Humanscale to Exhibit Latest Designs at NeoCon 2013
Groundbreaking Innovations, Such as Diffrient Smart™, to Be Displayed
Chicago, June 10, 2013 – At this year’s NeoCon, ergonomics leader Humanscale will exhibit products that embody the central tenets of the brand: performance, simplicity and beauty. As America’s largest design exhibition, NeoCon expects to host 40,000 architecture and design professionals in more than 700 showrooms and exhibitions this year. Visitors to the Humanscale showroom will have the opportunity to experience the company’s newest product, the Diffrient Smart task chair, as well as the Float™ height-adjustable table and the Element Disc™ task light.
With its official launch in July, Diffrient Smart is the latest addition to Humanscale’s award-winning task seating line. Designed by Niels Diffrient, Diffrient Smart features Humanscale’s patented weight-sensitive recline mechanism that automatically adjusts to the body weight of each individual to provide perfect recline support—without the need for training, instructions or even manual adjustments. The backrest uses Form-Sensing Mesh Technology, providing effortless lumbar support while offering ultimate ease of use.
Float was created to promote movement and a healthy lifestyle. With unique constant-force technology, Float enables simple, one-hand weight adjustment, and easy height adjustment for ergonomic sit-stand usage—all without the use of an obstructive crossbeam, electricity or a cumbersome crank. Float 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. Float accommodates a range of tabletop widths from 48 inches to 72 inches and can be used with any manufacturer’s tabletops to ensure aesthetic consistency with any installed or specified furniture systems. Made for a long life, Float is composed predominantly of recyclable steel and is designed with minimal parts and manufacturing processes. Unlike electric-powered height-adjustable tables, Float is able to balance the table’s load without using energy, which makes it exceptionally sustainable.
Humanscale will also show Element Disc, a task light that offers customizable illumination and fingertip adjustability. Providing complete user control, Element Disc 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. Creating an ultra-wide footprint of warm, glare-free light, Element Disc uses innovative Thin Film LED Technology™ that was first manifested in the award-winning Horizon™ task light. For exceptional sustainability, Element Disc 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.
These and other innovations can be experienced in person at showroom 351. For more information about Humanscale’s ergonomic 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 150 prestigious awards since 2007 and featured in various museums such as The Museum of Modern Art.
For more information on Humanscale and our products, visit www.humanscale.com.