Humanscale to Preview New Lighting Concept at ICFF 2012

Ergonomic Innovators Look to the Future with Lighting Design Using Wireless Power


Karen Brooking

NEW YORK — Humanscale will show a new lighting concept that operates via wireless power at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), May 19 - 22, 2012 in New York, N.Y. The intelligent and advanced   lighting creations will be displayed as a decorative wall sconce that operates with a hidden transmitter and with no batteries or visible wires aiding in their function.

Wireless power is well-known as an ever-increasing trend in consumer electronics. Humanscale Design Studio has created this new design as an elegant manifestation of this forward-thinking approach to power. The form and technology of this creation are beautifully integrated, and every one of its facets is a reflection of the principles of intuitive, sophisticated design that define Humanscale. Its circular, ring-like form, for example, is ideal for efficiently receiving wireless power, while its brass construction is both an effective heat sink and a graceful vehicle for the electronics and the LEDs. Furthermore, the resulting lighted ring or “halo” works on a symbolic level, alluding to the “magic” of the technology. “I think it’s beautiful on several different levels,” said Design Director Mark McKenna. “Essentially, these new lighting designs are pure poetry—a haiku about how this technology can be embodied.”

Humanscale has long been forging the path toward advanced lighting concepts, and these new lighting designs directly reflect the company’s passion for technology and innovation in its simplest form.

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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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