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MILAN — Ergonomics leader Humanscale will exhibit its latest designs at SaloneUfficio, International Workspace Exhibition within Salone Internazionale del Mobile at the Milan Furniture Fair 2013, which is the largest trade fair of its kind. Humanscale will showcase the Float™ height-adjustable table, the Element Disc™ task light, M/Flex™ monitor support system and the Diffrient Smart™ task chair at the Fair.
Humanscale created the Float height-adjustable table to complement any interior while encouraging a healthy lifestyle. With recent research suggesting sitting all day is harmful to one’s health, height-adjustable work surfaces like Float are more essential than ever to a healthy work environment. The Float height-adjustable table leads this category combining function and form to deliver a perfect office tool. Its adjustability covers a vast range of heights (51 cm of height adjustability) and weights (up to 59 kg of desktop weight which includes the tabletop) all while maintaining a streamlined look. The table’s unique counterbalance mechanism that provides constant counter-weighting force enables simple, one-hand weight adjustment, and fluid height adjustment for ergonomic sit-stand usage—all without the use of an obstructive crossbeam or a cumbersome crank. It is also built with measures to prevent the possibility of injury―its innovative safety feature only allows adjustment when the desktop and contents are properly balanced. Additionally, it accommodates a range of tabletop widths from 122 cm to 183 cm, and can be used with any manufacturer’s tabletops to ensure aesthetic consistency with any installed or specified systems furniture. Float is composed predominantly of recyclable steel and is designed with minimal parts and manufacturing processes. Unlike electric-powered height-adjustable tables, it is able to balance the table’s load without using energy, which makes it exceptionally sustainable.
Humanscale, long a pioneer in embracing dual-source lighting—a solution that is increasingly gaining more attention—offers an array of products that address the need for adjustable LED task lighting. After first presenting Thin Film LED Technology—which creates an ultra-wide footprint of warm, glare-free light that casts only one shadow on the work surface—in its sleek Horizon™ LED task light, Humanscale debuted the easily adjustable Element Disc LED task light. Providing complete user control, it features intuitive, smart dimming functionality, which affords the user seven levels of brightness and uses memory to save the last preferred light setting selected by the user. For exceptional sustainability, the Element Disc LED task light is equipped with a passive infrared (PIR) occupancy sensor, which automatically turns the light off or on when the user leaves or enters the area. Even when not in use, it is an object of beauty, folding into a nesting position with its lamp head gracefully echoing the shape of its base.
To accommodate the varied needs of computer users, Humanscale developed the M/Flex monitor support system, which supports six monitors from a single post and up to 12 monitors on two posts united via crossbars. With its innovative design, users can choose a scalable platform to accommodate many monitor display applications (and their various specific hardware, desk configurations or multiple monitor requirements), including notebooks, touchscreens and monitors in a wide range of weights. All M/Flex monitor support systems use the award-winning M2™ and M8™ monitor arm components, which can accommodate many configurations to meet the user’s exact requirements. The scalable M/Flex monitor support system is an eco-conscious, long-lasting solution. With fewer parts, it is tremendously durable, since there are fewer components that can wear out or break over time. By utilising fewer parts, it is also lighter and smaller, which means that less material and energy are used in the manufacturing and shipping of the product.
And for exceptional ergonomic comfort with stylish flair, Humanscale presents the Diffrient Smart task chair, which combines Humanscale’s signature weight-sensitive recline, Form-Sensing Mesh Technology and ultimate ease of use in a striking design. With its distinctive lines, the Diffrient Smart chair delivers a clean, timeless aesthetic in a task chair that prioritises simplicity and performance. It will be available in the near future.
Experience these innovations in person by visiting hall 22, stand c23 at the Milan Fairgrounds in Rho.
To learn more about Humanscale’s advanced solutions, visit www.humanscale.com or call 800-400-0625.
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 140 prestigious awards since 2007 and featured in various museums such as The Museum of Modern Art.
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