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Humanscale Features Diffrient World Chair at Milan Furniture Fair

Award-Winning Task Chair Combines Exceptional Simplicity, Performance and Sustainability

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LONDON, March 2011 - Humanscale’s Diffrient World chair by legendary designer Niels Diffrient will be on display at the 2011 Milan Furniture Fair, 12th-18th April, Italy. Representing ultimate simplicity in a high-performance task chair, Diffrient World sets an exciting new bar in sustainable task seating design, due in great part to a significant new advance in dynamic recline technology.

Made from just eight major parts and weighing only 11.3kgs, the Diffrient World chair achieves Humanscale’s signature weight-sensitive recline through an innovative new design that functions without a mechanism. Utilising two frame components, the user’s body weight, and the laws of physics, the Diffrient World chair’s mech-free recline action automatically adjusts to the needs of each user, offering appropriate levels of resistance without unnecessary locks, dials or manual controls.

Like its older sibling, the award-winning Liberty chair, the Diffrient World chair features Form-Sensing Mesh Technology that ensures perfect lumbar support for every user without the bulky and often uncomfortable external lumbar devices found on all other mesh chairs. Additionally, a mesh seat pan with a frameless front edge provides soft support under the thighs for all-day sitting comfort.

By achieving high levels of performance and functionality with just 80 parts overall - less than one-third the parts of traditional task chairs - the Diffrient World chair is assured of long-term durability that far exceeds its competitors. With fewer parts, controls and mechanisms, the Diffrient World chair has fewer things that can go wrong over time. As such, it is backed by an industry-best 15-year, 24/7 warranty.

The chair’s ultra-light weight and minimal-part design require significantly less raw material and fewer manufacturing processes than its competitors. As a result, two to three Diffrient World chairs have the same overall environmental impact as a single traditional task chair. Its durability and modularity - for easy in-field upgrades - further minimise its carbon footprint to ensure a long life of service. And when the chair does finally need to be replaced, its simple design makes disassembly a snap so that 97% of its components can easily be recycled.

The Diffrient World chair offers fixed or adjustable armrests that move with the sitter for continuous ergonomic support during recline. An armless model is also available, along with an optional upholstered seat cushion. The chair will debut in a variety of mesh styles and colours, along with three frame colour options: Black, White and Gray.

The recipient of the ‘Best of the Best’ distinction from the prestigious Red Dot Awards, a Gold IIDEX Innovation Award at IIDEX/NeoCon Canada 2009 and a 2009 Citation of Excellence from the Buildings magazine Product Innovations Awards, the Diffrient World chair carries a list price starting at $740.

For more information about Humanscale and its full range of ergonomic solutions, visit www.humanscale.com or call +1 212 353 1383.


LONDRA, Marzo 2011 – Diffrient World di Humanscale progettata dal leggendario Niels Diffrient, rappresenta una nuova sfida nell’ambito della tecnologia avanzata oltre che sostenibile e verrà esposta al Salone del Mobile di Milano, dal 12 al 17 aprile. Esemplare per semplicità grazie al suo voler “ essere essenziale “  è molto apprezzata per il comfort della rete sedile e schienale.

Costituita solamente da otto parti principali e con un peso di appena 11 kg, Diffrient World si adatta, durante i movimenti, alla corporatura / peso dell’ operatore. Progettata con due soli telai, si regola automaticamente offrendo una confortevole postura assisa senza nessun tipo di controllo manuale, a volte complicato.

Come la sua “ sorella maggiore “ la pluripremiata Liberty, Diffrient World si caratterizza per la tecnologia Form-Sensing Mesh che assicura un spontaneo supporto al tratto lombare senza la necessità di regolare un dispositivo esterno. Inoltre il sedile in rete, con un bordo anteriore privo di telaio rigido, sostiene con naturalezza la parte posteriore delle cosce, evitando qualsiasi tipo di fastidiosa compressione.

Diffrient World raggiunge elevati livelli prestazionali e funzionali con solo 80 parti component ( comprese tutte le viti )  meno di un terzo della media di altri prodotti del comparto seating. Facile prevedere una maggiore durata nel tempo: utilizzando una quantità minima di parti componenti, servocomandi e meccanismi, Diffrient World non necessità di una manutenzione specifica riducendo veramente al minimo eventuali rischi di “ rotture “.

Diffrient World è disponibile con braccioli fissi o regolabili ma anche senza. Bella e confortevole con finiture e colori delle reti molto gradevoli e moderne, dispone di tre opzioni per basi e telai: nero, bianco e grigio. In opzione anche il sedile imbottito e rivestito.

Diffrient World ha ricevuto: il Premio “ Best of the Best “ il prestigioso Red Dot Award ed il Premio Gold IIDEX Innovation Award at IIDEX/NeoCon Canada 2009 oltre una Menzione d’Onore 2009 dalla rivista Buildings che assegna riconoscimenti alle innovazioni più evidenti.

About Humanscale

Humanscale is the premier designer and manufacturer of ergonomic products that improve the health and comfort of work life. Achieving more with less, Humanscale’s product designs have been honored with more than 150 prestigious awards since 2007 and featured in various museums such as The Museum of Modern Art.

 For more information on Humanscale and our products, visit www.humanscale.com.

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