Fríant In Action: Vagaro

Fríant In Action: Vagaro

Vagaro makes it easy for companies in the beauty and fitness industry to grow and run more efficiently with their dynamic scheduling and management software. But their team needed a workspace that would enable them to do the same. Vagaro worked closely with a Fríant dealer and chose our My-Hite tables to promote an adaptable environment for their team to sit or stand. Paired with Beam and Verity for privacy and storage, Fríant created the perfect solution to complete this vibrant and active workplace.

Project Scope

End user: Vagaro
Location: Pleasanton, California
Stations: 180
System type: My-Hite, Beam, Verity
Fabrics: Slide, Slate
Laminates: Cloud White, Light Walnut
Seating: Amenity Task Chair

My-Hite was the clear solution for this workplace

It was a no-brainer for the beauty and fitness company that their workspace should feel open and active. Our My-Hite table allows the user to seamlessly shift between sitting and standing, for team members who want to get some light activity in while they work. By integrating Beam with My-Hite, Vagaro created powered workstations that would keep their team efficient and productive.

Our Cloud White and Light Walnut laminates were used on the My-Hite tables and Verity mobile pedestals to match Vagaro’s bright and airy workspace.
This unique installation showcases our Slate fabric on the Beam mounted screen, providing privacy in an extremely functional environment.
Fríant was able to provide Vagaro with a total solution that will empower their team to grow and work as effectively as they help their clients to do.
Learn more about the products used

My-Hite Table



Faces of Fríant: Get to Know Paul Fríant

Faces of Fríant: Get to Know Paul Fríant

Experimentation and exploration have been key to Fríant’s growth and drive our innovation and development of unmatched workspace solutions. No one exemplifies our forward-thinking mindset more than our Founder and CEO, Paul Fríant. We sat down with him to get insight into how Fríant started, his favorite Fríant products, and to learn a little more about him as a person.

What initially sparked your interest in office furniture? 

My interest in office furniture began because of my dad. He had a dealership, so on summer vacations I would work for him. I started with sweeping floors and eventually got into working with furniture. Later on, I decided to start my own company; I provided service work where I repaired old furniture and installed it. But then I realized people needed more than just repairs, so I started making and selling my own furniture.

That realization was the spark that got me where I am today. I was going through the effort of taking something used, selling it, painting, adding fabric, and building multiples of it — so I thought, “Why not design something of my own?”

Now I’m a manufacturer.

The partnership between Fríant and Cubespace has created a global alliance — can you talk a bit about that? 

Throughout the process of buying used furniture and refurbishing it, I started to run out of things I needed for each job and had to begin sourcing products and parts through other people. It quickly became really expensive, but I didn’t have any other option.

Then I got a phone call one day from someone saying, “Hey, I’ve got this guy from China and he wants to see an American factory.” I told him I didn’t have a factory but he was more than welcome to come. He wanted to see the work I was doing and if he could sell me parts from China, so he dropped by. I gave him a box of parts and he took them back with him. A month later, I received a new box of parts that looked exactly like the ones I gave him. He manufactured the parts to the exact specs.

Two weeks after I received the replicated parts, I jumped on a plane and went to China to meet with him. The rest is history.

“That guy” would turn out to be my business partner and best friend to this day. His role within Fríant has been the driving force of our supply chain and parts manufacturing for Fríant.


With Fríant’s global network, you’re always traveling. What are three things you never travel without? 


I never leave without my travel work bag. I only use it when I go to China, and it has everything I need. It’s an accumulation of things I’ve identified as travel must-haves over the past 22 years. Here’s some of what’s inside:

  • Phone
  • Passport
  • Battery Pack
  • Camera
  • Extra shirt
  • Cold medicine

An agenda. You have to have a plan. I always know who I’ll be meeting with, what we’ll be focusing on, and how I’m getting there.

And while it’s not a physical item, travel preparation is a must, even though I’m only gone for 6 to 7 days most of the time. I make sure I’m healthy and try to get my sleep patterns aligned so I’m ready to work right away when I reach my destination.


As you continue to work with product development, what is your favorite Fríant system?

Interra, because of its cleanliness, its ability to go together with ease, and how the lines meet each other. It works well with all of our components, whether it’s Dash, shelving, storage, legs, or worksurfaces. It’s sophisticated and matches and blends well together.

It looks good, installs well, and performs. That’s what’s key in this industry. It goes back to the panels — the total solution.


When it comes to life outside of Fríant, what are your favorite ways to recharge? 

Going to the lake and golfing. But I would say having a variety of social experiences is the best. Being around people that don’t want to just talk about work. Putting yourself in places where everyone is active and doing something different is usually a pretty good place to go.


Stay tuned for our Faces of Fríant posts to learn more about the many faces of our company and what makes them unique to the team.

Fríant: A Look Inside

Fríant: A Look Inside

Take a glimpse inside Fríant’s manufacturing hubs and HQ showroom!

At Fríant, we have high standards and high expectations of the furniture we put our name on. Our teams in our manufacturing centers in San Leandro, CA and Suffolk, VA work hard to build, assemble, and put the finishing touches on everything we produce to ensure that the product that goes out to our customers is product we’re proud to stand behind. And as we’ve grown our line to offer a total workspace solution, our crews have evolved their skill sets to recognize even the small details on every product that should be fine-tuned and inspected before a piece is approved to be shipped. In the video above, we take a peek into our facilities to get a look at the day-to-day of our manufacturing teams and the crucial role they play in our organization.


We own and operate our manufacturing facilities in San Leandro and Suffolk, which total 800,000 square feet. Our crews combine technology and craftsmanship to cut, join, upholster, assemble, inspect, and finish at the highest level of quality and ability.

From the materials we use to the facilities themselves, we embrace a green sensibility in our operations. LED-sensory lights in the warehouses and factories turn off when crews aren’t active in certain areas and turn on when they walk in. Our products start with recycled materials, wood byproducts sourced from providers that don’t harm endangered species or environments, and composite wood that meets or exceeds California’s standards to reduce formaldehyde emissions. We also blend recycled polyester fibers into our fabrics and reconfigure designs to maximize yardage per roll. We believe our operations can be efficient while also being mindful of the environment.


Our list of showrooms is expanding and is the next step to delivering the Fríant experience to even more clients. With our San Leandro and Costa Mesa locations on the West Coast, our Atlanta and Suffolk locations on the East Coast, and our first global location in Shanghai, we’re looking to the future and how we can continue to introduce our products to the world by allowing our clients to touch, see, and feel them in person.


We work to make the process from concept to final product as simple and streamlined as possible. Our design team is here to assist in bringing your vision to life, whether it begins with a sketch or formal plans being established. We’re here to help our clients build a workspace and environment that fits their exact needs.

This is Fríant — all workstyles welcome.



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