Diffrient World Chair Receives FX Award

Ultra-Simple Task Chair Recognized for ‘Workspace Seating’ Excellence


Karen Brooking


NEW YORK, December 3, 2009 — Humanscale’s newest high-performance task chair, the Diffrient World chair, was honored with an FX International Interior Design Award in the Workspace Seating category. Featuring a significant new advancement in dynamic recline technology, the Diffrient World chair sets an exciting new bar in sustainable task seating.

The prestigious FX International Interior Design Awards evaluate the very best in interior products and projects from both British and international design talent. Organized by FX magazine and judged by an independent panel of design experts, the FX Awards consider notable points of design, material content, and the success of the solution, among other criteria.

Made from just eight major parts and weighing 25 pounds, the Diffrient World chair achieves Humanscale’s signature weight-sensitive recline through a revolutionary new design that functions without a mechanism. Utilizing two frame components, the user’s body weight, and the laws of physics, the Diffrient World chair’s mechanism-free recline action automatically adjusts to the needs of each user to provide appropriate levels of resistance at every point throughout recline.

Like its older sibling, the award-winning Liberty chair, the Diffrient World chair features Form-Sensing Mesh Technology that ensures perfect lumbar support for every user without the external, manually adjusted lumbar devices found on all other mesh chairs. Additionally, a mesh seat pan with a frameless front edge provides all-day comfort with soft support under the thighs.

By achieving high levels of performance and functionality with just 80 total parts—less than one-third the parts of traditional high-performance task chairs—the Diffrient World chair is assured of long-term durability that far exceeds its competitors. Quite simply, fewer parts, controls and mechanisms translate into fewer things that can go wrong over time. As such, the Diffrient World chair is backed by an industry-best 15-year 24/7 warranty.

The Diffrient World chair offers fixed or adjustable armrests that move with the sitter for continuous ergonomic support during recline. An armless model is also available, along with an optional upholstered seat cushion.

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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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