Humanscale Marks 30 Years of Innovation

Sophisticated Diffrient World Chair Launches to International Market

To celebrate 30 years of innovation, Humanscale will launch the Diffrient World chair to the international market, further reinforcing the company’s status as the pioneer in the field of ergonomics. Since its founding in 1983, Humanscale has upheld its commitment to performance, simplicity and beauty, with every product designed building on the ethos that work tools should adjust to the user, not the other way around.

From the outset, Humanscale has created groundbreaking products that make work more comfortable. Beginning with the introduction of ergonomic accessories in the early 1980s, Humanscale followed with its high-performance keyboard systems in 1993. Featuring the first self-locking negative-tilt keyboard systems and eliminating knee-clearance issues, the keyboard systems marked the beginnings of Humanscale’s rise as an ergonomics innovator.

Humanscale revolutionized task seating with the launch of the Freedom chair in 1999, designed by the esteemed Niels Diffrient. With effortless use, unprecedented functionality and a timeless aesthetic, it wowed the furniture industry and put Humanscale on the map as a true pioneer for workplace ergonomics.

In 2002, Humanscale introduced monitor arms to its range with the M7 monitor arm. Helping to clear valuable desk space by lifting the monitor off the work surface and offering flexible positioning, the monitor arms confirmed Humanscale’s reputation for producing innovative ergonomic designs.

Humanscale entered the healthcare market in 2008, applying ergonomics to the point of care. Offering solutions to support caregivers and facilitate patient-caregiver interactions, Humanscale’s healthcare products maximize comfort and minimize health risks, so caregivers can focus on what matters most: the patient.

The following year, Humanscale branched into lighting with the Element LED task light. A landmark design, the Element light overcame the weaknesses of traditional LEDs by using single-source LED technology, setting a new benchmark for task lighting in work environments.

With the launch of the Float height-adjustable table in 2012, Humanscale solved the fundamental problem with height-adjustable tables: people do not use them as they were intended to be used. Its counterbalance mechanism that provides constant counter-weighting force enables a fluid transition between sitting and standing, making adjusting the table as easy as standing up. 

Since the beginning, Humanscale has been a leader in the field of ergonomics. With each design added to its range, Humanscale products help to make work, home and healthcare spaces more comfortable, productive and healthy.

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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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