Humanscale’s ZŌN Named One of 100 Best New Home Products of 2011 by This Old House

Groundbreaking Air Purifier Listed as Product “With Real Value”


Karen Brooking 

NEW YORK, October 31, 2011 — The November/December issue of This Old House features Humanscale’s ZŌN personal air purifier in the Home Tech category of the “TOH Top 100,” a list of the 100 best new home products of the year. The editors hunted extensively for the most unique, helpful, and current home products in seven categories: Kitchen, Bath, Tools, Building Products, Outdoor Living, Home Tech, and Finishing Touches. The 2011 list marks the first annual TOH Top 100 and includes items for people who love old houses and appreciate new and interesting ways to enhance them. "This isn't just a list of new products—they're products with real value,” says Scott Omelianuk, Editor of This Old House.

This Old House Ventures Inc. is America’s premier home enthusiast brand, netting 50 million multi-media impressions each month through its award-winning television, print, and web properties. The leading consumer publication for home how-to and inspiration, the award-winning This Old House magazine has a circulation of 950,000 and reaches an audience of almost six million.

A much-needed solution for improving indoor air quality, Humanscale's ZŌN personal air purifier does what no other air purifier can do: target the user’s breathing zone with the delivery of purified air, while boasting near-silent, breeze-free and ozone-free operation. Using this targeted approach to air purification, ZŌN filters out more than 99% of airborne contaminants of all sizes. According to research conducted by University of Minnesota, this type of targeted air purification is far more effective than the whole room purification attempted by most traditional air purifiers. Recent studies have also proven this directly—results from a test done through Air Quality Sciences showed that a leading brand room air purifier left three times more airborne contaminants of 0.1 microns in the breathing zone than Humanscale’s smaller, targeted air purifier.

The Energy Star certified ZŌN consumes just 23 watts of power and is also the only air purifier to offer recyclable filters. ZŌN’s tightly coiled, vacuumable, high-efficiency particulate filter also offers far more surface area than other air purifying technologies, allowing it to more easily capture the smallest airborne contaminants. With ZŌN, people can breathe ultra-clean air wherever they spend large portions of their time—such as working on their computer, watching television or asleep in bed.

A complete list of the TOH Top 100 can be found at and on newsstands, beginning November 4.

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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.

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