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Buildings Magazine Selects Cinto as Top Product Pick

Award-Winning Stacking Chair To Be Featured in June 2007 Issue

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NEW YORK, May 22, 2007 — Humanscale’s award-winning Cinto chair will be featured in the June 2007 issue of Buildings magazine as an Editors’ Choice – Top Product Pick for 2007. The innovative and environmentally conscious stacking chair—designed to fill a gap for ergonomically designed seating in the low- to mid-priced category—was selected as one of the most intriguing and innovative products available to the publication’s readers for the development, construction, modernization, management, and operation of commercial buildings and facilities.

Buildings’ editorial staff and a panel of facilities professionals evaluated thousands of products for the Editor’s Choice feature. Cinto was among the elite 100 chosen for the Top Product Pick designation. Selection criteria included aesthetics, ease of use, durability/life-cycle, efficiency or applicability, universal appeal, and sustainable/green elements.

Buildings serves 72,000 building owners and professional facilities managers—the decision-makers in commercial, institutional and governmental real estate in North America. The June issue of the publication will include a description and photo of Cinto and other Top Product Picks, as well as editorial commentary.

Designed by the Humanscale Design Studio, Cinto’s novel and patent-pending design and manufacturing innovations set a new bar for value-priced ergonomic seating. 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. In addition, Cinto’s seat pan features a pattern of surface cutouts that flex independently under the sitting bones to evenly distribute the sitter's weight and reduce pressure points.

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 and 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 life. Humanscale will retrieve the chair and evaluate its metal components for re-use or recycling, while the plastic components will be recycled for use in new Cinto chairs.

In addition to its selection as a Buildings Top Product Pick, Cinto earned a 2006 GOOD DESIGN™ Award in the Furniture category from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. Cinto was also honored in the “Editors’ Choice, Seating” feature in the November/December 2006 issue of Interiors & Sources.

Cinto will be among the innovative ergonomic products exhibited by Humanscale at the upcoming NeoCon World’s Trade Fair 2007 in Chicago. See Humanscale’s newest solutions for a comfortable place to work at the Merchandise Mart, showroom 351, June 11 – 13.

For more information about Humanscale and the company’s full range of ergonomic solutions, visit www.humanscale.com 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.

 For more information on Humanscale and our products, visit www.humanscale.com.

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