Humanscale to Show Pony Saddle Seat at HIMSS 2011

A Comfortable and Space-Efficient Stool for Healthcare Providers


Karen Brooking

New York, February 18, 2011 —Humanscale will display the Pony Saddle Seat at the 2011 HIMSS Conference and Exhibition, February 21-23 in Orlando, Fla. Ideal for healthcare environments, the Pony Saddle provides effortless ergonomic comfort and valuable space savings in fast-paced, compact work spaces.

Created by the legendary industrial designer Niels Diffrient, the Pony Saddle is part of Humanscale’s award-winning Freedom seating line. Featuring a triangular cushion that encourages users to sit in a “saddle” posture, which puts the spine into a healthy lordotic curve and reduces pressure points for long-term comfort, the Pony Saddle offers a compact 16-inch seat width—perfect for tight spaces found in healthcare work spaces. Its small size allows it to be stored out of the way, be easily accessible, and offer caregivers the ability to move in close proximity to their patients or to any task at hand.

Humanscale offers several textiles options for the Pony Saddle that were designed to accommodate the specific demands of healthcare environments. Engineered for exceptional beauty, durability and sustainability, Spirit Millennium, Lotus and Promessa textiles are antimicrobial and have easy-to-clean surfaces that are well-suited for healthcare applications.  Humanscale also offers Acqua, a healthcare-friendly leather, from Spinneybeck.

An environmentally sensitive design, the Greenguard Certified Pony Saddle contains 59% recycled and 90% recyclable content. Made predominantly of aluminum, the stool weighs just 12 pounds and ships blanket-wrapped or in recycled packaging.

For more information about Humanscale, including the Humanscale Healthcare range of products, please 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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