Humanscale Previews Trea Guest Chair At Milan Furniture Fair 2011


Karen Brooking
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LONDON, April 2011 - Humanscale will feature an exciting new multi-purpose chair at the 2011 Milan Furniture Fair, Italy. Complementing the elegant design and unsurpassed comfort of Humanscale’s Freedom, Liberty and Diffrient World task seating, the Trea chair’s clean aesthetics, comfortable sit and multipurpose function will be a welcome addition to any professional setting.

Designed by Todd Bracher, the Trea chair achieves high-performance functionality in the simplest, most elegant design possible. From the chair’s inception, Bracher intended that “as in natural selection, the design should express only what is necessary and essential.” Building on Bracher’s vision for Trea, the Humanscale Design Studio incorporated its trademark ergonomic comfort and performance into the chair while concealing its advanced engineering to maintain the chair’s immaculate aesthetics. A seamless combination of form and function, Trea’s visual restraint and natural comfort will make it an ideal guest or multi-purpose seating solution for most any space.

Fundamental to Trea’s performance is Humanscale’s innovative Solid State recline mechanism. Hidden at the junction of the seat and backrest, this unique mechanism discretely mimics the hips’ natural movements during recline to provide easy postural changes, enhanced upper body support and unexpected comfort in a multi-purpose chair.

As part of Humanscale’s long-standing commitment to sustainability and in keeping with Humanscale’s design philosophy, the Trea chair was designed and engineered to consume less of the Earth’s limited resources. Using post-consumer plastic, the Trea chair will contain the highest possible amounts of recycled and recyclable materials. With only five main parts and minor hardware, Trea’s light weight and minimal-part design further reduce its carbon footprint.
Trea is targeted for availability in mid-2011 and will debut in several seat and back shell colour options. It will also be offered with an optional upholstered seat cushion for enhanced comfort and specifier flexibility.

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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.

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