The Humanscale World chair. Advanced ergonomics in an elegant form with far fewer parts and half the weight of most chairs in this category, saving in resources and shipping costs, with a long-lasting simplicity. No amount of recycling equals using less material in the first place.

Winner of the most important international design award, “Best of the Best” Red Dot Award.

Niels Diffrient: Function's Zen Master

Humanscale World chair  Niels Diffrient


The Jefferson chair­—a totally new way to work. With the advancement of the computer, and people in offices experiencing physical and emotional difficulties, a work station that benefits from a posture that alleviates stress.

Jefferson chair, Niels Diffrient

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