NEW YORK (June 11, 2013) — Niels Diffrient, renowned industrial designer and Humanscale partner for over 16 years, passed away Saturday morning.
Humanscale has been very fortunate to have worked closely with Niels on numerous projects, beginning with the Freedom chair, which debuted in 2000. Since the beginning, Humanscale and Niels shared a passionate belief in the same things—the importance of putting function first, simplicity and maintaining very high standards.
It is wonderfully clear that Niels’ beliefs and values are embodied in his products. As Humanscale shared these values with Niels, his legacy will live on through these products and our shared core beliefs.
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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