September 02, 2010
Humanscale’s Diffrient World Chair
Made from just eight major parts and weighing only 25 pounds, the Diffrient World Chair by famed designer Niels Diffrient, utilizes two frame components, the user’s body weight, and the laws of physics to achieve mechanism-free recline action that automatically adjusts to the needs of each user. The chair’s minimal-part design requires 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 simple design makes dis-assembly a snap so that 97% of its components can easily be recycled. Hitting the market in the next few weeks, the World Chair comes fully decorated with honors.
— ‘Best of the Best’ distinction from the prestigious Red Dot Awards
— Gold IIDEX Innovation Award at IIDEX/NeoCon Canada 2009
— 2009 Citation of Excellence from the Buildings magazine Product Innovations Awards
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