Horizon LED Task Light Earns Prestigious Gold IDA Award

Humanscale Personal Zone Air Purifier Honored with IDA Silver


Karen Brooking

NEW YORK, April 5, 2011 — The Humanscale Horizon LED task light designed by Peter Stathis and Michael McCoy has earned a First Prize in the Home Interior Products category of the International Design Awards, while the Humanscale personal zone air purifier by the Humanscale Design Studio has garnered a Second Prize in the Sustainable Living/Environmental Preservation category. Both innovations feature groundbreaking new technology in their respective categories, along with sophisticated good looks.

The International Design Awards exist to celebrate the world's most visionary designers, discover new and emerging talent, and promote the appreciation of design worldwide. Architects and designers of interiors, fashion, products, and graphics submitted entries from more than 65 countries for IDA’s rigorous judging process by a distinguished panel of jurors.

The first task light to utilize Thin Film LED Technology, Horizon delivers a striking combination of form and function. Using a series of high-intensity LEDs surrounding several layers of polycarbonate and optical films, Horizon produces an ultra-wide footprint of warm, glare-free 3000K light. And its minimalist design leaves no exposed wiring or mechanical fasteners to distract from its luminous beauty. The IDA represents Horizon’s 8th prestigious design citation, including a Red Dot Award for its sophisticated technology and chic form.

The Humanscale personal zone air purifier is the world’s first device that purifies air on a personal level, enveloping the user in a bubble of ultra-clean air while offering silent, breeze-free, and ozone-free operation. Featuring incredible air purifying performance that removes more than 99% of airborne toxins, allergens, bacteria, viruses and more, the personal zone air purifier is small enough to easily fit on desks, side tables and night stands. Its many other honors include Appliance DESIGN’s Excellence in Design Award and a Best of NeoCon Gold.

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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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