Humanscale to Exhibit Latest Designs at NeoCon 2013

Groundbreaking Innovations, Such as Diffrient Smart™, to Be Displayed


Martin Higgins
Andoscia Communications
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Chicago, June 10, 2013 – At this year’s NeoCon, ergonomics leader Humanscale will exhibit products that embody the central tenets of the brand: performance, simplicity and beauty. As America’s largest design exhibition, NeoCon expects to host 40,000 architecture and design professionals in more than 700 showrooms and exhibitions this year. Visitors to the Humanscale showroom will have the opportunity to experience the company’s newest product, the Diffrient Smart task chair, as well as the Float™ height-adjustable table and the Element Disc™ task light.

With its official launch in July, the Diffrient Smart chair is the latest addition to Humanscale’s award-winning task seating line. Designed by Niels Diffrient, it features Humanscale’s patented weight-sensitive recline mechanism that automatically adjusts to the body weight of each individual to provide perfect recline support—without the need for training, instructions or even manual adjustments. The backrest uses Form-Sensing Mesh Technology, providing effortless lumbar support while offering ultimate ease of use.

The Float height-adjustable table was created to promote movement and a healthy lifestyle. With a unique counterbalance mechanism that provides constant counter-weighting force, it enables simple, one-hand weight adjustment, and easy height adjustment for ergonomic sit-stand usage—all without the use of an obstructive crossbeam, electricity or a cumbersome crank. The Float height-adjustable table is also built with measures to prevent the possibility of injury; its innovative safety feature only allows adjustment when the desktop and contents are properly balanced. It accommodates a range of tabletop widths from 48 inches to 72 inches and can be used with any manufacturer’s tabletops to ensure aesthetic consistency with any installed or specified furniture systems. Made for a long life, the Float  height-adjustable table is composed predominantly of recyclable steel and is designed with minimal parts and manufacturing processes. Unlike electric-powered height-adjustable tables, it is able to balance the table’s load without using energy, which makes it exceptionally sustainable.

Humanscale will also show the Element Disc LED task light, which offers customizable illumination and fingertip adjustability. Providing complete user control, it features intuitive, smart dimming functionality, which affords the user seven levels of brightness and uses memory to save the last preferred light setting selected by the user. Creating an ultra-wide footprint of warm, glare-free light, the Element Disc LED task light uses innovative Thin Film LED Technology that was first manifested in the award-winning Horizon™ LED task light. For exceptional sustainability, it is equipped with a passive infrared (PIR) occupancy sensor, which automatically turns the light off or on when the user leaves or enters the area.

These and other innovations can be experienced in person at showroom 351. For more information about Humanscale’s ergonomic solutions, visit or call 800-400-0625.

About Humanscale

Humanscale is the leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance ergonomic products that improve the health and comfort of work life. Through leveraging new technology in functional yet minimal designs, Humanscale transforms traditional offices into active, intelligent workspaces. Committed to making a net positive impact on the earth as well as our customers, Humanscale offers award-winning products designed with a focus on function, simplicity and longevity. 

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