Humanscale’s Award-Winning Cinto Now Shipping

Innovative Stacking Chair Offers Unprecedented Comfort and Convenience


Karen Brooking


NEW YORK, June 27, 2008 — Humanscale’s much anticipated, award-winning Cinto chair is now available for purchase. The innovative and environmentally conscious stacking chair fills a gap for ergonomically designed, mid-priced stackable seating.

Cinto’s novel and patent-pending design and manufacturing innovations set a new bar for the category. While most stacking chairs are not conducive to hours of sitting, Cinto provides all-day comfort by flexing and bending with the body. Spanish for “belt,” Cinto features a backrest that is attached to the chair's frame via a flexible belt, allowing the backrest to move with the body to provide ample recline and automatic lumbar support for the vast majority of users. Stress-relief cross-slits on Cinto’s seat pan flex independently under the sitting bones to evenly distribute the user’s weight and reduce pressure points. In addition, air vents on the backrest and seat pan enable air circulation for cool seated comfort.

Available in nine colors—Red, White, Yellow, Taupe, Light Blue, Dark Blue, Light Gray, Gray and Black—to complement a wide range of commercial and residential interiors, Cinto can be configured with or without armrests, with a sled base, or with four legs on either glides or casters. CAL-133 approved plastics and an optional dolly for stacking and moving Cintos are also available. List pricing for the sleek stacker starts at $215.

Created with the environment in mind, Cinto is 100% recyclable. It is made of a steel tube frame, elastomer belt, and injection-molded polypropylene seat and back, and is designed for quick, easy disassembly. Molded into the bottom of each Cinto is a phone number that owners may call when their chair reaches the end of its useful life. Humanscale will provide assistance to owners to help ensure their Cintos get properly recycled.

Developed by the Humanscale Design Studio—a team of more than a dozen international designers and engineers—Cinto takes advantage of cutting-edge manufacturing technology to realize its revolutionary ergonomic design, setting a new bar for high-performance stacking chairs.

The 2007 International Design Awards named Cinto its Product Design of the Year. In addition, Cinto was a First Category Winner and first-place finisher in the Interior Furniture category. The Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization recognized Cinto with a 2007 Good Design Award in its Product Design category. Buildings Magazine named Cinto a Top Product Pick for 2007 while I.D. Magazine recognized the chair with an Honorable Mention in the publication’s 2007 Annual Design Review.

In 2006, Cinto earned a GOOD DESIGN™ Award in the Furniture category from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. The stacking chair also won Silver at Best of IIDEX/NeoCon Canada 2006.

For more information about Humanscale and the company’s full range of ergonomic solutions, visit or call 800-400-0625.

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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