SitOnIt parent Exemplis acquires Future Seating
Exemplis X-chair

Pictured is the X-Chair Elemax cooling, heat and massage chair. The brand was acquired by Exemplis earlier this month. Photo: Exemplis

CYPRESS, Calif. -- Contract furniture manufacturer Exemplis Corp. has acquired Future Seating and its brands X-Chair, Mavix Gaming and Healthy Back. Terms of the acquisition, announced Sept. 2, were not disclosed.

Founded in 1996 and ranked 70  on the FDMC 300 list of top-grossing North American wood products manufacturers, the California-based Exemplis is the parent company of SitOnIt Seating and Timbuk2 brands, and specializes in build-to-order products.

"We look forward to supporting Future Seating as they continue to drive growth across their family of brands," said Paul DeVries, CEO and founder of Exemplis. "Future Seating principally serves the direct-to-consumer office chair and gaming markets which nicely complements SitOnIt Seating's strength in contract furniture. Their consumer-driven business model, team-based culture and innovative product portfolio make them an ideal addition to our core business. We are thrilled at the opportunity to be able to support Future Seating's continued growth and success."

According to a statement, Future Seating and SitOnIt Seating will continue to operate independently. All products will continue to be ordered from, fulfilled by and serviced by their respective sales teams, factories and customer service teams.

"We are excited to become part of the Exemplis family. Their support and commitment will enable us to rapidly grow our consumer brands and expand our product offerings," said Anthony Mazlish, CEO and founder of Future Seating. "We believe the X-Chair office brand, the Mavix Gaming brand and Healthy Back Store are poised for continued success and growth in the coming years, and Exemplis is the perfect partner to help us achieve our goals. I am eager to begin working with their world-class leadership team."

Based in Maryland, Future Seating was founded in 2015 and launched X-Chair in 2016.


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