Paragon Furniture Acquires Bretford MOTIV® and EMOJI™ Product Lines

MOTIV Soft Seating and Occasional Tables Facilitate Group/Individual Learning and Meeting; EMOJI Seating Addresses Sensory Needs While Keeping Learning Spaces Active

ARLINGTON, Texas--()--Paragon Furniture, Inc.®, manufacturer of K-12 educational furniture that sets the pace and place for learning, has acquired the MOTIV Freestanding and Modular Soft Seating and Occasional Table Series, and EMOJI Seating Series product lines from Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.®, effective immediately.

“Education spaces are, more than ever, about student choice and about offering variety,” explained Mark Hubbard, president of Paragon Furniture, Inc. “Using a mix of different furniture helps to create areas for independent study, student collaboration, and group project work. MOTIV and EMOJI products are complementary to Paragon’s existing K-12 product offering, and to the new lines we are introducing this year.”

According to Chris Petrick, CEO, Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. “The MOTIV and EMOJI products have generated great success in the K-12 environment. While they are not Bretford’s core expertise any longer, they are an ideal addition to the Paragon line. These products will continue to advance teaching and learning in the K-12 community for many years to come.”

MOTIV Freestanding and Modular Soft Seating

Known for its comfort, flexibility, and power access, the MOTIV line of soft seating is ideal for media centers, student commons, teacher lounges, main office areas, and other casual and collaborative spaces within the K-12 environment.

MOTIV Freestanding and Modular Soft Seating furniture products include stools, chairs, sofas, and benches all designed to support countless configurations. MOTIV modular products move and gang together to create the formation required for individual study or group discussion. Both freestanding and modular pieces offer optional AC (120V) and USB power outlets -- USB charging supplies up to a full charge rate of 2.1 amps to ensure devices stay charged and students stay productive throughout the entire day. In addition, MOTIV Occasional Tables are complementary to MOTIV Soft Seating. Tables come in a laminate top and are offered in round, rectangle, or square shapes.

All MOTIV products meet CAL TB117 standards for fire retardancy.

MOTIV Soft Seating and Occasional Tables are currently available and shipping.

EMOJI Seating

EMOJI seating is available in child, youth, and adult sizes and can be fully customized in a variety of shell and frame colors. The furniture is lightweight, mobile, and stackable making it ideal for any active learning space.

EMOJI seating comes in bright primary colors and neons to increase energy, creativity, and activity, as well as in muted colors to promote relaxation, calmness, and focus. The “textured zones” are used to hold a person firmly in their seat while the rubberized bumpers and quiet casters eliminate ambient noise. All the EMOJI chairs have seatback flexibility with a shell design that allows for fluid posture change and spontaneous movement. At the same time, the perforated seat patterns are slotted for natural aeration.

EMOJI Soft Seating will be available and shipping from Paragon Furniture this fall.

For more information about Paragon Furniture, go to or call (800) 451-8546.


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Traci Schaefer


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Traci Schaefer