know it!  Trendway, Krug and 9to5 are ready to show you some amazing products.  Stay tuned for sneak peeks and Be sure to check out our NeoCon page (click the Neocon button on the sidebar or the Neocon page tab at the top) for all the latest details, event schedules and more!

Trendway’s Showroom is located right across the street from the Merchandise Mart! At 325 N. Wells Street.

Trendway at Neocon

Krug’s showroom is located on the 3rd floor of the Mart – Suite 333

krug at neocon

Be sure to stop by and visit the 9to5 showroom on the 10th floor in suite 10-109

9to5 at Neocon

We can’t wait to see you there!!

~ the SEC Crew

Be our Guest…and take home some free stuff

Happy Monday…its time to take home some free stuff!!  We are so excited to announce that we are opening up our very own showroom!!  Our space will feature some for the best from Krug, Krug Healthcare, 9to5 seating and MORE!

To get our space ready we have a little house cleaning to do!  First up…a beautiful U-shape desk from the Krug Artemis collection.  This unit is complete with overhead storage and a 4 height lateral file.  The dimensions are 7’w x 9’d x 7’h (not including the 4 drawer lateral)



And the BEST news…this baby is FREE to the first person that responds (and has the ability to come pick it up and haul it off!)

Have the perfect place for this??  Just email me at and its yours!!

Happy Monday
~ the SEC Crew