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Promise & Philosophy
Our mission at Academia Furniture is to create an ideal learning environment with creative, collaborative classroom furniture. Discover Academia Furniture’s unique style for the 21st century classroom- fun, vibrant, colorful, comfortable & versatile.
Our Promise is to exceed your expectations in innovative classroom furniture by personally and helpfully servicing your every need promptly in a true relationship-based association.
Our Philosophy is to provide what we promise, when we promise, at a competitive price.
Making you look good makes us proud. Design, safety, utility, comfort, stability, durability are just the start. Colors, shapes, sizes, finishes, sit or stand, gliding or immobile - the choices abound.
From prestigious public schools to new charter schools, students, teachers and administration are delighted with Academia’s quality and versatility. Let’s see how good we can make you look.
Earning 100% compliance with the most stringent standards by recognized independent testing agencies, Academia goes further by reducing our environmental footprint and constantly testing to ensure that all products are classroom-safe and kid-friendly (MAS Certified Green and LEED compliant).
The Perfect Order
Academia’s genuinely caring team gives utmost priority to meeting firm commitments to your absolute satisfaction. With over 100 years of family history in proudly responding to your needs on time, our record remains unparalleled.
Our unique programs, such as LULU (preemptively shipping extra goods in case of damage) and Quick Ship with a 2-day shipping date (where applicable) attests to our dedication & commitment to provide the perfect order.
Academia was Born
Academia was born to enhance the world of classroom furniture products and service.
NYC Department of Education Contract
Academia is awarded NYC Department of Education "Approved Furniture Provider".
Philadelphia Department of Education Contract
Academia awarded Philadelphia Department of Education "Approved Furniture Provider".
Miami Department of Education Contract
Academia awarded Miami-Dade Dept. of Education "Approved Furniture Provider".
Isaac Wagner assumes role of CEO.
In 2012, Academia became a member of the Ed-Spaces Education Market and participated for the first time in its annual industry trade show.
Academia expands, tripling previous facility and introduces new logo.
Ed Spaces "Manufacturers' Council"
Accepted invitation to joined Ed Spaces "Manufacturers' Council" developing industry recommendations.
3D and Auto Cad
Introduced our 3D and Auto Cad department to begin offering full service space planning drawings for the educational market.
Opened the AFI design center managed by Misty McFadden. Misty offers her complementary design and space planning services to schools, architects and design firms.
AFI Rapid Response Department
Created the AFI Rapid Response Department. In light of the many weather related disasters nation wide, we have created a department that can ship SAME DAY thousands of classroom chairs, desks, combos, teacher desks and book cases. We are proud to be of service in any time sensitive situation.
Expansion of our Woodworking Shop
Expanded our woodworking shop to over 100,000 square ft and additional state of the art equipment to accommodate new shapes, sizes, colors and styles. We are excited to declare at this point that there is no job too small or large that we can't accommodate.
Designers Portal & Swatchbox
Enhanced our user friendly website to include a new Designers Portal. Designers can now create their own product board and get budget pricing all from the comfort of their own work environment.
In addition, we now offer a beautifully designed Swatch Box that allows designers to touch, feel and see exactly what their imagination is working with.
Soft Seating Line Expansion
Expanded our Soft Seating Line to include new shapes, sizes, colors and styles in our Mod® Series. We are excited to announce that our entire line is made in-house, with a professional team dedicated to creating beautiful, colorful soft seating furniture.
The KITS Collaborator
The KITS Collaborator is a resource that dealers can use to quickly render a project and share the 3D image with a customer in real time or via email/text. Dealers can instantly create virtual layouts for their needs. Show the customer exactly what they want in real time- fully rendered in high resolution, priced, listed and ready to share. Specify fabrics and finishes, play around with the layout, and let your vision come to life!
Squircle® active seating stool is introduced
The Squircle® was introduced in 2020 as an active seating stool, providing a comfortable and safe way to release energy for the 21st century classroom.
Everyone at Academia takes pride that our work enhances a child’s education. Our 100 year family history in this business inspires us to give you the absolute best in quality, design, service and durability.
Our Management Team
Educational Environment Coordinator Misty McFaddenmisty@academiafurniture.com
VP of Business Development Ben Ptalisben@academiafurniture.com
VP of International Development Zevi Fliegmanzevi@academiafurniture.com
COO Kalman Greenkalman@academiafurniture.com
VP of Business Development Ezzy Katzezzy@academiafurniture.com
Order Processing Manager Dani Levingerdani@academiafurniture.com
Marketing Project Manager Ariella Gluckariella@academiafurniture.com
Director of R+D Josh Friedmanjoshua@academiafurniture.com
Controller Moshe Klugmannmoshe@academiafurniture.com
Customer Service Manager Esty Raiceafics@academiafurniture.com
CAD Administrator Fabian Yerovifabian@academiafurniture.com
Administrative Assistant Debbie Jaydebbie@academiafurniture.com
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