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Promise & Philosophy

Our Promise is to exceed your expectations in innovative classroom furniture by personally and helpfully servicing your every need promptly in a true relationship-based association.

Philosophy is to provide what we promise, when we promise, at a competitive price

Our Commitment

We Design
Innovative Products

Making you look good makes us proud. Design, safety, utility, comfort, stability, durability are just the start. Colors, shapes, sizes, finishes, gliding or immobile - the choices abound.

From prestigious public schools to new charter schools, students, teachers and administration are delighted with Academia’s quality and versatility. Let’s see how good we can make you look.

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Environmentally
Conscious

Earning 100% compliance with the most stringent standards by recognized independent testing agencies, Academia goes further by reducing our environmental footprint and constantly testing to ensure that all products are classroom-safe and kid-friendly (MAS Certified Green and LEED compliant).

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The Perfect Order

Academia’s genuinely caring team gives utmost priority to meeting firm commitments to your absolute satisfaction. With over 100 years of family history in proudly responding to your needs on time, our record remains unparalleled.

Our unique programs, such as LULU (preemptively shipping extra goods in case of damage) and Quick Ship with a 2-day shipping date (where applicable) attests to our dedication & commitment to provide the perfect order.

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  • Academia was Born

    2002

    Academia was born to enhance the world of classroom furniture products and service.

  • Woodstone is Created

    2005

    Academia creates an alternate option to conventional hard plastic desktops that is 10% lighter & cost 15-20% less.

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  • NYC Department of Education Contract

    2008

    Academia is awarded NYC Department of Education "Approved Furniture Provider"

  • Philadelphia Department of Education Contract

    2008

    Academia awarded Philadelphia Department of Education "Approved Furniture Provider"

  • Miami Department of Education Contract

    2011

    Academia awarded Miami-Dade Dept. of Education "Approved Furniture Provider"

  • CEO

    2011

    Isaac Wagner assumes role of CEO.

  • Ed-Spaces Member

    2012

    This year Academia became a member for the Ed-Spaces Education Market and participates for the first time in its annual industry trade show.  

  • Nate Teachers Station Patent

    2014

    Patent on NATE, innovative teacher's station with podium

  • Expansion

    2014

    Academia expands, tripling previous facility and introduces new logo.

  • The Zone Patent

    2015

    Patent on ZONE, soft-seating student lounge pod

  • Ed Spaces "Manufacturers' Council"

    2015

    Accepted invitation to joined Ed Spaces "Manufacturers' Council" developing industry recommendations.

  • 3D and Auto Cad

    2015

    Introduced our 3D and Auto Cad department to begin offering full service space planning drawings for the educational market.

  • Misty McFadden

    2016

    Opened the AFI design center managed by Misty McFadden. Misty offers her complementary design and space planning  services to schools, architects and design firms.

     


  • AFI Rapid Response Department

    2017

    Created the AFI Rapid Response Department. In light of the many weather related disasters nation wide, we have created a department that can ship SAME DAY thousands of classroom chairs, desks, combos, teacher desks and book cases. We are proud to be of service in any time sensitive situation.


  • Expansion of our woodworking shop

    2018

    Expanded our woodworking shop to over 100,000 square ft and additional state of the art equipment to accommodate new shapes, sizes, colors and styles. We are excited to declare at this point that there is no job too small or large that we can't accommodate.


  • Designers Portal & Swatchbox

    2018

    Enhanced our User friendly website to include a new Designers Portal. Designers can now create their own product board and get budget pricing all from the comfort of their own work environment.

     

    In addition we now offer a beautifully designed Swatch Box that allows you to touch, feel and see exactly what your imagination is working with.

     

     

     

Isaac WagnerCEO of Academia
A note from our ceo

Everyone at Academia takes pride that our work enhances a child’s education. Our 100 year family history in this business inspires us to give you the absolute best in quality, design, service and durability.


Our Management Team

Customer Service Manager Esty Raice
afics@academiafurniture.com
Logistics Manager Dani Levinger
dani@academiafurniture.com
Controller Mendy Goldring
mendy@academiafurniture.com
Administrative Assistant Debbie Jay
debbie@academiafurniture.com
Educational Environment Coordinator Misty McFadden
misty@academiafurniture.com
VP of Business Development Ben Ptalis
ben@academiafurniture.com
VP of Business Development Ezzy Katz
ezzy@academiafurniture.com
CAD Administrator Fabian Yerovi
fabian@academiafurniture.com
Project Manager Ariella Gluck
ariella@academiafurniture.com
Director of R+D Josh Friedman
joshua@academiafurniture.com

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