Featured Manufacturer: Humanscale
Since their founding in 1983, Humanscale has built a solid reputation—and amassed an impressive trophy collection—as a design and innovation leader. Humanscale's mission is to develop high-performance ergonomic office tools that solve functional problems as simply and elegantly as possible. Humanscale was notably recognized by the design community in 2004 when they were named by I.D. magazine as one of ten "best companies" worldwide that "help push design forward."
In 1999, Humanscale took the contract furniture industry by storm with the introduction of the Freedom chair, designed by ergonomics pioneer Niels Diffrient. The revolutionary seating solution broke new ground by combining unprecedented functionality with minimal manual controls, utilizing dynamic mechanisms that respond to the requirements of each individual user automatically. In 2009, Humanscale sold its millionth Freedom chair.
Humanscale abides by the philosophy that good design achieves more with less. That's why Humanscale designs products that solve functional problems as simply and elegantly as possible, while consuming less of the Earth's limited resources. Virtually all Humanscale products can be integral to the achievement of LEED credits.
Most recently, Humanscale's personal zone air purifier and Horizon LED Task Light 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.