Who knew a car wash could be so cool? Cool is what we thought when we first saw the photos of seven Norix Forté Lounge Arm Chairs with Steel Bases at the Atlantis Wash and Lube in Brooklyn, NY. The slick design of the chair and eye-popping red they choose gave the waiting room a contemporary look that’s rivaled by durability made especially for high-traffic areas.

“We tried three other products from other companies that claimed to be highly durable, but they just didn’t work out for us and they wore out or broke after a short time,” John Carmo, regional manager of Atlantis Wash and Lube, said. “We’re glad we finally found a product that serves the function that we need. The chairs are comfortable, they’ve held up well, the staff says they’re easy to clean and people like the way they look.”

The chairs are part of our Forté™ Series, a line of commercial furniture designed for comfort, versatility and durability, and consisting of configurable seating and occasional tables for high-use environments. The chairs come in steel, wood or molded bases, and a variety of seat colors.

Dustin Coleman is a brand journalist for Norix Furniture and a contributor to the Safe Environments blog.