DiaSorin’s Business Support Co-ordinator, Debbie Patch, had been tasked not only with finding suitable new premises, but also with sourcing suppliers to furnish them with high quality, cost-effective furniture.

She eventually found new office space in Bracknell, but in the interim needed to find six task chairs that would improve the comfort of staff in their existing Wokingham premises and be stylish and robust enough to make the move with them.

She contacted Kinnarps and was invited to attend an open day at Winnersh, where she and her colleagues were impressed by the quality and range of products and services on offer. Steve Jones then visited them in Wokingham to demonstrate a selection of chairs and explain how they could most benefit from their ergonomic features.


Following the success of the initial purchase, Steve was invited to quote for the furnishing of the office in Bracknell. He visited the new premises, discussed the DiaSorin’s team’s work patterns and furnishing needs, measured up the available space and, using Kinnarps’ Configura software, was able to show Debbie exactly how the office would look and function once the Kinnarps furniture was installed.

Debbie had three offices, a meeting and conference space and a breakout area to fill and Steve was on hand to talk her through the many options. Kinnarps eventually installed its Series e desking with complementary storage and 9000 series task chairs. The meeting room, which seats sixteen people, was furnished with 9000 CV chairs and Foldex tables, which can be quickly and easily folded away or reconfigured into a training layout. The breakout space was comfortably furnished with Club easy chairs and an Avec sofa.



“It was huge help to have a one-stop shop for ideas, planning, furniture and accessories”. Says Debbie. Our directors were very impressed with the results of the task I had been set and when our Swedish-based MD arrived to inspect the finished project he was delighted to find that he was already using Kinnarps furniture in DiaSorin’s Stockholm offices. Apparently they had inherited the furniture when they moved in, but it was of such good quality and so durable that they decided not to replace it with new!” Debbie was equally impressed with Kinnarps’ delivery and installation service, commenting: “Everything arrived on time, exactly as promised, and the team were great, even carrying furniture upstairs without complaint when we had a problem with the lifts! They were fast and efficient and I was delighted to find that we weren’t even left with packaging to dispose of, as Kinnarps uses environmentally responsible blankets, rather than plastic and cardboard, to protect its products in transit.”

“We collected a range of competitive quotes”, explains Debbie, “but Kinnarps offered by far the best service, range and value for our needs. “Steve was a huge support and nothing was too much trouble. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Kinnarps.”

Following the project Debbie has been back in touch to order top-up products and has been true to her promise to recommend Kinnarps, recently introducing Steve Jones to DiaSorin’s new neighbours with a heartfelt endorsement.

Kinnarps is a market leader in workplace furniture solutions, offering a range of durable yet stylish Swedish office furniture, free design and planning work, free delivery and installation and a host of ergonomic and sustainable credentials, all of which help to make life ‘better at work’.

Project Facts

Year: 2009

Client: DiaSorin

Local Business Centre: Kinnarps Reading

Consultant: Steve Jones