Humanscale Products Earn Green GOOD DESIGN Awards

Horizon LED Task Light and Personal Zone Air Purifier Recognized for Sustainable Design


Karen Brooking

NOTE: ZŌN was known as The Humanscale Personal Zone Air Purifier at the time of this release.

NEW YORK, July 1, 2011 — Humanscale’s personal zone air purifier and Horizon LED Task Light have each received a 2011 Green GOOD DESIGN Award. Among hundreds of submissions from more than 20 nations worldwide, the energy-efficient personal zone air purifier and revolutionary task light were selected as outstanding examples of green design.

The Green GOOD DESIGN Awards are organized by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. According to Kieran Conlon, Director and COO of The European Centre, Green GOOD DESIGN's mission is “to find the most innovative design approach for new products, buildings, and environments that center on the idea of repairing our world with sustainable and ecological alternatives.”

As such, earning a Green GOOD DESIGN award is a tribute to the incredible sustainability of the personal zone air purifier and Horizon LED task light—two of the greenest products in their respective categories.

Having recently been awarded Energy Star certification, the Humanscale personal zone air purifier is 2.5 times more efficient than Energy Star requirements, produces zero ozone and is also the only air purifier to offer recyclable filters. Its targeted approach to air purification is both more efficient and more effective than that of traditional room air purifiers. The personal zone air purifier silently and unobtrusively filters out more than 99% of airborne contaminants of all sizes—dust, smoke, bacteria, allergens, smog, viruses, and even Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) like formaldehyde—for the cleanest air possible. And more importantly, it promotes health from the inside out. At home or at work, users are able to breathe ultra clean air wherever they spend large portions of their time—such as working on their computer, watching TV or asleep in bed.

Engineered for incredible efficiency and hassle-free operation over its life span, the striking Horizon task light, featuring Thin Film LED Technology, consumes only nine watts of power and is rated for up to 50,000 hours of use, equal to 25 years in most single-shift work environments. Its advanced design dramatically minimizes the number of components and simplifies disassembly—making it one of the most environmentally-friendly task lights available. Horizon is made from 28% recycled and 99% recyclable material.

In spring 2012, The European Centre and the Chicago Athenaeum will organize a special Conference on the Environment and the winning 2011 Green GOOD DESIGN products and buildings will be exhibited.

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For more information about Humanscale’s Horizon LED Task Light, visit and to learn more about the Humanscale Personal Zone Air Purifier, 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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