Sedia Systems Introduces JumpSeat® by Ziba Design

Chicago, IL / June 2012 Sedia Systems, leading manufacturer of lecture hall and auditorium furniture, introduces the newest addition to their family of fixed seating solutions, the JumpSeat by Ziba Design. The clean, simple and straightforward design of the JumpSeat makes it the ideal solution for auditoriums, theaters and public assembly areas.

The JumpSeat's distinctive design is crafted around the elements of cantilevered bridges and the human spine, which use thick, rigid compression elements with thinner, more flexible tension components. Compressive and tensile strength of plywood slats and spring steel produce the innovative folding mechanism within the chair. The unique, cantilever structure allows the JumpSeat to support up to 600 pounds, and automatically snaps closed when not in use.

A series of plywood slats create a graceful curve when the JumpSeat is compressed, allowing the seat to almost disappear when not in use. Small and compact, the JumpSeat can be easily removed and stored when not needed. Seat covers attach quickly with Velcro for easy replacement and cleaning. The JumpSeat is available with or without arms, in plywood, laminate or veneer and multiple upholstery options.

In 2011, the JumpSeat earned a notable designation from the Core77 Design Awards in the Furniture/Lighting category. The Core77 Design Awards recognize excellence in all areas of design enterprise.

The JumpSeat will be on display at The NeoCon World’s Trade Fair, June 11 – 13, 2012, at the Chicago Merchandise Mart in Sedia Systems' showroom 11-121. See it now at

Sedia Systems is a leading manufacturer of lecture hall and auditorium furniture, offering the widest range of fixed seating in the industry for education, corporate training and public assembly environments. The Sedia Systems' comprehensive product line was created to serve as an extension of the architectural vision. From maximizing collaboration to maximizing capacity, the fixed product line offers seemingly infinite options that optimize room functionality and aesthetic.

Sedia Systems corporate offices and product showroom are located in Chicago, IL with operations in High Point, NC. The showroom is open to the public by appointment. Sedia Systems’ client list features DePaul University, Harvard University, North Carolina State University, University of Nebraska, Emory University, Yale University, Cornell University and Southern Methodist University, in addition to many other colleges and universities throughout North America.

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Karen Knight