Highlands Clients Make NAOPA 2022 Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2022 North American Office Products Awards (NAOPA) was announced Thursday, September 1, 2022. Highlands is pleased to represent three companies that made the list, Ghent, OttLite and Reckitt. 

The awards will be presented during Industry Week ’22, powered by ISG, November 6-11, 2022, in Las Vegas, NV. As nominees, these products are included in the voting for the People’s Choice Awards. The public can cast their vote on their favorite product. 

It’s great to see five products across three of our clients shortlisted this year,” said June Schmidt, VP, Client Relations, Highlands. “We believe the brands we work with are truly forward thinking and it’s nice to see them recognized by the industry in this way. 

The shortlisted nominations for Ghent, OttLite and Reckitt are: 

 Best Product – Furniture & Design: Ghent Coda Circle Glassboard

Ghent Coda Circle Glassboard

They said it couldn’t be done. They said stay in your box.  We said, WHY? Look back on the glass of the past and redefine the shape of glassboards with Coda Circle Glassboards. Art and function come together in concert to create an attention-grabbing visual communication tool. The look of weightless, floating glass to complement any décor creates an art display when not in use, and an unobstructed writing surface when inspiring collaboration and communication.

Best Product – Furniture & Design: Ghent Pattern Glass  

A glassboard afixed to the wall with a subtle hexagon pattern printed on it

Pattern Glass, is available exclusively on Ghent’s Aria and Harmony glassboards. The patterns, crafted using the pointillism technique, are visible from far away yet subtle up close. The artwork is printed below the glass surface ensuring it will never smudge or fade regardless of repeated use.  Aligning with the same natural imagery it is portraying, our glassboards are made from recycled glass.

Innovation of the Year: Ghent Preserve Outdoor Collaboration 

Image of an outdoor sitting area with tables and chairs, and Ghent's shelter over top of each set of table and chairs

Commercial and higher education interiors will maintain their beauty and comfort as Preserve brings the functionality of the interior space to the outdoors.  Preserve enhances the visual aesthetic of otherwise underutilized outdoor space and intentionally maximizes the effectiveness of your footprint by creating a permanent “Fourth Space” outdoors. This not only extends the life of interior spaces, but creates an on-site retreat with an off-site feel to be utilized for meetings from casual to coordinated.

Best Product – Facilities, Breakroom, Safety & Infection Control: OttLite Wellness Series SanitizingPro LED Desk Lamp and UV Air Purifier  

OttLite SanitizingPro LED Desk Lamp and UV Air Purifier is a patent-pending design that uses three different sanitizing techniques to create a healthier space: (1) patented SpectraClean LED technology to reduce bacteria, (2) UVC LEDs to reduce bacteria and viruses, and (3) a HEPA filter to capture and trap airborne particles. The lamp head features OttLite ClearSun LEDs that are specially developed to reduce glare and eyestrain by up to 51%. It’s the ultimate health and wellness lamp.

The OttLite SanitizingPro LED Desk Lamp and UV Air Purifier is a patent-pending design that uses three different sanitizing techniques to create a healthier space: (1) patented SpectraClean LED technology to reduce bacteria, (2) UVC LEDs to reduce bacteria and viruses, and (3) a HEPA filter to capture and trap airborne particles.  The lamp head features OttLite ClearSun LEDs that are specially developed to reduce glare and eyestrain by up to 51%.  It’s the ultimate health and wellness lamp.

Best Product – Facilities, Breakroom, Safety & Infection Control: Reckitt 800 Ct Lysol® Disinfecting Wipes 

(Highlands is the exclusive sales partner of Lysol® Pro Solutions) 

Lysol® Disinfecting Wipes 800 ct. Bucket and Refill

 

Lysol® Disinfecting Wipes 800 ct. Bucket and Refill provide easy access to germ protection for high-traffic areas, to help increase patron and employee confidence, and reduce operating costs. Designed for front and back of house cleaning and disinfection, 800ct Lysol® Disinfecting Wipes offer 10x more wipes1, providing your business a more competitive price per wipe1, helping to increase staff productivity, minimizing replenishment occasions, and optimizing supply closet storage space. The bucket and lid are made from 50% post-consumer recycled material and the bucket can be refilled and reused with Lysol® 800ct refill packs. Effective against 99.9% of viruses and bacteria2 on surfaces, including 8 Cold & Flu viruses and COVID-19, the bleach-free formula does not require the use of PPE and meets OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. Lysol® Disinfecting Wipes are suitable for use on hard surfaces and electronics, like keyboards, mouse, phones, tablets, electronic screens, and elevator buttons, to clean and disinfect.2 Help increase comfort and confidence among employees and guests with Lysol®, the #1 trusted disinfection brand.3 Disclaimers: 1Compared to Lysol® Disinfecting Wipes 80ct canister 2When used as directed 3Among those who expressed a preference in a nationwide October 2021 consumer preference survey, statistically significant at the 95th percentile.

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