Humanscale is the leading designer and manufacturer of ergonomic products that improve the health and comfort of work life.
Their award-winning office solutions, including self-adjusting seating, sit/stand desks, monitor arms and task lighting, inspire movement and support the user in every posture.
The Humanscale Design Studio, based in New York City, abides by the philosophy that good design achieves more with less. Function, simplicity, longevity and sustainability are at the core of all of their designs. When thinking through the design and manufacturing of each product, the materials and resources used are carefully considered, in aim of creating an over Net Positive impact.
The ever-growing deluge of plastic pollution in our oceans has a tremendous impact on human health and the health of our natural environment. 8 million tonnes of plastic waste enter the ocean each year, 640,000 tonnes of fishing nets enter the ocean each year, the amount of plastic pollution in the ocean will surpass the amount of fish by 2050 if nothing changes, and fishing nets are identified as the most harmful form of ocean plastic pollution. Recycling and repurposing plastic keeps it out of the ocean and helps to mitigate many environmental issues. In addition to partnering with Bureo to protect our oceans, Humanscale is a founding partner of the NextWave Initiative. Led by Lonely Whale, this consortium includes companies such as Dell and GM and is focused on developing a distribution web that would support the reuse and repurposing of plastic before it ever reaches the ocean.
Humanscale are known for their history of collaboration with the legendary Niels Diffrient, who designed many of their task chairs, including the iconic Freedom chair - the first self-adjusting chair without manual knobs and levers. They also partner with other esteemed industrial designers, including Don Chadwick and Don Bracher. Their innovations have been honoured with more than 200 prestigious awards since 2007 and featured in various museums, such as the Museum of Modern Art.
“Partnering with Humanscale allows us to offer the most amazing and innovative ergonomic products to our customers with absolute confidence that they are the very best ergonomic products currently available anywhere in the world."