Bretford Enhances MOTIV™ High Back Sofa Line For More Workspace and Seating Room

Bretford Enhances MOTIV™ High Back Sofa Line For More Workspace and Seating Room
Shelving and Optional Power Modules on Back of Sofa Provide the Most Utility Available in High Back Seating

CHICAGO — August 2, 2013 — Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.®, a U.S. manufacturer of technology-enabled furniture for learning and business environments, today announced its MOTIV™ High Back Sofa is now even more functional with the addition of optional shelving and power modules to the back of the furniture. The new MOTIV High Back Sofa with Shelf offers additional workspace while retaining a compact footprint. The new sofa, which provides the most utility in high back seating currently offered, is available for order now and will begin shipping later this month.
The MOTIV High Back Sofa with Shelf is made for casual and collaborative work environments where space is limited, such as cafes, lounges, waiting areas and offices, and is designed to be used in K-12, higher education, library and corporate environments. It includes the option for power modules that feature a standard 120V AC power outlet and USB charging port with Detect-Supply-Charge Technology™ for a full rate of charge to any type of mobile device on the front and back of the furniture.

“The shelving and optional power modules allow the sofa to maintain its privacy and sound obstruction benefits while making more seating and workspace available,” explained Robert Hoyler, product manager for Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. “The additional power modules on the back of the sofa provide more outlets to charge laptops, phones and other mobile devices even if the sofa itself is occupied, making it more functional than any other soft seating option available today.”

Named a “Metropolis Magazine” Like last month at NeoCon 2013, the Bretford MOTIV High Back Sofa is engineered for unrivaled comfort, privacy and power support. Its high sides and back create the feeling of a private space within an open learning or work environment, making it ideal for working, collaborating or socializing.

Available in 29- and 45-inch height options, the new shelf is constructed from medium-density fiberboard and is finished in laminate. All Bretford seating is manufactured in the U.S. and meets CAL 117 for flame retardance of upholstered furniture. All MOTIV soft seating products, which include modular and freestanding sofa chairs and benches, can be upholstered in a wide variety of fabrics and leathers. When combined with Bretford’s occasional tables, the MOTIV line transforms casual spaces into informal learning environments.

The MOTIV High Back Sofa with Shelf is currently available for order with up to a four-week lead time. For more information about Bretford visit or call 1-800-521-9614. Bretford can also be followed on Twitter at