Friant & Associates, Manufacturers of Office Furniture, Announces the Celesse Chair with ‘Xtreme’ Lumbar Support


Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — Friant & Associates, manufacturer of high‐quality, affordable office furniture, is pleased to introduce its Celesse chair – featuring an exclusive design based on supporting the lower back from the popular midway-on-the-seat position.

The newest addition to Friant’s Entourage series, Celesse features an elegant lumbar support design that easily moves far forward, offering gentle support even when the user is not sitting fully back on the seat.

According to a recent survey, American workers typically spend about six hours a day sitting in front of a computer or mobile device . In addition, many workers do not sit completely back in his/her seat, which may contribute to lower back pain and fatigue. Friant’s Celesse chair “closes the gap” by bringing the lumbar support “far-forward” to the midpoint of the chair simply by pulling the back inward. Two buttons on the back of the chair offer easy-release functionality in returning the back to its normal position.

“People vary in how they most comfortably sit,” says Paul Friant, President and CEO of Friant & Associates. “With Celesse, it doesn’t matter how you sit; the lumbar support comes to you. So, you can sit however you like without compromising lower back support.”

The mid‐back chair features an upholstered seat cushion, aluminum base and black or white mesh back options. Additional features include 2-way adjustable armrests and adjustable seat heights, allowing for a custom fit for each user. The Celesse high-back chair will be available in August 2011.

Friant is committed to providing quality, affordable office furniture solutions and offers two seating lines– the ZONE Collection and the Entourage Series – that offer chairs to meet every need, from private offices to workstations to stackable assembly seating. The Entourage Series features slim silhouettes, simple mechanisms and clean designs. In particular, Celesse brilliantly marries functionality and aesthetics with affordability, making comfortable seating accessible to all.

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About Friant Friant & Associates, manufacturer of high‐quality, low‐cost office furniture, offers five furniture lines – including the best‐selling System 2 and highly flexible Tiles panel systems; Gitana casegoods, Willow reception stations, and Mesa conference tables – as well as chairs, casegoods, parts and storage. In addition, Friant meets individual office environment needs with custom manufacturing in their Oakland, California woodshop. The privately held company is headquartered in Northern California and serves U.S. and international markets through a network of more than 500 dealers. For more information, please visit


Jill Lindenbaum
Friant & Associates