Humanscale Redefines the Hospitality Seating Category with the Mode™ Chair

Ergonomic Seating Leader Creates Comfortable Banquet Chair with Unique, Sleek Aesthetic


Caroline Andoscia
212-475-2122 ext. 701

NEW YORK — Humanscale, the premier designer and manufacturer of ergonomic solutions, introduces its newest innovation, the Mode chair.  Lightweight, stackable and durable, Mode combines a sleek look with unmatched ergonomic comfort. This new chair is ideal for hospitality and conferencing environments and will be available starting January 2014.

Traditional hospitality chairs often feature a dated aesthetic and provide limited comfort for the user. According to a 2011 study conducted by Pricewaterhousecoopers, 1.8 million meetings are held per year, usually at hotels. Therefore, it is imperative that hospitality and conferencing venues use seating that will put users at ease. During extended sessions, users report that they feel more receptive and engaged when they are comfortable in their chairs. And the look of the chair is as integral to the overall experience of the attendee, as well, since it reflects the values and ethos of the meeting holder.

Mode sets a new benchmark in this category. With more than 10 years of experience in creating high-performance, intuitive ergonomic seating, Humanscale brings innovation and foresight to the hospitality arena. Humanscale’s well-known commitment to creating comfortable settings is manifested in Mode’s unique attributes. With contoured cushions that support the body’s natural curves, the chair provides custom lumbar support. Its waterfall seat edge reduces pressure on the back of the knees, contributing to a more comfortable sitting experience. As the company that advocates for users to lean back in their chairs for maximum health and comfort, Humanscale has included a dynamic recline mechanism that flexes up to 12 degrees to match the body’s natural movements and reduce disc pressure on the back. All these standard features allow users to sit back and relax in their chairs during meetings or events.

In addition to its extraordinary comfort, Mode complements any contemporary setting. With sleek, elegant lines that make the chair unique to this category, Mode seamlessly integrates into environments ranging from meeting rooms to banquet settings. Its optional retractable ganging device, which connects chairs to one another, can be hidden under the chair when not in use, minimizing visual distractions. And Mode’s unobtrusive, back-of-chair hand hold allows for easy handling. Offering the ability to readily update the aesthetic of the chair, Mode’s modular cushions and covers can be easily replaced. With numerous finish and textile selections, Mode can be customized to aesthetically match any setting or purpose.

For additional expediency, Mode is lightweight, allowing facilities crews to easily set up or break down a room. Weighing just 16 pounds without arms (and 17.5 pounds with fixed arms), the chair is made from an aluminum and glass-filled nylon frame, which makes it easy to handle and extremely portable for quick moves and transitions. The cushions weigh 2.5 pounds or less, minimizing shipping costs when updating or replacing them. Due to its lightweight construction, Mode can be stacked up to 10 chairs high and transported using the Mode dolly.

Mode is a chair that the user can rely on. With a built-in edge guard to protect the back cushions, Mode offers durability to the user. Constructed for ultimate strength and robustness, Mode’s legs are covered with powder coat paints that are commonly used in exterior applications where durability is critical and are specifically formulated to protect against cracking, peeling, impact, abrasion and corrosion. For complete ease of mind, Mode has a 10-year warranty, and a network of sales and support staff are available to quickly address any issues the user may have.

Mode joins an elite line-up of chairs offered by Humanscale. From executive task seating such as the Freedom® Headrest to stylish side chairs such as Liberty® Side, Humanscale provides hospitality and conferencing venues with an ample selection of aesthetics and levels of performance. Keeping in step with Humanscale’s guiding principles of performance, simplicity and beauty, Mode sets a new bar in hospitality seating.

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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